1979

Spectrum Sound is founded by Ken Porter as the first live audio company in Nashville. Six Shure SM58 Microphones become the first sale ever for the company.

1982

“Hello Darlin” was a regular phrase Ken heard this year while he worked as the front of house engineer for Conway Twitty’s headlining arena tour, the first large tour for Spectrum Sound.

1984

Turbosound speakers were installed into the iconic Grand Ole Opry house, earning Spectrum the title of “Turbosound Dealer of the Year” and cover story of SV&C magazine.

1988

Spectrum Sound was providing audio for festivals such as Chattanooga's Riverbend and Memphis in May.

1993

With sales of over $1 million in Yamaha products, Spectrum ranks as the #6 pro audio dealer for the year. Yamaha took notice of Spectrum’s rising reputation in the industry. Spectrum continued to be a lead dealer for Yamaha, ranking #3 by 2002.

1995

In preparation for the release of Disney’s new movie “Pocahontas,” the movie premiere included a festival, live show and outdoor showing of the film for 100,000 viewers on Central Park’s Great Lawn. Spectrum provided audio for this massive event.

1996

Ken Porter travels to Japan to be a part of the design team for Yamaha’s groundbreaking digital console, the PM1D. As a true entrepreneur visionary, Ken was chosen to work on this project due to his ability to think outside the box.

1997

Spectrum was the primary sound provider for Promise Keepers’ “Stand In the Gap” event on the Mall in Washington, DC which was attended by over 1 million people in a four-miles-square area.

2001

Ken was excited at the opportunity to support the US leg of the Eric Clapton “Reptile” tour, which made the Pro Sound News “centerstage for 2001” list as the 7th highest grossing tour for the year.

2016

Provided sound for events of Pope Francisco’s visit in Mexico.