Rivale Profile boasts ‘performance, creativity, subtlety and power’
Germany - Ayrton is revealing a number of new products at Prolight+Sound 2023 in Frankfurt (Hall 12.0 Stand D74).
The lighter the machine, the more versatile it can be. Weighing only 28.5kg, Rivale Profile has been designed to push limits and is Ayrton’s most versatile luminaire to date.
Equipped with a 160mm frontal lens and a brand new 450W high-efficiency LED module, calibrated at 6500K with a luminous flux of 27,000 lumens, Rivale Profile can produce an ultra-intensive beam of 4° - close to that of Ayrton’s famous "LT" versions – with a 13:1 zoom ratio and a zoom range of 4° to 52°.
A new high-definition progressive CMY colour mixing system allows a perfect reproduction of pastel colours. A variable Deep RED channel optimizes the colour rendering index at low levels and offers a progressive red with a high level of saturation for specific needs. A progressive CTO and a seven-position colour wheel complete the palette of tools dedicated to creating colour.
Rivale Profile is factory equipped with a wheel of seven rotating gobos, a wheel of eight fixed gobos, a framing section that allows the precise positioning of each shutter blade on 100% of the surface with a rotation of +/- 90°, an iris diaphragm, a monochromatic effect wheel, two combinable rotating prisms and two frost filters.
By utilising innovative materials and state-of-the-art technology, Ayrton has minimized this fixture’s weight to enable it to accomplishing exceptional feats and deliver outstanding performance. Developed for mixed use indoors and outdoors - in all conditions - Rivale Profile, has a unique visual signature that foreshadows the style of Ayrton’s future line and secures the Ayrton name as a ‘no-compromise’ brand.
Part of Ayrton’s Classical IP65 3 Series, and complete with continuous rotation of the pan and tilt movement, Rivale Profile is ‘a unique projector, unparalleled on the market, that successfully boasts performance, creativity, subtlety and power’.
For the first time in its history, Ayrton is presenting a weather-sealed effects luminaire that offers as much creative potential indoors as outside. Argo 6 combines a minimalist design incorporating features for total protection against harsh weather with easier internal access. The window, made of highly resistant and exceptionally transparent polycarbonate with a V-0 protection rating, is designed to ensure optimal visuals. A new composite alloy, reduction in thickness of the parts, an optimised cooling system, simplified lens guidance, and integration of low-density optical components, mean Ayrton has been able to reduce overall weight by 20%.
Available as Wash or FX versions, Argo 6 is equipped with 19 LEDs of 40W with RGB+W additive colour synthesis that can deliver a light output of 13,000 lumens. Argo 6 can obtain a highly intense beam with a zoom ratio of 14:1 and a wide zoom range from 4° to 56°.
For the first time, Ayrton has provided individual control of the LEDs on the Argo 6 Wash version and added a virtually infinite library of effects. Argo 6 Wash is a precise machine that can obtain perfect colour reproduction. A complete library of pre-programmed colours allows quick creation of subtle, dense and contrasting swaths of light. Its black honeycomb and perfect separation of the light sources help to significantly boost the level of contrast.
Argo 6 FX is a versatile fully-equipped luminaire designed for a multitude of applications. It borrows from the main features of the Wash version and offers continuous rotation of the pan and tilt movement I.R.S.TM. Argo 6 FX is equipped with a high-definition liquid effect system enhanced by a translucent honeycomb that can generate complex graphic effects LiquidEffectTM.
Both Argo 6 Wash and Argo 6 FX can be used alone or in combination with the main LED matrix. By allowing for more precision and exactness, they add a breath of creativity. Part of Ayrton’s Multi Sources IP65 6 Series, Argo 6 allows you to rediscover a new sense of pure freedom.
More Ayrton products will be presented in Ayrton’s light show on the booth (Hall 12.0 Booth D74) where Zonda 3 Wash and Zonda 3 FX, its older, larger siblings Zonda 9 FX and Zonda 9 Wash, plus Domino Wash, Huracán Wash and the laser-sourced Cobra will be exciting the audiences with their creative abilities.
Next door to the Ayrton booth Women in Lighting, supported by Ayrton, will have its own booth (Hall 12.0 D72) which will be run by founders Sharon Stammers and Martin Lubach of Light Collective, and Ayrton’s Kseniia Igoshkina and Topstage’s Linnea Ljungmark.
This is a space in which to relax and network with the team. A programme of WIL talks will present a new speaker each day in the Theatre + Light Stage (Hall 12.0 Stand C26). Speakers include Daksha Suryavamshi of Tranzept, Raquel Rosildete from Berlin and Sophie Blondeau from PixMob. For the full programme and to register for a free entry ticket to Prolight+Sound, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-lighting-talks-prolightsound-frankfurt-2023-tickets-597658652117
Don’t miss the daily gathering at 5pm in the Ayrton VIP Lounge for more drinks, snacks and chats. Free registration is required for entry using the link above.

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