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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by eamon, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. eamon

    eamon Member

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    Hi all

    As i am based in Ireland, I have a few problems remembering what type of profiles a 6x9, 6x22 6x12 etc are

    I would be grateful if some one could indicate the beam angles that these are and give me an idea as to how the 6 & other number are arrived at.

    or a link to a site that will do just this

    cheers

    eamon
     
  2. Footer

    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    6x9-36 deg
    6x12-26 deg
    6x16-19 deg
    6x22-10deg
    6x4.5-50 deg

    These are not exact, but this is what is accepted at standard in most places

    and the other measurement is the length from the gate to the end of the barrel (roughly)
     
  3. eamon

    eamon Member

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    Many thanks for the info. This time I will write it down

    cheers

    eamon
     
  4. koncept

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    out of curriosity what is the equivalent for a 8 x 13
     
  5. RiffRaff54

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    i believe that a 8x13 is about 12°
     
  6. koncept

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    thank you, that doesnt seem like a common degree to use
     
  7. RiffRaff54

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    Shakespear's come in a fixed 12°, we use them at my work a lot
     
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    what do you guys use them for specificaly? or is it too varied
     
  9. RiffRaff54

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    we use them for our FOH catwalks
     
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    ok, i typicaly need to use 36's or 26's depending upon where im at on the foh. its very close to the stage... so i will assume yours is farther and you can use the small angle and still have a large pool
     
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    yeah, they give us about a 10-12' pool from our clostest catwalk
     
  12. BillESC

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    The venue dictates the beam spread. RCMH uses 5 degree fixtures from the balcony rail, it's a 70' throw.
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    that would be a fun one to focus.....
     
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    Think radios lol
     
  15. Chris15

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    Radios in Radio City Music Hall, how ironic.
     
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    i was thinking more of getting the fixture pan/tilted to where you want it... for those of you who have focused a 5 deg from that far of a throw its not the most fun thing to do....
     
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    We use 26 degree S4's in our FOH. Can't remember exactly the throw distance, but it isn't huge. We can span the width of the stage with three groups. I never use 36 degree S4's on FOH, the beam is just too big. I really need to get some 19 degree S4's for specials, as of now we're limited to 36 and 26 only.

    I can only imagine precision focusing a 5 degree fixture from 70 feet away. Focusing 26 degree fixtures in our FOH is difficult enough.
     

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