Mr. Shantanu Moitra
I am a music composer and am constantly surrounded by good sound in my studios because thats my profession. I was never satisfied with home music systems though, and for 15 years didn't own one. Till i chanced upon oceanic sound, and met the very knowledgeable and meticulous Mr Dave. He is not in the business of sound but in the joy of sound, and he wants to spread this joy to his customers. A true audiophile, its a pleasure dealing with Oceanic Sound.
( Music Director: Parineeta, 3 Idiots etc )
Mr. Vivek Verma
Oceanic is my extended music family whom I have known for more than 15 years. I have yet to come across such a wonderful bunch of music enthusiasts who not only have the technical knowledge about sound but also on the real music front. Be it the 50s, the 60-70s or the modern days. Be it jazz, blues or rock. They know it all.
One of the only places left where you can really get what you want as a music connoisseur. I wish them all the very best for their ventures. Keep rocking and sharing the knowledge as you have always been doing.
All the best to Mahindra Bhai , Reggie, Vikram and Sharmaji.
Mr. Liam Goodacre
Oceanic is the only music store you need to know about in Pune. They are trustworthy, competent and friendly and have great taste in music. In the six years I've been going to them, they've helped me with sales, repairs and recommendations and have never let me down.
From UK now at Mahindra United World College , Mulshi Pune
Mr. Prasad Subramanian
My experience with Oceanic started when I came to Pune in 2000 and was looking for a good stereo system to invest in - I was looking around the phone book, calling stores - the person who answered the phone talked with me briefly to assess what I was looking for, and simply said "why don't you come over, and we can talk further". And was he right! I bought their Cadence Diva speakers, and I couldn't have been happier, 15 years later. Over the years, they have been fellow music loving friends, first and foremost - whether I go there to discuss and buy music, or seek advice on minor repairs and upgrades to my system. Its a privilege having them here.
Scientist, IISER Pune
Mr. Sandeep Pendurkar
15 years have past since the time I met Mahendrabhai. He introduced me to the concept of High End Audio / Video, making me understand the finer nuances of 'How to try and make the audio / video playback feel like a live performance'. Mahendrabhai is a music affectionate at heart and he uses all his experience to help you get the best audio / video experience. All I can say it that 'You are in safe hands when it comes to helping you set up any audio / video system".
Mr. Anand Ramchandran
I have known Mr. Mahendra Dave Of Oceanic Sound And Vision for more than 10 years. Mr. Dave is a true music lover and audiophile. I have lived since 2005 in the UK Mr.Dave is very knowledgeable about Music, Hi-Fi and High-End audio and I take his advice when I buy new audio components.
I have a great passion for Western classical music and have a quite reasonable collection (aprx 1500 CDs). My introduction to high-end audio and capacity to distinguish good recordings from bad ones is again due to Mr. Dave. I am therefore grateful to Mr. Dave for helping me to develop this life enriching passion for high-end audio and classical music. My best wishes are with him in his new venture in opening a store which sells hi-fi and high-end audio. The prospective buyers will be in good hands.
York, United Kingdom, 26 May 2012
Mr. Manek Pardiwala
Oceanic Sound has always been one of the reasons I go to Pune. The other is of course my family. Its more than just a place that sells music and audio systems. Its a place where I always get my kind of music and audio systems. I have never come out disappointed.
The people at Oceanic and friendly, knowledgeable and let you take your own time to go thru the hidden treasures. To me its like a Den I return to every time I go to Pune.
A special note for Mahendra Dave the proprietor, he knows his onions....err music !
( Mumbai )
Mr. Rajendra Kelshikar
Listening to music, knowing music, understanding music, knowing sound & audio, to be able to distinguish between the qualities of sound & audio are all different things from one another.
Oceanic Sound and Vision guys know it all. They are the doctors & surgeons of sound.
It is rare to see people in audio & music store business that possess in-depth knowledge of various sorts of international music and also have the scientific and technical knowledge of sound & audio equipment, the so called, hardware. Indian manner of speech will describe them as the guys who know music & audio, talk music & audio, walk music & audio, eat music & audio and probably everything else connected with it.
As I have known them for more than 25 years I know that they have another important quality, essential in business arena and that is being trustworthy. They are competent and genuine in what they say & do.
My best wishes
Mr. Ashwin Panemangalore
I got to know Mahendra in 2004 at the Pune Jazz club meets. He provided the sound system gratis every meeting along with his engineer Sharma gratis. I was struck by his dedication for the music. Most would give their system on hire gladly. How many will give them free month on month to support a cause ? I then visited his store and was amazed to find a rare choice of music which I had not seen even at Rhythm House ( the greatest in India), Bombay. I met his team and checked out his systems. Over the years he did some great recordings and transpositions for me. It was evident from my experience that like a great Chef knows his craft Mahendra knows sound. His engineer Sharma repaired my old system twice and brought it back to the original performance.
So altogether, I think that this is the establishment to go to when you need anything to do with music and it matters little where you live
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