NTRODUCTION Thank you for selecting the Martin Acrobat. The Acrobat is an automated disco lighting fixture that provides strobe effects, continuous electronic dimming, 18 color/gobo effects, a revolving mirror drum with variable swivel angle, adjustable focus, and DMX and stand-alone control options.
U N P A C K I N G The packing material is carefully designed to protect the fixture during shipment - always use it to transport the fixture. The Acrobat comes with: • mounting bracket • 1.5-meter, 3-wire IEC power cable •...
AMP INSTALLATION The Acrobat uses a 24V, 250W ELC halogen lamp. Two models are available, an economical 300 hour lamp from Philips and a high-output 50 hour lamp from Osram. Installing any other lamp may damage the fixture! Lamp life can be extended beyond the stated average hours by reducing the lamp voltage slightly using DIP-switch pin 12.
POWER CONNECTION The Acrobat’s operating voltage is printed on the serial number label near the AC input. Verify that the operating voltage closely matches the AC supply voltage before applying power. Contact your Martin dealer if the operating voltage differs from the supply voltage by more than five percent.
NSTALLATION The Acrobat can be permanently installed or hung with a clamp (not included), or it can be placed on the floor as described below. For maximum lamp life, do not place the fixture directly on or beside a speaker cabinet or other source of strong vibrations.
Verify that the clearance around the air vents is at least 0.1 meters (4 in.). To use the bracket as a f loor st and The Acrobat may be placed on the floor by standing it squarely on the drum end or with the support of the mounting bracket.
D M X A D D R E S S S E L E C T I O N When the Acrobat is used with a DMX controller, its DIP-switch must be set to a control address. The control address, also known as the start channel, is the first channel used to receive instructions from the controller.
Normal pan Enable special settings with pins 1 - 9 Enable DMX address with pins 1 - 9 1-channel mode on 1-channel mode off Reduced power / increased lamp life Full power / maximum intensity Acrobat user manual DIP-switch settings...
A termination plug is simply an XLR connector with a 120 ohm, 0.25 W resistor soldered across pins 2 and 3. Male Female Termination Plug Termination Plug Male XLR Female XLR P/N 91613017 P/N 91613018 Acrobat user manual Data connection...
F U L L D M X O P E R A T I O N For DMX operation, connect the Acrobat to a DMX controller as described on page 12 and set the control address as described on page 9. The Acrobat automatically defaults to music-trigger stand-alone mode if there is no control signal.
Important! Set only 1 fixture as master (with DIP-switch pin 2 and 10 ON): errors and damage can occur if there is more than 1 master. 1 Connect the output of one Acrobat to the input of the next Acrobat. 2 Connect additional Acrobats output to input. Up to 32 may be connected.
ERVICE There are no user-serviceable parts inside the Acrobat. Please refer all service to a Martin distributor, dealer, or service center. To replace the main f use 1 Unplug the mains cable from the input socket. Pry open the fuse holder and remove the fuse.
Check that power is switched on and cables are plugged in. Fixture is completely dead. Primary fuse blown. Replace fuse. Secondary fuse blown. Contact Martin technician for service. The DMX signal is not Connect controller. Inspect transmitted. connections and cables. Correct poor connections.
A C C E S S O R I E S • MC-1 controller, EU ................90718000 • MC-1 controller, US ................90718100 • Osram 24V/250W ELC 50 h halogen lamp..........97000104 • Philips 24V/250W ELC 300 h halogen lamp ..........97000106 • G-clamp ....................91602003 • Half-coupler clamp .................91602005 Acrobat user manual Specifications...
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