Elation Proteus Hybrid: taking on the elements. SoundLightUp test.

In 2017, our spies notified us of the qualitative and commercial improvements being implemented by Elation. We soon discovered the potential of their products, a good reason to give them our full attention.

Our first encounter up-close with Elation, we tested their DaVinci LED Spot, which, together with Picasso, spearheads a range known as "Artiste" – effective, solid, cost-effective and built well enough to shake up the European market. Behind the choice of these pictographic designations, we quickly understood that there was a massive project to establish a beachhead on the Old Continent.

Make no mistake, Elation – the professional branch of the American DJ group – has just celebrated its 25th anniversary and boasts a formidable strike force, with 400 employees located all over the world. Their products have been very popular in many countries.

For this second incursion into Elation, what we are attempting to capture is a normal-looking and yet very special fixture: an IP65-rated, motorized Spot/Beam/Wash hybrid, with a lamp source. This is a great idea for any rental company concerned about seeing their stock take on the weather. Now let's see if the Proteus Hybrid proves to be a serious candidate.

Reconnaissance mission


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