The new Phoenix lens system takes over from Panamorph’s earlier industry-standard UH480 and DC1 models as the new “go to” solutions for UltraWide home theaters using projectors with up to 4K resolutions and having throw distances of about 14’ to 20’. Working with the same beam sizes and using the same horizontal expansion technology as the UH480 and DC1, the new Phoenix takes advantage of electronic convergence correction in Epson, JVC and Sony projectors to eliminate the need for additional optical elements, resulting in even higher throughput from a tighter, more lightweight and lower cost design that delivers the same amazing UltraWide performance as previous models.
Phoenix Lens Specifications
|General mounting “U” bracket||Included|
|Anamorphic modification||Horizontal expansion of 16:9 to 2.4:1 (nominal), vertical image dimension unchanged|
|Patented high clarity design||Included|
|Color convergence correction||Moderately balanced optical correction. Use projector ECC mode for final correction of residual color fringing (ECC currently available on most Epson, JVC and Sony projectors only).|
|Sealed optics and additional light control baffling||Phoenix Pro only. These features minimize the accumulation of dust over time and also provide additional stray light baffling to produce and maintain the highest contrast.|
|Standard throw distance||14′-20′ (4.3M-6.1M)|
|Lens dimensions (w/o bracket)||5.8″ x 5.1″ x 4.5″ (LxWxH) (146mm x 129mm x 114mm)|
|Weight (with bracket)||2.8 lbs (1.3 kg)|
|User manual||Phoenix Installation Manual|
|Warranty||Two years parts and labor|
Guidelines for the Panamorph Phoenix
|Screen aspect ratio||A Flat screen with width-to-height ratio of 2.40:1 is recommended with a standard 3.5″ (90mm) border.|
|Throw distance||The distance from screen to projector should be within the lens throw distance range for highest clarity (see Lens Specifications).|
|Maximum 2.4:1 screen diagonal||Maximum: Less than 0.85 x throw distance.|
Ideal:Less than 0.75 x throw distance.
|Projector placement||Horizontal: The projector should be horizontally positioned at roughly the horizontal center of the screen so no horizontal lens shift is used.|
Vertical: If the projector is located above screen center it should be ceiling mounted (feet up) so that the anamorphic lens can hang down from its bracket.
Maximum beam size||75mm (H) x 60mm (V) at entrance to lens. This is typically sufficient for all HT projectors.|