Swanson Sound
916 75th Ave.
Oakland, CA 94621-2912



3500 Lumens
DLP Technology
$400.00 Per Day
Screens of any size available

Additional charges apply for delivery and setup.

Shure UHF-R Dual Channel Combo Wireless Mic Systems for sale or rent.













Art Swanson founded Swansons Sound Service in 1926.

And in the early days, search lights were added to the inventory. A few years later, Swanson's panel trucks with large roof-mounted audio horns could be seen at most of the large community events. These trucks were also used to pull advertising billboards. In the late seventies Swanson expanded its services to include the design and installation of permanent sound systems.

Donald A. Nielsen, who was an employee of Swanson Sound Service for several years, assumed ownership of the company in 1952. At that time Don decided to sell the search light division and focused entirely on sound system rentals.

Throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties. Swanson Sound Service established itself as one of the premier sound companies, providing large touring systems for the Pop, Rock and Soul acts of that time.


As the oldest Professional Sound Company in the World since 1926. We have had the pleasure to work with such Greats as: Elvis Presley, The Grateful Dead, Herbie Hancock, Steve Miller, Crosby Stills & Nash, Dick Clark, The Smothers Bothers, Joni Mitchell, Tower Of Power, Jefferson Airplane, Credence Clearwater Revival, Bill Graham Presents, The Fillmore Auditorium, Winterland, Shoreline Amphitheatre and more.


Our Current Customers and ones we have worked with include: The University Of California at Berkeley, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland Parks & Recreation, University Of San Francisco, The City Of Oakland, The City Of Hayward, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, KPFA, Metro Center, Allen Temple Baptist Church, Shiloh Christian Fellowship, The Diocese of Oakland, Old Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Saint Ignatius Catholic Church, Creflo Dollar Ministries, Marriott, Sheraton, Holiday Inn Hotels and many more.



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