The BishopSound Story

About Us

Yorkshire is the birthplace of some of the most respected British speaker manufacturers in history. Proud to carry on this legacy, BishopSound design, manufacture and supply speakers worldwide from their Ripon based headquarters in the heart of North Yorkshire.

We design and manufacture pro audio equipment including PA speakers, subwoofers, line arrays and more, which deliver the unique and refreshingly clear British sound that we are reknowned for, for public performances across the globe.

The evolution of British sound

"A generation of British bands in the 60's developed a distinctive sound derived from the amplification and loudspeakers used. Today, this 'British sound' Is defined as a warm, rich and inviting sound which is easy on the ear."

1950's
The birth of British sound
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.
1959-2009
Carlsbro Electronics
In 1959, Carlsbro Electronics was found by Stuart Mercer, and quickly become one of the leading companies at the forefront for the supply of British Sound equipment. Carlsbro was later acquired by Andrew Bishop in 2001, where Andrew continued to fly the flag for the iconic British Sound and drove the company to even greater international success until it changed hands in 2009.
2016 - today
BishopSound was founded
Fast forward to 2016 and demand for 'the British Sound' had not diminished, however there were few manufacturers left who understood what it was or were able to offer it. To cater for this demand, BishopSound was founded by Andrew in 2016, producing a new generation of pro audio equipment that celebrated the unique warmth and highly musical sound of British Sound - something that was missing in the current market.

Why Choose BishopSound?

Engineering Excellence

We are driven by excellence in sound engineering. Our products are designed by an expert team of engineers with over 50 years of experience in designing and manufacturing pro audio solutions for industry professionals all around the world.

5* Customer Service

We pride ourselves on our 5 star customer service, listening closely to our customers’ needs in order to provide an unparalleled customer experience in the audio and live events industry.

A Lifetime Guarantee

We're so confident in the quality and durability of our products, that we offer a BishopSound Lifetime Guarantee as standard on all BishopSound products. So you can buy with confidence and know that your gear is protected for life.

UK-based support network

We have a network of experienced and knowledgable Service Engineers at your disposal, so you can rest easy knowing there is a dedicated customer service team at the ready.

Live sound & installation

No matter what your project requires, we’re on hand to deliver expert advice for your live sound or installation project. We offer complimentary 30-minute consultations to guide you through our product options.

Trusted across the globe

We supply professionals and organisations across the globe, with pro audio equipment. Ordering through our website couldn’t be easier with multi-lingual and multi-currency options available.

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