Author Topic: Audio Shop In Pretoria  (Read 648 times)

Offline GDC

Audio Shop In Pretoria
« on: January 13, 2022, 02:50:50 PM »
Does anybody know of a specialist audio shop in Pretoria
« Last Edit: January 13, 2022, 03:01:24 PM by FranZAR »

Offline KNL

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 05:15:37 PM »
Hi GDC

The only one that I am aware of is Sounds & Image in Menlyn.

Offline johan.pretorius

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 05:24:16 PM »
Depends on what you mean by specialist audio, what specifically are you looking for?

There is also Sounds Great (Menlyn and Woodlands).
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Offline Schalk

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 05:47:04 PM »
https://www.hifiinstallations.co.za/

Tell them I sent you, decent crowd with lots of options. Also an offspring of the longest standing hi fi shop in Pretoria. 40 years plus! Proud heritage.

Offline xumbug

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2022, 06:19:34 PM »
https://www.hifiinstallations.co.za/

Tell them I sent you, decent crowd with lots of options. Also an offspring of the longest standing hi fi shop in Pretoria. 40 years plus! Proud heritage.

Wow, are they still going Schalk? I used to visit them when they were in Andries Street when Doing the monthly service on the BMS System at the Saambou Building across the road! must have been late 80's!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Offline Schalk

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2022, 10:20:15 PM »
Hi Stu,

They are yes. A real institution in the Hi Fi trade they are. Of course the original Mr Albert Meyburgh and "Tannie Marie" have passed on long ago. I learned a lot from Mr Meyburgh, the old Grey Lion of one of the very first chain stores dealing only with Hi Fi. The original Hi Fi Installations. I stand to be corrected but I believe there were about 6 branches country wide. Amongst some of the products he first imported into SA were NAD, PROTON, Marantz, Dynaco (the very famous valve kits), Acoustic Research loudspeakers (I had a set of the AR9 LS at a stage). Beveridge as well as Soundlab Electrostatic loudspeakers. He even had a manufacturing factory first run by Oom Jack Cassells and later by Jan Steyn mentioned below here, making the very successful TDL range of Transmission Line loudspeakers and a brand he called "DYNA"

I worked for them for a good couple of years as a technician until I finally stepped down around '74 and started Hi Fi & TV Services with my friend and business partner Gunther Graeff. Amongst the guys I worked with while still under the employ of Hi Fi (Mr Meyburgh) , was the workshop manager and another true Guru of the art, Mr Jan Steyn. A stand up gentleman with great knowledge who always had an answer for any problem.

All of the above just to confirm that the company Hi Fi Installations was always in good standing.They were followed up by their Son and Daughter, Philip and Linda and today it is managed by a grandson of the original Mr & Mrs Meyburgh. Still going strong in Pretoria only. If Mr Meyburgh Senior were still alive today, he would have stocked some of my amps. He was totally blown away by the VA 802 and visited me to discuss this. Time was running out though, due to his age at the time.

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Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2022, 11:28:43 PM »
Does anybody know of a specialist audio shop in Pretoria

If it is home cinema related you also have the option of https://www.ave1994.com in Centurion.

Offline oradba69

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2022, 08:30:33 AM »
Yes HiFi installations was my first introduction to 'real' hifi in the early 80's. Bobby Blain and francois Du Toit humoured a very poor student much more than I would have and because of their demo skills I still own a pair of Kef refferences from that era.
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Offline GDC

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2022, 10:51:56 AM »
Thank you for the assistance. I am looking for a network audio streamer and didn't Sounds Great and the like would be able to assist hence asking for a specialist audio shop would be a better option. I will give Hifi Installations a try.
Regards
 

Offline Jazzy

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2022, 05:31:13 PM »
@Schalk I encountered Mr. Steyn at his son's car audio shop. Didn't he have a shop at Kolonade in the 90s?
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Offline xumbug

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2022, 08:41:31 PM »
Hi Stu,

They are yes. A real institution in the Hi Fi trade they are. Of course the original Mr Albert Meyburgh and "Tannie Marie" have passed on long ago. I learned a lot from Mr Meyburgh, the old Grey Lion of one of the very first chain stores dealing only with Hi Fi. The original Hi Fi Installations. I stand to be corrected but I believe there were about 6 branches country wide. Amongst some of the products he first imported into SA were NAD, PROTON, Marantz, Dynaco (the very famous valve kits), Acoustic Research loudspeakers (I had a set of the AR9 LS at a stage). Beveridge as well as Soundlab Electrostatic loudspeakers. He even had a manufacturing factory first run by Oom Jack Cassells and later by Jan Steyn mentioned below here, making the very successful TDL range of Transmission Line loudspeakers and a brand he called "DYNA"

I worked for them for a good couple of years as a technician until I finally stepped down around '74 and started Hi Fi & TV Services with my friend and business partner Gunther Graeff. Amongst the guys I worked with while still under the employ of Hi Fi (Mr Meyburgh) , was the workshop manager and another true Guru of the art, Mr Jan Steyn. A stand up gentleman with great knowledge who always had an answer for any problem.

All of the above just to confirm that the company Hi Fi Installations was always in good standing.They were followed up by their Son and Daughter, Philip and Linda and today it is managed by a grandson of the original Mr & Mrs Meyburgh. Still going strong in Pretoria only. If Mr Meyburgh Senior were still alive today, he would have stocked some of my amps. He was totally blown away by the VA 802 and visited me to discuss this. Time was running out though, due to his age at the time.

Those were indeed the days my dear friend. I became quite good friends with Johan one for their sales and installation chaps. wonder what he is doing these days. I know he was still with them when they move do Centurion in a house shop they used to run.
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Offline Schalk

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2022, 09:42:18 PM »
Yep, Johan. Huge guy with a heart like putty  :2thumbs: He was actually a little after my time there but I knew him well anyway.

Offline Schalk

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2022, 09:47:42 PM »
@Schalk I encountered Mr. Steyn at his son's car audio shop. Didn't he have a shop at Kolonade in the 90s?

Hello Vusi, He indeed had. Sound Synthesis was the name. When that concrete upper floor crumbled and almost shut the western side of the Kollonade, shops were not given discount / rebates on their lease contracts (according to Jan Steyn) and that forced many to eventually close shop.

Offline xumbug

Re: Audio Shop In Pretoria
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2022, 10:51:36 AM »
Yep, Johan. Huge guy with a heart like putty  :2thumbs: He was actually a little after my time there but I knew him well anyway.

Yup great chap indeed 👍🏽
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