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Duet / Duet 2  (1978-1984)
Strand


Duet

48, 60, 62, 120 max channels
The table-top console for up to 120 channels with up to 199 fast-access CMOS memories. The keyboard provides advanced channel, channel sequence and memory group selection for fingertip control by Strand fader wheel or direct entry of intensity levels.
There are two playbacks controlled by a dipless crossfader, split to give separate control of increasing and decreasing intensities, and also a sophisticated timed playback for autofades at recorded fade times in any prerecorded cue sequence. The free-standing VDU Mimic shows the intensity levels of all channels in precise detail and the state/content of all master functions. Optional peripherals include Floppy Disc Unit for bulk/repertoire memory storage, recordable 2-preset fader wing, and hand-held Rigger's unit.
Analogue output only (0 to -10V)

Followed by the Satellite, Octet, and replaced by the Gemini.

The 216th Duet was installed at Buxton Opera House in 1981, in one of the circle boxes stage right, replacing a Strand Bracket Handle board which was installed in 1938 (see Duet At A Spa article).

Related Venues:

See also:


Documents


Duet - Program Description 
[12.32Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Setup Notes 
[1.81Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Brochure (1978)
[12.1Mb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Duet Maintenance - Circuit Descriptions (March 1978)
[19.11Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - Front Panel (May 1978)
[650kb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - LED Mimic (May 1978)
[4.56Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - VDU Wiring (May 1978)
[623kb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - Motherboard (May 1978)
[4.16Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - Interface Cards (June 1978)
[8.27Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - Pin Patch (August 1978)
[2.28Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - Cables (1979)
[4.6Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - Fader Wing Wiring (January 1979)
[5.34Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - Floppy Disc (February 1979)
[2.86Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - Block Schematic (April 1979)
[723kb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - Submaster Panel (May 1979)
[3.08Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet Maintenance - Connection Cable (June 1979)
[1.47Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet 2 Brochure (1980)
From Jim Laws Collection

1980 Stage Lighting - page 3 (February 1980)
From Roger Fox Collection

250th Duet Special Offer (1981)
[700kb PDF]
From Jim Laws Collection

Duet Maintenance - Effects Panel (August 1981)
[2.52Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Duet 2 Brochure (November 1982)
[3Mb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Duet Maintenance - Memory Test (German) (March 1983)
[2.26Mb PDF]
From David Bertenshaw Collection

Memory Lighting Control Systems 1967-1985 (June 1985)
[757kb PDF]
From Jim Laws Collection

Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection


Duet  (1978)
From Backstage Heritage Collection

Duet 2 Console  
From The NEET Collection

Duet 2 Effects Wing & Pin Patch  
From The NEET Collection

Duet 2 Fader Wing & Connection Cables  
120 way Duet 2 manual fader wing
From The NEET Collection

Duet Fader Wing  
From Backstage Heritage Collection

Catalogue & Journal Entries for Duet / Duet 2 in the Backstage Heritage Collection


Lighting by the Book (Cue - 1979)

Microprocessing a Georgian Theatre (Cue - 1980)

Product News - Memoria 80 (Cue - 1980)

Farewell Old Friend (TABS - 1981)

Duet At A Spa (TABS - 1981)

Derngate Civic Centre (TABS - 1984)

Back to Control - Memory (Strand)


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