Here at ADJ we aim to help make our customers’ lives easier, which is exactly what the latest new additions to our Startec Series are designed to do. The Stinger Star and Stinger GOBO each pack not one, not two, but three distinctly different effects into a single compact and affordable fixture meaning less setup time for mobile entertainers and less work for club and bar installers.

ADJ’s new Startec Series Stinger Star features a unique party dome moonflower effect which projects countless beams of light that shimmer, sway and spin in a mesmerizing blaze of movement and color. The room-filling effect is powered by six 3W RGBWAV LEDs that project moving beams of light through the dome’s multifaceted surface resulting in a myriad of dancing razor-sharp shafts of colored light.

The Stinger Star’s distinctive moonflower effect is further enhanced by an integrated red and green Galaxian-style laser effect. This creates animated patterns such as dots, triangles, circles, hearts, arrows and stars which are then multiplied by a diffraction grating to generate a multitude of laser projections that are spread over a wide area.

Completing the Stinger Star’s three-in-one offering is a color-chasing wash effect. Surrounding the laser aperture are six 1-watt LEDs: two red, two green, two blue and two amber, which can be used for static color washing as well as to create eye-catching flashing patterns. The unique circular arrangement of the LEDs allows for continuous spiraling chases which add another dimension to the wash effect.

The Stinger GOBO is another new addition to the Startec range which features the same wash and laser effects as the Stinger Star. However, instead of the moonflower dome, the Stinger GOBO offers a powerful sweeping pattern effect. Utilizing eight different GOBO patterns and eight 3W RGBW LEDs the Stinger GOBO’s spinning lens assembly causes the projected patterns to sweep in and out as well as spin around to create an attention-grabbing effect that is ideal for adding energy and excitement to a dancefloor.

Both the Stinger Star and the Stinger GOBO are flexible fixtures that can be used in a variety of different ways. Each of their three effects can be used in isolation, while they can also be used in pairs or all together at the same time. Each of the units is supplied pre-programmed with six exciting shows which can run in Show Mode, at a user-defined speed, or Sound Active mode, triggered by the beat of the music. Multiple fixtures can also be linked together using XLR cables for synchronized Master/Slave operation.

If you want exacting control over each of the units’ three effects, DMX control is supported. For both the Stinger Star and Stinger GOBO, there is a choice between a basic 2-channel and comprehensive 14-channel mode, while DMX addressing and mode selection is taken care of by a menu-driven interface accessed via a 4-digit LED display, and corresponding 4 push buttons, located on the rear panel of each fixture.

If you like to have some control over your lighting effects, but don’t want to get into setting up a DMX system, the Stinger Star and Stinger GOBO also offer a choice of simple wireless control options. Each fixture is compatible with ADJ’s UC IR Remote (sold separately), which offers control over blackout, strobe, pre-programmed shows and Sound Active mode. The units are also supplied as standard with an ADJ Airstream IR transmitter which allows their control via the free to download ADJ Airstream IR App. This offers basic control of the effects directly from your iOS phone or tablet.

Thanks to their use of modern LED technology, both the Stinger Star and Stinger GOBO require a maximum of just 55W of power. Each fixture is also fitted with IEC power input and output sockets, which means that the power supply for multiple units can be linked (up to 8 @ 120V and 16 @ 230V) reducing the number of cables needed when setting up a multi-fixture lightshow. Also, again thanks to their use of LED technology, the units run cool and have no duty-cycle, meaning that they can run non-stop all night long.

Sharing the same distinctive casing design, the Stinger Star and Stinger GOBO are both robustly constructed from powder-coated metal. The case design integrates both a heavy-duty safety loop and flexible multi-angle hanging bracket making these fixtures perfect for permanent installation mounted on a ceiling or wall as well as for hanging on a T-bar or truss structure as part of a mobile lightshow.

Ideal for a life on the road or for installation when space is limited, both the Stinger Star and Stinger GOBO are compact and lightweight. The Stinger Star weighs 10 lbs. (4.4kg.) and measures 16.25” x 8.25”x 9.5” (410x210x238mm), while the Stinger GOBO is a little heavier at 11lbs. (5kg.) but also a little smaller measuring 16.25” x 8.25”x 6” / 410x210x151mm.

Looking to freshen your lightshow? Don’t settle for just one new effect, get three-in-one with either of these new Startec Stinger fixtures. Equally suited to creating mid-air effects in a smoke or haze filled atmosphere as they are to generating mesmerizing patterns projected onto the walls or ceiling of a venue, the Stinger Star and Stinger GOBO are ideal both for mobile lightshows and installation in bars and small clubs.

Both the Stinger Star and the Stinger Gobo are set to be release in late August 2016. Both fixtures will be on display at the ADJ booth at DJ Expo in August (Atlantic City, NJ) and BPM | PRO in September (Birmingham, UK).

To learn more about the Startec Stinger Star, visit: http://www.adj.com/stinger-star

To learn more about the Startec Stinger GOBO, visit: http://www.adj.com/stinger-gobo


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Check out the Stinger Gobo demo video: