Creative but Compact – Plus a BIT of WILD AND CRAZY

January 16, 2016 by Mobile Beat

Featuring smooth RGBW color-mixing, impressive 360-degree rotation and vivid multi-beam effects, the moving heads in ADJ’s new XS Series are not only innovative, but versatile, cost-effective and highly portable, too. Offering three new ways to get creative while staying compact, meet the XS Series.xs600

ADJ knows how important it is for lighting users to be discovering innovative but budget-conscious new ways of exhilarating their audiences and making the events they attend memorable. That’s why ADJ has launched the new XS Series, which features a range of compact and cost-effective single- and dual-axis moving heads that let users get super-creative with their displays.

Powered by 10W LEDs, providing a sharp 5-degree beam angle, and all capable of 360-degree continuous rotation (XS 600: continuous rotation of head and yoke; XS 400 and XS 200 continuous rotation, or spinning, of head only) and smooth RGBW color-mixing, the unique XS 200, XS 400 and XS 600 moving heads provide users with the tools to create attention-grabbing displays of concise color beams in a range of customized hues. Not only this, but the XS 600’s individual LEDs can be controlled using pixel-mapping, generating unique color-chase effects across multiple units to provide new levels of pure lighting excitement for audiences and guests, whether they’re down on the dance-floor or watching the stage from afar.

“Bringing about the next revolution in moving heads, our new XS Series features some of the most-versatile and far-reaching effects around, utilizing sharp beam angles, single- and dual-axis heads and continuous 360-degree rotation,” explains ADJ USA National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales. “Whether you run a small mobile lightshow or want some high-impact moving beam effects for a venue install, the XS Series provides a compact but powerful fixture for every application.”

XS 200

The first – and most compact – in the new XS Series is the XS 200, a single-axis moving head fitted with two 10W quad-color (RGBW) LEDs and nine built-in lightshows. While its tight beam angle and continuous tilt rotation ensure an impressive display of fast-moving beam effects, the fixture’s DMX-Controlled mode (16-channel or 18-channel) can also be used to adjust the RGBW color-mix for each lens, resulting in a high-energy lightshow that can be tailored to the preference of the user or to meet the specification of a client.

For a simple but equally as effective display, the XS 200’s Show and Sound Active modes will get the party started instantly; utilizing the unit’s pre-programmed lightshows to generate a wide range of automatic effects that will leave crowds astounded. For mobile DJs, touring bands and bar owners, the XS 200 is the ideal portable moving head for taking on the road and bringing high-energy effects to small spaces. The most compact and lightweight in the XS Series, it weighs in at just 2 lbs. (4 kg.) and measures 4.75 x 5.5 x 11.25in (123.4x100x284.5mm) – perfect for any mobile lighting rig! To learn more about the XS 200, visit: http://www.adj.com/xs-200.

XS 400

For those times when two lenses just aren’t enough – and the party needs kicking into overdrive! – the XS Series offers up the XS 400, which builds on the XS 200 by using two additional lenses to provide unique dual-axis movement! The XS 400 is loaded with four 10W RGBW LEDs allowing even bigger displays of super-tight color beams to be generated.

As with the XS 200, ADJ has ensured that the XS 400 provides a versatile DMX-Controlled mode, so users can control individual LEDs and create their own palette of RGBW color mixes. Alternatively, the Sound Active and Show modes allow lighting users with limited DMX knowledge to keep things simple without losing energy, thanks to the XS 400’s exhilarating built-in lightshows.

Despite offering double the lenses and double the LEDs, and therefore more scope for creativity and impact, the XS 400 only adds 0.5lbs in weight compared to its smaller XS Series counterpart. This low weight (2.5lbs / 6 kg.) and the fixture’s compact dimensions (4.75 x 6.75 x 11.25in / 123.6×169.9×284.5mm) mean that the XS 400 is still a viable option for taking out on the road, packing even more high-energy beam effects into a still-portable unit. To learn more about the XS 400, visit: http://www.adj.com/xs-400.

XS 600

The most powerful and visually stunning of the innovative new XS Series fixtures, the XS 600 boasts two rotating heads, each fitted with three 10W LEDs, for an explosive hex-beam lightshow that will leave crowds speechless! Not only does the XS 600 offer more lenses, but it also utilizes 360-degree continuous rotation of its head and yoke, spinning in both directions to generate a varied display of fast-moving beams that will look awesome as they slice through fog and haze.

Using DMX, these beams can be produced in just about any color, with smooth RGBW color-mixing providing access to a series of unique hues! Meanwhile, users can get even more creative with pixel-mapping, for an eye-opening customized display of pure lighting excitement. Aside from this DMX-Controlled setting (which offers 25- and 31-channel modes), users also have access to the simple but highly effective Sound Active and Show modes, which utilize nine built-in shows to bring energy and excitement to the dance-floor, leaving audiences in awe!

Remaining compact (7 x 7.75 x 12.5in / 180.2×195.6×317.7mm) and lightweight (7 lbs. / 3 kg.), the XS 600 is the perfect high-energy moving head for both mobile lighting rigs and for installs in smaller venues where space is limited. For those looking for big-impact effects without the bulk, the XS 600 is the ideal moving head. To learn more about the XS 600, visit: http://www.adj.com/xs-600.

IR Wireless Control

Like a whole host of other new ADJ products, every fixture in the innovative XS Series is compatible with the separately sold UC IR wireless controller and the revolutionary new Airstream IR wireless control app for iOS devices (free to download from the App Store). These versatile control options mean that whether users are tucked behind the booth, performing on stage or positioned at the back of the venue, they can operate their XS Series fixtures – adjusting settings and triggering effects – from the palm of their hand.
Whether it’s the dual-lens simplicity of the XS 200 or the room-filling hex-beam effects of the energetic XS 600, the inventive XS Series provides a range of compact moving heads that are loaded with exciting features. Capable of atmosphere-enhancing visuals in an array of distinct colors – and bolstered by the creative scope of DMX – these awesome fixtures offer lighting users a budget-conscious new way to add big-impact effects to their lightshows!

The XS Series is available now from ADJ USA, and available mid February from ADJ Europe.

Check out the ADJ XS 600 product demo video:

For more information Contact ADJ:
ADJ USA – Tel: 800-322-6337/+1-323-582-2650 • info@americandj.com
ADJ Europe – Tel: +31 (0)45 546 85 00 • info@americandj.eu
Web: www.adj.com

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