Barrels (And Scanners!) Of Fun!Posted on July 2, 2015
CHAUVET DJ Introduces Twin Compact Barrel And Scanner Effects
With Bright 60W LED Source, Prism, Gobos, Optional Remote & More
SUNRISE, Fla. – Good things come in small . . . . barrels. That’s what DJs, mobile entertainers and dance clubs will be saying about CHAUVET DJ’s new Intimidator Barrel 305 IRC barrel-type scanning effect and its scanner twin, the Intimidator Scan 305 IRC, which weigh just 10.4 and 10 pounds ( 4.8 and 4.6 kg) respectively, but can roll out a bushel load of punchy effects.
Each of these compact scanners produces a bright, powerful beam that can shine through any environment, thanks to their mighty 60W LED source. The beam can be split to cover larger areas, using the fixtures’ built-in 3-facet prism, just one of many standout features found on the Intimidator Barrel 305 IRC and Intimidator Scan 305 IRC. Both units are also equipped with 7 interchangeable rotating gobos (5 metal + 2 glass), plus a palette of 8 brilliant colors + white, with the ability to produce split colors. The gobos and colors can scroll continuously at varying speeds, and there’s also a variable strobe (0-35Hz) – for a non-stop thrill ride of dazzling effects.
Incorporating all these features into a professional-looking lightshow is remarkably easy too, even for those with no programming experience. That’s because both fixtures offer exciting advanced built-in movement macros and move-in-black Auto Programs, which can easily be called up manually or with CHAUVET DJ’s optional IRC-6 remote controller (sold separately) to produce a ready-made cutting-edge lightshow. With the handheld IRC-6 remote, users can trigger Auto and Sound Active modes and other basic functions wirelessly from distances up to 30 feet (9M). For those who wish to customize their show, the Intimidator Barrel 305 IRC and Intimidator Scan 305 IRC can also be programmed via DMX; both fixtures offer 3-pin XLR connectors and two DMX profile options, 7- or 11-channel.
“Scanners are one of the most exciting lighting effects because of their breathtakingly fast speed and darting movement. The Intimidator Barrel 305 IRC and Intimidator Scan 305 IRC are perfect for dance clubs or anywhere else a very intense, high-energy lightshow is desired,” said Allan Reiss, Senior Product Manager for CHAUVET DJ. “The two fixtures go beyond other compact scanners in their class, in terms of their power and brightness and the rich feature set they offer. For example, having a built-in prism effect not only adds excitement, it also gives you more options by allowing you to split the beam and cover a larger area.”
If the area or room is extremely large, multiple units (up to 4) can be linked together to create super-sized synchronized lightshows. Not only can like models be linked, but the Intimidator Barrel 305 IRC and Intimidator Scan 305 IRC will also work with each other in Master/Slave mode, providing the option of having different-shaped beams moving in sync with one another.
The Intimidator Scan 305 IRC produces a powerful 15° beam, emitting an illuminance of 9,110 lux at 2 meters, with a pan/tilt movement of 180°/90°. The Intimidator Barrel 305 IRC also pans 180° and is capable of continuous 360° tilt motion with a beam angle of 12° and an illuminance of 1,630 lux at 2 meters.
Both fixtures feature high-frequency LED dimming for flicker-free operation, making them ideal for video applications. The scanners can be power linked up to 5 units at 120V ad 10 units at 230V, saving the time required to run cables and extension cords. Each model will fit into CHAUVET DJ’s CHS-40 VIP Gear Bag for safe, convenient storage and transport.