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The Martin MAC Aura PXL adds to the industry standard line of Martin wash lights with multi-lens and Aura backlight technology. Bigger and brighter than the MAC Aura, the PXL features significantly higher intensity and a tighter beam as well as a smaller face and less busy lens look compared to the MAC Quantum Wash. The MAC Aura PXLs bigger “bubbles” provide a more appealing look and beautiful wide wash fields.

This fixture is also the first wash light in the market to feature individual pixel control for main beam pixels and Aura back light with full control via DMX, Art-Net and sACN, as well as with Martin ́s very own creative P3 video protocol.

The compact size and low weight, trusted Martin build quality and feature set, and simple and clever setup and control options make the MAC Aura PXL ideal for rental customers and lighting designers working in concert/touring, TV shows and corporate, as well as customers supporting the high-end nightclub market.


  • True Wash Light Workhorse - From a tight, high intensity, narrow beam to beautiful wash fields, incorporated into a compact and lightweight package, the MAC Aura PXL suits every application.
  • Bright, Vibrant Colours - The RGBW system delivers very vibrant colours with a brightness only expected from much larger fixtures. The calibrated colour system excels on subtle pastels and white tones, making any MAC Aura PXL in the rig, match the colour point when they must.
  • Built For Pixel Mapping - With an all solid state colour mixing system, instant colour and intensity response, 19 individually controlled main beam pixels and 141 individually controlled Aura backlight pixels, the MAC Aura PXL is a great choice for pixel mapping. The colour palette can also be set to fully match the colour space of any other P3-driven product in the rig, allowing the fixture to fit in seamlessly.
  • P3 Incorporated - On top of DMX, Art-Net and sACN, the fixture can be controlled by Martin ́s P3 protocol for setup and programming and allows a rig of fixtures to deliver cohesive content that blends together with video content on panels or creative LED products. You can even blend seamlessly between console and media input sources via the P3 mix channel.
  • Silent Operation - With its sophisticated, low noise cooling system, the MAC Aura PXL is a true stealth operator, even in the most critical and noise sensitive environments.
  • Open Source - The MAC Aura PXL accepts any industry standard input source. All of its features can be controlled via DMX-512, ArtNet, sACN and Martin ́s very own P3 protocol. This allows for maximum versatility in any type of control environment.
  • RGBW solid state colour mixing
  • 13klm light output
  • Calibrated colours
  • Instant colour mixing via solid state mixing (no moving parts)
  • RGBW colour mixing with very bright and vibrant saturated colours, as well as nice pastels and white tones
  • Variable Colour Temperature correction (CTB/CTO)
  • Flicker-Free operation – LED driver frequency suitable for all kinds of camera applications Pixelated beam/field (19 pixels)
  • Pixelated Aura backlight (141 pixels)
  • 1: 8 zoom – Precise, silent and yet fast zoom with auto-linked focus
  • Beautiful wash field
  • Minor colour temperature shift from centre to edge
  • Dimmer and shutter – Fully electronic dimmer/shutter control with various dimming curves and tungsten dimming (red-shift) emulation option
  • Low noise cooling system
  • Fast and silent pan/tilt and effects operation
  • User-selectable output vs. sound level control
  • Small overall size (488mm / 19.2in)
  • Low weight (15.6kg / 34.4 lbs)
  • Ethercon in/out w. P3, ArtNet, sACN
  • Built in Ethernet switch with fail-safe bypass
PHYSICAL
Length232mm
Width410mm
Height 516mm maximum, 488.4mm head straight up
Weight15.6kg
DYNAMIC EFFECTS
Pre-programmed effectsTwo ranges of FX
Beam colour mixingRGBW, independently variable 0 - 100%
Aura colour mixingRGB, independently variable 0-100%
Beam and Aura electronic colour wheelVirtual colour wheel. Open, indexing, continuous rotation, random colour. 36 pre programmed solid colours
Beam and Aura colour temperature controlVariable 10000 - 2000 K
Beam and Aura Dimmer/shutter0 - 100% continuous electronic dimming, Choice of four dimming curves
ZoomMotorized
Pan540°, coarse & fine control and speed
Tilt268°, coarse & fine control and speed
Position correction systemAbsolute position monitoring
CONTROL AND PROGRAMMING
Control optionsDMX, RDM, Art-Net, sACN, P3
16-bit controlDimming, pan and tilt
Setting and addressingControl panel with backlit LCD display and 4 buttons or via RDM or P3
DMX channelsCompact mode 17; basic mode 32; extended mode 89; ludicrous mode 512
Fixture IdentificationUser-settable ID number
DMX complianceUSITT DMX512-A
RDM complianceANSI/ESTA E1.20
TransceiverOpto-isolated RS-485
Fixture software updateUSB memory device or over DMX link
OPTICS
Zoom range1:8
Full beam angle Half PeakNarrow 5° Wide 40°
Full beam angle Tenth PeakNarrow 7° Wide 55°
Light sourcePrimary LED 19* 40W RGBW LED; Aura LED 141*0.42W RGB LED
Max total Primary LED engine powerApprox.570W; Max total Aura LED. Engine power: approx 60W
Minimum LED lifetime20,000 (to >80% luminous output)
PHOTOMETRIC DATA
Light engine luminous output19000 lumens
Fixture luminous output:
Narrow beam11000 lumens
Wide beam13000 lumens
Fixture Center intensity
Narrow beam1 Million cd
Wide beam30 kcd
CRI (Colour Rendering Index)>74
CQS (Colour Quality Scale)82
TM-30 Rf (IES TM-30-15 Fidelity Index)79
TM-30 Rg (IES TM-30-15 Gamut Index)115
TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index)62
CCT6500 Kelvin
LED refresh rateBeam LED 1200Hz, Aura LED 1200Hz
CONSTRUCTION
HousingHigh-impact flame-retardant thermoplastic
ColourBlack
Protection ratingIP 20
INSTALLATION
Installation mounting pointsTwo quarter-turn brackets for rigging
OrientationAny
Minimum distance to combustible material0.2m
Minimum distance to illuminated surfaces0.4m
CONNECTIONS
AC power inputNeutrik powerCON TRUE1
AC power throughputNeutrik powerCON TRUE1
DMX data in/out3-pin & 5-pin locking XLR
Network data in/outNeutrik EtherCon
ELECTRICAL
AC power100-240V nominal, 50/60 Hz
Power supply unitAuto-ranging electronic switch mode
Idle Power Consumption77 W (all effects static, zero light output)
Half-cycle RMS inrush current at 230 V, 50 Hz15.9A
SKU Image Name Colour/description
MAR1788 MAC Aura PXL - SIP MAC Aura PXL - SIP in cardboard box with SIP foam flightcase insert
MAR1787 MAC Aura PXL - EPS MAC Aura PXL - EPS in cardboard box with polystyrene packaging
MAR1789 MAC Aura PXL - White, EPS MAC Aura PXL - White, EPS White. In cardboard box with polystyrene packaging