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Leisuretec News

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

5th January 2021

We are still open and shipping your orders

Update: 5th January 2021 As the UK goes into another lockdown, we still remain open and continue to ship your orders whilst keeping our team safe. Remote Working We have minimised our office-based team with a number of team members working from home. Our home-based team members can answer all incoming calls from their home working station just as quickly and efficiently as if they were in the offi...
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23rd December 2020

We say goodbye to 2020. And what a year it has been...

We say goodbye to 2020. And what a year it has been. In March everyone’s world changed as we witnessed one of the greatest challenges that has been faced in recent years.  No one could have prepared for this year’s crisis, which has hit many and our industry particularly hard and on top of that, we have had the unanswered question of Brexit looming over us. We are yet to experienc...
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10th December 2020

Unmissable End-of-Year Savings on 1,000+ Products

Welcome to our End-of-Year Clearance Sale with hugely discounted prices on 1,000+ sound, lighting and video products – all in stock. As your trade distributor we keep immense stock levels across our vast portfolio of sound, lighting, video, special effects and ancillary. In a pre-covid world we were gearing up for what was going to be an extremely exciting 2020 but for obvious reasons, this ...
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7th December 2020

Holiday Opening Hours and Shipping Notice

We close our offices for the holidays at 16:00 on Wednesday 23 December and reopen at 08:30 on Monday 4 January 2021. We will have an early shipping cut-off of 14:00 on Wednesday 23. Due to the heavy demand all couriers are experiencing, we are not offering pre-noon deliveries as these cannot be guaranteed. All orders will be shipped on our standard next-day service. Please make sure you plan in a...
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17th November 2020

Flex Your Boundaries: Meet the Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX6

November 17, 2020: Keep the crowd in the palm of your hand with the latest DJ controller from Pioneer DJ: the DDJ-FLX6. With a host of brand-new features, this 4-channel unit makes it easy to hype up the audience, mix songs from totally different genres, and spice up your sets with pro-sounding scratch effects. The controller is a Hardware Unlock device for rekordbox and it unlocks the DJ performa...
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4th November 2020

Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000 Firmware Update

New firmware for the CDJ-3000 is now available. This update covers the following changes: Improved the response of the CUE button when turning the jog wheel. Improved performance / stability when using Touch Preview and Touch Cue. Improvements to jog wheel when in vinyl mode. Specifically when the track is paused. Unable to load certain tracks that have been exported from rekordbox to a storage d...
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16th October 2020

Cloud begins shipping on their new energy efficient CA Series power amplifiers

Sheffield, UK - The Cloud CA Series is a range of versatile multi-channel audio power amplifiers of advanced design, able to drive low impedance loudspeakers, or high impedance (100 V-line or 70 V-line) loudspeaker distribution systems directly. They are ideal for sound reinforcement applications in the retail, leisure, hospitality, commercial or industrial sectors. Particular design attention has...
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15th October 2020

Meet the NEW Pioneer DJ DJM-S11 Professional Scratch Style 2-channel DJ mixer

October 15, 2020: Raise your game with the DJM-S11. This new professional 2-channel, 4-deck battle mixer brings enhancements to various elements from its predecessor, the DJM-S9, and offers a host of brand-new features to help you perform more freely with Serato DJ Pro or rekordbox. When you’re scratching and making mash-ups on the fly, every second is priceless. Spend more time focusing on ...
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14th October 2020

Roland Announces V-1HD+ HD Video Switcher and UVC-01 Video Capture

Hamamatsu, Japan, October 15th, 2020 — Roland, a leading manufacturer of professional audio, video, and electronic musical instrument gear, today announces the V-1HD+ HD Video Switcher, the latest addition to the company’s V-series lineup of multichannel HD video switching products. Building on the popular V-1HD four-channel switcher, the V-1HD+ provides a deeper feature set for advanc...
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24th September 2020

#WeMakeEvents - Stand as One on Global Action Day

#WeMakeEvents aims to raise awareness on the current plight of the live entertainment sector and its urgent need for financial support if it is to survive Covid-19. #WeMakeEvents is steered by a collective of industry trade bodies, business and freelancers; collaborating closely together to increase the awareness of this industry crisis and gain government backed support in the form of, grants, no...
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17th September 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. Martin Audio's Dom Harter stated, “We’re excited to start shipping these additional ceiling and pendant loudspeakers as part of the AD...
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15th September 2020

Pre-order the Latest Technologies from Zero 88

Cwmbran, Wales – UK lighting control manufacturer Zero 88 presented “Live from the Congress” a dynamic live stream highlighting the latest technologies in its control, data and power product ranges and announced that key products like the ZerOS Server, Splitter 8, Gateway 4 & Gateway 8, Betapack4 and RigSwitch are all shipping now. Call our team on 01525 850085 or email sales...
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10th September 2020

A New Dimension: The CDJ-3000 has landed

September 10, 2020: Harness a higher level of creative power with Pioneer DJ’s brand-new flagship multi player, the CDJ-3000. Driven by a new MPU (micro-processing unit) and boasting specially developed high-quality components, it’s a robust unit packed with innovative features to help your creativity flourish like never before. The Evolution of a Legend Since 1994’s debut of the...
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14th August 2020

Sennheiser launches updates for Control Cockpit & Wireless System Manager

Sennheiser launches Control Cockpit 4.1.0 Sennheiser has announced a major update of its Sennheiser Control Cockpit, a software tool that makes daily work routines in controlling and monitoring large microphone set-ups a breeze.  Besides design and usability enhancements, version 4.1.0 adds the ability to monitor the new SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver and the digital EM 6000 receiver in ad...
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14th August 2020

UK event industry comes together in solidarity under the #WeMakeEvents campaign

Over 715 buildings across the UK lit up in red yesterday (12/08/20) to symbolise the imminent danger over one million people in the live events industry face unless the government provides financial support. Twenty of the UK’s biggest cities hosted events to raise awareness of the struggling supply chain that facilitate events across the country. From Minnack Theatre Cornwall to the Queen&rs...
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7th August 2020

Audio for Education - An Installer's Guide

With the schools closed for the summer break, we’ve put together a helpful guide to Audio for Education to support your install requirements over the coming months and beyond. This guide will arm you with useful information and the key questions to ask your clients to not only provide an audio solution that fits all of their requirements, but also help you attract more opportunity to tender ...
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7th August 2020

#WeMakeEvents - We are now at red alert

#WeMakeEvents - Don’t let the events industry go dark Live events around the world have been devastated by the impacts of Covid-19, from major festivals and landmark theatres, to grassroot venues and corporate events. Unlike other industries, there is no set date on when the industry may properly reopen where businesses can operate profitably and sustainably. PLASA started the #WeMakeEvents ...
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3rd August 2020

CHAUVET Professional extends the warranty of 3 product lines

CHAUVET Professional are extending the warranty terms to their Maverick, Rogue and Ovation LED driven product lines to 3 years for indoor fixtures with an extension to 5 years for LED failure.  Outdoor fixtures will remain at 2 years for both fixture and LED failure, as will all other warranty terms for other items. As a further point of note they will be offering this retrospectively from 1s...
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29th July 2020

NEXO Reveal Their Smallest Loudspeaker Yet - the ID14

France - Despite constraining regulations on its production processes, NEXO is unveiling a ground-breaking new point source speaker, taking its own reputation for impressive power:size ratios to a new level.  The smallest loudspeaker design in the company’s 40-year history, the new ID14, and its S108 partner subbass, are the latest additions to the acclaimed ID Series of high-power comp...
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14th July 2020

Roland V-8HD wins TWO InfoComm Best of Show Special Edition Awards

InfoComm Best of Show Special Edition Awards The Roland V-8HD HD Video Switcher won two prestigious awards at the Virtual InfoComm show held earlier this month (July 2020): ‘Government Video – Future Best of Show InfoComm Special Edition Award 2020’ and the ‘Sound & Video Contractor – Best of InfoComm Special Edition Winner 2020’. Best of Show winners were s...
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9th July 2020

Biamp’s Parlé X-Series Microphones Win Red Dot Award for Outstanding Design Quality

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Biamp, a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions based in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, today announced it has won the prestigious Red Dot Award for the Parlé TCM-X and TTM-X Beamtracking microphones. The Red Dot Design Award is the world’s most renowned design competition; in 2020, designers and companies from 60 countries worldwide entered more tha...
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29th June 2020

Chilfest Takeover on Tring Radio for Charity

Chilfest to Takeover Tring Radio on Saturday 4th July Organisers of music festival, Chilfest, are taking over Tring Radio in a ‘Lockdown Festival’ on the day the event was meant to have taken place this year. Festival fans can tune into Tring Radio from 5pm until 10pm on Saturday 4th July to relive their favourite Chilfest memories, hear interviews with the stars of the show, listen to...
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29th June 2020

ChamSys Now Supports XYZ Positioning in MagicQ Consoles and Software

SOUTHAMPTON, UK – ChamSys has added a whole new dimension (quite literally!) to building lighting designs on its award-winning MagicQ series of consoles and software. The company’s just-introduced XYZ positioning feature makes it simple for designers and programmers to achieve the looks they envision in 3D space, without getting slowed down adjusting fixture pan and tilt parameters. Bu...
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24th June 2020

The first step in our quest for normality...

And we’re raring to go. The past few months have been a challenge and there’s no doubt about that. Both personally and professionally, everyone has had to adapt to a new world – one where remote working is the norm, socialising is done mostly over video and one with a revised economic outlook. It’s impossible to know when ‘usual’ life will return, but after the ...
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23rd June 2020

The New CHAUVET Professional Maverick Silens 2 Profile Is a Silent Powerhouse

SUNRISE, FL – CHAUVET Professional’s Maverick Silens 2 Profile will never be noticed because of its sound. The 100-percent convection cooled LED PCB fixture is virtually silent, attracting no attention to itself in studios for live stream broadcasts, recital halls, theatres or other applications where absolute quietness is essential.  However, this 560W profile unit will be a stan...
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