Multiverse® Studio Receiver

City Theatrical’s Multiverse® Studio Receiver brings the advanced features of the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system to the film and video world, where fast setup and reliability are key objectives. The weather resistant Multiverse Studio Receiver contains a long-life lithium-ion polymer battery giving 20 hours of use. The Multiverse Studio Receiver has a full four button user interface with a backlit LED display that makes setup easy and gives feedback on system performance. Its case is IP61 rated plastic, making it splashproof and rainproof (but not for permanent outdoor use).

The DMX corded connector allows the Multiverse Studio Receiver and external antenna to hang below the lighting fixture, giving improved data fidelity. 

Multiverse Studio Receiver models include:

The Multiverse Studio Receiver 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 5904) contains two built-in radios, 2.4GHz (for worldwide use) and 900MHz (for use in the Americas only), which allow the user to select which single universe to receive, and which radio band to use via the Multiverse SHoW ID. (The 900MHz band is licensed for use in North America.)

The Multiverse Studio Receiver 2.4GHz (P/N 5905) contains a 2.4GHz radio, and allows the user to select which single universe to receive, and which radio band to use via the Multiverse SHoW ID. This model can be used worldwide.




 P/N  Name and What's in the Box Licensed for Use in

Multiverse Studio Receiver 900MHz/2.4GHz  
Includes: 5987 cable and 5969 power supply  

 North America
  Multiverse Receiver Card, side view

Multiverse Studio Receiver 2.4GHz  
Includes: 5987 cable

   Multiverse Receiver Card, side view


Multiverse Transceivers are covered by U.S. Patent # 7,432,803 and other patents pending.
900MHz band is licensed for use in North America only.

Additional Information

  • Choice of Broadcast Radio: Transmit and receive on either the 2.4GHz band or the 900MHz band. (P/N 5905 transmits and receives on the 2.4GHz band only.)
  • Long Life Rechargeable Battery: 20 hour battery life with default settings
  • Rugged and Splashproof: An IP61 rated plastic case, making it splashproof and rainproof (but not for permanent outdoor use).
  • User Selectable SHoW IDs: City Theatrical has always produced wireless DMX products that allow the user to select the optimum transmission method. Users may select full bandwidth hopping, hopping limited to a section of the spectrum (including areas of the spectrum outside of the Wi-Fi range), or adaptive hopping.
  • Adaptive Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping: Adaptive Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping identifies and masks off hopping channels that contain interference, replacing them in the hop sequence with alternate channels.
  • Adjustable Output Power: Sometimes an application calls for the most available broadcast power, but many entertainment systems can utilize lower output power to reduce detrimental effects on other radio systems in the venue, reduce reflections, and improve performance. 
  • Ultra Low Latency: Total average system latency of 4ms. 
  • mDMX (Multiverse SHoW IDs only) 
  • mRDM (Multiverse SHoW IDs only)
  • SHoW Key Security (Multiverse SHoW IDs only) 
  • Forward Error Correction (Multiverse SHoW IDs only) 
  • Protocols supported: ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A; E1.20 RDM
  • Compatible with all Multiverse and SHoW DMX Neo products
  • User can select a single universe to receive
  • A very simple user interface to set SHoW ID, universe, and other features
  • RDM proxy and responder functions
  • USB-Power Adaptor and USB-A to USB-C cable included
  • Selectable display timeout and brightness level
  • Selectable Auto Off Timeout
  • Battery Time Remaining displayed in both hours/minutes and percent
  • Contactless charging with the Multiverse Studio Kit or Multiverse Studio Add On Kit

Face panel diagram for Multiverse Studio Receiver


Product Information


Multiverse Studio Receiver, 900MHz/2.4GHz


Multiverse Studio Receiver 2.4GHz


Part Number






Maximum Concurrent Universes




Frequency Range:


2400 – 2480 MHz; 902 – 928 MHz


2400 – 2480 MHz


Physical Specifications




95.25mm (3.75 in)


Length with antenna


139.7mm (5.5 in)




46.0mm (1.812 in)




25.4mm (1.0 in)




Dual band 900MHz / 2.4GHz
1.8dBi / 3.8dBi


2.4GHz 3.8dBi


User Interface


4 Button/Backlit LCD display




ABS plastic






Internal battery; included external power supply 100-240VAC input, 5VDC output USB-A




Internal lithium-ion polymer, 20-hour life on default operating settings


Charge time


- Contactless charger: 3.5 hours

- USB-C: 2.5 hours


Radio Technology




4 ms average


RF Sensitivity




Loss of Data Behavior


Output stops


Broadcast Power


3.2mW, 10mW, 32mW, 100mW EIRP


Broadcast Modes


Adaptive, Full, Low, Mid, High, Max


Show IDs


Multiverse: 307; Neo: 70


Multiverse: 217; Neo: 70


RDM Features


RDM Proxy, RDM Responder


Product Information


Use Environment


Indoor, Outdoor (splashproof, but not for permanent outdoor use)


Operating Temperature


-20º to 50ºC, 0 to 40ºC when charging


IP Rating












One year


  City Theatrical Antennas available for Multiverse Vero Transceiver:  
 P/N Name For Product
 5987   USB-A to USB-C cable, 1m Multiverse Studio Receivers 5904 and 5905
 5969 Power Supply, 100-240VAC input, 5VDC output USB-A Multiverse Studio Receiver 5904


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