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lewkey's review - Starway Max Spot 500

Value For Money : Excellent
- For how long have you been using it?
1 year and 2 months

- What thing do you like most/least about it?
most: low price, good power lamp, 7 DMX channels
minimum: rather fragile: the DMX input jack is 'back' in the box and the color wheel went crazy (she turns all the time without stopping, even with good values ​​DMX), otherwise it is not fast at all.
EDIT: In the end, it's trash: do not buy this lyre: it overheats and do bugger electronics

EDIT (for the color wheel, the yoke gets very hot (probably smell of burning plastic!)) I lower my rating to 2.5 because of this major design problem (false connections to contacts.)

RE EDIT (May 2009): after four months she remained for repairs from a reseller not very professional of Lyon, the symptoms reappeared! finally: I fixed it myself: just remove the cover of the mobile body of the lyre and then disconnect and reconnect the cables: so it was a bad contact in the connectors that disturbed me the lyre. Otherwise, it is necessary that I reattach the connector DMX is down!

yet EDIT: (June 2009): the lamp power to the air not work: it is food that I will have to repair or is a false contact, which prevents the lamp working, that means, it will be necessary that I take time to fix all that. (in fact, the lamp is burnt out ....)

- Did you try many other models before getting this one?
no, this is the first personal lyre

- What is your opinion about the value for the price?
seen the problems I had, it is zero.

- Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
no, I will choose one (or two) above range.

it is so slow that I do not really know what's the point of putting the channel DMX-speed Pan and Tilt "!!!!!!

Briefly, I used mainly for making small effects "U" (the sort of half-turn by turning the Pan and Tilt 180 °)!

given the problems I had (very big problems hardware) seen with his speed, I recommend at least the upper range.