Martin MAC Viper Profile™ – biggest pre-sale success in Martin’s history now shipping!

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from both lighting designers and rental companies leading to the biggest pre-sale success ever in Martin’s history, the MAC Viper is now on its way to rental houses around the world

 

With an exceptional feature set and highly efficient optical system that outperforms market-leading profiles in the 1200-watt range, interest in this first moving head in the Viper family has been nothing less than fantastic.

 

Martin CEO Christian Engsted comments, “We are ecstatic about the unprecedented feedback we have received on the Viper Profile. Never before in our history have we had such a success even before we started shipping. It is a testament to the success of our strategy to stay at the forefront of the industry. When we knew that this would be our last development of a new family of discharge-based moving heads, we decided to make it the best the industry has ever seen. This product seriously eclipses products above its class and redefines the standards for moving heads. It contains all of our accumulated knowledge over 25 years and we are confident it will be the new workhorse in the industry. The Viper family also marks a great end to the discharge technology and bridges perfectly to the LED era, most notably with our award-winning LED MAC Aura.”

 

Much brighter than 1200-watt fixtures

The MAC Viper Profile houses a 1000-watt HID source that is convincingly brighter than 1200-watt fixtures. It kicks out 26,000 lumens of top-quality light – flat and uniform – making it over 30% brighter than veteran 1200-watt products. And with a power consumption that is surprisingly low, the bottom line is an impressive 55% increase in efficiency.

 

Light and color excellence

With the Viper Profile there has been extra focus on light quality – an optical system that does not boost the color temperature of the lamp and where quality of white light is paramount. The combination of optical design and lamp choice has been the foundation for developing a fixture that is so rich on colors without compromising light quality. The color mixing system offers a superior palette including true reds, rich ambers, primary green and deep blues. Added color choice comes from an 8-slot color wheel. A linear CTO provides daylight to tungsten CCT control and expansion of the CMY palette.

 

Small, light, fast

On top of superior output and performance, the MAC Viper Profile also outdoes 1200-watt fixtures in terms of speed and compactness. Housed in a slender, agile body, designers will be taken by the responsiveness of the dynamic effects and fast pan and tilt speed.

 

Fattest beam in town

The MAC Profile Viper features the fat beam front lens that designers love. In fact the Viper Profile’s 140 mm front lens exceeds that of any other fixture in this segment.

 

Zoom and focus

The Viper Profile houses a 1:5 zoom with auto-linked focus that is exceptionally fast with gobo effects that hold a sharp focus through the entire zoom range and at varying throws.

 

Two gobo wheels + effect wheel

The MAC Viper Profile houses 2 x 5-slot rotating gobo wheels (glass gobos) with optimal focal separation for superior morphing effects. A patent-pending effect wheel provides an additional 4 fixed gobos and 135° animation effect. For further effect possibilities, a frost filter can be engaged that leaves gobo artwork with a beautiful soft edge.

 

More effects

Beams can be further manipulated using the MAC Viper Profile’s all-in-one dimmer and shutter system for instant blackout or smooth fades all the way to blackout, as well as a fast and tight iris with adjustable dynamic effects. Diverse strobe effects using mechanical or electronic control, or in combination, is possible, and a 4-facet prism gives real beam separation with rotation and index control for dynamic effects and accurate tiling.

 

Mission complete

“We set the bar extremely high when we decided to develop the MAC Viper,” says Martin product manager Peter Skytte. “Knowing the skill level of our R&D team, I saw no reason to be modest. It is no secret that it takes more than a small increment to make a real dent in the market. From start to finish, fantastic drive and excellent teamwork has resulted in a new light that exceeds everyone’s expectations – not only when it comes to output, performance, quality, size, etc., but also its very aggressive price point. I’m very proud to be a part of that team.”

 

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