Posted 30 July 2007 - 07:18 PM
Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:03 PM
They sell to professional electricians, and carry a lot more items than a big box home improvement store. 1K and 2K dimmers are a much lower volume item than the typical 600 Watt household dimmer, so be prepared for much higher prices, like ten times or so.
Posted 31 July 2007 - 06:31 PM
Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:48 PM
Posted 01 August 2007 - 11:52 AM
The Shadowmakers are marvelous boxes for all sorts of very nice flicker effects, but I rent those rather than buy them.
Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:18 PM
Posted 01 August 2007 - 02:30 PM
As a rental, MagaicGadget's Shadowmaker is a great idea but to purchase, it's expensive. A 1K and 2K Variacs costs about $60 and $100, respectively. MagicGadget costs from $400 to $1300 depending on which version you get. It's true you can do so much more and if you have the money, it's a significantly better utility to have but you have to have the money.
I agree....variacs are definitely the way to go on a beginners budget. Or you can always make them...