Customer testimonials and references 

The BOSE systems that we rent deliver incredible results, every time – and we are constantly receiving feedback from overwhelmed customers who couldn’t believe the quality of their sound system.

Please read below for testimonials.

Business requirements
School fairs, sports tournaments, major festivals..


Surprised at how loud the system played as it was so compact!

“Hi Robin,

I thought your services were great. I was surprised at how loud the system played as it was so compact, yet produced more than enough volume for the dance floor to be rocking!

Robin was so easy to deal with, excellent communication and I really appreciated him delivering/collecting the equipment at a time that suited me. All in all, it was a fantastic and stress-free service, I would definitely recommend and use him again.”
Kate Phipps
Conference Co-ordinator
The Terrace Conference Centre

I was most impressed with the Bose L Series Model ll

“I am a professional DJ living in the South Island and offered my services to my cousin for her 21st birthday party in Wellington. I bought my laptop and mixing desk etc with me, and Robin supplied the sound system saving air freight costs. I was most impressed with the Bose L Series Model ll because the venue was long and narrow, yet the music could be heard, even at the far end. Robin even delivered, and helped me set up, then came and took it away after the party.”
Motiv Entertainment


I have been using these systems for my band’s gigs for over two years

“I have been using the BOSE® system for my band gigs for over two years, since discovering them via Compact Audio Hire. I find the system to be more than adequate for all situations we have played in – such as registered clubs, pubs, restaurants, and even outdoor gigs at wine festivals. The system provides quality sound and I intend to continue to use it (and forsaking now the traditional band PA setup that I have grown up with and used for many years to this point).

I recommend the assistance provided by the team at Compact Audio Hire, in particular the advice available and provided by Robin Page. They are friendly, helpful, and will go out of their way to ensure my gigs go without a hitch.”
Gary McFadyen

It was a big crowd at the St James – and they could all hear very well

“Thank you for your work on Friday night. You and your sound system came through in flying colours. I hope that you get more work at the St James. It was a big crowd and they all could hear very well thanks to you.”
Jane Keller
Singer and Entertainer

Great understanding of quality sound mixing

“Our four-piece band has been using Compact Audio Hire as our preferred provider of sound equipment for over four years. Robin Page is a very experienced sound provider and quickly understood the requirements for the band, making setting up much easier.

As Robin is also a very experienced musician himself, he has good understanding of sound mixing, especially when we perform at different venues. He is reliable, flexible, and always available while we are performing to sort out any issues or make improvements to our sound during the night.

Robin is a true professional when it comes to providing quality sound and getting a good mix. He provides all the latest equipment and continuously looks at ways to improve our sound. He is very easy to deal with and has a great sense of humour.”
Joseph Weerasinghe
Musician and Vocalist

We value the professional services of Robin Page, who sets up the gear and balances the sound for us

“Our band, XSLENZ, has been using the BOSE® system for over two years. We mostly play at large venues and find the system to be more than adequate. It provides quality sound for both the audience and the band and we intend to continue using it.

In addition, we value the professional services of Robin Page, who sets up the gear and balances the sound for us. We have a very high regard for his advice, technical expertise, and ability to cope with the band members’ requirements.”
Dinesh Burah

Allowed us to focus on the music and was one less thing to worry about

“We called Robin up looking for last minute sound equipment for an eight piece band that had flown up from Dunedin to play for our parents wedding anniversary. Instead of charging an exorbitant fee to take advantage of our situation Robin arranged high quality sound equipment at a rate we could afford. The ease of having it set up and taken down allowed us to focus on the music and was one less thing to worry about during a hectic day. He even joined us for a little jam at the end of the night! We had an excellent experience with Robin and Compact Audio Hire and would most definitely use their services again.”


Easy to put up and pack down and we had no problems at all

“We used a Bose system from Compact Audio Hire for our wedding in Martinborough and it was fantastic! We used it for the ceremony itself, for drinks after the ceremony and also for a BBQ the next day. The system is very stylish compared with more standard systems, which is why we wanted it. The sound quality was excellent. It was easy to put up and pack down and we had no problems at all.”
Dave and Mel
Recent Wedding Couple

Great efficient service. Highly recommended

“Elegant system with a high quality sound. We used this for our outdoor Wedding and indoor Reception for both speeches and music. Portable and easy to use. Compact Audio Hire and Robin were very friendly and accommodating. We actually booked the Compact L1, however as there were none left Robin upgraded us to the L1 Model II for free! Great efficient service. Highly recommended.”
Kim-Xia & Nadine

The sound was all of excellent quality

“We used Compact Audio Hire to provide the sound system for our outdoor wedding. Robin had some great suggestions about the equipment we required and offered an excellent rate for it all.

We needed lapel microphones for the celebrant and bride/groom, a standing microphone for readings, and a sound system for playing music off our personal iPods.

Robin came and set it all up and was also able to stay to oversee the operation of it too, which we very much appreciated. The sound was all of excellent quality and all 120-plus guests were able to clearly hear the proceedings.

The equipment was packed away very discreetly while guests mingled after the ceremony.

Robin was a pleasure to deal with!”
Claire & Simon

Business Requirements

It’s fantastic – Robin’s sound system is incredible

“Robin’s sound system is incredible. I held a fashion event in a local Wellington retail store and was surprised at how much sound came out of the ‘compact’ system. The speakers are so discreet you’re unaware of where the sound is coming from. It’s fantastic. I highly recommend Robin and Compact Audio Hire.”
Samantha Hannah
Style & Colour Consultant

School fairs, sports competitions, major festivals…

High quality sound that carried equally throughout the whole gymnasium

“The BOSE® audio system we hired from Compact Audio Hire was fantastic. We have a large gymnasium and needed a high quality sound that would carry equally around the whole space. Not only was the sound quality superb, Robin Page was also a true professional, setting up and explaining things thoroughly.”
Adrian Hardy
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Whitby

Provided equipment that enabled us to maximise our audience with simple instructions

“Robin was the most helpful of people and knew instinctively what we were trying to achieve with a PA system for our school Gala. The Gala was spread over a wide area and he provided equipment that enabled us to maximise our audience with simple instructions so that we could work it ourselves, saving us from additional expense. I would definitely recommend Robin Page and Compact Audio Service and wish we had found him earlier!”
Alex Hill
St Marks School
Gala Organising Team

Your expertise and great equipment made it simple for me

“Thank you Robin for the excellent job providing audio for both of our Boxing Shows, the National Championships in 2011 and a local club tournament in Petone in 2012. Your service and communication was first class. As the organizer of the event, your expertise and great equipment made it simple for me. I’ve got another one coming up and I will be in touch!”
Jack Plowman
Wellington & Hutt Valley Boxing Association

Added to the atmosphere

“Robin has supplied the sound systems for most of the Italian festivals in Wellington over the last 18 years. We required several systems over a large area and also stage mixing a variety of entertainers from solo singer and instrumentalist, six piece bands, cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, and opera singers. In between the acts he provided lively Italian music which added to the Mediterranean atmosphere.”
Club Garibaldi Festival Committee

Get In Touch

Compact Audio Hire

Robin Page

17 Witham St, Island Bay, Wellington

Tel 04 383 6300

Mobile 027 247 8130