Full Compass - A leading national retailer of Pro Audio, Pro Video, AV, Lighting and Musical Instruments

For nearly 40 years, our success has been built on offering great prices and product selection backed by superior customer service. In addition to offering over 700 top equipment brands, we also provide services such as computer systems integration, lighting design, and equipment rentals (rentals available in Wisconsin only). Full Compass is an authorized service center and parts distributor for most of the major manufacturers we carry.

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4,500 Sq. Ft. Showroom

Full Compass - Now

Great Products — Fast Delivery. We are proud to offer an extensive selection of the latest brand name products. Our 80,000 sq. ft. warehouse is packed full of inventory, ready to ship to you. Many items ship same-day!

Competitive Pricing. 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.

Your Own Personal Consultant. 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!

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80,000 Sq. Ft. Warehouse

Flexible Payment Options. NET 10/30 payment options and financing options available to those who qualify. For added flexibility, use your Pro's Pass credit card and receive your first 90 days interest free!

Free Shipping. On thousands of items! Selected brands and models. Ground shipping only.

We Respect Your Privacy. Full Compass will never sell your information to outside companies. Any contact information you provide to us will be used only for business correspondence between you and your Sales Pro or to receive special offers directly from us. See our Privacy Policy for more information.

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Full Compass - Then


6729 Seybold Rd - 1971

5618 Odana Rd - 1985

8001 Terrace Ave - 1998

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.

Video Clips

Clip ThumbnailThe History of Full Compass Systems
Discover how Full Compass became one of the nation's largest professional audio, video, A/V and lighting equipment retailers. Duration: 00:06:03
Clip ThumbnailRentals: Back Stage
Gain access to a wide selection of pro gear through Full Compass' Rentals Department. Duration: 00:00:58
Clip ThumbnailPro Audio, Video, A/V and Lighting Sales: Back Stage
Full Compass' Sales team is comprised of experienced well trained professionals. Duration: 00:02:10
Clip ThumbnailService and Parts Department: Back Stage
Get back up and running in no time with Full Compass' Service and Parts Department. Duration: 00:01:36
Clip ThumbnailSystems Integration: Back Stage
Get your professional software and hardware working together in harmony with Full Compass Systems Integration. Duration: 00:02:06
Clip ThumbnailHistoric Interview with Susan Lipp & Jonathan Lipp
Technology Expo 2009: Hear the story of how Full Compass Chairman Susan Lipp & CEO Jonathan Lipp started building Full Compass Systems into a national leader in Pro Audio, Video AV and Lighting Sales. Duration: 00:04:43

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