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Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller  

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The Chauvet Obey 70 is a universal DMX-512 lighting controller that can manage up to 12 intelligent lights with up to 32 channels each, for a total of 384 DMX channels. The Obey 70 gives you control o... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Chauvet Obey 70 is a universal DMX-512 lighting controller that can manage up to 12 intelligent lights with up to 32 channels each, for a total of 384 DMX channels. The Obey 70 gives you control over 30 banks of 8 scenes for 240 scenes total, 6 sets of chases containing 240 scenes, program fade and speed time into each step, reversible sliders, assignable, pressure-sensitive joystick, re-assignable channels, fog & strobe control, and the sequential linking of chases. MIDI compatible, the Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller works on beat activation, tap-sync, and auto run and fits into a 3-space rack mount.

Features
  • Universal DMX-512 controller
  • Controls up to 12 intelligent lights of up to 32 channels each
  • 384 DMX channels of control
  • 30 banks of 8 scenes, 240 scenes max.
  • 6 sets of chases containing 240 scenes each
  • Program fade and speed time into each step
  • Reversible sliders
  • Re-assignable channels
  • Sequential linking of chases
  • Assignable pressure-sensitive joystick
  • Fox and strobe control buttons
  • Grab any fixture on the fly
  • Beat activation, tap sync, and auto run
  • Polarity selector
  • 4-space (2U) rack mount
Specifications
  • Power: DC 12V 500mA 115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz
    Weight: 5.5lb.
    Dimension: 19"W x 7"H x 2.8"D
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
All DMX products - 2 year limited warranty.
Special Effects controllers and fixtures - 1 year limited warranty.
"NV" products - 3 months limited warranty.
(All warranties are in effective from date of purchase.) No warranty on lamps, laser diodes, fuses, brushes, and belts.


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ChauvetObey 70 DMX Lighting Controller
 
3.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Obey 70 can control an entire show

Obey 70 by Chauvet is a good mix of economy, power, and ease of use. I have used the Obey 70 for three years to control an entire mobile DMX show containing 8...Read complete review

Obey 70 by Chauvet is a good mix of economy, power, and ease of use. I have used the Obey 70 for three years to control an entire mobile DMX show containing 8 PAR64s by different manufacturers, ELAN, Nucleus, fog machine, four scanners and two moving heads. The channel assignment and reverse feature saved countless hours of programming required by Elation competitors. Programming is made easy because you can assign channels and reverse them to get the entire show in sync. Midi is great feature, as this adds power for frequency control. Overall, a great product. Master dim is the only missing feature, but switching back to manual allows an effective work-around for this problem. Biggest setup hassle was the 32-bit channel offset in spite of light capabilities, so use your manual. I would recommend it for mobile and club use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good and Bad

For the money, this is a very efficient/effective controller. Some of the comments here indicate a lack of channels for the 384 DMX, but channels 16/32 are in the joystick and...Read complete review

For the money, this is a very efficient/effective controller. Some of the comments here indicate a lack of channels for the 384 DMX, but channels 16/32 are in the joystick and yes, they are re-assignable to other needed channels for specific moving head lights.

Programming is very easy and the manual does a decent job of walking the user through basic operations. The manual could have spent more time covering details and going over troubleshooting issues. For example, I do not know if my controller is supposed to automatically cycle out of a selected chase or if there is a means to make that selected chase repeat.

I have come across other problems in that the unit will not go back to "Manual Scene" mode without a re-boot. This is very problematic and is likely a flaw in my unit or in the general programming of it.

Beside these issues, for the working musician, none of these units seem to have a remote foot-switch control. I would say that the first manufacturer who comes up with this will bust open the gates of DMX use for the weekend warrior musician on a budget who is not into sequencing with MIDI controllers. There is a huge market out here for that application and to think this has not been accomplished yet is amazing and I would be happy to help in that design.

Another design suggestion would be to make an applicable rack box for this unit. I took a 19" tool box and adapted it to screw atop a mic stand for ease of access on stage. Now the item can safely be stored in the equipment trailer and quickly set up for use on the stage.

With these criticisms, I would still reccomend this item for the control of DMX devices. Most negative comments heard about free form/uncontrolled lights by DJ's and bands could easily be harnessed by this unit. With 12 separate items controlled, the user will substantially enhance the appearance of their act.

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2.0

3rd times a charm

By jbrittersound

from Tallahassee's own #jbrittersound

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller:

      After two in a row that showed up bad, one with a missing joy stick the next not functioning properly, my third one is doing its job. I called Chavet and got an inexperienced person who tried to tell me, "they all do that". Even after explaining my experience with the board and my experience in the industry, she blew me off. I will never buy another product from them.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Chauvet obey 70

      By KPSOUND

      from Plantsville ,CT

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Efficient

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller:

        Great for the money

         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By nate10

        from California

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller:

          The manual sucks. With a little on-line tutorial it works great. Each scene has 30 banks, so thirty scenes per scene channel. Eight channels in all. Not to mention you can program your own chase scenes from all the different banks. Just do not forget which scene and bank you are on when programming. Before you start, just program each light with DMX address from manual. Twenty four lights with the A/B channel. Good luck and have funnnnn!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Modestly Good Controller.

          By Zachary

          from Kansas City Missouri

          Site Member

          Comments about Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller:

          Although I had issues in the beginning figuring out how to use some of the features, it soon became easy to use after learning that the dimmer switch labeled 7 turned DMX on for the lights. Learning that was the key to the machine pretty much. Great lighting controller to move into from some of the smaller models and has allowed our business to grow not only in what we can do with the lights but with the amount we can have as well. Feels very sturdy being made out of metal although the keys are plastic, but considering the price its well worth it to advance to this option. Will take a while to out grow this if that is an issue for some people. Another great thing about this option is that its portable and offers the user various amounts of creativity that can be easily saved to a scene and then a chase if desired.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Chauvet lighting controllers are sub-par

          By D.j. Evo

          from Springfield, IL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Inefficient

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller:

            If multiple lights are being used, a data stream must be purchased. The signal from the obey 70 is weak.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            They get the job done... When they work.

            By D.j. Evo

            from Springfield, IL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheaper Than Others

            Cons

            • Didn't Work

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller:

            I've ordered 5 chauvet lighting controllers in my life, 3 of the 5 have either not worked or I had problems with them within 4 months.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            One mostly unknown caveat

            By Yoberdob

            from St. Louis

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Operation Detail

            Cons

            • Unpublished By Chauvet

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller:

            Chauvet should consider placing on/off LED's on the Chase buttons of this unit. The function of the Chase buttons are on/off. You have to push the button to invoke the chase then you have to push it again to turn it off. If you do not turn all chases off, the controller will not release back to Manual Scene mode without a reboot. It will also toggle (during chase operation) to all of the chases that are on (and likely unknown to be on) by the user. Chauvet does not put this operation detail in the manual and the issues presented gave the impression that the unit was defective.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good and Bad

            By Yoberdob

            from St. Louis

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy to use

            Cons

            • Does Not Stay With Single

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller:

            For the money, this is a very efficient/effective controller. Some of the comments here indicate a lack of channels for the 384 DMX, but channels 16/32 are in the joystick and yes, they are re-assignable to other needed channels for specific moving head lights.

            Programming is very easy and the manual does a decent job of walking the user through basic operations. The manual could have spent more time covering details and going over troubleshooting issues. For example, I do not know if my controller is supposed to automatically cycle out of a selected chase or if there is a means to make that selected chase repeat.

            I have come across other problems in that the unit will not go back to "Manual Scene" mode without a re-boot. This is very problematic and is likely a flaw in my unit or in the general programming of it.

            Beside these issues, for the working musician, none of these units seem to have a remote foot-switch control. I would say that the first manufacturer who comes up with this will bust open the gates of DMX use for the weekend warrior musician on a budget who is not into sequencing with MIDI controllers. There is a huge market out here for that application and to think this has not been accomplished yet is amazing and I would be happy to help in that design.

            Another design suggestion would be to make an applicable rack box for this unit. I took a 19" tool box and adapted it to screw atop a mic stand for ease of access on stage. Now the item can safely be stored in the equipment trailer and quickly set up for use on the stage.

            With these criticisms, I would still reccomend this item for the control of DMX devices. Most negative comments heard about free form/uncontrolled lights by DJ's and bands could easily be harnessed by this unit. With 12 separate items controlled, the user will substantially enhance the appearance of their act.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Support difficult

            By Blast Strat

            from Midwest

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller:

                The Obey 70 worked for a few months then one Sunday the faders did not work as assigned. Did a hard reset and still could not get lights to respond to the faders. Been with Chauvet Tech Support playing phone tag for a month trying to get it returned for repair as it is still under warranty, but they continue to have me try different things. I understand where they are coming from, but each time I try something, I get the same results on the board, and it has became insanity. This was a time when I needed it the most and still on my bench. With this in mind, I would not recommend this controller unless purchased where I could return to a store and not have to deal with Chauvet directly as you will need to take vacation days off to deal with them.....

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not Good

                By nick

                from Honolulu, Hi

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Cheap

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Chauvet Obey 70 DMX Lighting Controller:

                    After using the board for about five months, only once a week. It stopped working, the backlight display stopped working and the strobe button stopped working. Overall, cheap.

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