Flash w/ multiple tubes

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Flash w/ multiple tubes

Years ago there was a monolight with 6 tubes arranged in a circle about 10" in diameter.  Note that it was not a "ring" light as it had a modeling light in the center -- but the 10" diameter made it inherently softer than a single point source.

The (6-tube) combined power was 400ws, could also be fired individually in (very-fast) rapid succession for creative effects in darkened room.

But because each individual tube was relatively (1/6th power) small, the t/.1-.5 times were short and thus could be used w/ leaf-shutters at shorter shutter-speeds.

Does anyone know if anything like that is being made today ??? (Maybe battery powered for portability ???)

I still use "leaf" shutters so am looking for the most-powerful w/ shortest t/.1-.5 times .... and CHEAP.

Was looking at Flashpoint Xplor 600 PRO but did not see its "t" times, (or how they compare to current industry standards).

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