ADJ Entour Venue Faze Machine

by Michael Eddy
ADJ Entour Venue Faze Machine
ADJ Entour Venue Faze Machine
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ADJ introduces the Entour Venue to its range of atmosphere-generating effects units. The compact water-based ‘faze’ (a hybrid of fog and haze) machine features a 1,500W heating element to produce an output of up to 15,000 cubic ft. per minute. Designed for flexible use, the Entour Venue is fitted with both rubber feet and an adjustable hanging bracket, which means that it can either sit on the floor or hang from a truss. It will also operate on its back.

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Just like the ADJ Entourage touring unit, the Entour Venue offers a hybrid between a conventional fog machine and a haze machine. It uses water-based fog fluid, but disperses it thinly over a much wider area to create atmosphere for mid-air beam effects. It also features variable output volume, adjustable speed fan, and a multi-angle output vent, which means that it is capable of generating just the right amount of faze—in exactly the right place—for any given application.

Offering easy setup and operation, as well as a warm-up time of just 45-seconds, the Entour Venue can be ready for action in no time at all. It is also capable of continuous operation and incorporates a built-in 5.6-liter fluid tank. The machine’s maximum fluid consumption is 9ml/min, which equates to over 10-hours of continuous output at full power. The Entour Venue measures 21” x 15.25” x 9.75” / 533 x 387 x 249mm (LxWxH) and weighs 47 lbs. / 21.3 kg.

The unit offers four different operating modes, which are accessible using the controls located on the front panel. A blue back-lit LCD screen is also situated on the front of the unit, displaying information relating to the various options offered within each mode. For quick and easy operation, the Manual mode has its own dedicated button. Simply pressing the button will start the machine outputting faze at maximum capacity, while releasing the button de-activates the mode.

Using a menu-driven interface facilitated by the LCD screen, the Entour Venue can also be set up for standalone operation. Continuous mode allows the fog Output Volume to be set between 5% and 100%, while the Fan Speed can be independently configured to between 5% and 100%. The machine will then continue to output faze constantly, using the selected settings, for as long as required. Alternatively, the Timer mode can be used to set a Duration (between 3 and 250 seconds) as well as an Interval (also between 3 and 250 seconds), offering an alternative method for continuous standalone operation.

Fitted with both 3-pin and 5-pin XLR DMX input and output connectors the unit can also be integrated into a lighting and effects system. A choice of three different operating modes are provided, requiring 1, 2, or 4 DMX channels respectively, depending on the level of control required by the user. The basic 1-channel option offers combined variable control of the fog Output Volume and Fan Speed, while the 2-channel mode separates out control of these two functions. The full 4-channel option, meanwhile, not only offers variable independent control of Output Volume and Fan Speed but also remote control of the unit’s timer Interval and Duration settings.

For more information on the Entour Venue, visit: http://www.adj.com/entour-venue