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Re: X32 Failure an Hour Before Wedding Job
« Reply #80 on: August 28, 2013, 07:07:24 pm »

FWIW, I've seen a Yamaha console fail. Specifically, an MG166CX analog console. After professional diagnosis, we determined that the cost of repair would nearly match if not exceed the value of the unit. Admittedly, it's lower-end unit, but it did fail.

We replaced it with another Yamaha unit.

When an MG "console" fails, it is a blessing in disguise.
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Re: X32 Failure an Hour Before Wedding Job
« Reply #81 on: August 28, 2013, 07:42:25 pm »

When an MG "console" fails, it is a blessing in disguise.
Dick, you're half right...When an MG "console" fails, it is a blessing.  8)
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Re: X32 Failure an Hour Before Wedding Job
« Reply #82 on: August 29, 2013, 12:55:19 am »

When an MG "console" fails, it is a blessing in disguise.

Way back I owned a 12 channel Yamaha console that I actually hated, and I mean hated. The problem at the time was the kids were young and funds were tight. I used to pray for the thing to die, explode, be stolen, catch fire, run over by a truck, smashed by the band, etc. and nothing ever happened to it. The sound was just awful, but eventually the day came when I could replace it. I let the band smash it, poured gas on it and lit it on fire, drove over it with my truck, then threw it into Boston harbor like a box full of tea.
 
The only thing it ever did right was sink.
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Re: X32 Failure an Hour Before Wedding Job
« Reply #83 on: August 29, 2013, 10:55:36 am »

TrippLite makes a small "pro-sumer" unit that sells for a quarter the price of the 1215, but it is not rack mountable, just a little cube about 10" on a side.  Both are 15 amp units and should be fine for FOH.

Dick, is this the TrippLite you are referencing?

http://amzn.to/15AFg5h

Gracious. 
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Re: X32 Failure an Hour Before Wedding Job
« Reply #84 on: August 29, 2013, 11:08:19 am »

Dick, is this the TrippLite you are referencing?

http://amzn.to/15AFg5h

Gracious.

Nope.  This "baby" unit bought for emergency use turns out to 'scope out very close to the Furman unit, the taps being stepped just a tad farther apart but very functional.

http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-LS606M-Conditioner-Outlet/dp/B00006B83G/ref=pd_sim_e_4

Inexpensive (not cheap) gear insurance.
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Re: X32 Failure an Hour Before Wedding Job
« Reply #85 on: August 29, 2013, 11:50:01 am »

Nope.  This "baby" unit bought for emergency use turns out to 'scope out very close to the Furman unit, the taps being stepped just a tad farther apart but very functional.

http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-LS606M-Conditioner-Outlet/dp/B00006B83G/ref=pd_sim_e_4

Inexpensive (not cheap) gear insurance.

I'd still want a UPS as well.
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Re: X32 Failure an Hour Before Wedding Job
« Reply #86 on: August 29, 2013, 12:03:45 pm »

I'd still want a UPS as well.

Yup.  As I said, I picked this up for an emergency backup. 

There are currently quite a few TrippLite in-line UPS units being sold used as they come out of service as fail-safe units for larger computer server installations.  They can be had for very reasonable and new batteries for them are available for less than $100.  These are 15 or 20 amp units for rack mounting.  The only possible drawback is that the cooling fans (one push, one pull) do make a good bit of noise, so you'd want to situate the power rack well off to the side of the mix position.

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They aren't light weight...
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Re: X32 Failure an Hour Before Wedding Job
« Reply #87 on: August 29, 2013, 12:09:47 pm »

I was rooting around on amazon and tripp makes some light duty UPS's that have absolutely awful customer reviews.  I wonder at what point the quality kicks in.

This looks decent if it does what it's supposed to
(AVR and UPS in a 1 sp rack)


http://www.amazon.com/TRIPP-SMART500RT1U-6-OUTLET-500VA-SYSTEM/dp/B009U8TABS
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Re: X32 Failure an Hour Before Wedding Job
« Reply #88 on: August 29, 2013, 12:20:56 pm »

I was rooting around on amazon and tripp makes some light duty UPS's that have absolutely awful customer reviews.  I wonder at what point the quality kicks in.

This looks decent if it does what it's supposed to
(AVR and UPS in a 1 sp rack)


http://www.amazon.com/TRIPP-SMART500RT1U-6-OUTLET-500VA-SYSTEM/dp/B009U8TABS

Nope.  This:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261169336068?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

For between $200 and $250 used you get something that is the real deal, heavy, powerful and a bit noisy.  These go for upwards of $1200 new.
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Re: X32 Failure an Hour Before Wedding Job
« Reply #89 on: August 29, 2013, 12:24:09 pm »

I'd still want a UPS as well.

So... as a quick start, http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-LS606M-Conditioner-Outlet/dp/B00006B83G/ref=pd_sim_e_4 and a UPS?  Or just the LS606M... ?

I want to be able to sell the X32 in good conscious that it works... this was a power issue at the club... and move on to the GLD80, which I regret not doing initially. 
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