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I got a Dreadnaught II yesterday....and it's really a beauty. 2 Things
The remote trigger...I'm having trouble getting it to turn off or on correctly with the Casablanca. All the triggers on the Casa are on, DC.
I see a place for 2 triggers on the back of the Dreadnaught: remote, and surround. Do I need 2 mono plugs, for the stereo and surround channels?


Also...this thing runs HOT. I have it on it's own amp stand....nothing on top of it....and it's hot to the touch, toward the rear....even in Standby...
is that normal?
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I got a Dreadnaught II yesterday....and it's really a beauty. 2 Things
The remote trigger...I'm having trouble getting it to turn off or on correctly with the Casablanca. All the triggers on the Casa are on, DC.
I see a place for 2 triggers on the back of the Dreadnaught: remote, and surround. Do I need 2 mono plugs, for the stereo and surround channels?


Also...this thing runs HOT. I have it on it's own amp stand....nothing on top of it....and it's hot to the touch, toward the rear....even in Standby...
is that normal?

Hi there,

My Dreadnaught II gets very warm too; it's normal in my experience smile.gif. Along with my plasma screen it goes a long way to heating my tiny room up. Once I get the room fully insulated, I won't need to put the heating on at all wink.gif. I think the amp still draws considerable power in standby (120w IIRC).
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The Dread do run warm/hot. Not really an issue unless you're bothered by the heat.

The triggers are pulse triggers, not constant DC. There is a fix for it, but I cannot remember it at the moment. I have had a dread in a while. It's some sort of Xantech box that does a pulse/constant conversion. It sounds complicated, but once I made the piece, it was rather simple.

Make sure the Casablanca sends a pulse trigger signal, otherwise you need the "conversion" box.

On the surround/stereo issue, there are switches for each channel to assign the module to the appropriate bus.

I seem to remember a mono cable might not work...but I cannot remember.
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Originally Posted by dancjodanc View Post

I got a Dreadnaught II yesterday....and it's really a beauty. 2 Things
The remote trigger...I'm having trouble getting it to turn off or on correctly with the Casablanca. All the triggers on the Casa are on, DC.
I see a place for 2 triggers on the back of the Dreadnaught: remote, and surround. Do I need 2 mono plugs, for the stereo and surround channels?

Not sure what problem is, but in case this might be: In the back of the Casablanca, there are 4 remote trigger jacks; you are using one of the lower ones with numeric label 1, 2, or 3, and **NOT** the top one, with the label "Remote Power" right?

The top jack that's labeled "Remote Power" is triggered by "Remote" button on the Remote Control or front CB panel.

As someone mentioned above, you also could set up whether each CB jack outputs 12V pulse or 12V DC, under "Setup" then "Global" then "Remote Power." You could also set up the pulse width and time delay of trigger. This is on page 76 of the non-indexed tongue.gif Theta manual. Hope this helps.
Edited by cannga - 11/5/13 at 7:46pm
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