We are a hire company, specialising in the hire of professional sound & lighting equipment to private events, weddings, corporate conferences, concerts and theatre.

We are based just to the north of Southampton, giving us easy access to Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Chichester, Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, the Home Counties and London.

We are committed to providing a high quality, no compromise service complemented by the very best equipment and great prices.
Sound Barrier Systems can provide whatever support you require. If you just want to hire a PA system we can provide you with a great quote, but if you want one of our trained engineers to come along, we can handle the whole event for you.

We can deliver the equipment, set it up and provide full technical support throughout your event.

Sound Barrier Systems was founded in 2003 with a desire to provide a no compromise service delivering high quality sound and lighting hire. Since then we have quickly grown to become one of the best known and respected hire companies in the South of England. From a single microphone hire, to a festival, we cover it all. Now under new ownership since April 2017, Sound Barrier Systems grows from strength to strength and have provided services in England, Scotland and Wales so far this year.

The SBS crew have worked together for a number of years and have gained a reputation of consistently providing a reliable, friendly and professional service. This broad range of experience together coupled with an extensive range of the latest high quality equipment enables us to work in any environment, on a broad range of events.

Sound Barrier Systems provide a complete range of production services:

  • Sound equipment hire
  • Sound Engineering
  • Silent Disco
  • Lighting equipment hire
  • Lighting Design
  • AV Hire
  • Indoor stage hire
  • Outdoor stage hire
  • Production Management
  • Event Co-ordination
  • Event Management
  • Recording Services
  • Backline


We have a £5m Public Liability Insurance for your piece of mind – take a look at the certificate here.


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