About Audio-philia

Audio-philia's story began in a little Italian town, when as an 8 year old I was given a small radio by my mother. That radio, a free gift with some washing powder, sparked an interest in music and audio reproduction that has stayed with me. 

I moved to Scotland in 1997 where I decided to follow my heart and study for an HND in audio-visual technologies. Shortly after qualifying I founded Audio-philia, an international on-line business, specialising in the sale of high quality second-hand audio equipment.

I'm now proud to have transformed the company into a premium hi-fi dealership offering a wide range of new and pre-loved audio products from around the world. Our beautiful premises in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, opened in May 2016.

Home audio is much more than a business to me; it's a passion, a vocation. The real joy comes from sharing my knowledge and love for hi-fi with my customers. My aim is to assist you towards the ultimate system for you, blending components in a way that will create the sound you desire and offer real value for money, whatever your budget. Whether you're looking for long-term investment or love to regularly change things up and try new technologies, my team and I are here to help and we look forward to welcoming you to Audio-philia.

~ Carlo Marengo

Find out more in HiFi+ magazine's Meet Your Dealer article.


Why Shop With Audio-philia?


  • Expert Advice
  • Hi-Fi doesn't have to be complicated. We have many years of experience and will offer you impartial and honest advice without all the jargon. We'll chat about your listening space, current equipment, musical tastes and budget.

    It's as important to us as to you that the system you select is one that you'll love and that will be a long-term investment - or a short-term joy before you move on to the latest technologies - whatever is your aim!

    Ultimately, of course, the choice is yours - trust your ears.

  • Product Portfolio
  • From portable audio to monumental speakers, separates to systems, turntables to streamers, and a whole lot else besides, we offer a range of products representing the very best quality at a variety of price points. From high-quality entry-level systems to artisan creations beautifully handcrafted using the very best materials - all made by companies built on a passion for music and audio reproduction.

  • Exclusive Brands
  • We're authorised dealers for all the brands we sell and are the only Scottish dealers in many well-known brands, including Lyngdorf, Exposure, TAD, and LampiztOr. We've also brought some lesser-known but equally exquisite brands to Scotland for the first time, such as Brodmann, Fezz, hOrns and Pre-Audio.

  • Home Demos, 14-Day Trials & Installations
  • In addition to in-store demos we offer home demos and 14-day home trials on select products. We can also carry out most home installations. More info.

  • Part Exchange
  • Trade-in, trade-up! We offer full trade value for your existing quality equipment against any purchase - and it doesn't always have to be in perfect working order.

    All products we sell will always be welcome to trade in at a later stage if you wish to upgrade or downgrade your system.

  • Pre-owned & Ex-demo Products
  • We buy and sell pre-loved quality hi-fi products. Audio-philia was originally established as a high quality second-hand hi-fi dealership, so we have extensive knowledge of the market and you can rest assured that our prices offer true value for money. Browse our second-hand hi-fi products.

  • 14 Day Returns
  • We want to be sure you're nothing less than delighted with your purchases - if not, you can return it within 14 days.

  • Advice on Optimising Your Current System
  • We're always available to give you free advice on getting the most from your current system. Improving performance can be a lot cheaper than you may think, and minor tweaks & fine tuning can make a big difference.

    Should you wish to take things a step further, we also offer a full home system assessment service. With years of experience we can analyse your set up and help you ensure it's performing at it's best, thus eliminating the need to buy new gear or upgrade.

  • International Shipping & Free UK Delivery
  • We're happy to deliver to most countries worldwide and we offer free home delivery within the UK.

  • Stunning Showroom
  • A warm welcome awaits you in our beautiful showroom, just 5 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. We encourage you to relax, enjoy some refreshments and spend as much time as you need with us.

  • Flexible Opening Times
  • Visits to the shop and in-store demos can be arranged at a time to suit you, just give us a call.