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Richard Turner

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Re: Yorkville LP-LED4
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2013, 04:16:16 am »

why would anyone ever buy anything that is a proprietary system that is designed to work with their own systems only...and to integrate it into another system you have to pay extra...yorkville just designed this product poorly...

I disagree,

The simplicity of the system is this. Its stand alone, no lighting knowledge know how needed at all. daisy chain the controller to the bars, set the  bar to be a 1, 2 ,or 3 corresponding to the 1 2 or 3 row output on the controller, , the controller is powered by the light bar, similar to old microplex systems. no need for a wall wart or ac outlet. scene programming is automatic, select a scene adjust the color knob and intensity for each pod, auto saved when you go to next scene, built in chases it is beyond idiot proof. I think even your dog could run a lighshow with this product.

price? retail? 3 bars controller and 3 stands from yorkville about $5200, steep yes, but long mcquade music stores are renting them out hand over fist,

local music store monthly rates are 75 per bar, 20 on the controller and 8 per stand  so system $270/month, weekends are 1/3 $90 daily $65 for a 3 bar system.

I cant think of many other things you could sell/rent to a gigging band that would have the return and cool factor hat wouldnt take training, ipod monitor mixing, have to babysit them to log into the wifi, then get the app to configure then explain who is on what channel and what an aux is then which aux is theirs......oh you have a mixlive console, you should just set that up for us gratis...

I'm looking at it for purchse to use and rent, if it went out consistanrly it should payback in 20 months, would have 4 monts remaining and would likely easily sell at half price with the balance of warranty also most dealers will sell warranty extention on yorkie stuff at reasonable cost, and he warranty is pretty much no questions asked, dropped down stairs, spill a beer into it no problem, use it in place of a wheel chock for the 5 ton truck, just retreive all of the pieces and should be fine.


I had, well still have the incandescent par 56 yorkville system ant it was a rental money making machine, pricey to purchase but so simple anyone could use it, run a mic cable to the light bar and plug ligh tbar into AC and done, no dip switches, no finding the program button figuring out set programs, just pure plug and play bliss. Still goes out occasionally but not fasionable anymore just cant justify selling off at scrap value just yet as its well beyond paid for itself and still comes in handy.
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Looking at retiring. Local PA market has shrank to 2 guys with guitars and bose l1 compacts or expecting full line array and 16 movers on stage for $300... no middle left going back to event DJ stuff, half the work for twice the pay.

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Re: Yorkville LP-LED4
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2013, 11:26:46 pm »

i can buy 8 x Chauvet SlimpPAR Quad 6 IRC at $250ish each. i can by 2 y/ville lighting bars with t-bars for approx $180. that is half the price. you also get a 2 year warranty with the product. they are also built outta metal and really robust. not to mention that from there i can spend 300 bucks on a lighting controller in which some inbuild scenes and chases. thats less than $2500...

please tell me that as a rental house that doesn't make more sense? if it doesn't then your logic isn't sound.

i don't know which local music store you frequent, because the one i do rents this exact system for $50 inclusive of stand/cables...

don't buy into L&M BS...shure they are a great store, great people,  but honestly, look at what they sell...only YORKVILLE owned product. they cannot recommend anything else other than their "owned" product. (i have talked and have good raport with some L&M staff to confirm that). now how is that looking out for the end user. its not...its their bottom line. don't even get me started on their speakers...this is why myself personally support the smaller non chain stores because its not about the bottom line (to a degree). Smart on L&M part, i will give them that!

i stand by my statement....why spend money on a system that is built for 1 thing. customers don't like that, they want something that they can expand at minimal cost. a system they can add to. a poor design IMO....its pretty obvious i think that we won't agree on this...so lets agree to disagree, and leave it at that...
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Re: Yorkville LP-LED4
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2013, 12:49:45 am »


I think a more accurate comparison would be to a blizzard hotbox or Q stick for offshore product, an apples to apples comparison would be to an elation level Q7 which uses the same rating LED element 7 per fixture, the lpled4 has 4 per head, 16 per bar total.

We lilkely would not agree. The class of customer this is aimed at is the type who would plug their guitar into a passive monitor and wonder why no sound is coming out... not savvy lighting techs Yes I have seen that happen.

Self contained, idiot proof yet pricey. I dont know if you have rented to musicians or not but there is never any such thing as too simple. Ever try explaiing how to get a dmx lighting system up and running to a dry rent zero knowledge customer?  Its easier to explain that  "Hey I'ver got a cool lighting righ you can set up in 8 minutes and control with a guitar pedal its $65 a night $90 a weekend or you can take these other lights and heres some cheat sheets and lets spend 20 mins here teaching you how the controller works and program a few scenes on the fly..... iits only $50 a night... oh wait shop rate is $60/hr after tax,  I just lost money teaching a dmx lesson and will likely get a panick gig time phone call needing another walk through....


the yorkie lights not going to be for someone used to running Grand MA multi universe systems but for a band just wanting lights on a 20' stage 2 bars and the controller  it can do quite a lot.
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Re: Yorkville LP-LED4
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