[Opti] CS150 CONTROLStation
[Opti]Kinetics, or [Opti] for short, is a brand that will be familiar to many mobile DJs, especially those who have been in the business for a number of years. The companys Solar 250 projector (recently re-released using an LED light source and reviewed in Pro Mobile Issue 67) was a staple of disco roadshows in the 70s and 80s. [Opti] is also well known for its range of [Opti] Trilite trussing, which is the basis for its latest product one that is squarely aimed at modern mobile DJs the CS150 CONTROLStation.
Based around the [Opti] 100 Trilite trussing series, the CS150 CONTROLStation is a modern, sleek and portable mobile DJ booth that was launched at BPM last year. Thanks to its lightweight aluminium frame, weighing in at less than 40kg in total for the whole system, one person can easily put this booth together in 2 to 3 minutes. It is a well-manufactured product that is very strong and sturdy once assembled, but breaks down into manageable pieces for storage and transportation.
The CS150 offers a main shelf that measures a generous 1540mm wide by 750mm deep, which is positioned at an ideal working height of 940mm. In addition, there is an angled upper shelf - measuring 270mm deep which sits up above the main shelf and is ideal for laptops etc. Across the two shelves there is plenty of space for all of the DJ playback and lighting control hardware and laptops necessary for even the biggest of mobile shows. The shelves themselves are made from a robust polished aluminium material, which is strengthened by a folding technique along all four edges. They slot into position over the aluminium frame snugly, ensuring no movement of the shelves during use.
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The full review can be found in Pro Mobile Issue 71, Pages 84-85.