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The Absolute Philosophy

At Absolute Theater my business philosophy is pretty simple: Give every customer a great experience. When it comes to work ethic, customer service and helping customers select the best products for their personal needs, my staff and I are dedicated to doing the job right, and doing it right the first time. The Absolute Theater team of seasoned professionals is considered among the best in our business. Each has years of experience and knowledge in all aspects of home theater and A/V sales, service and installation. I know that the reason Absolute Theater has grown is because of our staff. And because of the great job they do, much of our growth has come through referrals from very satisfied customers.

We work closely with manufacturers like Pioneer, Marantz and Epson who visit our store and train us on their new products. It never fails that the feedback I receive on my store and my staff is so positive. They tell me that Absolute Theater has figured it out, that no "big box" store can touch the kind of service and expertise we offer. Well, it's not rocket science, it just common sense. We treat customers the way we want to be treated, and we'll never lose sight of that simple philosophy.

Come meet our staff and see if you don't agree, the Absolute Theater team knows their stuff.

—Dave Robenalt

The Usual Suspects, The Absolute Theater Staff


Dave Robenalt, Owner

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Wow, it seems like it was just yesterday, when in January of '98 I was finalizing plans to open Absolute Theater. I'm Dave Robenalt, owner of Absolute Theater. When I started Absolute Theater, I had a pretty good idea where I wanted to take this business and have been successful in achieving those goals. My 35 plus years of experience in this industry have taught me a lot about what makes a store like ours successful, where others, some much bigger than ours, have failed miserably.

For me, it began as a hobby in the early 70's while attending college. As a musician, music was more of my life than anything else, in fact still is a big part of my life today. I worked at several retail audio stores around Columbus, during school and after college. Finding it almost impossible to leave this industry, I began working for other larger manufactures, such as Harman Industries, developed and oversaw an entire training program for a local retail store chain, and became a Store Manager for one of the largest national, Electronic Retail Store chains. One of my favorite jobs was a high level position with Pioneer Electronics, where I was a corporate Training Manager and worked with the Japanese engineers on product development for the US market. Here, I worked with some of the best people in the Consumer Electronics business today.

After eleven years at our Powell Road location, I decided it was time to give the store a new look, with new exciting products, updated concepts, and a new location (just around the corner). So we have relocated to Sawmill Parkway just south of Powell Road in the Presidential Pointe Center. Stop in and see the new store. Visit our location page to see a map and get directions.



Kyle at the sales counter of our new store.

Kyle at the sales counter of our new store.



Gregg in the basement of a new home installation.

Gregg in the basement of a new home installation.