About Us

High Performance Audio Visual

was founded by Steve Goforth more by accident than design. Steve graduated from Arizona State in 1981 with a Bachelors degree in Electronics Technology and a minor in music. He returned to Oregon to find there were not a lot of jobs for holders of B.S.E.T. degrees. He went to work for a local music store as their electronics “specialist”. After working there for a few years, it became obvious there was a need for a knowledgeable AV rental facility in the area.

In 1989, Steve went on his own journey to fulfill this specialty need. He acquired a partner who believed in his ideas and together, Sound-n-Light Dimensions was born. Renting AV equipment throughout Oregon and Northern California, the company came to represent some of the larger manufactures of audio and visual equipment. During this period, Steve became a member of the National Association of Music Merchants and a Synaudcon member. Taking advantage of the factory training courses and Synaudcon course instruction, Sound-n-Light Dimensions started to pursue the AV retail market. By 1992, the business was running at full throttle and Steve knew it was time to step up and make it grow.

In 1994, Steve bought out his partner and renamed the company High Performance Audio Visual. In the intervening years, through ongoing education and certification High Performance AV, has grown to represent over 90 AV manufactures. High Performance AV has expanded into lighting and custom video displays and video security. Production AV rental including staging and lighting for corporate and concert level events.

Currently members of the National Systems Contractors Association and Synaudcon. High Performances technical staff regularly attend Infocomm and advanced ESTA training courses.

High Performance Audio Visual: Professional Audio Equipment, Lighting Equipment, Staging Equipment & Sound System Design

Your one-stop shop for Audio Equipment, Lighting Equipment, Staging Systems and Trussing Equipment, Live Sound Systems, Audio System Design & much more!
Among many others, we've equipped the following clientele with our professional solutions for sound and audio needs:

  • Festivals and Concerts
  • Fairgrounds
  • Race Tracks
  • Church & House of Worship Facilities
  • Arenas
  • Bands & Musicians
  • Live Music Venues
  • DJ's and Dance Venues
  • Wedding Sound Rentals
  • Governmental Facilities
  • School Facilities

  • A few of our main areas of focus include:

  • Audio System Design
    Our focus on detailed and thorough audio system design is one of the ways we stand out above other professional audio equipment specialists. We work with you every step of the way on your audio system purchase: from your vision of the system, figuring out needs and priorities within a budget, the actual audio system design as well as installation of system and help troubleshoot any issues on-site. After turning your audio system design dreams into reality, High Performance Audio Visual staff can help train and teach you how to use the sound equipment to best reach the audio results you want.

  • Live Sound Systems
    Deciding to equip your venue with a live sound system requires much forethought; planning a unique design tailored to your space and type of event that will be amplified there. Let the experts at High Performance Audio Visual help outfit your space with the appropriate and best quality professional audio equipment. We can show you the appropriate Sound System that will deliver the best sound in your venue.

  • Lighting Systems
    When you need to light that special event or venue, High Performance Audio Visual has the expertise and experience to provide you with just the right lighting ambience and look to make your event or venue stand out. With a large rental inventory of the latest LED and Beam lighting instruments and experienced truss riggers your event will be shining in no time at all.

  • Anything made in the world of Professional Audio, Lighting, Video or Trussing equipment can be found right here at High Performance Audio Visual. And if you don't see it on our site, call us at 541-677-8894 and we'll be happy to help you find it!

  • We also sell wholesale to qualified sound and video system integrators and contractors with no minimum purchase requirements. Your music, lighting and staging performances are the reason we exist! You're going to love the way you sound and look!