State Sound is a family firm with several
decades involvement with every facet of the
professional audio industry. Our background is in
the provision of every kind of pro-audio device
from the microphone all the way through to the
design and installation of complete commercial &
broadcast studios, as well as public address & sound
reinforcement systems. This wide range of experience
enables us to provide the very best help and advice
to our customers because it is based on a real depth
of knowledge of every area in the business of sound.
Such a rich history, as well as an abiding love of
the subject, serves to add considerable value to our
current focus which is on being the only specialist
UK company dealing in Solid State Sound Recorders,
and their associated audio items and accessories.
Who better to consult,
therefore, when considering a purchase of such
equipment? Because we can advise, with some
considerable authority, on the most appropriate
solution for your application - not just sell you
what we happen to have in stock, as is so often the
Having started at the forefront
of the affordable open-reel recording revolution in
the seventies, distributing famous leading brands
including Studer, Revox, Uher & Tascam, we
went on to be instrumental in the early pioneering
days of solid state recording in the early nineties.
As consultants we were closely involved in the the
design of the world's first hand portable solid
state sound recorder, Maycom's famous
HandHeld, the one that started it all.
Our tradition is one of being
probably the country's oldest established and
most experienced operator in the field of tape-based
recording. Now we are leading the way in the
specialised product area of solid state sound
Hence we are official agents
for all the leading brands of solid state sound
equipment with an ever-expanding range of kit to
choose from. If it's on the market and we've tested
it and approved it, it'll be offered here. We only
select the best and most reliable recorders, and
back them with our excellent 45+ year reputation, so
you can buy with confidence.
Who do we supply?
We are fortunate to enjoy the
custom of many and various
clients - individual, corporate and public sector -
on a daily basis, worldwide. People including...
Commercial & Private Recording Studios
Universities & Education Establishments
Police, Military & Security Services
Central & Local Government
History Societies & Organisations
Freelance Recording Professionals
Over the years we have been
lucky enough to have received many kind comments
from lots of our valued customers, a handful of
which we include below. Please give us the
opportunity to delight you too at some point in the
future. Meanwhile, many thanks for reading a little
about us, in our customers' words here...
"Don't know if you have a formal method to provide
feedback, but just to say that I have found your
service and website excellent overall. I have
deliberated for a long time re purchasing a SSR, and
thanks to the detailed information you provide about
all of your products, was able to make the right
choice. Great prices too. Three cheers for
specialists companies that actually know about their
"Thanks for your prompt reply and explanation – I
have you saved in my ‘favourite sellers’ folder for
any future requirements. This transaction has been a
"Thank you so much
for the advice and support provided - this makes a
refreshing change and is a credit to your after
sales support. I wish more companies were this
helpful and professional on after sales support."
"Just a note to let you know the unit
arrived safely and in good
order. Everything too works really well. The
delivery service with the tracking facility also was
first class. Thank you so much for your excellent
service - I’ve already recommended you to several of
my video friends."
"My Zoom H2N order arrived less than
24 hours after ordering. Very impressive. Thank
"MANY MANY thanks for the
great help yesterday .. and the H6 arrived early
this morning. Stunningly good service! Will be
delighted to buy from you again. Keep up the
"Thanks for the email, I have to say I am very happy
with your service...I
will certainly be buying again from yourselves in
to say thank you for the excellent service I've
received from you guys. I will definitely be
to use your store again in the future. Much
"Thanks for all your help – your
website is clear, helpful, well-written and easy to
"...your service has been brilliant, a real
pleasure. Sorry to have been a pain but my existing
recorder just broke and I'm going to Germany in a
week to film a documentary so was at panic stations
- you saved the day."
"My order arrived this
morning. Many thanks for this and, indeed, for the
first rate service that you have
provided. I could have wished for no better. Thanks
for your help (great website too)."
"Thanks for all your help over my order. Now I have to learn how to work it! I
shall definitely consult you in future for upgrades
etc. It was good to find that such an impressive
website is backed up by helpful people."
"Thank you for your prompt, kind and efficient
service, which I will not hesitate to recommend to
"The goods arrived this morning - what an impressive
service. I look forward to doing business with
"Thanks very much for
the notification of despatch, which I am reading
after the item arrived, exactly as predicted... you
seem to be able to make time travel backwards, for
those who need something yesterday! Impeccable
"Thank you for your
fantastically fast delivery. The Fostex arrived in less
than 24 hours."
thanks. Perfect service, so look
forward to growing my recording gear
collection in due course."
"Dear Solid State Sound,
I just thought I would email
you with some compliments. I have recently placed a
number of orders with you, having switched
allegiances from one of your competitors. You might
like to know the reason why. I run a podcast which
is now in its third year. I received some training
from the BBC as a freelancer back in the 1980s and
although I am not totally ignorant of the
technology, it is not my main area of expertise. So
you might want to take these on board as plus
Your site seems to be
aimed at people recording all sorts of sound and
not just music, and is much more informative
when making equipment choices than other sites.
I have acted on various
recommendations on your site all of which turned
out to be spot-on.
You seem to carry stocks
of some kit which the musician orientated sites
You deliver very quickly.
Generally, a very happy
customer. Praise where it's due."
"Thank you for your very swift
service, items received this morning."
"Firstly, thanks for an
excellent website and product range!
You'll certainly be my first
port of call for similar products in the future.
Great service. Look forward to
dealing with you again."
"Just a quick note to say that the equipment I
ordered from you following your advice did a great
job when we were recording our videos."
"Thanks for the great personal
service and advice!"
"Thank you very much for your
friendly and speedy service, I will definitely be
ordering from you again."
"WONDERFUL! I am extremely
grateful. Thank you Solid State."
"My order was delivered today
(Saturday, amazing). Thank you for your prompt
and very informative web-site."
"Impressive service. Very
helpful advice and this morning I received goods
"A big thank you so much for all your help. I
have really appreciated it, two days ago I knew
nothing about microphones and so your advice has
"As with many things in
business, it’s not the problems, it’s the way in
which they are resolved that stand out, and your
service has been exceptional."
"Thank you so much! I'm sure your after-sales support
will be just as helpful as the guidance we've
received leading up to the purchase."
"Much appreciate the speedy work, will definitely
keep you in mind for future purchases!"
"Dear Rodney, I just wanted to
thank you for the speedy delivery of the AT8004
microphone and accessories - it's a much more
manageable size than my stereo mic and I can't wait
to get out there and use it! I also want to thank
you for your unending patience and excellent
service. I realise I probably ask very silly
questions! You really do offer an incredible service
and I'm always happy to shop at Solid State Sound."
"Brilliant, thanks Rodney,
much appreciated. You've helped me out of a
"Many thanks, SSS - once
more - a great service!"
"Hi Rodney. Many thanks for your prompt and
efficient reply – much appreciated. When I can get
a bit more time I will have a
detailed look at the link. This is however, just
the sort of reply I was looking for and I am
"Thanks a lot for your help and
top service - hope to do more business with you
"Hi guys, I received
everything this morning, everything nicely packaged
and perfectly working...thank you very much for your
extremely useful advices and for being so punctual.
I will probably buy some more equipment soon and hopefully you'll have some
more useful advice to give me... thanks..."
service as always. Thanks for getting me out of the
brown stuff on this one."
"Good to hear that there is a
route if any tech problems develop as I have had
problems in the past with grey imports and didn't
want to repeat the experience."
"Thank you for your efficient
and helpful service."
"Dear Rodney and all
at Solid State Sound,
My box of delights
arrived this morning at 10.30 and I am delighted
with all the contents. I've installed the editor,
and am about to do some sound tests with the Fostex,
so I will no doubt be having a lot of fun in the
next few days before I do some serious interviewing.
Thank you all again
for all your help. I may well come back to you for
some other accessories, and I will certainly
recommend your brilliant service to other oral
"Will not hesitate to recommend
you if someone wishes to buy
solid state recording
"Hi All, Many thanks for your smart delivery.
Goods received in first class condition. Hope to buy more goods from you too.
Good service = returning customer = pennies in the bank!"
"Thank you very much for your prompt
service. It is really appreciated."
"Thanks for your swift
response, Rodney. I have been really impressed with
the service you have provided."
"Thanks for my
DR-100 that has arrived safely and on-time, and as
you promised it is an
excellent piece of hardware."
"Thanks for the great service.
It is so nice to deal with such a professional
"Hi - Thank you so much for
your prompt and friendly service. I look forward to
the mic arriving tomorrow!"
"Thanks for the confirmation of my
order and informing me when I can expect delivery.
How good it would be if everybody followed your
"Thank you for getting the order to me
today. I’m very pleased with the Edirol R-44 – I’ll
be using it for real tomorrow. And also the Cakewalk Audio Creator –
I wasn’t sure when I read the reviews, but I’ve been
able to download and install some VST files that
have added all the extras I wanted. So many thanks, and I will
definitely remember you next time I need audio gear."
"I am absolutely
delighted with my new recording system and with your service."
"Thanks for all your help, Rodney – your
customer service is amazing, I’m very
"Thank you so much for your help,
advice, and amazingly efficient service! We'll be in
the moment we have funds for more toys!"
"Many thanks for the prompt
dispatch and expert advice."
"Thank you very much for getting back to me so
It's so refreshing to be met with such
brilliant service these days!"
"Thank you for your help, studio desk
now back and working. We will use you again and
recommend to friends."
"Very many thanks for FANTASTICALLY
prompt attention to my order! Everything arrived in
perfect condition on Friday last, as promised in
your email – very impressive service –
"I have been using the DR-100 over the
weekend, and am very pleased with the results. I
work in local radio, so –as you might imagine - I
have used a variety of machines in a variety of
settings (with a variety of results!) but the DR-100
is already proving to be head and shoulders above
should have known that your returns policy would be
as good as your sales."
Cheers guys, very fast, very efficient.
"Wow, got it this morning -
thank you for your fantastic customer service."
"Once again great
service from Solid State Sound!"
"Just wanted to
thank you for the advice on the phone
earlier with the file issue I was
having, the Audacity ‘edit’ worked and I
can now play the file back on the
Tascam. Many thanks, you saved me a lot