Tivoli Hi-Fi (Hawthorne East, VIC) – a quick tour


Being a Sydney resident, I’ve often wondered what it’s like inside a Melbourne hi-fi store.  After all, Melbourne is often heralded in some quarters as Australia’s hi-fi capital – are stores more bountiful down south?  In December 2011, I took my camera to Victoria to find out.  First stop: Tivoli Hi-fi in Hawthorn East.

Upstairs, two listening rooms with the high-end stuff:  Wilson, Electrocompaniet, YBA, PSAudio as well as a smattering of turntables plus some tube amplifiers from lesser-known Synthesis:

Back downstairs for home theatre and iPod-focussed products from Geneva:

In the front room, a range of audiophile CDs and vinyl:

Out back on the ground floor, a more budget focussed room with some smashing little standmounts from Castle and budget NAD integrateds:

There’s a second-hand space, electrostats and (of course!) Tivoli radios:

Further Information: Tivoli Hi-fi

(Many thanks to James Tranchina for the guided tour).

Written by John H. Darko

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