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Cantata  (1987 - ?)
Strand


UK: 1200W Range
USA: 1000W Range

UK information:
Up to 50% more light and new features for flexibility in operation.Cantata is the first range of luminaires to be designed for the new 1.2kW R.S.E.29 tungsten halogen lamp. By incorporating a larger diameter lens and a specially designed reflector, up to 50% increase in usable light has been achieved over previous 1kW spotlights.
This performance has been matched with improved operation features including a fully rotatable gate assembly, detachable lens tubes, simple to use peaky/flat field beam adjustment and an improved tilt clamp arrangement. The 2-position lamp base permits use of either the new 1.2kW lamp or the conventional 1kW lamp. A fine adjustment of lamp height is provided.
The plug and socket connection to luminaire is robust and safe in operation, but at once disconnects if lamp tray is opened.
Profiles accept an iris or gobo. Gate is 360° rotatable and lockable - shutter blades are smooth in operation.
Separate rear lamp housing, serving all three profiles, is easily detached from lens tube.

Trivia:
Lighting workshops with prototype Cantata profiles with Francis Reid and Alan Luxton of Strand at the Buxton Opera House led directly to the rotatable gate, when the shutters weren't able to do the job required. They weren't part of the original design.

Related Venues:

Extra Information: Barndoor Safety (F & PC)

See also:


Documents


Cantata 1000W Range (USA) (1989)
[3.5Mb PDF]
From Strand Archive

The Strandbook - page 38 (1990)
Cantata Profiles
From Jim Laws Collection

The Strandbook - page 39 (1990)
Cantata Spotlights
From Jim Laws Collection

1992 Insight Brochure - Page 3 (May 1992)
From Strand Archive

1992 Insight Brochure - Page 4 (May 1992)
From Strand Archive

Cantata 1126 Lamp & Gate Assembly Exploded Diagram (May 1994)
[49kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata 1832 Lamp & Gate Assembly Exploded Diagram (May 1994)
[49kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata 1832 Lens Assembly & Mounting Fork Exploded Diagram (May 1994)
[49kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata 2644 Lamp & Gate Assembly Exploded Diagram (May 1994)
[49kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata 2644 Lens Assembly & Mounting Fork Exploded Diagram (May 1994)
[49kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata PC Lamp Assembly Exploded Diagram (May 1994)
[49kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata F Lamp Assembly Exploded Diagram (August 1994)
[49kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

1.5.1 Cantata Followspot (1995)
[242kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata Followspot Exploded Diagram (1995)
[126kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata Followspot Parts List (1995)
[181kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata Range Datasheet (1995)
Cantata Range 1200W
[277kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata 1126 Lens Assembly and Mounting Fork Exploded Diagram (January 1995)
[49kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

1.2.2 Cantata 1000W Profile Range (USA) (November 1995)
[1.7Mb PDF]
From Strand Archive

1996 Strand Catalogue - Theatre Spotlights (1996)
From Strand Archive

1996 Strand Catalogue - Theatre Spotlights (1996)
From Strand Archive

1996 Strand Catalogue - Theatre Spotlights (1996)
From Strand Archive

1998-99 Strand Catalogue - Theatre Luminaires (1998)
From Jim Laws Collection

Cantata Fresnel & PC Datasheet (1998)
[50kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Cantata Range Datasheet (1998)
Cantata Range 1200W
[478kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

2000 Product Guide - page 26 (2000)
From Strand Archive

Classic Gear - Strand Cantata (June 2016)
[8.92Mb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International

Catalogue & Journal Entries for Cantata in the Backstage Heritage Collection


Cantata the Conqueror (Strandlight - 1987)

Strand Spectacular (1987)

Aspects of Lighting (Strandlight - 1989)

Strand's Tale of the 'One Thousand and One' Lights in Marrakesh (LIGHTS! - 1990)

Heading Dreamward (LIGHTS! - 1993)

Back to Lanterns (Named) (Strand)


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