Leisuretec News

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

2nd April 2020

Martin Audio Announce Five New Ceiling Loudspeakers for ADORN Series

HIGH WYCOMBE, UK - The ADORN commercial series of on-wall loudspeakers was first introduced in 2019. This has now been expanded by three in-ceiling loudspeakers and the company’s first ever pendant speaker, available in white or black as standard. Introduction to ADORN Martin Audio ADORN on-wall and ceiling loudspeakers bring class-leading performance, reliability and value to a wide range o...
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30th March 2020

COVID-19 Service Continuity Update 30-03-20

We hope you are safe and well.  The health and well-being of our team, their families, our customers and our community is our top priority. Our aim is to do everything we can to keep everyone safe whilst still supporting your business. Please read this page to understand how we intend to continue our service throughout this uncertain time. Contact Due to the rapid escalation of COVID-19 we ar...
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23rd March 2020

Our fight against COVID-19 (Update 23-03-20)

We hope you’re safe and well. The health and wellbeing of our team, their families and our customers is our top priority. We’d like to share with you the preventative measures and procedures we’ve put in place to minimise the risk of infection within our team, whilst ensuring we can still support your business throughout this uncertain period that COVID-19 presents. Our primary o...
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10th March 2020

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ now supports Serato DJ Pro

March 10, 2020: XDJ-XZ now supports Serato DJ Pro and FLAC file playback To use the software, you’ll need to install the latest Serato DJ Pro and XDJ-XZ driver software/firmware.  Serato DJ Pro download link XDJ-XZ firmware download link NEW FLAC file playback is now supported (44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rates supported. 16-bit and 24-bit resolution supported.) IMPROVED Added ability t...
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4th February 2020

ChamSys Unveils New MagicQ Stable Software

SOUTHHAMPTON, UK – Late last year, ChamSys became the first major lighting console manufacturer to offer a software solution that accepts open protocol GDTF personality files. Now the company has kicked off 2020 with another innovation that will enhance the work of lighting programmers, as it introduces the first release of its MagicQ Stable Software.  Available on the ChamSys website, ...
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4th February 2020

Sennheiser Business Communication at ISE 2020

LONDON/WEDERMARK - "Excellent knowledge transfer with campus-wide audio on university and company campus" - that is the message Sennheiser will be presenting to its customers at ISE 2020. Whether lectures in the Audimax, panel discussions or staff training: there is hardly any other place where the communication of information plays such a major role as on campus. Three criteria must be fulfilled ...
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31st January 2020

And the Four-Times Winner is: RCF

REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY - RCF is pleased to announce the winning of four distinguished awards from the professional audio community. The spectacular RCF HDL 50-A 4K won two awards: the FOH Gold Star Product Award for the Excellence in Line Array Design and the Reader’s Choice Award for the category Line Arrays: Large Format.  The award for Line Arrays: Small Format goes to RCF HDL 26-A, fo...
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31st January 2020

CHAUVET Professional Brings Sleekness to Cyc Lights With the Ovation CYC 1 FC

SUNRISE, FL – The just-introduced Ovation CYC 1 FC from CHAUVET Professional is raising the bar by lowering the profile of cyc lights. Thanks to its unique close-to-the-ground housing, this sleek and silent cyc light can be positioned unobtrusively on the stage, and in the broadcast studio.  Although its design is discrete and its operation quiet, there is nothing reticent about this co...
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30th January 2020

We Get Hands-on with Laserworld

With the ability to produce stunning aerial effects and animated graphics, professional laser systems occupy a unique area of the hire and integration markets. Unsurprisingly, we were super excited to get hands-on with the TARM, EL, DS & CS Series from Laserworld navigating all the essentials of laser safety, programming, DMX control and the odd laser maze… Once the TecZone was prepped ...
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28th January 2020

Roland Debuts Compact and Portable V-8HD High-Definition Video Switcher

Hamamatsu, Japan — Roland, a leading manufacturer of professional audio, video and electronic musical instrument gear, today announces the debut of the V-8HD HD Video Switcher, the only compact and portable switcher that can accommodate up to 8 HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p. The V-8HD features a loaded professional toolset that streamlines production, increases creati...
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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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