A. Refinery – audiophiles’ bubble in the Metro

A. Refinery (otherwise known as Audio Refinery, Inc) is a new player in the Audio and Lifestyle industry. The store features products under the slogan Lifestyle – Music – Technology. This new concept store had its grand launch last April 23 at the 2nd Level  (beside Saucony) of  the very new UP Town Center along Katipunan Avenue.

While the UP Town Center store celebrates the setting of A. Refinery in the grounds of Metro Manila (Q.C. in particular), it has confirmed two more locations slated to be launched later this year. They have one in Ayala Center – Cebu and one in Abreeza Mall in Davao City.  Now that’s what you call presence in the three main islands of this archipelagic country! With an unlimited pool of audiophiles and movie enthusiasts in the country, I can see more hubs popping up pretty soon.

A. Refinery hosted programs throughout the whole day event. For those who can’t restrain their excitement, they had a limited time sale on featured products at 30% off only between 3 – 5 PM. They also raffled premium items like Harman Kardon Esquire speakers, headphones as well as shirts for media partners and customers alike. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t win any (how am I not surprised?!). Well, I never win in these games! like never! But what I loved the most was the AR-Jam Session. For their grand launch, they featured one of OPM’s top bands – Mayonnaise.  They also featured one of the rising acts in the indie scene – Jensen and the Flips. The jam session alone made me feel like a winner! I was like sitting…well standing for the most part beside the band’s guitar bags! LOL! I was that close!


Mayonnaise rocking the house

Rising indie band, Jensen and the Flips


See, Hear, Experience – A. Refinery’s mission well lives in this concept store as it proves to be a unique lifestyle destination. It provides patrons and guests with an opportunity to discover not just music but movies too in a different light. “Perfect for movie buffs, Vinyl and turntable collectors, sports fanatics and any music listener, the A. Refinery creates a completely immersive movie and music experience, as well as other interesting products for almost any profile” said A. Refinery’s sales team.

“A. Refinery represents today’s forward thinking of home entertainment, HiFi concepts, portable media all integrated into one retail shop. We are now able to offer a complete showcase for our products and services as well as a creative setting for our customers, bringing this central mission to life in a new way.”




They offer iconic brands such as the German Headphone powerhouse Beyerdynamic as well as two of Britt’s leading audio innovators Chord Electronics Ltd  and Q Acoustics.


Aside from well known European names, they also have American brands such as JBL (James Bullough Lansing). I fell in-love with the JBL Action Sport Headphone.  It’s sweat-proof and has that tight grip that keeps them from falling off your ears. It’s just perfect for my running sesh and long distance races!



A. Refinery is open at the UP Town Center from 11am – 9pm from Mondays thru Thursdays and 10am – 10pm every Friday and Saturday.  They are open everyday so there’s definitely no excuse not to drop-by to see, hear and experience sound at its finest!

For more information, visit and like their facebook page: www.facebook.com/ARefineryPH





A. Refinery
Address: B338, UP Town Center
Brgy, UP Campus, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila

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