The home of Audio Pro in New Zealand
In Italy, Franco has gained an enviable reputation among hi-fi cognoscenti and Classical music "aficionados". Within these circles he was even greeted humorously with such "honorific" titles as "the Count" or "His Grace". His authority was particularly recognised not only in the hi-fi world, but also in the sphere of live recording where his passion led him to live record many of the best Names of Classical music (mostly Baroque) and to make the very first live digital recording in Italy on 12/05/81.
In 1995 he emigrated with his family to New Zealand and, with his son
Piergiorgio, wanted to establish here an audio company with a difference, importing the Audio Pro brand, which in Italy has been the feather in Franco's cap since
Viganoni & Viganoni are New Zealand's exclusive importers (from Sweden) and distributors of Audio Pro laudspeakers, sub-woofers and electronics, and the manufacturers of the renowned mono-block Sachem amplifiers.
Since being established in New Zealand, our products of choice have become increasingly popular and respected in the New Zealand market, and can now be found at many Retailers nationwide.
Still today Franco maintains his passion for live recording Classical music, being the official recorder for Bach Musica New Zealand and the Auckland Chamber Orchestra. He has also recorded several worldwide premieres of New Zealand composers.
We remain committed to providing you, the music and sound enthusiast, with the most authentic reproduction of the live experience in the comfort of your own home, without sacrificing aesthetic concerns or ease of use, by utilizing an award-winning mixture of cutting edge technology and patents, stunning European design, and keeping things as simple and practical as possible. In short, we add here to the Audio Pro motto - Sound, Science, and Style.
We hope you enjoy our website, and ... ciao!
Franco & Piergiorgio Viganoni