About


History

The Audio Consultant is one of the longest established Hifi and Custom Installation companies in the country. Established in 1994, it has been looking after customers in the Waikato region for over 20 years.

Established by Jeff Clark after the closure of Sound Systems Waikato. It was run as a direct to the customer consultant service for the first ten years,

Building on a larger and larger clientèle The Audio Consultant opened its first purpose built Hamilton showroom and warehousing in 2005.

Since then there has been many changes and we are now working from our new showroom in Somerset street in a streamlined operation.

Scott Carruthers

Owner / System Designer

Scott started working in the Telecommunications Industry over 20 years ago, He has also vast experience working with all aspects of complex Television distribution systems as well as Security Alarms, IP Security Cameras, Access Control and Control4 Home Automation systems.

In 2011 he founded Alltech Solutions and has been diligently striving to provide superior quality technology solutions and Client experiences throughout the North Island since. With a long history playing guitar he is also familiar with the unique challenges and solutions that come with commercial and live sound  applications.

Scott is passionate about providing elegant solutions that just work, and keep working for years to come.

Daniel Howard

Masters in Business Administration

Former Owner/ System Designer

Daniel’s career in the music industry spans nearly two decades, from when he was first employed by Jeff Clark at Sound Systems Waikato two decades ago. Daniel has a real passion for music in all its manifestations, whether recording, live presentation or installation of AV equipment.

After the early sales and install days Daniel went on to run a highly successful recording and touring sound company “Click Sound” where he honed his craft at recording and live music.

From here Daniel came to The Audio Consultant to work on larger projects involving audio, video, lighting integration and became the first Control 4 technician. He has an MBA and numerous certificates in various aspects of Automation and Control.

In 2015, Daniel took over the company, and ran the shop until 2020.

Dan lives in Hamilton with his wife Christina and son Quin.


Jeff Clark- Company Founder

NZCE (Civil)

Founder

Jeff, the founder of The Audio Consultant came from a civil engineering background. His first foray into hi-fi started when he was 14, a Michell turntable, it all started from there, building speakers and amps as a hobby which grew and grew. After 10 years in the Civil Engineering Business he made the change to hi-fi sales. Within a short period of time he set up The Audio Consultant, which is now the oldest Hi Fi company in Hamilton.