Coronavirus: Australia’s Specialist Retailers Respond

Posted on 19th March, 2020

Coronavirus: Australia’s Specialist Retailers Respond

The Covid-19 pandemic is the world’s greatest public health challenge, and probably this decade’s biggest economic shock.

Australia’s Hi-Fi and Home Cinema specialist retailers are a small but tight-knit community – known to have one another's back. This is the Aussie way – the spirit that we're not just famous for, but immensely proud of.

We’re in for a bumpy ride in the coming weeks and months, with our typical day-to-day activities disrupted – and even our way of life temporarily changed. But Australia’s sound and vision specialists have a clear message that StereoNET is proud to share.

It may not be business-as-usual, but it’s still business. We’re all in this together, and we’re going forward as one.

Please join with us in showing support for all our great Australian retailers. Take time to read about the people in our industry who make sure you get the best sound around…


Audio Connection has been servicing the Australian home entertainment marketplace for more than three decades. From the beginning, high-end audio has been a staple of the business. Audio Connection introduced world-class brands including Gryphon Audio Designs from Denmark and Martin Logan from the USA to the Australian market here for the first time. They are still available in the Audio Connection showroom today.  

Keeping them company are some of the world’s leading sound and vision brands including Arcam, Barco, Clearaudio, Denon, Hegel, Jadis, JL Audio, KEF, Linn Sondek, Nelson Pass, Nordost, Sony, Steinway Lyngdorf and Wilson Audio. Audio Connection also offers a staggering range of pre-owned and highly desirable products. 

Visit and have a look at the products they have for you to choose from.


Situated in Ringwood, Melbourne, Audio Trends is a trusted family-owned business that has been selling quality Hi-Fi & Audio Visual equipment for more than 40 years. Specialists in all aspects of home installation & security, including whole-house audiovisual systems, home automation, intercoms & CCTV cameras, Audio Trends is currently offering some super red hot specials.

Head to their Specials page and check out the offers on everything from music streamers to soundbars, AV receivers, speakers, turntables and much, much more. Stay safe and shop online with Audio Trends.

Visit or head directly to the Specials page here.


BMC Audio Visual wants you to have a great night in, every night! A professionally installed Home Media Room can keep the whole family happy, educated and entertained for many hours at a time, catering for everyone’s needs including Music, Movies, TV, YouTube, Gaming, Karaoke, and more.

BMC Audio Visual's staff have extensive experience in professional audio and video and are uniquely qualified to help you achieve the very best.

Their services include Equipment Sales for Home Theatre, Lifestyle AV and Hi-Fi, AV System Consultation, Design, Installation & Calibration, Room Fit-out & Acoustics Advice, and Automation & Control.

For more information visit


Frank Prowse HiFi understands the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic that is everchanging. The specialist store has adjusted and adapted to suit the needs of the community. 

They've introduced some new options to ensure they provide the same level of service its customers have come to expect from the team, including in-home product trials for available products in the Perth metro area. This is backed up by free delivery on any items over $200 for the Perth metro area.

They've also introduced exclusive deals and offers, along with promotions to offer outstanding value throughout the current situation. The Frank Prowse Hi-Fi website is always open so visit for more information.


HeyNow Hi-Fi is Victoria's newest specialist retailer invites you to home isolate with only the very best in home entertainment. Geoff Haynes has spent 30 years in the Hi-Fi industry running some of the best stores in Melbourne. His new audiovisual boutique in St Kilda is a purpose-designed apartment to demonstrate Hi-Fi and home theatre equipment as it would be in your home. 

Complete with a soundproofed seven seat cinema and 40 square metre quiet listening room, the audiovisual boutique is clean, fresh, and not crowded. Stocking many of the best Hi-Fi brands available from around the world, and importantly, the time to listen for as long as you want, Geoff's knowledge and experience will guide you through making educated decisions.

Free delivery, installation, and help over the phone all come as part of the service, and StereoNET members receive exclusive pricing. 

Visit for more information to book a one on one consultation. 


One of Australia's most awarded specialist retailers, Len Wallis Audio, wants your help to make this go viral! Until May 31st, if you recommend a friend to purchase from Len Wallis Audio - and they spend over $500 in-store or online – you’ll receive a $50 Len Wallis Audio Voucher to spend on anything you like in-store. “Simply ask your friend to pass on your details to us…. plus we will deliver your friends system for free!”

Now that’s an offer worth spreading! Visit


Mcleans is a long-established family business, and their top priority right now is the health of its customers and staff. Trading by appointment only, and are available by phone to assist with all enquiries.

We would be delighted if we could assist in making your home listening and viewing room, your sanctuary for these times. Our hope is you re-discover your music, and find new artists and movies to love.

Mcleans' online store is 'business as usual', and besides their regular high-value, high-performance offerings, their website has special offers, trade-ins and clearance items that they will be making available over the coming weeks.

For more information visit


Minidisc specialises in headphones and personal audio, based in Chatswood NSW but servicing customers all across Australia. As a specialist both online and instore, Minidisc has been making changes to ensure its customers can continue to enjoy music in a safe and comfortable environment. 

As people increasingly stay at home during the next few months, we hope that music will be a source of comfort and joy. Please take care of each other, and we will get through this.

From the whole team at Minidisc, our thoughts go to those who have been affected by the outbreak of Covid-19 all across the world. 

For more information and to visit Minidisc's extensive product range, visit

RIO SOUND & VISION, Preston and Hampton VIC

Are you staying at home? Well, RIO aims to make that a little easier for you. Entertain your family with a quality RIO Home Cinema who are offering packs fully installed in your own home from $3999. 

Or why not upgrade to a new LOEWE TV from only $1299. Made in Germany since 1923, Loewe is one the very best in the business. Anything else would just be a compromise.

RIO Sound & Vision have two showrooms in Preston and Hampton. Call (03) 9416 9934, or if you don't want to leave home, you can order online from RIO also offers FREE delivery anywhere in Australia.


Before you spend a cent on a new hi-fi or home theatre component, start with something FREE! - OUR ADVICE!

Toowoomba's Sound Station is a family-owned business that seeks to serve its customers with only the finest Audio and Visual products. With a focus on good old fashioned customer service, Sound Station crafts audio and visual systems from its tailored selection of suppliers.

Sound Station is offering special discounts and bonuses on a large selection of its product offerings and invites you to start a conversation to discuss your needs. 

“We look forward to meeting you and being of service.” - Blair McCosker

Visit for more information.

SELBY.COM.AU, Preston & Hallam VIC is one of Australia’s largest online retailers of Home Theatre and HiFi accessories. With 17 years of experience, they're pioneers in the online home entertainment sector. With a passionate for AV, they have the right product to suit every household and budget.

Selby's Melbourne-based team works tirelessly to bring you the extraordinary customer service they've become famous for.

We monitor thousands of online prices to offer you the best deals every day, as well as consistently keeping our most popular lines in stock. At Selby, we pride ourselves on understanding what is important to you, the buyer.

To lock in a deal now, visit or call 1800 69 2225.

StereoNET works with and recommends only the most experienced and knowledgeable retailers across Australia. Let's stick by our mates, support small business, and come out the other side of this economic and health crisis even stronger.

For the full list of StereoNET approved retailers, click here.

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Marc Rushton

StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.

Posted in: Retailer News Hi-Fi Headphones Home Theatre Visual Lifestyle Industry StereoNET
Tags: audio connection  len wallis  minidisc  sound station  audiotrends  bmc audio visual  heynow  selby  frank prowse  mcleans  rio sound vision 

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