Biography

Richard Topham Jr. - President

Rich Topham Jr. got his start in 1977 when he opened Location Sound in Hollywood, California, with his father, Dick Topham Sr. In time, Rich Topham Jr. opened his own stores in Florida (’89), New York (’92), Las Vegas (’93) and Sydney, Australia (’91) as well as manufacturing company, PSC in 1986.

With experience in just about all aspects of sound and recording in productions and post-productions, Rich has worked with many major films, televisions series, sitcoms, commercials and industrial videos. His clients include Paramount, Universal, Warner Brothers and all major networks, awarding him six Emmy Awards for sound recording. Rich is a member of Cinema Audio Society (CAS), Society of Motion Pictures Technicians and Engineers (SMPTE), Audio Engineering Society (AES) and National Technical Investigators’ Association (NATIA).

Rich has also outfitted sound systems for major Las Vegas Casinos, Hotels, Showrooms, Lounges, and Sporting Events, including Mirage Resorts, Treasure Island. Rio Casino, The Sands, Hilton, the MGM Grand, and the Golden Nugget, as well as for Show Biz Expos, Sporting Events, Concerts and Seminars for Santa Anita and Hollywood Park.

In addition, Rich has set up musical sound systems for Record Companies, Music Videos, Band Rehearsals and Tours for Madonna, Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen.

The N.Y.P.D., L.A.P.D., U.S. Postal Inspectors, the FBI, DEA, CIA, ATF and IRS have also all used his services in setting up their surveillance systems. Rich is also a member for National Associate of Technical Investigators with top security clearance, and NRA Range Safety officer and teaches trap and skeet shooting.

In 1995, Rich moved back to New York with his family so that he can raise his kids on the east coast.

In 2013, Rich opened Professional Sound Services New Orleans, Lousianna.
In 2014, Rich opened up a store in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

You can currently find Rich in his New York store, Professional Sound Services, almost any day of the week. When Rich is not in New York, he enjoys spending time shooting trap/skeet/sporting clays and fishing and skiing in the Poconos.