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DJzrule
09-04-2013, 12:21 PM
So I wanted a couple decent pars for wash lighting since my RGBW Blizzard Stormchasers are on facade duty, and I needed my Chauvet SlimPar 56's for uplights, so I picked up a couple of these, brand new for $150.00 each today. I think that was quite a deal all things considered.

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/5492/g4r3.jpg

Very bright output, solid build-quality (better than the Chauvet, they're all metal, but they do have the weight to catch up with that kind of construction). 45 degree output, so very respectable throw.

DJ Nonsense
10-17-2013, 02:50 AM
how would you compare these to the slimpars?

DJzrule
10-17-2013, 07:28 AM
how would you compare these to the slimpars?

SlimPars are better uplights (more of a pinspot type beam angle) but for washing out an area, SlimPars are put to shame by these.

I actually reviewed the Flat-Par Tri7X


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVqtNqKnUXk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVqtNqKnUXk

Johnnotestine
10-17-2013, 11:29 AM
These would make great uplights with the addition of a narrower beam angle LSF filter.

Synaxis
10-17-2013, 12:12 PM
Why did you choose these over any of the Blizzard Models?

DJzrule
10-17-2013, 12:33 PM
Why did you choose these over any of the Blizzard Models?

My local dealer gave me a special on them and I got them over the Hotboxes ($60 cheaper than a hotbox that he could do for me)

DJzrule
10-20-2013, 01:56 PM
Update: Some pics of the SlimPars on uplight use (their only use IMO):

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4608/v6gn.jpg

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/3332/kir5.jpg

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/223/f02w.jpg

djrojas
10-21-2013, 08:12 PM
Yeah they pack a punch, hows the quality and build? Can it survive through small touring?

DJzrule
10-21-2013, 08:37 PM
Yeah they pack a punch, hows the quality and build? Can it survive through small touring?

Absolutely. Only gripe I have is on one of them the LCD died, but that's because I dropped it....3 times..hard on cement. My own fault for trying to take inventory while sick as a dog. Obviously I gave up after the first incident or I'd have 6 broken LCDs. :D

lastcat
10-31-2013, 03:15 PM
Interesting, thanks. I have been using the Blizzards for a few years. Will have to look into these Tri Pars.

P25CT
11-03-2013, 05:05 PM
Thanks for the review! Hey if you wouldn't mind would you share the dealer by PM or here? I'm located not to far from you. Been looking for a wide angle very healthy (in terms of light output) wash to replace par64 slims as well. They are just too darn narrow of a throw at 25 degrees. These have a nice wide angle out of the box.

Thanks for the review!




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DJzrule
11-03-2013, 05:09 PM
Contact BillESC on these forums. He's an ADJ dealer and he'll get you the best price and he's a good guy. Does his customers well.

P25CT
11-05-2013, 08:59 PM
I will. Found the Tri Par 18X. Have you seen those in action?

Refresh my memory which filters are the wide angle? I'm seriously thinking of some 18s and/or a pair of Dotz matrix boxes.

DJzrule
11-05-2013, 09:58 PM
I will. Found the Tri Par 18X. Have you seen those in action?

Refresh my memory which filters are the wide angle? I'm seriously thinking of some 18s and/or a pair of Dotz matrix boxes.

The Dotz matrix are a bright bright light fixture, but you can't use them for truss warming or uplighting. According to Arnoldo and his pics/vids, 2 can fill a gym dance floor though.

The 18X is bright, but IMO I'd rather have controllable coverage pattern, which I could get 4 FlatPar Tri7X units over 2 FlatPar Tri18X units.

The wide angle frost filter is the LSF filter. ADJ makes it.

P25CT
11-05-2013, 11:46 PM
Thanks. The LSF was what I was looking for. Understandable on the 7 and pattern. We do and hopefully will be doing big venues so I need to buy fixtures that work smarter not harder as they say. I can always scale down for the smaller spaces. I'm tired of hanging slimpar 64s and stringing dmx wire for them. I will hang onto them for uplighting. The 7 or 18 or a few of the other 3 watt diode cans are great performers. The idea of two dotz matrix boxes for a gym wash on stands is brilliant. What a time saver! Of course 2k is a big nut for wash.

Okay I overstayed my welcome on this topic. Thanks to those who helped and who listened to my babble!

Johnnotestine
11-05-2013, 11:57 PM
The Dotz matrix are a bright bright light fixture, but you can't use them for truss warming or uplighting. According to Arnoldo and his pics/vids, 2 can fill a gym dance floor though.

The 18X is bright, but IMO I'd rather have controllable coverage pattern, which I could get 4 FlatPar Tri7X units over 2 FlatPar Tri18X units.

The wide angle frost filter is the LSF filter. ADJ makes it.
LSF filters allow you to control coverage pattern. You can increase or decrease depending on the filter.

I say go with the brightest fixture you can afford and buy LSF's to change coverage. There is no such thing as a fixture that is too bright-that's what DMX dimming is for.

DJzrule
11-06-2013, 09:24 AM
LSF filters allow you to control coverage pattern. You can increase or decrease depending on the filter.

I say go with the brightest fixture you can afford and buy LSF's to change coverage. There is no such thing as a fixture that is too bright-that's what DMX dimming is for.

Can you narrow down coverage on such a wide-wash fixture though like the Dotz? I do a lot of architectural lighting, theatrical lighting, and live-band stuff too, so a 150 spread isn't feasible all the time. I'll personally probably be getting the Dotz in the future as my company has been expanding exponentially with the events we've been doing.