The National Theatre recently made its first investment in Martin by HARMAN’s new MAC Ultra Performance.
Distributed in the UK by Sound Technology Ltd, a large quantity of the MAC Ultra Performance were supplied by various dealers, including White Light, Stage Electrics and Hawthorn. These high output profiles replace existing generics and tungsten sources. A total of 23 have been added to the standard overhead rig, replacing older generics within the 1150-capacity Olivier Theatre, with a further 10, provided earlier by White Light, will be stored in Lighting Resources to be called on as necessary by lighting designers.
Head of Lighting Matt Drury, explains, “In the Olivier we needed a punchier fixture and had been looking at an alternative source prior to lockdown. We knew that by 2022 we would need something of that ilk but during the interruption the MAC Ultra Performance and MAC Ultra Wash came along, and they did so at just the right time.
“In addition to being an automated LED fixture with greater power, it has a complementary colour palette to our Martin MAC Encores.”
With 1150W output and next generation framing system, the MAC Ultra Performance has raised the bar for extremely bright, compact lights, with consistent output across the zoom range. It also boasts higher definition optics and impressively low noise levels.