Microhire Sydney expand with Show Technology

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Microhire Sydney has expanded its’ inventory with the purchase of four Martin MAC700, to join the other MACs owned by them, and a MA grandMA ultra-light console.

”Generally speaking, I’d have to say that the Martin MAC700 hits the sweet spot in respect to product design for its price point,” says Thomas Armati, Microhire’s general manager for NSW. “It’s really taken the best features of the MAC2000, such as high lumen output, into a more affordable product. However they’re not cheap but at Microhire it’s a standard that we want to maintain.”

As Microhire Sydney already owned a MA Lighting Micro the step up to the ultra-light was an obvious choice. The grandMA ultra-light provides incredible power for small to medium sized shows offering 2048 parameters.

“We didn’t look at any other consoles as all of our staff is so familiar with the MA operating system,” said Thomas. “They love the grandMA logic and we’ve employed more people with that skill set.”

grandMA ultra-light offers one colour touch screen display, one external display, ten manual faders plus 20 physical play­back buttons (on 128 pages), free visualization software, support for up to six remotes and all the software features of the larger grandMA and grandMA light consoles including DMX universe expansion with up to 16,384 parameters (32,768 DMX channels or 64 DMX universes).

“Ultimately we like to stick with the Martin and MA products because of product reliability, the service that we receive from Show Technology, the industry take up and the consequent ease of ability to sub labour in who are familiar with our products,” concluded Thomas.