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American DJ's Hexstar Centerpiece Effect

Published Jul 25, 2003

American DJ's Hexstar Centerpiece Effect

Multiplies Club Lighting Excitement With Six Heads

American DJ's Hexstar Centerpiece Effect-Body

LOS ANGELES - Six heads are better than one, when it comes to club lighting. That's why American DJ's new sound-activated Hexstar effect has -- not two or four -- but six rotating barrel-type mirrored heads.

Each of the Hexstar's six heads rotates independently and bounces multi-colored light off a dichroic dish, sending the dazzling beams spinning around a club or dance floor. With six streams light moving in their own patterns, pulsating to the beat of the music, the Hexstar will flood an entire room in a rhythmic shower of gyrating colors.

A great centerpiece effect, the Hexstar also features advanced superior optics. This gives its beams a crisper, more intense look, making the colors appear extremely brilliant and vivid.

To give clubs more lighting options, the Hexstar includes a three-position FX switch that allows it to be operated in three different modes: Sound-Active, Sound-Active Colors Only, or Continuous Rotation. In the Sound-Active Mode, both the barrel mirrors and the colors will move to the beat of the music. In the Sound-Active Colors Only Mode, the colors will change to the music, but the mirrors will remain static with no rotation. In the Continuous Rotation Mode, both the mirrors and colors will move continuously, independent of sound.

"Clubs today are demanding greater versatility in their lighting, which is why we included a three-position FX switch on the Hexstar," explained Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Cos. "In addition to being sound activated, the Hexstar can function as a continuously rotating effect during breaks in the music. Or you can set it in the Sound-Active Colors Only Mode and have just the colors change to the music, with no beam movement, which is great for setting a mood and creating a less frenzied environment.

"Many clubs today have different types of music or shows on different evenings," added Davies. "With the Hexstar, they can buy one centerpiece effect that can be used for different applications - and stretch their lighting dollar, which is another big concern for clubs today."

With its sleek, high-tech case design, the Hexstar also presents a visually attractive appearance in a club setting. Its protruding barrel mirrors give it the look of a robotic-like metal octopus with six tentacles.

The Hexstar includes a hanging bracket for easy ceiling mounting. A fan-cooled effect, it comes with a ZB-HX600 115-volt 575-watt lamp, and features circuit breaker protection, which eliminates the need to change fuses. The Hexstar measures 22"L x 22"W x 14.5"H, and weighs 18 lbs.

Manufacturer's list price of the Hexstar is $459.95.

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