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and a great selection of cool audio stuff for your home. We’re Totally Wired in more senses than one. An independent specialist business based in Dunedin, with clients throughout New Zealand and the world. Explore our site and find out how we can make technology easy. Tell us what you want and together we’ll select the ideal component or system for you. We’ll organize safe delivery and everything that is required to get you up and running. It will look and sound just superb!
The Terrace Houses in Upper Stuart Street have been the base for Totally Wired for over 25 years but it’s time for us to move. On the last day of the year - December 31st 2016 - we'll be closing the door at 217 Stuart Street for the last time. But as one door closes, another opens.
Totally Wired is a whole lot more than just a retail space. Our website has continually developed and we’re now at the point where roughly 80% of our business is on-line with clients not just in New Zealand but all around the world. Even within Dunedin, we find that people will consult our website first and only visit the shop to confirm what they have already established.
In the last two years we’ve also established two fantastic agencies where we are able to bring you products directly from the designers - the NuPrime range of electronics and the Australian KLEI cables from Keith Eichmann. In both cases we’ve got a long history with the brands and having done well with them, the chance to take a step out of the conventional distribution structure allows us to deliver you better value and carry a greater range in stock.
We’re also planning to concentrate more on the best components from our other partners - the Well Tempered turntables, Sonus faber speakers, Stax electrostatic headphones and Pure Audio amplifiers being obvious examples.
And yes, we’re most certainly still your best source for both Tivoli radios and Geneva wifi systems.
So - watch this space for more news. We’ll soon detail our Boxing Day - End of Lease sale in which we’ll be clearing all surplus stock and a great many interesting fittings and items including artworks, posters, furniture and more. It’s amazing what you accumulate in over 25 years.
In early January you’ll start to see significant improvements to our web presence as well as some very cool new product launches. And with a bit of luck we’ll be announcing our new address in town around March. Keep in touch - we’re never more than an e mail or phone call away.
As if this isn't enough challenge, Carolijn* has also returned to the University of Otago to add a Dip grad to her BA and is then looking to progress to Honours - she's really enjoying this and is still finding time to help out and keep our Facebook page and on-line store up to date. *For those that are wondering, Carolyn was Sharon's original name and she's taken this further by going back to the original Dutch spelling of her heritage - hence Carolijn.
In the meantime we’re still here to help. For our Otago clients I’m now unencumbered by conventional retail hours so are able to visit you in your own home and demonstrate our best products in this context. For all of you outside of Dunedin I’ll have more time allowing faster and more considered responses.
While our shop has almost become iconic in the same way as Roi Colbert's adjoining Records, Records was, the reality is that they also mirror the stereotype of Dunedin flats - old, damp and bone chillingly cold in winter. Two ceilings in the upstairs demonstration rooms have fallen in on their own accord and we've been putting out buckets every time it rains for years. With our lease up for renewal and the certainty of associated escalating insurance costs for old buildings, the changes in retail driven by the internet and the desire to progress, we’ve got plenty of good reasons to move.
But the biggest single factor in our decision to move is the earthquake risk. Anyone in Christchurch will know exactly where we are coming from, many in Wellington will also be thinking along the same lines. How can we build a more resilient and adaptable business to manage these risks? Read More.
NuPrime - the best of all worlds
Digital or analogue, wireless or directly connected, we've got some brilliant new products that are going to make your music sound much better. You'll find these new components work in surprising ways.
For 2016 we’ve already got 3 brand new models from NuPrime. They could easily be described as entry level yet are components with serious high end aspirations that will provide you with revelatory performance. In stock now are new NuPrime 9 Series consisting of 3 new high performance separates for both digital and analogue enthusiasts. Read about them here.
Analogue is more than vinyl. It's music with warmth and realism. There are no sampling limits in analogue. You have the ability to make continual improvements to any analogue system, revealing more music with ever greater fidelity.
If you want to rediscover records, or invigorate an existing turntable based system we have some great analogue options for you. Enjoy great sounding record players from Well Tempered Labs,and the new Consonance 'Wax Engine'. Match these with phono cartridges from Dynavector and Nagaoka, phono stages from Well Tempered, Dynavector, Pure Audio.
Revel in the analogue glow of all tube amplification with the Dutch PrimaLuna valve amplifiers or the totally modern awesome new amplifiers from NuPrime. Experience New Zealand made state of the art in solid state analogue amplification with Pure Audio. Match either with the beauty of handmade Sonus faber loud speaker systems from Italy. And tie it all together with revolutionary new cables from Keith Eichmann. The KLEI gZero range of interconnects and speaker cables are pure analogue goodness that make any system sound much better - for less than you expect.
Your Modern Home
Wouldn't you love great sound in any room of your home, without the wires or complication of traditional hifi systems?
We specialise in systems for the design conscious.Wireless design liberates you from the conventional and allows more ways to enjoy music and video than ever before. Our Geneva range provides almost unlimited choice in scale, finish and performance. All your music and the means to control it rests in the palm of your hand - iPhone, smartphone or tablet.
Want the immersion of quality surround sound? We've got the visuals and multi-channel covered with the best in BluRay players, state of the art multichannel amplification and speaker systems to match - built in and hidden or aesthetically pleasing arrays to suit both your room and listening requirements.
Why Buy from Totally Wired
In this often detached world you may find it comforting to know that we are an owner operated business. You will deal with people who can answer your questions and find solutions. Our website is written to provide you with helpful information. If you know what you want you can quickly and easily contact us to make your order. Like many specialist NZ retailers there’s more to Totally Wired than simply running a business. Read About Us if you would like to know who you’ll be dealing with; see the details on Buying from us; visit our on–line shop; find us on our Contact page; read what some of our Customer’s think. and our about support of the World Wide Fund for Nature and SAFE.
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