Martin DMX 5.3 Splitter User manual

MAC Aura
TM
User manual
Dimensions
All dimensions are in millimeters
116°
116°
140
390
133
360
332
249
71
Min. c/c 330
196
270°
270°
302
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Safety Information
WARNING!
Read the safety precautions in this section before
installing, powering, operating or servicing this
product.
The following symbols are used to identify important safety information on the product and in this manual:
DANGER!
Safety hazard.
Risk of severe
injury or death.
DANGER!
Hazardous
voltage. Risk of
lethal or severe
electric shock.
WARNING!
Fire hazard.
WARNING!
LED light
emission. Risk of
eye injury.
WARNING!
WARNING!
Burn hazard. Hot Wear protective
surface. Do not
eyewear.
touch.
WARNING! Refer
to user manual.
Warning! Risk Group 3 (high risk) LED product according to EN 62471. Do not view the light output
with optical instruments or any device that may concentrate the beam.
This product is for professional use only. It is not for household use.
This product presents risks of severe injury or death due to fire and burn hazards, electric shock and falls.
Read this manual before installing, powering or servicing the fixture, follow the safety precautions listed
below and observe all warnings in this manual and printed on the fixture. If you have questions about how to
operate the fixture safely, please contact your Martin supplier or call the Martin 24-hour service hotline on
+45 8740 0000, or in the USA on 1-888-tech-180.
PROTECTION FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK
• Disconnect the fixture from AC power before removing or installing any cover or part and when not in use.
• Always ground (earth) the fixture electrically.
• Use only a source of AC power that complies with local building and electrical codes and has both
overload and ground-fault (earth-fault) protection.
• Before using the fixture, check that all power distribution equipment and cables are in perfect condition
and rated for the current requirements of all connected devices.
• Power input and throughput cables must be rated 20 A minimum, have three conductors 1.5 mm²
(16 AWG) minimum conductor size and an outer cable diameter of 5 - 15 mm (0.2 - 0.6 in.). Cables must
be hard usage type (SJT or equivalent) and heat-resistant to 90° C (194° F) minimum. In the EU the cable
must be HAR approved or equivalent.
• Use only Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA cable connectors to connect to power input sockets. Use only
Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCB cable connectors to connect to power throughput sockets.
• Isolate the fixture from power immediately if the power plug or any seal, cover, cable, or other component
is damaged, defective, deformed, wet or showing signs of overheating. Do not reapply power until repairs
have been completed.
• Do not expose the fixture to rain or moisture.
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• Refer any service operation not described in this manual to a qualified technician.
• Socket outlets used to supply MAC Aura fixtures with power or external power switches must be located
near the fixtures and easily accessible so that the fixtures can easily be disconnected from power.
PROTECTION FROM BURNS AND FIRE
• Do not operate the fixture if the ambient temperature (Ta) exceeds 40° C (104° F).
• The exterior of the fixture becomes hot during use. Avoid contact by persons and materials. Allow the
fixture to cool for at least 10 minutes before handling.
• Keep all combustible materials (e.g. fabric, wood, paper) at least 100 mm (3.9 in.) away from the fixture.
• Keep flammable materials well away from the fixture.
• Ensure that there is free and unobstructed airflow around the fixture.
• Do not expose the front glass to sunlight or other strong light sources from any angle.
• Do not illuminate surfaces within 200 mm (7.9 ins.) of the MAC Aura.
• Do not attempt to bypass thermostatic switches or fuses.
• If you relay power from one fixture to another using power throughput sockets, do not connect more than
seven MAC Aura fixtures in total to each other in an interconnected chain.
• Connect only other MAC Aura fixtures to MAC Aura power throughput sockets. Do not connect any other
type of device to these sockets.
• Do not stick filters, masks or other materials onto any optical component.
• Do not modify the fixture in any way not described in this manual
• Install only genuine Martin parts.
PROTECTION FROM INJURY
• Do not look at LEDs with magnifiers, telescopes, binoculars or similar optical instruments that may
concentrate the light output.
• Fasten the fixture securely to a fixed surface or structure when in use. The fixture is not portable when
installed.
• Ensure that any supporting structure and/or hardware used can hold at least 10 times the weight of all the
devices they support.
• If suspending from a rigging structure, fasten the fixture to a rigging clamp with an M12 bolt screwed into
the threaded hole in the center of the base of the fixture. The bolt must protrude at least 20 - 30 mm
(0.8 - 1.2 ins.) into the fixture. If the fixture is suspended by any other method, an M12 bolt must be
tightened into this hole so that it protrudes at least 20 - 30 mm (0.8 - 1.2 ins.) into the fixture.
• If the fixture is installed in a location where it may cause injury or damage if it falls, install as described in
this manual a secondary attachment such as a safety cable that is approved by an official body such as
TÜV as a safety attachment for the weight that it secures. The safety cable must comply with EN
60598-2-17 Section 17.6.6 and be capable of bearing a static suspended load that is ten times the weight
of the fixture and all installed accessories.
• Allow enough clearance around the head to ensure that it cannot collide with an object or another fixture
when it moves.
• Check that all external covers and rigging hardware are securely fastened.
• Block access below the work area and work from a stable platform whenever installing, servicing or
moving the fixture.
• Do not operate the fixture with missing or damaged covers, shields or any optical component.
Disposing of this product
Martin™ products are supplied in compliance with Directive 2002/96/EC of the European
Parliament and of the Council of the European Union on WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment), as amended by Directive 2003/108/EC, where applicable.
Help preserve the environment! Ensure that this product is recycled at the end of its life. Your
supplier can give details of local arrangements for the disposal of Martin products.
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Contents
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Fixture overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Power voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Power cables and power plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Relaying power to other devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Data link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Tips for reliable data transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting the data link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Physical installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Fastening the fixture to a flat surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mounting the fixture on a truss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hanging the fixture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick-mount surface mounting bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Control panel and menu navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DMX address setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beam, Aura and FX control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tailoring performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Operation and effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
RDM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Service and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control menu service utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fixture readouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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DMX protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
FX: pre-programmed effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
LEE colors and RGB equivalents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Onboard control menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Display messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Fixture overview
Display
Control buttons
AC mains power
input
AC mains power
throughput
DMX output
Safety cable attachment point
DMX input
Figure 1: Fixture overview
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Introduction
Thank you for selecting the MAC Aura™, an intelligent lighting fixture from Martin Professional™. This
compact LED-based moving-head washlight features:
• Independent or linked Beam (primary LED array) and Aura (secondary background LED array) control
• Range of pre-programmed independent and synchronized Beam and Aura effects available via DMX that
give instant access to the full potential of the fixture
• Beam RGBW color control with color temperature control
• Aura RGB control
• ‘Color wheel’ color snap Beam and Aura effects
• Onboard control panel and backlit LCD graphic display
• Motorized zoom
• Smooth electronic dimming
• Electronic shutter with strobe and pulse effects
• Calibrated and raw modes
• Osram Ostar high-power emitters
• DMX control and RDM fixture management
• 540° pan and 232° tilt ranges
For the latest firmware updates, documentation, and other information about this and all Martin Professional
products, please visit the Martin website at http://www.martin.com
Comments or suggestions regarding this document may be e-mailed to service@martin.dk or posted to:
Technical Documentation, Martin Professional A/S, Olof Palmes Allé 18, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
Using for the first time
Important! The MAC Aura must be protected from environmental factors such as physical shocks
and vibration during transportation and storage to a level of protection equal to that provided by
Martin brand flightcases.
Warning! Read “Safety Information” on page 3 before installing, powering, operating or servicing
the MAC Aura. Before applying power to the fixture:
• Check the Martin Professional website at www.martin.com for the most recent user documentation and
technical information about the MAC Aura. Martin user manual revisions are identified by the revision
letter at the bottom of page 2.
• Carefully review “Safety Information” starting on page 3.
• Check that the local AC mains power source is within the fixture’s power voltage and frequency ranges.
• See “Power cables and power plug” on page 8. Install a Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA power input
connector on a suitable power cable. If drawing power from a mains power outlet, install a suitable power
plug on the power cable.
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AC power
Warning! Read “Safety Information” starting on page 3 before connecting the MAC Aura to AC
mains power.
Warning! For protection from electric shock, the MAC Aura must be grounded (earthed). The power
distribution circuit must be equipped with a fuse or circuit breaker and ground-fault (earth-fault)
protection.
Warning! Socket outlets or external power switches used to supply the MAC Aura with power must
be located near the fixture and easily accessible so that the fixtures can easily be disconnected
from power.
Important! Do not insert or remove live Neutrik PowerCon connectors to apply or cut power, as this
may cause arcing at the terminals and damage the connectors.
Important! Do not use an external dimming system to supply power to the MAC Aura, as this may
cause damage to the fixture that is not covered by the product warranty.
Power voltage
Warning! Check that the voltage range specified on the fixture’s serial number label
matches the local AC mains power voltage before applying power to the fixture.
MAC Aura fixtures accept AC mains power at 100-240 V nominal, 50/60 Hz. Do not apply AC mains power
to the fixture at any other voltage than that specified on the fixture’s serial number label.
Power cables and power plug
The MAC Aura requires a power input cable with a Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA cable connector for AC
mains power input. The cable must meet the requirements listed under “Protection from electric shock” on
page 3.
Martin™ can supply either a suitable 3 m (9.8 ft.) power cable with PowerCon input connector installed or
the PowerCon input connector without a cable (see “Accessories” on page 34).
The MAC Aura can be hard-wired to a building electrical installation if you want to install it permanently, or a
power plug that is suitable for the local power outlets can be installed on the power cable.
If you install a power plug on the power cable, install a grounding-type (earthed) plug that is rated 20 A
minimum. Follow the plug manufacturer’s instructions. Table 1 shows standard wire color-coding schemes
and some possible pin identification schemes; if pins are not clearly identified, or if you have any doubts
about proper installation, consult a qualified electrician.
Wire Color
(EU models)
Wire Color
(US models)
Conductor
Symbol
Screw (US)
brown
black
live
L
yellow or brass
blue
white
neutral
N
silver
yellow/green
green
ground (earth)
or
Table 1: Wire color-coding and power connections
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green
Installing a power input connector on a power cable
Housing
Insert
Chuck
To install a Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA input connector on a power
cable:
1. Slide the bushing over the cable.
2. Slide the white chuck over cables with a diameter (Da) of 5 - 10 mm
(0.2 - 0.4 in.), or the black chuck over cables with a diameter of 10 15 mm (0.4 - 0.6 in.).
3. Prepare the end of the cable by stripping 20 mm (0.8 in.) of the
cable’s outer jacket.
4. Strip 8 mm (1/3 in.) from the end of each of the wires.
5. Insert each of the wire ends into the appropriate terminal (see
instructions and Table 1 above) and fasten the clamping device
using a small flathead screw driver.
6. Push and insert the chuck into the housing (note that there is a
raised key on the chuck to ensure that it is oriented correctly).
7. Fasten the bushing using a wrench to a torque of 2.5 Nm (1.8 lb.-ft).
Bushing
Cable end
Terminals
Illustrations above used by kind permission of Neutrik AG
Relaying power to other devices
Warning! Do not connect more than seven MAC Aura fixtures in total to AC mains power in one
interconnected chain.
Power can be relayed to another device via the light-grey PowerCon throughput socket that accepts a
light-grey PowerCon NAC3FCB cable connector. Note that blue input and light-grey throughput connectors
have different designs: one type cannot be connected to the other. Neutrik power connectors can be
ordered separately from Martin (see Accessories on page 34).
If you link fixtures in a chain so that they all draw AC mains power via the first fixture, certain points must be
respected:
• A hard usage, three-conductor, 16 AWG or 1.5 mm2 cable with SJT or equivalent cable jacket must be
used to connect the first fixture to AC mains power and to interconnect all the fixtures in the chain up to a
maximum of seven fixtures in total.
• Light-grey Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCB connectors must be used to draw AC mains power from the
fixtures’ power throughput sockets and blue Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA connectors must be used to
supply power at the fixture’s power input sockets.
• No matter what the AC mains power voltage is, do not connect more than seven MAC Aura fixtures in total
(i.e. including the first fixture) to AC mains power in one interconnected daisy chain using power input and
throughput connectors.
AC power
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Data link
A DMX 512 data link is required in order to control a MAC Aura via DMX.
The MAC Aura has 5-pin XLR connectors for DMX data input and output. The pin-out on all connectors is
pin 1 = shield, pin 2 = cold (-), and pin 3 = hot (+). Pins 4 and 5 in the 5-pin XLR connectors are not used in
the MAC Aura but are available for possible additional data signals as required by the DMX512-A standard.
Standard pin-out is pin 4 = data 2 cold (-) and pin 5 = data 2 hot (+).
The MAC Aura is not subject to the limit of 32 devices per daisy-chained link which is common in Martin
fixtures. Instead, the number of fixtures is either limited to 256 or limited by the number of DMX channels
required by the fixtures in relation to the maximum 512 channels available in one DMX universe, whichever
limit is lower. Note that if independent control of a fixture is required, it must have its own DMX channels.
Fixtures that are required to behave identically can share the same DMX channels.
To add more fixtures or groups of fixtures when the above limit is reached, add a DMX universe and another
daisy-chained link.
Tips for reliable data transmission
• Use shielded twisted-pair cable designed for RS-485 devices: standard microphone cable cannot transmit
control data reliably over long runs. 24 AWG cable is suitable for runs up to 300 meters (1000 ft). Heavier
gauge cable and/or an amplifier is recommended for longer runs.
• Never use both a fixture’s outputs to split a DMX link. To split the link into branches, use a splitter such as
the Martin 4-Channel Opto-Isolated RS-485 Splitter/Amplifier.
• Terminate the link by installing a termination plug in the output socket of the last fixture. The termination
plug, which is a male XLR plug with a 120 Ohm, 0.25 Watt resistor soldered between pins 2 and 3, “soaks
up” the control signal so it does not reflect and cause interference. If a splitter is used, terminate each
branch of the link.
Connecting the data link
To connect the MAC Aura to data:
1. Connect the DMX data output from the controller to the closest MAC Aura’s male 5-pin XLR DMX input
connector.
2. Connect the DMX output of the fixture closest to the controller to the DMX input of the next fixture and
continue connecting fixtures output to input.
3. Terminate the last fixture on the link with a 120 Ohm resistor.
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Physical installation
Warning! The MAC Aura must be either fastened to a flat surface such as a stage or wall, or clamped
to a truss or similar structure in any orientation using a rigging clamp. Do not apply power to the
MAC Aura if it is standing freely or the fixture can be moved.
Warning! If the MAC Aura can cause injury or damage it if falls, attach an approved safety cable to
one of the safety cable attachment points on the base (see “Fixture overview” on page 6).
Warning! Check that all surfaces to be illuminated are minimum 200 mm (7.9 ins.) from the fixture,
that combustible materials (wood, fabric, paper, etc.) are minimum 100 mm (3.9 in.) from the fixture,
that there is free airflow around the fixture and that there are no flammable materials nearby.
Warning! Make sure that it is impossible for the moving head to collide with another fixture or other
object. Allow a minimum center-to-center distance of 300 mm (12 ins.) between MAC Aura fixtures.
Warning! Do not expose the front glass to sunlight or other strong light sources.
Figure 2: Risk of sunlight damage
See Figure 2. If light from the sun or other fixtures hits the front glass directly or at an angle, it can cause
damage inside the fixture or around the edge of the front glass. Strong sunlight can cause damage within
seconds! Before the fixture is exposed to sunlight or strong light, shield the front glass or point the head in
the opposite direction to the light source.
Fastening the fixture to a flat surface
The MAC Aura can be fastened to a stage or other flat surface. Check that the surface can support at least
10 times the weight of all fixtures and equipment to be installed on it.
Warning! The supporting surface must be hard and flat or air vents in the base may be blocked,
which will cause overheating. Fasten the fixture securely. Do not stand it on a surface or leave it
where it can be moved or can fall over. Attach a securely anchored safety cable to the safety cable
attachment point (see “Fixture overview” on page 6) if the fixture is to be installed in any location
where it may fall and cause injury or damage if the primary attachment fails.
Mounting the fixture on a truss
The MAC Aura can be clamped to a truss or similar rigging structure in any orientation.
Warning! Use a rigging clamp with an M12 bolt if suspending the fixture from its base. The clamp
must be screwed into the central threaded hole in the fixture base. The M12 bolt must protrude
20 - 30 mm (0.8 - 1.2 ins.) into the fixture base.
An M12 bolt that is suitable for many types of rigging clamp is supplied with the MAC Aura, but you
must pass the bolt through the clamp and check that the distance the bolt will protrude into the
fixture base is within the 20 - 30 mm limits before using it. If the bolt is not within these limits, you
must find an alternative bolt that is.
Physical installation
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To clamp a MAC Aura to a truss:
1. Check that the rigging
structure can support
at least 10 times the
weight of all fixtures
and equipment to be
installed on it.
2. Obtain a rigging clamp
such as the G-clamp
(P/N 91602003),
Half-coupler clamp
(P/N 91602005) or
Quick trigger clamp
(P/N 91602007)
Figure 3: Rigging clamp bolt
available as
accessories from
Martin. An omega bracket is not required.
3. Check that the rigging clamp is undamaged and can bear at least 10 times the weight of the fixture.
Fasten the clamp to the fixture with a minimum grade 8.8 steel M12 bolt in the threaded hole in the
center of the base of the fixture. The bolt must protrude 20 - 30 mm (0.8 - 1.2 ins.) into the base of the
fixture.
4. Block access under the work area. Working from a stable platform, hang the fixture on the truss with the
arrow on the base towards the area to be illuminated. Tighten the rigging clamp.
5. Secure the fixture against clamp failure with a secondary attachment such as an approved safety cable
that is rated for the weight of the fixture and all attached accessories and hardware using one of the
attachment points at the edges of the base (see “Fixture overview” on page 6). Do not use any other
part of the fixture as a safety cable attachment point.
6. Check that the head will not collide with other fixtures or objects.
Hanging the fixture
In some regions, it may be legal to use two safety cables, one looped through one cable attachment point
(see “Fixture overview” on page 6) and the other looped through the other cable attachment point, to
suspend the fixture. If one cable fails, the other will provide secondary attachment.
However, this suspension method is not recommended as it will not hold the base firmly, and moving pan
and tilt will cause the fixture and light beam to swing uncontrollably. Instead, we strongly recommend
installation using a rigging clamp as described above.
Warning! If you choose to suspend using two cables anyway, you must install a minimum 8.8 grade
steel M12 bolt in the rigging clamp hole in the center of the fixture’s base. See Figure 3. The bolt
must protrude 20 - 30 mm (0.8 - 1.2 ins.) into the base. If you do not secure the base in this way, there
is a risk that the fixture may separate from the base and fall.
Quick-mount surface mounting bracket
Quick-mount surface mounting brackets for the MAC Aura are available from Martin in sets of five that
include hardware and safety cables (P/N 91606017). The bracket can be screwed to a surface and the MAC
Aura can be mounted on and removed from the bracket in seconds.
The MAC Aura is a tight fit in the surface mounting bracket. Make sure that the fixture is securely clipped
into the bracket and always secure the fixture with the safety cable supplied with the bracket.
Installation instructions are supplied with the brackets.
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Setup
Warning! Read “Safety Information” on page 3 before installing, powering, operating or servicing
the MAC Aura.
Control panel and menu navigation
The onboard control panel and backlit graphic display are used to set the MAC Aura’s DMX address,
configure individual fixture settings, read out data and execute service utilities. See “Onboard control
menus” on page 29 for a complete list of menus and commands.
Some of the commands available in the control panel are also available on-the-fly via DMX on channel 8,
the fixture control channel. See channel 8 under “DMX protocol” on page 22 for a list of the commands
available.
Using the control buttons

• To enter a menu, select a function or apply a selection, press
(Enter).
(Up) and
(Down) to scroll within a menu or adjust values.
• Press
• To escape a function or move back one level in the menu structure, press


(Menu / Escape).
Control button reset shortcut
• Holding
(Menu/Escape) pressed in and pressing  (Up) forces the fixture to reset.
Display panel functions
The DMX address is shown in the display panel when the MAC Aura is powered on and has reset.
The display panel backlighting indicates fixture status as follows:
• The display blacks out during resets.
• The display flashes slowly if the fixture is not receiving a valid DMX signal unless the control buttons are
used. In this case, the display behaves normally until the buttons have not been used for a short period,
then begins to flash slowly again.
• The display can be set to go into sleep mode via PERSONALITY → DISPLAY in the control menu.
Connecting a DMX signal ‘wakes up’ the display.
DMX address setting
The DMX address, also known as the start channel, is the first channel used to receive instructions from the
controller. For independent control, each fixture must be assigned its own control channels. Two MAC Aura
fixtures of the same type may share the same address, however, if identical behavior is desired. Address
sharing can be useful for diagnostic purposes and symmetric control, particularly when combined with the
inverse pan and tilt options.
The DMX address is configured using the DMX ADDRESS menu in the control panel.
The highest address that you can select is automatically limited to make sure that enough channels are
available for the fixture – taking into account the mode that it is set to – within the 512 channels available in
one DMX universe.
Beam, Aura and FX control
STD and EXT modes
DMX control mode is selected in the CONTROL MODE menu. The MAC Aura has two DMX control modes:
• STD (standard mode – uses 14 DMX channels)
• EXT (extended mode – uses 25 DMX channels).
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Standard mode
When the MAC Aura is set to STD standard mode, the Beam DMX channels 1 - 14 control the output of both
the Beam and the Aura. The behavior of the Beam and Aura are identical.
Extended mode
When the MAC Aura is set to EXT extended mode:
• Independent control of the Beam is available on channels 1 - 14
• A range of FX (pre-programmed effects with combined Beam and Aura output) is available on channels
15 - 19
• Independent control of the Aura is available on channels 20 - 25.
See “DMX protocol” on page 22 for details of the DMX commands available in the different modes.
Recommended Beam and Aura control method
Operating the MAC Aura in EXT mode will give full access to the fixture’s effects. Depending on the type of
console used and the intended precision of control, we recommend that you consider creating console
libraries for the Beam and Aura either separately or in combined multi-part fixtures. Your console’s user
documentation should give details of how it handles multi-part fixtures.
Separating Beam and Aura in this way may also be useful for pixel mapping applications where only the
Aura is controlled by a media server.
For each device, a Beam and Aura ‘fixture’ will need to be patched consecutively.
Suggested setup
Beam: Use channels 1 through 19.
Beam provides control of all parameters for the main Beam and the FX section.
Aura: Use channels 20 through 25.
Aura provides intensity, strobe and color control for the Aura array. Certain FX require Aura intensity to be
above 0% to be visible. Please consult the FX documentation available on www.martin.com for more details.
Tailoring performance
Pan and tilt movement
The P/T SPEED settings set the maximum speed of pan and tilt movement. FAST optimizes for speed and
SLOW optimizes for smoothness of movement. NORMAL is a compromise between these two. The default
setting is FAST.
The PAN INVERT and TILT INVERT commands reverse the direction of pan and tilt, and the SWAP
command sends pan commands to tilt and vice versa. These settings are useful for symmetrical effects with
multiple fixtures.
Cooling
FANS gives you a choice of two settings:
• The default setting REGULATED should suit use in all normal situations and ensure excellent service
lifetimes for all components.
• FULL maximizes cooling and reduces the operating temperature of the components in the head. It is
recommended when the MAC Aura is used intensively in a warm environment or in fixed installations.
Note that it will give increased fan noise compared to the other cooling modes.
Whatever cooling mode is selected, a thermal cutout shuts down power to the LEDs if the fixture
temperature exceeds safe limits. If this occurs, you must reset the fixture via the control menus or via DMX,
or cycle power to the fixture off and on again.
If a thermal shutdown occurs, you are pushing the fixture to its limits. Clean the fixture, particularly the air
vents, and check that there is sufficient airflow around the fixture. Consider increasing ventilation, reducing
the ambient temperature, or switching to FULL mode. Contact Martin for service if a thermal shutdown
persists.
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Dimming
DMX %
Optically linear
DMX %
Square law
Output
Output
Output
Output
DIMMER CURVE provides four dimming options (see Figure 4):
DMX %
Inverse square law
DMX %
S-curve
Figure 4: Dimming curve options
•
•
•
•
LINEAR – the increase in light intensity appears to be linear as DMX value is increased.
SQUARE LAW – light intensity control is finer at low levels and coarser at high levels.
INVERSE SQUARE LAW – light intensity control is coarser at low levels and finer at high levels.
S-CURVE – light intensity control is finer at low levels and high levels and coarser at medium levels.
Whichever DIMMER CURVE option you select, you can choose between FAST or SMOOTH dimming
settings:
• FAST is the default setting. It gives a virtually instantaneous reaction when you dim from one intensity to
another, but dimming slowly from one intensity to another may appear slightly uneven.
• The SMOOTH setting gives smoother dimming during slow changes in intensity, but it limits the speed of
dimming changes slightly. This makes it ideal for slow, smooth dimming, but a short time-lag may be
noticeable if you try to dim quickly from one intensity to another.
Restoring factory default settings
The MAC Aura factory default settings can be restored by applying a FACTORY DEFAULT → LOAD
command.
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Operation and effects
Warning! Read “Safety Information” starting on page 3 before installing, powering, operating or
servicing the MAC Aura.
See “DMX protocol” on page 22 for a full list of the DMX channels and values required to control the
different effects.
Effects
Beam and Aura
The MAC Aura has two LED arrays:
• The Beam: the LEDs that provide the main output, and
• The Aura: the secondary LEDs that illuminate the front of the head, provide local diffuse light output and
can be set to contrast with the Beam output.
See “Beam, Aura and FX control” on page 13 for full details of these modes and how to set them up.
Shutter effect
The electronic ‘shutter’ effect available for the Beam and the Aura provides instant open and blackout,
variable speed regular and random strobe and opening/closing pulse effects as well as burst and sine wave
effects.
Dimming
Beam and Aura intensity can be adjusted 0 - 100% using electronic dimming. See the available dimming
curve options in “Dimming” on page 15.
Zoom
The Beam can be zoomed from 58° to maximum (narrow) 11° one-tenth peak angles.
Aura output is automatically dimmed as the zoom approaches maximum. There is a linear dimming curve
from normal Aura output when the Beam is at 90% zoom, to zero Aura output when the Beam is at
maximum (narrow) zoom.
Pan and tilt
The MAC Aura’s moving head can be panned through 540° and tilted through 232°. The speed of pan/tilt
movement can be adjusted on the DMX fixture control channel 8 and in the fixture’s onboard control panel.
Both EXT and STD control modes offer fine control of pan and tilt. In each case, the main control channel
sets the first 8 bits (the most significant byte or MSB), and the fine channel sets the second 8 bits (the least
significant byte or LSB) of the 16-bit control byte. In other words, the fine channel works within the position
set by the main channel.
Controlling color
Color wheel effects
The electronic ‘color wheel’ effects available for the Beam and the Aura give the convenience and feel of a
mechanical color wheel and let you snap between 33 different full LEE-referenced colors. You can also
scroll continuously forwards or backwards through the colors or display random colors at variable speed.
The approximate RGB equivalents of the ‘color wheel’ colors are given in “LEE colors and RGB equivalents”
on page 28.
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Color wheel priority
The color wheel effect channels for the Beam and Aura have priority and override any color set on the Beam
RGBW channels or on the Aura RGB channels. To use the RGBW and RGB channels, you must set the
color wheel effect channel for Beam or Aura respectively to a DMX value from 000 - 009. If you set either
color wheel channel to a DMX value above 009, the color wheel effect overrides RGBW or RGB control.
RGBW and RGB control
RGBW (in raw mode) or RGB (in calibrated mode) color control is available for the Beam and RGB control is
available for the Aura.
To obtain consistent color output at different intensities, do not use the RGBW or RGB channels to control
overall intensity. Instead, set the desired color on the RGBW or RGB channels, then use the dedicated
Beam dimmer and Aura dimmer channels to control intensity.
CTC (Color Temperature Control)
CTC is available for the Beam on the CTC channel 14. Setting this channel to DMX value 20 or above allows
you to adjust the Beam’s overall color temperature, i.e. the color that has been set using the color wheel
channel or the RGBW channels. Note that the more saturated the color, the less it will be affected by
adjustments in color temperature. The biggest CTC variation is available when displaying white.
Overall color temperature can be varied from 10 000 - 2500 K. The default color temperature is 5600 K.
In calibrated mode, CTC affects the available color spectrum and maximum output slightly. To obtain the full
color and output ranges, disable CTC by setting the CTC channel to zero.
Calibrated and raw color output
All color control modes are available in calibrated or raw modes using the command COLOR CALIB →
ON/OFF in the main menu:
• COLOR CALIB → ON is the calibrated mode. It gives slightly reduced LED power but sets LEDs to their
factory-calibrated output power to give the best-matched color and white output across multiple fixtures.
In calibrated mode, the Beam has color wheel and RGB options available. In RGB control, the Beam’s
white LED control channel has no effect. White output is added to the Beam’s calibrated RGB output
automatically as required to increase intensity and reduce color saturation. Setting all three colors to
100% intensity gives 100% intensity white, with the white LEDs at their calibrated maximum.
• COLOR CALIB → OFF is the raw mode. It allows all LEDs to be operated to their absolute maximum
output regardless of color calibration issues, so color and white output can vary slightly between fixtures.
In raw mode, the Beam has color wheel effect and RGBW options available. In RGBW control, the Beam’s
white LED control channel must be used to manually control white output in RGBW color mixing.
FX: pre-programmed Beam and Aura effects
A library of pre-programmed effects in which Beam and Aura output can be independent or synchronized is
available via DMX. These effects are simply called FX in this manual and in the fixture menus. The library is
available twice in the DMX channel layout with identical functions and effects, and two different FX can be
combined and run simultaneously with one ‘superimposed’ over the other.
See “FX: pre-programmed effects” on page 27 for an overview of the FX available. The MAC Aura Product
Support page on www.martin.com features a downloadable detailed description of the parameters adjusted
and algorithms applied in the different FX.
Effects are selected using the FX select DMX channels 15 and 17. Where modification is possible, the
selected FX can be modified using its FX adjust channel. Modifications can include speed, amount, offset,
smoothness, etc. depending on the FX selected.
FX Sync and Random operation
The FX system uses a dedicated internal synchronization clock. If two different FX that repeat in cycles are
activated, the FX Sync DMX channel 19 can be used to synchronize them. When two FX are synchronized,
the repeat cycle of FX2 is adjusted to ensure that FX2 arrives at the end of a cycle and starts to repeat the
cycle at the same time as FX1.
If one FX with a short repeat cycle is combined with another FX with a long repeat cycle, the short FX can
repeat twice or more in the time it takes the long FX to repeat once. But if two FX with different repeat cycles
are synchronized, the short cycle is adjusted so that it arrives at the end of a cycle at the same time as the
long cycle.
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Sync shift
The sync shift option modifies FX synchronization so that FX2 runs with a time offset. This means that the
FX2 cycle start point is delayed relative to FX1, but the amount of the delay remains constant.
Random operation
Selecting random operation makes random changes in the duration of those FX effects that have repeat
cycles. This means that some cycles are shorter and some cycles are longer in a random pattern.
The random sync option changes the duration of FX repeat cycles in a random pattern. Cycle duration is
random, but it is always changed by the same amount for FX1 and FX2 so that FX remain synchronized.
The overall speed of this synchronized effect is controlled on channel 16.
The random no sync option changes the duration of FX effect cycles in a random pattern, and FX1 and
FX2 are not synchronized. The speed of FX1 and FX2 effects are controlled independently on channels 16
and 18 respectively.
FX priority and overriding
If an FX is activated, it overrides any other settings for the parameters that the FX modifies. For example, an
FX that modifies the zoom will override any zoom angle set on the zoom channel (DMX channel 3).
If the same FX is selected on both the FX1 select and FX2 select channels, only the FX1 adjust channel is
active. The FX2 adjust channel is ignored.
If different FX are selected on the FX1 select and FX2 select channels, FX2 is superimposed onto FX1 and
FX2 overrides FX1 whenever both FX modify the same parameter.
RDM
RDM (Remote Device Management) is implemented in the MAC Aura and RDM communication is possible
over the DMX data link. As provided for in the ANSI/ESTA E1.20 RDM protocol, the fixture can send
information about its RDM-accessible parameters to an RDM control device.
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Service and maintenance
Warning! Read “Safety Information” on page 3 before servicing the MAC Aura.
Warning! Disconnect the fixture from AC mains power and allow to cool for at least 10
minutes before handling. Do not view the light output from less than 8.3 meters (27 ft. 3
inches) without shade 4-5 welding goggles. Be prepared for the fixture to light suddenly if
connected to power.
Warning! Refer any service operation not described in this user manual to a qualified
service technician.
Important! Excessive dust, smoke fluid, and particle buildup degrades performance, causes
overheating and will damage the fixture. Damage caused by inadequate cleaning or maintenance is
not covered by the product warranty.
The user will need to clean the MAC Aura periodically, and it is also possible for the user to update the
fixture’s software. All other service operations on the MAC Aura must be carried out by Martin Professional
or its approved service agents.
Installation, on-site service and maintenance can be provided worldwide by the Martin Professional Global
Service organization and its approved agents, giving owners access to Martin’s expertise and product
knowledge in a partnership that will ensure the highest level of performance throughout the product’s
lifetime. Please contact your Martin supplier for details.
It is Martin policy to apply the strictest possible calibration procedures and use the best quality materials
available to ensure optimum performance and the longest possible component lifetimes. However, LEDs are
subject to wear and tear over the life of the product, resulting in gradual changes in color and overall
brightness over many thousands of hours of use. The extent of wear and tear depends heavily on operating
conditions and environment, so it is impossible to specify precisely whether and to what extent LED
performance will be affected. However, you may eventually need to ask Martin Professional to replace LEDs
if their characteristics are affected by wear and tear after an extended period of use and if you require
fixtures to perform within very precise optical and color parameters.
The manufacturer’s LED lifetime data is based on performance under the manufacturer’s test conditions. As
with all LEDs, the gradual reduction in luminous output will be accelerated when LEDs are used in a fixture,
where conditions are much tougher than in manufacturer’s testing. To maximize LED lifetimes, keep the
ambient temperature as low as possible and drive the LEDs no harder and for no longer than necessary.
Cleaning
Cleaning schedules for lighting fixtures vary greatly depending on the operating environment. It is therefore
impossible to specify precise cleaning intervals for the MAC Aura. Environmental factors that may result in a
need for frequent cleaning include:
• Use of smoke or fog machines.
• High airflow rates (near air conditioning vents, for example).
• Presence of cigarette smoke.
• Airborne dust (from stage effects, building structures and fittings or the natural environment at outdoor
events, for example).
If one or more of these factors is present, inspect fixtures within their first 100 hours of operation to see
whether cleaning is necessary. Check again at frequent intervals. This procedure will allow you to assess
cleaning requirements in your particular situation. If in doubt, consult your Martin dealer about a suitable
maintenance schedule.
Use gentle pressure only when cleaning, and work in a clean, well-lit area. Do not use any product that
contains solvents or abrasives, as these can cause surface damage.
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Warning! Disconnect from power and allow to cool before cleaning.
To clean the fixture:
1. Disconnect the fixture from power and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.
2. Vacuum or gently blow away dust and loose particles from the outside of the fixture and the air vents at
the back and sides of the head and in the base with low-pressure compressed air.
3. Clean the LED lens array in the front of the head by wiping gently with a soft, clean lint-free cloth
moistened with a weak detergent solution. Do not rub the surface hard: lift particles off with a soft
repeated press. Dry with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth or low-pressure compressed air. Remove stuck
particles with an unscented tissue or cotton swab moistened with glass cleaner or distilled water.
4. Check that the fixture is dry before reapplying power.
Control menu service utilities
Functions test
The TEST feature provides four test routines that can be executed without a controller, allowing testing of
pan/tilt and zoom, LEDs and display separately or together.
Pan and tilt calibration
Pan and tilt on the MAC Aura are calibrated at the factory so that movement is identical in multiple fixtures.
Adjustment should not be necessary initially, but over a period of use fixtures may gradually lose calibration.
If re-calibration is necessary:
1. Pan calibration is easiest when multiple fixtures are stacked vertically. To calibrate, set tilt positions for
easy one-over-the-other comparison and set each fixture to the same pan DMX value. Select one fixture
to be the reference fixture. On that fixture, select SERVICE → CALIBRATION → PAN OFFSET and
press
. Wait for the fixture to move to its pan calibration position.
. Wait
2. On each of the other fixtures, select SERVICE → CALIBRATION → PAN OFFSET and press
for the head to move to the pan calibration position, then adjust the pan offset using the
and
buttons as necessary to align the beam with the reference beam. Press
to save the setting,
then
to exit.
3. Tilt calibration is easiest when multiple fixtures are arranged side-by-side horizontally. To calibrate, set
pan positions for easy side-by-side comparison. Select one fixture to be the reference fixture. On that
. Wait for the fixture to move
fixture, select SERVICE → CALIBRATION → TILT OFFSET and press
to its tilt calibration position.
. Wait
4. On each of the other fixtures, select SERVICE → CALIBRATION → TILT OFFSET and press
and
for the head to move to the tilt calibration position, then adjust the tilt offset using the
buttons as necessary to align the beam with the reference beam. Press
to save the setting,
then
to exit.












Software upload
The MAC Aura is loaded with both software (that can be installed and updated by the user) and firmware
(that is internal and accessible to Martin Service and its authorized partners only). Software updates are
available from the Martin website and can be installed with a PC and Martin USB Duo DMX Interface box
that can upload software to one fixture at a time.
The following are required in order to install software:
• The latest version of the MAC Aura software, available for download free of charge from the Product
Support area of the Martin website at http://www.martin.com
• A PC running Windows 7 and Vista 32/64-bit and Windows XP SP3 32-bit
• The Windows-based Martin Uploader application available for download free of charge from the
Downloads Area of the Martin website at http://www.martin.com
• Martin USB Duo DMX Interface Box with its supplied cables.
Installing software: normal method
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Connect the Uploader hardware to a MAC Aura fixture's data input connector.
Upload the fixture software as described in the uploader’s help file or user documentation.
Disconnect the Uploader hardware and reconnect the fixture to the DMX link.
Cycle power off and on. Check that the fixture resets correctly. If an error message appears in the
display, cycle power off and on again and check that the fixture now resets correctly.
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Fixture readouts
DMX input signal
The DMX LIVE menu lets you view the DMX values received on each channel in the mode – STD or EXT –
it is currently set to. If the fixture does not behave as expected, reading the DMX values can help you
troubleshoot the problem.
Fixture status
The MAC Aura gives fixture status readouts in the INFO menu:
• Current software/firmware version information.
• Temperature readouts from the main PCB as well as the Beam LED and Aura LED PCBs. In each case,
you can view the current temperature and the maximum temperature reached since the readout was last
reset. The maximum temperatures can be reset individually. The MAX temperature counters are not
resettable.
• Power on hours. You can view the number of hours since the resettable counter was last reset or the total
number of hours since manufacture. You can also reset the resettable counter to zero.
• The manufacturer’s serial number and the fixture’s RDM ID number.
Display messages
If an error occurs, the MAC Aura gives fixture status readouts in the display. See “Display messages” on
page 31.
Lubrication
In general, the MAC Aura does not require lubrication. However, depending on use conditions, the moving
parts in the pan and tilt mechanisms may eventually require reapplication of lubricant. Excessive noise
during pan/tilt movement is a sign that lubrication may be required. This operation can be carried out by a
Martin service partner if necessary.
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DMX protocol
Channel
DMX
value
Percent
Function
Fade
status
Default
value
0 - 19
20 - 24
25 - 64
65 - 69
70 - 84
85 - 89
90 - 104
105 - 109
110 - 124
125 - 129
130 - 144
145 - 149
150 - 164
165 - 169
170 - 184
185 - 189
190 - 204
205 - 209
210 - 224
225 - 229
230 - 244
245 - 255
0-7
8-9
10 - 25
26 - 27
28 - 33
34 - 35
36 - 41
42 - 43
44 - 49
50 - 51
52 - 57
58 - 59
60 - 65
66 - 67
68 - 73
74 - 75
76 - 81
82 - 83
84 - 89
90 - 91
92 - 97
98 - 100
Beam electronic shutter effect
Shutter closed
Shutter open
Strobe 1 (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 2: opening pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 3: closing pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 4: random strobe (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 5: random opening pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 6: random closing pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 7: burst pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 8: random burst pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 9: sine wave (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 10: burst (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Snap
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2
0 - 255
0 - 100
Beam dimmer
0 → 100% intensity
Fade
0
3
0 - 255
0 - 100
Zoom
Wide → narrow
Fade
255
4
0 - 255
0 - 100
Pan
Pan 0° - 540°
Fade
128
5
0 - 255
0 - 100
Pan fine
Pan fine adjustment (Least Significant Byte)
Fade
32768
6
0 - 255
0 - 100
Tilt
Tilt 0° - 232°
Fade
128
7
0 - 255
0 - 100
Tilt fine
Tilt fine adjustment (Least Significant Byte)
Fade
32768
Std.
Ext.
1
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Channel
Std.
Ext.
8
DMX
value
Percent
Function
0-9
10 - 14
15 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 - 69
70 - 74
75 - 89
90 - 94
95 - 99
100 - 104
105 - 109
110 - 114
115 - 119
120 - 124
125 - 249
250 - 255
0-3
4-5
6 - 13
14 - 15
16 - 17
18 - 19
20 - 21
22 - 23
24 - 25
26 - 27
28 - 33
34 - 35
36 - 37
38 - 40
41 - 42
43 - 44
45 - 46
47 - 48
49 - 97
98 - 100
Fixture control settings
No function
Reset entire fixture1
No function
PTSP = NORM2
PTSP = FAST2
PTSP = SLOW2
No function
Fan mode FULL2
No function
Fan mode REGULATED2
No function
Calibrated color output mode COLOR CALIB = ON3
No function
Raw color output mode COLOR CALIB = OFF3
No function
Fast dimming, speed of changes unrestricted2
No function
Smooth dimming, speed of changes restricted slightly2
No function
Illuminate display
Fade
status
Default
value
Snap
0
1
If DMX Reset is disabled in the menu, a reset command can
only be executed if channel 2 is set to 232 and channel 1 is set
to zero. These values need to be held for 5 seconds before
feature is activated. Values must be "snapped to" to function.
2Menu
override: setting unaffected by power off/on.
3Value
must be held for 3 seconds to activate. Setting
unaffected by power off/on.
Table 2: MAC Aura DMX Protocol
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Channel
DMX
value
Percent
Fade
status
Default
value
0-9
10 - 14
15 - 19
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 - 69
70 - 74
75 - 79
80 - 84
85 - 89
90 - 94
95 - 99
100 - 104
105 - 109
110 - 114
115 - 119
120 - 124
125 - 129
130 - 134
135 - 139
140 - 144
145 - 149
150 - 154
155 - 159
160 - 164
165 - 169
170 - 174
175 - 179
0-2
3- 4
4-5
6-7
8-9
10 - 11
12 - 13
14 - 15
16 - 17
18 - 19
20 - 21
22 - 23
24 - 25
26 - 27
28 - 29
30 - 31
32 - 33
34 - 35
36 - 37
38 - 39
40 - 41
42 - 43
44 - 45
46 - 47
48 - 49
50 - 51
52 - 53
54 - 55
56 - 57
58 - 59
60 - 61
62 - 63
64 - 65
66 - 67
68 - 69
Snap
0
92 - 93
94 - 95
96 - 97
98 - 100
Beam color wheel effect
Open. RGBW color mixing enabled
LEE 790 - Moroccan pink
LEE 157 - Pink
LEE 332 - Special rose pink
LEE 328 - Follies pink
LEE 345 - Fuchsia pink
LEE 194 - Surprise pink
LEE 181 - Congo Blue
LEE 071 - Tokyo Blue
LEE 120 - Deep Blue
LEE 079 - Just Blue
LEE 132 - Medium Blue
LEE 200 - Double CT Blue
LEE 161 - Slate Blue
LEE 201 - Full CT Blue
LEE 202 - Half CT Blue
LEE 117 - Steel Blue
LEE 353 - Lighter Blue
LEE 118 - Light Blue
LEE 116 - Medium Blue Green
LEE 124 - Dark Green
LEE 139 - Primary Green
LEE 089 - Moss Green
LEE 122 - Fern Green
LEE 738 - JAS Green
LEE 088 - Lime Green
LEE 100 - Spring Yellow
LEE 104 - Deep Amber
LEE 179 - Chrome Orange
LEE 105 - Orange
LEE 021 - Gold Amber
LEE 778 - Millennium Gold
LEE 135 - Deep Golden Amber
LEE 164 - Flame Red
Open
Color wheel rotation effect
Clockwise, fast → slow
Stop (this will stop wherever the color is at the time)
Counter-clockwise, slow → fast
Open
Random color
Fast
Medium
Slow
Open
180 - 201
202 - 207
208 - 229
230 - 234
70 - 78
79 - 80
81 - 89
90 - 91
235 - 239
240 - 244
245 - 249
250 - 255
10
0 - 255
0 - 100
Beam red
Red 0 → 100%
Fade
255
11
0 - 255
0 - 100
Beam green
Green 0 → 100%
Fade
255
12
0 - 255
0 - 100
Beam blue
Blue 0 → 100%
Fade
255
13
0 - 255
0 - 100
Beam white
White 0 → 100%
Note: if Color Calib is set to On, this channel has no effect –
white LEDs are activated by RGB mixing
Fade
0
14
0 - 19
20 - 255
0-7
8 - 100
Beam CTC (Color Temperature Control)
CTC disabled
CTC 10 000K → 2 500K
Fade
0
0 - 255
0 - 100
FX1 select
Pre-programmed effect 1 selection
(see “FX: pre-programmed effects” on page 27)
Snap
0
0 - 255
0 - 100
FX1 adjust, sync speed adjust
Zero → maximum
• If no sync set on channel 19, adjusts FX1
• If sync set on channel 19, adjusts synchronized FX1+FX2
speed
Fade
128
0 - 255
0 - 100
FX2 select
Pre-programmed effect 2 selection
(see “FX: pre-programmed effects” on page 27)
Snap
0
Std.
Ext.
9
-
15
-
16
-
17
Function
Table 2: MAC Aura DMX Protocol
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Channel
Std.
Ext.
-
18
-
DMX
value
Percent
0 - 255
0 - 100
0 - 49
0 - 19
50
20
51 - 169
21 - 66
19
170 - 209
67 - 81
210 - 255
82 - 100
Fade
status
Default
value
FX2 adjust
Zero → maximum
• If no sync set on channel 19, adjusts FX2
• If sync set on channel 19, has no effect
Fade
128
Sync (FX synchronization)
No sync
• FX1 and FX2 run through cycles independently
• Cycle duration is regular
• Channel 16 and channel 18 adjust FX1 and FX2
independently
Sync
• FX1 and FX2 run through cycles in sync
• Cycle duration is regular
• Channel 16 adjusts overall speed, channel 18 has no effect
Sync shift
• FX1 and FX2 run through cycles in sync
• FX2 is offset (delayed) relative to FX1
• Offset is adjustable from zero → maximum
• Channel 16 adjusts overall speed, channel 18 has no effect
Sync random
• FX1 and FX2 run through cycles in sync
• Cycle duration for synchronized FX1 and FX2 is made
shorter and longer at random.
• Channel 16 adjusts overall speed, channel 18 has no effect
No sync, random
• FX1 and FX2 run through cycles independently
• Cycle duration is for FX1 and FX2 is made shorter and longer
at random
• Channel 16 and channel 18 adjust FX1 and FX2 speed
independently
Snap
0
Function
Aura control
-
20
-
21
0 - 19
20 - 24
25 - 64
65 - 69
70 - 84
85 - 89
90 - 104
105 - 109
110 - 124
125 - 129
130 - 144
145 - 149
150 - 164
165 - 169
170 - 184
185 - 189
190 - 204
205 - 209
210 - 224
225 - 229
230 - 244
245 - 255
0-7
8-9
10 - 25
26 - 27
28 - 33
34 - 35
36 - 41
42 - 43
44 - 49
50 - 51
52 - 57
58 - 59
60 - 65
66 - 67
68 - 73
74 - 75
76 - 81
82 - 83
84 - 89
90 - 91
92 - 97
98 - 100
Aura shutter and strobe effect
Shutter closed
Shutter open
Strobe 1 (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 2: opening pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 3: closing pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 4: random strobe (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 5: random opening pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 6: random closing pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 7: burst pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 8: random burst pulse (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 9: sine wave (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Strobe 10: burst (fast → slow)
Shutter open
Snap
22
0 - 255
0 - 100
Aura dimmer
0 → 100% intensity
Fade
0
Table 2: MAC Aura DMX Protocol
DMX protocol
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Channel
Std.
-
Ext.
22
DMX
value
Percent
Fade
status
Default
value
0-9
10 - 14
15 - 19
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 - 69
70 - 74
75 - 79
80 - 84
85 - 89
90 - 94
95 - 99
100 - 104
105 - 109
110 - 114
115 - 119
120 - 124
125 - 129
130 - 134
135 - 139
140 - 144
145 - 149
150 - 154
155 - 159
160 - 164
165 - 169
170 - 174
175 - 179
0-1
2-3
4-5
6-7
8 -9
10 - 11
12 - 13
14 - 15
16 - 17
18 - 19
20 - 21
22 - 23
24 - 25
26 - 27
28 - 29
30 - 31
32 - 33
34 - 35
36 - 37
38 - 39
40 - 41
42 - 43
44 - 45
46 - 47
48 - 49
50 - 51
52 - 53
54 - 55
56 - 57
58 - 59
60 - 61
62 - 63
64 - 65
66 - 67
68 - 69
Snap
0
92 - 93
94 - 95
96 - 97
98 - 100
Aura color wheel effect
Open. RGB color mixing enabled
LEE 790 - Moroccan pink
LEE 157 - Pink
LEE 332 - Special rose pink
LEE 328 - Follies pink
LEE 345 - Fuchsia pink
LEE 194 - Surprise pink
LEE 181 - Congo Blue
LEE 071 - Tokyo Blue
LEE 120 - Deep Blue
LEE 079 - Just Blue
LEE 132 - Medium Blue
LEE 200 - Double CT Blue
LEE 161 - Slate Blue
LEE 201 - Full CT Blue
LEE 202 - Half CT Blue
LEE 117 - Steel Blue
LEE 353 - Lighter Blue
LEE 118 - Light Blue
LEE 116 - Medium Blue Green
LEE 124 - Dark Green
LEE 139 - Primary Green
LEE 089 - Moss Green
LEE 122 - Fern Green
LEE 738 - JAS Green
LEE 088 - Lime Green
LEE 100 - Spring Yellow
LEE 104 - Deep Amber
LEE 179 - Chrome Orange
LEE 105 - Orange
LEE 021 - Gold Amber
LEE 778 - Millennium Gold
LEE 135 - Deep Golden Amber
LEE 164 - Flame Red
Open
Color wheel rotation effect
Clockwise, fast → slow
Stop (this will stop wherever the color is at the time)
Counter-clockwise, slow → fast
Open
Random color
Fast
Medium
Slow
Open
180 - 201
202 - 207
208 - 229
230 - 234
70 - 78
79 - 80
81 - 89
90 - 91
235 - 239
240 - 244
245 - 249
250 - 255
Function
-
23
0 - 255
0 - 100
Aura red
Red 0 → 100%
Fade
255
-
24
0 - 255
0 - 100
Aura green
Green 0 → 100%
Fade
255
-
25
0 - 255
0 - 100
Aura blue
Blue 0 → 100%
Fade
255
Table 2: MAC Aura DMX Protocol
Note: DMX values labeled "No function" will have no effect - the last functional value will be used.
If COLOR CALIB is set to OFF in the control menus, RGBW, RGB and color wheel effect output is
uncalibrated. If COLOR CALIB is set to ON, output is calibrated.
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FX: pre-programmed effects
The table below lists the pre-programmed effects that can be selected on DMX channels 15 and 17. Two
effects can be superimposed by selecting one effect on channel 15 and a different effect on channel 17.
Type
Aura Sync
Intensity FX
Color FX
Zoom FX
Reserved
DMX
value
Percent
0-9
10 - 12
13 - 15
16 - 18
19 - 21
22 - 24
25 - 39
FX Name
FX Adjust
0-3
4
5
6-7
8
9
10 - 15
Dimmer sync
Idle
Dimmer sync
Strobe sync
Dimmer + strobe sync
Aura color sync
Aura all sync
Reserved
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
40 - 42
43 - 45
46 - 48
49 - 51
52 - 54
55 - 60
61 - 63
64 - 66
67 - 69
70 - 72
73 - 75
76 - 99
16
17
18
19 - 20
21
22 - 23
24
25
26 - 27
28
29
30 - 38
Aura strobe delay
Aura strobe delay
Strobe alternate single
Strobe alternate dual
Strobe alternate triple
3-step strobe
Reserved
Intensity random alternate
Aura ramp, Beam flash
Beam ramp, Aura flash
Intensity Aura, Beam ramp
Intensity Beam, Aura ramp
Reserved
Trigger Delay
Speed
Speed
Speed
Speed
n/a
Speed
Speed
Speed
Speed
Speed
n/a
100 - 102
103 - 108
109 - 111
112 - 114
115 - 126
127 - 129
130 - 132
133 - 135
136 - 138
139 - 141
142 - 159
39
40 - 42
43
44
45 - 49
50
51
52
53
54 - 55
56 - 62
Aura color offset
Aura color offset
Reserved
Hue shimmer
Saturation shimmer
Reserved
Color strobe
Color offset strobe
Aura color strobe
Aura color offset strobe
Color spikes
Reserved
Color offset
n/a
Amount
Amount
n/a
n/a
Color offset on strobe
n/a
Aura color offset on strobe
Strength
n/a
160 - 162
163 - 165
166 - 168
169 - 171
172 - 174
175 - 177
178 - 180
181 - 219
63
64
65
66
67 - 68
69
70
71 - 85
Zoom / color offset
Color zoom ramp in
Color zoom ramp out
Color zoom fade in
Color zoom fade out
Reserved
Zoom ramp up
Zoom ramp down
Reserved
Speed
Speed
Speed
Speed
n/a
Speed
Speed
n/a
220 - 255
86 - 100
Reserved
n/a
Table 3: FX (pre-programmed Beam and Aura effects)
The MAC Aura Product Support page on www.martin.com features a downloadable detailed description of
the parameters that are adjusted and algorithms that are applied in the different FX.
FX: pre-programmed effects
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LEE colors and RGB equivalents
The table below gives approximate RGB equivalents for the LEE colors available in the standard MAC
Aura’s color wheel effects for the Beam (on DMX channel 9 in STD and EXT modes) and Aura (on DMX
channel 22 in EXT mode only).
DMX Integer
Lee no.
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Name
Red
Green
Blue
790
Moroccan Pink
255
235
052
157
Pink
214
134
048
332
Special rose Pink
255
000
044
328
Follies Pink
255
059
113
345
Fuchsia Pink
255
138
219
194
Surprise Pink
226
175
226
181
Congo Blue
040
001
255
071
Tokyo Blue
000
000
255
120
Deep Blue
000
078
255
079
Just Blue
000
199
255
132
Medium Blue
000
255
234
200
Double CT Blue
149
246
255
161
State Blue
137
255
227
201
Full CT Blue
213
220
222
202
Half CT Blue
219
232
175
117
Steel Blue
205
255
199
353
Lighter Blue
115
255
165
118
Light Blue
006
255
143
116
Medium Blue Green
000
255
94
124
Dark Green
029
255
000
139
Primary Green
032
223
000
089
Moss Green
075
255
000
122
Fern Green
080
232
000
738
JAS Green
108
226
000
088
Lime Green
145
194
000
100
Spring Yellow
210
255
000
104
Deep Amber
225
232
000
179
Chrome Orange
023
215
000
105
Orange
247
214
000
021
Gold Amber
255
163
000
778
Millennium Gold
255
152
000
135
Deep Golden Amber
255
108
000
164
Flame Red
255
080
000
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Onboard control menus
Menu
Item
DMX ADDRESS
CONTROL
MODE
COLOR CALIB
Options
1 – XXX
STD
EXT
ON
OFF
P/T SPEED
P/T SETTING
FANS
DIMMER
CURVE
DIMMER
SPEED
PERSONALITY
DMX RESET
SWAP
PAN INVERT
TILT INVERT
REGULATED
FULL
LINEAR
SQUARE LAW
INV SQUARE
LAW
S-CURVE
FAST
SMOOTH
OFF
ON
ON
2MIN
DISPLAY
5MIN
10MIN
DISPLAY
INTENSITY
ERROR MODE
10-100
NORMAL
SILENT
FACTORY
SETTING
FACTORY
DEFAULT
LOAD
Notes (Default settings in bold print)
DMX address (default address = 1). XXX means that the
DMX address range is limited so that the fixture will
always have enough DMX channels within the 512
available.
Linked control of Beam and Aura using Beam channels,
Aura copies Beam
(fixture uses 14 DMX channels)
Independent control of Beam and Aura, FX available
(fixture uses 25 DMX channels)
Color calibration mode on. Independent white control not
available for Beam on DMX channel 13 (white obtained
by RGB dimming)
Color calibration mode off. White available for Beam
on DMX channel 13 to give raw RGBW dimming
Pan and tilt speed normal / fast / slow
Swap pan and tilt (pan commands move tilt and vice
versa) - off / on
Pan inversion (reverse direction pan control) - off / on
Tilt inversion (reverse direction tilt control) - off / on
Cooling fan speed thermostatically regulated
Max. cooling fan speed
Linear dimming curve
Square law dimming curve
Inverse square law dimming curve
S-curve dimming curve
Fast dimming with unrestricted speed
Smooth dimming with restricted speed
Disable reset via DMX
Enable reset via DMX
Display is always on
Display switches off and goes into Sleep mode if the
controls have not been pressed for 2 minutes.
Display switches off and goes into Sleep mode if the
controls have not been pressed for 5 minutes
Display switches off and goes into Sleep mode if the
controls have not been pressed for 10 minutes
Display intensity. Default=100
Display errors at 100% intensity (regardless of
DISPLAY INTENSITY setting) and illuminate the
service light
Silent error mode. The error message does not appear in
the display, but the service lamp is illuminated
Return all settings (except calibrations) to factory
defaults
NB: can take up to 2 minutes to complete!
Table 4: Control menu
Onboard control menus
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Menu
Item
Options
VERSION
POWER ON
HOURS
MAIN PCB
TEMP
RESETTABLE
TOTAL
CLEAR
RESETTABLE
CURRENT
SINCE RESET
MAX
CURRENT
INFO
BEAM LED
TEMP
RESET
MAX
CURRENT
AURA LED
TEMP
RESET
MAX
SERIAL
NUMBERS
TEST
DMX LIVE
TEST ALL
TEST LEDS
TEST MOTORS
TEST DISPLAY
RATE
QUALITY
START CODE
BEAM SHUT AURA BLUE
SERVICE
P/T
FEEDBACK
CALIBRATION
RDM
FIXT SERIAL
NUMBER
xx Hz
0 - 100%
0 - 255
0 - 255
ON
OFF
PAN OFFSET
TILT OFFSET
Notes (Default settings in bold print)
CPU firmware version
Hours of operation since counter reset
Total hours of operation since manufacture
Reset resettable counter to zero
Display current main PCB temperature
Display highest main PCB temperature since last reset
Display highest main PCB temperature since
manufacture
Display current average Beam LED temperature
Display highest average Beam LED temperature since
last reset
Display highest average Beam LED temperature since
manufacture
Display current average Aura LED temperature
Display highest average Aura LED temperature since last
reset
Display highest average Aura LED temperature since
manufacture
Display fixture’s RDM ID
Display fixture’s serial number
Test LEDs, pan, tilt, zoom and display
Test LEDs only
Test pan, tilt and zoom movement only
Test all segments in onboard display panel
DMX transmission speed, live, in packets per second
Percentage of packets received with errors, live
Decimal value of DMX start code, live
Scrolls through DMX value received on each DMX
channel
DMX values received on FX and Aura control channels
only appear in list when fixture is set to EXT mode
Enable pan/tilt position feedback/correction system
Disable pan/tilt feedback for servicing (this setting is not
saved when fixture is reset)
Pan calibration
Tilt calibration
Table 4: Control menu
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Display messages
Message
Appears when...
What to do...
RST (Reset)
... the fixture is indexing effects at startup.
Wait for reset to complete.
SRST (Serial reset)
... the fixture has received a reset command.
Wait for reset to complete. Note that
you can set PERSONALITY →
DMX RESET to OFF to prevent
accidental DMX reset commands.
MEMORY ERROR
...the EEPROM memory cannot be read.
Reset fixture.
Contact Martin if problem persists.
MAIN TMP SEN ERR
(RDM message: Head Temp. Error)
...there is a malfunction in the temperature
sensor circuit in the main PCB in the head.
Contact Martin service for assistance.
BEAM TMP SEN ERR
(RDM message: Lamp Temp.Error)
...there is a malfunction in the Beam LED
temperature sensor circuit.
Contact Martin service for assistance.
AURA TMP SEN ERR
(RDM message: Lamp Temp.Error)
...there is a malfunction in the Aura LED
temperature sensor circuit.
Contact Martin service for assistance.
MAIN TMP CUT OFF
(RDM message: Lamp Temp. Cut
Off)
...the temperature sensor on the main PCB in
the head measures that temperature is too
high. Power to the LEDs is cut off.
BEAM TMP CUT OFF
(RDM message: Lamp Temp. Cut
Off)
...the Beam LED temperature sensor
measures that LED temperature is too high.
Power to the LEDs is cut off.
AURA TMP CUT OFF
(RDM message: Lamp Temp. Cut
Off)
...the Aura LED temperature sensor measures
that LED temperature is too high. Power to the
LEDs is cut off.
Check that ambient temperature is not
too high. Check that the fixture is clean.
Check that there is free airflow around
the fixture.
Contact Martin service for assistance.
...there is a malfunction in the optical pan or tilt
monitoring/feedback circuit (e.g. sensor
defective). After a time-out, pan or tilt stops in
a random position.
Reset fixture. Contact Martin service if
problem continues.
...there is a malfunction in the electrical
indexing circuit for pan, tilt or one of the
drivers. After a time-out, the fixture will
establish a mechanical stop, and continue to
work normally.
Reset fixture. Contact Martin service if
problem continues.
...there is a voltage or RAM error.
Reset fixture. Contact Martin service if
problem continues.
EFFECTS TOO COLD
...the onboard thermostat measures that the
effects are too cold.
Leave fixture powered on to warm it up.
Contact Martin service if problem
continues or fixture is warm.
FAN ERROR
...there is a fan or fan driver error.
Check that fan on rear of head is free to
rotate freely.
Contact Martin service for assistance.
COLOR ERROR
...there is a driver error.
Contact Martin service for assistance.
...color calibration data for Beam or Aura
LEDs is invalid or there is a communication
error.
Contact Martin service for assistance.
PAN FBACK ERR
TILT FBACK ERR
PAN SENSOR ERR
TILT SENSOR ERR
DRIVER CURR ERR
VOLTAGE ERR
RAM ERROR
BEAM CALIB ERR
(RDM message: Color Calibration
Error 1)
AURA CALIB ERR
(RDM message: Color Calibration
Error 2)
Table 5: Display messages
Display messages
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Fixture is completely dead.
One or more fixtures resets
correctly but responds
erratically or not at all to the
controller.
Light output shuts down
unexpectedly.
Probable cause(s)
Remedy
No power to fixture.
Check AC mains power and connections.
Internal circuit fault.
Have faulty fixture serviced by Martin service
technician.
Fault on data link.
Inspect connections and cables. Correct poor
connections. Repair or replace damaged cables.
Data link not terminated.
Insert termination plug in output connector of the
last fixture on the link.
Incorrect fixture DMX addressing.
Check addressing on fixture and controller.
Check fixture is set to correct DMX mode.
One of the fixtures is defective and is
disturbing data transmission on the link.
Unplug XLR in and out connectors and connect
them directly together to bypass one fixture at a
time until normal operation is regained. Have faulty
fixture serviced by Martin service technician.
XLR pin-out on fixtures does not match (pins
2 and 3 reversed).
Install a phase-reversing cable between the fixtures
or swap pins 2 and 3 in the fixture that behaves
erratically.
Fixture is too hot.
Clean the fixture, especially air vents. Ensure free
airflow around fixture. Check that ambient
temperature does not exceed max. permitted level.
Switch to FULL cooling mode.
If problem persists, contact Martin for advice.
Table 6: Troubleshooting
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Specifications
Physical
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 mm (11.9 in.) across yoke
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 mm (11.9 in.) across yoke
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 mm (14.2 in.), head straight up
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.) without accessories
Dynamic Effects
Beam color mixing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RGBW
Aura (secondary lens array illumination) color mixing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RGB
Beam color temperature control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CTO, variable 10 000 - 2500 K
Beam and Aura electronic 'color wheel' effect . . . . . . 33 LEE-referenced colors plus white, variable-speed
color-wheel rotation effect and random color
Beam and Aura independent shutter effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electronic, with regular and random
pulse, burst and strobe effects
Pre-programmed effects . . Range of independent and synchronized Beam and Aura FX, two combinable
Electronic dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Independent Beam and Aura, four dimming curve options
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11° - 58° (one-tenth peak angle)
Pan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540°
Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232°
Pan and tilt speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Adjustable via onboard control panel and DMX
Optics and Photometric Data
Light source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Osram Ostar high-power long-life emitters
LED refresh rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beam 1220 Hz, Aura 4395 Hz
Minimum LED lifetime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 000 hours (to >70% luminous output)*
Total luminous output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3850 lumens (zoom at maximum)
*Manufacturer´s figure obtained under manufacturer´s test conditions
Control and Programming
Control options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Independent or synchronized Beam and Aura control
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DMX
RDM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Implemented
Control resolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-bit, with 16-bit control of pan & tilt
DMX channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14/25
Setting and addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Control panel with backlit graphic display
Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USITT DMX512-A, ANSI/ESTA E1.20 RDM
Transceiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RS-485
Firmware update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Via DMX with Martin USB Duo DMX Interface
Construction
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High-impact flame-retardant thermoplastic
Protection rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP 20
Installation
Mounting points . . . . . . . . . . . M12 hole for rigging clamp, attachment points for surface-mounting bracket
Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Any
Minimum distance to combustible materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 mm (3.9 in.) from fixture
Minimum distance to illuminated surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 mm (7.9 ins.) from fixture
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor use only, must be fastened to structure or surface
Connections
AC power input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neutrik PowerCon NAC3MPA input socket (blue)
AC power throughput . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neutrik PowerCon NAC3MPB output socket (grey)
DMX data in/out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-pin locking XLR
Specifications
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Electrical
AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-240 V nominal, 50/60 Hz
Maximum total power consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260 W
Power supply unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto-ranging electronic switch mode
Power consumption, all effects static, zero light output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <15 W
Typical Power and Current
100 V, 60 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
120 V, 60 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
208 V, 60 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
230 V, 50 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
240 V, 50 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
236 W, 2.4 A, PF 0.994
234 W, 2.0 A, PF 0.992
229 W, 1.2 A, PF 0.970
228 W, 1.1 A, PF 0.959
228 W, 1.0 A, PF 0.953
PF = power factor. Measurements made at nominal voltage with all LEDs at full intensity. Allow for a
deviation of +/- 10%.
Thermal
Cooling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forced air (temperature-regulated, low noise, user-definable levels)
Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40° C (104° F)
Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5° C (41° F)
Total heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 820 BTU/hr.
Approvals
EU safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN 60598-2-17 (EN 60598-1), EN 62471
EU EMC . . . . . . . . . . . . .EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2, EN 55015, EN 61547
US safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UL 1573
US EMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FCC Part 15 Class A
Canadian safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CSA E598-2-17 (CSA E60598-1)
Canadian EMC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ICES-003 Class A
Australia/NZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-TICK N4241
Included Items
M12 bolt suitable for use with Martin™ rigging clamps
User manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 35000254
Accessories
Set of 5 x quick-mount surface mounting brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power cable, AWG12, SJT, with Neutrik PowerCon
NAC3FCA input connector, 3 m (9.8 ft.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA power input connector, cable mount, blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCB power output connector, cable mount, light grey . . . . . . . . . .
G-clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Half-coupler clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick trigger clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety wire, safe working load 50 kg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-unit flightcase for MAC Aura™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
P/N 91606017
P/N 11541503
P/N 05342804
P/N 05342805
P/N 91602003
P/N 91602005
P/N 91602007
P/N 91604003
P/N 91515020
Related Items
Martin USB Duo™ DMX Interface Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 90703010
Martin DMX 5.3 Splitter™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 90758140
Martin RDM 5.5 Splitter™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 90758150
Ordering Information
MAC Aura™ in cardboard box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 90232000
MAC Aura™ in 6-unit flightcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 90232010
Specifications subject to change without notice. For the latest product specifications, see www.martin.com
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