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Sonus Faber don't make speakers - they make some of the finest musical instruments on the planet.
Lets make plans
One of our major competencies is the design and installation of integrated audio visual systems allied to home automation technologies. Commonly we meet the client at the planning stage and oversee through to handover.
The Pole House is a distinctive part of the landscape on the Great Ocean Road here in Victoria. One of Australia's smartest people bought it when it finally came up for sale by the original pylon engineer who had built it initially in the 1960s. Like many people who actually do something really useful for society this gentleman is incredibly modest and unassuming but has an unbridled love for good music and video.
We were called in at the early stages to conceptualise and iterate the audio visual systems and automation. Peculiar to this residence is the fact that the Pole House itself is available for lease to holidaymakers and needs to be able to operate both independantly and contiguously with the new primary residence that has been constructed on the hillside behind it.
The home systems are operated via Control4, this automation product that Carlton Audio Visual has been purveying and installing since 2004 is now Australia's leading home integration system for combining all of your lighting, AV control, HVAC and other functions with elegance and simple accesability.
We have been thoroughly enamoured of the Monitor Audio Platinum Speakers since they were released in 2009. These top of the range UK loudspeakers are in the class of B&W 800 series or Kef Blades but without the punitive monetary imposition of those brands marketing efforts.
Physically the Platinum series is beautiful. That combination of high mass burnished and curved wood finish cabinetry offset by the rich Strathspey leather baffle frontage is a unique aesthetic that also smells good. Often these highly engineered loudspeakers can be intimidating for a home but the Platinums have an Aston Martin aura that complements a nice room and can help swing the important domestic partner permissioning for such an acquisition.
It’s been a long time between drinks for us and mainstream Televisions …
There was a glorious epoch in the early 2000s where we had on display simultaneously Plasma Televisions from Pioneer, Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, and Marantz along with the first Generation Sharp Aquos consumer LCD panels.
When I unlocked the shop in the morning after they had been left on at night a blast of heated ozone laden air would surge by me onto Lygon St. These Plasma TVs were power hungry high voltage devices and vengefully dissipated their waste heat into the confined space of our store.
We very much recommend that our product be experienced personally before purchase. Buying High Fidelity kit is much more akin to selecting a musical instrument rather than buying a phone.
We have 12 demontration areas spread across 5 buildings and are expert at offering an impression managed experience to suit an individuals tastes.
We are open seven days a week Monday to Saturday 10 - 6, and Sunday 1 - 6.
Bring in Your Plans
If you're building or renovating please bring in your plans to discuss the possibilities. From high quality stereo or home theatre to multi-room audio visual and complete home automation, Carlton Audio Visual's custom installation team is able to guide you through the complete process.