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High Fidelity

Member Since 04 Dec 2003
Offline Last Active Nov 03 2008 04:34 PM
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In Topic: Height Of Lighting Rig

19 February 2008 - 09:27 AM

Personally, I always have the lights as high as possible.

The principle being that the higher they are, the less likely they are to shine in peoples eyes on the dancefloor.

In Topic: Chewing Gum

11 February 2008 - 01:01 PM

I noticed on a bottle of sun tan lotion the other day

"For External Use Only"

I suppose in these days of litigation, the manufacturers have to try to cover their posteriers 363.gif in every possible way.

In Topic: Music From The Movies

07 February 2008 - 12:46 PM

One I've had requested a couple of times

Born to Hand Jive - Dirty Dancing

In Topic: Spam Emails

07 February 2008 - 09:29 AM

I once deleted the whole inbox when going through the spam on autopilot. Now I have the pst file copied to another drive automatically when the PC starts up.

I really wish that Bill Gates's idea of charging for emails had taken off. If all the ISP's in the world charged 1p per email, it would not be worth the spammers sending out 5 thousand emails for the chance of a 25 sale, and I would happily pay 1p per email to stop all the spam.

In Topic: Backup Amplifier

06 February 2008 - 12:43 PM

I notice that you didn't mention a backup mixer.

My own take on backup equipment for the discos is that it only needs to get you through the rest of the night in case of disaster with a reasonable sound quality, so you don't need to invest in or carry extra expensive equipment.

I personally carry an old McGregor 4 channel mono 100W amp. This acts as backup for both the amp and the mixer, as with a variety of leads I can plug everything into it's own channel on the amp.

The exception to this is when I do the sound for theatre shows etc. I then have backup power amp, mixer etc. The difference here is that I'm not setting up and breaking down in one evening, it's usually set up for at least a week.

So yes, you really should have a backup amp, but don't go spending big bucks as "hopefully" it will never get used.

Oh yes, and don't forget to test the backup equipment regularly to make sure it's all working OK. I found mine had gone faulty once, even though it hadn't been used since the last test.