Sound

Countryman E-6 EarSet

Countryman's Isomax EarSets clip around your ear, not around your head. They never interfere with hairstyle, headphones, or hat, making them automatic favorites of costume and wig designers. The EarSets are available in four colors — light beige, tan, cocoa, and black — to blend with the user's appearance. Best of all, the always reliable E-6 is supplied with your choice of cables that attach to the EarSet with a snap-on connector.

Countryman Associates
Redwood City, CA
www.countryman.com
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DiGiCo D5 Live

A live music mixing system comprised of the D5 Live console itself, a front-of-house Digirack containing A/D converters and I/Os, a matching stage Digirack, and 100m of fiber-optic cable, the system does away with the need for a multicore, splitters, line drivers, dynamics processors, and — optionally — an entire effects rack too. D5 Live software provides flexibility in configuring the console to suit a show.

DiGiCo
Surrey, UK
www.digiconsoles.com
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Meyer M1D and M2D Curvilinear Arrays

Meyer's M1D and MM4 were both seriously in the running this year; in the end it was decided to split the difference and honor both the M1D and M2D curvilinear arrays. The ultra-compact M1D is designed specifically for implementing vertical curvilinear arrays of up to 16 cabinets having 0° to 8° splay between adjacent units. The larger M2D is designed for mid-sized venues that require tight vertical pattern control with long throw.

Meyer Sound
Berkeley, CA
www.meyersound.com
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Sennheiser SK 5012 Transmitter

The world's smallest professional bodypack transmitter, the SK 5012 delivers 30mW of wireless audio housed in a teensy 61mm × 53mm × 17mm shell — roughly half the size of the workhorse SK 50. Two AAA batteries power the 5012's 30mW of output transmission strength with great efficiency due to a specialized antenna design, delivering seven hours of continuous operation.

Sennheiser Electronic Corporation
Old Lyme, CT
www.sennheiserusa.com
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Soft Goods

Rose Brand 110" Smoke Out® IFR

Smoke Out is a gauzy weave designed for use as an overhead canopy or soft ceiling system that is inherently flame retardant. Made from flame-resistant Trevira polyester, it gives designers a clever fabric ceiling solution that is both good-looking and safe. In the event of a fire, the special weave has a meltable line that will open up at 158°F (70°C), allowing smoke to escape and water from sprinklers to drop unimpeded.

Rose Brand
New York, NY
www.rosebrand.com
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Lighting

City Theatrical WDS Wireless Dimming System

There are a number of wireless DMX systems on the market, but the City Theatrical Wireless Dimming System is one of the first to add a 15A dimmer. The WDS System is compact, durable, flexible, economical, and simple to use. Now you can have a remote dimmer on a wagon, in a prop, or in a costume. You can also add a controllable light wherever you need it.

City Theatrical, Inc.
Bronx, NY
www.citytheatrical.com
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Entertainment Technology IPS Intelligent Raceway

With the Intelligent Raceway dimming system, you can now have what looks like a standard connector strip, up to 100' in length with up to 96 2.4kW dimmers. In another innovative twist, there are two outlets for each dimmer that handle a total of 2.4kW; if one outlet uses 2kW, then you only get 400W on the other receptacle. In these days of the ubiquitous 575W luminaire, this arrangement makes a lot of sense.

Entertainment Technology, a Genlyte Thomas Company
Garland, TX
www.etdimming.com
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ETC Emphasis Control System

ETC's Emphasis control system is a paradigm shift in lighting control. By combining its Expression/Express console range with a computer that houses Cast Lighting's WYSIWYG, you can now previsualize your lighting, design, patch, program, run, edit, and control it from one system. The face panel is a standard console and an outboard computer to handle the processing overhead that WYSIWYG requires.

Electronic Theatre Controls
Madison, WI
www.etcconnect.com
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Martin MAC 2000 Performance

With its framing shutters and animation effects, the Performance is, in one judge's words, “damn bright, bulletproof, and the pattern animation is stupid simple.” What more can a designer ask for? In the automated profile niche, you either get repeatable shutter performance but at a slow speed, or fast shutters with little repeatability; with the Performance there is a good mix of fast speed and repeatable shutters.

Martin Professional
Aarhus, Denmark
www.martin.dk
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Vari*Lite® VL1000 Automated Ellipsoidal Spotlight

With the VL1000 ERS luminaire, Vari-Lite introduced a very different automated luminaire, one that combines the functionality of one of the most popular conventional lighting tools — the ellipsoidal reflector spotlight — with the versatility of an automated luminaire. Its ability to mix with 3200K sources as well as its accurate shutters have allowed it to play well with other theatrical fixtures.

Vari-Lite, a Genlyte Thomas Company
Dallas, TX
www.vari-lite.com
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Staging and Projection

Texas Instruments DLP Dark Chip Enhancement

The Dark Chip process, a new development in Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing (DLP) projection technology, is an enhancement to the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) that incorporates a black metal layer over the chip substructure, absorbing scattered light entering the substructure for improved darkness and a significant increase in contrast ratio. Barco, Christie, Digital Projections, and NEC among others are incorporating this technology into their projectors.

Texas Instruments Incorporated
Plano, TX
www.dlp.com
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Tomcat Swing Wing Truss

From its stackable, self-contained transport position to a sleek, functional rigging position when flown, Swing Wing is an intelligent prerig that makes fiscal sense for touring. It is a prerigged 30"×30" truss with heavy-duty casters for mobility; up to three lamp bars can ride inside so the fixtures are prehung, and the 30" dimension allows for larger intelligent luminaires; once flown, the casters and side rails swing and slide up to form a catwalk.

Tomcat USA
Midland, TX
www.tomcatglobal.com
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Medialon Manager

Medialon's Manager is show-control software which can control and synchronize digital audio and video, lighting, switchers, image processors, videowalls, special effects, etc., all over a network. Graphical tools and conditional inputs allow you to develop user interface screens which communicate directly with the surrounding world, including automation devices and PLCs.

Medialon
Chatillon, France
www.medialon.com
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Dataton Watchout

Dataton's Watchout is a multidisplay production and presentation system based on standard computer (PC or Macintosh), network, and display technologies. You can use it with plasmas, monitors, video cubes, or with video projectors for giant, seamless panoramas. Watchout leverages off existing media production tools and accepts essentially all standard media file formats for still images, video, and audio.

Dataton
Linkoping, Sweden
www.dataton.com
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A.C.T LIGHTING INC.
WWW.ACTLIGHTING.COM

GRANDMA

The grandMA lighting control console is a next-generation console available here and now! Whether it's running a large rock-and-roll tour, a corporate trade show, or the largest of Broadway shows, the grandMA range of consoles is up to the task and winning the respect of top lighting designers and programmers. They are the new benchmark against which all others are judged, with an unparalleled feature set: 4,096 DMX channels, three color touch screens, free visualization software running on both the console and on a separate PC, support for multiple pocket PCs as wired or wireless remotes, multi-user environment so that multiple operators can cooperate on the same show, fully configurable playbacks, Ethernet connectivity for both DMX-over-Ethernet protocols and console communication, automatic move in black, user profiles and logins, swapping of fixture types while preserving cue data, and the automatic cloning of fixture presets and cue data to additional fixtures added to a pre-existing show.

The grandMA range: the grandMA, grandMA light, grandMA ultra-light, and grandMA replay unit as well as the grandMA's range of free companion software applications: grandMA offline emulator, grandMA 3D, grandMA remote, and the grandMA remote emulator provide a range of products to suit every need and budget while maintaining the same operating syntax and philosophy. Isn't it time you looked at what's next here and now?

A.C.T Lighting Inc., 5308 Derry Avenue, Unit R, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 phone: 818-707-0884, fax: 818-707-0512, e-mail: sales@actlighting.com
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ALTMAN LIGHTING INC.
WWW.ALTMANLIGHTING.COM

300W TO 2,000W ECONOCYC SKY AND GROUND LUMINAIRE

The Altman EconoCyc shows how much the value of a fixture is in the genius of its design simplicity. A three-position adjustable socket allows the luminaire to accept T-3 to T-8 lamps of three different lengths (411/16"/119mm, 55/8"/143mm, and 69/16"/167mm); the reflector is fully heat-sinked; the unit is adaptable to both sky and ground applications with a variety of hanging options; and extensive linking options are standard, whether to single-cell cycs or with the award-winning Altman Focusing Cyc. Combined with this amazing versatility, the wide range of non-proprietary lamps of varying wattages, lengths, and widths to choose from allows the EconoCyc to easily replace a multitude of standard luminaires.

Altman Lighting Inc., 57 Alexander Street, Yonkers, NY 10701, phone: 800-4-ALTMAN
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ELECTRONIC THEATRE CONTROLS INC.
WWW.ETCCONNECT.COM

EMPHASIS LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

Over 10,000 owners of ETC's Expression-line consoles can access the next level in lighting control by upgrading to ETC's new EDDY Award-winning Emphasis. With Emphasis, even the smallest console in the range, the 96-channel Express 24/48, can control up to an impressive 5,000 channels! Plus, the Emmy Award-winning lighting-design software WYSIWYG becomes an integrated part of the lighting control system, offering unprecedented visualization functionality and a graphical point-and-click environment to complement the tactile console interface. Upgrading is as simple as adding an ETC server, a hub, and a couple of network cables. Just by popping in a floppy disk, an Expression-line console is converted to an Emphasis facepanel. Users gain a higher channel count and a host of new graphic capabilities. Two visualization levels are available (2D and 3D), and upgrades can be done in stages. Emphasis also provides total integration, so data input in any task, at any interface, is applied throughout the paperwork, on the light plot, in the patch, on reports, on screen, in every view. Any change is immediately reflected everywhere else it is referenced. With Emphasis' graphic interface, selecting color and focusing has never been easier. Users benefit from over 1,400 moving-light personalities available in the fixture library. From extensive data bases to interactive graphic plots to moving-light tools, comprehensive libraries, photorealistic rendering, and even the visualization of blind cues, adding Emphasis makes great budget sense.

ETC, 3030 Laura Lane, PO Box 620979, Middleton, WI 53562-0979, phone: 608-831-4116
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ROBERT JULIAT
WWW.ROBERTJULIAT.COM

BUXIE 575W MSR/MSD FOLLOWSPOT

Robert Juliat USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Buxie followspot. It uses a rugged and economical 575W MSR or MSD lamp with a G22 base. It has a zoom range of 11.5-22° for short- to medium-throw applications and comes with a removable, fully closing iris, mechanical dimmer, six-way push/pull color changer with removable filter frames, and an A-size gobo holder. The hot restrike built-in igniter, which is located in the lantern, is connected to the power supply (PSU) by a Power-Con connector. The removable fan-cooled PSU can be fitted onto the yoke, and operates at voltage ranges of 110/230, 50/60Hz. Other features include a high-performance double condenser optical system and a 78" (2m) CSA/UL power cable (supplied without the connector).

The Buxie is available with or without a manual dimmer. The lamp is a Philips MSD 575HR G22. It has 46,000 initial lumens, a 6,000K color temperature, and an average rated life of 2,000 hours. This lamp was selected for its mechanical quality, its ability for hot restrike, and its long life. The Buxie is now in stock at Robert Juliat USA for immediate delivery.

Robert Juliat USA, 48 Capital Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492
phone: 203-294-0481, fax: 203-294-0482, e-mail:
RobertJuliatUSA@aol.com
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ROBERT JULIAT
WWW.ROBERTJULIAT.COM

MANON 1.2KW SHORT-THROW FOLLOWSPOT

Robert Juliat USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Manon 1.2kW MSR/MSD short-throw followspot, which joins the Marius and Topaze in the Robert Juliat Provence family. This compact, wide-angle truss followspot has a zoom range of 13-24° and comes with a wraparound ergonomic handle and angled yoke, a removable, fully closing iris, mechanical dimmer, six-way push/pull color changer with removable filter frames, and an A-size gobo holder. The magnetic ballast is available for service voltages of 110VAC and 208VAC. Manon uses a 1,200W MSR/MSD lamp with a G22 base. Other features include a high-performance double condenser optical system; a heavy-duty compact power supply for 100/110/120V, 60Hz; two-pole automatic breaker, power indicator; 78" (2m) CSA/UL power cable (supplied without the connector). Options include a boomerang color changer (this option limits the angle in overhead use) and a heavy-duty adjustable yoke. This unit is also available in 230V, 50Hz; 245V, 50Hz; and 208V, 60Hz versions. It will be available in the US sometime this summer; please check with the Robert Juliat USA office for pricing and availability information.

Robert Juliat USA, 48 Capital Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492
phone: 203-294-0481, fax: 203-294-0482, e-mail:
RobertJuliatUSA@aol.com
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ROBERT JULIAT
WWW.ROBERTJULIAT.COM

QUINCY 575W MSR/MSD PROFILE SPOT

Robert Juliat USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Quincy profile spot, which shares many of the same features as the Juliat 600SX tungsten range and offers a high-performance double condenser optical system for sharp, flat projections. Quincy is available in 11-26°, 28-54°, and 16-35° zoom ranges and comes with a yoke, an A-size gobo holder, rotating barrel, locking shutters, and color frame. Other features include a 90° rotating zoom and a shutter-locking device. It utilizes a G22 socket assembly to accept the rugged and economical 575W MSR or MSD lamp. The hot restrike built-in igniter, which is located in the luminaire, is connected to the power supply (PSU) by a Power-Con connector. The removable fan-cooled PSU, which weighs less than 5.5lb (2.5kg), can be fitted onto the yoke or used separately, and operates at voltage ranges of 90-130V and 190-265V, 50/60 Hz. Options include manual or DMX-controlled dimmer, glass gobo holder, and pole-operated yoke. The dimming feature is either DMX or 0-10V DC. Addressing is done with three encoders directly on the unit and includes three LEDs that indicate data, data error, and power. The lamp is a Philips MSD 575HR G22. It has 46,000 initial lumens, a 6,000K color temperature, and an average rated life of 2,000 hours. This lamp was selected for its mechanical quality, its ability for hot restrike, and its long life. It will be available in the US sometime this summer; please check with the Robert Juliat USA office for pricing and availability information.

Robert Juliat USA, 48 Capital Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492
phone: 203-294-0481, fax: 203-294-0482, e-mail:
RobertJuliatUSA@aol.com
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MARTIN AUDIO
WWW.MARTIN-AUDIO.COM

W8LC COMPACT LINE ARRAY

Martin Audio's W8LC compact three-way, all-horn line array is the first true mid-sized system offering the refined audio quality, smooth, consistent horizontal coverage, and fast setup of its popular big brother, the W8L. Given its superior audio, high output, and compact dimensions, the W8LC array is ideal for contemporary theatrical use. Its asymmetrical design allows mid and HF horns to function as separate devices for consistent horizontal pattern control. Horizontal coverage is 90° (-6dB) and 120° (-10dB) above 500Hz, while vertical coverage is 7.5°. The W8LC also combines the efficiency of horn loading with the extended low-frequency response of a reflex enclosure, and its horn-loaded 12"/3" coil neodymium driver extends the LF output below the horn's natural cut-off point. The W8LC's twin 6.5" midrange Hybrid horn can produce up to 106dB at 1W/1m — compared to less efficient cross-firing direct radiator mids producing 101 to 102dB. The system's three 1" HF horn drivers reduce distortion, improve dispersion, and extend the high-frequency range with absolute smoothness. Designed to fly quickly and easily, the W8LC's proprietary rigging system is reliable and safe. The W8LC cabinet measures 39.4"W×14.5"H×21.7"D and weighs 128lb including rigging hardware.

Martin Audio, PO Box 44019, Kitchener, Ontario N2N 3G7, Canada
phone: 519-747-5853, fax: 519-747-3576, e-mail:
rhofkamp@martin-audio.com
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MARTIN PROFESSIONAL
WWW.MARTINPRO.COM

MAC 2000 PERFORMANCE

The Martin MAC 2000 series of automated luminaires has been winning over designers and technicians for the past few years. The Performance is a welcome addition to the MAC 2000 line, as well as opening more market niches, in this case the theatre and television markets. With its framing shutters and animation effects, the Performance brings the road-tested reliability, power, and quality lighting that designers around the world have come to expect from Martin. New to the MAC 2000 Performance is a gobo animation wheel useful for special theatrical effects such as fire, sky, and water imaging. The entire wheel can be swiveled for flexible position control and includes five constant rotation, indexable gobos.

Martin Professional, 700 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy, Sunrise, FL 33325
phone: 954-858-1800

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MDG
WWW.MDGFOG.COM

ICE FOG Q AND ICE FOG COMPACK LOW FOG GENERATORS

The new and improved low fog generator model Ice Fog Q is 75% quieter than the touring version and produces an extreme volume of continuous, pure-white, low-lying fog. It uses refrigerated liquid CO2 as a coolant. With an adjustable output and a low fluid consumption of 3oz. per minute, the new Ice Fog Compack is the quietest low fog generator in its category. It is available in two versions: the high-pressure, using non-refrigerated compressed liquid CO2 as a coolant; and the low-pressure, using refrigerated liquid CO2 as a coolant. Both Ice Fog Compack models have adjustable fog output and a low fluid consumption of 1.05oz. per minute. Moreover, they are self-contained units on wheels and have compartments for accessories. A two-channel DMX interface and a remote control timer are available as options.

MDG Fog Generators Ltd., 5639 Christophe-Colomb Avenue, Montréal, Québec H2S 2E8, Canada
phone: 514-272-6040, 800-663-3020, fax: 514-722-3229, e-mail:
info@mdgfog.com
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MEYER SOUND
WWW.MEYERSOUND.COM

M1D AND M2D CURVILINEAR ARRAYS

The M1D Ultra-Compact Curvilinear Array loudspeaker is designed specifically for implementing vertical curvilinear arrays of up to 16 cabinets having 0° to 8° splay between adjacent units. Ideal for small venues and housed in a compact, vented trapezoidal enclosure, the M1D comprises two 5" drivers for low-mid frequencies, and three 1" high-frequency dome tweeters coupled to a constant-directivity horn. Its operating frequency range is 60Hz to 18kHz, with maximum peak output of 125dB SPL (each cabinet) at 1m and coverage of 100° horizontal (vertical coverage depends upon the array length and curvature). To assure the smoothest response in the critical midrange, the M1D incorporates a complex crossover design similar to that pioneered in the UPM series. At the lowest frequencies, both 5" drivers combine to reproduce powerful, coherent bass. In the mid frequencies, the crossover feeds only one of the two drivers.

The M2D Compact Curvilinear Array loudspeaker brings numerous advantages to mid-sized venues that require tight vertical pattern control with long throw. The M2D is designed specifically for vertical curvilinear arrays of up to 16 cabinets having 0° to 7° splay between adjacent units. To assure the smoothest response in the critical midrange, the M2D incorporates a complex crossover design: At the lowest frequencies, both 10" drivers combine to reproduce powerful, coherent bass, while in the mid frequencies the crossover feeds only one of the two drivers. This ingenious technique eliminates interference between the drivers that would otherwise occur at shorter wavelengths.

Meyer Sound, 2832 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702, phone: 510-486-1166
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ROBE SHOW LIGHTING S.R.O.
WWW.ROBE.CZ

COLORSPOT 1200 AT

The ColorSpot 1200 is the latest addition to Robe's comprehensive AT family of moving-head fixtures. It is designed as the ultimate creative tool for large theatre, TV, and live shows, and for installations in multi-purpose venues and large clubs. The fixture uses a powerful Phillips 1200 SA discharge lamp light source. This is further boosted by a high-quality super-efficient optical system, making the ColorSpot 1200 one of the brightest moving fixtures currently on the market. The fixture is built to Robe's exacting engineering specifications, and is robust and reliable as well as being packed with features. It will also be a cost effective solution for lighting designers of all disciplines wanting maximum power and flexibility. Major features include a versatile CMY color-mixing system, variable CTO plus an additional color wheel, 12 rotating indexable, replaceable dichroic glass gobos on two wheels offering 48 gobo combinations, iris, four rotating prisms and effects, variable frost, an incredibly flexible 13-42° linear zoom, remote focus, dimmer, and shutter. Its progressive color temperature correction system, from 5600K to 3200K, is designed for use in television and film applications.

Robe Show Lighting s.r.o., Hazovice 2090, Roznov pod Radhostem 756 61, Czech Republic phone: 420-571-625-792
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WYBRON INC.
WWW.WYBRON.COM

CXI MULTIPAR

For over 20 years Wybron has been setting the standard in scrolling color changers and the CXI MultiPAR is no exception. Designed exclusively to fit ETC's Source Four MultiPAR lighting fixture, it offers Wybron's legendary reliability with a nearly limitless range of colors that designers can choose, change, and fine-tune — in real time. This unique color-mixing system allows for extremely slow, extremely smooth crossfades, adding energy and bringing scenes to life. Using two color scrolls made up of graduated frames of cyan, yellow, and magenta, the CXI uses full-frame and partial-frame combinations to mix more than 450 colors. Our CXI Color Calculator, available in handheld or digital versions, is a quick reference for selecting the perfect color. And if that's not enough, the gel string allows room for two traditional custom gel colors, when only they will do. The CXI is also equipped with a two-speed fan that is controllable through the lighting console and can be used for complete silence, for whisper-quiet operation, and for maximum cooling of the gel strings. It's no wonder Wybron is the one professionals use … and use … and use.

Wybron Inc., 4830 List Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, phone: 719-548-9774
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