Feedback on Balcar "Source" Line of power packs for strobes : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I am intersted on feedback from the likes of Ellis Veneer, and others who have experience or knowledge of these packs (Specifically, I am seriously considering jumping into deep waters on a Balcar "Source" 6400 WS power pack from Calumet) for 4x5 and 8x10 studio portraiture.

I am specifically curious why Balcar has discontinued their "Source" Line and moved to a more expensive "Nexus" line. Calumet has 3 Source 6400 WS packs left at "next to new" condition for $2,950 US. They offered me a full one year warranty to go along with it, as oppposed to their customary 30 day on used gear.

Considering that the same watt seconds on their new digital ready, multiple manufacturer flash head resady Nexus line goes for $5,500, I am looking at this as an opportunity to finally get the power I need at a relative bargain.

Need your feedback. Thanks in advance. Andre

-- Andre Noble (, May 24, 2002

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