Welcome to the Rayleigh Sound & Vision Home page. With over 47 years experience in Hi-Fi, Home Cinema and Custom Installed Smart Home Technology, we offer far more than you would expect from a high street retailer and much better long-term value than any mail-order supplier. Our technical expertise, combined with the highest levels of customer service, ensures we design and install systems, from a single room to whole house, that will completely fulfil your aspirations for your home and lifestyle.
CUSTOMER NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE
As of the 21st March the Southend Store will be closed on a temporary basis. Our staff will continue to operate from our Chelmsford store 01245 265245
WE WILL CONTINUE TO OPEN ON SATURDAY’S
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
NEW OPENING HOURS
Please note all our stores will be CLOSED on Mondays and Sundays until further notice. We are open as normal Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
We have a vacancy for a Trainee Audio-Visual Installer, to work as part of our bespoke Custom Installation Team
Applicants must have:
- a strong interest in Home Cinema
- good practical skills
- A full driving licence is essential
If you like the challenge of working as part of a busy progressive team please email your C.V. to email@example.com
Our Most Recent InstallationsSee below for Rayleigh Sound & Vision recent installations showing a wide variety of systems and room locations
They say we are one of the best
What Our Clients Say
Roman D. Essex
I first walked into Rayleigh HI Fi Chelmsford in 1990 to buy some speakers, having gone into various at the time knowledgeable outlets who were just really selling what they had in stock rather than advising me on what sounded good or what was compatible with my current system. I have also learned since, that Magazines are fine to a point but with top end reference kit as a guide, it’s not real world environment at home and that’s the big difference. I have to emphasise that at Chelmsford you become a customer for life, their loyalty to you, knowledge of the business and after sales support are beyond reproach, Rob and his team are skilled and enjoy what they do so no matter what the problem or what you wish to purchase they will advise you what sounds great within budget, trust them!! The facilities in store to review new products are also great and second-hand stock is always available, trade in is not a problem. Having an impartial choice of products to listen too at your home is what it is all about and again can’t emphasize the difference it makes when, you follow the setup manual, and then let them set it up properly. Whatever your requirements are, they have the expertise and knowledge to deliver, I can’t recommend them enough.
Al M. Essex
I've been using Rayleigh Hi-fi now for 12 or 13 years and wouldn't consider going anywhere else. They only sell top quality equipment and as you would expect take the time to make sure that you are well-looked after in the buying process with sound advice based on your needs and all the demo time you want. However, it's the after-sales service that sets them apart - every question, concern or doubt you have is answered, follow up vists offered where helpful and always someone on the end of the phone or responding on e mail, often at times you really wouldn't expect. Finding someone happy to treat you like royalty before you hand over your money is not unusual, finding someone who genuininely believes that a customer is for life and treats you that way is something else and exactly why I will always use Rob and the team at Rayleigh Hi-Fi, Chelmsford.
John S. Essex
Recommended to Rayleigh Hi Fi for a Cinema Room by a work colleague and wasn't disappointed. Expert advice, no hard sell, great value. All staff that I encountered were very knowledgeable and clearly had a real passion from their work culminating in an expert installation. Delighted with the end result. Thank you.
I purchased equipment from Rayleigh HiFi for over thirty years. During that period I have always been impressed with their knowledge , impartial advice and after-sales service. I recently upgraded my hifi to an Estelon , Vitus , Entreq system and , as before , dealt with Glen at the Rayleigh branch. I cannot be complimentary enough about the service I received and also the involvement of Fraser from Kog Audio , the UK distributors of my equipment. Many thanks to Rayleigh HiFi for their continued excellence , which is greatly appreciated.
I have been buying products from Rayleigh Hifi in Southend for over 20 years. From my first stereo Hifi system and speakers many years ago to my latest multi-room Control4 setup. This isn't the cheapest place to shop but then from amplifiers and speakers to Blu-ray players and streaming, the products are often the best of their type. Rayleigh Hifi's advice in demonstrating and helping to choose these premium products has given me a home setup with outstanding performance and that will stand the test of time. The quality of their installation work and after sales service makes the buying experience both enjoyable and, in my opinion, well worth the cost.
Amazing service and great quality system-could not recommend highly enough. We recently moved and were left with a confusing array of cabling from the previous owners. We visited the Chelmsford store with a few photos and a floor plan and chose a complete system which combined a home cinema and kitchen tv with a multi room sound system. The team of 3 arrived to install the system and worked amazingly. They identified cable routes, fitted the plasmas, speakers and cabling, chased in where necessary and even visited our loft to adjust aerial cabling for sky etc. As the installation progressed we were shown how everything worked and all was demoed; we were blown away. This was a complete transformation and has amazed all our family and friends. To detail some of our system having started with a house that had nothing but a few old cables....55inch plasma with 5.1 speaker system, blueray, sky, apple tv, sonos system that is in the other rooms and also combines with a kitchen tv with soundbar and sub and integrates with the main cinema system. They also installed a NAS drive to store all our music and data which also acts as our back up. They did everything from hanging brackets to installing apps on our ipad to sound checking and adjusting things like sub levels, and taking rubbish and boxes away. They also programmed our remotes and added spare sky remotes. It is a system that far exceeded our expectations and friends who have the usual main brand tv cinema system see that it really is another level using a combination of top end equipment like Denon, REL, Artcoustic, combined with professional installation.
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