Mac 550 / Alpha Spot HPE 575


Happy holidays to everyone.

Sometime in Spring I am going to pick up 2 moving heads. This is for art installations. So what I'm looking for is a 400/575w fixture with an animation wheel and large variety of gobo options.
I have always used Martin, so I am familiar with the macs.

I have not used Clay Paky before. The amount of rotating & fixed gobos, animation wheel, Frost & prism has caught my eye on the Alpha 575 hpe and I am really leaning towards Clay Paky.

For those that have used both, can you share your personal opinion on the fixtures. They both sell used for about the same price. $3000/3300.

Much Appreciated


Well-Known Member
Fight Leukemia
I've used the 550 once and I can say I am a fan of it, it has a lot of stuff preprogrammed on it which makes running it for more rock show applications quicker to program. Some of the darker colors get lost though when competing with a par rig.

Users who are viewing this thread