Chauvet Professional has taking its popular Maverick series to new heights with the introduction of the Maverick MK3 Wash, a powerful and intensely bright RGBW LED moving wash. Powered by 27 40W OSRAM OSTAR LEDs, the new pixel mappable fixture has the output and performance features needed for even the largest arena applications.
“We were very encouraged by the response to our Maverick series when it was introduced last year,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Designers who embraced Maverick told us they wanted a wash fixture for larger venues that had all of the features they valued in the series. The MK3 Wash is the next step for Maverick.”
As is true of all Maverick models, the MK3 Wash has stunningly fast and smooth pan and tilt movements, but its output and brightness have been seriously stepped up for long throw applications. Depending on the zoom angle, the fixture can produce an illuminance of 89,200 lux when measured at five meters.
Increased output is just one of the benefits that distinguish the Maverick MK3 Wash. The new fixture greatly broadens the lighting designer’s creative options by offering quick access to an impressive array of pixel effects with separate control of foreground and background colours. Like its predecessor Maverick Wash fixtures, the new MK3 features Split Control, which allows basic functions like pan and tilt to be run from one controller, while the LEDs are run from a second unit, such as an external pixel generator or media server.
The Maverick MK3 Wash has over 200 built in effects accessible via a virtual gobo wheel with background colour control. This, along with its realistic CTO colour mixing opens the possibility of creating even a greater array of eye-popping looks. A wide zoom angle (7⁰ to 45⁰) and beam angle (5⁰ to 29⁰) add to the fixture’s versatility.
In keeping with this versatility, the Maverick MK3 Wash can be run via a number of different control protocols, including DMX, W-DMX, sACN, Art-Net and Kling-Net. The fixture can receive Art-Net or sACN in, and send out DMX to simplify cable runs. It is also RDM enabled, so it can be accessed remotely.
“We have taken feedback from some of our most dedicated end users when developing the Maverick MK3 Wash,” said Chauvet. “In the end, we came up with the complete wash package for large concert and touring applications.”