Based in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, Totally Wired provides high quality home music and cinema systems to customers both at home and abroad. The Totally Wired base is as much a home as a shop. We’re situated in one of Dunedin’s historic Terrace Houses, right in the centre of the city just up from the Octagon. We’re surrounded by theatres, galleries, cafes and cathedrals. Every room in our Terrace House echoes 100 years of habitation, and there’s no doubt that everything you see and hear is genuine. We invite you to visit us.
In the meantime, here you are on the Totally Wired website – Welcome. Totally Wired had a presence on the web from the internet’s early days as it is an ideal platform to keep in touch with, and inform our customers. Here you’ll find pages of useful and up to date product information designed to help you make an informed decision.
Totally Wired – Incorporated In 1990
We are John Ransley and Carolyn Sharon Guytonbeck – Hi. We both graduated from Otago University in the 1980s. We loved listening to music which we quickly realised gave us a lot in common with you. Nothing else has the power to communicate as music. The better HiFi becomes, the more music it will add to your life. And if you’d like to experience that, Totally Wired is for you. We provide you with superb music listening and make sure you’re happy. As you know however, there is rather a lot of new technology to embrace and ways of enjoying your home life. These are the reasons our expertise is of value to you. You could say that we take it seriously so that you can simply relax and enjoy.
You Can Rely On Our Advice
Every day we deal with a wealth of components and systems from the world’s best designers and manufacturers, so We’re uniquely qualified to help. Quality is everything to us; it dictates every choice we make from the simplest component to the most complex system. So whatever level you feel comfortable with, you’re assured of the highest performance, best value and longest possible life. We offer you a unique proposition with independence, experience plus a proven reputation for delivery.
Our years of training and experience are here for you. And, as a respected, independent store we have the pick of the very best from anywhere in the world. With Totally Wired you can explore the world of possibilities; entry level systems to purist high fidelity components, high definition television combined with home cinema, through to full home automation (including lighting). All individually designed with a quality over quantity ethos. We introduce people to aspects of their home life they may not have considered or imagined, and set up a world of escapism. It’s about really enjoying the music, being absorbed by the movie; falling in love with the style of the component. So, yes we can plug in your iPod too – in fact we can do this in numerous ways and have it sounding better than you ever imagined!
John and Carolyn
John graduated with BSc(Hons) in Geology and Carolyn with a BA in History. Life often takes a few strange turns. Instead of searching for interesting rocks John found himself working part-time in record and HiFi shops; Sharon operating a band promotion agency. Both loved live music. John was soon managing and part owning a specialist HiFi store, then later Totally Wired came into being. The name Totally Wired has it’s origins in a song by the Fall. What seemed like a good but obscure title at the time has proved to suit the business remarkably well in the present.
We both have a love of the outdoors which is why you’ll find Totally Wired in the lower half of New Zealand’s South Island. We see it as one of the most beautiful un-spoilt parts of the world. Hence we live outside of the city on a rural block where we nurture the native bush and have paddocks of Hereford cattle which we breed. When we get a break it’s somewhere well out of cell phone range usually sea kayaking or tramping. Might we also add that Dunedin is full of wonderful creative people and we have a group of interesting, fun friends around us.
The Intelligent Choice For The Quality Conscious
Here we are after nearly 20 years and We’re still here for you, because as we said, we have a lot in common with you. We feel no desire to be subject to the conventional rules of consumerism. Rather we want to be the antidote, providing answers and value that lasts. Helping you make choices based on your individual requirements. We still follow our hearts. Hence our support of the World Wide Fund for Nature. We’d like to think that you will buy from us simply because we offer you the best products, good value for money and help you with information. But if we can also do something worthwhile along the way it is a good thing, and in a world of rampant consumerism this might appeal to you. We believe choices made today will determine the future. Become design conscious, consume less and help protect the environment.
James Bellaney New Zealand Artist
One of the reasons we love Dunedin city is it’s high level of creative talent in music, literature and the visual arts. So we are pleased to present our Totally Wired artist in residence. The beautifully expressive paintings by James Ballaney in the shop are for sale on behalf. “Art is about discovery, for the artist and for the voyager. People who actually go to see art work in or outside a gallery enter so, not with a depiction of what they will actually get, but with faith that something will happen subjectively.” - James