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Please review the Terms of Use below before using this site. Your use of the site indicates your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use, which were last updated on the 24th of April 2019.

If you do not wish to be bound by the Terms of Use, Posting Guidelines, or our Privacy Policy please request deletion of your account.

Terms Of Use

Please read this agreement carefully before accessing or using this site. By accessing or using the site, you agree to be bound by this agreement. The information and services on this site are provided by and its suppliers, subject to your agreement to the terms and conditions below. can edit or delete messages as we see fit, it is our sole discretion. This is for your benefit and is to ensure the forums stay friendly, fun and supportive. If you feel unable to accept this rule, then we politely request that you find what you seek on forums elsewhere.

Posting to our discussion forums and entering into our chat room will be taken as acceptance of these rules. You should ensure that you are aware of your legal responsibilities when using our forums. Please note that contravention of these rules will lead to the removal of your message.

This forum is intended for members who have an interest in recording equipment. It is intended for those seeking advice and support in relation to all recording matters.

IMPORTANT NOTE: is not a place to air personal or business grievances and under no circumstances should information about another person be divulged.

  1. You must be 16 years of age or older in order to use or register an account on
  2. Only one account per person is permitted. Please contact [email protected] if you have lost access to an old account before registering a new one.
  3. Do not “flame” or personally insult other users. Please do not use the discussion forums to harass, threaten or attack anyone, or behave in any way that would cause annoyance or distress to other users. Please be tactful when posting in a forum where extra sensitivity is required.
  4. Commercial messages and messages from businesses or organizations are discouraged except within a narrow set of cirumstances. These forums and chat rooms are for use by our members and non members  - they are not to be aggressively used as a medium for marketing or selling to our members.
  5. You may not insult or defame, including any of its employees, moderators or freelancers. You may not post the contents (in part or whole) of any email or private message that you may receive from any employee or moderator without our prior permission.
  6. Do not “labour a point” after a thread concerning the same point has been removed or has run its course. Multiple ‘posts of complaint’ in the same thread are not permitted.
  7. Do not post messages more than once. Duplicate messages are very frustrating.
  8. Do not behave in any way that disrupts the flow of an ongoing discussion or that spoils the atmosphere within the forums.
  9. Do not impersonate another person.
  10. Do not post chain letters, promote pyramid schemes or recruit members for any 'network marketing' businesses.
  11. Do not collect or distribute personal data concerning other members without first obtaining the consent of and the members concerned.
  12. Do not use the forums to make complaints about If you are unsatisfied about something, please consider other forum users, and email us directly. We do accept constructive criticism and feature requests in our Forum Issues & Suggestions subforum.
  13. Do not recruit our members to join another website forum or chat group, whether personal or otherwise. Adding a link to a specific personal website that is utterly relevant to both your posting and the forum topic is permitted on infrequent occasions. If you have a suggestion for a new subforum, please contact the site admin. If you are approached (via Private Messaging or email) to join another group/site as a result of your membership/posts on our forums, please advise us.
  14. We encourage the exchange of information on the forums and adding an appropriate link to your posting links is invited. However, obvious promotion of, or inappropriate links to other known commercial websites, or any external forum or chat groups is not permitted and may be removed. If you are unsure whether a link or posting is allowed, please ask us.
  1. We encourage a healthy exchange of opinions and disagreements are allowed! By all means challenge an opinion – but please do it respectfully. Name calling, insults and foul and abusive language will not be tolerated. This includes the use of offensive nicknames and usernames.
  2. Please consider whether to include personal information before posting a message or thread - remember that anybody can read it and it may be picked up very quickly by search engines.
  3. This is a UK-based site. Please make your postings in English so they are understood by other members and our moderators. We apologize but we cannot allow members to post in a language other than English, with the exception of our Spanish-language subforum.
  4. aims to bring the best of our community to a larger audience. We may do this by quoting or linking to your forum posts/threads in newsletters, throughout, in books, magazines, newspaper columns, or radio and TV programmes. When using your comments, we will identify you only by your member name. We promise to be sensitive in this effort. We will not republish anything that we think could be deemed personally endangering, inflammatory or embarrassing to you without your consent.
  5. Please review the Posting Guidelines for more general rules on how to conduct yourself in the discussion forums.

Safety Guidelines

All members are responsible for the safety of their personal information. We recommend that members do not disclose their name, address, email address, telephone number or other personal information online. We may require verification of personal information to restore account access or help via our support channels, but otherwise no employees or discussion forum moderators will ever request such details online.


All members are reminded that they may be held legally accountable for what they say or do online. In particular, members may be held liable for any defamatory comments, threats and untrue statements or other illegal and fraudulent claims made by them. Users should also be aware that such activities may subject them to civil actions or criminal penalties.  

Unfortunately, cannot guarantee the prompt editing or removal of any content*. Neither nor its third party contractors are liable for the content of any material accessed via the internet, any adverse treatment of any information placed by a member anywhere on the internet, or any loss or damage that a member may suffer as a result.

We do not endorse opinions expressed by members of on its discussion forums, in its chat rooms or anywhere on the site where members can add their own content. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to remove material from discussion forums and member content areas at any time discussion forums, member content areas, and chat rooms consist of information posted by third parties. As a result, accepts no liability in respect to the accuracy or truthfulness of any advice, information or data posted online or any responsibility for the consequences of a member acting in reliance on such information.

*If you find any content on that should be edited or removed, please use the ‘Report’ button to bring it to a moderator’s attention, or if you do not have a account, please email our support team with the relevant URLs and descriptions of the problematic content and why you think it should be removed.

To protect other members

If members fail to observe the above Conditions of use at any time, reserves the right to exclude the member from the community (including forums, chat rooms and member area) depending on the nature and severity of the breach.

We reserve the right to deny access to's community, including the discussion forums to members who repeatedly breach these Conditions of use. reserves the right to change these Conditions of use at any time and will post details of the changes online.

Members accepting the Conditions of use agree that reserves the right to disclose a member's personal information where required to do so by law and where deems it appropriate in response to complaints of a substantial nature from law enforcement or a court order.

Use of our community services, including discussion forums, chat rooms and member areas will be taken as acceptance of these rules. Please note that any contravention of these rules may lead to the removal of your message/content.

Disclaimer Of Liability

To the extent permissible by law, assumes no responsibility for information published on this site and disclaims all liability in respect of such information. is not liable for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a result of any actual or alleged libelous statements, infringements of intellectual property or privacy rights, or product liability, whether resulting from negligence or otherwise, including without limitation, from any use or operation of any ideas, instructions, procedures, products or methods contained in the material published on the site. does not warrant that the information published on the site is accurate or free from error. Information published within the site is intended solely for the purpose of providing general information.'s failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

Users should also be aware that such activities may subject them to civil actions or criminal penalties.  

This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Visitors and members' contributions to the website

We are pleased to receive your contributions to the website.  We point out that the website is international and is accessible throughout the world and that by contributing in any way to the website, as above, you are consenting to the publication of your contribution on reserves the right to edit any contributions where necessary. may also insert “affiliate links” into posts or via ‘product page’ links from our gear database, which means that may receive financial compensation from third-party vendors for purchases made by members who use those links. This includes private sales listed on and eBay made via links listed in the Classifieds section.

Featured Products

Any advertising on or product affiliate linking does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement of the quality or value of any products or of the claims made for them by the manufacturer. Users are advised to verify product information with the manufacturer.  

Copyright and Limited Reproduction Notices

This website and its contents are Copyright © Ltd or its Licensors. All rights reserved. Reproduction of all or any substantial part of the contents in any form is prohibited except that individual users may print or save portions of the site for their own personal use. This license does not permit users to incorporate the material or any substantial part of it in any other work or publication, whether in hard copy or electronic or any other form. In particular (but without limitation) no substantial part of the website may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose. No substantial part of the website may be reproduced on or transmitted to or stored in any other website or other electronic retrieval system. For licensing enquiries please contact [email protected].


By posting on, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) Ltd a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, transmit and distribute such content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed. In addition, you warrant that all so-called moral rights in the content have been waived. If you do not agree to this, please refrain from posting any content on the forum.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, its affiliates and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including reasonable legal fees) directly or indirectly related to (i) your breach of this agreement, and (ii) your posting of material to this site.

Disclaimer of warranty

To the maximum extent permitted by law, and its suppliers disclaim all express and implied warranties with regard to the information, services, and materials contained on this site, including without limitation any implied warranties of care and skill, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose. All such information, services, and materials are provided "as is" and "as available" without warranty of any kind.

Privacy Policy

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Returns Policy

For banner advertising we require two working days notice for any ad campaign cancellations. Refunds will be issued on a daily pro-rata basis for any cancelled campaigns.

For ‘instant access’ to the Classifieds we have a “no-returns” policy and payment for access is non refundable.

If you break the Posting Guidelines or these Terms Of Use your account may be suspended either temporarily or permanently and your access to the forum and the Classifieds may be restricted. No refunds will be issued.