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Title: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: Ted Christensen on July 02, 2013, 02:59:54 pm
Got to see and play with a mac aura over the weekend. i really liked the zoom feature and the colors. decently bright.

Is there anything similar to this moving head wash that has a zoom by other people? Blizzard doesnt make anything so im looking elsewhere.
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: James Feenstra on July 02, 2013, 10:23:51 pm
there's tons of them....

what's your budget like?
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: Geri O'Neil on July 02, 2013, 11:17:15 pm
Got to see and play with a mac aura over the weekend. i really liked the zoom feature and the colors. decently bright.

Is there anything similar to this moving head wash that has a zoom by other people? Blizzard doesnt make anything so im looking elsewhere.

We just got a bunch of these...

http://www.elationlighting.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemNumber=1803&MainId=1&Category=45

They look really cool. I won't near it, much like anything lighting-related in our shop, but it's a pretty serious fixture.

Geri O
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: Ted Christensen on July 03, 2013, 12:25:48 am
there's tons of them....

what's your budget like?

No more than 2k a fixture. Maybe less. 1k woukd be ideal.

The blizzard blades looks great and a cheap..but they don't have a focus. I prefer a sharp beam if possible. 
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: James Feenstra on July 03, 2013, 10:41:02 am
Chauvet qwash 360z (or whatever their current product is...I know those are a couple years old) aren't bad and are under $2k/fixture
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: Ted Christensen on July 03, 2013, 11:57:14 am
Chauvet qwash 360z (or whatever their current product is...I know those are a couple years old) aren't bad and are under $2k/fixture


I think those are discontued already.  Maybe I should be looking for a beam  moving head. The washes look great but they don't look as sharp since they have no focus. I dont think the mac aura does either though.
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: Tim Weaver on July 03, 2013, 02:43:44 pm

I think those are discontued already.  Maybe I should be looking for a beam  moving head. The washes look great but they don't look as sharp since they have no focus. I dont think the mac aura does either though.

It's a wash fixture. ie. soft-edged beam. Like a fresnel. It does zoom though, so it can be a wide wash or a narrow wash, but it will always have a soft edge.


Maybe what you are looking for is the Sharpy by Clay Paky? Or the many variants thereof?
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: DanGlass on July 03, 2013, 03:09:52 pm
Blizzard Lighting just came out with something very similar called the Northstar SPEC-Z but it has not shown up on their website other than a video for it. 
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: James Feenstra on July 04, 2013, 12:08:18 am

I think those are discontued already.  Maybe I should be looking for a beam  moving head. The washes look great but they don't look as sharp since they have no focus. I dont think the mac aura does either though.
beam fixtures typically don't color mix...

If you're looking for a fixture with a tight, sharp beam then you want a beam fixture

If you're looking for a fixture that color mixes, zooms and is a little more 'fluffy' beam wise, you want a wash
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: Steve Alves on July 04, 2013, 09:37:17 am
For a wash I have a few of these. Unbelievably bright, has zoom, etc.
http://www.chauvetlighting.com/qwash-560zled.html
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: James Feenstra on July 04, 2013, 12:43:12 pm
For a wash I have a few of these. Unbelievably bright, has zoom, etc.
http://www.chauvetlighting.com/qwash-560zled.html
that's the successor to the 360z!
Title: Re: Martin Mac Aura. WOW. Similar products elsewhere?
Post by: Nick Pignetti on July 26, 2013, 09:21:12 am
It's at the top end of your budget, but have a good look at the Robe Robin 300LED wash. Huge zoom range (15-60*), quad chip LED, pixel rings etc.

Really awesome looking fixture!

http://www.robe.cz/products/article/robin-300-ledwash/ (http://www.robe.cz/products/article/robin-300-ledwash/)

Also, as someone else mentioned- Blizzard does in fact make an LED wash with zoom. Let me know if you'd like pricing info.

This should tell you everything you need to know about the blizzard fixture:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOLGHKteShY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOLGHKteShY)