About Us

Berthold Auerbach expresses it well:   
                                                “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” 

About Us
Here at Audio Reference we aim to offer a personable approach to audio and we understand that everyone hears music differently, its your own personal experience. When you’re buying audio equipment you will want it to be from someone who is as passionate and as interested in it as you might be. 

We strive to create a relaxed, friendly and informal environment to ensure you enjoy your time with us. We never go for the ‘hard sell’ and want you to find the equipment that best fits your needs. At Audio Reference we have a simple goal, and that goal is to help people find unique, cost effective equipment from affordable, quality entry-level to some of the world's finest, high-end gear at their own pace.   

Achieving Component Synergy:

The synergy of combining the right components in a system can make a significant difference to your musical enjoyment, we regularly see clients arrive disappointed having bought well reviewed brands only to find that the outcome has not matched expectations, and ask us to help them sort it out, so we would like to share our experience with you to help you achieve your goal.

Our Products

We stock a wide variety of products to support our ever growing client base. You may not recognize some of the brand names that we stock, but when we are at shows and visiting factories choosing what gear and brands to bring to market we ensure they offer something unique at their price point or in their market segment. We can guarantee that all our items bring something very special and innovative to the market.

With our extensive range of audio equipment we can usually supply no matter how big or how small the budget.  We value the many diverse approaches to audio whether it’s through solid state or tube components, the many cable permeations or the array of speaker variations, because each has its place. We are not dogmatic about what’s best, but by spending time with us you will soon be able to tell us what you like - that’s what’s important!

Some of the product categories we offer are:

  • CD / SACD & Blu-ray players, DACs, Music Servers, Streamers &Network players etc
  • Turntables, tonearms, cartridges and accessories
  • Loudspeakers of all sizes and design concepts
  • Amplifiers of all types, Preamps, Phono preamps
  • Headphones and Headphone amps 
  • Cables
  • Home Theatre solutions
  • Audio Racks plus a wide range of other audio related products 

A select range of our equipment is available through respected Hi-Fi resellers or can be purchased directly from our showroom in Devonport, Auckland. Please contact us to discuss how you can best enjoy our extensive range of equipment. 


We invite you phone us to make an appointment before visiting. We do this so that we can offer you a relaxed, uninterrupted experience and give you our undivided attention where you can browse or audition equipment at your own pace to find out what will be best for you.

We want all our customers to feel comfortable and relate to us as friends who will offer you honest, informed, reliable advice. You are welcome to come and experience our equipment today, there’s no pressure or expectations, we are just happy to help in any way we can, give us a call. 

Looking forward to catching up and enjoying the time.