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Years ago, as a new High School theatre teacher, I reached out to Ryan for help with a new sound system for our theatre program. I knew nothing so I placed all my trust and budget with Ryan and his expertise. What I got in return was the most professional, honest and kind company to work with. It's not just that they know their craft, it's that I trust them to assess my needs and give me options for what works best for me. They are available and helpful, even helping me problem solve an emergency problem in the middle of a performance when they didn't need to. That is so rare in this world. There is no one else I would rather work with than Ryan and his team. Do yourself a favor and hire Balance AV. You won't regret it.
Andy Mello - Vista Ridge High School
I have been working with Ryan for over 10 years. Since his time at Electro-Voice, he has provided invaluable support to our Ernie Ball Mobile Stage program. Ryan and the Balance AV Systems team come with a ton of production knowledge and experience. They offer solid pricing, quick turnaround and great advice on everything audio, visual, lighting and staging. I highly recommend them!
Ryan McLain, Ernie Ball
I needed a sound system for my airplane hanger. Ryan came out and spec'd a system, it wasn't as expensive as I expected so I was skeptical it would blow the walls down like I wanted. He assured me it was plenty of system. For less than the cost of 2 VIP Taylor Swift concert tickets I had a bad ass professional system that sounds amazing!
I can't say enough great things about BALANCE AV. I bought some home studio equipment here and I found their selection to be solid and fairly priced. The staff offered expert advice and they didnt try to oversell me on something I wouldn't get the best value from. That approach builds strong long term customer relationships. Major credibility and major respect in my opinion. I will definitely shop here for my audio gear in the future.
Ryan May does a fantastic job with his customers. He has, on more than one occasion, spent significant amounts of time with us making sure that we left his business with the right products and advice. Not once have I ever felt like he was trying to sell us anything. He seems to want to educated his customers as well as helping them decide on a solution or product. His staff really knows the business as well. Very knowledgeable staff and honest folks. They will have my business for the long term.
Love this place. The staff is super knowledgeable with the gear in store, and something that I really like is that even though they may not have a product inside the store that isn't in stock at the store, they'll order it to get shipped here and they do a great job with keeping me posted. I also enjoy purchasing color coded cables. Easier for assortment in my studio. 5/5!
J. Culture Studios
When you invest so much time and money into getting your tech right and if your like me and don’t have enough knowledge to do it on your own then you need to hire this company. They are patient, knowledgeable and are available at a moments notice. I have called them mid performnance and they pick up the phone and help regardless of what time it is. If I have a question, need some advice or am ready to purchase equipment I only want to work with this company. They are the best
Called yesterday for the first time and spoke with John. Having just received a NAD amp for my home A/V system, and a delay in shipping the XLR cables purchased 6 days earlier via an eBay seller, I was anxious to do more than just look at the amp, considering the cables hadn't even shipped yet. Explained to John that both the rear panel of my receiver and the amp show to have female XLR connections. He said he would need to make them, as such a thing is rare, but that he could have them ready to pick up in ~30 minutes. He quoted me a reasonable price for a 3' pair. I showed up an hour later and would not have suspected the cables weren't professionally (mass) manufactured. However, upon attempting installation, I discovered that the photo of my receiver's back panel on the site i bought it from varied from my actual receiver...which had male XLR output connectors (as John said was common with any output/input situation). Called him back and he said he had male/female cables in stock and that he'd exchange them straight across. When I got there, he lowered the price of the male/female cables to make it easy and not hassle with a new transaction or requirement for me to pay any add'l $. Nice...he could've collected a couple bucks more. I was in and out and appreciate John's willingness to take back the custom-made male/male cables with such an understanding, cooperative attitude. Thanks John! I'll definitely keep Balance AV in mind for my future audio needs.
Never knew this place existed until last week. Very happy I found it. Great high end pro gear and very cool and very knowledgeable guys working there to help with all your needs. This will be the only place I shop for pro audio gear from now on. Yes, they carry all the big name high-end gear. Midas, QSC, Roland, Se, Mogami, AKG, EV, JBL, Etc. I am very pleased to say for some of us old school guys that still need things like light gels for our par cans these cats not only knew what I was asking for but they even have a full complement of Roscoe gels in every color and they come in the full 24" x 20" sheets so you can cut your own custom sizes that you may need. Balance AV is the place to go for all you're pro gear needs. Sincerely, James
Ryan and his team are an exceptional group. They installed state of the art systems into my facilities. My customers consistently rave about the quality of the pro audio, lighting, and recording systems. They provide outstanding support. It has been an absolute pleasure working with such a great company.
Ryan and I have been working together for the past 4 years and it’s been a dream. Working for a live music venue can be very unpredictable and have a lot of hiccups but Ryan and his team have always been number one in getting the show going. From sunrise set ups to late night tear downs, Ryan and his crew do it the best. Literally the best customer service and compassion for this industry. The professionalism Ryan and his team bring are unmatched. Always the best gear and best people from this company!