The PA People Showroom …30 years on, now the only full-service Pro Audio retail space in Sydney?
In a city with more gigs and performance spaces than you can poke a stick at, it’s troubling that there is a dearth of professional audio ‘one stop shops’. There is a need in Sydney for retail spaces that an integrator or venue manager can walk in to, get good advice from product-neutral professionals and then walk out with everything they need from the connectors to the speakers.
The P.A. People have been quietly and professionally fulfilling this need for 30 years, and do so currently from their Rhodes Showroom near Concord Road (not far from either the M4 or Victoria Road). With their technical background in major PA installations such as ANZ Stadium and complex AV installations like Randwick’s new grandstand, their staff are also in a unique position to advise anyone fitting out a restaurant or retail space or those wanting equipment for their church, school or local performance space.
“We pride ourselves on selling our customers the correct solution”, said Karen Jones, head of Sales Hire Service Division at The P.A. People. “It’s all very well selling a school hall a delicate $2,000 studio microphone, but we all know that’s going to get broken pretty quickly. Our staff are focussed on providing the most ‘Fit for Purpose’ solution, and we do so with access to brands from both major Australian suppliers and niche overseas manufacturers.”
The P.A. People back up their sales with first-class technical support driven by years of knowledge earned in live events and building fit-outs. A visit to their Showroom is an opportunity to get practical advice on both AV and pro audio gear in the one place, and how to make the two talk to each other. That’s a unique proposition in Sydney, and maybe even Australia.