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Jack
6 October, 2017
Confirmed Purchase
Worth every penny

This unit is incredible for what it is. It is built like a rock, something i have found to be very common with Akai products. The faders and knobs are sturdy and there's no bending or creaking. the mixer is USB powered and acts primarily as a mixer. Although it is recomended for use with other units it can actually act as a standalone controller. the features enable you to play, cue, beatmatch and mix all on this unit, you can change bpm, nudge the track as well as eq and filter. It has a replaceable inno fader crossfader so it's really goods quality stuff. It will also enable Serato DVS when plugges into so you don't have to buy DVS with it. There is a lot to talk about with this unit but it really is a unit you should go and demo to see what it is really capable of (it's a lot more than you would expect). It has 2 rca inputs (one for each channel) an rca output, a USB B input, a kennington lock insert, a ground pin and a 3.5mm jack headphone port with cue volume and mix controls.

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Stars: 5
Jack
6 October, 2017
Confirmed Purchase
Very nice addition

I would say slightly overpriced but a good addition to the stand to stop people with drinks and flailing arms from hitting your laptop or spilling something over your gear. It does look quite nice too, provided you wipe it often and keep it clean. I have noticed though that the perspex is starting to bow, it's not majorly noticeable but definitely visible if you have a good look, i imagine it's from where people see this shield as an opportunity to lean on it. The thing i like most is the upright poles that clamp to the booth then you clamp the perspex to them. They are really more than just poles to hold the perspex screen. There is plenty of opportinity to mount lights on them too. I'm even experimenting with reinforcing these poles to the booth with extra clamps and mounting small speakers on them! - A quick side note - If you own, or will be buying the gantry for the xprs booth too, bear in mind you don't need the upright poles when using the gantry, the perspex screen can clamp directly onto the gantry. Very handy!

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Stars: 5
Jack
6 October, 2017
Confirmed Purchase
Absolutely incredible

This is the first wireless mic i have bought for myself. I was a little bit worried that this mic uses the same frequency band as wi-fi and when i see 'licence-free' i assume 'interference'. But upon doing plenty of research and knowing the history of the brand i took a chance on it. I will never look back.I went for the 2.4ghz over anything else because as much as i was unsure about licence free, i didn't like the hassle of maintaining a licence, and VHF makes me cringe with how unreliable it is. I went for the 845 Capsule as i have used this capsule on a wired Senny and it sounds really clear with good feedback rejection. What comes with it: You get the 845-s wireless microphone, the ew-d1 receiver, plug for the receiver, a battery case for 2 x AA batteries (2 batteries included but last a couple hours). case, manuals. Build quality: The microphone is built solid (as expected) but unsure about how solid. Never dropped it yet, thankfully! no movement or creaking from it and it's slightly weighted so gives you that assurance. The receiver, again, built really well, the buttons are solid with no movement. Sound quality/signal: So the capsule (845) is the same as that on a wired 845 so if you have used that before then you already know how this sounds. There are definitely clearer mics out there, but for professional singers you can get away with this, i have anyway! It's crisp and there's no popping, and with the built in EQ on the receiver you can change the sound of this anyway. The signal strength is awesome and surprisingly reliable. I use this mic in a pub with public cloud wi-fi and honestly expected this to be almost unusable. Although the range drops significantly to about 10m i've never had a dropout with it. i normally use this mic when i'm going to get the lights turned on at the bar. I take the mic with me so if i'm not back behind the booth by the time the last song ends i can just announce the end from where i'm stood. Some useful Features: - EQ - 7 band eq to fine tune the sound - Walk test - a feature which displays a signal level on both the receiver and transmitter so you can walk around the performance space to see how strong the signal is there. - Mute switch disable - The microphone has a mute switch, you can however set the mute switch to be disabled from the receiver. For example, if somebody else is using the mic and you don't want them playing around with the mute switch you can just disable it to have the mic active no matter where the switch is. - rename the mic. useful if you own a couple or more (personal mic and three performance mics for example) you can give each microphone an individual name so you know which mic is paired with which receiver. with the rotary knob on the receiver it's quite a quick process too. - control via WSR app - an app that you can download to phone or tablet to make control of the receiver even easier. you get a graphic EQ, naming mics is quicker with a keyboard, you can see all of your mics with their status (battey life, mute, eq, etc) on one screen or see each one individually in detail. Everything can be adjusted on the app, to use the app you need to connect the receiver to a wi-fi router vie ethernet then connect your device with the app to that router. - line/mic output, you can adjust the gain of the output from the receiver or change the output from mic to line (0db). i use the headset version of this mic at work and the transmitter has a 3.5mm jack input so it's possible to plug a phone into it and play music through the trnsmitter to the receiver, and with the line out it can be a professional line input into your mixer without having to boost it manually. - Auto gain - A feature that adjusts the gain itself depending on how loud the singer/speaker is. can be turned on or off. - status screen on mic - let's you see the microphone's battery life, signal strength, name and mute switch position on an lcd screen on the mic itself. not baqcklit though which is a bit of a let down. - easy pair - a feature that allows you to power the mic and receiver on and, if not already automatically paired, press the pair button on both units and they will pair themselves. There is so much more to this set that i haven't mentioned, it's so practical and as mentioned before i'm yet to see this mic drop out even slightly. It's so reliable and i don't even have to pay to use it like i would with UHF. I have bought the battery pack (sold seperately) for 50 to increase the battery life. Using good quality Duracell batteries this will last 4-5 hours. With the battery pack you can get about 8-10 hours out of it and it has a micro USB input with led battery status indicator for simple recharging, definitely worth buying that with it. These units are also rack mountable with rack ears that are sold separately. In conclusion. a top quality mic that is reasonably priced and will surprise you every time you use it with how incredible it is. Would highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Stars: 4
Jack
8 October, 2019
Confirmed Purchase
Does what it should

Great product does what its supposed to Be aware its very thin and slightly translucent if you have light hitting you from behind you etc whatever is under the booth will be seen I have both the black and the white lycra so to avoid this i put the black lycra on first then the white one over that rnrnIt fits nice and doesnt crease up easily which is always good when you just want to chuck it in a bag at the end of the night

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Stars: 4
Jack
8 October, 2019
Confirmed Purchase
Fits the equinox truss booth

I bought this shelf for use with the equinox truss booth the aliminium one with round metalwork It fits it really well The shelf is thick and strong Ive placed around 15kg worth of weight on there and its held no issues it sits on the booth well its not very heavy or awkward to carry etc rnrnThe only thing to be wary of is that the shelf does slide back and forth quite easily when there isnt much weight on them Some tape on the bottom of the shelf where it contacts the booth should help with thatrnrnIts fairly expensive for such a simple accessory but it does its job and does it well so worth the spend if youre putting some heavy equipment on there

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Stars: 5
Jack
8 October, 2019
Confirmed Purchase
Best in its class

Ive now been using one of these units for a few months and im really pleased with it I also use an LED mirrorball from a different quite established manufacturer which has fallen short of expectations but Chauvets effort is a really good onernrnIts output is the highest ive seen from this kind of fixture and the colours are really vivid The fact that the unit also has three controllable output zones really gives this unit some versatility If youre into DMXing you can do some surprisingly creative effects with even just one of these units if you dont DMX the built in macros make excellent use of the zones and colours with fades and chase programs As mentioned i use one of these fixtures at most of the weddings i do The versatility of the colours and zones combinations adds a lot to the disco and the white LED is a lovely white giving off a real elegance for hotel gigs and first dances entrances etc The output isnt huge but one unit will comfortably fill out most small to medium venues I dont use it with haze much but the different colourzone configurations really come to life when you pump some smokehaze into the mixrnrnThe motor is a different story its kind of a preference thing On a similar unit from another manufacturer when changing spin direction the motor stops instantly and starts spinning the other way its quite a jittery motion but more instant This unit will slow to a stop then speed up to the required speed the other way Although its a slightly slower process its much smoother So if the motor behavior is something youre concerned about i would recommend seeing a demo of this unit and either compare it to other brands for comparison There may be a side by side review already on youtube but im hoping to do a review and side by side comparison of two LED mirrorballs one being this one in the futurernrnNavigating the menu is about as youd expect a four button configuration and a sound sensitivity hard dial Its a seriously lightweight unit so mounting wont be an issuernrnOne drawback that i do have with this unit is the mounting bracket and how its attached Its 4 little screws to secure the bracket to the unit and the screws arent great so id limit how often id attach and remove the bracket if i were you one of my screws have already rounded off so im down to three screws Im sure the screws are easily replaceable but its still a little inconveniant when one of them gets stuck in the unitrnrnOverall its an amazing unit and if i was to start from scratch and buy just one unit it would be this one Its just simply a more premium unit than its competition Highly recommend

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Stars: 5
Jack
8 October, 2019
Confirmed Purchase
Great little knobs

Reasonably priced offering good grip and the fact that you can get a huge variety of sizes and colours really allows you to personalise it to your taste and style They sit on the pots nice and tight and are super easy to line up and install just make sure you get the right fitting

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Stars: 5
Jack
5 March, 2019
Confirmed Purchase
Better than tripods a great product

i use two of these to hold speakers They can hold lights or speakers and are incredibly versatile thanks to the 35mm pole with the m10 hole at the top Im very soon going to be using these stands to make a goalpost structure for lighting and backdrops so they really can be used for almost anything rnrnDue to the design of this product it does wobble more than a tripod which can make it look weak but i have placed around 25KG of weight on these stands and they have held nicely Note the max SWL of these is 20KG so dont exceed that when using them in publicrnrnThe base is pretty heavy carrying two at the same time can be a struggle over long distances Although the handles do make it a lot easier to carry rnrnIm under the impression that the holes either side of the screw hole are for cabling however im yet to fit an IEC plug through this so a bit irritating i havent tried a powercon through it yet but i reckon itll fitrnrnOther than that it works the same as a tripod it just looks so much neater and smarter than a tripod and still sturdy Id highly recommend this

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Stars: 5
Jack
5 March, 2019
Confirmed Purchase
As youd expect from Gravity Quality

Its a really well made bag The zip is great the handle is great with some nice padding The plates are heavy so the padding really matters I cant see any signs of wear and tear after months of use now Its just a well designed premium bag If you have a Gravity square base plate buy this bag for it Itll protect the plate its easy to carry and will stop you damaging venue furniture if you knock into it

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Stars: 5
Jack
5 March, 2019
Confirmed Purchase
tough bag with lots of storage options

bought this bag for a pair of sennheiser hd25s We currently store the headphones a couple USBs and some cables in here They fit in fine with lots of other room for things it has a nice handle with an attachable shoulder strap the back feels solid and the zip feels the same it all feels premium and im sure itll stand the test of time

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