Shock-proof flightcase or not? UPS or not?

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    I was wondering to which the degree I would need to invest in shock-proof flightcases and UPS units.

    What kind of treatment can a mixrack handle without endangering the unit? I mean, can I trust the mixrack to survive being in a case that’s rolled in on wheels, crossing some doorsteps and some wobbly surfaces or would I better immediately invest in a shockproof flightcase?
    The mixrack always turns up in a shockproof case in the ads, on the other hand, our local importer has its demo model (an IDR-48) in a standard case-on-wheels.

    What with UPS’s. Only needed for highly critical shows?

    Thanks in advance for your opinions.

    Wouter

    PS in my case talking about an IDR-32/laptop setup.

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    Lieven-Dewispelaere
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    Wouter,

    I would definitely get an UPS when using a surface. It’s a live saver.
    We had a show where the lampies took out the differential. My rack and surface kept on going. Using the rack with laptop is less critical because the rack starts passing audio real fast after power up but the surface takes a couple of minutes to start. Both my rack and surface are on the same UPS. process boards don’t like brownouts so an ups is an extra security.

    regards
    Lieven

    T112/IDR48
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Lieven Dewispelaere

    …the rack starts passing audio real fast after power up but the surface takes a couple of minutes to start…


    Thanks, that’s valuable info.
    Btw, saw your rack last week at ASC. Looks nice indeed!

    Wouter

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