View Full Version : Need Moving Head with Gobo purchasing advice

02-12-2014, 09:28 PM
We have a band, but do some DJ work. We need to get some dmx movers with gobos, but cannot decide which ones and how many. We have an Obey 70 with a bunch of par 64s, two small 7x10w wash movers, plus other non-dmx dj lights.

Do we need two or four? 60w LED? 90w LED?2r sharpy? 5r sharpy?

Which movers are more rentable?

What else should we be considering?

02-12-2014, 10:09 PM
American DJ has some new moving heads that just came out.

They have 12W, 50W, 80W & 180W. You can swap gobos on them pretty easily.

Good luck.

02-13-2014, 08:00 AM
For DJ work, are you planning on wedding gobos? If so, you'll want fixtures that feature indexing gobos, otherwise you might have the gobo upside down or sideways.

02-18-2014, 01:47 PM
4 is nice. Probably want to move to Software DMX control. Much easier to program.

02-18-2014, 03:49 PM
I have 2 Chauvet Intimidator spot 350s. Actually just purchased another 2, should arrive on Friday.
I think they are the right mix of features/price for a mobile guy. You could spend more, but don't think the extras outweigh the price for ROI perspectives. Same with paying less, think features you lose is not worth the few $$ savings.

And like Robare99 said, if you get moving head you want to program them. The stand alone modes usually aren't that great.

02-20-2014, 06:27 PM
On the moving heads you definitely get what you pay for. We tried a few chinese versions but the indexing and the motors are terrible. You can never get them bright enough. Go for as much brightness as you can get especially if you plan on doing monograms or detailed gobos with them.

02-25-2014, 12:36 AM
Intimidator 350 is the best value you can get for the money. Some online vendor sell multiple units with freebies or discount. Can't beat that. Good luck.