Kronos HiFi is born

1988/98

Kronos Launch

Kronos HiFi was started by David Campbell in 1988/89 from his bedroom! Having struggled to find a dealer locally who offered a wide range of products and listened to the customers needs, David knew it could be better, so he decided to start his own. Kronos was the original importer of Pro-Ject Audio Systems, Triangle Loudspeakers and YBA! Kronos is the longest running Pro-Ject dealer in the UK!

Our First Store

1996

Kronos opens its first store

We opened our first retail outlet in Dungannon, N.Ireland, and began to expand our range of  services by creating our Home Cinema department. Alongside our new Home Cinema range Kronos HIFI brought the largest range of specialist HIFI products to N.Ireland and to this day we continue to have one of the largest ranges of HIFI products in the UK! 

Expansion

1999

We expand our store

 Kronos HiFI continued to grow  and in late 1999 we moved into our new larger premises, which featured a 1000sq.ft showroom, and the building hosted separate demonstration rooms for HIFI and Home Cinema systems. Due to demand, Kronos HIFI expanded into custom installation, multi room audio systems and projection systems, and became one of the first dealers to become an approved CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and installation Association) installer. Specialist HiFi products continued to be be at the forefront of the business. 

A New Name

2001

Kronos AV

In 2001, Kronos HIFI evolved into Kronos Audio Visual, as we felt this reflected the companies diversification into both the audio and video market place. Kronos Audio Visual shortly after joined the online marketplace and quickly asserted itself as one of the UK’s leading e-commerce stores for specialist HiFi &Home Cinema products.  In 2014, we completely re designed our showroom, demonstration rooms and office space. E-commerce has become a huge part of Kronos AV, and part of our re design was to incorporate a dedicated shipping & packing area, to allow us to ship as quickly and securely as possible. 

We open a second store

2015

Store- Uckfield

 In 2015 we opened our first store on the UK mainland. Having grown our reputation across N.Ireland and becoming a well known online retailer across the UK, it seemed like the right time to give our UK customers a store to visit and meet the team. Our first store opened in Uckfield, East Sussex. A key factor for us was giving our UK customers a store where they could hear our stunning range of products, and have advice on hand. When we decided too make the jump to the UK mainland, we knew we would need someone who could manage our store and offer our customers the same level of knowledge they have come to expect. That is where Richard Allan came in. Richard has over 30 years experience in the HiFi industry, and has an array of knowledge across most brands. Richard has been heavily involved in product design, and later retail. Among his many talents, Richard has a wealth of expertise, which includes a staggeringly impressive range of technical knowledge of most products. 

A bigger store

2016

We move to bigger premises

In 2016, following a successful first year, we moved our store to Staplefeld, West Sussex, as we felt this was a better area and was much more accessible for many of our customers. Richard remained at the helm, and Kronos’s reputation has been growing year on year and we hope to continue to grow this throughout the whole of the UK.   

New Warehousing

2020

Online Expansion

In 2020, we expanded our warehousing network, and created warehousing facilities in both N.Ireland and the UK mainland. This allowed us to drastically reduce lead times on orders and expand our stock holding capabilities.

Our West Sussex Store Expands

2021

A New Reference Demo Room

In 2021, we had the opportunity to acquire a building beside our West Sussex branch, which we then turned into a full reference demonstration suite. This enabled us to do higher end demonstrations in line with our growing customer base.

We Open our new Store in Lisburn

2023

We open our new store in Lisburn

In 2023, we opened our latest store in Lisburn. Designed to be a luxury boutique store, working strictly by appointment, we are now able to offer one of the finest demonstration areas in the country. With a relaxed and lead back feel you can take your time, listen to a wide range of products without disruption.

Our Sussex branch is featured in ART OF LUXURY MAGAZINE

2023

Magazine Features

In 2023, following the opening of our new demo suite in Staplefield, West Sussex, Art of Luxury magazine featured us in their magazine, deeming us the "Sound of Luxury". Focusing on our work with high end clients and reference audio, the magazine feature offered customers an insight into our company.

Kronos AV Wins Nationwide Audio Retailer of the Year

2023/2024

First Award of 2023

In early 2023, we were lucky enough to be awarded the "Nationwide audio retailer of the year award". This was an award which was received due to our customer service and excellence in our given industry.

Kronos AV Wins South England Prestige Award

2023/2024

Our second award of 2023

Our West Sussex branch was awarded the "Best Audio Retailer" award for the South of England. This was a customer nominated award and we are very proud that we were recognised for this region against a lot competition.

Kronos AV Wins GLOBAL AUDIO OF THE YEAR AWARD

2023/2024

Our 3rd award of 2023

At the end of 2023, we were honoured to be chosen as the GLOBAL AUDIO RETAILER OF THE YEAR. Winning against 90,000 other retailers we were very proud to be recognised on a global scale for our work in the industry and our dedication to customer service and innovation in the industry. This was regarded as featuring and bringing new brands to the UK, and offering the best knowledge and advice to customers.

Kronos AV wins NORTHERN IRELAND ENTERPRISE AWARD

2023/2024

Our 4th Award of the Year

We were very humbled to receive the Enterprise award for Northern Ireland as Best HiFi Retailer" This was awarded due to our long standing business and commitment to the area, and our work with customer service and expertise.

We open our new flagship store

2024

A new flagship store

In March 2024, we opened our new Flagship store, which offers one on the most immersive listening experiences. With a huge range of products, dedicated listening suites, professional coffee bar, Headphone demo area and much more you can enjoy the best Kronos AV has to offer.

Kronos AV is nominated for Scottish HIFI Retailer of the Year

2024

A further award nomination

We were very much humbled and pleasantly surprised to be offered this nomination, as we don't have a retail outlet in Scotland. When we enquired why we were nominated we were informed we had been nominated by numerous Scottish customers who wanted us to be recognised for our work within Scotland in helping them achieve their audiophile goals. We were extremely privileged that our customers felt so strongly about our service, and went to this effort for us. We look forward to the results!

Kronos AV work directly with the artists!

2024

Artists use our expertise to find that "real" sound

More recently, we have been working with artists who have chosen Kronos AV as their "go to" HiFi specialists. Thanks to our product range and experience, we have created systems for artists (many of which we cannot name!) which allows them to test the resolution and quality of recordings. We created systems which allowed the artists to be able to hear their recordings where vocals, instruments etc... were correctly represented. As they know the "real" sound of their recordings, we are privileged to be chosen by so many for our reputation of creating a true sound. The latest artist we have worked with is Emmy Award winner Foy Vance.

Kronos AV Inducteed into the Hall of Fame

1st June, 2024

Hall of Fame

Kronos AV was proudly inducted into the Hall of Fame for bing a multi award winning company. It became the first HiFi Retailer to achieve this award making history in the process.

TODAY

2024

TODAY

Kronos AV remains an independently owned and operated family business. Still owned and operated by David Campbell, it is now a second generation business with his sons also now working alongside him. With a dedicated staff of true music enthusiasts, Kronos AV continues to follow the same principles set out by David from the start. To offer a wide range of products, to listen to the individual needs of the customer and get you the best sound possible!