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 purpose built Hamilton showroom and warehousing in 2005 . In 2014 it opened it’s second showroom located in Auckland.

Daniel Howard

Masters in Business Administration

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 now runs both shops.

Dan lives in Hamilton with his wife Christina and young son Quin, and is very active in the community arts scene.



Adam Jurisich

AdamSystems Engineer & Project Manager

The Audio Consultant is glad to have Adam back in the fold. Adam has worked with The Audio Consultant previously as a programmer and installer before heading to the United Kingdom to complete his “OE”.

While in England he built on his extensive knowledge base working for high end automation companies. With some notable clients and many stories he has now returned to New Zealand to take up the position of Senior Systems Engineer.

Adam will design the automation system that best fits your needs while being cutting edge and simple to use. Adam is The Audio Consultant’s go-to guy for automation designs.

Adam has a passion for all sports and follows Formula One.


David Boyes

Senior Installation Engineer

David comes from a long career in Audio Visual installation and automation. Starting out 14 years ago , he has gone from strength to strength with an almost insatiable appetite to learn about Automation, Audio and video.

With his wealth of programming knowledge which is the key to a smart reliable system in any home or commercial space.

A man passionate about getting the right solutions for clients. His specialities are in Control 4, Pronto, Speakercraft, and Axium Vantage automation and programming. He also installs Security and phone systems. He has a real knack for putting clients at ease and sorting out the right system for the job.

We often get a lot of very positive comments from David’s clients, and he is a very valued member of our team. After work he loves skiing, photography, music and movies.


Michael Packer

Diploma in Audio EngineeringMike P

Installation Engineer

Mike joined The Audio Consultant, after having completed a diploma in Audio Engineering at the SAE Institute.

In his spare time he works in the live sound industry as a sound engineer, and is also very active in his local community. One of his other passions is organ music.


Jono Scaife

Jono Scaife

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)
Post Graduate Diploma in Music
Diploma in Audio Engineering

Installation Engineer

Jono has a background in commercial data and TV systems, as well as a background in domestic audio visual work.
Jono grew up in Carlisle, Cumbria (in the UK, way up in the north), and loves to play guitar and write & record his own music. He also plays guitar in various groups, and is passionate about recording, mixing and mastering music. Movies are Jono’s other big passion after music.


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.

 

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