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Friday, December 21, 2012

American DJ Ballistic

A very exciting effect from American DJ!  This is the Ballistic unit.  The unit features a very cool combination of movements for an awesome light show.  Located inside the unit are 2 separate mirrored dishes similar the American DJ Full Moon unit.  The dishes are stacked on top of each other with a 24 volt, 250 watt EHJ lamp located right in front of them. The outer (larger) disc has multi-colored dichoric mirrors attached on the perimeter and the inner (smaller) dish has mirrors covering most of the surface.  Depending on the internal program cycle, the 2 dishes rotate opposite directions of each other or 1 dish will rotate while the other remains stationary.  In addition the internal rotations of the dishes, there is a piece of dichoric glass mounted on a motor in the front of the unit.  The dish moves at the same time as the outer colored ring as they are wired together.  The dichoric glass piece (plate) creates a magenta color when light projects through it one direction and royal blue when light projects through it the opposite direction.  When it is sideways, no light passes through the dichoric plate making the colors match what is on the mirrored wheels.  All of the programs are triggered from a microphone at the rear of the unit.  The fixture has 4 motors.  1 for each mirrored dish, 1 for the front dichoric plate and 1 for the cooling fan.  This is a great unit and pretty hard to come by.  Unit made in Taiwan.