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Press Release from Cliff™ Electronics, 19th April 2013.
Audio Connector Innovations from Cliff™ Electronics
Cliff™ Electronics offers an unrivalled range of high quality connectors, control knobs, sliders and rotary potentiometers for OEMs in the music and broadcast industries.
Cliff™ were “in on the ground floor” of electronic music and amplification when, in 1964, they began making jack plugs and control knobs for musical instruments and amplifiers. The demands of the live music market have always been for rugged, high reliability connectors and nothing has changed in the 21st century.
Having supplied the North American market since 1995, the wholly owned subsidiary, Cliff™ Inc. was set up in 2008 and is the only authorised authorized seller of Cliff™ products in the USA.
Todays’ product ranges reflect the many-fold applications for such humble components. From simply connecting an instrument to an amplifier, live events now also require effects pedals, sound desks, communication systems, loudspeaker connectors and much more sophisticated connection than a simple ¼ inch jack plug and socket. Jack sockets have evolved to offer switching contacts, stacked versions which require less space, on-board multi-pole connectors to combine audio and switching and high current “JumboJack” plugs for loudspeaker connection.
Cliff™ can supply a vast array of components including:
- jack plugs
- jack sockets
- loudspeaker terminal binding posts
- XLR sockets including the latest airtight versions for loudspeakers
- effects foot pedals
- DC power connectors
- rotary pots
- control knobs in modern and retro styles
John Hall, General Manager of Cliff™ Electronics, comments; “We have been innovators in the music industry since the boom in amplified music in the 1970’s. We are major suppliers to all the main amplifier and loudspeaker manufacturers and work closely with them in to provide the best possible designed and manufactured connector solutions”.
Cliff™ is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of components and connectors for audio, engineering, instrumentation, medical, lighting and vending applications.
About Cliff™ Electronics
Cliff™ manufactures audio and power connectors, test leads and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts, motors, fans and assembly aids. Cliff™ can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power.
Cliff™ Inc. is part of Cliff™ Electronic Components Limited, which was founded in 1977 to supply the music industry with electrical connectors. Cliff™ has subsequently, greatly expanded their products and services to become a high quality supplier to most professional and industrial markets. As both a manufacturer and a distributor, the expansion of their product range has established Cliff™ as a prime source for components. From audio to test leads and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, hand tools, production aids, lighting connectors, motors and fans.
Cliff™ also manufactures and sources various types of leads including audio, instrument and power leads. Cliff™ also has extensive expertise in moulding molding and metalwork. They can provide a design, engineering and manufacturing service for the production of customised customized components and assemblies. Our plastics expertise includes injection-moulding injection-molding, blow-moulding blow-molding, extrusion, sonic-welding and printing. Metalwork includes stamping, machining, aluminium aluminum extrusion, finishing and printing. We also have the facility to enable assembly, inspection and testing. Cliff™’s UK and Far Eastern production plants are certified to ISO9001 and employ design, engineering, technical, marketing and sales personnel. Quality has always been of prime importance and the majority of Cliff™ products are UL and VDE approved.
For more information please
call +44 (0)1737 771375 +1 707 746 8090
Cliff Electronic Components Ltd., 76 Holmethorpe Avenue, Holmethorpe Industrial Estate, REDHILL, Surrey, RH1 2PF, United Kingdom
Cliff inc., 77 Solano Square, Suite 175, Benica, CA 94510 USA