Chauvet Professional: Maverick MK Pyxis

by Michael Eddy
The Maverick MK Pyxis from Chauvet Professional
The Maverick MK Pyxis from Chauvet Professional
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The Maverick MK Pyxis derives its name from a constellation of stars in the galactic halo of the Milky Way. The newest member of Chauvet’s Maverick family is designed to produce a wide array of effects and looks, due to its unique design that includes an outer ring of RGBW LEDs, a zooming center pixel, 360° continuous pan and tilt movement, and a range of other performance features.

At the center of the Pyxis is a single homogenous 60W RGBW LED with a fixed 3° beam angle. Surrounding this pixel is an outer ring made up of nine 15W RGBW LEDs with a 7°-45° zoom angle. Working together, the center pixel and outer ring are capable of creating a variety of captivating beam, wash, atmospheric, and set piece effects.

A built-in virtual gobo wheel with background colors can be used to make the outer ring appear as if it’s spinning. This effect combined with the retractable motion of the center pixel and the 360° continuous pan and tilt movement can fill a stage of any size with dynamic high energy looks. Readily accessible built-in color effects add to this pixel mappable fixture’s versatility.

In addition to creating moving looks, the Maverick MK Pyxis can also do double and triple duty as wash and beam light. With a combined center pixel and outer ring illuminance of 27,560 lux at 5 meters, the fixture has the output needed for a wide variety of applications.

The Maverick MK Pyxis is versatile in terms of its control options as well, working with DMX, W-DMX, SACN, Art-Net, and Kling-Net. The user-friendly fixture is RDM enabled for remote addressing and troubleshooting. It also converts TCP/IP to DMX for shorter data cable runs, and it includes a battery backup touchscreen display with auto rotate depending on fixture orientation.

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Further information from Chauvet Professional: www.chauvetprofessional.com