Ayrton Perseo vs Mac Viper Performance
Back in July, we were lucky enough to get our hands on the brand new waterproof Ayrton Perseo. Here’s a quick side-by-side video from YES Managing Director, Tom Chennells, with the Mac Viper Performance for comparison.
Perseo-S is the first compact multi-function luminaire with an IP65 enclosure rating developed by Ayrton for intensive outdoor use. Equipped with a new 500 W ultra-compact monochromatic LED source calibrated at 8000 K, it can deliver metallic white light with an output of 27,000 lumens.
Ayrton has specifically developed the optics in Perseo-S to achieve an optimal resolution-to-performance-to-efficiency ratio. They allow perfect image reproduction and significant improvement from distortion caused by the shutter blades with wide zoom. The optics produce a highly uniform flat beam with no hot spot, achieving a perfect colour mix regardless of the colour combination selected.
Fitted with a 148 mm frontal lens, this proprietary system has 13 lenses, delivering an 8:1 zoom ratio and a zoom range of 7° to 56°. Ayrton has endowed this next generation luminaire with a new minimalist design in lighter weight die-cast aluminium, incorporating full weather-proofing features that ensure easy accessibility.
For greater efficiency, Perseo-S is provided with a highly effective phase-change liquid cooling system fitted with four submersible fans located outside the watertight enclosure.
The MAC Viper Performance
The MAC Viper Performance is a full-feature framing fixture that delivers an output and performance never before seen in a fixture this size or one using so little power. Unlike other fixtures in this class, the MAC Viper Performance does not forgo an iris or animation wheel – they are both included along with a framing system and rotating gobos.