Advert Description

I am selling a MARTIN XCITER DMX lighting desk. The new price was over £2000.

Visually the desk is still in very good condition considering it's age. On the back there are a few scratches and the foam of the hand rest has a few traces of use.

It has a huge range of functions, and blows away most modern sub £5,000 desks. There are many effect generators that can be used in parallel, and the way the desk layers scenes is very inspirational. It has a USB connector and you can transfer information to and from a PC. It can save many shows, and overall is probably the most under-rated DMX desk of all time. They are very rare now which is a shame as there is nothing to truly replace it at anywhere near this price.

All functions have been recently tested. Everything is working perfectly with the exception of the centre click on the joystick - this does not work every time. If you want to replace it I can send you a link to an identical joystick which is under £6 including delivery brand new. It is very easy to get to, and a simple job if you are handy with a soldering iron. It has never been an issue for me as I don't need to quickly centre lights, so I never replaced it.

Included is:

The Desk
USB Lamp
Power Cable
Installation CD
Printed User Guide


Length: 483 mm
Width: 265 mm
Height: 120 mm
Weight: 4.7 kg

Control and Programming
Up to 160 cues (1 background scene + 4 simultaneous sequences per cue):
Up to 160 cuelists (automatic shows with go, chase and wait functionality):
Up to 160 presets on all channels:
40 fixtures of max. 40 channels (total 512 physical channels):
20 dimmers of max. 48 channels (total 512 physical channels):
Effect generator with adjustable speed, swing and delay:
16-bit fan control on all channels to create spread-outs:
Relative and absolute control possible over all channels:
16-bit control possible on all channels:
UP to 6 sequences can be cross-faded with cues during playback:
Effect macros (several factory-loaded):
Auto-start of automated displays with lamp-on feature:
Built-in Martin fixture library (other libraries can be uploaded via USB):
Library editor to create custom fixture definitions:
Export / import shows and libraries via USB to PC:
Sequence trigger options: Internal clock, manual, audio (4-band, adjustable levels)
BPM (with record mode)
Sequence options: forward, backward, bounce, random, one-shot freeze, one-shot
Protocol: DMX512

Control / User Interface
Blue backlit LCD display, 2 x 40 characters, to show fader labels (parameters and
Blue backlit LCD display, 4 x 20 characters, to show menus and dialogs:
6 x faders and flash buttons for parameter control and direct access scenes during
Master fader:
Master flashbutton:
Blackout button:
Dim button for direct access to dimmer channels:
Fix button to control fixtures:
Freeze button:
Cue button to launch single cues:
Cuelist button to activate cuelists:
Programmable smoke, strobe, extra 1 and extra 2 buttons:
Soft power button with 2-second switch-off protection:
Pitch fader with center for instant playback speed adjustment:
8 x soft buttons to select items in the display:
ESC and ENTER buttons for menu and dialog control:
8 x page buttons to select cue pages and fixture groups:
Previous and next buttons for single-stepping, data entry, navigation:
20 x general-purpose buttons to select cues, select fixtures and enter data:
Shift key to access secondary functions:
Jog wheel to scroll through lists and input data:
Joystick for pan / tilt control with built-in coarse / fine toggle button:
Pan and tilt exclude buttons:
Home button to send all selected fixtures to home positions:

Table or 19-inch rack (6U) mount:

DMX in: 5-pin locking XLR
DMX out: 3-pin and 5-pin locking XLR
MIDI in / out / thru: Standard MIDI (5-pin DIN)
Audio trigger signal in: 6.3mm (1/4-inch) mono jack
Audio trigger signal level: Line level
PC / uploader: USB
Desk lamp: USB
I2C expansion port: 5-pin DIN
AC power input: 3-pin IEC
AC power: 100-240 V nominal, 50/60 Hz

Additional Information

Advert Type
Private Advert
Second hand

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