Let's talk ascor strobe units
Yes they are still around. I would like to talk to any members who have had experience with the ascor strobes. ACSOR American speedlight corporation they made extremely powerful strobes with extremely short flash durations. Specifically the big ones. If you have used them you'll know what I am talking about. The B806 rapid power supplies and the sunlight master slow charger as they call it. These are used with large capacitor that weigh about 50 lbs a piece, and the heads are; one the sun gun as the called it and a A803 or 800 series light head.
My interests are one to increase my knowlege them, find people who might want to sell them, and find people who may have had repairs done to them in the midwest.
Hope to talk to members soon as this is my first inquiry as a new member.
Ascor 800 Sunlight and Albert Nye systems
I'm the photographer that dirt11 mentioned in his post. I owned and used both systems for several years. Had three different charger heads. A slow and a fast charger made by ascor and this custom unit made by Albert Nye. The strobe system had the capability of firing 50,000 watt seconds of light in one pop. Of course the more power you used, the longer your duration became. At full power is was down to about 1/750 of a sec.
I bought my Ascor 807 fast charger from Joel Brodsky (the guy who shot all the Doors photos) and I believe photographer/filmmaker Melvin Sokolsky (famous in his day) had one that fired at 24 frames per second.
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and I even know the location of one or two that is for sale.
As the availability of parts and repair persons declined the strobes became a major headache. I eventually switched to Broncolor.