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So there I was at the BPM show chatting to our good friends at ADJ. We made mention of a project we had just completed in Dublin City centre in The Church, and how we had used WiFly technology because of the protected status of the building and all the other good stuff. Brian from ADJ HQ was listening and 24 hours later I was picking him up in Dublin for a 12 hour unplanned whistle stop tour of the city and the project.

We are very proud of the work we do, and we were delighted to be able to welcome Brian to Dublin and to The Church and to be able to show him how we had used ADJ products to overcome challenges we faced.

Have a look at the article he wrote where he got back and see what we did………

The Church Dublin lit with ADJ

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A word of thanks……

Today I (and Djbox) finally passed a very significant milestone in our progression and development. A few weeks early, and we are absolutely ecstatic. It hasn’t always been easy but it has certainly been fun, interesting and emotional.

I want to thank every person who continues to buy from us and trust us with their orders. I want to thanks our suppliers who entrust us with their brands and products and I finally want to thank my family for their unwavering support!

I am so so proud of what Djbox is and has become and what it stands for. We have come so far so quickly and built a great business and community. I can assure you that we aren’t finished yet and our future has genuinely never looked more positive!

Thank you all and see you soon!!!

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So After Christmas we often get calls people who are having issues with kit. Those issues range from setup difficulties, to software problems, to hardware glitches. At Djbox we offer a free setup service on all hardware we supply and we also have direct contacts into the brands we represent for service and support, however….

This week in the space of 2 days we took 3 calls that should really serve as an eye opener to people in our industry. One was from a customer who had a light that he just received and its not panning correctly, the other was from customer who has a controller thats not behaving right. In ALL cases, they were sourced outside Ireland, in ALL cases the items have no warranty support in Ireland, and in ALL cases the items will now have to be shipped to where they were purchased for service, repair, inspection etc. In many cases the customers warranties are with the dealers they bought from, and those are with the distributors they bought from, something customers don’t always realise. This will leave the customers without their hardware for prolonged periods of time while inspections, repairs etc. take place.

Djbox work hard to offer the best service and support we can. We are not perfect but we are contactable, available and in store 7 days. So, why buy from Djbox?

– Firstly we are contactable and open in store 7 days a week 363 days a year. These people both called us today because they couldn’t contact their supplier

– We have access to our own and manufacture approved service and repair centres and parts supplies for quick turn around times.

– We can talk directly to the manufacturers to sort the best solutions possible in the quickest time possible, repair, replacement, loan unit etc.

– We supply and have relationships with major brands globally

While I don’t know if the outcome would have been different for either of these customers there would have been progress. They could have brought us the items. We could have used our knowledge and experience to look for faults and issues. We could have contacted the manufacturers for assistance and we could have offered some solutions. Instead they are both now stuck, on a Saturday afertnoon with hardware failures ahead of gigs tonight, scrambling more solutions form a supplier they cannot contact.

You’d have to wonder was it worth whatever small saving it is they made?

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As I sit to write this I have realised that I have been lucky enough to be typing these messages for a few years now. Every one has been genuine, and every one has thankfully been positive and hopeful. This year is no different!

Djbox has been very busy this year, and has surpassed our hopes and targets for this year. For this we are truly thankful. We are thankful to each and every person or business who trusts in us for their equipment. We are thankful to anyone who recommends us, sends people our way, or promotes us in any way possible. We work hard to ensure we deliver the best service, support and products possible. We believe we are very good at it, and as our line goes, “We do the things other DJ shops cannot and will not” – we are not perfect, we can and do make mistakes, but we think that when we do we react quickly to resolve these! We work hard, we want your business, and we will do all we can to support you and your business.

2017 has been a very interesting chapter in the Djbox book! With a new shop and showroom and losing a key member of our staff all leading to rebuilding our team and showroom in our new premises! There have been challenges, and decisions that have ultimately led to DJbox being better and stronger, and we look forward into 2018 with huge positivity and excitement. We have exciting plans, huge intentions and visions, and we look forward to your continued support as we continue to build and grow.

Thanks go to all of the people who work every day to make and keep DJbox what it has become and is. Thanks to Scott for all he did during his time with us, he was key to what we did and do, and it will never be forgotten. Thanks to Stephen who is a very important part of the business through his tech support and graphics works, and of course thanks to Sean, the latest confirmed member of our team. Its great to see how quickly he has adapted to a role in the business, and we look forward to having him for a long time to come. To all of our suppliers, industry friends, delivery drivers, brand reps and everyone else, we thank you for your continued support, your assistance in letting us represent you, your brands and products, and we are looking forward to a great 2018!

Finally, and on a personal note, 2018 has been the biggest year of change I have seen since we started DJbox. Scotts departure, coupled with the change in premises all happening at once was challenging to say the least. Coupled with the daily demands of the business, the deliveries and everything else that is “life” it was mayhem! There was a lot going on, and there were a few key people who were there to help. Scott even though he was leaving was a great help during the transition of premises and his departure, Sean for all he did in helping us get setup and moved, Dara who spent time with us during and after the move, and to everyone else who lent a hand, van or spared time to help, I will be forever grateful. Of course, my family, who somehow still put up with the late hours, the phone calls late at night, the cable and fog fluid deliveries and everything that comes with Djbox…. there are few words to express my thanks and feelings for your support but I am thankful everyday for what you do for me, as we continue to grow our business!

So 2017, what a year and definitely one that I will not forget, the year that so much changed, and so much happened! If 2017 was even a small indication of what 2018 holds, then I cannot wait to get started!

Wishing you, your friends and families a very happy, and safe 2018!

Best Wishes
Mark/DJbox.ie

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It’s that time of year, where we get calls, messages and emails looking for pricing of kit as presents for Christmas. More often than not the people making the enquiries are making them on behalf of a son, daughter or grandchild, and they have no understanding of the equipment, how it works or what they need. That’s ok, that’s why we are here, to help, to offer advise and to offer support.

However, then comes the inevitable “but it’s cheaper online”. Yes it is, like most products and services, if you look hard enough you will find a cheaper price, however cheaper is not always better. While we do understand that the sale is that of a product, the value in what we offer is often worth the small price difference between the Djbox price and the online cheapest price. Let me explain why.

1 – This is Djbox – this is Djbox, Irelands premier space for the demonstration and purchase of DJ related sound and lighting products. Custom designed and built with the leading products from leading brands on demonstration and display for our customers. We ARE NOT a box shifting warehouse, nor are do we order kit as needed. We carry stock and offer demonstration facilities.

Djbox Cookstown

2 – Main dealer – We are a MAIN DEALER for our industries leading brands and offer all of the support, service and after care that involves. We purchase directly from leading brands and have direct access to their sales, service and support teams if needed.

3 – Staff – We have an in store staff that are able to offer you advise and service leading up to your purchase. Our staff will discuss key factors with you like your budget, your needs and your aspirations before making a recommendation on the kit you should buy.

4 – We sell DJ equipment – DJbox sells DJ equipment, it’s our passion, it’s what we do and we do it very well. We know the products, the people, the kit and we can offer you the best solution to suit your needs.

5 – FREE setup service – we offer a free setup service to all of our customers. If you purchase your kit from us we will set it up in store for you meaning that you have no issues or worries after you buy your kit.

6 – Service & Support – as a main dealer for leading bands we have direct access to the service and support departments of the brands we sell. This gives us the best opportunity and ability to offer you a quick and speedy service and a timely resolution. We are also available by phone 24/7/365, and yes we do get calls Christmas Day!

Summary

So, when a large box shifting supplier are 20 or 30 Euro cheaper, please consider the above, please ask yourself, is the lack of local service and support worth it, is the ability to demo and see the kit before hand worth it, is having someone who is willing and able to help you worth it!

The above are just some of the reasons why we may be a little more expensive than the online options you are seeing. All of the above carry a cost, whether that is the premises, staff, utilities, stock, or the van or one of many more.

Djbox may not be the cheapest option you find, but we will offer you service and support that other suppliers will not. Our offer to you is the best service and support possible with very competitive pricing, whether it is online or in store, DJbox offers a great value solution this Christmas!

Djbox – Doing the things other DJ shops cannot and will not!

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Our shop and showroom in Cookstown, Tallaght offer the very best sound and lighting demonstration facilities for DJs and bands! As well as facilitating demonstrations, we also offer other value added services that are of benefit to our customers. For instance….. take yesterday…..

A customer was interested in the ADJ Inno pocket Z4 LED Wash. He wanted to ensure they would be functional with his Chamsys control system in time for Christmas shows. We invited the customer into the shop, setup a fixture, and gave him the time he needed to patch the light to his Chamsys and test it.

Testing the ADJ Z4 with Chamsys

Nowhere else in Ireland could a customer access these kind of facilities. He had everything he needed from fixtures to cables to power and even coffee! These are the services and support we offer customers and potential customers. These are the things we do that other DJ shops cannot and will not, and these are the reasons why it is always better to shop local and support local dealers where possible!

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Velocity Academy in Edenderry has just opened!

Velocity Academy Edenderry

Best of luck to Jay and Claire as the launch the new Velocity in Edenderry. Velocity Academy in Edenderry is a brand new custom fit out of a large commercial space in the heart of Edenderry. Just opened, this awesome new facility will cater for all of your health, fitness, training and even Boogie Bounce needs.

Velocity Academy Boogie Bounce Edenderry

Djbox were first contacted to help Claire with the supply of sound and lighting equipment for their new Boogie Bounce venture. Once the new premises had been secured we were invited down for a sneak peek and asked about providing a background audio system.

With the diverse nature of the activities offered in the space it was important to ensure that the sound system is flexible in its design and implementation. There is a downstairs weights and training area, and a large upstairs section full of mats (that terrified Mark) for MMA and martial arts training. These 2 areas are independently controlled allowing for the volumes to be tweaked to suit the activities in the space. Audio playback is managed from an American Audio Media operator BT. This clever little unit allows for audio playback from USB and SD sources as we as via bluetooth, an aux in and 4 line inputs! Its a seriously clever little unit making it perfect for spaces like this. The system is simple, functional and reliable allowing the staff and management to quickly and easily manage the audio in the whole venue.

DJbox were proud and pleased to have been chosen as the suppliers of equipment to this venue, and we wish Jay and Claire all the very best in their new future.

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Unit 1 is open, launched and all systems are go! Last night we unveiled our NEW Showroom and shop facility at 1 Cooktown Enterprise Park in Tallaght.

Djbox Cookstown

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to come and see us and to be there for our launch event. I also want to thank the suppliers who supported us with the launch event, and who took the time to attend. In particular I want to thank Kris, Andy, Ian and the whole ADJ team, and Richard, Hannah, Vicki and the guys at Numark, Denon, Alto, Akai and Alesis. I also want to thank Noel and Martin from Pioneer for our excellent in store Pioneer demo station. We are very fortunate to work with great brands and people and we look forward to this being the case for many years to come.

A few people were key to making yesterday happen and they deserve a huge thanks too. Stephen, Sean, Dara, Gavin, Gregg and Andrew, thank you all so so much!

The opening of Unit 1 was bitter sweet for me personally. The sweet….. when everyone had left, and I collapsed onto the floor and looked at what WE had created and achieved I couldn’t but help to be so amazingly proud of what we have built and become in such a relatively short period of time. Then, there is the bitter, the WE…. we are soon to be no more. We, will become I, and I will start to build a new team to lead DJbox into the future. As you will know by now, Scott my brother, my right hand man, my go to guy has decided it’s a time for new challenges.

As I left Unit 1 last night, I felt so many things. Grateful, for the opportunity to work alongside my brother, amazed, at what we have created in such a short space of time, sad, that he has decided to leave us, excited for whatever the future might hold for us both, and humbled. Humbled by the fact that so many people turn to DJbox each and every day, that we have become your chosen supplier, that you trust our advise and guidance, and that you choose to spend your money with us! So many of you are so much more than customers to us and I’m thankful everyday for what my work brings!

Thankful is the overwhelming feeling that covers how I felt when I stood in our new showroom last night in DJbox. Thankful for what it lets me do every day, for the people it lets me do it with, and for the support everyone has given us. Unit 1 has come to be because of all of you, our customers and our suppliers, and for that I am thankful.

Here’s to the future and the continued success of us all!

Mark/Djbox.ie

You can find us HERE if you want to come and checkout the new showroom!

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Djbox recently had the pleasure of supplying a complete professional sound and lighting solution to the Headford Arms RistoPub in Galway.

The Headford Arms RistoPub Exterior

Antonio called into DJbox looking for some advise in regards to quality professional sound and lighting equipment for his stunning Galway venue. With a focus on quality and clarity we listened to all he wanted and set about putting together some options.

Having carried out some audio system demonstrations, there was a clear winner in Antonios mind… the Yamha DXR. The power, performance, clarity and 7 year warranty put them out in front of the other options and we had a speaker solution sorted. Finally we added a Yamaha MG10XU console to manage signal inputs for DJs, live performances and events, and the audio requirements were sorted with a high quality, branded, professional system from Yamaha.

Lighting! The brief…..striking, effective, but discreet and something that would fit into the ambience of the venue. We looked at pars, bars, washes, effects, beams, movers, lasers and all sorts of options. We looked at uplighting, downlighting and all sorts of configurations, and considered all options. Having looked at a number of possibilities we came up with a solution that will offer wash to the wall/floor areas of the venue and cover the “dance” area with multiple beams of effect lighting… and what a solution. Ticking all of the boxes for the customer and the venue, ADJ Mini Dekkers (a DJbox favourite), ADJ vPar Paks, and a fogger. A system giving wash, beams and great coverage at an incredible package price!

The Headford Arms RistoPub Bar

The Headford have invested in quality professional audio and lighting equipment to ensure they deliver the best experience possible to their customers. This kit will stand the test of time, give them many years of enjoyment, and is a great solution for their venue.

We wish Antonio and his team all the very best for the future and look forward to seeing the results soon – Get over and give their FACEBOOK PAGE a LIKE

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Djbox have recently completed the installation of a new intelligent lighting system in the Cellar Bar in The Church Dublin. Having recently upgraded the lighting in the main bar area, we were delighted to be asked back to help with the Cellar bar.

The Church Dublin new lighting

The Cellar Bar at The Church Dublin new lighting

The Cellar bar lies beneath a historic Church in Dublin City centre, where many moons ago Arthur Guinness got married. As a multi function space used for meals, late bar, events, launches and more, the lighting installation had to be discreet but effective. Having met with the management team to discuss their needs we set about designing something we knew would deliver on their desires.

Given the multi function nature of the space we felt it was important to use a mixture of wash and spot fixtures. This would allow for colour washing certain areas for live performances or speeches, whilst still maintaining dynamics and shapes on the “dance” space when required. We opted to installed a split system of 3 x wash fixtures and 3 x profiles to replace the existing, and well used, scanners. Given our success with ADJ in the main bar it made sense to continue to use the brand into this space. The design spec was:

3no x ADJ Inno Z4 wash

3no x ADJ Inno pocket spots

1no. x ADJ NE1 DMX Controller

This design not only fills the brief but matches the requirements of being compact and discreet. When the staff in the venue saw the size of the fixtures there were initial concerns about the power and output of the fixtures. However, after 1 weekends operation it became clear that the lighting was more than powerful enough, and in fact the master dimmer on the NE1 was set to around 50% to keep the mood in the venue right for late bar activities.

The Church is a historic venue and DJbox have now replaced all of their entertainment fixtures in the key areas for ADJ lighting. This has a number of benefits for the venue. The new LED fixtures being installed do not require lamp replacement ensuring a cost offer the older discharge fittings that were in place. The new LED fittings are also far more energy efficient resulting in lower operating costs per light for the venue. We estimate that we have reduced the energy consumption in these 2 areas of those venue from 1050 watts to 505 watts – and thats assuming ALL of the Z4 washes are all on 100% which they are not.

If you have a venue or entertainment space and you want to make your installation more efficient or just freshen it up then please contact DJbox now!