|News - May 2017||"Excellent Reference Library" Recommended by Stagelink Directory 2004 - 2015|
|Denon DN300Z All-In-One disc, wireless and solid state media player|
|Yamaha NS10 time has finally run out for the ubiquitous studio monitor|
|The Crown PCC160 (and Crown's whole PZM microphone range) re-introduced in Europe|
|Beatlemania - Bootleg Beatles in Scotland|
|Enter The Dragon - New Tai Chi Centre opens in Edinburgh|
Paloma Faith - video featuring GB Audio's vintage microphone
|Noel Fielding paints the town red - and black and yellow and...|
|Audio-Technica - Lifetime warranty for 40 Series|
|Radio Mics Warning - Important info for ALL UK radio mic users|
|Noise Limiters and new Noise at Work regs|
BIG SALE 2017 -
kit & trade-in clearance
Testing times - Environmental noise control
Viewpoint - Industry opinion
Hire Dept News - recent new stock and events
Your Letters - views, open discussion, Job Vacancies
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To mark Hearing Loop Awareness Week (7-14 Nov 2016), we are offering 10% off Test & Certification of induction loop systems. You can book any time within the next three months but you must place your order before 15 Nov 2016. Note: the DDA Act (2004) has been replaced by the Equality Act (2010).
|New Denon DN300Z
We are pleased to introduce the DN-300Z. Combining the best of disc, wireless, and solid-state media playback, the Denon Professional DN-300Z is an all-in-one audio player you can count on when the whole room is listening. Ideal for front-of-house, education, music & rehearsal studios, houses of worship, restaurants and more, it has an answer to every request — all consolidated into a compact 1RU design. The DN-300Z accommodates the media of both today and tomorrow, in formats easily accessible to any user. The DN300Z will ship January 2015. top
|Yamaha NS10 and NS10M Studio. We are no longer offering support or parts for these monitors.|
|The Crown PCC160 (and Crown's whole PZM microphone range) has now been re-introduced in Europe, compliant with the EU 2002/95/EC Directive. The PCC160 has been unavailable throughout Europe since 2006 when the Directive came into force. Crown were slow to address the compliance issue but it's great to know that these superb mics are available to buy in UK again. Special re-launch offer price £259.00 + VAT. (20% off the normal pro-user price)|
May 2013. The Bootleg Beatles played a one-off gig to a lively audience at a packed Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline. Vintage backline equipment - drums, amps, piano & stage equipment - was supplied by GB Audio.
Enter The Dragon
|April 2013 saw the opening of Scotland's
newest Taoist Tai Chi centre at Meadowbank, Edinburgh. Amid dancing
dragons and Tai Chi demonstrations, VIPs, members and guests were
treated to a spectacular week of festivities, food and classes to mark
the opening of the centre, following its transformation from a derelict
GB Audio provided production services for the event including hire of a Shermann high definition sound system, wireless mics and a temporary 6m x 3m stage.
Keep the Faith -
GB Audio recently supplied a GPO TE29
vintage microphone to Riff-Raff Films to shoot on Paloma Faith's new
"Never Tear Us Apart". The iconic period microphone was chosen for
its visual appeal which fits with the period styling of the
video. We think she looks great - and so does Paloma...
Photo courtesy of PalomaFaithVevo
Neutrik now offer 3 pole cable and chassis XLR connectors in a discreet and understated white. top
Counterfeit Sennheiser kit warning We have noticed some wireless mic kits on a popular online auction site which are labelled "Sennheiser" but are clearly not a product that Sennheiser have ever manufactured for or sold in UK. Apparently, counterfeit Sennheiser headphones also show up regularly. Please be vigilant as these items are not manufactured by Sennheiser or for Sennheiser. At best, they are crude copies which look similar to the genuine article, but which use inferior components, inferior design, inferior build quality and will not be supported by any manufacturer's warranty. Plus they sound crap. top
Noel Fielding, comedian, actor and artist, is best known for playing Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh.
October 2011, Noel Fielding was in Edinburgh signing copies of his book "The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton" and creating live art in the front window of Urban Outfitters on Princes Street. GB Audio was there with a compact Shermann sound system to make sure his multitude of fans could hear his chat and madcap comments as the painting evolved. Links: Facebook, Canongate Books, Velvet Onion top
Audio-Technica are now offering a lifetime warranty on all 40 Series microphones. This is a guarantee of real substance against material or manufacturing defects for the life of the product, subject to certain specific exclusions. See full details at http://eu.audio-technica.com/en/support/warranty/lifetime
Noise at Work
Since 6 April 2008, the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 have applied to the music and entertainment industry. We've put together some clear, helpful information to help keep you on the right side of the law, whether you run a music venue or a factory. Also, a special focus on capping or limiting sound system outputs to protect your venue licence. More.
note, we have heard
of unscrupulous individuals dumping their unwanted wireless kits
on an unsuspecting public via eBay. There is no law against
selling or owning channel 69 equipment but it is now illegal to
use and possibly unusable due to interference from new services
taken over channel 69. Don't just
buy the first kit that looks like a bargain because you may get
ripped off. Remember - Caveat Emptor - buyer beware.
Check the list of Audio-Technica kits which can be re-tuned.
The cassette is dead?
|In light of diminishing demand and dramatically increased cost prices, GB Audio have taken the decision to cease stocking the Maxell range of audio cassettes. "We will continue to sell our remaining stock of cassettes, Minidisc, DAT, etc at the old prices but will not be re-stocking". Click here for the full Maxell clearance price list.|
We also have small stocks of Quantegy MOD and DA8 for sale at clearance prices.
We have no open reel tape left in any format.
See Quantegy clearance price list. top
|Allen & Heath ZED Series compact mixing console with USB|
ZED 4-bus mixers
- Live VCA consoles
GL - Live sound consoles
MixWizard - Compact mixers
PA-CP - Powered mixers
I-Con - Digital live consoles
Xone - Professional DJ mixers
iDR - DSP audio system
GR - Analogue zone mixers
Full Allen & Heath price list.
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Viewpoint Here's a new feature - highlighting opinions in the pro-audio industry.
Read Gary Stanfill's "It's A Knockoff World"- Tackling the issue of product design theft, from Prosoundweb.com
Hire Dept NewsThe Hire department has some recent new additions to its inventory. Click here for the full rate card.
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3 February 2016. Less than one week left to apply to be our Head of Music. Find out how to apply here, deadline noon 8 Feb: http://www.creativescotland.com/who-we-are/our-jobs/head-of-music …
I have a Ferrograph Series 6 in perfect working order and condition which has been donated for sale to raise money for a local children's charity. The charity is the Demelza Children's Hospice which is the last stop for these life limited people.
If you have anybody that is into Ferrograph technology could you please put then in contact with me so that we can raise more cash for this fantastic service.
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Hello, I must thank you for your website. It is clearly laid out,
full of useful information, and lacks the flashy time-wasting gimmicks of many
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First of all your site is great, it helped me a lot. I would like to
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First of all your site is great, it helped me a lot. I would like to order a NS10M part that isL.F. driver JA1801... Regards K. C.
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I would have no hesitation recommending you to any other school needing to purchase or install audio equipment. Feel free to give them my contact details or send them up to Bruntsfield and I will show them the excellent systems you have installed for us.
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Many thanks for your prompt service. My order 5pm yesterday, arrived here in
Somerset by 9.30am this morning. You can't ask for more than that.
Regards, B. P.
just bumped into your web site (through a search on some microphone specs i
think) and its really nice. if more people actually put up some useful information on
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We totally agree. Freedom for Information! Ed.
Hello, I just discovered your site and I think it is
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people how to work with wireless systems and I do not seem to be able to declare
in simple words the meaning off squelch and why it is needed. Please help me
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|Thank you for your helpful information... It is going to be my hobby for the next few years. .. Thank you. A. N.|
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The other day, I entered your website with a
specific requirement in mind and was sufficiently side tracked by what you had
on offer that I bought something on impulse and forgot the main reason for
Many Thanks & Kind Regards, P.T. (Spain)
What would be the cost' Canadian ' for the
operational manual for the Yamaha EMX 150 mixer , I just purchased one at a used
item sale. J.W.
You can download
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Thank you very much , I have done that , what a great service. J.W.
HI doc,just came across your site this morning and i really have
to say congratulations ,Its an excellent job well done!
In the space of 10 mins I had several questions answered that had been annoying me for some time. L.W. Ireland
I bought a 3m phono cable from you last Thursday..... It came on Saturday
morning, and I am very impressed with the quality and also
the speedy delivery. Your prices are very good...
once again thank you and hope to hear from you very soon
Thanks Mr M. S. (UK)
Just after I wrote my last email to you, the microphones arrived at my door. Thank you again for all your help.
I will gladly purchase from and recommend GB Audio to others, in the future. D. J.
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