Your Audio Visual Specialists
Meet the team below:
Meet the team below
I was born and bred here in Matamata, so I’m about as local as you can get.
As my parents were farmers, I always thought I would also like to be a farmer. In fact, that’s exactly what I did when I left school. As soon as I could afford to buy a herd of cows, I grabbed the opportunity and went sharemilking. During those early years I meet my life partner Robyn and we expanded our cow numbers to 300.
In 1986, we were at a crossroads, do we carry on and achieve farm ownership, or take a new path. My other passion (apart from Ducati motorcycles) was HiFi sound equipment. So, we decided to set up a business here in Matamata which was originally called “Matamata Video & Sound Centre”.
Over the years we have shifted to various locations in Matamata as expansion required. We have also evolved from selling records and cassettes, National TVs, and Sanyo stereos to now offering completely customised installation of state-of- the-art audio and visual.
31 years later, we’re still here, serving the Matamata community and surrounding districts. We’ve managed to do it with hard-work, determination, and offering honest advice with reliable service.
Audio Visual Consultant
Shane started his passion for music and home-made amplifiers in the early 70s as a teenager and remembers the thrill of “stereo” and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen using the left/right imaging.
Doing an electrical apprenticeship and many years of playing, writing and producing music, operating recording studios and live sound equipment, it was no surprise to end up installing and selling HiFi and visual products.
After years overseas performing music, he came back home and settled in Te Aroha. For 15 years he commuted to Hamilton working in the audio industry and by chance got the opportunity to work for Tony at Tonezone.
Shane has a friendly, soft nature and, being of a practical ability, can solve any problem ranging from installation into existing homes to cabling new homes. He has a vast product knowledge so often can source and supply the very product you need. Here at Tonezone he will install the Yamaha multi- room system, Sonos music system, new TV or projector and network everything to operate from your Smartphone. He can come around to consult and price the solution, install it and train you on how to use it.
Now with a young family and a craze for mountain biking, life has never been better.
You can even buy his CD at the shop or listen to his music on www.shanetaylor.co.nz.
View our services we offer below in-depth:
View our services we offer below in-depth
You don’t just live in one room in your home, so why confine your entertainment to one room?
We can offer you a multi-room entertainment system which is now more achievable and affordable than ever. Linking your family room, master bedroom, kitchen and outdoor areas creates a whole home system, bringing a new level of enjoyment to your everyday life.
Audio and visual systems are just as important at your business as they are at home. We can create a solution which gives a discreet and harmonious flow of sound and/or vision through your cafe, office club or store. We designed and installed the indoor and outdoor invisible speaker system at the famous Green Dragon at Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours near Matamata.
Digital Device Integration
Optimise your audio visual system using your Smartphone and/or tablet. We can show you how to control your whole system from your portable device making the most of the technology at your fingertips. This technology allows you to switch between your own or internet-based media and also control the volume and much more.
Looking to upgrade your system?
When it comes to TV then Panasonic is number one. Wireless music options are handled by SONOS and who makes better amplifiers than Yamaha. Rega just keeps making great turntables. Then there is Klispch, Tivoli, Speakercraft, Epsom, QAcoustic, Cambridge Audio, Tanglewood guitars, Casio keyboards and more.
Ask us anything, our product knowledge is second to none.
New Home or Existing Installation
It is easier and more cost effective to design and install a system during the building process. Plus we make sure the wires are hidden so they do not disturb the flow of your new home.
However, we are very clever at disguising and running cables in your existing home. Come talk to us to find out more.
Not only can we design and install a custom system, we back it up with great service. Most importantly we make it easy to use and show you how to operate it when it is installed. Plus, if there is anything you are not quite sure about, we offer 24/7 customer care. We are only a phone call away.
Everyone deserves a customised system, from concept and design right through to installation.
We offer exceptional service and if you need help with your new system, we are always just a phone call away.
We ask about your needs and design a system perfectly suited for you and your lifestyle. We can assist with acoustic treatment of listening rooms or offices.
Even with new wireless technology, hard-wired cables still offer the most reliable connections and the best signal transfer. We will help you decide what is best for your situation
Experience and knowledge are vital when integrating different technologies, especially when making a user-friendly system.
Custom installation will enhance both your home and lifestyle.
Relaxing in your bedroom or out on the deck with your favourite music at your fingertips, or experiencing the power and emotion of a blockbuster movie on your own big screen, see the results for yourself today.