Lighting Stand System with Truss
Take your stage equipment on the go and setup anywhere with this Lighting Stand System with Truss from Monoprice!
This trussing system offers easy set-up and high stability for your professional equipment. It can also be used as a mounting system for a large format projector screen. It comes with two tripods that telescope to 12.5 feet, featuring two locking grooved pins. Also included are two T-bars with four mounting points each and two, five foot trusses that securely lock together to create a ten foot wide span, or be used separately. This system is perfect for mobile DJs, bands, or even to use as rentals.
220 lbs Maximum Load
Extends up to 12.5 ft tall
Has 36 different mounting locations
T-bars are 4 ft wide
Spans 10 ft wide using the trusses
Weighs 53 lbs
Tripod base adjustable up to 3.5 ft wide
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|Rating: (3 out of 10)||Reviewer: Gigs from Bedford, VA|
3/3/2014 2:07:30 PM
|OK, not great|
|Pros: The price is right. It's stable, and tall, once you get it together.|
Cons: Cumbersome to assemble. The fasteners used strip VERY easily. The quality of steel in the fasteners is really bad. There is one section that slides into the other section, and the way the shoulder is, it gets wedged in there very easily and is nearly impossible to pull apart again. Some of the holes don't line up very well either.
This was disappointing because usually monoprice mounting hardware is very good quality in my experience. The entire stand is made from butter-soft steel. This wouldn't be too bad if the fasteners they give you weren't also made of mushy soft steel. As I mentioned in the cons, the place where two parts "slip fit" together binds up very easily, and can become nearly impossible to get apart. The design isn't faulty, it's a decent design, it's just the materials used were clearly sub-par. To continue using this thing, I'm going to have to replace all the fasteners and design some sort of collar to keep the slip fit sections from binding together. I'm only using this thing to hold a sign up, I wouldn't trust it with anywhere near the weight that it's "rated" for, that's liable to get someone killed when the ultra-soft steel fails.
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|Rating: (6 out of 10)||Reviewer: Tom from Manteca, CA|
11/21/2013 11:45:31 PM
|Pros: Build Quality for the most part is decent. Seems pretty heavy duty.|
Cons: NO documentation/instructions shipped with the product. Have to go back to the Monoprice website to find them. Holes don't all line up — requires user drilling, possibly compromising the structural integrity.
I was eager to get these put up and hang some lights, so I opened up the box and pulled out all the myriad pieces to this unit. One item immediately appeared to be missing: THE INSTRUCTIONS. I went back to monoprice.com. Fortunately, the instructions are on the product page. Why they wouldn't include a set with the actual product is a bit disappointing.
There are quite a few pieces to this puzzle, and unfortunately, the documentation doesn't label them at all. It will say things like "select truss bar assembly which has a short tube", etc. It would be great if the manufacturer had a legend at the beginning of the instructions (like 95% of all instructions include), that shows a layout of all your parts, as well as the names of them. After spending thirty minutes on the first three steps, I realized I had the parts backwards, and had to start all over.
My only other issue (I have two of these stands, and this happened with both of them) is that the holes between products don't always line up. I've had to drill holes myself in order to get all the T-connectors installed. It would be better if all the holes lined up.
These appear to be strong aluminum stands and overall, the build quality seems high. It is also an amazing value, as I've spent more for just one tripod. With this system, you get 2 tripods and about 10 feet of truss to use.
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