My two I-cues were mounted on a pipe that was less than 15 feet above the head of the audience in a 100 seat theater. You could not hear them at all when they weren't moving. You could BARELY hear them moving if the house was dead silent. I've never seen the Elipscan but I can tell you that I never had a problem with I-cue noise.i just got my budget approved to get the i-cues, now my guestion is whether to get the i -cue or the meteor elipscan. I borrowed a elipscan from my lighting supplier and it works pretty well, but its loud, i can hear it from 30ft away. It also makes noise when the mirror is not moving. does anybody have any experience with the meteor against the i cue or know how loud the i cue is, or any thoughts of which one to choose? and what would be the best way to program these with an express 24/48. thanks
Opps, sorry it's been 5 years since I was playing with I-cues and I've gotten a couple of things mixed up. Yeah you are right everything that is plugged into the same power supply is essentially one DMX unit. You would only need a terminator if you had more than one power supply running.DMX terminator? If you put the terminator anywhere, it has to be on the power supply. For those who don't know, the I-Cues run off of a standard color scroller power supply, with 4-pin cable. You just address them, and they pull both power and signal from that one cord. So, you have a 4-pin scroller cable going to the first I-Cue, from that one to the second, and so on down the line until you get to the last one (make sure that your power supply has enough juice), and then you run a return cable from the last I-Cue (or scroller or rotator or whatever) back to the power supply. The power supply receives standard AC current and a DMX signal, and converts them in to the special DMX/power common carrier cabling system. So if you need a terminator anywhere, you need it on the Power Supply, and some power supplies may have terminators built in.
This is the main beauty of the I-Cue, because it does not have to have a line voltage input, power supply and all that stuff on the unit. This reduces weight and also makes this unit quieter.