Professional audio & video manufacturers - Sh to Sn.
Shep Associates British manufacturer and service company that specialises in repairing old Neve mixer consoles and signal processors etc., in addition they have licensed to vintage 70's Neve signal processor designs from the company and are making them in improved versions and they also offer one console design. Run by Derek G. Stoddart, ex-Neve and 3M. Homepage:http://www.shep.co.uk Shep Associates, Long Barn, North End, Meldrith, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6NT, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1763 261686. Fax: +44 (0)1763 262154. E-Mail: info `at` shep.co.uk.
Sheriff Technnology UK based maker of multitrack digital recorders intended for use in live and PA situations, an innovative performer tracking system, sound reinforcement martix processors and other live sound related products. All sold under the Out Board brand and the company was formerly known as Outboard Electronics. Distribution: In South Africa by 8th Avenue Sound Homepage:http://www.outboard.co.uk . Sheriff Technology Ltd., Unit 4, Church Meadows, Haslingfield Road, Barrington, Cambridgeshire CB22 7RG, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1223 871015. Fax: +44 (0)1223 871030. E-Mail: info |at| outboard.co.uk
Shure Inc. USA based audio manufacturer, primarily makes pro-audio products like microphones, DJ pickups, small mixers & headphones for musician and DJ usage although they also have a small line of gramophone pickups and earphones intended for consumers. The company has production facilities in the USA and Mexico but has more recently also worked a lot with Chinese OEM's and subcontractors. It took over Danish Interpretation Systems in 2011.
Company originally founded in 1925 as a parts distributor called the Shure Radio Company but changed its name to Shure Brothers in 1928, by 1930 the original business model had failed due to the depression but the company managed to survive as an exclusive distributor for a small microphone manufacturer, entered the microphone market themselves in 1932 with a design they had essentially nicked from their main customer and grew substantially during the war years as the USA armed forces had an almost insatiable need for microphone capsules.
After the war they were recipients of sundry war loot technologies from Germany and Japan in regards to phonographic transducers not the least the data from Japanese research institute Riken, this lead Shure to the manufacture of gramophone pickups and they had by the early 1950’s become the biggest maker of such products in North America and for a time were the biggest in the world. From the 1950’s and in to the 1990’s the company used the Royal trademark for their OEM and replacement products. Distribution: In Bolivia by I. E. E. Electronics, in the Cayman Islands by Eminent Audio & Video, in France by Algam, in Israel by Adar Marketing, in Thailand by Mahajak Development, in Tunisia by Mediacom and in the UK by Shure Distribution UK Homepage:http://www.shure.com .
Spares & service : Due to a change in USA tax laws in the 80's that meant that companies were asked to pay taxes on spares in inventory, Shure stopped the servicing or spare part supply of any discontinued product out of warranty, regardless of how recent that discontinuation is. There is a company however called Delta Audio run by ex-Shure service personnel that will service just about any Shure product and has stocks of spares that the main company does not have and can fabricate others Shure Incorporated, 5800 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL 60714 4608, USA. Tel: +1 847 600 2000. Fax: +1 847 600 1212.
Skibbe Electronics LLC USA based company that makes signal processors intended for recording studios, these are all copies of vintage American designs. Run by and named after William T. Skibbe who also holds out a recording studio called Keyclub Recording Co. at the same premises. Homepage: http://www.keyclubrecording.com Skibbe Electronics LLC , 156 W. Main St., Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3608, USA. Tel: +1 269 926 7553.
SLS Audio USA based manufacturer of loudspeakers for sound reinforcement, studio monitoring and commercial and theatrical installations. The company used to have products suitable for the home hi-fi/AV market segment but have exited it altogether. Distribution: In Greece by Acoustic Design Homepage:http://www.nczon.com -- Alternative homepage. SLS Audio, 1650 West Jackson St., Ozark, MO 65721, USA. Tel: +1 417 883 4549. Fax: +1 417 883 2723.
Smart AV Australian company that manufacures control surfaces for DAW's. Homepage:http://www.smartav.net Smart AV Pty Ltd., PO Box 161, St Peters NSW 2044, Sydney, Australia. Tel: + 61 2 8060 9223. Fax: + 61 2 9517 4714. E-Mail: talktous \at\ smartav.net.
Smithson Martín Canadian company that manufactures control surfaces for DJ's and software that allows multitouch enabled pads to fuction as such controllers. Note that the company writes its name as both one word and two, and with and without an acute accent on the i in Martin. Distribution: In Hungary by Pako Homepage:http://www.smithsonmartin.com . Smithson Martin Inc., 2283 Argentia Rd. Unit #22, Mississauga, ON L5N 5Z2, Canada. Tel: 1 888 770 0757 (Toll Free, USA and Canada only) or +1 416 219 8749.
Snetclass Hong Kong based company that makes language learning classroom solutions ranging from software to audio hardware. Distribution: In Jordan by Zaki A. Ghul Homepage:http://www.snetclass.net . Snetclass Technology Co.,Ltd, 15# Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong. Tel: +85267277367. Fax: +85267647982. E-Mail: sales (at) snetclass.com