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Ayrton launches Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX

Apr 19, 2022

Ayrton has launched Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX, the first luminaires in a new family of products devised for stage lighting. Equipped with a high-performance 40W LED source with RGB+W additive colour synthesis, these new products fit into Ayrton’s Multi Sources 9 Series category.

Zonda 9 Wash

Zonda 9 Wash is a radical luminaire intended for stage lighting in the true sense. Ayrton has developed a silent ventilation mode specially for this fixture to accommodate the quieter environment often required by stage lighting. The careful colour mixing of the sources allows for perfect colour reproduction, and each concentric circle can be controlled independently to adjust the size of the emitting surface and the luminaire’s power. A complete library of pre-programmed colours – created in collaboration with lighting designers – is instantly accessible. 

Zonda 9 FX

Zonda 9 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 infinite continuous rotation on the pan and tilt axes (I.R.S.™). Individual control of each LED allows you to achieve 3D volumetric effects. Zonda 9 FX can produce a high-definition liquid effect from between its main lenses to create complex graphic effects, known as LiquidEffect™. This effect can be used alone or in combination with the main LED matrix.

Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX share the same proprietary optical system which consists of a wide, 384mm diameter, dial of 37 lenses in PMMA, combined with 37 glass light guides with an output surface made of an optical micro-structure. This LED/optical system combination can produce powerful light output of 25,000 lumens and a perfectly homogeneous mixture of pastel and saturated colours, regardless of the colour mix chosen, with a CRI of <86. 

The perfectly crisp separation between the light sources helps to reinforce the level of contrast. Endowed with a 50mm truncated transmitting lens with an optical surface equivalent to that of a 70mm round lens, Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX can obtain a highly intensive beam with a zoom ratio of 14:1 and a wide zoom range of 4° to 56°. 

A new optimised cooling system, simplified lens guidance systems, and ever smarter design of the internal structure have made it possible to reduce the size and weight of these luminaires considerably, in keeping with Ayrton’s Slim-21™ programme which miniaturises and reduces the weight of its fixtures. 

Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX are true marvels of technology geared for creativity. 

Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX will make their tradeshow debut at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt (26-29 April 2022) on the Ayrton stand in Hall 12 Stand D74-D75.

For full technical specifications and to view the new Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX videos, visit 

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