We welcome your trade-ins! Ask us about a trade-in allowance on the purchase of new equipment.

About Us

Bella Fox

Mascot, Music Enthusiast

Our philosophy is to work one-on-one with each customer to match the best equipment to your needs, desires, and constraints. We strive to create long-term relationships, not one-time sales.

We invite you to come by our store for an audition. You will find a comfortable, low-pressure environment with 4 showrooms. We offer new, demo, and trade-in equipment for sale.

You will be served by our staff, who are as passionate as you are about both music and audio equipment. Our experienced trio of home audio professionals seek out the finest in source components, amplification, and speakers in each price range. Take your time, ask questions, listen at your leisure; we’re here to help.

We are particularly proud of our experience in source equipment. We have extensive knowledge of both analog audio and modern digital streaming. We also have the largest selection of hands-on turntables, phono stages, streamers and DACs in the Middle Atlantic.

Command Performance A/V

Metro Washington DC's top choice for High-Definition Stereo, Home Theater, Acoustic Products and Accessories and one-on-one knowledgeable customer service.
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Command Performance A/V1 day ago
Trade In Of The Week : Gorgeous Totem Forrest in popular mahogany finish, asking only $1999 (these go for +$4K new). Though compact these guys really rock! We've also JUST received trade in Totem Rainmakers (black) AND Totem Model 1 Signatures (mahogany) as well! Looking for used Totems : come see CPAV!!
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Command Performance A/V5 days ago
CPAV is pleased to announce a new addition to our ever expanding personal listening section : Mr. Speakers!

Mr. Speakers is rapidly gaining fame as one of the greatest purveyors of planar magnetic headphones on the market from the likes of both Stereophile's headphone guru, making top honor on his "Wall of Fame" AND a recent rave review in this month's The Absolute Sound where it was called the best closed back headphone! All Mr. Speakers headphones are also proudly made in the USA in San Diego California.

We have on display the new Ether Flow (open back) AND Ether Flow C (closed back) models. When available we will also have the new Aeon model which brings Mr. Speakers legendary sound available at a new lower price point.

If you haven't had a chance to experience the musicality, comfort and warmth that Mr. Speaker's headphone are renowned for - make sure to pay us a visit! CPAV now features the best personal listening range of products in the entire DMV region!

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Command Performance A/V6 days ago
What did you buy this Record Store Day? In case you missed out - CPAV is running an After Record Store Day Sale : 30% off all in-stock LPs - while supplies last!

Here are my RSD purchases - thanks CD Cellar, Blugroovz & CPAV!

RSD releases

Flat Duo Jets : Wild Wild Love box set
One of only 600!

Link Wray : Beans & Fatback
Back on LP since the 70's

Son House : Live at Oberlin College
Thanks Gary for the recommendation!

Curtis Knight & Jimi Hendrix : Live at George's Club 20
Early & rare pre-Experience Hendrix!


Iggy & the Stooges : Telluric Chaos
Live in Tokyo on red & white vinyl!

Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble : Live In the Beginning
Early live SRV!
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Command Performance A/V1 week ago
Record Store Day is now! Please visit our friends at CD Cellar, Blu Groovz Records, Mobius Records and Red Onion Records!

While you're waiting in line - an unlikely homage to vinyl :