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GLP Launches New Generation impression X4 XL
Germany – GLP’s next generation impression X4 XL LED moving head has been creating waves among global LDs since its public debut at Frankfurt’s Prolight+Sound Show earlier this year, with many eager to get their hands on this ‘supersized’ version of the equally popular impression X4 (on which it is based).
The X4 XL embraces the same philosophy and highly efficient optical design of the smaller X4 and X4S to complete a family of fixtures suitable for venues and shows of all sizes.
The automated head boasts 55 RGBW LED sources, each rated at 15W and each colour matched to align across units, giving them compatibility with X4 and X4S units that may be used on the same production. It also offers the same zoom range of 7° to 50° which, with such a high output, forms a ‘cannon of light’ at its narrowest angle up to a bright expanse of coverage at its widest.
And with its quad colour sources, the X4 XL offers the same extensive colour pallet as others in the series, ranging from soft pastels to deep, strong saturates; and the increased intensity ensures that the saturated colours just become even purer.
For effects across its face, the X4 XL allows for individual control of each of the 55 pixels, with a complete range of patterns built into the fixture as standard. Custom patterns can be programmed quickly and easily via a few DMX channels and recorded directly into the control desk. The X4 XL standard DMX mode uses just 26 channels with access to all functionality, making it particularly economical.
The optical system of the X4 XL has been designed to give even coverage of both colour and intensity across its beam at all zoom ranges and doesn’t suffer from dark spots, remaining faithful to the core needs of a washlight and not sacrificing performance for gimmicks.
The optical dimming performance of the X4 XL continues GLP’s tradition of producing the highest quality control, with no colour shift occurring during any part of the dimming process so that long fades will reproduce exactly. An electronic shutter gives a wide and varied strobe effect up to 25 flashes per second, with built in macros for ease of programming.
Finally, the impression X4 XL features 16-bit pan and tilt control, with 660° of pan and 260° of tilt movement, complete with feedback sensors to ensure positional accuracy at all times.
Confirms GLP US Inc president, Mark Ravenhill: “The initial reaction to the X4 XL has been amazing, and it is clearly the large LED washlight that people have been waiting for. Creating continuity and longevity with our product lines is important for us, for our partners and the designers that use our fixtures. The addition of the X4 XL allows us to strengthen this product series for everyone.”
The X4 XL is available from GLP distributors globally.
15th July 2014
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