About SSE Audio Group

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SSE Audio Group provides services to the live events industry. Established in 1976 for sound equipment hire and sales, SSE is now the largest UK supplier in this sector.

SSE specialises in sound systems, PAVA, lighting and AV for live events.

SSE works in venues such as arenas, theatres, churches, clubs, schools, shopping centres, shops, hotels, sports grounds, outdoor festivals.

SSE works with people such as touring musicians, production companies, designers and buildings managers.

SSE provides sound solutions for a wide variety of professional audio requirements, including sound design for shows, tours and permanent installations; contract rental; audio equipment servicing and repair; and equipment and case fabrication; audio electronics.

SSE head office is in Redditch, with bases in Park Royal, London and Heywood. Our European bases are in Paris and Nantes, France.


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Clapham Grand

Radio Gear



SSE HIRE supplies audio systems for shows, events, tours and music concerts worldwide. Our PA systems range from small dry hire conference packages to complex line array systems for major events and festivals. Line arrays and speaker systems are by L-Acoustics, d&b audiotechnik, Meyer Sound and JBL, amongst others.

SSE SALES supplies new and used pro-audio equipment from leading manufacturers, including speaker systems, analogue and digital consoles, amplifiers and outboard.  SSE are authorised dealers for many major pro-audio brands. We supply everything from a single microphone to a complete and PA system.

SSE INSTALLATIONS designs, installs  and maintains sound, lighting and AV  facilities in venues such as clubs, theatres, bars and shops. 

WIGWAM ACOUSTICSa major addition to SSE Audio Group in 2013. This well respected audio business, based in Heywood, Manchester offers hire, sales and installation services.

ETA SOUND joined SSE Audio in 2012, bringing expertise in large format PAVA and communications to the Group.

SSE RISERS, part of SSE Hire, provides stage risers and sets for tours and events.

SIGMA FABRICATIONS custom builds flight cases, racks, electronics, cabinets, stage risers, set parts, dollies and rigging equipment for professional performance in-house and on the road.  

MELPOMEN joined SSE Audio Group in 2001, providing PA hire and sales throughout Europe from facilities in Paris, Nantes and La Rochelle. French lighting company Mes Eclairages was aquired by Melpomen in 2013 facilitating a full sound, lighting and video hire service.

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