To Dads, From Dads: 9 Gifts You Need on Your Father's Day Wish List
As time goes by, it gets tougher and tougher to tell your family what to get you for Father's Day. Over the years, you’ve asked for tools, ties, fishing gear, and sports memorabilia… plus every single Tom Clancy and David Baldacci title on the Barnes & Noble's shelves. Or maybe you're shopping for dad and landed here, in search of the perfect Father's Day gift.
Whether you're the gifter or giftee, no need to wrack your brain any longer — the dads of World Wide Stereo are here to help.
Here are the top gifts you'll find on their wish lists this year, from floorstanding speakers to turntables the whole family can enjoy. So sit back, get inspired and take notes — or just share this link with the kids and call it a day. (And when you're done, be sure to stop by the official World Wide Stereo Father's Day Store!)
1. A classic turntable for the vinyl lover...
Rob's Pick: Pro-Ject 1Xpression Carbon Classic Turntable
This is a turntable that can take its rightful place in the center of the family room. The Pro-Ject 1Xpression Carbon Classic is so beautiful, it belongs in the spotlight — and you can bet it’s on my wish list for Father’s Day this year. Made with a heavy aluminum platter and carbon tonearm to reduce resonance, this is a turntable that looks great and ensures your favorite vinyls sound just as incredible as they should. Not only will you get your music, it’s something the whole family can share together. What could be better?" - Rob Marcoccia, Sales & Design Manager
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2. Wireless outdoor entertainment for the grill master...
Dave's Pick: Bowers & Wilkins AM-1 Outdoor Speakers + Denon HEOS wireless amp
Relax outside with your favorite music after manning the grill during family BBQs or doing yard work. With a pair of AM-1 outdoor speakers from Bowers & Wilkins and the Denon HEOS wireless amp, all you have to do is sit back, grab your phone to select a song, and start listening. I also love that when my buddies are over, it's easy for them to join in. They can play their music via Bluetooth without having to download any apps or hop on the family Wi-Fi network. If there is an outdoor TV, the HEOS amp has inputs to accept sound from the cable box or TV — perfect for game day." - Dave Sailer, Sales & Systems Designer
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3. An outdoor landscape speaker system...
Ron's Pick: Sonance Sonarray SR1 Landscape Speaker System
My favorite Fathers Day gift idea? The Sonance Sonarray SR1 landscape speaker system with the extra subwoofer. This system sounds awesome and is great for bigger backyards. To complete it, I recommend the HEOS link wireless preamp. This way, you can play your favorite song from your phone quicker than you can order a shorti hoagie at the local Wawa. If the kids won’t pony up for that, my backup gift idea is the Origin Acoustics AS4.1 landscape audio system. We have this set up at home, paired with a few Planter speakers to blend in with the landscaping. It sounds excellent and is great for our fire pit." - Ron Rumer, Vice President, Sales
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4. A wireless hi-res music system for the techy audiophile...
Adam's Pick: Bowers & Wilkins 704 S2 Floorstanding Speakers + Naim Uniti Atom Integrated Amp
I just really freaking love this unit. The Bowers & Wilkins 704 S2 floorstanding speakers are compact, powerful, and most importantly, sound awesome. The Naim Uniti Atom is an integrated amp with streaming services built right in, all of which is easily controlled from a mobile app (or remote control, if you're old school like that). If you have a diverse music library (digital files, vinyl records), you'll be happy to see connectivity options are plenty — you can stream music from apps like TIDAL and Spotify Connect, or via AirPlay, Chromecast, or Bluetooth. There's also an analog output for connecting to a turntable and an HDMI ARC so you can connect to the TV as well." - Adam Domurad, Sales & System Designer
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5. A sturdy portable Bluetooth speaker...
Patrick's Pick: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 portable Bluetooth speaker
Make it easy to bring your music wherever you go. Bang & Olufsen has a reputation for their beautiful design and incredible sound, and the same goes for the Beoplay A1. This small speaker packs a lot of punch and is quite elegant; the A1 is made from aluminum and comes with a real leather strap so you can easily carry it around. (This alone sets it apart from the usual plastic Bluetooth speakers.) Plus, it sounds great and has a generous battery life of up to 24 hours. The Beoplay A1 is splash and dust resistant and can be controlled from the Beoplay mobile app." - Patrick O'Brien, Sales & System Designer
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6. One receiver that can do it all...
Mario's Pick: Integra DRX 3.2 9.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
Integra's DRX 3.2 9.2 Channel Network AV receiver just landed on the World Wide Stereo shelves, and I can't say enough great things about it. You get built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. All of the HDMI ports are 4K HDCP2.2 ready. There are 9 channels of discrete amplification, so you can have a 5.2.4 Dolby Atmos home theater setup. And if you're a Sonos guy, the DRX 3.2 has been certified by Sonos to seamlessly connect with their products — which means you can stream music from the Sonos app directly to the receiver and enjoy music anywhere. Personally, I love this receiver because I can easily listen to my Pandora stations while watching the Phillies on my TV. And at $1000, the DRX 3.2 is a crazy value." - Mario Patelmo, Sales & System Designer
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7. A groovy pair of retro speakers...
Chad's Pick: Klipsch The Sixes Bookshelf Speakers
The Sixes from Klipsch have the fantastic sound you would expect from a Klipsch product built into an awesome retro cabinet. Best of all? The Sixes include wireless music streaming. When I listen to these, it feels like I'm in the 70’s — yet you're able to stream the Bee Gees. Super cool. If you already have bookshelf speakers, check out Klipsch's The One and The Three. Both are wireless tabletop stereo systems designed with the same retro aesthetic." - Chad Snedaker, Sales & System Designer
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8. Waterproof headphones & MP3 player in one...
Vince's Pick: JBL DIVE Headphones
Whether you're a swimmer, runner, gym rat — or all the above — you have to check out the latest wireless in-ear headphones from JBL. Part of the new Endurance series, the DIVEs have an IPX-7 waterproof rating and a built-in MP3 player that holds up to 1GB of music, or ~200 songs. I love that you can bring these to the gym or go for a run without your phone; it's just one less thing to carry and worry about." - Vince Brooks, Warehouse Manager
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9. The ultimate listening room...
Bob's Pick: McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp & Focal Sopra Floorstanding Speakers
Go with a gift you really don't need, but would really freaking love... like the McIntosh MA252 tube integrated amplifier and Focal Sopra floorstanding speakers. They will look beautiful on display, and deliver a music experience akin to a live concert day after day — and you won't have to step out the door. Just add a high resolution streamer, and you can listen to any song ever created." - Bob Cole, CEO & Founder
Shop the McIntosh MA252 tube amplifier
Shop the Focal Sopra floorstanding speakers
For even more gift ideas, be sure to stop by World Wide Stereo's official Father's Day Store.