In the Trenches: Sound Hounds, Victoria, BC

I have just spent five wonderful days in Victoria, BC. A gorgeous little city, with a Sub Mediterranean climate, fine restaurants, excellent nightlife, the Olympic Mountains across the Strait and, of course, the Pacific Ocean. One day, I’d like to live there. Other than no snow and good wine stores, the only other two prerequisites for a big Audiophilia move are a BMW dealership and a good high end audio store. Happily, Victoria hits on all counts.

Which brings me to Sound Hounds, Victoria’s home of high end audio. Founded in the early 70s (the store seems to have kept the original style), the store is a feast of high end goodies. It is a dealer for Audio Note, Quad, Magneplanar, and many other high end lines. They boast good sound rooms, a healthy trade in room, and a repair centre. Nice.

But best of all are the sales team. The latest hire is from 1993, with the owners and other salespeople from the store beginnings. And they still have smiles on their faces and lots of trusted experience.

If you are an audio fan and have some time in Canada’s paradise, drop in for a visit.

There About Page tells a little of their philosophy:

Welcome and thank you for visiting!

Of the 5 senses sound has the unmistakable ability to incite an emotional response. When sound is balanced that sound puts you in the audience of your favourite concerto, in front of your favourite jazz musician, in the front row of a Led Zeppelin concert.

It does not matter if you are listening to your favourite music in stereo or your favourite movie in 7.1 DTS Master surround sound, the quality of your audio components determines their ability to transport you to that alternate reality, that alternate place.

Sound Hounds has been serving the Victoria region since 1973. To say that we are passionate about sound is an understatement! We urge you to come into our store and let us find you that perfect setup.


1532 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada. V8R 1A8

Tuesday - Saturday

9:30AM - 6:00PM