I am finishing up my proposal (mentioned in a thread several weeks ago) and I have a few final questions. Specifically concerning my PAR cans, and console. In order to keep wattage low, I'm thinking about 4 PAR 38, with 120watt lamps. How is my intensity gonna be from these badboys at around 25 feet. I am specing this system to have a maximum operating distance at around 10 yards (LED par cans too). Will I be disappointed with the output from these lamps? Any thoughts on Pars? (Trying to keep price down, but more importantly, keep total watts considerably below 1000) Next order of business is control. I was recommended a product like this one: http://entsyscorp.stores.yahoo.net/chauvetdmx50.html I am weary of these DMX controller. It seems over my head. Too complicated for what I need. Though there were plans for the package to contain other DMX DJ type effects (scanners, moving heads, etc.). I'm much more inclined to purchase a board like this: http://www.bulbamerica.com/products/3515 That badboy is a classic. Who could go wrong with 12 channel 2 scene greatness? That looks like it's rack mountable. Do I need a rack for it? I may have one that is 4 RU, is that 4 RU, can't quite tell. I'm worried I won't know how to properly interface any DMX controlled instruments. Will I even have enough channels for all my instruments, if I don't how am I supposed to work around that? So thoughts on control are very important. Another quick concern, can I use mic cable instead of DMX cable? This is to keep the cost down. We are looking at 10-15 feet from board to stand, 3 feet between each of 8 max instruments. I think that is about it. Thanks.