Distinction Audio | Home Audio Systems NZ

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At Distinction Audio, we pride ourselves on being the leading provider of high-quality home audio systems and home theatre solutions in New Zealand. With our extensive range of products, tailored to suit a variety of needs, you can transform your living space into a haven of Hi-Fi sound and immersive entertainment.

Distinction Audio supplies, designs and installs bespoke home audio solutions from the worlds most awarded brands, including: Wilson Audio, Dan D’Agostino, Wisdom Audio, Trinnov, Bowers & Wilkins, Estelon, Rotel, Artcoustic and KEF. No matter your preferences or budget, our dedicated team is committed to helping you find the perfect home audio system for your needs, all designed to deliver exceptional audio quality. So whether you are interested in high-end home theatres or award-winning Hi-Fi stereo setups, or anything in between, get in touch today.

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Your Entertainment Space

Looking to create the ultimate cinematic experience in your own home? Our extensive range of home theatre systems NZ includes everything you need to bring your favourite movies and shows to life. From high-quality amplifiers to cutting-edge audio processors, we’ve got you covered with the best home theatre NZ has to offer. Explore our home cinema systems and discover how easy it is to step into a world of immersive entertainment.

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We can assist with Design & Install

At Distinction Audio, we understand that setting up a home theatre or home audio system NZ can be a complex and time-consuming process. That’s why we offer comprehensive design and installation services to help you create the perfect entertainment space without stress.

Our team of skilled professionals will work with you to understand your specific needs and preferences, designing a customised solution that seamlessly integrates with your home. From selecting the ideal components to expert installation, we’ll take care of every detail, ensuring you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy your new home audio or theatre system.

Let us take the hassle out of creating your dream entertainment space with our exceptional design and installation services.

Contact Us for Personalised Assistance

If you need help selecting the perfect home audio system or home theatre solution, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team. With years of experience in the home audio NZ industry, we’re here to provide expert advice and guidance to ensure you find the ideal products to suit your needs.

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Why Choose Distinction Audio

Wilson Audio, Dan D’Agostino, Wisdom Audio, KEF, Bowers & Wilkins, Estelon, Rotel, Barco and Artcoustic are just a few of the award-winning brands available at Distinction Audio. Whether you’re looking for award-winning Hi-Fi stereo systems or high-end home theatres, or something in between, we can help you set up game-changing home audio systems.

We provide individuals and companies worldwide with cutting-edge smart home automation technologies. Our team of international designers can create a custom solution for each area that meets CEB22 and CEB23 recommendations.

Keeping pace with the remarkable growth in touch panels and voice control devices, you will fall in love with how simple it is to use our smart home solution and all of the connected devices. Increasing your home entertainment options, streamlining your daily routine, and making better use of your resources are all great ways to improve your quality of life at home.

Our range of home audio products

Setting up your preferred home audio systems can be hard because there are so many options. Choosing between an integrated amp or a preamp & power amp can be difficult. So, what’s the difference between a preamp & power amp combo and an integrated amp and does it matter?

A preamp is a device that boosts a signal enough for it be amplified by a power amplifier. It takes the audio signal from the device that plays music and strengthens it. An integrated amp has both a preamp and a power amp built into it. A separate preamp & power amp combo gives you better sound quality, but an integrated amp is cheaper and easier to use.

If you want to improve the sound quality of the devices that are part of your home audio systems, one of the first things you need to do is choose between a soundbar and a home theatre system. If you want compact, portable, simple and more affordable a soundbar is your answer.  On the other hand, if you want the highest possible level of performance, nothing can compare to the combination of an audio/video receiver and multiple speakers.

Receivers are more versatile than soundbars since they include a wide range of HDMI inputs. You don’t have to spend a lot of money up front; you can start with only a few of stereo speakers and add components as you go.

Every component in the audio chain, from the source to disc players or turntables to power amplifiers to DACs to speakers, is vital. However, a better speaker system is one of the best upgrades you can make to your home audio NZ. We have a range of options that will improve your listening experience and suit your budget.

The best-sounding pair of stereo speakers when you listen to them at a dealership might not be the best-sounding pair when you get them home because stereo speakers react differently depending on their position in a room, on how close they are to each other, and on whether or not there are any walls in the room.

It’s always a good idea to measure your space before making a speaker purchase. When it comes to positioning, you shouldn’t be too casual about it because the speakers probably come with a manual that has the manufacturer’s recommendations for placement. However, there is nothing quite like exploring with a sharp ear, so trust your instincts and go with what seems right.

CD players, turntables, phono pre-amps, streamers or digital-to-analogue converters (DAC), including the world renowned Rossini and Vivaldi master clocks — we have the audio components and capabilities that will take your home audio system to the next level.

In terms of connecting a DVD player, TV, soundbar, video game console or any other audio device to your home theatre, HDMI, optical and coaxial cables are the most commonly used. At Distinction Audio you will find RCA, Subwoofer, Toslink, XLR, HDMI and speaker cables. Our range of cables will get you connected for optimal speed and performance.


If you want to improve the quality of the sound produced by electronic gadgets in your home, there is a wide variety of home theatre equipment available, but the choices might be daunting.

The appropriate home theatre systems NZ can breathe new life into your music and movies, as well as entirely transform the ambience of your living space.

The term “home audio system” refers to a wide range of audio equipment designed specifically for use in the home, including stereos, music centres, your tv and other audio devices. You may even opt for a multi-room audio system that will allow you to play music across your entire home.

We at Distinction Audio offer the perfect answer for your home music needs, regardless of whether your vision of a home music system consists of a turntable and speakers or a whole-house music system.

We’ll equip you with the perfect home audio solutions in no time.

Choosing the right home audio system depends on various factors, including room size, personal preferences, budget, and intended use. To find the perfect system for your needs, follow these steps:

Evaluate your space

Assess the size and layout of the room where you plan to install your home audio system. This will help you determine the number and type of speakers required for optimal sound coverage and quality.

Identify your preferences

Consider your listening habits and preferences. Do you mostly listen to music or watch movies? Are you a casual listener or an audiophile seeking a Hi-Fi experience? This will help guide you towards the right type of system and components.

Set a budget

Determine how much you’re willing to invest in home audio systems. This will help you narrow down your options and find a system that delivers the best value for your money.

Seek expert advice

Our knowledgeable team at Distinction Audio is always on hand to help you navigate our extensive range and find the ideal solution for your specific needs and preferences. We can guide you through the process, answer your questions, and provide recommendations tailored to your requirements.

At Distinction Audio, we’re proud to offer a wide selection of award-winning brands, including Wilson Audio, Dan D’Agostino, Wisdom Audio, Trinnov, Bowers & Wilkins, Estelon, Rotel, Barco, and KEF. Our extensive range caters to various needs, from top-notch Hi-Fi stereo systems and luxurious home theatres to versatile options that strike a balance between the two. Our experienced team is here to assist you in creating your ideal home audio setup tailored to your preferences and requirements.

A DAC, or Digital-to-Analogue Converter, plays a vital role in the overall performance of home theatre systems, NZ and beyond. Essentially, a DAC converts digital audio signals from your media sources, such as Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, or streaming devices, into analogue audio signals that your speakers can reproduce as sound.

In a home theatre setup, the quality of the DAC can significantly impact the audio experience. A high-quality DAC ensures that the audio is accurately converted, maintaining the original sound quality and providing a more immersive and engaging listening experience. On the other hand, a low-quality DAC might result in a less accurate conversion, leading to a loss of audio detail and a less enjoyable experience.

Many home theatre systems in NZ come equipped with built-in DACs within their AV receivers or amplifiers. However, for passionate listeners seeking the best possible audio performance, standalone DACs are also available. These external DACs can offer superior conversion capabilities and often include advanced features, such as high-resolution audio support or improved jitter reduction.

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Cambridge Audio    Wharfedale     Wilson Audio     DCS Audio     KEF     Rotel

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