About The Audio Tailor
Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.
We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!
The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”
When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.
Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?
Is Solidsteel the best?
Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?
Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.
And there SHOULD be.
Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.
It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.
Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.
You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!
Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.
Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.
Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.
What could possibly be worse?
What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.
Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.
Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?
Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?
Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?
We like to think so!
And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:
Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)
Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.
We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.
Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.
All they need to worry about, is talking to us.
Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.
We want to know the picture in your head.
That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.
A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.
The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”
Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.
What kind of budget have you set aside?
What’s the existing set-up look like?
How big is the listening room you have in mind?
How much ambient light is coming in?
Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?
What about room resonance and reflection?
No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.
To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.
We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.
Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.
Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.
Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.
Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:
- The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
- A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
- A commitment to end-to-end service.
At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.
Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!
We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.
Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.
To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
Solidsteel - Made in Italy since 1990
The Hyperspike Series is Solidsteel's Top range of products. Officially launched in 2004 it is designed and created to satisfy the most prestigious needs. The elegant aesthetic merge with the functional choices to better valorise the audio and video components. In this Series there are harmonies and geometrical relationships. Chromatic contrasts between surfaces and Solidsteel's deep care for what they love to do. All the selected materials are of excellent quality and of Italian origin, finely worked with the maximum care and passion that distinguishes our brand from the very beginning.
The four pillar design is geometrically positioned to give maximum support and minimum physical contact with the surrounding environment. The rack stems are made of high quality solid steel rods, polished by a state of the art process giving a smooth and shimmering finish. In order to provide the necessary modular structure, the frames comprise a central segment of variable length to meet diverse requirements, to which are attached the other elements that make up the rest of the support mechanism. Adding to the technical composition are securing screws, insulating spikes (very strong, beautifully secured, adjustable, strong locking with a clamping screw) and decoupling pads, also made of solid steel. Amongst the elements to be assembled are rubber o-rings, similar to a piston ring with the purpose of improving the fit while reducing the transmission of mechanical energy. This is the traditional Hyperspike Vibration Free System, designed by Solidsteel. The shelves dimensions are actually the largest produced in our range of products for vertical racks. It is available both in flat black, glossy black and in glossy white finish. Each shelf have a weight sustainability of tested 80 Kg
A product of precision craftsmanship, this amp stand from the HF range is your amplifiers new best friend.
Your amplifier is the backbone of your hi-fi system. This is a high-quality amp stand from premium Italian manufacturer Solidsteel. It is the perfect solution for supporting a bulky power amp and allowing it to operate as efficiently as possible.
This HF series stand is an example of how a visually modest piece of furniture can be an integral part of a streamlined home theatre system.
- Sleek, rounded form
- Protects equipment from external vibration
- Resonance-free construction
- 4-pillar design for rigidity
- Included hard-floor protector pads for spikes
- Made with high-quality Italian materials
- Holds up to 80kg
- Stand available in 480mm or 600mm depth
Many high-performance power amplifiers and integrated amplifiers are too bulky and heavy to be supported by traditional stands or racks. This stand is a heavy-duty unit that is designed for the sole purpose of supporting your equipment and acoustically isolating it from external disturbances.
Designed with Intention. Crafted with care.
Hi-fi manufacturers attempt to minimise internal vibration in their appliances. However, this effort cannot completely protect against disturbances introduced by speakers, subwoofers, and other external factors. This is where a trustworthy stand is essential to playing your media free from disruptions to performance or damage to the equipment. Floor pads are included for protecting hard surfaces from becoming scratched by the spikes.
The four-pillar design of this HF series stand is geometrically positioned to give the unit maximum support and a sturdy contact with the surrounding environment. This means that on level floors, this stand offers incredible support.
Every element of this stand has been designed with the primary goal of enabling your system to perform as well as it can. From the very shape of the rack down to the rubber O-rings covering the spikes, every element has been considered. This is the Hyperspike Vibration Free System, designed by Solidsteel.
High-end speakers and amplifiers are designed to look as good as they perform. The same is true for home theatre furniture. This unit is visually striking, designed not to outshine the unit it supports, but to praise it. The hardware is made of high-quality stainless steel, polished by a state of the art process, resulting in the eye-catching smooth and gleaming finish.
With the HF series, Solidsteel has crafted an amp stand that strikes the perfect balance between form and function. There are harmonies and geometrical relationships between components, which as well as serving a functional purpose, offer the unit a visual contrast and air of professionalism.
Most home theatre devices need ample ventilation to ensure they don't overheat. Enclosed cabinets can cause unexpected shutdown and could potentially reduce the lifespan of your AV appliances. An advantage of a hi-fi unit like this is that it allows your equipment to breathe properly.
- Hardware - Stainless Steel (INOX)
- Shelves - MDF (medium-density fibreboard)
- Sustainability for each shelf - 80 kg
- Outer Dimensions (WxHxD) - 404x175x600mm
- Inner Shelves Dimensions (WxHxD) - 404x175x600mm
- Colours - Gloss Black and Gloss White (Matte Black finish is only available on the 600mm deep stand)