About Us

CelestialSounds is a natural extension of a life-long passion for music appreciation, sound equipment and electronics motivated by popular demand. After a sabbatical that lasted a good few years, constant requests for advice, matching and problem solving prompted new participation in the audio field on a professional level.

The love of hearing good music reproduced beautifully necessitates the need for great sounding Hi-Fi. Achieving spirited sound however often requires an intimate knowledge and understanding of electronics, acoustics and component matching at engineering level. Getting the most from recorded music is at the essence of all services and products offered at CelestialSounds. Our affection for reproduced music and the best ways to enjoy it is the reward of the enlightened ones who become our clients.

My father, Gerhard van Rooyen, started importing world-class Hi-Fi in 1979 and only last year sold their company that represented the NAD brand in South-Africa for the better part of a lifetime. Exposure to great sound has been part of our lives for as long as I can remember and I owe most of what I came to know about what it is we listen for from my father. His experience from the background of musicianship as tenor in his younger years laid an invaluable foundation of knowing the secrets to true musicality.

The brands we represent are the ones we choose to use and listen to in our own homes. We respect them as musical instruments and meaningfully string them together to achieve often mystical musical excitement.

CelestialSounds is an importer, distributor and retailer of exceptional high-end Hi-Fi brands. We represent a  comparably large, but hand-picked range of products from the most respected manufacturers in the world. Access to such diverse gene-pool allow for unbiased and unparalleled problem solving recommendations as it is done by critically acclaimed dealers from Europe and the United States.

A more recent and exciting venture directly related to music production is that of offering Mastering services to the professional recording industry. This is a highly specialized field where we make it our task to tonally voice and prepare newly produced music to sound as accurate, real and human as possible.

Leander van Rooyen
(November 2016)

Leander van Rooyen is a full member of the Audio Engineering Society