Martin Upgrades with MAC 350 Entour LED Moving Head
Posted on Friday, April 30th, 2010
The new MAC 350 Entour from Martin Professional is the most powerful and energy-efficient LED-based profile moving head fixture on the market to date. It marks a radical advancement in light output and quality compared to other LED profiles on the market.
The direct result of a technology grant for the development of new LED technologies, the MAC 350 Entour surpasses what has previously been possible in terms of brightness, efficiency and compactness in a hard edge LED fixture.
Light output is exceptional for an LED profile yet the MAC 350 Entour is highly energy efficient. It delivers 8,000 lumens of output from extremely efficient 50 W white LEDs, an output greater than many larger and more expensive 250/300 watt fixtures and four times more than comparable fixtures.
The MAC 350 Entour houses 8 easily interchangeable dichroic colors with split color effects and continuous rotation. It houses 6 rotating and indexable gobos, all new designs that are easy to change. Beam angle is 25o and a superior optical system and variable focus produce extremely crisp images.
The 350 Entour produces an enhanced color spectrum, and color rendering of the fixture’s LED source exceeds that of any HID fixture, producing substantially better and more natural skin tones than discharge fixtures.
The LED light sources in the MAC 350 Entour easily exceed 25,000 hours of operational life, eliminating any lamp replacement costs with color shifts that are insignificant over time for a more consistent look across fixtures.
It offers other benefits of LED technology as well like greater reliability, less maintenance and low energy consumption for a lower cost of ownership. An efficient fan cooling system draws no dirt or dust into the optics, which along with an easy access design for quick maintenance keeps service intervals to a minimum for lower fixture service costs.
The MAC 350 Entour’s advanced LED technology allows it to dim electronically from 0-100% for perfectly uniform fades with no color shifts. Instant LED response means there is no limit to the shutter speed for ultra-crisp shutter and fast strobe effects.
MAC 350 Entour is extremely compact and lightweight with fast pan and tilt movement. And unlike other fixtures of its size, the beam can be quickly and accurately resized via a motorized iris for use in a wider range of applications.
The fixture operates at a very high LED refresh rate making it completely flicker free for on-camera productions.
Noise levels are kept remarkably low, especially in ECO mode, for noise sensitive environments like TV and theatre. If full light intensity is not required the fixture can run in a virtually silent mode.
The ideal LED profile fixture for all manner of touring and event applications, the MAC 350 Entour is also highly suited to permanent installation in a wide variety of venues.