About Our Company | Pitbull Audio

About us

Pitbull Audio is a leading musical instrument dealer in sunny San Diego, representing over 250 of the most well known and respected brands in the industry. We proudly offer the best customer experience possible at the best prices and we are committed to getting the gear to our customers quickly.  We listen to our customers’ needs, and deliver the best solution and fit. We have a beautiful store and we invite you to visit us anytime, and try out all the gear we have in the show room! We are Pitbull Audio and we want you to play it loud!

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History

Pitbull Audio started just like most businesses out there- in a garage. Owners Adam Smiarowski and Calvin Lee partnered up in 2011 and sold guitar strings and pedals in their garage and condo. After just one year, they have outgrown the space, and decided to incorporate the business and lease their very first warehouse and hired their very first employee, in April of 2012. Pitbull Audio was born. In the next 2 years, Pitbull Audio has outgrown 2 warehouses and moved to their 3rd facility in May of 2014, to a 12,000 sqft warehouse/retail store combo location, employing 18 of the best and talented people in San Diego!


Pitbull Audio has grown tremendously in these 2 years, with double digit growth each year. We were featured in the August 2013 issue of Music Trades magazine, as the fastest growing retailer in the industry, at a whopping 90% growth from 2012 to 2013. Pitbull Audio was immediately ranked #43 in the Top 200 retailer for 2013, and moved up to #32 in 2014.


Today, Pitbull Audio has strong relationships with all of our manufacturers, therefore able to offer the newest gear, best support, and the best prices to our loyal customers. These relationships also allow Pitbull to offer workshops, clinics, demos, and many other partnered events at our San Diego location.  Pitbull Audio has become San Diego’s destination for all pro audio needs and  we are gaining nationwide and worldwide recognition for our e-commerce operation.


Where did the name Pitbull Audio come from? Do you guys have Pitbulls?

We’ve been asked this question hundreds of times. We do love Pitbulls. But here’s the story:


Adam, the founder of this company, is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He trained with Pitbull Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and eventually became part owner of the academy. We just decided to stick with Pitbull and liked that it was a unique name, and that customers will remember easily. After getting our memorable logo designed, we knew it will make the first impression that no one will forget!


No, we do not actually have a Pitbull, although we hope to one day. We will name him “Woofer”.