Systemline E50 – Top Product 2017

Installed Bluetooth music system with touch and gesture control with TV audio / auxiliary input Systemline E50 from Armour Home has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Electrician & Installer Magazine’s 2017 reader poll. The awards, selected on the level of interest and enquiries generated by PE’s 70,000+ readership, are recognition for those manufacturers and suppliers that have made a real difference to the electrical contractor’s ability to get the job done efficiently, safely and professionally, whether this is in the form of innovative products, tools or time-saving solutions. PE Editor, Richard Bowler said: “Our annual awards...

How to best celebrate 25 years?

How to best celebrate 25 years of business success and customer loyalty was never going to be a big challenge for Ashley Burrell, owner of Abtec Audio Lounge, the Petone-based automotive and home audio company. The experienced industry player has hit on a winner idea with a generous giveaway of state-of-the-art American audio speakers worth a massive $10,000. To be in to win the handmade Cornwall speakers entrants simply have to visit www.abtec.co.nz anytime in May and click on the Promos button and leave their details. “I’ve been told this is madness, I’ve talked to the big industry companies and...

Wharfedale Reva speakers aim to double down on Diamond range

Wharfedale has confirmed the release of a new speaker series called Reva. The range comprises two standmount speakers, two floorstanders and a centre channel, with the price of a stereo pair starting at £450. The Reva series, first teased at the Bristol Sound & Vision show in February, aims to build on the Award-winning success of the company’s more affordable Diamond range, refining and upgrading the Diamond design in an effort to deliver better performance for a little more cash. While the Diamond 220 speakers come in at £220, the Revo 1 bookshelf speakers start the new range at £450. They’re joined by the larger...

Abtec Petone Easter Hours 2018

Easter is here again! Hooray!! This year we will be closing and spending time with our families… We will be closed…. Good Friday 30th March 2018 Easter Saturday 31st March 2018 Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 Our Abtec Petone team will return back to our normal business hours Tuesday 3rd April 2018 Have a great Easter break, and a big thank you for supporting us!!

Audio-Technica Debuts Its New AT-LP7 Turntable at CES 2018

STOW, OH, January 9, 2018 — At CES 2018 Audio-Technica is introducing its new AT-LP7 Belt Drive Turntable, which is engineered to deliver a superior high-fidelity listening experience. “For more than 50 years Audio-Technica has earned a reputation for excellence in vinyl playback for our high-quality cartridges, and our turntable business is built upon that success,” said Bob Peet, Audio-Technica U.S. Marketing Manager. “The AT-LP7 extends this heritage as the finest turntable the company has ever offered.” The AT-LP7 offers manual operation and is supplied with the VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge, built-in switchable phono/line preamp with selectable MM/MC...

JBL Stadium UB4100 Amplified Powersports Soundbar

POWERFUL PERFORMANCE COMPANION FOR YOUR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE; Legendary JBL pro and home audio performance is now available for the great outdoors. The new JBL STADIUM UB4100 AMPLIFIED Powersports Soundbar is designed for UTVs, boats and other personal and family vehicles built for fun and recreation. Take the wheel or helm and experience the sound of powerful JBL rollicking sound. (Try 105dB at fifteen feet!) It’s also equipped with a super flexible mounting system that fits any size roll cage and will take a 10G shock and stay put. You can also separate the soundbar into two speaker towers to optimize...

Alpine’s iLX-107 is the first, and best, aftermarket wireless CarPlay receiver Review

Alpine’s newly released iLX-107 is the first infotainment system to boast wireless CarPlay compatibility, allowing users to listen to tunes, navigate, interact with Siri and more without a Lightning cable. AppleInsider went hands-on with the receiver and came away greatly impressed. How Wireless CarPlay Works Wireless CarPlay requires iPhone’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi be turned on. All data and audio are sent over Wi-Fi, but just like AirDrop, having Bluetooth enabled helps the phone recognize the in-car unit. That’s correct: Even though the radio has Bluetooth in it, it’s using Wi-Fi for call audio. You can’t pair with the unit in any...

Abtec Petone Christmas Message December 2017

Another year is coming to an end. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support throughout 2017. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year have a safe and happy holiday break… See you in 2018! Our hours throughout the Xmas / New Year holidays are as follows; Sunday 24th Dec 2017  11am – 3pm Monday 25th Dec 2017 – CLOSED Tuesday 26th Dec 2017 – Boxing Day Sale (Open 10am – 3pm) Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st Dec 2017 – OPEN Monday 1st Jan 2018 – CLOSED Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 – CLOSED Wednesday 3rd Jan 2018  Normal opening hours resume From your...