Our story - The British Sound Returns...
During the 1960s a generation of British bands swept the world's music charts, taking with them not just their music, but also a very distinctive 'British sound' derived from the amplification and loudspeakers they used. It wasn't just in the world of guitar amplification that this distinctive tonal quality gained respect but also in Hi-Fi, recording studio mixing consoles, loudspeakers and PA systems.
One of the most important companies supplying this demand for 'British sound' equipment was Carlsbro Electronics, founded by the late Stuart Mercer in 1959. Hugely successful both at home and around the world, though Stuart passed away in 1996, the company's sound lived on and the company was eventually acquired by entrepreneur Andrew Bishop in 2001. Andrew drove the company to even greater international success before selling it to a leading Chinese manufacturer following the global financial crisis of 2008.
Demand for 'the British sound' did not diminish, however, and with few manufacturers left who understood what it was or were able to offer it, customers turned to Andrew Bishop again, urging him to put his name to a new generation of PA equipment that while absolutely up to date was voiced with that distinctive and highly musical sound they felt was missing from a lot of PA equipment then on the market. BishopSound, launched in 2016, set out to do just that.
BishopSound now supplies a large and rapidly growing demand in the UK for advanced PA equipment and related products which it also sells in over countries around the world - with more being added all the time. We proudly design our unique products here in Yorkshire, traditionally the home of some of the world's finest Hi-Fi equipment and loudspeakers Our promise is to deliver an unrivalled sound quality and world-class customer service.
What Our Customers Are Saying
I have had several dealings with BishopSound and particularly Andrew in the past and can only say that they are THE best around. Andrew is polite and attentive in all correspondence and dealings. Their products are second to none in quality and price. Thanks BishopSound, I'll be dealing with you again in the near future.
Fantastic personal service and assistance with understanding my purchased products. Any questions I had, no matter how simple were duly answered.
After spending months looking for the right sound I came across BishopSound. I phoned Andy who was very helpful and invited me down to where he operated ,which to me makes all the difference. The speakers I brought are quality, brilliant sound, light and easy to store and on top of that Andy has stayed in touch. I differently recommend BisopSound - a brilliant family fun business that go the extra mile.
Great products and great customer service - you deal with Andrew directly and you don't get that from many companies in this day and age! Will be back when it's time to upgrade the sound systems!
1972 - The Beginning...
Andrew made his first speaker
2001 - 2008
Andrew purchased and turned Carlsbro around
2008 - 2016
Andrew did consultancy for numerous famous speaker brands
2016 - Today
Andrew formed and started BishopSound
January 30th 2018
September 11th 2019
June 17th 2019