About Sandman Audio Video

Formed in December 1990, Sandman Audio Video is based in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Managing Director Tim Hyndman has over 25 years experience in broadcast, professional, commercial and consumer audio/video.

With backgrounds in television engineering, live music, studio recording, hi-fi and a personal passion for home theatre, we are well placed to provide expertise and add value to the products and systems we supply and install.

In 2011 our focus is primarily on installed residential home theatre and music systems, but our clientele ranges from television networks, film television and multimedia production companies, freelance camera operators, location sound recordists, sound engineers, musicians, A/V rental companies, music venues, corporates, museums and houses of worship through to audiophiles, hi-fi buffs and home theatre enthusiasts.

Our enduring philosophy is to provide the right product and system for your needs. Your satisfaction is paramount, which is why we back everything we do with The Sandman Guarantee:
We will only supply products that fully meet your expectations or we’ll take them back and give you a 100% refund and a $30 CD voucher.

Our Terms & Conditions of sale can be found here:
Sandman Terms & Conditions

We are members of CEDIA, an international trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. CEDIA provides top-ranked educational conferences, industry professional training, and certification focused on the installation and integration of residential electronic systems that consumers use to enhance their lifestyles.

We are members of BNI (Business Network International) a business and professional referral organisation whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals by word-of-mouth marketing. BNI has become the world's largest business referral organisation, with currently over 120,000 members in 5,600 chapters in 44 countries, including Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Sweden, South Africa, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, India and most recently South Korea.

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