Elinchrom general/service question

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anotherMike
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Elinchrom general/service question
Mar 3, 2013

I normally don't post here, but...

I'm a (very satisfied) Dynalite user - over 14 years on a pair of packs and a monolight and only one service needed in that time, back in 2010, and I've easily got half a million hard frames on them. But I like some other brands light modifiers, so I was experimenting with an Elinchrom 500 BXRI and after only about 3 months, it's blown up on me (and I didn't even push it hard), giving me just a clicking/buzzing sound when I try to trigger the flash intermittently now, only firing perhaps 1 out of 4 times via any method (sync, wizards, or slave). So off to warranty service it goes - anyone out there have any comments (positive or negative) about what I might experience with Elinchrom service? Love their light modifiers so far, but not that impressed obviously with their units reliability at this point... Wondering if I should have tried something in their newer "Style" series, perhaps it's better made?

-m

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