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Press Release 8 April 2023

Right-Angle Multi-Position XLR Audio Connectors

Slim design for compact panel mounting.

Can be “clocked” during installation to avoid cable tangles.

From CLIFF Electronics.



CLIFF Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, announce the introduction of the new RAMP (Right-Angle Multi-Position) versions of industry-standard XLR audio connectors to their connectivity product range.

Cliff Electronics right-angle multi-position XLR connector plugs

Key applications include audio, broadcast, control and instrumentation systems for studios, concert venues, public buildings, schools and offices as well as laboratories and industrial installations.


Greater flexibility and convenience while facilitating more compact system design.


Manufactured in durable metal, the right-angled, cable-mounted, RAMP, XLR connectors are initially available in male 3, 4 or 5 pole versions and female 3 or 5 pole versions. The slim design allows for mounting a number of connectors in confined conditions such as compact control panels and wall boxes. RAMP connectors are rated at <50 V with current loads of 15 A for 3 pin, 10 A for 4 pin and 7.5 A for 5 pin versions.


The new RAMP XLR connector range can accommodate cable diameters from 3.5 to 8 mm. Each connector is supplied with a black rear boot which provides strain relief. Nine other colour color options (white, grey, gray, green, yellow, red, blue, brown and orange) allow for panel coding and cable identification that saves time during installation. Now all those XLR connectors need not look the same!


RAMP XLR connectors can be mounted in one of eight “clocked” positions (angles), including the conventional down facing position, to allow for easier, tangle-free, cable drops on the same panel.


The positions and colours colors may be selected on site during commissioning to reduce part numbers, inventory and ordering MOQs. Coloured Colored strain relief boots are available in single colour color packs or convenient rainbow packs, avoiding any wastage of unused colours.


Nick Leppard, technical sales at CLIFF Electronics says, “Our new RAMP XLR connector range offers designers, systems integrators and installers greater flexibility and convenience while facilitating more compact system design.”


4 pole male RAMP XLR metal plug FC619304


CLIFF’s wide range of XLR, DualSLIM and RAFT form factor types allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast (studio and mobile), lighting, audio, medical diagnostic and treatment equipment, PoE and industrial applications, instrumentation and control connectivity.


CLIFF’s XLR-format connector range may be mounted on 1U × 19 rack panels with up to 16 standard connectors. Blank and pre-assembled panels are available.


The complete range of Cliff XLR-audio and XLR-format connectors are in full production and available direct or via major international distributors.



Quality has always been of prime importance.



CLIFF XLR audio connectors


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About CLIFF Electronics.

CLIFF Electronic Components Limited was founded in 1977 to supply the music industry with connectors. Cliff has subsequently greatly expanded its’ 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 its’ product range has established Cliff as a prime source for components. As a UK manufacturer, CLIFF is able to respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs.


CLIFF manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts, connection blocks, motors and assembly aids. It can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power.


CLIFF has extensive expertise in moulding molding and metalwork. It can provide a design, engineering and manufacturing service for the production of customised customized components and assemblies. 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.


CLIFF has the facility to enable assembly, inspection and testing. CLIFF’s UK and Far Eastern production plants are certified to ISO 9001 and employ design, engineering, technical, marketing and sales personnel. Quality has always been of prime importance and the majority of CLIFF products are covered by approvals from organisations organizations such as UL and VDE.


For more information, please contact us.


CLIFF Electronics logo with PCB background

Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
76 Holmethorpe Avenue,
Holmethorpe Industrial Estate,

Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
10580 N McCarran Blvd,
Suite 115-587,
NV 89503


Telephone: +44 (0)1737 771375 +1 707 746 8090

Fax: +44 (0)1737 766012 +1 707 746 8092




PR129  8 April 2023 |