a few words about us

ACT Audio strives to provide the absolute best car audio solutions to all of our customers.

ACT Audio was formed in 2008 after purchasing the well known and established "Pirate Radio" of Vernon Connecticut. We began with the idea of rebuilding the car audio market in the Tolland/Hartford Connecticut area with unmatched service and products.

ACT Audio is the new generation for Automotive Electronics in the Connecticut area with unmatched expertise, reliable products and service.  In just a few short years, ACT Audio has achieved awards in Sound Excellence and SPL Competitions achieving (2) National Titles and a World Record (2010).  Armed with the knowledge and experience proven through these achievements, ACT Audio has separated themselves from all the other companies in the Connecticut car audio industry.

Before owners Adam Thomas and James Smith entered the professional car audio field, they had a passion for and personal experience with the automotive industry, beginning with their first vehicles.

Since then, we have gained many years of experience in the car audio industry by working at major companies such as Circuit City and Best Buy, giving us a total of 20 years experience in the field. The expertise we've gained by working for other shops and Big Box stores is what first taught us what really matters to customers, and how to follow high industry standards with top quality results. We have taken the best combination of ideas from previous experiencse and combined them with our own twist of innovation to make ACT Audio the ideal sales and installation facility in the Vernon/Manchester area for years to come.

our Team

Adam Thomas

17 Years of Professional Installation Experience.

MECP Advanced Certified since 2003.

“Every day is exciting in my store because customers always bring new idea’s that are a great pleasure to bring to reality.  Our success is in our Staff and Service.  Every day our goal is to create a positive experience for our customers and give them the service that they deserve.”

James Smith


13 Years of Professional Installation Experience.
MECP Certified since 2005.

“Innovation is what makes us a Go-To electronics store.  I am always reading and learning about new products to make integration simple for our customers.  If a customer comes in with a question, I make it my goal to have an answer or solution for that customer.  When my customers are happy, I’m happy.”

Tim B.
3 Years Professional Installation Experience
MECP Certified since 2014.

“Every day I’m learning new things in this industry.  New installation techniques, audio concepts,  and integration technologies.  The experience I get working with great experienced installers here, makes me a great installer.  Glad I made the decision to Join the ACT Audio crew.”