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  • Affordable hazer

    I know, I know, get a Radiance. But my light budget is tiny. Is there such a thing as a decent affordable (a few hundred) water based hazer, that will work in local bars a couple gigs a month max?
    <div class="signaturecontainer">Moe<br><br>---<br><br>It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.<br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.hotrodmotm.com">http://www.hotrodmotm.com</a></div>

  • #2
    I have had good success with the Hurricane Haze 2 from Chauvet. And contrary to what some may say, it does not go through gallons of haze quickly. February will make 2 years since I purchased my unit. I am just about to crack open the third gallon of fluid. We played 67 shows last year; used haze probably 25 to 30 of those shows. Two other local bands have purchased the hazer based upon seeing it at our shows. It works perfect in DMX mode. My only issue has been the couple of times I used it with the manual controller I could not get the timer function to propertly work. Not a big deal to me since it's almost always in DMX mode.



    If mine broke at the next show I would immediately purchase another one.

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    • AxisDrummer
      AxisDrummer commented
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      Sorry for re-opening old thread....quick question to you or the others who give the thumbs up to the Chauvet Hurricane Haze 2.

      Did you guys buy the Hurricane Haze 2 or the 2D (digital version)?  Which would you recommend?

      Just curious,  Considering buying one to elevate our small gigs lighting.  

      Thanks!

      ---MIke


  • #3
    I've been considering getting the American DJ Haze Generator, check it out. It would fit your budget. Although it is oil based - I don't know if this is an issue for you or not.



    I'm still undecided, any else?

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    • #4






      Quote Originally Posted by jdboyl72
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      I have had good success with the Hurricane Haze 2 from Chauvet.




      That's encouraging, thanks for the report!
      <div class="signaturecontainer">Moe<br><br>---<br><br>It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.<br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.hotrodmotm.com">http://www.hotrodmotm.com</a></div>

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      • #5
        I am in the same position as the op. I would greatly appreciate it someone with more knowledge of hazers would chime in. After a week of searching the net i'm still unclear as to what even constitutes a "real" hazer. I would loke to spend under 500 and get the best bang for the buck, while leaving the least residue, making the least visible haze, and making the least odor or irritant. Looking at ADJ hazer, chauvet hurricane, and antari 300. Please help

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        • #6
          I don't know much, but least odor, irritant, and residue == water based hazer, instead of oil based. Aside from the Hurricane mentioned above, inexpensive water based units seem to be rare.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">Moe<br><br>---<br><br>It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.<br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.hotrodmotm.com">http://www.hotrodmotm.com</a></div>

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          • #7
            We have a Chauvet Hurricane Haze2. Does the job quite well....



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            • mate_stubb
              mate_stubb commented
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              dcastar wrote:
              We have a Chauvet Hurricane Haze2. Does the job quite well....



              So I got my Hurricane Haze 2 today and fired it up for the first time. It poured out very visible columes of smoke, which hung in the air in curls. 

               

              Not what I was expecting - I thought it would be essentially invisible except to light beams, and that dispensing it would not be so obvious. I'm concerned that bar patrons will see this and complain. 

               

              Am I doing something wrong, or is that just how it works? I'm using the remote timer right now, with the volume turned all the way down.


          • #8
            Not sure how "affordable" it is, but I use the Antari HZ-350. It is amazing how little juice it uses to such great effect.
            <div class="signaturecontainer">Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. -Will Rogers<br><br><a href="http://facebook.com/SpitShineRocks" target="_blank">http://facebook.com/SpitShineRocks</a></div>

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            • #9
              Well here is what going up to a Radiance gets you. Back lights are MX-4 scanners and the rest were cheap ADJ LED cans, before I went to Q12a's.

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              • #10
                Well here is what going up to a Radiance gets you. Back lights are MX-4 scanners and the rest were cheap ADJ LED cans, before I went to Q12a's. You don't see any haze except where the beams are, and beams even come from anemic LEDs. Can do about 100 shows on a gallon jug of fluid.





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                • #11

                  I'm only offering this for FYI purposes, if you have the money and expect to use the hazer often, please go by the above recommendations.

                  A cheap DIY alternative is to buy an Ultrasonic humidifier. You can create your own glycerine/distilled water mix. The glycerine can leave a slimy feel on surfaces.

                  Again, this is not a very professional, and probably not very durable solution. In my case it works because most places we play do not allow fog or haze. I couldn't justify a hazer purchase for use maybe twice a year. When it is used, it's hidden on stage.

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                  • #12
                    Can somebody report on how loud these things are? I'm getting concerned about noise levels on my lighting system, as 8 Blizzard Qs put out a pretty decent sounding, well, storm sound.
                    <div class="signaturecontainer">Moe<br><br>---<br><br>It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.<br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.hotrodmotm.com">http://www.hotrodmotm.com</a></div>

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                    • #13
                      I can't speak for all hazers, but I can tell you mine is pretty loud. I have a bunch of Blizzard Qs (6's and 12's) in my rig. You cannot hear them over the hazer. It doesn't matter for my application (can't be heard over a Marshall!) but if you are wanting to use one in a quiet environment, you will want to pipe the haze in. Remember, these work off of a compressor. Compressors are not known for their quietness.
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. -Will Rogers<br><br><a href="http://facebook.com/SpitShineRocks" target="_blank">http://facebook.com/SpitShineRocks</a></div>

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                      • #14
                        I have a smoke machine. Chauvet Hurricane 1800 Flex.



                        You can adjust it to shoot up, down, straight.



                        25,000CFM

                        Water based

                        Remote

                        DMX





                        I like it.







                        NO SIGNATURE FOR YOU!!

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                        • #15






                          Quote Originally Posted by Axisplayer
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                          Well here is what going up to a Radiance gets you. Back lights are MX-4 scanners and the rest were cheap ADJ LED cans, before I went to Q12a's.





                          What model, and how much?
                          NO SIGNATURE FOR YOU!!

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                          • BillESC
                            BillESC commented
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                            StratGuy22 wrote:
                             
                            QuoteOriginally Posted by Axisplayer View Post
                            Well here is what going up to a Radiance gets you. Back lights are MX-4 scanners and the rest were cheap ADJ LED cans, before I went to Q12a's.
                            What model, and how much?

                            Axisplayer uses the Radiance hazer.  The MAP price is $ 1325.00

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