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testing of disco equipment?

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testing of disco equipment?

Postby prosafe » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:29 pm

hi folks
doing testing for a disco and just wondering the best way to test.. i use a supernova plus. i know class one and class 2 testing and testing af all seperate iec cables but its whether or not some of this equipment should be treated as an IT class 1 and class 2 (softTest)as some if this new upgraded equpment is quite delicate thus trying to avoud and damage?

Thanks Mark
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Re: testing of disco equipment?

Postby safe + sound » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:16 pm

Hi Mark
My view is most disco sound equipment like CD players, mixers, amplifiers and lighting equipment will be ok with a 'hard test'. The exception is power amplifiers with built in signal processors, usually identified by the presence of a LCD display. I always play safe & use a 'soft test' on these.
There is nothing stopping you 'soft testing' it all if you want complete peace of mind.
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