We're Carlton Audio Visual.

If a company's major asset is its staff, then I think we are doing very well. Within our group of twentyish employees and associates we have nigh-on two hundred years (!) of joint industry experience.... 

We offer a range of audio visual competencies that is virtually unique in Victoria and beyond. 

Our projects range from rewiring a thirty year old magnetic cartridge for charity through to residential and corporate installations up to the $1m level. 

In Australia at the moment we are one of the few organisations that combine an outstanding retail presence with high end home control programming and practical installation abilities allied to a strong competency in IT convergence technologies. 

We have received numerous industry awards. We have been consistent "Australian Dealer of the year" for Denon, Cambridge Audio, Cyrus, Mission, and Monitor Audio. 

We very much like what we do, the people we deal with, and the product we purvey ... we will always go the distance with a client. 

Uniquely in this retail environment we do not work on a personal commission based around gross profit per sale and the result is unbiased advice and a genuine consultative approach to our clients rather than the prevailing hard sell.

We stock and demonstrate current equipment references rather than this month's special; and as a strong and independent specialist we can deal in what we choose rather than what is chosen for us by a head office.
Our knowledge and connections with the operational process of the consumer Audio Visual industry keeps our stock line costing on a par with international marketplace retail majors and thus ensures competitiveness in both pricing and service delivery. 

We are a family based company that exists to undermine the myths of pricing and service competitiveness that the retail majors have created as part of their marketing offer. 

The company is deeply committed to offering a product quality/price ratio that is amongst the world's best. 

We believe that we also provide what is amongst Melbourne's best coffee... 

Be aware that our premises extend over six buildings on Lygon, Pelham, and Drummond Streets. To make an initial personal contact come to the original premises of 164 Lygon St (next to Vodka Temple) which is our "meet and greet" area. 

The nearest intersection is Pelham St. Generous free parking is available on local one hour spaces and there are substantial metered and underground carparks around the Piazza in Argyle Square. Oddly enough this area is littered with Ducatis and Lamborginis, if you are on a motorcycle please park on the pavement outside the shop and be prepared to be collared by enthusiasts.

We have loading zones for "difficult" items such as 100 inch Televisions and Sonus faber Lliliums ... as well as a comprehensive delivery and installation service. 

We are happy to accept items for service and repair; just bring them in to 164 lygon St, or if they are very bulky, have us collect them from your car or pick them up from your home.

Brands Carried

Acoustic Energy, Acoustic Signature Turntables, Advance Paris, AMC, Amina Invisible Speakers, Anthem, Audio Research, Audioquest, Auralic, Aurender, BenQ, Blue Horizon, Bluesound, Bluestream, Cawsey, Chord Electronics, Chord Company Cables, Control 4, Creek, Cyrus, Dared, Denon, Dragonfly Screens, Dynaudio, Ear Science, Elan, Elektra, Encore Screens, Epson, Fyne Audio, Garrot Brothers, Graham Audio, Hegel, Heos, Inakustic, Krix, Legend Acoustics, Leema Acoustics, Leisuretech, Loewe, Lutron, Marantz, McIntosh, Meze, Michell Engineering, Middle Atlantic, Monitor Audio, Musical Fidelity, NAD, Naim, Niles, Nordost, Norstone, Oppo, Ortofon, Panasonic, Prima Luna, ProJect, PS Audio, QED, Quadraspire, Rega, Rel Subwoofers, Rocksan, Rotel, Ruark, Sangean, Screen Technics, Selby, Snap One AV, Sonos, Sonus faber, Sony, Soundsmith, Speaker Craft, Spendor, Stealth Acoustics, SVS Subwoofers, Synthesis Valve, Tara Labs, Thorens, Triad, Trinnov, Ultralift, VAF Loudspeakers, Van Den Hul, Vicoustics, Viewsonic, Vivitech, Xantech, Yamaha, Zidoo


Enthusiast HiFi * Home Theatre * Home Automation * LCD TV's * Video Projection
Service and Repairs * Custom Installation * Professional Advice * Personalised Service
Great Coffee