American DJ Focus Spot Three Z.
In addition to the motorized focus, that will run through the whole of the new American DJ Focus series, this top-of-the-range model also offers motorized zoom, as signified by the ‘Z’ in its name. This means that the beam angle can be altered remotely via DMX, between 13- and 18-degrees, allowing for mid-air beams and projected GOBO patterns of varied sizes depending on the desired effect.
At the heart of this new fixture is an incredibly powerful 100W white LED light-source, which generates piercing beams and sharp pattern projections. Offering the usual benefits of LED, such as low power consumption and long lamp life (50,000 hours), the Focus Spot Three Z doesn’t skim on brightness, generating an output of 6300 lux measured at a distance of 3 meters. This allows for striking midair beam effects as well as vivid pattern projections over long distances.
The Focus Spot Three Z is also a nimble mover, offering fast and fluid pan movement through 540-degrees and tilt movement through 270-degrees. The unit’s high-quality stepper motors, with micro-stepping, also allow for smooth movement and precise 16-bit fine pan and tilt positioning.
A wheel loaded with 8 colors (+ open white) allows for rich hues to saturate the Focus Spot Three Z’s beam and two separate GOBO wheels allow lots of creative freedom when it comes to shaping it. The first wheel is fitted with 7 static GOBO patterns (+ open spot), while the second is loaded with 6 rotating GOBOs (+ open spot). Whichever GOBO you choose, the projection can be kept sharp, regardless of distance, thanks to the remote motorized focus function and – as already mentioned – the size of the projected GOBO can be altered remotely thanks to motorized zoom.
The potential for impressive projections and midair effects doesn’t stop there, as the Focus Spot Three Z also offers not one, but two, rotating 6-facet prisms. The first is circular, splitting the projected beam into a cluster of 6 smaller patterns, while the second is linear, generating a rotating line of GOBO projections. Each prism can be rotated at variable speeds, allowing for the creation of effects that range from subtle mood-enhancers to impactful party-starters.
The Focus Spot Three Z’s extensive feature-set is completed by 0% - 100% dimming, with a choice of 5 selectable dimming curves, as well as variable-speed electronic strobing and pulsing. Further creative potential is also provided by the GOBO shake feature and the ability to select split-colors.
A choice of three operating modes means that the Focus Spot Three Z can be used in all situations, whether you require a‘standalone’ lightshow or full DMX control over all of the fixture’s advanced features. The unit is pre-programmed with four built-in lightshows, all of which can be set to run in either Show Mode (at a constant speed) or Sound Active (triggered by the beat of the music). Multiple fixtures can then be linked for Master/Slave operation, which can be enhanced by inverting the pan or tilt of certain fixtures to generate contrasting movements. This means that an impressive synchronized lightshow, running across multiple fixtures, can easily be created quickly and simply without the need for any DMX programming knowledge or control software.
Of course for many applications where you’re likely to use the Focus Spot Three Z, DMX will be required for precise control of the unit’s expansive feature set. This is possible using a choice of 18 or 21 DMX channels and a backlit 16-character LCD display screen with four push buttons allows mode selection and DMX addressing through an intuitive menu-driven interface. A 180-degree Inverse View mode is also available for this, making it easier to use when the fixture is installed hanging downwards.
A professional lighting fixture, the Focus Spot Three Z is fan cooled and offers locking PowerCon mains input and output sockets. This means that up to three fixtures can run from the same power supply at 120V (and up to six fixtures at 230V). The unit can also be mounted in any orientation and is supplied with large-rubber feet for floor-standing as well as an Omega Bracket for truss mounting.
The Focus Spot Three Z is bursting with features, making it an ideal choice for all kinds of touring and fixed applications, but what really makes it stand out is its price. Despite offering solid build quality, impressive output and everything a lighting designer needs to create an impressive show, the fixture has a price tag of just $999. This means that features and effects previously only found on higher-priced moving heads are now within your grasp if you have a lower budget.
Whether you’re involved with a church looking to install moving heads for the first time, own a production company and want to expand your inventory, or run a club that needs a new lightshow, the Focus Spot Three Z offers a combination of brightness, features and affordability that is hard to beat!
The American DJ Focus Spot Three Z is available to ship by PromoQuip. 866-538-3152.
UPC Code: 819730019035
Part # FOC407
ADJ Focus Spot Three Z Specifications:
• High Output 100W LED Moving Head spot with motorized zoom
• Motorized Focus
• Motorized Zoom: 12 ~ 18-degree beam angle
• 3 Operational Modes: Sound Active, Show Mode, & DMX Controlled
• 4 Built-in lighting shows
• Electronic Dimming: 0% - 100%
• Electronic Strobe/Pulse effect; random strobe slow to fast
• 5 Dimming Curves
• Pan/Tilt Inverse Mode for contrasting movement when fixtures are linked together
• Fast Pan Tilt Movement
• Gobo Shake effect
• Two 6-facet rotating prism effects (one circular & one linear)
• 16-Bit Fine Pan/Tilt control
• Stepper motors with micro stepping
• 3-pin XLR In/Out
• 4-Button DMX LCD menu with 180° Inverse View mode
• Includes Omega bracket for truss mounting
• Fan cooled
• Light Source: 100W High Output LED
• LUX : 12 Degrees: 13090 @ 3M / 18 Degrees: 6300 @ 3M
• Variable beam angle: 12~ 18-degree beam angle
• 18 & 21 DMX channel modes
• 8 Colors + Spot
• 2 Independent Gobo Wheels: Gobo Wheel 1 has 7 Static Gobo’s + Spot; Gobo Wheel 2 has 6 Rotating Gobo’s + Spot
• Interchange Gobos on wheel 2: 23.8 mm Gobo Size; 20mm Viewable
• Pan: 540-degree; Tilt: 270-degree
• PowerCon AC In/Out on rear to daisy chain power (up to 3 Focus Spot Three Z’s @ 120V and 6 Focus Spot Three Z’s @ 230V )
• Long Life LED (Rated at approximately 50,000 hrs)
• Multi-voltage Operation: 100-230V, 50Hz/60Hz
• Power Consumption: 230W
• Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.25” x 11.25” x 19.75”/ 183 x 284 x 489mm
• Weight: 26 lbs. /12 kgs.: