ETC ColorSource Spot Jr Announced

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We welcome the newest addition to the ColorSource fixture family, the ColorSource Spot jr. At only 12 lb (5.5 kg), you’ll love how lightweight this fixture is. ColorSource Spot jr is nearly half the weight, half the size, and half the price of a full-sized ColorSource Spot.

Like the other ColorSource fixtures, Spot jr offers stunning colors and precise dimming at an affordable price. Available in both original and Deep Blue arrays, Spot jr has built-in 25-50-degree zoom, great for small stages, club spaces, and retail with both longer and shorter throws.

With over 5,700 lumens of brightness ColorSource Spot jr gives you more of what you love at a fraction of the cost AND a fraction of the size.




 

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Exciting. Any news on the ability to have something to point it at?

*I'm legit surprised anyone is releasing anything new right now*.
Well, if you are going to release something, a Jr/smaller/cheaper version would be the right move. Suitable for small rooms/venues/small HoW, I think those places will be the first to recover. It's going to be the large venues that will suffer the longest.
 
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Yeah schools and churches will continue to have budgets...perhaps reduced, but lots of schools are still being built and people like me still have budget money .
 

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Im just gonna say... I've never really loved the Jr series... But they have their place I guess. Will be interesting to see what kind of output this can provide.
 

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This is a pretty phenomenal light when you compare quality of light, output, and price. Sure, it isn't really going to have a place on huge stages, and no one likes a zoom for gobos, but how many streetfront or community theaters have been using their S4 Jr Zooms as their only source of light for a couple of decades?
 

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I was curious back when ETC created the ColorSource CYC. They got away with the original and deep blue versions of other fixtures in the line by using two blues.. I wondered if they would be able to stuff all that blue goodness into perhaps a Version 2 of the other ColorSource fixtures. I wonder if there isn't enough room in the fixtures to do so. It would sure simplify choosing which one is best..
 

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@JohnD, General consensus from everyone I've spoken to is that deep blue is the only one worth using except for those who already bought into the standard blue.

@sk8rsdad, Project funding will be very interesting coming up. I've had a number of existing K12 projects hit the fast forward button while commercial projects have slowed or paused. The greatest risk factor for public projects is the inevitable state budget shortages. In FL, we have an annual budget of around $93 Bn, and a monthly tax revenue shortfall right now of $800-900M. In a 12-month cycle, could see a full 10% shortage on the budget. Not only will future projects lose funding but current projects on the books may have funding withdrawn. Like the other critical areas of stimulus, largely comes down to how the federal gov't chooses to step in -- or not.

Infrastructure projects would definitely be the way to go though. Many of those projects can be executed in a social distancing-friendly manner, especially the outdoor bridges/tunnels/highways type projects and the first 9-12 months of vertical construction on typical new construction projects. Better to employ people in that manner than through unemployment, and from a social distancing perspective better than having them work in retail/hospitality or a cube farm. I think most of the WPA-era theaters have fallen out of style finally but there were a few generations of people who grew up in theaters built by the WPA to help crawl out of the Great Depression. Wouldn't shock me to see a similar initiative again.

@rsmentele, Not sure if 5700lm is max output or based on 3200/5600K or such, but doesn't look too far off from Colorsource Spot -- maybe 10-15% less. Wonder where they peeled all of the cost out of aside from the body. Particularly if there's something compromised in the optics that would be noticeable or not to the average viewer.
 
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@rsmentele, Not sure if 5700lm is max output or based on 3200/5600K or such, but doesn't look too far off from Colorsource Spot -- maybe 10-15% less. Wonder where they peeled all of the cost out of aside from the body. Particularly if there's something compromised in the optics that would be noticeable or not to the average viewer.
ETC has said it's about 80% as bright as the regular Colorsource spot.
 
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I really like the direction that ETC's industrial design is going the last few years. And I really like the color source line. Looks like another great product.
 

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Where's the colorframe / tophat holder?

How much weight did they save (if that's the reason) by cutting out parts of the yoke? How much does this add to cost to manufacture?

Rotating barrel?
The accessories can be added to the fixture via an accessory holder that is mounted using 4 screws.

The yoke design was done mostly for aesthetics but I guess it did save some weight as well. :)

This fixture does not have a rotating barrel.
 

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Exciting. Any news on the ability to have something to point it at?

*I'm legit surprised anyone is releasing anything new right now*.
They've got a new product that has been months (or more) in development and it's ready for market. Not introducing it would mean NONE would sell. ETC made the right move.
 

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$1100 MSRP? That, ahem, is not less than half the cost of a ColorSource Spot. I was hoping it'd be around the same cost as a ColorSource PAR.

I can forgive the lack of a rotating barrel -- conventional S4 juniors don't have that feature, either. The gel frame is still useful in theatrical settings. I bet this will find a home in architural and museum settings, and probably quite a few storefront / basement theaters, too.

EDIT: I wonder if there will be a Pearl (variable white) version released later.
 

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$1100 MSRP? That, ahem, is not less than half the cost of a ColorSource Spot. I was hoping it'd be around the same cost as a ColorSource PAR.

I can forgive the lack of a rotating barrel -- conventional S4 juniors don't have that feature, either. The gel frame is still useful in theatrical settings. I bet this will find a home in architural and museum settings, and probably quite a few storefront / basement theaters, too.

EDIT: I wonder if there will be a Pearl (variable white) version released later.
MSRP isn't what the dealers will charge you, you are probably looking just unde $900 and ETC has said that the pearl isn't gonna happen.
 

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As far as pricing, it looks like the list price for the ColorSource engine and shutter barrel is $ 1655, and the list price for the 25-50 zoom lens tube is $ 600.........