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by cerbpyro
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1110
Views: 259281

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

This past Wednesday, I went and met the high school band director that I will be student teaching with this fall. I also toured the school with the principal, and then the HS band teacher and I went about a half mile down the road to meet the director at the feeder middle school. The high school sy...
by cerbpyro
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?

I just came across some Pyrotronics-branded Electro Vox components on eBay. Unlike the parts featured in the photos I previously posted, these Pyrotronics-branded parts are all black and feature some very slight differences with respect to the indicators and controls. Here are a few of the componen...
by cerbpyro
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?

Concerning the Electro-Vox rebranding and buy-out, I've personally never seen any documentation to back it up. I've never heard of Electro-Vox, actually. Were they exclusive to Canada?? It would make sense though, especially given the pictures here. I wonder if that Electro-Vox panel is what ultima...
by cerbpyro
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?
Replies: 31
Views: 2255

Re: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?

Here's a video of MC-series horn/strobes. It's nearly impossible to hear the Vibratone that's used as a door alarm. Also note how almost everyone left - probably because of how loud those horn/strobes are. Ohhhh, the memories of so many middle school fire drills just flooded into my mind. The media...
by cerbpyro
Sun May 31, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?
Replies: 31
Views: 2255

Re: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?

The worst/loudest horn I've ever heard, with only a Vibration 350 and a SpectrAlert Advance coming close, was a Cerberus Pyrotronics MC-S17-F. My middle school has eight of them scattered throughout the office/media building complementing the original three Wheelock 34 horns, and DEAR. LORD. They dr...
by cerbpyro
Sun May 31, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?

A shopping center near my house has an MXLV system (installed in the mid-to-late 1990s) which can be heard in this video . The slow whoop tone from the Wilderness Lodge video is almost identical to the tone used at this shopping center, albeit slightly raspier. This leads me to believe that it coul...
by cerbpyro
Sun May 31, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Obscure FACPs anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Obscure FACPs anyone?

Pyrotronics offered a conventional panel known as the 3024 in the 1980s. It's cabinet matched the styling of the XL3 addressable panels. I assume it was the predecessor to the CP-400 series and offered as a lower-cost alternative to the System3 for small jobs. The only reason I know it exists is be...
by cerbpyro
Sun May 31, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?

The first standalone voice system that I know of was the CPV-90, which was introduced sometime in the mid-late 1980s and sold alongside the System 3, 3000 Series Conventional Panels (RARE AF) and INS platforms until the VoiceCom systems launched alongside the IXL, PXL, and SXL platforms in 1992-199...
by cerbpyro
Sat May 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?

There were also what looked like some System 3 cabinets - and there's an amplifier module that's compatible with the CPV-90 and mounts in System 3 cabinets. Ahh okay. That means it's one of two things: 1) IXL with a CPV-90 in a System3 cabinet (most likely) 2) MXLV with a full complement of EL-410D...
by cerbpyro
Sat May 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?

Also, I remember peeking into a service corridor at the BoardWalk and seeing several large black cabinets - one looked like an IXL. (at least from the limited viewpoint) Ahh okay. The IXL cabinet is definitely distinctive from a MXL cabinet. As for the voice panel, I checked data sheets using the W...
by cerbpyro
Sat May 30, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1110
Views: 259281

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

This past Wednesday, I went and met the high school band director that I will be student teaching with this fall. I also toured the school with the principal, and then the HS band teacher and I went about a half mile down the road to meet the director at the feeder middle school. The high school sys...
by cerbpyro
Sat May 30, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?

Built in 1996? MXLV or IXL//MXL-IQ with standalone voice. No question there unless the head end was upgraded to a FireFinder XLSV or Cerberus PRO Modular with Voice. It wouldn't surprise me if the tone/message is a custom-spec for Disney. Disney doesn’t customize their messages. I was at the Beach ...
by cerbpyro
Sat May 30, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?

Just looked it up and Cerberus Pyrotronics rebranded the Wheelock WM speaker/strobes as the
Cerberus Pyrotronics "SPKM-7025R"
by cerbpyro
Sat May 30, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?

A while back, there was a Cerberus Pyrotronics DV-100 message card for sale on eBay. This would have been sold as part of the VoiceCom during the Faraday era. Interestingly, the manuals in the packaging had both Cerberus Pyrotronics AND Wheelock brandings on them. The DV-100 is a Wheelock voice pan...
by cerbpyro
Fri May 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Obscure FACPs anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Obscure FACPs anyone?

Pyrotronics offered a conventional panel known as the 3024 in the 1980s. It's cabinet matched the styling of the XL3 addressable panels. I assume it was the predecessor to the CP-400 series and offered as a lower-cost alternative to the System3 for small jobs. The only reason I know it exists is bec...