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Tivoli Hi-Fi (Hawthorne East, VIC) – a quick tour

  • 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).

    John H. Darko

    Written by John H. Darko

    John is the editor of Darko.Audio, from whose ad revenues he derives an income. He is an occasional contributor to 6moons but has previously written pieces for TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile. John used to live in Sydney. Now he lives in Berlin.

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