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Articles Jan-Feb 2021

TAG Basics

A view from within

TAG is a modern day audio institute in India’s fast evolving audio education segment. State-of-the-art technology in all three studio suites at the institute is ensuring that TAG is emerging as a front runner..... read more

Sonic Boom - In Conversation with Farhad K. DadyBurjor

PT spoke to Farhad DadyBurjor, one of the most respected and sought after sound engineers in the country today. In a career spanning over 3 decades, Farhad has built an impressive..... read more

Studio Showcase

Recording & Mixing studios are behind the success of any great record and in a country like India where music is an important part of everyday life musicians have a host of options they can choose..... read more

New Edge Studios Transforms into an Immersive Mix Room

Founded in 2015 by sought-after sound engineer Shadab Rayeen, New Edge Studios has been a preferred destination for many acclaimed Indian music directors, producers and artistes. In order to remain on the cutting-edge of audio production..... read more

Top 30 Products 2021 – PALM Technology

Global Pro Sound & Light Technology

The year 2020 has taken all of us on a topsy-turvy ride. The COVID-19 pandemic completely shut down the world impacting every industry. The unexpected turn of events left the pro-audio, installation, lighting and DJ industry..... read more

Acoustic and Audio Systemdesign for Small Rooms - Part 5

In the previous part, the article discussed frequency responses of speakers and how they relate to the listening experience. That discussion is the perfect overture to this next topic of interest..... read more

CELTO ACOUSTIQUE

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio systems for rentals and installation industry.

Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built his first loudspeakers with his father in their garage..... read more


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Focus Series Expands With Incredibly Bright Beam Fixture




ADJ has announced the expansion of its popular Focus Series of LED-powered moving head fixtures with the introduction of the Focus Beam LED. The first dedicated beam fixture in the range, this new model generates a highly-concentrated solid beam that is incredibly powerful, making it ideally suited for creating impressive and engaging aerial effects.

Powered by an extremely efficient 80-Watt white LED light source, with a color temperature of 7400K, the Focus Beam LED features an advanced optical system which creates an output comparable to an MSD 5R lamp. The unit’s large front lens projects a beam with a 5-degree angle that has an even field with no hot spots, which remains uniform over tremendously long projection distances. Meanwhile its 50,000 hour average LED life expectancy effectively means that the inconvenience of lamp replacement becomes outdated.

Featuring a variety of high-quality beam manipulation tools, the Focus Beam LED offers lighting designers a wealth of creative potential. This begins with the 13-postion (+ open) dichroic color wheel, which features a useful mix of vibrant saturated hues and more subtle muted tones as well as a CTO filter. In addition to this is a separate GOBO wheel, which is loaded with 15 fixed metal patterns (+ open). These include four beam reducers, allowing the creation of extremely narrow pencil-thin beams, as well as a diverse collection of simple patterns that have been deliberately selected for generating sharp mid-air effects.

The fixture also offers motorized focus, which is the signature feature of the Focus Series. This allows lighting designers to ensure projected GOBOs remain sharp over any throw distance, while also having the option of deliberately blurring them to create more subtle textured projections. In addition, the Focus Beam LED also offers a linear 0-100% frost filter, which allows the unit to do double duty as a wash luminaire if required.

In terms of connectivity, the unit is fitted with both input and output power connections – in the form of locking Seetronic sockets – which allow the power supply for multiple fixtures to be linked together (up to 15 @ 120V or 30 @ 230V). A USB socket is also fitted for easy future firmware updates, while standard 3-pin input and output sockets allow integration into a DMX control system. The unit offers a choice of two channel modes (16 or 18) and is compatible with the RDM protocol for remote DMX addressing.

“The Focus Series has proved very popular for a wide variety of applications across the middle market of the entertainment lighting world,” explains ADJ USA’s National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales. “From churches to nightclubs, production companies to mobile entertainers, Focus Series moving heads have made their mark on fixed installations and temporary event productions all over the world. Which is why we are excited to be expanding the series with the new Focus Beam LED. Despite its compact size and low power requirement, this impressive fixture generates a surprisingly-potent beam that is capable of holding its own in large spaces, working alongside video and other lighting equipment. Having already demonstrated the fixture a number of times to an overwhelmingly positive response, I know this is going to be very well-received by lighting professionals across the board.”

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