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Articles September - October 2023

Capturing The True Essence Of Sound New!

From Lewitt Audio's Pure Tube Microphone to Sennheiser's Profile USB Microphone, these studio microphones offer precise audio quality to the users and deliver crisp, clear sound. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Photo Feature: Studio Showcase New!

From A.R. Rahman's studio in Mumbai to composer Raag Sethi's first Dolby-compliant studio in Gujarat, PALM Expo Magazine's Studio Showcase features the latest studios in India. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Mastering The Art Of Sound With Donal Whelan New!

Whelan talks to the PALM Expo Magazine Team and discusses his foray into the world of mastering, his unique experience at the PALM Conference 2023, and more. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Nx Audio Celebrates Two Decades Of Pro Audio Journey New!

Nx Audio completes 20 years of delivering pro audio products for the Indian pro sound industry. Read about Nx Audio's journey over the last two decades. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Mumbai Studio Explores New Verticals With Genelec Monitors New!

The combination of Genelec Smart Active Monitors and digital audio interface delivered an ideal monitoring solution for BOING Recording Studios. read more

Articles September - October 2023

IRAA Awards 2023: Jury Reflections New!

Read about IRAA Jury's perspective on the bigger questions in the music industry - AI for music production, the status of mega consoles, & emerging trends in sound recording & mixing. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Gray Spark Audio Opens New Studio For Academy Students New!

PALM Expo Magazine Team talks to Ronak Runwal to explore how the newly-designed Studio D is poised to become a recording haven for the academy students. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Firdaus Studio: Building A Sonic Paradise For Recording Artists New!

The Firdaus Studio by A.R. Rahman stands as a beacon of innovation in the music production industry. PALM Expo Magazine explores the making of the musical maestro's magnus opus in the recording landscape. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Naveen Deshpande Elevates Stand-Up Comedy with Bespoke Lighting Designs New!

Naveen Deshpande, a renowned lighting designer, made heads turn through his recent collaboration with India's leading stand-up comedian, Zakir Khan, during the latter's international tour. read more

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ADJ'S New IP65-Rated Hydro Spot 2 Is Shipping Now

ADJ Hydro Spot 2 Now Available For Shipping

The Hydro Spot 2 is the latest addition to ADJ's Hydro Series of IP65-rated moving head luminaires, which also features wash, beam, and profile models. It combines its powerful output and expansive feature set with a robust IP65-rated construction to deliver a fixture that is ideal for temporary event production both indoors and outside in any weather. It is also suitable for permanent installation within all kinds of venues, from concert halls to nightclubs, theatres to churches, where its sealed casing design protects its internal components from dust and grime to allow for a reduced maintenance schedule and prolonged operational life expectancy.

At the heart of the Hydro Spot 2 is an efficient 320-Watt cool white LED engine with a colour temperature of 6600K and life expectancy of 50,000 hours. Its light is focused through precision-engineered optics and out through a high-quality front glass lens to deliver a crisp, punchy 15,000 lumen output. Motorized zoom allows for a beam angle variable between 8 and 41-degrees, while motorized focus can be used to ensure sharp pattern projections and aerial beam effects or to deliberately blur projections to create more ambient effects. In addition, two variable frost filter options - medium and heavy - can be used to further blur GOBO images or to generate a soft-edge wash output.

Lighting designers using the Hydro Spot 2 have the creative freedom to select any colour they desire thanks to variable CMY mixing, with 16-bit finetuning. In addition, variable CTO colour temperature control allows for white light illumination between 2700K and 6600K (with 40 preset macros providing easy selection between a range of different options). The fixture also offers an additional color wheel loaded with seven dichroic filters comprised of five primaries (red, blue, green, amber, and orange) together with CTB 5600K and High CRI filters.

Weighing in at 57.2lbs (26kg) and with measurements of 11.42" (290mm) x 16.70" (424mm) x 23.51" (597mm) [L x W x H], the Hydro Spot 2 is a substantial fixture. However, for an IP65-rated moving head of this type and boasting such a comprehensive feature set, it is remarkably portable. Pan and tilt locks prevent unwanted movement of the head during transportation, while convenient side bar handles aid with lifting and rigging. Large rubber feet means that the unit can be placed directly onto a stage or riser, while the supplied pair of omega brackets can be easily attached to allow for truss mounting.

"Since we launched the Hydro Series four years ago, bringing IP65-rated moving heads into the realms of affordability for small-to-medium-sized production companies for the first time, it has proved extremely popular," enthuses ADJ USA's National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales. "However, right from the start we've consistently been asked to add spot fixtures to the range. Instead of rushing a product to the market to meet this request, our product development team have invested a huge amount of time developing the IP65-rated spot fixtures that truly deliver the combination of output, functionality and reliability lighting professionals need. Sitting in the Hydro Series alongside the recently announced super-compact Hydro Spot 1, the new Hydro Spot 2 is a punchy, feature-rich, and robustly constructed mover that is ideal for touring, rental, and event production applications."

The Hydro Spot 2 is shipping now from ADJ distributors and dealers worldwide.


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