Martin MAC III Wash — Powerful Wash Luminaire with Internal Barndoors
Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
The MAC III Wash, the final luminaire in Martin Professional’s successful 1,500W MAC III family of moving heads, is now available. A full-feature, full-range wash luminaire with light quality and a colour palette, it excels at projecting an intense yet even field of light and has the added ability of shaping the beam through an internal barndoor system, a unique feature for a Fresnel light.
The MAC III Wash features a unique internal barndoor system (shutters) that enables designers to shape projection onto stages, performers, scenery, scrims, or any set element with great precision.
The MAC III Wash houses a 1:4 fully linear zoom that requires no lens changes plus the MAC III Wash maintains near full efficiency throughout the entire zoom range with no visible beam jump when zooming from tight to wide and no drop in lumens output.
At over 50,000 lumens of power, output from the MAC III Wash matches that of conventional 2.5kW daylight Fresnel fixtures, yet the MAC III Wash offers all the benefits of a Martin Professional automated luminaire: internal barndoors, CMY colour mixing and colour temperature control, fully linear zoom, intensity control, power savings, and much more.
An enhanced CMY colour mixing system gives a wide range of color choices across the spectrum plus a broad range of uniform pastels. A fixed colour wheel houses seven interchangeable slots for an even broader colour range. The colour gamut is complemented with a variable CTO.
The MAC III Wash uses a large nine-inch Fresnel lens for a distinctive fat beam look. An optional clear PC lens is also available.
A smooth dimming system offers a choice of four dimming curves, fades that are completely uniform across the beam all the way to blackout. It also includes a separate shutter for fast and punchy strobe effects as well as a total front lens blackout.
The company says it is exceptionally quiet for such a powerful fixture, and that the MAC III Wash is a natural choice for the theatre and television markets as well as an ideal high-performance wash light for touring, corporate, and special events.