American DJ Introduces The Freqs!
American DJ has announced the release of two new LED strobe bars, the Freq 5 and Freq 16. More than straight strobe lights, both units are 2-in-1 effects that combine a white LED strobe with a 5-Zone and 16-Zone Chase Effect respectively, for a totally unique experience.
The addition of the Zone Chase Effect gives the fixtures the ability to create chasing white light that moves to the beat of the music, while the units’ LED strobe pulsates at speeds of up to 1,200 flashes per minute. This combination of chasing movement and flashing beams produces an ultra-high-energy light show that will instantly add a “wow factor” to any mobile show.
The bar-shaped fixtures can be rigged either vertically or horizontally to create different looks and conform to different spaces. “Wherever they’re used, the Freq 5 and Freq 16 will add a surprise twist and tons of excitement to a special effects light show,” said Dirk Kast, General Manager for American DJ Europe.
“ADJ constantly strives to offer our customers new and different products that will make their light shows stand out from the pack,” said Kast. “We’re very proud of the Freq 5 and Freq 16, because they certainly achieve this goal - as combo LED strobe/Zone Chase effects, they’re truly different and special. Whether used on their own or to spice up your existing effects, they will add creativity to your light show and make it a more memorable experience.”
Equipped with exciting sound-active built-in programs and 0-100% dimming, the Freq 5 and Freq 16 can be operated manually or with a standard DMX-512 controller. Both the strobe speed and dimming can be controlled via potentiometer knobs on the rear panel or via DMX. The units feature a 4-button LED display on the rear panel for easy access to DMX settings. As another convenient option, the Freq 5 and Freq 16 can be controlled remotely with American DJ’s UC3 Series of easy-to-use handheld controllers (sold separately).
Both units are linkable in Master-Slave configuration for coverage of larger areas. When run in Master-Slave Mode, they have an interesting feature called Contrast Effect Movement, which makes side-by-side units move in opposite directions, giving the appearance of even more chasing motion.
The difference between the two units is their size and output. Designed for smaller spaces, the Freq 5 contains five high-power 5-watt white LEDs and features a 5-Zone Chase Effect. It can be operated in four different DMX channel modes (1, 2, 5 or 7-channel), and includes IEC AC IN/OUT on the rear to daisy-chain power for up to 13 units. It is also incredibly compact and portable, measuring just 302 x 140 x 140 mm, and weighing 2 kg.
Its larger sibling, the Freq 16, utilizes 16 x 5-watt white LEDs and includes a 16-Zone Chase Effect. It features 1, 2, 16 or 18 DMX channel operation. The Freq 16 is also equipped with IEC AC IN/OUT and can be daisy-chained in up to 3 units. Each unit uses only 91 watts maximum. The dimensions of the Freq 16 are 887 x 141 x 110 mm, and its weight is 3.6 kg.
The Freq 5 and Freq 16 will be out soon with a price of approximately £110.00 and £239.00 respectively.