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Kent Clasen

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Elation Trio 2496
« on: February 26, 2010, 10:22:48 PM »

Anyone have any experience with this console?

Information seems limited.  I can't find an owner's manual on their website....

TIA.
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Kent Clasen
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Re: Elation Trio 2496
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 10:41:48 PM »

So, according to Elation these consoles aren't shipping yet.  Does anyone make something similar?

Need a simple user interface for LED control, scenes, etc.

http://www.elationlighting.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemNumbe r=1643&Category=Intelligent%20Consoles&txtSearch=tri o

TIA!
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Re: Elation Trio 2496
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 02:31:32 PM »

I'm not sure why Elation isn't telling us more about these new consoles, as I too am interested in this one.  I would definitely want to read a manual before I bought it.  I would also want to check on the quality of the faders and buttons the console uses - the picture makes them look cheap.  For the price Elation is asking, I'd want something with quality components.

I'm not sure what would work best for your application, but I'm currently comparing this board to more 'industry standard' consoles, such as the Zero 88 Jester ML and the ETC Smartfade ML.

-Jeff
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Re: Elation Trio 2496
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 07:56:38 PM »

Thanks Jeff.  Elation got back to me and they have not released the console or have an ETA

The Smartfade ML is about twice the price...how much is the Jester ML?!  Looking for something in the $1000-1500 range.

This is for a church with 18 or so LEDs and used by volunteers, so ease of use and preset scenes are VERY important, as well as cost  Rolling Eyes

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Re: Elation Trio 2496
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 11:01:24 AM »

The funny thing about the Jester consoles is that I've had trouble finding an American distributor, so I'm not sure what the exact price in dollars would be.  I would guess it's in the 2-3000 dollar range, which is a bit outside of the price range you mentioned.

The best bang-to-buck solution that would definitely work within your price range would be a PC-based controller, such as MagicQ PC.  It's a great controller once you get the hang of it, but seeing that you won't have a single dedicated operator to learn the program, maybe this wouldn't be the best solution, but one worth at least exploring.

My advice would be to watch ebay, gearsource, usedlighting, and other used equipment sellers and see if something nice comes along at a reasonable price.  Either that or you could have a look at the smaller boards available, like those from American DJ, and see if any of those will fit your needs.  I've never used one, so I can't comment on them, but I'm sure others on PSW have!

Hope this helps!
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Re: Elation Trio 2496
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 01:12:50 AM »

Something seems odd to me about the Trio.

It says and shows it has 2 DMX Universes, but then the description says:
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• 24 faders to control conventional, moving light and LED fixture channels• Control 8 ML fixtures up to 40 channels each. 20 playbacks x 99 steps in Moving Light mode• Control 8 LED (RGBA) fixtures. 20 playbacks x 99 steps in LED mode Memory playback mode allows for a combination of Sub Master, LED playback and Moving Light
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Re: Elation Trio 2496
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 01:44:49 AM »

Take a serious look at a Showdesigner 2. It's in your budget, it's very "playback friendly" and it's got a lot of memory.

A decent PC-based system would also be reasonable, but get an external desk for playback. There are plenty of software/interface packages out there for under $ 700 and an entry-level PC running XP would be more than you'd ever need.
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Re: Elation Trio 2496
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 01:51:15 AM »

Craig (and anyone else into software control), check out this link:

http://megasystemsinc.com/megasys/megalite/product.asp?MName =Disco

The name of the software sucks, but I was really impressed with the functionality of the software for both club and live/church use. I just don't get to play with software systems very much anymore, and the ones I have used (LJ, Elation, A My DMX, Freestyler, Bluelight, etc) just don't seem to suit me very well.
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Re: Elation Trio 2496
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010, 07:26:56 PM »

Not to necro this too much but they finally got the manuals for the Trio consoles on their website if anyone is interested.

http://www.elationlighting.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemNumbe r=1643&MainId=1&Category=Intelligent%20Consoles
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Re: Elation Trio 2496
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010, 08:07:23 PM »

how about a chamsys PC wing and a laptop? very scaleable platform, and highly regarded.
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