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    What would you do?

    Did the club want the speakers in each of the two rooms to be broken into switchable zones? Or was the SS-6 purely put in by the last installer to balance the speaker loads? How easy would it be to rewire the system to one run of 70V cabling or would it be easier to use the existing...
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    Design Issues and Solutions Rubber Banding for tying cable to battens?

    Here in NZ, in the past we used old car tubes picked up for free from tire places. We just got old car tubes , hatchback, saloon, not SUV size. They last for ages but since rubber and wood both can burn I don't know if your regulations will allow them. I think they may have been banned in...
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    Adding DMX devices before distribution box

    Theorectically your idea should work. The quality of the DMX512 signal will be degraded before it gets to the to the DMX splitter. Whether it is is degraded to much you won't findout to you try it. Since these units use 3 Pin XLR fittings will you be using proper DMX rated cable or will...
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    Loudspeakers upgrade in a (gasp!) gym

    I agree with Museav about needing someone trained to change the speakers fixings etc. I was wondering which way the people sit in the gym? Do they sit along the long side of the court? Do they sit both sides? This is a case where the church leaders need to be told that unless they...
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    Installs paging system

    Chris15 is right about the volume control. Taps just are where you can connect into the transformer coil in different places to get a different wattage loading. They could be wires coming out of the transformers or maybe metal tags that you can solder wires to. Here is an example showing...
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    Installs paging system

    That sounds like a 70V system. There is another thing you could check but I wouldn't take the speaker down for it. That is the volume control. How it turns ie smoothly around like a volume control on a stero or does it click around from position to position like a selection switch. On a...
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    Installs paging system

    Hi So you actually had the speaker out of the roof and were looking at the back of it? If it is on the 70V system there are probably two wires that go from the speaker itself to something that looks like a solid block with wires from that going to the volume control. This link shows a...
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    Installs paging system

    Hi. The first thing you have to establish is whether the amplifier and speakers are working on a 100V system, which is common for paging applications. Or is the amplifier used just like a normal stage amplifier where you connect speakers to an output that is measured in Ohms , 8 being...
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    New Installation

    There are a lot of New Zealand suppliers. It is a matter searching for them. In Tauranga there is a place that does AV installs. (Audio Visual Concepts, Tauranga) So they should be able to help you source a lot of the stuff although they may do it on an install only basis. Jansen's in...
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    New Installation

    The type of dimmers we are suggesting (Theatrelight New Zealand Ltd) are portable and don't need a metal rack. A well made wooden bench works just as well. The discussion is about the best way of putting the dimmers in a purpose designed cupboard, while still providing good ventilation and...
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    New Installation

    Paul Which is better is a bit of a hard question to answer. If you had the budget to buy all the dimmer packs right now I would probably go for a Meteor install with a minimum of 36 channels. But because you can only have the budget to get the dimmers piecemeal I would go with the...
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    Behringer buys Midas and Klark Teknik

    I am a bit of a Behringer fan. A school I was at had an old 32 channel Behringer desk but they did professional grade sound for school musicals with it. I was having this sort of discussion with a couple of guys who do sound on some big name movies. I mentioned Allan & Heath and they...
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    New Installation

    I am with Aidan and Kiwitechgirl on not using the commet packs. I agree with her that the comet would be a waste. For a start just to get the 12 channels you want to start with you land up using two 3 phase outlets. If yo wanted only 6 channels then I would go for the Satelite packs as...
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    New Installation

    Blah067 it was my post that probably caused the confusion. What I meant was they could use prebuilt patch panels available off the shelf or have a custom built panel made. Brent
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    New Installation

    Hi Paul Unless you are likely to be given a really big budget for the lighting in the next couple of years I wouldn't use ethernet connectors. If you use ethernet sockets at the end of each DMX line you will have to buy adaptors. You will be better off just using 5 Pin XLR sockets. Every...