Multiverse® SHoW Baby

With tens of thousands of units sold since their introduction in 2011, ShoW Baby plug and play transceivers set the standard for ease of use and reliability at an affordable price point. The addition of Multiverse radio technology enhances the performance even more.

City Theatrical’s Multiverse® SHoW Baby® is a wireless DMX transceiver that delivers breakthrough plug and play wireless DMX and RDM transmission. In its default mode, it works like any other SHoW Baby 6 Transceiver, with six user selectable SHoW IDs. By connecting an RDM controller, like DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool, all of the revolutionary new 2.4GHz Multiverse SHoW IDs are accessible. 

Right out of the box, Multiverse SHoW Baby is fully compatible with all legacy SHoW DMX SHoW Baby® systems. Use it to build new single universe Multiverse systems, or use Multiverse SHoW Baby as a receiver on multiple universe systems with a Multiverse Transmitter.


 P/N Name and What's in the Box Usage
 5900  Multiverse SHoW Baby Worldwide
  5900 Multiverse SHoW Baby - Whats Included

Multiverse Transceivers are covered by U.S. Patent # 7,432,803 and other patents pending.

Additional Information

  • Full compatibility with all previous SHoW Babys right out of the box

  • Instant plug-and-play configuration: For a Transmitter, connect DMX IN, for a Receiver, don’t!

  • Multiverse 2.4GHz Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) Radio

  • Wirelessly broadcast and receive a full Universe (512 slots) of DMX

  • Robust wireless DMX512 and RDM data transmission

  • Six user selectable SHoW IDs accessible on the “SET ID” button, plus 147 Multiverse and 70 SHoW DMX Neo SHoW IDs accessible via RDM.

  • Extremely low 4mS latency

  • RDM proxy and responder functions

  • Mounting bracket for installation with C-Clamp or similar hanging hardware

  • Included CL2 Power Supply

  • Included 2dBi omni-directional antenna

  • Neutrik® 5P XLR Connectors for DMX IN and DMX OUT

Face Panel Diagram

Multiverse SHoW Baby Face Panel Diagram


Product Information:
Product Name Multiverse SHoW Baby
Part Number 5900
Maximum Concurrent Universes 1
Frequency Range: 2400 – 2480 MHz
Physical Specifications
Length 92mm (3.625 in)
Width 76mm (3.00 in)
Height 46mm (1.80in)
Weight 0.16 Kg (0.35 lb)
Construction Steel, ABS plastic, Black
Connection Specifications
DC Jack, 5.5mm x 2.1mm barrel, center positive, 9mm mating depth (this power supply connector is not compatible with Multiverse Node) 
Neutrik® 5-Pin XLR connectors for DMX512 IN and OUT/thru ports
RP-SMA female antenna connector
USB Type-A port, internal (requires removing cover and circuit board)
User Interface 1 Button/LEDs
RDM Features RDM Proxy, RDM Responder
Input Power 7.5-30VDC, 0.8W
Max Draw 66mA max draw at 12V
AC Adapter Voltage 100VAC to 240VAC 50/60Hz
Radio Technology
Latency 4 ms average
RF Sensitivity -95dBm
Loss of Data Behavior Output stops
Broadcast Power 2.5mW, 8mW, 25mW, 80mW EIRP
Broadcast Modes  Adaptive, Full, Low, Mid, High, Max
Show IDs 217 (Americas and Worldwide)
Additional Product Information
Use Environment Indoor
Operating Temperature 0° C to 40° C
Storage Temperature -40° C to 85° C
IP Rating IP50
Compliance FCC, IC, CE, ARIB, RoHS
Warranty One year



City Theatrical Antennas for Multiverse SHoW Baby:

 P/N Name For Product
 5729 2dBi Indoor Omni Antenna, 2.3" All SHoW Baby models
  5729 - Multiverse SHoW Baby 2dBi Omni, 2.3” Multiverse Antenna



City Theatrical Antenna Accessories for Multiverse SHoW Baby:

 P/N Name For Product
 5638 Adapter Cable Adapts Panels and Yagis to SHoW Baby models




City Theatrical Power Supplies for Multiverse SHoW Baby:

 P/N Name For Product
 5627 SHoW DMX Power Supply SHoW Baby, SHoW DMX Transmitter and Receiver
   5627 - Multiverse SHoW Baby 12VDC Power Supply with plug kit  



City Theatrical Hanging Brackets for Multiverse SHoW Baby:

 P/N Name For Product
 5780 SHoW Baby Hanging Bracket All SHoW Baby models
  5602 - Multiverse SHoW Baby Mounting Plate with hardware 


Title Description
pdf Multiverse SHoW Baby wireless DMX at Kinky Boots coproduced by Slow Burn and the Broward Center of the Performing Arts
“We needed wireless DMX to work flawlessly with moving lights on the balcony and in the air, and in the scenery. The Multiverse SHoW Baby units worked with only a little bit of configuring, which made the load in a lot easier than it could have been.”
- Clifford Spulock, Lighting Designer/Programmer, Kinky Boots coproduced by Slow Burn and the Broward Center of the Performing Arts
pdf Multiverse SHoW Baby Wireless DMX at the Balmoral Resort in Haines City, Florida “Multiverse has become our go to for wireless DMX for its reliability, price point, and ease of use. We’ve found Multiverse has become just as reliable as a wired system.”
- Jeremy Gates, Lead Field Technician, Barbizon Southeast
pdf Multiverse SHoW Baby Wireless DMX at Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story Tour
“Multiverse SHoW Baby provided a reliable wireless DMX solution from beginning to end. Being able to plug them in without having to reconfigure them made load ins seamless.”
- Clifford Spulock, Lighting Designer, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story Tour
pdf Multiverse SHoW Baby for Places of Worship

“I would recommend Multiverse SHoW Baby for other places of worship projects like this. We chose Multiverse wireless DMX because we were confident it wouldn’t affect the wireless mics used during the services. It also came down to ease of use and cost savings.”

- Clarence Golden, Sales Associate, MAGNUM Companies

Multiverse SHoW Baby® was recently installed and is currently being used to provide wireless DMX control for worship services at Church International in Norcross, Georgia. After the successful installation in February 2021 in Georgia, Project Lead Clarence Golden from Atlanta-based MAGNUM Companies, along with Set Designer Benjamin Brown, took their same four-unit Multiverse SHoW Baby wireless DMX solution to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri in March 2022. In both locations they were able to provide an easy to use, reliable wireless DMX solution using Multiverse SHoW Baby, with no mic interference and seamless control for flicker free dimming for livestream cameras. 

pdf ETC ColorSource Relay and Multiverse for High School Theater in Oklahoma

Theatre educators in need of new lighting equipment know that every dollar spent for their school counts. “You have to make sure that the patrons of the community are happy with the investment, because it’s mostly their money that’s paying for it,” says Tony Travis of Toucan Productions in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Travis sought to outfit three separate high school performance spaces for the Mid-Del School District — on a budget that would only cover one.

Find out how he used ETC's ColorSource fixtures with onboard Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology as the quality solution that fit his school's budget in this ETC case study.

Date Title Description
pdf 10/21/2021 1037 Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM Approved Antennas This tech bulletin displays a table that lists all the approved antenna that can be used on Multiverse products and radio modules for OEM integration
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