Who we are:- Founded in 1976, The Listening Post set out to sell the finest hi-fi equipment available in New Zealand. Since then, we have seen dramatic changes in the way we enjoy our music, movies, and even our homes. Home Theatre, Multi-room Audio/Video and, most recently, Home Automation have become part of our lives. 

At The Listening Post Hamilton, we understand that providing the product is just a small part of the service. We value our customers and their experience with us and, therefore, pride ourselves on our speedy after-sales service to ensure you are left with the perfect solution for your home.

Technology has moved forward with leaps and bounds, but our passion to continually develop our knowledge base and deliver the very best solution to our customers hasn’t changed. As a certified member of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), we are among a select group of international companies who have made a commitment to treat you with the highest standards of professional ethics. 

  • Media & theatre rooms
  • Audio visual presentation systems
  • Data / telephone systems
  • Multiroom entertainment systems
  • Automation systems
  • Access control systems
  • Hi-Fi systems
  • Building mangement systems
  • Security and Surveillance


Our staff attend regular training and education programmes to ensure the solutions we offer you are based on genuine expert knowledge and experience. You will not find a more passionate or qualified team of professionals. Thousands of delighted clients continue to purchase from us again and again and refer their friends and families. This is a true testament to our commitment to maintaining our positioning as New Zealand’s premier Entertainment and Automation specialist. 


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Jake Booth

027 583 9013

Jake is The Listening Post’s Systems Integrator, who has an interest in live sound, pro audio, recording, and high fidelity stereos. Jake is a highly experienced and established active musician, producer and mixing engineer. He studied at the NZ School of Music for both Jazz and Classical music and has completed his Audio Engineer Certificate in Music at the Audio Institute of New Zealand. Aside from Jake’s musical talents, his strengths include his 10 year involvement and experience in the audio industry in varied disciplines. These range from audio engineering and music production, to live sound and residential and commercial audio visual. Jake also has an interest in state of the art digital equipment and vintage analogue Hifi Stereo gear.

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Rhys Millar

027 469 8086

Rhys is our resident I.T Guy and runs our sister company, “Simple I.T” - Rhys has been tinkering with computers since he was tall enough to reach the keyboard. He completed studies in 2010, becoming a qualified Microsoft Certified I.T Professional (MCITP) and has been working commercially in I.T for the past five years. While his main interests include computer stuff like high-performance PC systems and video games, his other hobbies also include listening to music, operating a large tropical fish aquarium, and growing vegetables in his garden (or at least trying to).

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We pride ourselves on our professionalism and high standards of service, read testimonials from our satisfied customers below

A big thanks to the Team at the Listening Post Hamilton. I sought advice on my desire to have a quality home theatre system retrofitted into an existing house. They visited to determine my needs and then provided a system which was installed to a very high standard (not an easy job either). Their knowledge and customer service was great. If you are looking for quality home theatre system or anything audio / visual related. Please contact the team for a great deal.

- Jason Cowan, Hamilton

I have now bought two products from here and both are fantastic. The staff are super helpful, and after being a big Tivoli fan, I have to say the Ruark R1 is unbelievable. Sound is amazing, stations have no static - I'm in love with it - thanks so much!!!

- Kerry Tekii, Auckland

The quality of service we received from the Listening Post far exceeded my expectations of the type of service we normally expect to receive.  The quality of the product was top end, superior to what we are normally offered and at a price that was on a par with other recognized lower end brands. The service of the team through all of our interactions was honest, to the point and focused on achieving a balance between what we could afford and what would be a great outcome for our school. It was however the efficiency of the team that did the work that most impressed.  The boys were willing to work outside of the normal hours to install what we needed in the time frame that was set.  Plus they clearly knew their stuff! I will definitely ring the Listening Post first for anything to do with audio or visual in the future.   
 Affordable, honest, efficient, and high end. 

- Mike Malcolm, Cambridge

Last thing today we had the CEO and the Production Manager and the Project Manager onboard all using the Vantage system in the starboard cabin successfully. The smile on their faces was amazing and I got asked how the hell I managed to get the system running so far ahead of schedule and so far ahead of every other department. So I told them forward planning and being able to trust who you are working with. I really do appreciate the effort that's been put in here, you guys have an amazing attitude and are a real pleasure to work with, so thanks.

- Lee N., New Plymouth

It has been a long and painstaking process but throughout, Romesh has gone out of his way to understand the gap between what I had and what I wanted and has never lost patience or passion for my project. The net result is that I now have a system that is simple but sounds glorious. I do not know of another retailer who displays the passion and commitment that Romesh and his team do. They love music and its reproduction and they live and breathe their work.

- Chris D., Auckland

Congratulations on a top team based in Hamilton as I consider their efforts above and beyond the call of professionalism.

- Kevin Kelly, Te Awamutu

Indeed, its people like you and the rest of The Listening Post that are an encapsulation of what NZ is about... warm, friendly, professional and caring. You care about the small man like me and make the audio - video purchase an educational experience! The world ought to be one huge Listening Post Store.

- Dr David A., Auckland

Thanks for your excellent service! I look forward to further dealings with you.

- C.I., Hamilton

I can always rely on a frank and honest answer, and that's why you're such a good [bleep] to deal with.

- Wayne L., Hawke's Bay

I'm loving my new PS Audio P10! I'm loving what it's done to the sound and picture. Everything seems so much more vibrant. Everything seems more extended, and is more enveloping. The REL sub delivers better bass and sounds more integrated with the rest of the system. The picture is sharper, colours are more 'there', and on digital sources the surround effect is improved. I wish you boys had these years ago! I would recommend any one audition a P3, P5 or P10 for a worthwhile upgrade whether a movie fan or a music nut.

- Brent S., Hamilton