1978 - Switched on to Hi-Fi
Bob Wilson started a HiFi store in Bundaberg in the 70s. In the late 70s Andrew discovered proper HiFi at a Home Show that Bob was displaying at.
He was immediately drawn to the impressive lines and obvious quality of the Luxman, Rotel, and Teac gear on display. Later upon visiting his store Andrew's life was changed when he heard Roger’s loudspeakers for the first time.
1986 – Take Over Boss
By 1989 Andrew knew it all and took over Bobs store. Andrew and staff sold an enormous amount of really interesting and high quality equipment through to the new Millenia when between 2002 and 2006 he took a break from full time retailing and repairs.
During the 90s though we sold Cyrus, Bowers and Wilkins, Luxman, Rotel, Pioneer, Yamaha, Sony, Denon, Onkyo, Orpheus, Richter, Nad, Mission, Kef, Rogers, Sennheiser, AKG, MS, JBL, Harmon Kardan, Aragon, Rega and many more. Most of that gear would still be going as equipment performed and well and was built to last then.
2006 - Change of Town
A move to the Sunshine Coast in 2003 to allow easier distribution of a number of products from the UK including Spendor meant ultimately Andrew had to open a store again.
Audiofix was born. A small shed at the other end of Production Ave worked well for a while but a move to bigger premises with better parking occurred in 2008. Over 10 years on it's still a handy, easy to find location with plenty of room.
A picture from the original small premises.
2021 - 2022 - The HiFi Shop
A dawn of a new era. In 2021 Andrew needed a break from the HiFi retail and repair. Alex, the now the current owner approached Andrew in 2020 for some part time work. What started as an expression of interest turned into a dream business of a lifetime when Alex took the reigns in May 2021. With a background in Electronic Engineering, a long time spent in the medical industry and long training period he was up to the big task.
The business mostly remains the same however, an update of the store and website was well overdue.
Behold The HiFi Shop. Three listening rooms of high quality HiFi equipment and a full repair service.