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SGM Idea Spot 250 vs Martin MAC 250 Krypton

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Othmane Alaoui:
Hello Everyone,

I would like to have some advices on witch moving head is better with the following conditions :

1 Mac's are second hand with around 2000hr of work hours
2 SGM are brand new in their carton box.
3 Price is about the same

The aplication is 50% concerts and 50% Dance Party's, Weddings and Prom's
They will both be housed in roadcases and they will travel a couple of times a year.
We use Grand MA and Chamsys as far as control.

Is there anyone who have used both moving heads ? How is the SGM compared to the Martin in terms of output and quality ( casing, hardware, ease of maintenance ... )

Here is the SGM website : http://www.sgmtechnologyforlighting.com/prodotti.asp?co_id=1075


Thank you very much,



Othmane Alaoui

James Feenstra:
the entours have more gobos (1 fixed wheel of breakups plus the rotating gobo wheel from the krypton, rotating wheel also has one more gobo than the sgm), better optics, more colors (12 vs 8.) and are more rider friendly

the sgms will have a warranty and come new..

can't speak too much in regards to service as I've never been inside the small SGMs, but I know the synthesis series (in particularly the sgm 700) is a pain to service and you can't change the gobos in them either

the entour gobos are interchangeable, which is great for custom stuff for 'corporate' shows where the clients want logos and stuff projected in various locations

if they're the same price, I'd get the entours, as overall they're a better fixture and have more features for the money. If the sgms had an iris it'd be a tougher decision, but as they don't...

Othmane Alaoui:
Thank you James,

The Martin's I can get are not Entours but Kryptons, I am aware they are almost the same ... But, is the comparaison still good ?

Regards,

Othmane Alaoui

Othmane Alaoui:
And What About Design spot 250 vs Krypton's 250 ? The delaer offered this product also ...

Thank,

Othmane Alaoui

James Feenstra:

--- Quote from: Othmane Alaoui on August 12, 2011, 11:33:20 PM ---Thank you James,

The Martin's I can get are not Entours but Kryptons, I am aware they are almost the same ... But, is the comparaison still good ?

Regards,

Othmane Alaoui

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In the case of kryptons, the optics are compareable to the sgm, you'll get one more rotating gobo and 4 more colors than the sgm

They're also super easy to service.

If they're used they should probably be a bit cheaper than new sgms, as they're a fairly old light, not sure how much longer Martin will be keeping support for them around, although they use the same parts as the entour so you're probably ok for at least 5-10 years after theyre discontinued on getting parts.

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