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Saturday, September 24, 2011
An updated version of a true classic! This is the Clay Paky Astroraggi "Power" unit. The fixture is not truly vintage since it is available from Clay Paky, but rather a refined, better unit than the original. The differences between the older and current unit is a higher power lamp (400 watt MSR Arc vs. 250 watt MSD Arc), full DMX control through 2 channels (the original just had 2 power circuits for control) and the new unit is dimmable and can strobe. The unit is also has variable speed and direction of the rotating dome depending on rate of the DMX channel. The dimming of the unit is through a very interesting aluminum box that closes around the lamp while it is lit. The box will open and close very fast as well causing a strobing effect. You can control the Astroraggi with DMX or PMX (Pulsar Multi-plex). The unit also features dual cooling fans. Made in Italy.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Classic 90's lighting effect unit. This is the VEI V-9522 Double Go-Bot lighting unit. Imported by VEI here in the US, but the unit is actually made by Superstar lighting. Unit features dual 24 volt, 250 watt ELC lamps that are fan cooled at the rear of the unit. The lamps project through a constantly rotating gobo wheel then through a set of convex lenses. Once through the lenses the light reflects off of a set of sound active rotating dichoric dishes producing a very cool light show. Made in Taiwan.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Very cool units from Clay Paky. This is a set of the Pin Scan units. These units feature a halogen 12 volt, 75 watt AR111 bulb that pans and tilts to move the beam around the room. You can switch out the lamp for 50, 90 or 100 watt variances as well as change the beam angle with different bulbs. The unit also features a built in dimmer for the bulb so brightness can be controlled. The control of the unit is ether DMX512 or RS232/423 (Pulsar Multiplex PMX) using 3 channels. Channel 1 is for the lamp dimming/strobing, channel 2 is for pan and 3 is for tilt. Units are fan cooled and use super high quality stepper motors for operation. Units made in Italy.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
One of the best systems ever created. This is the Dataflash (Original) strobe system from Lightwave Research (Now Barco High End Systems). The classic system consists of the main controller that will control up to 128 strobe units and 4 strobes. The connection from the controller to the strobes is through a common 3-Pin XLR cable (1/4" on the earlier units). The strobes feature a 1000 watt strobe bulb and a large plastic dome for protection (there were optional colored domes available when these were sold). There are 2 connectors on the rear for control signal in and out. The controller has many internal programs and audio input for sound active flashing. There was a newer system created from Lightwave named the AF1000 which added DMX and a sleeker design. Also there were newer controllers such as the Mini and LCD for the AF1000 units. The AF1000 also had an optional HO (High Output) bulb for brighter flashes. One feature between the classic and AF1000 is that the classic will not overheat and "time-out" and have to wait in order to continue flashing. Awesome system made here in the USA!