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Ryan1776

WS MC1 and Shadow Caster Distribution Box

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I think this could have gone in this forum or the audio. So I'll throw it here. 
I have a new MC1 installed. I have since realized 75% of my Rockfords are pretty much junk and am considering speakers with RGB. 
It looks like the Shadow Caster box are 4 zone channel. But of course I have 8 speakers. 
I know I can pair up speakers to a single channel, my question is- what speaker(s) would you pair together? 

Would you do both bows on one, both walk ways on one 2 forward cabin on one and 2 rear cabin on one?  Or split them left and right? Or non of this? I really don't want to buy 2 of these power blocks. 

How are these typically connected?

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With 4 zones, you have lots of options. What about a future woofer and/or tower zone? This leaves you 2 for interior. IF using all 4 for interior, it depends on how busy you wanted the light show to be. Id consider using 2 zones and do a left and right. All left on one chnls and all rights on 2nd. Or 3 zone = 4 main cabin on one, walkway on 2nd, bow on 3rd. 

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Just now, MLA said:

With 4 zones, you have lots of options. What about a future woofer and/or tower zone? This leaves you 2 for interior. IF using all 4 for interior, it depends on how busy you wanted the light show to be. Id consider using 2 zones and do a left and right. All left on one chnls and all rights on 2nd. Or 3 zone = 4 main cabin on one, walkway on 2nd, bow on 3rd. 

Got it OK! That makes sense. I guess I didn't know how/if each speaker had their own zone. I guess thinking about it, you really don't need too. 

Thanks man. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shadow-Caster-Power-Distribution-Box/192642684237

Is this the same as the one with "wetsounds" badging? Looks like a 6 channel.... But I don't know if the MC-1 will support 6? I guess I really don't know much about it at all! :lol::oops:

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be careful. There is a difference between "chnl" and "zone". Zone typically indicates its output can be separately controlled from other zones. Chnl can mean its just a separate power output, so to divide the lighting load across the unit. If you want zone control through your MC-1, you need to make sure you are choosing the correct compatible RGB zone controller interface. 

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17 minutes ago, MLA said:

be careful. There is a difference between "chnl" and "zone". Zone typically indicates its output can be separately controlled from other zones. Chnl can mean its just a separate power output, so to divide the lighting load across the unit. If you want zone control through your MC-1, you need to make sure you are choosing the correct compatible RGB zone controller interface. 

Alright. Good point. 

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