Convert Any MAC 2000 Wash XB or MAC 2000 Wash Into A Powerful Beam Fixture In Minutes
Posted on Sunday, September 5th, 2010
Martin Professional has now made it possible to easily convert two of the most advanced wash lights on the market — the Martin MAC 2000 Wash XB and MAC 2000 Wash — into a powerful beam fixture with an inexpensive conversion kit that installs in minutes.
Ideal for any large scale event where both beam and wash effects are required such as stadium and arena shows, the conversion kit gets the most out of existing lighting gear, eliminating the need to invest in a completely new fixture.
The MAC 2000 Beam XB upgrade kit consists of a new front lens module with micro-Fresnel lens and a set of four beam effect gobos/apertures. The kit installs in less than five minutes and also works with the MAC 2000 Wash. Components can be easily uninstalled and the fixture returned to a standard Wash configuration at any time.
The 1500W MAC 2000 Beam XB delivers a fat, tight and hard edge beam, perfect for big beam effects and long throws. Even at very narrow beam angles, output is outstanding with very high intensity. An electronic ballast offers hot-lamp re-strike and the advantage of flicker-free light.
The extremely high output from the MAC 2000 Beam XB is made possible by a combination of high efficacy and very efficient optics. If users require the fixture to match the power output of existing 1200W fixtures, a reduced 1200W mode can be employed, saving energy and increasing lamp life.
Despite a surprisingly compact size, the MAC 2000 Beam XB includes all the proven features of the MAC 2000 Wash XB including full colour mixing, colour wheel, smooth dimming, strobe, variable CTC and zoom (wash effect).
A CMCY colour mixing system offers a broad spectrum of colours. A four-position (plus open) colour wheel is interchangeable, allowing designers to customise shades and complement perfectly the colour mixing system.
The fixture allows for very smooth fading via a combined dimmer/shutter. Mechanical dimming is from 0 to 100%, and the shutter offers rapid strobe effects up to 10 Hz with instant open and blackout. In addition to mechanical dimming, an optional dimming wheel can replace the colour wheel.
A continuously variable colour correction system adds the flexibility to gradually and smoothly increase or decrease colour temperature. It is also useful when working alongside tungsten halogen or for smoothing out colour temperature inconsistencies when working alongside older lamps.
A gobo wheel with four static beam effect gobos/apertures plus open allows for wider or tighter beam effects as well as multiple beams or cone looks.
With a motorised zoom option, the fixture generates a wash effect instead of a hard-edge beam. The wash effect can be zoomed from tight to wide.
The MAC 2000 Beam XB keeps the same optical train, effects and form as the MAC 2000 Wash XB, guaranteeing advantages such as proven reliability.
The MAC 2000 Beam XB is constructed of rugged, modular components for easy maintenance. It has an auto-ranging switch-mode for worldwide use and features the no hassle reliability that has made the MAC 2000 series a market leader.