ADJ Launches Feature-Packed New Moving Head
Offering a whole host of advanced features, including CMY colour mixing, the VIZI CMY300 is ADJ’s new flagship moving head fixture. Powered by a 300W LED engine, it features two GOBO wheels, two rotating prisms, WiFLY wireless DMX and hybrid operation.

Sitting at the top of ADJ’s popular Vizi Series of moving heads, the Vizi CMY300 sets a new standard for what can be achieved from an LED-powered fixture with an attainable price tag. It has a specially-designed 300W LED engine that generates an incredibly powerful beam of light and, as a hybrid fixture, it can function interchangeably as a beam, spot or wash luminaire, allowing users to achieve maximum effects from just one fixture.

As its name suggests, the signature feature of the Vizi CMY300 is its full CMY colour mixing ability. This gives users the freedom to select from a much wider palette of colours than a regular colour wheel. Independent cyan, magenta and yellow colour paddles – which allow variable intensities – can be mixed together to create almost any colour imaginable. In addition, the fixture still incorporates a standard colour wheel which allows easy selection of popular colours including UV. This also features a 3200K CTO filter, which allows the beam colour temperature to be altered from the cool white of its LED light-source to a warm white that emulates older lamp-based fixtures.

Two separate GOBO wheels allow a huge amount of creative potential when it comes to shaping the fixture’s beam. The first is loaded with eight versatile fixed GOBO patterns + open. This includes a dedicated beam reducer which can be used in Beam Mode to create an extremely narrow razor-sharp beam that is ideal for mid-air sweeping effects. The second wheel features six replaceable rotating GOBO slots + open. Provided pre-loaded with six general-purpose patterns, this wheel allows the use of custom GOBOs with a size of 26.8mm and a viewable diameter of 20mm.

To ensure that GOBO patterns appear sharp regardless of the projection distance, the Vizi CMY300 offers motorized focus. It also features a motorized zoom function which allows the beam angle to be altered between 8- and 46-degrees, allowing for tight beam effects as well as wider GOBO projections. In addition, the fixture offers an in-built Frost filter which switches the beam from a hard-edged spot to a soft-edged wash. Finally, the fixture is also equipped with a motorized iris which can be used to reduce the beam intensity to anywhere between 100% and 5%.

Offering even more creative potential, the Vizi CMY300 also features two separate multi-faceted rotating prisms. Both the 3-facet circular and 6-facet linear prisms can be used independently, but can also be layered together to create unique and complex projections. These are ideal for adding interest to the walls/ceiling of a venue as well as for creating impressive mid-air beam effects.

With variable speed as well as fine pan and tilt control, the head is capable of both smooth slow sweeps and fast precise movements. It has a pan range of 540-degrees and a tilt range of 270-degrees, making it capable of covering a wide area wherever it is positioned on a stage or within a venue.

A professional-calibre fixture, the Vizi CMY300 boasts a modular design which allows for straight-forward servicing and on-the-road repairs. Easy access to the inside of the head also makes for simple and quick GOBO replacements, while a built-in USB socket means that future firmware updates will be extremely easy to apply. This is facilitated by a large backlit full colour display screen which also makes mode selection and DMX addressing very simple.

Both 3-pin and 5-pin DMX sockets are provided and the fixture offers a choice of three control modes using 21, 24 or 26 channels. It is also fitted with a built-in antenna for ADJ's WiFLY EXR wireless DMX system that transmits a signal up to 2,500 feet / 700M (line of sight). This means that the Vizi CMY300 will easily integrate into any existing lighting setup, either cabled or wireless, and can also be used to setup a new WiFLY system.

“Pushing the boundaries of our Vizi Series of LED-powered moving heads, the Vizi CMY300 builds on the success of ADJ’s Vizi BSW 300 hybrid fixture with a host of added professional-calibre features,” enthused ADJ USA’s National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales. “We’re constantly listening to feedback from lighting designers and installers, and work hard to make products that meet their wants and needs. In addition to its signature CMY colour mixing, the Vizi CMY300 offers advanced features, such as a modular design for easy servicing and in-built WiFLY DMX, that are designed to make life easier for lighting professionals. This fixture is another milestone in ADJ’s continuing mission to deliver lighting with pro-level features at an affordable price.”

Combining a potent 300W LED light-source with an extensive collection of motorized beam-shaping tools, including full CMY colour mixing, the ADJ Vizi CMY300 is ideal for a wide variety of applications including large mobile DJ setups. Despite offering an expansive feature set and excellent build quality, it has a more compact footprint and lower price tag than other fixtures in its class, making it the ultimate LED-powered hybrid moving head.

Published: 08 January 2018