Buying hifi should be a really fun process. Whats not to love about sitting down with a few good albums and experimenting with equipment to bring the best out of them? However some people find the process daunting and confusing, so here are some tips to try to make the process as fun as possible.

1.) Bring your own music! It seems like a fairly straight forward suggestion, but it's surprising how many people forget to bring some music along. It doesn't matter what kind of music you bring, as long as its representative of what you listen to. Theres no point bringing in well recorded orchestral peices if you mainly listen to norwegian black metal. Don't bring in too many, a few albums should be ample.

We do of course have a range of albums here to play for you, but don't expect us to have your favourite album. Plus we get sick of listening to our albums, so your more likely to engage us with something fresh and new. unless it's celine dion.

2.) Know your product. If your adding to an existing system, then bring in a list of whats in your existing system. We can always cheat and look up the products online to help you select something appropriate.

3.) Know your budget. You will do youself damage if you listen to gear thats wildly out of your price range.

4.) Keep an open mind. Do some research, but don't rule anything out. Reviews and online chatter are great for getting some pointers, but don't rule out a peice of gear because of something you've read. Likewise, don't buy a bit of gear that you didn't like the sound of beacause it has gotten rave reviews elsewhere. Have a listen and make up your own mind.

5.) Pickup the phone. If theres a specific peice of gear you want to hear, give us a call first and make sure that we have one available to listen to. Or if you want to see a projector, let us know when you want to pop in so if can be setup and calibrated.

The demo should be fun and we'll try to be as accomodating as possible to help you choose the right gear and have a pleasant experience whilst doing so. So give us a call or drop in and lets play some hifi.