American DJ Unveils Moving Head Fog Machine And The Wave

American DJ is proud to announce the release of two new products, the Accu Fog 1000 moving head fog machine and the high-output 800-watt mood effect Wave.

Accu Fog 1000
London has nothing on American DJ's new Accu Fog 1000! An innovative moving-head fog machine, the Accu Fog 1000 will produce more mist than you'll find on a foggy evening at Trafalgar Square, as it spins around and spews out serious amounts of smoke in all directions.

This high-output fogger is the latest addition to American DJ's popular Accu Series of professional intelligent fixtures. The 1,000-watt unit uses its moving-head mechanism to rotate a full 360°, providing any venue with total atmospheric coverage at a lightning-fast rate of 10,000 cubic feet per minute. Users can rely on the Accu Fog 1000 to fill every nook and cranny of the room with great-looking fog, even remote areas where other professional fog machines won't reach.

The Accu Fog 1000 is also incredibly versatile. Due to its unique design, it can be used in a variety of positions—you can stand it upright, hang it, or even mount it upside-down to create different types of effects. This upside-down positioning is possible because of a removable metal bin on the back of the Accu Fog 1000, which houses its 1-liter fog juice container. The bin is attached with two screws: you can unscrew them quickly, then simply flip the bin around and re-attach it for upside-down use.

"The Accu Fog 1000 provides amazing fog coverage, thanks to its moving head design and multiple mounting options," says Scott Davies, general manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. "It can fill a room faster and more thoroughly than standard fog machines, even higher-end units designed for professional use. What's more, this breakthrough moving head fogger features the quality, reliability and durability associated with American DJ's hot-selling Accu Series of higher-end professional fixtures."

Another huge convenience of the Accu Fog 1000 is an optional, larger 1-gallon fog juice container, which can be purchased separately. The gallon-size tank saves users time and effort by requiring less frequent refills. It's not only great for gigs that call for long-term fog production, but also applications where the machine is hung in a high or otherwise hard-to-reach space. When fog fluid gets too low, the Accu Fog 1000 protects itself via a thermal cut-off that automatically shuts down the unit's pump system.

Yet another major convenience is Remote DMX addressing (RDMX), which allows users to change the unit’s DMX settings from the comfort of their DMX console. Exclusive to American DJ Group products, RDMX eliminates the hassle of having to climb up a ladder or get to some out-of-the-way spot to change settings on the back of the machine.

The Accu Fog 1000 operates in three different modes: five DMX channels, seven DMX channels, or sound-triggered auto programs. A Smart Sense feature automatically recognizes if the unit is running in DMX or master/slave mode.

With the Accu Fog 1000, you get continuous coverage without any lapses in fog production. The unit utilizes advanced Electronic Thermo Sensing (ETS) technology, which is extremely sensitive in detecting temperature drops and will immediately trigger the machine to start reheating. Since the Accu Fog 1000 stays hot and ready to rock at all times, there's never any warm-up time between fog blasts, resulting in more even, consistent, higher-quality fog.

Other professional features include full 360° pan and 265° tilt. Designed and styled to resemble other premium fixtures in American DJ's Accu Series, the unit measures 17.5"x13.75"x11.75" and weighs 29 lbs.

The Accu Fog 1000 carries a suggested retail price of $1,099.95.

The Wave

TheWave from American DJ is a high-output 800-watt mood effect that sends out 60 unique “S-shaped” beams in vibrant blue and aqua tones.

The wavy beams, combined with the stunning shades of blue, make the Wave a one-of-a-kind effect. When used at slow speeds it will create a serene mood with spellbinding water-like imagery. Then, simply increase its speed at the flick of a switch, and the mood instantly changes from tranquil New Age ambiance to a high-energy party atmosphere.

To give users this easy versatility, the Wave comes with built-in programs at both slow and fast speeds. The programs make it a cinch to run the Wave in plug-and-play Sound Active mode.

The Wave also has two DMX-512 channels for use with a programmable DMX controller. For larger venues, a series of Waves can be daisy-chained by XLR cables in Master-Slave mode to create a truly powerful effect.

“With its beautiful colors and unique beam shape, the Wave really is a totally new and different mood effect that people will notice and comment on,” notes Davies. “There’s something hypnotic, almost magical, about blue lights—remember those blue Christmas lights you always loved as a kid? Imagine 60 powerful beams in shades of blue projecting on the walls, floor, and room surfaces, and you get the picture.”

With its ease of use and a very affordable suggested retail price of $199.95, the Wave is perfect for DJs, clubs, bars and bands of all sizes. “Don’t be fooled by its affordability,” says Davies. “Even though the Wave is well within the price range of most entertainers, it produces a stunning high-power effect that’s sure to make any light show look professional.”

The Wave can be run all night without interruption, because it comes equipped with a high-velocity fan that keeps it cool without requiring duty cycles. A hanging bracket and 800-watt LL-JS800 lamp are included, and an easy-access door makes lamp replacement a snap.

Weighing in at only 14lb, the Wave is lightweight enough for mobile entertainers to transport from gig to gig. It measures 13”x14.75”x9”.

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