Argo 6 FX

Bringing you a sensation of freedom has always been one of AYRTON’s most sincere promises. For the first time in its history, AYRTON is launching a weather-sealed effects luminaire that offers as much creative potential indoors as outside – ARGO 6 FX.

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This luminaire presents a minimalist design incorporating features for total protection against harsh weather with easier internal access, and its front window, made of highly resistant and exceptionally transparent polycarbonate with a V-0 protection rating, is designed to ensure optimal visuals. The placement of pan & tilt motors in the base and head of the luminaire avoids the constraint of weatherproofing the yoke arms. A new submersible ventilation system in a non-waterproof compartment allows for optimal cooling. Due to a new composite alloy, reduction in thickness of the parts, an optimised cooling system, simplified lens guidance, and integration of low-density optical components, AYRTON has been able to reduce overall weight by 20%.

The power and visual performance of ARGO 6 FX is ensured by a proprietary optical system consisting of a cluster of 19 lenses in PMMA with a diameter of 280 mm, combined with 19 glass light guides with an output surface made of an optical micro structure.

ARGO 6 FX can obtain a highly intense beam with a zoom ratio of 14:1 and a wide zoom range from 4° to 56°. ARGO 6 FX is equipped with 19 LEDs of 40 W with RGB+W additive colour synthesis that can obtain light output of 13,000 lumens.
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. It 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. It can be used alone or in combination with the main LED matrix. By allowing for more precision and exactness, ARGO 6 FX add a breath of creativity. Rediscover a new sense of pure freedom.


• 2 element 14:1 zoom high-resolution optic system
• Beam aperture: 4° to 56° 
• Fast motorised linear zoom
• 19 truncated edges 50 mm frontal lenses
• 280 mm front lens cluster

• 19 x 1,000-lumens RGB+W High-Power LED sources
• Total luminaire output: up to 13,000 lumens 
• CRI: greater than 86
• Rated life (L70): up to 40,000 hours
• Flicker-free source management suitable for TV applications and all video-recorded events

• Extremely accurate positioning
• Moving-head operated via either 8- or 16-bit resolution
• High-resolution stepper motors operated via microprocessors to ensure extreme accuracy and smooth movement
• Pan and tilt automatic repositioning
• Moving-head range: infinite pan and tilt rotation

• Sophisticated 4 colours RGBW mixed, reaching high Colour Rendering Index
• Uniform light beam with no colour shadows, and rich saturated and pastel colour-hues
• 4.29 billion colours (8-bit resolution)​
• Virtual colour wheel, including most usuals white colour temperature presets​

• 2D & 3D graphical effects capabilities
• Effects can be coupled with beam, wash or matrix applications
• Built-in pattern effects with speed and fade controls for scenic applications
• Individual control of each pixels
• LiquidEffectTM

• Electronic dimmer, allowing perfect light adjustment from 0 to 100% without colour variation
• White or colour strobe effect, with speed adjustment from 1 to 25 flashes per second

• Local DMX addressing of luminaire and optional parameters through its built-in LCD control panel
• Remote DMX addressing of luminaire and optional parameters through a standard RDM DMX controller
• Information menu including hour counter, temperature, software version

• Graphic LCD display for addressing and special functions settings, with flip function
• 5 menu buttons to set the functions
• Excess temperature protection
• Integrated wireless CRMX TiMo™ RDM receiver from LumenRadio™
• IP65 XLR 5-pin male and female connectors for DMX connection
• IP65 RJ45 IN / OUT connectors for ArtNet connection
• IP65 PowerCON TRUE1 male connector for power connection

• DMX 512 protocol, through IP65 DMX cable or a wireless system
• DMX-RDM compatible
• Stand-alone mode and Master/Slave modes
• ArtNet™ & sACN protocol through Ethernet cable
• Local control panel, with IP65 LCD display
• Choice of 3 DMX modes (from 26 to 127 DMX channels)

• Electronic supply with active PFC
• 120 to 240 Volts – 50/60Hz
• Power: 800 W maximum

• Advanced liquid cooling system
• Self-adjusting variable speed fans for quiet operation (Auto mode)
• Selectable auto, stage & studio ventilation modes
• Safety protection against temperatures excesses

• Moving-head skeleton made of aluminium and steel metal plates
• Base in die-cast aluminium
• Heatsinks in aluminium
• Moulded covers in self-extinguishing fire retardant ABS PC (V0 class)
• Two-side handles for transportation
• Four heavy-duty feet for better stability
• IP65 protection rating
• Exterior finish: black (Carbon)

• Fastening-bracket system: two Omega ¼ turn brackets designed for use with standard clamps
• Mounting points: eight ¼ turn locking fittings allowing installation of Omega brackets on luminaire
• Safety cable attachment point

• Operating positions: all (device on floor or fixed to a support)
• Maximum permitted ambient temperature (Ta max): 45° C (113° F)
• Minimum permitted ambient temperature (Ta min): -20° C (-4° F)
• Minimum usage distance: 2.0 m (6.56 ft)

• EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
• LVD Directive 2014/35/EU

US (Safety & EMC)
• UL 1573
• FCC Part 15, Subpart B:2018

• Product: 436 x 538 x 293 mm (l x h x d)
• Flight-case foam: 485 x 560 x 350 mm (l x h x d)

• Product: 22 kg