Since 1971, Empirical Sound has been dedicated to entertainment support and service in northern Ohio and throughout the Midwest. Founder Mike Frate began his career as a very capable repair technician, meeting the needs of local entertainers and musicians whose sound and musical instrument equipment was in immediate need of repair in time for the next show. As word spread about his skills and willingness to help, the company grew in size and staff, and expanded to offer sales and rentals of sound and lighting equipment as well.

These days, Mike's son has made a committment to continuing and building upon the legacy that his father has left since his passing in 2019. Along with an experienced and skilled staff, Empirical Sound and Lighting stands ready to serve all of Your live entertainment needs.

"It is through our talented clients that we owe our existence". - Mike Frate

We are located in Cleveland, Ohio (The Rock And Roll Capital Of The World) near the shores of Lake Erie, the southern most, and warmest of all the Great Lakes.

Empirical Sound
1234 E.26th Street
Cleveland,Ohio 44114
(216) 241-0668