How to Finish Audiophile in Escape from Tarkov

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Audiophile is one of the riskiest quests in Escape from Tarkov. Do not worry. It isn’t particularly difficult.

The quest is just locked through a one-use key, which makes it risky to finish. The quest location is also one of the hottest spawns on the map in the Primorsky 46-48 apartments.

This is why, you have to know how to finish Audiophile in Escape from Tarkov first, so you don’t have to waste the key every time you fail to extract.

Plan your routes into the quest building as well as your exit with this comprehensive guide below.


The prerequisite to getting the Audiophile quest is finishing Ballet Lover first from Ragman. You also need the Primorsky 46-49 Skybridge Key for the quest.

The key only has a one-time use, so the key might not be available on the flea market.

However, the key has specific spawns in the Streets of Tarkov map. You have no other options but to either farm the key or have a friend with a key open the room for you.

Primorsky 46-48 Skybridge Key Spawn Location

Credits to Jindouz for the amazing scaled Streets of Tarkov map. You can check Jindouz’s Reddit post of the map here.

The key has multiple spawns inside the pub in the residential zone. The pub is marked on the map.

The key can spawn on the bar counter, the shelves behind the bar, the chairs around the pub, on the couch near the duffle bag, the knocked-over barstool, and on a package box in the hallway.

It doesn’t have a 100% spawn rate, so it might take a few raids to get one.

Audiophile Quest

“I have another detective job for you. I have a client, a very good guy. A rocker. I used to sell their band all sorts of stuff when they were playing in our town!

The guy was in Tarkov when it all started, rehearsing at someone’s crib. And then the evacuation started and all that bullshit. So the guy lost his guitar pick… Yeah, man, you’re gonna go looking for a plectrum.

Why are you so surprised? He got that pick from either Hetfield or that hairy, what’s-his-name… The hairy one, you should know! Too-doo-doo, too-doo-doo-doo-doo… Oh, man, they won’t take you to Guess the Tune.

Anyway, find the plectrum, it’s got the AG initials on it, so you won’t mistake it. You have no idea how much a dude is willing to pay for that plastic shit. An address? If he could remember the address, I’d go to the address myself!”

  • Locate the musician gathering spot on Streets of Tarkov
  • Obtain the engraved guitar pick
  • Hand over the guitar pick

Audiophile Location

The Audiophile quest room is located on the rooftop of the building marked on the map.

There are two staircases to the rooftop, but only one is accessible. You can go over to the other side of the staircase once you enter the building.

There are multiple floors you can loot inside, and the spawns here are pretty valuable too.

Loot the rooms near the hole in the ground (go past the hole) and check the tables, chairs, drawers, the oven, and the floor near the oven. These spots can spawn Bronze Lions, Bitcoins, Golden Skull Rings, and other valuable spawns.

After looting the area, you can go up to the rooftop. Use the map on top for reference because the room is located on the rooftop near the IDEA poster side.

Go across on the rooftop and open the door with the one-use Primorsky 46-48 Skybridge Key.

You can look for valuable loot on the table with the hair brushes in the bedroom. Bitcoins can spawn there. There is also a PC block under the table near the drum set.

Guitar Pick Spawn Locations

Like most of the quests in Streets of Tarkov, we have another interactive loot spawn, where you can find the item in multiple spawn locations.

Spawn 1

Big shelf next to the brown box.

Spawn 2

In the bedroom, on top of the dressing table with the hair brushes. There are valuable loot spawns here as well.

Spawn 3

Inside the little cup on the ground and in front of the drum set.

Spawn 4

In the same area as the third spawn, it is on the right speakers of the drumset.

Spawn 5

The shelves inside the bedroom, next to the flat iron.

Spawn 6

On the table, next to the pencil (edge of the table). This is the table just before entering the bedroom.

Spawn 7

Pile of books, specifically on top of the yellow book.

Spawn 8

Next to the radio set on a small table.

Spawn 9

Bottom of the nightstand next to the bed

Spawn 10

Next to the blue chair in the bedroom. It is on the floor beside the big package.

Since this is a one-use key, you would want to extract it as safely as possible because you have to survive and extract it from location with the guitar pick.

How to Extract and Get Some Optional Loot

While you are doing the quest, you should focus on hearing footsteps. Since you are inside the building, players outside can hear you inside.

You want to keep an ear out for them as well because they can easily camp the exits or just push you inside.

Here are your extract routes. Whichever extracts you have, we have it covered.

To extract from the Ballet Lover building, there are two main exits on the first floor. If you have the You’ve Got Mail quest, you can also do that here on the way out.

You can go out from the back exit, going to the residential zone. Take this exit if you have the Scav Checkpoint extraction. You will see a playground and a small building in front of you.

If you have Population Census, you can finish it inside that small building as well. If not, hug the right side as you exit and turn left.

Once you reach the end, the scav checkpoint will be on your right side. If you have the Collapsed crane extract, you can also take this route, but instead of going right to the checkpoint, turn left and follow the road straight ahead.

Once you reach the intersection, look right and you should see the big crane.

If you have the Underpass extract, you need to exit the Ballet Lover building to the main road. After exiting to the main road, turn left until you see the sniper warning signs.

Don’t go way past the warning signs. Look for the underpass stairs going underground. There are two entrances – one on each side of the road.

If you want to extract from Klimov Street, you need a green flare. If you have a green flare, you can take this extraction.

From the underpass, turn right and go into the backside of the Pinewood Hotel. Head straight until you see the courtyard outside Pinewood. Stand before the side of Klimov Street and once you reach the area, you get a notification of ‘Signal area’ on the lower-right side of your screen.

Pop the green flare and then wait for the green flare to show up. Once it is out, you can cross Klimov Street and extract.

This extraction is always open, so you should be good if you have a green flare.

You can also go for the V-Ex, but it will be a very long run. You have to cut through the Concordia zone, hug the evacuation zone extraction, and head to the V-Ex.

It is only worth doing this if you want to increase your Fence reputation or you are finishing the Dangerous Road quest.

What to Do Next?

There isn’t a next quest after finishing Audiophile, so this ends this particular questline from Ragman.

If you have finished the Population Census quest along the way, you can also finish Urban Medicine.

There are so many quests in Streets of Tarkov, and it is better to do them together if they are close to each other.