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The Clay Paky Spheriscan comes in card board boxes (ex-demo units).
The Spheriscan is a revolutionary scanner with a modern twist. After creating the last word in moving-mirror lights in the 1990s, Clay Paky has leveraged the huge technological developments of recent years to "reinvent" the scanner and make it future-ready.
AN INGENIOUS MIRROR THAT TURNS VERY FAST WITHOUT STOPS
The first scanner feature we all care about is definitely the speed of the mirror, and it is here that the Spheriscan is truly extraordinary: its pan rotation does not have an end-stop! Its mirror goes on turning endlessly beyond 360 degrees, which creates an absolutely original swirling effect.
Its speed may be adjusted as desired and reach a maximum of 280 rpm, that is more than four revolutions per second. This speed is four times faster than the pan speed of an old scanner, and more than eight times as fast as the most lightweight moving heads. The movements are ultra-precise with sixteen-bit control and may be slowed down linearly to a minimum speed of two revolutions per hour.
AN EXTRAORDINARILY BRIGHT SCANNER
The Spheriscan is without a doubt much more powerful and brighter than any of the other scanners that came before it. Its spanking new OSRAM lamp works at 1200 watts. Its basic colour temperature is 6000 kelvins, which can be reduced gradually to 2700 K using a linear CTO system.
The luminous efficacy of the light is extremely high: 85 lm/W.
A VERY WIDE 13°-34° ZOOM RANGE
The Spheriscan has a high speed zoom, which starts from a minimum of 13 degrees. Thanks to its large mirror, the maximum beam angle reaches 34 degrees, which is greater than is found with any other moving-mirror light.
The focus is electronic. The front lens is an 80 mm in diameter (3.15") and produces a full-bodied beam which is clearly visible even hundreds of yards away.
NEVER BEFORE HAS A SCANNER HAD SO MANY FUNCTIONS
The Spheriscan has all the effects of the most advanced moving-head spotlights: 2 rotating gobo wheels (indexable and interchangeable) with 6 gobos each, an interchangeable glass animation wheel, a rotating prism, a fast sixteen-blade iris, a linear frost filter, a shutter-strobe and a dimmer. The colors may be inserted smoothly and linearly, and cover a broad spectrum including pastel shades, thanks to the CMY system, a color wheel and a linear CTO filter. The effects and movements are handled by a sixteen-bit controller.
THE FIRST MOVING-MIRROR LIGHT FOR OUTDOOR USE
This is another absolutely unique feature: the Spheriscan is also built to be used outdoors. A special housing and transparent tumbler-shaped cover which protects its mirror gives it an IP54 protection rating (vertically and horizontally ± 45°)
OTHER EXCLUSIVE WAYS TO USE THE SPHERISCAN
Using a special support system (optional), the Spheriscan may be recessed into the stage floor, with only its transparent head visible. It therefore becomes an innovative part of the set design and makes original grazing rojections possible.
Its transparent tumbler-shaped cover can be easily removed and replaced with a special mirror-holder: by doing so, the Spheriscan gains in brightness and becomes IP20
Lastly, you can also use the Spheriscan to project light directly, without the mirror. In this case, the light may be protected to IP54 by fitting a special cover over the front lens (optional).
PRACTICAL AND SIMPLE TO RIG
The bottom of the Spheriscan is fitted as standard with strong handles which make moving and installation easy. These handles themselves can be used as ground support when the light is placed vertically on the stage. Optional quick fit and release handles speed up operations even further.
The light may be fitted to trusses in any position, depending on requirements, using a ± 45° swivel bracket.
The Spheriscan is therefore a tribute to the past with an endless variety of state-of-the-art technical features. It is a powerful effects light capable of adding a new distinctive touch to shows and an appliance you can use on many occasions, including big events, indoor and outdoor concerts and architectural installations.