Being a Sydney resident, I’ve often wondered what it’s like inside a Melbourne hi-fi store. After all, Melbourne is often heralded in some quarters as Australia’s hi-fi capital – are stores more bountiful down south? In December 2011, I took my camera to Victoria to find out. First stop: Tivoli Hi-fi in Hawthorn East.
Upstairs, two listening rooms with the high-end stuff: Wilson, Electrocompaniet, YBA, PSAudio as well as a smattering of turntables plus some tube amplifiers from lesser-known Synthesis:
Back downstairs for home theatre and iPod-focussed products from Geneva:
In the front room, a range of audiophile CDs and vinyl:
Out back on the ground floor, a more budget focussed room with some smashing little standmounts from Castle and budget NAD integrateds:
There’s a second-hand space, electrostats and (of course!) Tivoli radios:
Further Information: Tivoli Hi-fi
(Many thanks to James Tranchina for the guided tour).