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  • Chauvet QSpot 360 vs Blizzard Torrent F3

    Hi guys...

    I'm looking at picking up another pair of moving heads for placing on a set of truss totems.  We've had great luck with our QSpot260's for the past couple years, so their replacement, 360 model is of high interest.

    Then again, Blizzard always has some compelling products.

    Curious on people's experience with these fixtures...

    On paper:

     Qspot 360Torrent F3
    LED Type3x10w LED1x50w LED
    Lux at 5m11001400
    Rotating Gobo Wheel 17 gobos7 gobos
    Gobo Wheel 28 gobos + open9 gobos + open
    FocusYesYes
    Rotating PrismYesYes
    Size13x10.6x19.611.5x12x17.5
    Weight22lbs26lb
    ​Boston Common Band - Boston Wedding Bands
    Sound --- DB Tech DVA T4's + RCF TTS18a Subs | RCF TT08a + ART710 Monitors
    Rack --- A&H QU-16 | Sennheiser Wireless Systems | Furman P2400AR
    Lighting --- Chauvet Quad6 PARs | Chauvet + ADJ Lasers | QSpot360 Moving Heads

  • #2

    It depends on if weight or brightness is more important to you.  The QSpot 360 is not as bright as your 260's, so if I were you I would stick with your QSpot 260's, you are not really gaining anything with either fixture.

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    • dcastar
      dcastar commented
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      Double Post - plz delete


    • dcastar
      dcastar commented
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      DJStevieRay wrote:

      It depends on if weight or brightness is more important to you.  The QSpot 360 is not as bright as your 260's, so if I were you I would stick with your QSpot 260's, you are not really gaining anything with either fixture.


      Hello Stevie,
      Unfortunately, that's just plain false information.
      Qspot360 = 1100 lux @ 5m
      Qspot260 = 750 lux @ 5m


  • #3

    You can still buy 260s on eBay, so I'd buy more of them.  You want gobo & color wheel consistency, and when programming, programming things for two different kinds of fixtures is a lot more annoying and difficult than programming for one kind of fixture.  For a good, consistent show, get more 260s.  They're a great fixture and have been extraordinarily reliable in my experience, with the only problem I've seen being a tilt belt breaking (easy replacement by anyone who knows how to take the yoke cover off) from a fixture thet gets beat up weekend after weekend for 8 hours a night in a club.

    Professional Moving Light Technician and Lighting Director
    Author of the Basic Band Lighting Guide

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