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Electro Kabuki (EK2) System

Kabuki Drop Defined

The Kabuki Drop, also referred to as a Curtain Reveal, is a special effect technique used both Theatrically and for Special Events.  A drape or other light-weight fabric is released from above and dropped on cue to unmask a performer, space or product.

The process utilizes an electro-mechanical Kabuki release system suspended from pipes, truss or architectural hang points. The audience is surprised, and their attention is refocused on the reveal.

Over the years, Drape Kings’ many customers have successfully used our Kabuki curtain drop system to introduce performers, products, cocktails, buildings and works of art. The Kabuki Product Reveal possibilities are endless.

ELECTRO KABUKI DROP IS AMAZINGLY EASY TO RIG AND OPERATE

EK2 is a smart, exceptionally easy-to-use Curtain Drop System, and the wide selection of parts can be configured to meet your exact event requirements. The EK2 modules are extremely robust, quiet with low power requirements and create the action at the end of the line. The firing and control boxes, either manual or DMX are the heart and brains of the entire Curtain Release System. Along with these basic components, there are many useful parts that make the rigging simple and the whole construction instantly effective.

EASY TO ASSEMBLE

Simply attach the EK2 modules to truss or a horizontal, spacing them from one to four feet apart. Link them together with simple color-coded Electro Kabuki cabling and connect the firing box to one end of the circuit. Check the status indicators on the EK2 modules, switch the firing box to “Armed,” and when you’ve got your cue, just press the firing button for your reveal!

PICK YOUR FABRIC

Drape Kings also offers a wide array of both stock and custom fabric Curtain Drops. Options range from a simple black drape to elaborately printed custom banners. Custom fabric colors and types are limited only by your imagination.

Kabuki Drop Specs

  • Power: standard 120V 60Hz
  • Dimensions: 4inx4inx8in (without clamp)
  • Weight of each release unit: 7lbs (with clamp)
  • Uses expand beyond curtain drops
  • Made in the USA
  • Road cases are available for touring

EK Module

EK Cabling

EK DMX Control

PARTS OF THE SYSTEM

ELECTRO KABUKI

ELECTRO KABUKI

Supports the drape or item and releases it when signaled.

End of Line Conductor

END-OF-LINE INDICATOR

Part of the circuitry that proves electrical continuity.

Basic Firing Box

BASIC FIRING BOX

Houses a push-button for local firing of the EKs and controls which are fired.

SENSING/DMX FIRING BOX

SENSING/DMX FIRING BOX

Checks the position of the safety catches and continuity of the cabling circuit and houses a push-button for local firing.

Splitter Box

SPLITTER BOX

Divides the power cable into 3 branches. Helps simplify system layout.

Clamp

CLAMP

Heavy duty truss clamp that attaches the EK to a supporting truss or rail.

Link Cable

LINK CABLE

Connects one item in the system to another.

Power Cable

POWER CABLE

Connects the power supply to the Firing Box.

In Line Coupler

IN-LINE COUPLER

Connects 2 link cables to form a longer continuous length

Back to Back Bracket

BACK-TO-BACK BRACKET

Supports 2 EKs on 1 clamp (for “flop and drop” releases).

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