Martin: MAC Encore Wash

by Michael Eddy
The LED-based MAC Encore Wash WRM from Martin with a color temperature of 3,000K
The LED-based MAC Encore Wash WRM from Martin with a color temperature of 3,000K

Harman Professional Solutions launched the Martin MAC Encore Wash, a full-featured, LED moving head designed to produce premium white wash lighting, at LDI 2017 in Las Vegas. The Martin by Harman's Encore family of automated fixtures was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Best Debuting Product: Lighting category. The were sited for "developing a line of low-noise, full-featured, high-output fixtures in a small package."

MAC Encore Wash is available in two dedicated color temperature variants: WRM for 3,000K warm incandescent emulation and CLD for 6,000K neutral daylight. In addition to providing a soft-edged wash extension to the MAC Encore line, the WRM variant, is a replacement for the discontinued MAC TW1, and the CLD variant, is an LED-based alternative to the MAC Viper Wash DX. Both variants can also be used as modern replacements for generic fixtures like tungsten or HMI based Fresnel fixtures, with the additional benefit of color mixing and movement.

MAC Encore Wash leverages many of the innovations introduced in MAC Encore Performance, announced in September, including LED technology with a proprietary and innovative light engine that generates full spectrum light with high color rendition. This is all housed in a cleverly cooled and packed optical design.

Like MAC Encore Performance, the MAC Encore Wash weaves together features and dynamic effects including CMY color mixing, Animotion FX system for 3D mid-air and projection effects, smooth color temperature correction, speed and accuracy of movement, and a low noise engine—plus, MAC Encore Wash includes an internal barndoor system with two overlapable shutter blades that allow for dimming to full blackout.

“When we released MAC Encore Performance a few months back, we instantly had lighting industry influencers praising this new benchmark fixture in high quality LED lighting” said Markus Klüsener, Product Manager—Stage Lighting, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “With the introduction of MAC Encore Wash we now have a fixture family that offers a premium solution for all stage lighting requirements”.

The Encore Wash CLD from Martin with a color temperature of 6,000KBoth the CLD and WRM variants of Martin MAC Encore Wash will be available in January 2018. Contact your Harman representative for ordering information.

Further information from Martin: www.martin.com/macencore