« on: November 25, 2013, 11:28:47 AM »
It would be badass if you could have the benefits of the MC2 built-in to the FlexTT5, but then Speedlite users would complain that they're paying for something they don't need. Kinda like the "I don't need video on an SLR" whiners . At least Pocket Wizard gives you the option of adding on studio light power control to its existing receivers with the MC2. Pretty cool!
Actually, the MC2 is really a dedicated unit. It plugs right into the top of the E640, using the same pin connections as PCB's CyberSync unit.
But the AC9 is an add-on to the regular receiver. The MC2 is a nice deal, in that it's standalone and costs $100, whereas to integrate an AB/WL monolight into the PW system, you need a FlexTT5 and an AC9, which will run about $275. That means for existing PW users, getting an Einstein is cheaper than a B1600, and less than $50 more than a B800.
What are you using to trigger the MC2? I know there is a Paul C Buff Commander system that also allows remote power up/down from a central position too.