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  • Canford appointed as sole distribution partner for Green-GO intercom products in UK and Ireland

    Canford appointed as sole distribution partner for Green-GO intercom products in UK and Ireland

    Canford has been appointed sole distribution partner in the UK and Ireland for the multi-award winning Green-GO range of digital intercom over ethernet products.

  • Canford Audio team up with Oticon Medical, connecting Tecpro to a customers’ hearing device

    Canford Audio team up with Oticon Medical, connecting Tecpro to a customers’ hearing device

    Canford customer Paul James works in the theatre industry. Unfortunately he has suffered hearing loss – and now has an implant behind his ear to which he connects an Oticon Medical sound processor, which in turn links wirelessly to his Oticon Streamer device induction loop.

  • Canford announce the introduction of Lusem OxLinx optical fibre HDMI range extending cables

    Canford announce the introduction of Lusem OxLinx optical fibre HDMI range extending cables

    OxLinx cables offer a considerably more elegant and cost-effective solution for long HDMI cable runs than Cat5E cable with converter box systems.

  • Leading  broadcast infrastructure player opens office in Dubai

    Leading broadcast infrastructure player opens office in Dubai

    The sales operation will be headed up by an experienced Business Development Manager who is familiar with the region and has been successfully operating there for many years. We see this investment as bringing them closer to their business partners in one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Visit us on our stand at CABSAT 2015 (Hall 4 Stand 400)

  • The Canford catalogue

    The Canford catalogue

    Just what has happened to the CANFORD CATALOGUE?

  • Canford launch NEW products at BVE 2015 (Stand L54)

    Canford launch NEW products at BVE 2015 (Stand L54)

    Canford Audio has announced multiple product launches at BVE 2015. Visit us on stand L54.

  • Tascam launch new plug-on recorder for ENG/EFP applications

    Tascam launch new plug-on recorder for ENG/EFP applications

    The new Tascam DR-10X is now available from Canford. The compact plug-on unit attaches to handheld microphones via a locking 3-pin XLR connector and is designed to simplify the process of recording interviews while on the go. The light weight and compact design easily and securely attaches to professional grade microphones, to give a highly portable ENG (electronic news gathering) solution.

  • Canford set to exhibit at Reflex AV Tech Day: 23.10.14

    Canford set to exhibit at Reflex AV Tech Day: 23.10.14

    Canford will be promoting their comprehensive range of racks and A/V equipment at this year’s Reflex AV Tech Day. An annual event held by the specialist systems integrator and longstanding customer of Enclosure Systems.

  • CD and bluetooth media player for AV installations

    CD and bluetooth media player for AV installations

    Canford are pleased to announce the introduction of the CD-200BT from Tascam. The CD-200BT is a 2U CD player with built-in Bluetooth receiver for playback of audio from mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

  • New Canford video revealed!

    New Canford video revealed!

    We challenged "two artsy city-boys" (A Common Future) to shoot a unique video that highlighted Canford's precision manufacturing and it's passion for designing and building products, right here in the United Kingdom.

  • Plaber HPRC protective hard cases now available for the first time in the UK

    Plaber HPRC protective hard cases now available for the first time in the UK

    Canford are pleased to announce a new range of protective cases are now available. The Italian made Plaber HPRC cases HPRC cases offer a real value alternative to the more established brands in the moulded cases business, with excellent feature sets.

  • Canford's apprentice recognised in prestigious National Manufacturing Award

    Canford's apprentice recognised in prestigious National Manufacturing Award

    Matthew Watson, an apprentice at Canford Audio Limited, from Washington, has been named joint runner-up of the national EEF/EAL Outstanding Achievement by a First Year Apprentice Award at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013.

  • Canford highlight UK manufacturing at BVE and Cabsat 2014

    Canford highlight UK manufacturing at BVE and Cabsat 2014

    Canford have been designing and manufacturing audio, video and broadcast products in the UK for over 37 years and will be highlighting just a small selection of the 4500+ own brand products available at BVE 2014 on stand J76 and at Cabsat stand C8-12.

  • Canford supplies Malvicino with connectors for multimillion install project

    Canford supplies Malvicino with connectors for multimillion install project

    Malvicino Design Group has recently completed a multimillion pound project for Pennsylvania rock band Live. The luxurious recording venue has two recording studios, four Producers offices, six bedrooms, ‘Mancave’, gym, spa, BBQ pit, rooftop Jacuzzis plus a whole lot more.

  • Canford launches new fibre transport system

    Canford launches new fibre transport system

    Canford launched a fibre optic multiplexing transport system at IBC. The device can multiplex up to eight 3G/HD/SDI signals into a single SM (single mode) optical fibre as standard and up to 16 when two systems are linked. The effect is to simplify and extend cable runs whilst simultaneously reducing costs. The system has already been deployed in major broadcasting events including the London Olympics.

  • Dirty Rigger gloves put through their paces in Laos

    Dirty Rigger gloves put through their paces in Laos

    Dirty Rigger gloves have been put through their paces in the slightly out of context location of Laos where they were worn by Rachael Holloway as she volunteered in the Overseas Development Project.

  • Canford appointed Neutrik Xirium distributor

    Canford appointed Neutrik Xirium distributor

    Canford are delighted to announce that they have been appointed as distributor for the Neutrik Xirium digital wireless audio network. Xirium was designed for situations where the use of audio cable runs is inappropriate but where a stable connection and first class signal quality must be maintained.

  • Voice Technologies VT5000 microphone now available

    Voice Technologies VT5000 microphone now available

    The new VT5000 Shotgun Microphone is now available from Canford. The extremely light weight, short shotgun microphone has been specifically tailored to the tonal sound of the renowned VT500 Laveliers Series. Ideal for use in Video camera-mounting for broadcast, ENG, EFP, sports, documentaries, video, film, or even for studio recordings.

  • 32 way 1U MUSA HD 3Gb/s video patching from Canford

    32 way 1U MUSA HD 3Gb/s video patching from Canford

    Canford is proud to introduce the New 2 x 32 way MUSA HD 3Gb/s Video Patch Panels which exceed the SMPTE292M and SMPTE424M standards. Featuring Canford’s proven full size HD MUSA connectors and 1U ‘U’ links, it is now possible to match router channel multiples of 32 in a 1U package. The 32 way panels retain the rugged extruded panel design used on 20, 24 and 26 way versions, with snap on designation strips and adjustable lacing bars as standard.

  • Paralympics broadcasters...we deliver on site!

    Paralympics broadcasters...we deliver on site!

    Thanks to our relationship with the world’s leading couriers Paralympics and Olympic global logistics partners, we can get deliveries to you where others can’t. While many companies and their logistics teams will be halted at the edge of the Paralympics site due to security and other restrictions, Canford deliveries will reach you...

  • Canford appointed Sennheiser Supply Partner

    Canford appointed Sennheiser Supply Partner

    Canford has been appointed “Sennheiser Supply Partner”, following significant UK business growth and the introduction of centralised European stock management by the pro audio manufacturer.

  • Canford acquire Enclosure Systems

    Canford acquire Enclosure Systems

    Canford has acquired the Enclosure Systems brand encompassing ranges of high quality 19” racks, cabinets and accessories including, rack trays, plinths, rack cooling fans, rack feet and rack powering (PDU). ES is a leading player in the audio-visual, IT and data networking sector and has also established a very strong position within the broadcast systems integration and audio and video installations markets.

  • Any Questions?....Just one!

    Any Questions?....Just one!

    How do I get tickets for Radio 4’s Any Questions? Through a twist of electronic fate, Canford has started receiving some enquiries about the long running and much loved BBC radio programme Any Questions. (Updated news).

  • Tascam DR-40 portable recorder IN STOCK

    Tascam DR-40 portable recorder IN STOCK

    The new DR-40 portable digital recorder with XLR inputs is now available from stock at Canford at a very competitive price.

  • Cloud announce DCM-1 utility tool with setup and backup

    Cloud announce DCM-1 utility tool with setup and backup

    Cloud has recently announced their latest update to the DCM-1 Digitally Controlled 8 Zone Mixer. The DCM-1 Utility Tool, which works best with the DCM-1 software version 1.05 and above, is now available for download.

  • Canford reach million milestone

    Canford reach million milestone

    Canford has reached the milestone of order number 1 million in their 35th anniversary year. Canford customer Northern Light based in Edinburgh placed the order and key accounts manager Erika Dobie jumped in the car and headed North to present them with a bottle of Champagne to mark the occasion.

  • Royal wedding audio & video routed through Canford panels

    Royal wedding audio & video routed through Canford panels

    Canford HD TV, Data and audio panels played a key role in transmitting the TV video and sound to the World at the Royal Wedding. MUSA HD and BNC HD panels sat alongside XLR audio termination panels, Universal Connection panels, Triax and HD angled Tailgate panels in the UK’s World renowned outside broadcast fleets including SIS Live and Arena Television.

  • D’n’A cables in Qatar Education City

    D’n’A cables in Qatar Education City

    Canford has shipped over 455km of cable for use in The Qatar Foundation’s Education City in Doha. The order included over 40km of the new D’n’A cable suitable for digital and analogue signals launched at IBC and PLASA, 100km of data cabling and 24km of the BBC PSF1/6 RCM - a 50ohm miniature coaxial cable uniquely available from Canford.

  • New low fire hazard loudspeaker cables

    New low fire hazard loudspeaker cables

    New additions to our range of loudspeaker cables have been launched and are now available on this website or by calling our sales hotlines. The LFH™ loudspeaker cables range now comprise HLS-LFH for specialist 100v speaker systems, GPS-LFH general purpose speaker cable and MCS-LFH multicore speaker cable, with the latter two coming in both 2 core and 4 core versions.

  • The green, green grass of home...(or not)

    The green, green grass of home...(or not)

    ‘Pastures’ seem to feature in ‘end of era’ stories, as in ‘put out to pasture’, ‘he’s moved on to pastures new’ or, ‘pasture sell-by date’ (sorry – ed) but none of those aphorisms quite fit the retirement of our current Chief Executive, Chas Kennedy.

  • Dual purpose digital & analogue cables launched at IBC & PLASA

    Dual purpose digital & analogue cables launched at IBC & PLASA

    A new range of audio cables optimised for both analogue and digital use was launched by Canford at IBC and PLASA. The new D’n’A cable range (Digital and Analogue) has been redesigned to provide a true 100ohm impedance making the cables perfect for digital as well as analogue signals.

  • Almost 7,000 Canford products used in 2010 FIFA World Cup

    Almost 7,000 Canford products used in 2010 FIFA World Cup

    Canford has supplied HD MUSA and HD BNC panels amongst nearly 6,500 other products for use in the Technical Operations Centres at all ten FIFA World Cup 2010 venues.

  • Grade 'A' Usher Hall refit

    Grade 'A' Usher Hall refit

    Northern Light has just completed the installation of a very complicated induction loop system as part of the £9 million refurbishment of Edinburgh’s prestigious Usher Hall.

  • No tragedy at Greek theatre

    No tragedy at Greek theatre

    Canford have supplied over £20k of Tecpro comms and Ampetronic Induction loop systems for installation in a new build, 700 seat capacity theatre in the region of Thrace, North Eastern Greece.

  • Fairfield Halls choose Tecpro2 system

    Fairfield Halls choose Tecpro2 system

    Fairfield Halls in Croydon South London have recently taken possession of a new custom version of the Tecpro communications system.

  • Canford supplies Lemo to Saudi Arabia

    Canford supplies Lemo to Saudi Arabia

    Canford supplied Lemo fibre-optic connectors and accessories were recently installed in HD TV refits to two Saudi TV stations, Daman TV and Riyadh TV. The refits were carried out by respected systems integrator First Gulf.

  • G20 Media Centre runs on Canford Cable

    G20 Media Centre runs on Canford Cable

    Canford has supplied the UK systems integrator Feltech, with the fully terminated cable infrastructure for the media centre of the G20 summit held in London.

  • Boat That Rocked using Panamic

    Boat That Rocked using Panamic

    The sound on newly released film ‘The Boat That Rocked’ was recorded entirely with the aid of Panamic boom poles. Simon Firsht the boom operator on the production is a career long Panamic fan.

  • Dragons and Millepedes

    Dragons and Millepedes

    Just as the March 2009 edition of our newsletter was being put to bed, the BBC were airing a repeat of a ‘Dragon’s Den’ programme where one of the applicants was pitching a ‘new’ type of cable clamp called the ‘Rapstrap’.

  • New home of National Youth Theatre gets Tecpro

    New home of National Youth Theatre gets Tecpro

    Canford has supplied Tecpro comms equipment, cabling and racking infrastructure to Audio Light Systems for installation in the newly opened Michael Croft Theatre, the new home of the National Youth Theatre.

  • Shining lights

    Shining lights

    Success may have been in short supply on the pitch recently but a welcome sign of success for Canford’s apprentices was evident at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light just before Christmas.

  • A Paladin tool for everyone

    A Paladin tool for everyone

    Paladin tools are loved by wiremen, technicians and engineers the world over and we think they are pretty good too! The range Canford carries provides a Paladin tool for all the typical jobs you will come across in audio, video, data and comms.

  • Adapters to interface between HDMI, DVI, USB, D-SUB & more

    Adapters to interface between HDMI, DVI, USB, D-SUB & more

    With the greater than ever use of semi-pro and consumer interconnect products the importance of the humble adapter has increased significantly. Inevitably this leads to the odd hiccup in mating two products or cables together which is why Canford offers a wide range of audio and video adapters (or adaptors as our US cousins would say) that should solve a lot of problems. Canford also stock suitable cables and patch cords for these products.

  • Canford's analogue switch off!

    Canford's analogue switch off!

    Canford is about to retire all our old analogue exchange numbers leaving only the numbers you will have seen advertised for the last decade. We moved to a digital PABX in 1999 welcoming in the new millennium with the latest in digital technology. The transfer was highly successful providing a range of direct dial numbers for our customers to reach any of our departments without having to go directly through the Canford switchboard

  • Top TV sound recordist heads for the desert with Panamic poles

    Top TV sound recordist heads for the desert with Panamic poles

    Roger Lucas, one of the UK’s top sound recordists, has been using Panamic boom poles from as far back as he can remember and rates them as the best in the business. Roger has used the poles in the widest variety of challenging locations and on some of the UK’s favourite TV shows. He is about to put his Panamics through another gruelling shoot in the Syrian Desert.

  • Kilimanjaro

    Kilimanjaro

    In July, a multi-ability team of disabled and non-disabled adults climbed Kilimanjaro accompanied by a film crew. This was a very real challenge - on average, ten climbers die each year while trying to reach the summit.

  • Canford plastic cable tray relaunched

    Canford plastic cable tray relaunched

    Canford has announced the relaunch of their plastic cable trays. These tough utilitarian products are Canford designed and provide many advantages over the more traditional steel offerings not the least of which being their lighter weight and ease of cutting to appropriate lengths.

  • Canford stops recycling!...

    Canford stops recycling!...

    …and begins re-using. One of the biggest impacts Canford has on the environment is in our necessary use of packaging in various forms. From this point forward Canford will re-use all boxes and other packaging materials wherever possible when packing your order for despatch, a scheme that is even more environmentally friendly than recycling as no energy input is required.

  • Over 1 Million metres of cable in stock right now!

    Over 1 Million metres of cable in stock right now!

    Canford have over 1 million metres of cable available for immediate despatch! We also have several free, easy to follow technical guides on digital transmission distances, digital cable choice, low fire hazard cables and more; an absolute must for anyone working with cable.

  • Roll to Record tie up Big Brother

    Roll to Record tie up Big Brother

    Canford have just supplied London based Roll to Record Ltd with a wide variety of equipment for use in the latest Big Brother series. Amongst a great deal of racking and interconnect products, we have also supplied a large quantity of cable marking and cable management accessories.

  • End of an era – ASC Minx mixer enters last production run

    End of an era – ASC Minx mixer enters last production run

    Canford has announced the last batch of that stalwart of radio or TV outside broadcast, the ASC Minx Mixer. The Minx has been a mainstay of OBs going back more than 25 years. Its unique and comprehensive range of features on such a compact, portable unit, have made it a firm favourite with production crew heading out into the field. The last ever batch has been built and are available for immediate delivery.

  • Canford sponsor RTS award

    Canford sponsor RTS award

    Canford sponsored the craft award for audio at the Royal Television Society (RTS) recent annual awards ceremony, the largest UK event of its kind outside London. We have been a sponsor of The RTS North East & Borders Centre awards for many years and it is with great pleasure we can announce this years winner as Peter Groom of Dene Films. The award was presented to Peter by our CEO Chas Kennedy at the ceremony held at The Sage Gateshead on February 23rd.

  • Brit Row orders custom headsets

    Brit Row orders custom headsets

    Britannia Row Productions, the world renowned live production specialist, has just taken delivery of a large quantity of Tecpro headsets and RTS beltpacks and power supplies. Britannia Row was able to ask Canford to customise the headsets to make them compatible with the RTS beltpacks.

  • From Pole to Pole

    From Pole to Pole

    Panamic booms are currently being used exclusively on productions of series Tank Overhaul, the History Channel programme. Paul Adlaf, the award winning Canadian sound recordist from Toronto is the sound man for the show and swears by the products. It’s currently being filmed at The Imperial War Museum at Duxford in the UK.

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