Weymouth, Mass.

Taking some time to listen to the quality of your current car stereo system before you buy a new one will help you decide the kind of upgrade you want to make, said Lauren Littlefield at My Audio Sports in Kingston, Mass.

Also, personal taste is a big factor. While younger car-stereo enthusiasts are often looking to add a lot of bass to their speaker systems, getting a high-powered subwoofer and amplifier may be unnecessary if you listen to talk radio most of the time.

Dealerscope profiles the top 10 retail demographic market areas, reporting on 2000 retail entrances and exits, regional economic highlights and outlooks for 2001. 1. New York Entrances and Exits: Due to the enormous success of its Bang & Olufsen showroom opened in 1999 in lower Manhattan, Harvey Electronics opened its second Bang & Olufsen showroom in the NYC metropolitan area in Greenwich, Conn., last October. The showroom is a few blocks from the Greenwich Harvey Electronics. J&R Music World expanded with the opening of its new retail computer store in its Park Row outpost in Manhattan. Wolf Camera opened two "Vision"

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