Leisuretec News

Discover the latest news from Leisuretec, our manufacturers and the AV & Live Entertainment industry.

23rd January 2020

Source 4WRD 230V now shipping

Wisconsin, United States -  ETC is now shipping a full family of high-quality white light LED luminaires for the 230V market. With an impressive lumen-per-watt output, Source 4WRD 230V is available in both warm and cool white arrays. The warm white 80CRI and 90CRI (Gallery) arrays are ideal for theatres and other venues where tungsten fixtures have been the favourite for years. While the cool...
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20th January 2020

What Defines a Trade Distributor?

What defines a Trade Distributor? Now that’s a difficult question. Perhaps instead ask yourself; what defines a trade user? From our experience, the line between trade and end users is becoming more and more blurred in the AV and Live Events industry which can be problematic for everyone involved. Our perception of the word “trade” is a business who uses AV equipment to provide a...
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16th January 2020

CRAFT YOUR SOUND: Meet the Pioneer DJ DJM-V10

Forge a unique sound with the DJM-V10. Born from a fresh design concept, the DJM-V10 is a new breed of mixer, built to enable the most creative DJs to craft original soundscapes. This 6-channel unit produces warm audio with energy and presence, and it’s loaded with unique features. So, take full control of your mix and enjoy the freedom to create something the crowd has never heard before. C...
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10th January 2020

Roland Pro AV Ex Demo Stock Available Now

We work extremely close with our suppliers to bring you exclusive sales opportunities to help drive your business forward. We’ve recently purchased all of Roland Pro AV’s 2019 demo equipment, giving you a fantastic opportunity to squeeze in some added margin by bolstering your hire, rental and production stock at a lower price. All items are in good condition and have been used for dem...
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3rd January 2020

CHAUVET Professional Introduces Maverick Storm 1 Spot

SUNRISE, FL – The weather may not always be ideal at a festival or other outdoor event, but designers and rental companies will always be able to rely on optimal performance from the new Maverick Storm 1 Spot. Just introduced by Chauvet Professional, the 480W cool white moving spot fixture, which was showcased at the company’s LDI booth, takes outdoor reliability to a new level, not ju...
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23rd December 2019

Our Highlights of 2019

2019 has been an interesting year. We think it’s safe to say that for the majority, it’s been impossible to ignore the general political noise and the inevitable uncertainty that follows. Our mentality has been to focus on factors we can influence and control; make our own luck by concentrating on our strengths and upkeeping a healthy service to you. Not only have we continued to grow ...
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25th November 2019

ChamSys MagicQ MQ70 Console Makes USA Debut At LDI

LONDON, UK – ChamSys is offering a new level of mobility for busy designers and programmers with the new MagicQ MQ70 Console. Introduced at PLASA 2019, this trim compact console (it weighs in at a mere 7kg, or 15.4lb), will make its USA debut at LDI Booth 937. The new console works neatly as a piece of carry-on luggage, and meets the restrictions of even budget airlines like Ryanair and Sout...
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21st November 2019

The new RCF Arena is the largest outdoor concert venue in Italy

REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY - “RCF was born in 1949 in Reggio Emilia. From here we brought the excellence of Italian sound throughout the globe and today we are among the major players in the market", says Arturo Vicari, CEO of RCF Group. “Giving our name to RCF Arena is a source of pride for us, but also a mission and a commitment. We have a strong bond with this region and we intend to trea...
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15th November 2019

CHAUVET Professional Builds Brightness With New Rogue R2X Wash

SUNRISE, FL – Progress, it is said, builds on itself. The new Rogue R2X Wash fixture from CHAUVET Professional offers an excellent example of that. Debuting at this year’s LDI show (booth 945), this extremely bright, updated version of the popular Rogue R2X Wash was developed in response to a very recent advance in LED lamp technology. “We recognized the potential of the new gene...
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12th November 2019

The Powerhouse: The XDJ-XZ is here

November 12, 2019: Looking for a professional setup for events, a bar or club, or a studio? The XDJ-XZ is perfect for every scenario. With flexible media support and a layout inherited directly from our club-standard gear, playing on our new all-in-one DJ system feels exactly like you’re using the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2. A host of advanced features are right at your fingertips in this ...
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8th November 2019

JBL Professional Announces New EON ONE Compact Portable PA

NORTHRIDGE, CA. - The latest addition to the JBL EON ONE range of portable PA systems, the new EON ONE Compact is an ultra-portable, all-in-one PA system with Bluetooth that delivers high-quality sound anywhere, for hours on end. Its 8-inch speaker produces the loudest output and best bass response in its class, and the swappable, rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours. Weighing less than 18 po...
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16th October 2019

Avolites releases groundbreaking Synergy software

LONDON, UK - Having already won industry awards and being used on some extremely high-profile projects in its beta stage, Avolites is delighted to announce that its radical new software control system, Synergy, is being released worldwide on Synergy Day, Wednesday 16 October 2019. Effectively a free V12 software upgrade to both its lighting console and media server ranges, Synergy unites them like...
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14th October 2019

World’s First Installation of Wavefront Precision at First Pentecostal

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - The recent audio upgrade by Clark at the First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas featured the world’s first installation of both Martin Audio’s new Wavefront Precision Compact and Mini optimized arrays with iKON® amps along with CSX218 subs and the new LE100 monitors. As described by Clark Project Manager Brandon Byrd, ‘the Church had t...
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29th September 2019

Industry reacts to ‘busiest PLASA Show in years’

LONDON, UK - The 2019 PLASA Show was “the busiest in years” thanks to a six per cent increase in attendance, PLASA has reported. The event’s global status was also strengthened, with delegates from over 63 countries flocking to the London-based tradeshow. This was the last edition of the event that was held at Olympia’s National Hall, with the 2020 PLASA Show set to move to...
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5th September 2019

CHAUVET Pro Maverick MK Pyxis Wins Parnelli Award for Indispensable Technology

ANAHEIM, CA – From the moment it appeared on the scene, the CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK Pyxis has been empowering lighting designers to push the creative envelope by giving them new ways to create unique and memorable looks. On Friday January 25, designers returned the favour at the NAMM Show by honouring the multi-purpose LED fixture with the Parnelli Award for Indispensable Technology...
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4th September 2019

Yamaha Announces Python Script Templates for CL, QL & TF Mixers

SHIZUOKA, JAPAN – Yamaha announces the release of Python script templates that facilitate external control of CL, QL, and TF series digital mixing consoles. CL, QL, and TF series consoles are already established as top choices for live sound, hall, theatre, broadcast, and other applications. Remote control capability added by this release will expand their versatility and...
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29th August 2019

CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK3 Profile Powers European Election Debate

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Televised debates have been pivotal events in presidential politics since the 1960s. Images conveyed before the unblinking and unforgiving eye of the TV camera can make or break a candidate’s chances. Casting each would-be chief executive in the same consistent supportive light is critical to the democratic process itself and 28 CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK3 Profile M...
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24th August 2019

ADJ Launch Hydro Beam X1: a compact, powerful IP65-Rated Moving Head

ADJ is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its highly anticipated new Hydro Beam X1 moving head beam luminaire. The second model to join the company’s Hydro Series of IP65-rated movers, the X1 is a compact and punchy beam fixture designed to generate dazzling aerial effects. The unit is powered by a 100W Osram Sirius HRI discharge lamp with a 9000K colour temperature and CRI of...
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23rd August 2019

Martin MAC Allure Lights National Theatre’s River Stage

LONDON, UK - The National Theatre’s River Stage is an annual free festival that runs throughout the summer on London’s South Bank. Featuring leading arts and performance companies, the festival celebrates the best of British and International culture, drag artists and London’s green and blue spaces, including the River Thames. For this year’s season, the River Stage has ben...
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20th August 2019

CHAUVET Pro Enjoys High-Profile Glastonbury Festival

PILTON, UK – From the Pyramid Stage, where Tim Routledge used the COLORado Solo Batten to accent a stirring performance by headliner Stormzy, to the magical Flying Bus Stage and Greenpeace Field, to the jam-packed Acoustic Stage, CHAUVET Professional sprinkled the 36th edition of the Glastonbury Festival with vivid colours and dazzlingly bright light. The company’s fixtures enlivened s...
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8th August 2019

The Wait is Over: Meet the DDJ-1000SRT Pro DJ Controller

August 8th, 2019: If you’ve been eagerly anticipating a Serato-compatible version of the Pioneer DJ pro-grade DDJ-1000 controller, good news: The wait is over.  View Product The 4-channel DDJ-1000SRT inherits the layout of the DDJ-1000, which feels familiar to a CDJ+DJM club-standard set-up. All the same professional features are there too, including low-latency, full-size jog wheels fr...
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7th August 2019

Allen & Heath and EV Revitalise St. Joseph’s College Chapel

READING, UK - St. Joseph’s College is an independent Catholic School in Reading, Berkshire, England that required a new high quality but intuitive audio system which could be used by staff and pupils alike. The space is renowned for its acoustic qualities so a particular effort was needed to ensure the equipment provided would be of a suitable standard.  This multi-purpose space provide...
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1st August 2019

Pearce Hire Fits RCF HDL 6-A at Oakham School Drama Theatre

OAKHAM, RUTLAND, UK - When Oakham School, a historic independent co-educational school that dates back to the 16th century, wanted a new sound system for its Queen Elizabeth Theatre they approached Pearce Hire, from whom it had rented gear in the past, for advice. That was six months ago, and the result has been the installation of an RCF compact HDL 6-A by the Peterborough based company in this 2...
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31st July 2019

CHAUVET DJ Ushers in Event Lighting Game-Changers at DJ Expo

ATLANTIC CITY, USA - CHAUVET DJ once again leads the way in event lighting innovation, introducing a series of innovative and dynamic new products to revolutionise special event lighting. Wireless convenience, compact size and unique new effects lead the offerings that will be unveiled at this year’s DJ Expo at Harrah’s in Atlantic City August 13-15. DJ Expo attendees will experience a...
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26th July 2019

PLASA Show 2019 Registration Now Open

London, UK - Registration is now open for PLASA Show 2019, which returns from 15-17 September to bring over 200 lighting, audio, AV, rigging and staging brands to Olympia London. Click here to register for your FREE Trade tickets.  Mirroring the growth of the AV sector, this year’s show will present an array of next-generation LED technology. Lighting industry professionals will once ag...
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