Order any AmpliVox lectern and we will include our
S1180 LED Lectern Light at no additional cost

This LED lamp provides a bright, focused light on your presentation while not blinding you nor distracting your audience. The 9” flexible gooseneck allows you to easily aim the light where you need it.

Powered by THREE “AAA” batteries (not included), this bright white LED light is rated at 100,000 hours.


About Us

AmpliVox Sound Systems is a leading U.S. manufacturer of portable sound systems, lecterns, and multimedia workstations. Our goal is to provide top quality professional presentation equipment that sets up easily, delivers perfect performance, and stands the test of time for reliability and durability.

Businesses and organizations across the country choose AmpliVox as their portable audio and presentation solution, including all these industries:

The versatility of our portable public address systems, elegant lecterns and integrated wireless sound systems provide the perfect complement to any presentation, meeting, training seminar, classroom, conference, and other indoor or outdoor event, to help you clearly reach audiences from 10 to 10,000.

Why Customers Choose Us
AmpliVox’s strong sales growth and high customer satisfaction go hand-in hand. Our total approach to quality starts with our rigorous manufacturing process and our consistently high standards for design, production, and testing. Our aggressive new product development accommodates changing technology, such as Bluetooth connectivity and the integration of audiovisual control systems into multimedia furniture, as well as customer requests for variations in style and color and personalized logos.

Our experienced representatives are always happy to assist customers in finding the right products, and, we offer quick response to any after-sales trouble-shooting or support.

All of this results in consistently high reviews from our customers. A few sample customer comments:

"AmpliVox has great products and the staff are easy to work with."
-- Gabriel Castillo, Belvidere Park District

"The AmpliVox Portable Buddy is the best PA I’ve used in the past 21 years of being an entertainer."
-- Todd MicKinney, Magician

"We’ve tried other products but now the AmpliVox BeltBlaster is the only product we trust. We have 30 in use by our staff."
-- David Schargel, Portland Walking Tours

"We have a half dozen SW212 PA systems that we just love."
-- Joseph Snow, University of Missouri

"Great AmpliVox customer service and shipped right on time as promised!"
-- Michael Hill-Jackson VA Palo Alto Health Care System

"I am convinced this is the best system out there for portability, battery life, and sound quality."
-- Professional singer Carla Bardonada, speaking of the SW915, predecessor to the upgraded SW925.

Meet the Team
Don Roth
Bill Gamber
Director of Sales
Keith Urban
Business Development Manager
Larry Stotts
Plant Manufacturing Supervisor

Charley Rummel
Audio Engineering
Manny Canchola
Audio Engineering
Denny Porter
Administrative Manager
Jason Kinkelaar
Customer Care

Tony Gatz
Account Executive
Patrick Alexander
Customer Care

Pinnacle Wood Products joined the AmpliVox team in January, 2019, bringing more than 20 years of experience in cabinet building and wood working as a new division of AmpliVox Sound Systems.

Pinnacle Wood division produces high quality lecterns and rack cabinets made in the USA at our Chicagoland factory. Since becoming part of AmpliVox, Pinnacle has invested in new equipment to improve shop efficiency and enhance product quality.

The new equipment includes:

  • Edgebander – an automated system for applying edge trip to cabinets
  • AutoCAD (computer aided design) software, to enhance cabinet design
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control) equipment that enables computerized control of wood routing for more precise and high-quality finished products

Festool Edgebander

Weeke Computer Numerical Control

Don Roth acquired AmpliVox, Perma Power in 1995. Perma Power was founded by Norm Ackerman in 1952 and introduced the AmpliVox line of portable PA systems in the 1960s.

The company also introduced one of the first residential radio-controlled garage door openers, supplying Craftsman garage door openers to Sears. In the late 1970s, the company added power outlet strips, surge suppressors, power conditioners and uninterruptible power systems (UPS) for computers.

Prior to owning PermaPower, Don Roth was regional vice-president for Xerox and executive vice-president of Apeco and Numeridex Cad/Cam systems.

AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems
1296 Barclay Blvd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Phone: (847) 498-9000
Customer Service Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:00am - 7:00pm CST via telephone
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General Information AmpliVox Corporate Values: Service First