Anyways, I'm Assistant Manager for the Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center.
Recently we decided to replace our Push-Button architectural controls since it's been completely broken for the last 5 or 6 years. It was an ETC Digital Address System, dunno if any of you have ever heard of it but.....it's horrible. It failed after only about 2 years, then ETC came a fixed it...it worked for a day and broke again. It's been busted ever since and we've never bothered to replace it. Instead we have used our ETC Express 125 to control the house lights. It has worked fine so far, however, it's a pain in the you know where when you have to come in in the morning through the stage doors and walk 75ft (It's an 800 Seat PAC, pretty big) through dark isles to turn the house lights on.
Now that the backstory is done, we want to replace the whole system with a Unison ER4 External Processing Rack and Push-Button system.
Does anyone have any experience with this system? Is it reliable? Does it work well? Does anyone know approximately how much it would cost? We would be getting the ER4 Rack and 6 10 Button stations plus an LCD Station. We'll have to run about 1000ft of Belden #8471.
We would be patching it via DMX into our 2 main Strand CD80 96 Channel Supervisors (192 Dimmers total for the stage circuits) and our 1 ETC Sensor 12 Rack (24 Dimmers for the House lights.)
I can get pictures of the entire system later but unfortunately Photobucket is blocked at work. The PAC is part of the local High School so they block a lot of random stuff.
This post has been edited by Sony: 07 August 2008 - 03:49 PM