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Living Entertainment operates with a forward-thinking, new-world business model, focusing on creating helpful videos, product demonstrations & how-to-guides that educate & empower our customers.

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Who are we?

Living Entertainment is a family-owned and operated specialist Hi-fi & Home Theatre store located in the heart of Toowoomba, QLD.

We are a tight-knit team that brings a diverse set of skills to the table, all revolving around delivering the best audio products available combined with the best customer experience possible. 

Like most small businesses, everyone pitches in & does a bit of everything. But what is everyone's main job?

Read on to find out more about the team.

I really couldn't be happier with my experience with Living Entertainment. I had a couple of questions before purchase which were answered very promptly. My order was packed & picked up by the Couriers the same afternoon!

Tony M. - Krix Acoustix MK2 Bookshelf Speakers

While stock had run out, LENC kept me fully informed & ensured that I received the speakers at the sale price advertised.

Sophie D - KEF LS50 Meta Standmount Speakers

I’ve spent many months agonising on my selections for the “perfect” first hi-fi setup. The Lenc YouTube channel has great reviews that helped me land on the decision. I'm very happy.

Angus H. - The Symphony Suite Hi-fi Pack

Nat's Home System

As you can imagine, owning a hi-fi store has its fair share of occupational hazards. One is that Nat is forever changing his hi-fi system at home. The other is that he doesn't know where to stop.

Check out Nat's two main listening spaces & discover the truth about why he doesn't have a turntable at home.

Learn the truth

OUR STORY

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THE LE STORY

Small but mighty

Living Entertainment is established late in 2014 by long-time Hi-fi enthusiast & systems integrator Nat Dobbie.

Under Nat’s ownership, Living Entertainment is launched as a compact Hi-fi & Home Theatre store; tucked away in Lismore’s Summerland Arcade, LE occupies no more than 20 square metres of floor space.

Even still, Nat garners the attention of some big brand distributors as a wealth of knowledge & an energetic passion for all things hi-fi.

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Video killed the radio star

In March 2019, Living Entertainment launch its first-ever YouTube video.

With nothing but an iPhone & a can-do attitude, LE set out with a goal to educate & inspire the masses on all things audio.

It's not long before this shoebox-sized store in Lismore starts to outgrow its boots by gaining an international following for its hi-fi reviews & educational takes on audio.

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Bigger & better things

After a solid 5 years of growth & recognition throughout the Northern Rivers & beyond, Nat seizes the opportunity in late 2019 to expand the business dramatically.

Securing a larger showroom just down the road in Lismore's Keen Street, Living Entertainment officially re-launched in January 2020.

The custom-designed showroom positions LE as the premier Hi-fi & Home Theatre destination for the Northern Rivers & beyond.

With passion, dedication & a lot of hard work, Nat says “it’s been a raging success to this point, & one of the best decisions he’s ever made.”

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Momentum is brewing

With the addition of Dan to the team, the YouTube channel starts to flourish. Dan brings his video editing know-how, & alongside some fancy new camera gear. Soon enough the channel lifts its output capacity & production quality to a whole other level.

As a result, Living Entertainment cracks 5000 subscribers on YouTube & starts to snag highly sought-after one-on-one interviews with brand owners & hi-fi designers alike.

Here is Nat cracking a coldy with Heinz Lichtenegger, owner of Pro-Ject Audio.

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Distaster strikes

In January 2022 Lismore faces its biggest flood on record. Thousands of homes & businesses are lost to the surge of rising waters of nearby Wilson's River.

During the deluge, water levels peak at 14.4m. Well above the second-storey level of most houses & businesses in the area.

Living Entertainment is among those that lose everything to the flood water. The entire showroom goes under, including the loft area where all equipment was moved in the hopes of saving it from the rising waters.

As a result, LE is forced to clean up, close its doors & take shelter; relying solely on its online business to keep its head above water.

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Dust yourself off & keep smiling

With the support of customers, family & friends in the hi-fi industry, Living Entertainment lives to fight another day.

In February 2023, Nat & the team moved into a new office space on Molesworth Street, Lismore. With a boutique demo space & consultation area. The team is happy to finally stretch their legs again in the new workspace while they wait for a more suitable showroom to land in their lap.

In March of 2023, LE launch a brand new website, with a view to showcase & educate on all things hi-fi & custom installation.

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A new dawn

Living Entertainment is on the move. In early 2024, the team opened a brand-new, state-of-the-art showroom in Toowoomba, QLD.

The new home & long-overdue retail space is now the nerve centre for Living Entertainment showcasing Australia's best Hi-Fi & Home Cinema brands.

With the finest selection of speakers & components on display, Nat & the team are able to demonstrate a plethora of Hi-Fi combinations again.

LE are excited to give you the grand tour of their new showroom.

Gabi's Home System

Gabi, our resident marketing guru, has been selling audio for 15 years, jumping across to pure hi-fi in the past 7.

Here, she will take you through her current home system and why she loves all of the various components.

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Available services.
01

Hi-fi

Our Passion is sound.

We do not stock every brand but rather brands that we personally would be happy to have in our own homes.

We have taken the time to pair components together to create combinations that will make you not just hear all the music but feel the conviction from the artists.

Whether you are shopping with us locally here in Toowoomba or ordering online nationally - we have the gear and the expertise to help you discover your perfect Hi-Fi system.

02

Home Theatre

From a basic 5.1 format or multi-room pack to the latest Dolby AtmosAuro 3D and DTS X sound - we have everything you need to build out a unique and breathtaking home cinema.

In all home theatre systems, build quality and speaker placement is critical. It can be the difference between an average cinema experience and the pinpoint object placement in the movie you are watching that gives that truly immersive feel.

On the visual side, we can offer a range of different options from flat-screen panels to high-quality projector setups that will fit your unique space perfectly.

Drop into our Toowoomba showroom or reach out via phone, email or web chat to get in touch and find out how we can help you craft your ideal system 

03

Custom & multi-room AV

Every new home or renovation is significantly improved by incorporating the latest in audio-visual technology into the design.

Consulting LENC in the initial planning and construction phase will allow us to best discuss and customise the perfect audio-visual solution to suit your project.

LENC will be present throughout the duration of your project, operating in 3 main stages:

Stage 1: Our licensed team pre-wires the building in accordance with the correct and relevant Australian Standards for the equipment that has been selected.

Stage 2: Our team will fit off, terminate all cables and install wall plating in preparation for the final stage.

Stage 3: Upon completion of the construction and/or renovation of your building, we will install and test your elected system and provide you all the necessary training on the equipment you have chosen.

04

Commercial audio

From a small cafe/retail store to a large-scale pro audio system, we have the knowledge, experience & partners to integrate a seamless system into your business.

Business needs are generally very unique & specialised - so don't hesitate to get in touch for a quick chat & let us know what you need to achieve. 

01

Hi-fi

Our Passion is sound.

We do not stock every brand but rather brands that we personally would be happy to have in our own homes.

We have taken the time to pair components together to create combinations that will make you not just hear all the music but feel the conviction from the artists.

Whether you are shopping with us locally here in Toowoomba or ordering online nationally - we have the gear and the expertise to help you discover your perfect Hi-Fi system.

02

Home Theatre

From a basic 5.1 format or multi-room pack to the latest Dolby AtmosAuro 3D and DTS X sound - we have everything you need to build out a unique and breathtaking home cinema.

In all home theatre systems, build quality and speaker placement is critical. It can be the difference between an average cinema experience and the pinpoint object placement in the movie you are watching that gives that truly immersive feel.

On the visual side, we can offer a range of different options from flat-screen panels to high-quality projector setups that will fit your unique space perfectly.

Drop into our Toowoomba showroom or reach out via phone, email or web chat to get in touch and find out how we can help you craft your ideal system 

03

Custom & multi-room AV

Every new home or renovation is significantly improved by incorporating the latest in audio-visual technology into the design.

Consulting LENC in the initial planning and construction phase will allow us to best discuss and customise the perfect audio-visual solution to suit your project.

LENC will be present throughout the duration of your project, operating in 3 main stages:

Stage 1: Our licensed team pre-wires the building in accordance with the correct and relevant Australian Standards for the equipment that has been selected.

Stage 2: Our team will fit off, terminate all cables and install wall plating in preparation for the final stage.

Stage 3: Upon completion of the construction and/or renovation of your building, we will install and test your elected system and provide you all the necessary training on the equipment you have chosen.

04

Commercial audio

From a small cafe/retail store to a large-scale pro audio system, we have the knowledge, experience & partners to integrate a seamless system into your business.

Business needs are generally very unique & specialised - so don't hesitate to get in touch for a quick chat & let us know what you need to achieve. 

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Whether it's a technical enquiry or you'd simply like to find out more about the services we provide - you can get in touch by phone on 07 4580 0803 or simply write us a message here to make contact.