Aug 23, 2017

Martin Launches Power-packed MAC 700 Profile

Published Jul 2, 2005

Drawing on years of experience in creating the most successful line of moving heads in the intelligent lighting industry, Martin has seemingly bent the laws of physics in the production of the power-packed MAC 700 Profile.

 

How much can you pack into a mid-sized moving head? Martin has squeezed as much into the fixture as possible, while maintaining the same fixture size as the MAC 550. In fact, designed to fill the gap between Martin’s 575-watt MAC 550 and the 1200-watt MAC 2000 Profile, remarkably this 700-watt profile spot is packed with more features than either.

 

Using the latest and the best technology available to create a fixture which is powerful, feature packed and compact, the MAC 700 Profile has application in a wide variety of segments.

 

Efficient optics

The combination of efficient 700-watt double ended lamp and new glass reflector technology with a superior optical system produces a remarkable light output. The result is a light quality that is often better than competitive fixtures with higher rated lamps.

 

CMY plus color wheel

A full CMY color mixing system and 8 position color wheel are included. All colors on the wheel are replaceable, enabling designers to customize the fixture to their own particular requirements. The CMY color mixing system, animation wheel and a ‘Quiet Mode’ option make the MAC 700 especially suited to the theatre market.

Gobo animation plus two gobo wheels

In order to provide designers with the finest in graphics projection, a gobo animation system is included, the same system that was pioneered by Martin in the MAC 2000 Performance and can also be found in the MAC 550. Unique effects such as rising flames, drifting clouds, driving rain, turbulent water and much more are achievable. Added to that are two gobo wheels, a 6 slot plus open, rotating gobo wheel with 16-bit accuracy; and a 9 slot plus open, fixed gobo wheel. Both feature a set of exceptional gobo designs, all replaceable.

 

Motorized zoom

Martin has included a fully motorized zoom in the MAC 700 capable of beam angles from 14 to 30 degrees. Unlike step zoom systems that offer only two or three different beam angles, the MAC 700’s fully motorized zoom can achieve any beam angle within the range.

Lenses inside the MAC 700 come with optical coatings to decrease light loss and to provide a better projection quality. The lens system also comes with remote focus control for easy adjustment of the sharpness of the image projected.

Dimmer/shutter, motorized iris, replaceable prism

The MAC 700 houses a combined dimmer/shutter capable of very smooth fades. The dimmer also works as a shutter for instantaneous blackouts and variable speed strobe effects. A motorized iris is also included for reducing the beam size. A replaceable, rotating, 3-facet prism is also fitted in the MAC 700.

Additional features

Pan movement is 540 degrees by 246 degrees of tilt. A new pan and tilt motor driver system gives exceptional speed for a mid-sized fixture. Movement is 16 bit, and an intelligent position correction system automatically returns the fixture to its original position if knocked out of place.

The MAC 700’s road-tested modular design is not only highly durable, it is also highly serviceable. Multi connectors and spring loaded release mechanisms mean that no tools are necessary to remove and insert modules. And a multi position tilt lock keeps the head where you want it.

The MAC 700 is only available with electronic ballast. This gives the added advantages of flicker free operation, lower weight, extended lamp life and a power saving mode. Also fitted is a switchable power supply that requires no tools to select different voltage settings.

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