Wanted: ETC Sinewave Dimmer Modules

AFSQ

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I'm in the market for ETC 2.4K Sinewave Dimmer modules. If you know of any venues that used to this doomed product and might have some modules collecting dust in the basement I'd love to take them off their hands.

Thanks!
 

NickVon

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I'm in the market for ETC 2.4K Sinewave Dimmer modules. If you know of any venues that used to this doomed product and might have some modules collecting dust in the basement I'd love to take them off their hands.

Thanks!
Do you mean the standarded Sensor Dimmer Modules, and not the switchable Thur Power ones?
 

Footer

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Good luck.... @MrsFooter has the largest install of them in the country.... and she's buying ETC out of 80% of the power cubes in existence to keep her's going. For a company that made easily the most stable dimmer ever in the D20 they certainly whiffed it with this product.
 

Mac Hosehead

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For a company that made easily the most stable dimmer ever in the D20 they certainly whiffed it with this product.
I wonder how much of the ETC sinewave rack was a response to Strand sinewave dimming? I have only seen these installed at classical music venues. At least with Strand you could usually swap a misbehaving sinewave module with a standard one (Most of the time on at full, anyway). Of course, now obsolete.
 

Malabaristo

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I wonder how much of the ETC sinewave rack was a response to Strand sinewave dimming? I have only seen these installed at classical music venues. At least with Strand you could usually swap a misbehaving sinewave module with a standard one (Most of the time on at full, anyway). Of course, now obsolete.
I'm pretty sure it was one of those things that sounded like The Future of Dimming® at the time, but in practice very few people were willing to pay the substantial premium for what turned out to be a very minor benefit. If they had caught on more widely, then I suspect most of the issues would have been ironed out over time. They are far more complex than a D20, and the power components (can't remember offhand if they used MOSFET or IGBT...) are just inherently less robust than a big ol' SCR.
 

STEVETERRY

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I'm pretty sure it was one of those things that sounded like The Future of Dimming® at the time, but in practice very few people were willing to pay the substantial premium for what turned out to be a very minor benefit. If they had caught on more widely, then I suspect most of the issues would have been ironed out over time. They are far more complex than a D20, and the power components (can't remember offhand if they used MOSFET or IGBT...) are just inherently less robust than a big ol' SCR.
100% correct.

ST
 

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