About Third Ear Sound Company

Over 40 years ago we opened our doors. Since then technology has changed and so have we. The one thing that remains constant is our commitment to quality service. Our professional staff is skilled, friendly, and helpful. In our business experience counts. With a full time staff averaging over 20 years in the industry, Third Ear has the experience.

Third Ear offers the highest level of equipment available: 56 channel mixing consoles that use the latest state of the art technology to basic 4 channel mixers, JBL Vertec and Array Series speaker systems, digital crossovers from BSS and XTA, JBL Eon self powered speakers. Third Ear can provide the equipment for your needs.

JBL Vertec speakers produce remarkably accurate sound with extremely low distortion, resulting in clearer and more pleasant sound quality. QSC PL6.0 amplifiers power Third Ear speaker systems with over 1250 watts per speaker component. With this we have a system that is unsurpassed in intelligibility, dynamics and fidelity. Third Ear’s proprietary bi-amped stage monitor speakers can satisfy any artists needs. Regular maintenance on all of our equipment keeps it performing within exacting specifications - not merely functional. Continuous training for our staff engineers keeps them up to date on new technology and techniques.

Our in-office staff provides knowledgeable advance support to coordinate Third Ear’s participation with all parties involved with your event. At each event we provide a pleasurable and noteworthy experience for everyone: our client, the facility, other contractors, and performers. Everyone is our audience.

In addition to sound systems rental and services, Third Ear provides complete production services such as staging, lighting, pyrotechnics, rigging, electrical power distribution, tenting, props, custom banners, etc. We have a staff of experienced production managers that are available to work with clients if they wish, advising them on the most effective way of achieving their goals. You will find our pricing is very competitive within the industry.

Some of our satisfied artists include Pitbull, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Jason DeRulo, Enrique Iglesias, Midnight Star, Rose Royce, Michael McDonald, Bill Cosby, The Temptations, KD Lang, Gladys Knight, Robert Cray, Smokie Robinson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Boz Scaggs, Etta James, Jimmy Cliff, Bobby Caldwell, Tiesto, Afrojack, Calvin Harris and The Radiators. We are proud to have supplied sound systems for many prestigious events. Among them are the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, Wente Winery concert Series, Alice Radio’s Summer Thing, Santa Cruz Blues Festival, the Russian River Blues Festival, 99.7 NOW’s Triple Ho Show, and the San Jose Jazz Festival, the largest free jazz festival in the world.

We have prevailed for over a quarter century because of the quality of our work. When you want the best production services available, call Third Ear at (510) 429-1000 or Fax us at (510) 429-1001.