THX Certification

What is it and why do we want it. THX is an acronym for “Tomlinson Holman’s eXperiment.” Holman created THX while he was working with Lucasfilm studio to devise a new standard for audio reproduction to ensure quality and uniformity across all theatre systems that would play the company’s audio. THX certifies that an audio system follows strict rules for ultra high-quality digital sound playback. These systems can be professional theatre or cinema sound systems, surround sound setups, simple home theatre systems, or a surround sound system just for your PC. THX Certification establishes a rigorous set of industry standards for audio...

Abtec Petone Christmas Message December 2018

Another year is coming to an end. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support throughout 2018. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! have a safe and happy holiday break…See you in 2019! Our hours throughout the Xmas / New Year holidays are as follows; Monday 24th Dec 2018  8.30am – 4.30pm Tuesday 25th Dec 2018 – CLOSED Wednesday 26th Dec 2018 – CLOSED Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th Dec 2018 – OPEN Sunday 30th to Monday 31st Dec 2018 – CLOSED Tuesday 1st Jan 2019 – CLOSED Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019 – CLOSED Thursday 3rd Jan 2019  Normal opening hours...

Home Theatre Vs Media Room

HEARS THE DIFFERANCE In many modern homes today, the television with all its other media components isn’t just an accessory that is part of a room in the house — there is a whole room dedicated to it. This room has a number of different names that many people tend to use synonymously — media room and home theatre. However, there is a massive difference between each of these rooms, which is important to recognize, especially if you are interested in installing one or the other in your own home. Here’s what you need to know. General Differences Let’s start with...

In wall vs Floor standing speakers [Which is the best?]

So buying speakers can be very tricky and if you are new to the market I tell you there are tonnes of different kinds of speakers out there like a bookshelf, floor standing, in ceiling, on wall , in wall satellite speakers etc. All of them are made for different kinds of applications and you have to choose the best pair of speakers according to your budget and the room requirements in which you will be placing your speakers. In this article, I will be explaining to you all the detail of in-wall speakers vs floor standing speakers to get you the idea of...

Systemline E100 In-Wall Bluetooth DAB Radio

DAB+/FM/Bluetooth music system with touch control and TV audio / auxiliary input E100 is a comprehensive installed music system appealing to those that appreciate the latest digital radio broadcasts at the touch of a button, but also appreciate playing music from smart phones, tablets or laptops. The bright OLED screen acts as a clock when in standby but then informs the user of the currently selected station or source. E100’s built in alarm and IP rating makes it equally suitable in bedrooms and bathrooms as well as kitchens. No clutter – E100 is built into the wall or kitchen cabinet...

Systemline E50 – Top Product 2017

Installed Bluetooth music system with touch and gesture control with TV audio / auxiliary input Systemline E50 from Armour Home has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Electrician & Installer Magazine’s 2017 reader poll. The awards, selected on the level of interest and enquiries generated by PE’s 70,000+ readership, are recognition for those manufacturers and suppliers that have made a real difference to the electrical contractor’s ability to get the job done efficiently, safely and professionally, whether this is in the form of innovative products, tools or time-saving solutions. PE Editor, Richard Bowler said: “Our annual awards...

How to best celebrate 25 years?

How to best celebrate 25 years of business success and customer loyalty was never going to be a big challenge for Ashley Burrell, owner of Abtec Audio Lounge, the Petone-based automotive and home audio company. The experienced industry player has hit on a winner idea with a generous giveaway of state-of-the-art American audio speakers worth a massive $10,000. To be in to win the handmade Cornwall speakers entrants simply have to visit www.abtec.co.nz anytime in May and click on the Promos button and leave their details. “I’ve been told this is madness, I’ve talked to the big industry companies and...

Abtec Petone Easter Hours 2018

Easter is here again! Hooray!! This year we will be closing and spending time with our families… We will be closed…. Good Friday 30th March 2018 Easter Saturday 31st March 2018 Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 Our Abtec Petone team will return back to our normal business hours Tuesday 3rd April 2018 Have a great Easter break, and a big thank you for supporting us!!

Audio-Technica Debuts Its New AT-LP7 Turntable at CES 2018

STOW, OH, January 9, 2018 — At CES 2018 Audio-Technica is introducing its new AT-LP7 Belt Drive Turntable, which is engineered to deliver a superior high-fidelity listening experience. “For more than 50 years Audio-Technica has earned a reputation for excellence in vinyl playback for our high-quality cartridges, and our turntable business is built upon that success,” said Bob Peet, Audio-Technica U.S. Marketing Manager. “The AT-LP7 extends this heritage as the finest turntable the company has ever offered.” The AT-LP7 offers manual operation and is supplied with the VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge, built-in switchable phono/line preamp with selectable MM/MC...