Full Compass Systems

Then: Full Compass Systems grew out of a professional sound studio that began operation in 1971 in Madison, Wisconsin. The founder, Jonathan Lipp, provided commercial recording services to both local and regional clients. In 1977, he founded and incorporated Full Compass Systems, Ltd. to provide sound equipment for a wider professional market; he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. In 1979, his wife Susan joined the company as President and now serves as the Chairman of the Board. Her background in marketing and personnel management, as well as her familiarity with theatrical production, complimented Jonathan's technical expertise. The company grew rapidly over the following years, developing a strong nationwide mail-order business. Now: We’ve grown to offer an extensive selection of the latest brand name products online, over the phone and even in person at our retail center. Our headquarters is located on the west side of Madison, connected to our 80,000 sq. ft. warehouse which is packed full of inventory, ready to ship to you. Many items ship same-day! Our goal is to always provide you with the best value on the equipment you purchase from us. If you find the same item from another vendor at a lower price, we encourage you to call our sales department and confirm that you are seeing the most up-to-date pricing available. You can reach us at 800-356-5844 Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:30pm Central Time. Full Compass employs the most knowledgeable sales professionals in the audio and video industries. They offer valuable insight into the products we sell and can assist you with any project — big or small. The very first time you order with us, a Sales Pro will be assigned to you. This individual will help with all of your current and future projects for unparalleled, personalized customer service!


National online/retail dealer of professional audio, video, lighting equipment, musical instruments|authorized service center and parts distributor.

Working Hours

Monday: 07:00 - 17:30

Tuesday: 07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 07:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 17:30 - 17:30
Friday: 07:00 - 17:30
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED