Mad Man Mckay

VICTORIA 250-391-4407
NANAIMO 250-758-8965
COURTENAY 250-338-0333
CAMPBELL RIVER 250-287-8977
DUNCAN 250-597-7712

About Us

Why Choose Us? 

As consumers we are all faced with an overwhelming choice in most everything these days. But not only is the selection of goods and services dizzying, more often than not so are the options of where we can purchase them. At McKay’s Electronic Experts and Madman Car Audio we fully appreciate that we face some serious competition out there, especially from the big box stores with corporate marketing budgets at their disposal. Yet we truly believe we can offer our clients absolutely everything that the big boxes or other home electronics and car audio stores on Vancouver Island can offer…and then some!

In terms of overall service, prices, stock range, expertise and…well, the list goes on and on…we know we simply cannot be beaten. Here are some of the reasons why:


100% Vancouver Island-owned and Operated Family Business

We are genuine “Islanders serving Islanders,” and have been so since 1983. As a family business and proud Vancouver Islanders we are in touch with our clients’ needs, as we are just like them! Unlike the generic big box stores with headquarters far from here, we offer a unique and caring service with a true Vancouver Island personality. With fine stores in Nanaimo, Victoria, Courtenay and Campbell River, we are proud to serve much of Vancouver Island in this special way.

An Incredible Range of Stock

As McKay’s Electronic Expertsand Madman Car Audioco-owner, Chris Forbes, likes to say, while we do not stock “eight million products,” what we do stock is pretty awesome! In our four stores we keep a range of amazing home electronics and car audio from the world’s leading brands, all at excellent value prices. (And remember that we will always beat a price in the event our clients spot the same product cheaper elsewhere.)

We stock…



3D TV * Plasma TV * Flat Screen TV * HD (High Definition) TV * LED TV * Smart TV * PVR * Blu-ray Players * DVD Players * Theatre-in-a-Box * Projector Screens * Home Theatre Front Projectors * 3D Home Projectors * Satellite Dish Kits * TV Stands & Mounts * Remote Controls * Video Cables & Accessories * Power Bars… and more!



CD Players * Turntables * Amplifiers * Pre-amplifiers * Speakers (Including In-ceiling Speakers, On-wall Speakers, In-wall Speakers, ‘Invisible’ Speakers) * iPods * Headphones * Receivers * Stereo Systems * Theatre-in-a-Box * Audio Stands & Mounts * Audio Cables * Home AudioAccessories * Clock Radios… and more!



Car CD players * Car Speakers * Car Amplifiers * Car Speaker Boxes * Car Subwoofers * Car Audio Accessories * iPod Adapters * Mobile Electronics: In-car DVD Systems, GPS, Headrest Screens, Back-up Cameras, Car Security & Starters… and more!

We also stock a range of Marine Electronics products for your adventures out on the ocean, such as Waterproof DVD Players, Waterproof Speakers, Waterproof iPods and Wakeboard Speakers.

If you need any further information about any of the above products, brands we stock, or if you are looking for a type of home electronics or car audio product that you do not see listed here, all you need to do is let us know. Please call or email us or drop into your local McKay’s Electronic Experts for a chat with one of our knowledgeable Sales Consultants.



We realize that the worlds of home electronics and car audio can be daunting ones to start exploring if not already a committed enthusiast. When presented with so many products, brands and ever-evolving technology, all seeming so complicated, what should our clients choose so they get exactly what is best for them? At McKay’s Electronic Experts and Madman Car Audio we are more than happy to take the weight from our clients’ minds simply so they can then make an informed choice of purchase.

On Saturday mornings we like to hold very casual schooling sessions for our clients over tea and coffee, passing on our product knowledge to anybody in need of it, or simply interested in it! With so many different kinds of TV available, for example, what are the benefits of one technology versus another? We have the answers to your questions, aiming to simplify our clients’ choices and lives by making their home electronics or car audio purchase, and subsequent use of them, as easy as pie!

Contact us by telephone or email, or visit your local McKay’s Home Theatre Centre for information about our schooling and training sessions



In order to assist our clients in deciding the best home entertainment system for them, we offer FREE in-home consultations. How else could we properly advise our clients about their home electronics needs without seeing the spaces they will enhance? 



From simply setting up a basic new home audio or video system to the design, construction and installation of a fully kitted-out Media Room in a client’s home or commercial premises, McKay’s Electronic Experts can take care of it. Our highly skilled, fully insured, CEDIA-certified Home & Car Installation Technicians are ready, willing and more than able to take on any project, however big or small.

These are just a few of the reasons why we feel YOU should choose US. Plenty more will become apparent when you do. For further information about our products or any aspect of our service, please feel free to call, email, or pop into your local branch of McKay’s Electronic Experts and Madman Car Audio. We are here to serve and look forward to hearing from you! 



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