Facades

steve149

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Sep 26, 2011
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Ruben Mora

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Dec 10, 2006
53
Sacramento, CA
Not sure if they have different models, but the aluminum one with white scrim seems to have a good number of positive reviews on Amazon. Only issue is they don't sell replacement scrim panels, so you'd need to make your own if damaged .. https://www.amazon.com/Rockville-RFAAW-Facade-Weight-Travel/dp/B0732M8CG1
I called them and they do now sell the scrims separately. I like it because it’s lit weight. Just don’t know if they are built sturdy. Thanks Steve
 
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djtaso

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I've had one similar to this, not the exact one, but similar in terms of material... specifically in terms of spandex and lightweight framing. If you do any events where you're close to the dancefloor and exposed to being bumped and hit... this facade will not act as much of a barrier. I remember people resting their hands on it and the facade sliding or tipping one way or the other, and people dancing and as they were moving backwards, practically walking right through the facade and into my actual equipment since its so light and offers no resistance like a heavier facade would. There's also the downside of spilled drinks splattering on the floor and drops of liquid staining the spandex... or worse... spilling on the spandex directly.

I enjoyed it because it was cheap and lightweight... but and diffused the upliughting well.. but it offered minimal protection, and as a result got rid of it.

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steve149

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Sep 26, 2011
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Prospect, CT

Ruben Mora

DJ/Comdian
Dec 10, 2006
53
Sacramento, CA
I've had one similar to this, not the exact one, but similar in terms of material... specifically in terms of spandex and lightweight framing. If you do any events where you're close to the dancefloor and exposed to being bumped and hit... this facade will not act as much of a barrier. I remember people resting their hands on it and the facade sliding or tipping one way or the other, and people dancing and as they were moving backwards, practically walking right through the facade and into my actual equipment since its so light and offers no resistance like a heavier facade would. There's also the downside of spilled drinks splattering on the floor and drops of liquid staining the spandex... or worse... spilling on the spandex directly.

I enjoyed it because it was cheap and lightweight... but and diffused the upliughting well.. but it offered minimal protection, and as a result got rid of it.

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Making me think. What facade are you using?
 

djcrazychris

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ive never been a fan of that one for some reason.... anytime i notice that a company cannot get the wrinkles out for the actual product photo then good luck getting them out in reality....

Ive seen that one in use in gig logs...and it looks like the dj is inside of a bad spandex speaker cover

plus if im spending 500 dollars...im getting a dragon front board

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DJ Bobcat

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Nov 8, 2014
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Oklahoma City
I like the Rockville. The price sure is good. If you’re using a big table, I guess you need a big facade like that. My setup is small... only 30” wide, so a big facade like that would just take up a lot of space. I used to use a 4 foot table, but found it limited my ability to set up in some venues where space was limited, which is why I went to the 30” wide table. I like the size, but if you’re the kind of DJ who wants to have a presence, a big facade and setup would work well. Here’s a pic of my 36” wide Floating Facade, which attaches to my rack system (Large System) or the table on which my Small System sits.



You can’t buy one though. This is home made. I’m looking to move to a podium style system that requires NO facade. Having a compact setup like mine will make it an easy transition.
 
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Ruben Mora

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ive never been a fan of that one for some reason.... anytime i notice that a company cannot get the wrinkles out for the actual product photo then good luck getting them out in reality....

Ive seen that one in use in gig logs...and it looks like the dj is inside of a bad spandex speaker cover

plus if im spending 500 dollars...im getting a dragon front board

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The Dragon Facades look incredible!
 

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Albatross

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Sep 7, 2016
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Have to admit, that is tough looking. How much does it weigh? How do you protect it while travelling? How much does it cost?
It was $900 including the two cases/bags that I got from them. The weight is substantial, but I don't have a specific number on it. The two bigger components together are probably 40-50 pounds. And the smaller bag that holds the sides is probably 25.
 
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djcrazychris

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BTW, how sturdy is that Dragon Board? I have a substantial number of my gigs that are on dirt/grass and wondering if it's going to hold up or get holes punched into it by sticks/rocks. Your thoughts?
not sure about Ross' ...given the material its made of i wouldnt risk it... im sure its sturdy enough tho... i personally would buy a cheap one for grass/dirt and keep the dragonboard for indoor stuff...simply because of the pricetag...easier to replace a 150 dollar facade..

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Albatross

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Sep 7, 2016
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BTW, how sturdy is that Dragon Board? I have a substantial number of my gigs that are on dirt/grass and wondering if it's going to hold up or get holes punched into it by sticks/rocks. Your thoughts?
The covering is marine vinyl. So they are made to withstand abuse. but it's still a fabric, so if you jam something sharp into it you'll end up with a tear. I do plenty of concrete floors, vineyards, etc. and I don't worry about it much.