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    Telex wireless mic systems (not intercom)

    Does anyone have any constructive opinions about Telex wireless vs Sennheiser or Shure? There seems to be a dearth of information about them (which is probably somewhat instructive on its own). This would be as part of a small wireless mic system (3-4 mics max) for a smaller church (approx. 200...
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    If I understand you correctly, you are looking for a PC-based program to deal with the movers/LEDs, dmx toys, etc. while the NSI or similar basic console runs a small package of conventionals? You should also factor a dedicated PC into the cost, because you really don't want the computer that is...
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    Control/Dimming Seeking DMX distribution solution

    I actually worked in a brand new (11 years ago) multi-million dollar high school theatre with a top of the line console...with no distributed DMX, not even pass-through on the dimmer rack. The consultant thought ACN was going to replace DMX, so why invest in the infrastructure? D'oh!
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    Control/Dimming Seeking DMX distribution solution

    Thanks for the input, everyone. Lots of good info. As it turns out we are going a different route because the LED materials were too much $. We are using fewer LEDs and an LED controller that works as a node; the console will just be triggering a laptop running ETCs PixelToy software (like for...
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    Re: Console suggestions This would need some checking to see if it will perform like a lighting console. How many presets? How does timing work? Will it do overlapping or multiple fades? Can you program chases on it?
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    Re: Console suggestions So...you want something pre-programmable with more than 48 channels that is good for taking advantage of the LEDs and with simple record/playback capability that doesn't use a computer interface for $600? Those sound to me like mutually exclusive criteria. The simple...
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    Control/Dimming Seeking DMX distribution solution

    We are looking at utilizing a large number of digital LED tape strips as part of the set for a musical. We want to control them on a pretty granular level (6" segments with 3 emitters per segment). We know we can control them with DMX, but we will require multiple DMX universes (8 I think, but...
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    Re: Console suggestions Looking at the specs of the Melange Pro and the 7000 series, I think you would be moving in entirely the wrong direction. Fewer channels, no VGA monitor, no soft patch, no macros... Is the current console failing in some way? A point of clarification: unless you are...
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    Colorblast vs Colorblaze for cyc

    Caught the error. Thanks. I will edit it. Not sure why the tags are highlighted.
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    Colorblast vs Colorblaze for cyc

    We had a rental fall through and are now scrambling to find LED cyc lighting. We were going to rent 4 Chroma-Q Colorforce 72, but now it appears our choice is between Color Kinetics Colorblast 12 TR (24 of them) and CK Colorblaze 72. The cyc is 18 ft tall and we are washing from the front and...
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    Control/Dimming IPS Dimmer failures

    Having rechecked the dates, the system here was commissioned in 2004, so is only 8 years old. Van, there is no "shelf" as suggested above, but that seems a pretty unlikely issue anyway since the electronics are contained inside the raceway. The free air outside the cooling fins would have to...
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    Control/Dimming IPS Dimmer failures

    There really isn't much to clean. They are solid state sealed in a raceway that use cooling fins rather than fans and filters. On the modules I replaced last spring there was not much dust inside when I pulled them out. I am currently cross-referencing the ones that failed this week to see if...
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    Control/Dimming IPS Dimmer failures

    My theatre has Entertainment Technology Intelligent Power System IGBT dimmers that are now about 11 years old. We are having failures that appear to be heat related on dimmers that are nowhere near capacity. For example, a single 2.4kw module with 1 575w fixture on each circuit running at 75%...
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    Wireless Sennheiser v Shure

    I am helping my dad choose some basic wireless gear for his church. He has received a proposal for a Shure ULX-based system. I have more experience with the Sennheiser 100 G3 series which has always performed quite well for me and have some features I really like (frequency sync, metal housings...
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    Biggest "bang" for the buck?

    If it is a relatively small space without big throw distances (given the limited inventory I suspect it is) I am not sure if color scrollers are any more cost-effective than LEDs. With the LEDs you are expanding your inventory of luminaires as well as color control. There is also the time and...