Martin Professional has added the MAC 250 Wash, a Fresnel version, to its MAC 250 Series of moving heads. The MAC 250 Wash joins the previously released MAC 250 Krypton and full-featured MAC 250 Entour profile spots to complete the new generation MAC 250 Series.
The MAC 250 Wash has been designed for environments where powerful colorwash effects are required from a compact 250W Fresnel moving head, such as touring and special event applications, television studios, club installations, and retail and leisure environments.
It is equipped with important advancements, like efficient reflector technology for greater output, fast and quiet movement, a variable frost filter for zoom effect, and a CMY color mixing system with a complementing color wheel. Like the Krypton and Entour, the driving force behind this new luminaire is the technology and design of the MAC 2000.
With a multi-layered, dichroic reflector and using the long-life Philips MSD 250/2 discharge lamp and the standard Fresnel lens, the MAC 250 Wash lights a wide area (19o- 35o) with a great uniformity of coverage. For added flexibility, a simple change to a 59o diffuser lens makes wide beam angles possible (52º-66o).
The CMY color mixing system includes a separate six slot plus open color wheel that complements color correction and other filters. All color slots are replaceable and split colors are possible. A variable frost filter provides zoom effect possibilities. Smooth continuous transition from standard wash to flood creates the same zoom possibilities as conventional 1kW and 2kW lights. An enhanced high-resolution dimming system similar to the MAC 2000 provides smooth and even dimming and a fast 20Hz shutter for strobe effect is standard.
Using the latest fan technology, the MAC 250 Wash is a very quiet fixture. The head and base contain temperature sensors to ensure that fan speeds are kept to a minimum. The MAC 250 Wash’s speed of movement ensures a well-choreographed show both on stage and truss.
The MAC 250 Wash is DMX512 controllable and comes equipped with both 3-pin and 5-pin XLR in/out sockets and a switchable power supply. The fixture is also compatible with future standards such as ACN or Ethernet-based protocol.