The Coast's home of HiFi music systems, Home Cinema and multi-room audio…we offer specialist advice, sales, and professional installation too
We are also the authorised Australian distributors for Magnepan, DeVORE FIDELITY, Sanders Sound Systems, NuPrime, Leben & Rogue Audio.
These quality loudspeakers and components are only part of the music making puzzle though… our experience is what you are relying on to help you choose the right combination of equipment to bring your music to life. Our goal is for you to connect, and rediscover your love of the music you enjoy now, and the music you are yet to discover, not just with impressive ‘hi-fidelity’ sound, but with the ability to elicit an emotional response from you to the artists intention.
Be sure to make an appointment to come in and put us to the test.
Established in 1982
In August 1982 Bill and Margaret Mclean opened what was then one of Australia's first ‘audio visual’ home entertainment stores, located in The Entrance, NSW. This was around the time when the first Beta and VHS video recorders became available. The business sold video recorders and camera's, TV's, stereo systems and rented video movies.
The first video recorders were mono sound, but in 1983 the first stereo machines became available, and so started the opportunity to enjoy a movie theatre like experience in your home environment. It was to be some years later though before 'surround sound' was to be introduced to the Australian market.
By this time, around 1988, Mcleans had a showroom with dedicated demonstration rooms, featuring CRT 'big screen' TV's [all of 26"!] with 5 speaker surround sound systems. And soon thereafter followed CRT front projection systems, typically with a 4:3 100" screen.
Traditional Hi-Fi stores were slow to add this technology to their offering to their customers, but over the following 10 years they were eventually swept along by this opportunity to combine high quality sound and pictures...and the dedicated listening/viewing room has become a more common feature, of the enthusiasts family home.
And ‘smart home’ technology, multi-room audio/video, and dedicated Cinema’s, have dominated the ‘home entertainment’ lifestyles of many Australian homes since.
By 2005 the VCR was being replaced by DVD/Blu-ray players for their superior quality picture and sound that Mcleans had only dreamed of back in 1982…and in 2022 most music and movies are being enjoyed on streaming services.
BUT… vinyl playback has had a huge resurgence too!
Turntable and vinyl sales are easily outstripping other mediums of physical music playback… this is after a lot of music lovers changed to the convenience of CD’s and discarded their vinyl collection during the 80’s and 90’s.
Maybe it’s not the time to discard your CD collection too, after all, CD’s were meant to be ‘perfect sound forever’ - time will tell!
Regardless of if you are playing vinyl, spinning CD’, or streaming, visit us and hear how we can make the enjoyment of your music in your home better.
---Mcleans acknowledges that we operate and live on Aboriginal land - we pay our respect to these lands and its people.