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    Multiverse® Studio Receiver

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    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.

    Other compatible Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM products include:
    New! Multiverse Studio Kit
    New! Multiverse Studio Add On Kit

    Multiverse Module
    Multiverse Receiver Card
    Multiverse SHoW Baby
    Multiverse Node
    Multiverse Transmitter
    QolorFLEX 5x2.5A Multiverse Dimmer
    QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmer
    Multiverse Wireless DMX Accessories

    Explore other City Theatrical products for Film & Video projects.

    Click to view Multiverse Studio at Everything's Gonna Be Okay on Freeform case study


    Face Panel Diagram

    For Multiverse Studio Receivers (P/Ns 5904 and 5905):

    Face panel diagram for Multiverse Studio Receiver

    Read Multiverse Studio Kit at The Unicorn case study

    Multiverse Studio Receiver Parts and Accessories


     Part #  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


     Part #  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

                 Multiverse Wireless DMX White PaperDownload our white paper, How Advances in Wireless DMX Will Change the Way We Do Lighting.

    Want to learn more? Schedule a demo.

    Multiverse Studio Receiver in hand

    Multiverse Studio Receiver, attached to fixture Multiverse Studio Receiver, what's in the box


    - 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


    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



    FCC, IC



    One year




    Getting Started with Multiverse Studio Receiver 900MHz*/2.4GHz (P/N 5904):
    *900MHz band is licensed for use in North America only.
    Cut Sheet (5904)
    Quick Start Guide
    User's Manual

    Getting Started with Multiverse Studio Receiver 2.4GHz (P/N 5905):
    Cut Sheet (5905)
    Quick Start Guide
    User's Manual

    Firmware for Multiverse Studio Receiver - both P/Ns 5904 and 5905:

    Instructions to download: 
    Firefox: Click the link below and click "Save File" to download.
    Chrome and other browsers: Copy and paste the desired link to a new tab in your browser. Press enter and the download will begin.

    Latest Firmware: (Version

    Firmware v1. Change Log:
    Fixed auto off

    Multiverse Studio Wireless DMX/RDM Case Studies - Television:
    Everything's Gonna Be Okay Case Study
    The Unicorn Case Study
    CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell Case Study

    Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM Case Studies - Architectural Installations:
    Balmoral Resort Florida Case Study
    Super Bowl LIVE Case Study
    The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Case Study

    Multiverse Resources:
    Antennas for Multiverse
    White Paper: What you need to know about Wireless DMX
    White Paper: How Advances in Wireless DMX Will Changes the Way We Do Lighting 
    Multiverse Module or Multiverse Receiver Card:How to Decide Which is Right for You

    Multiverse Tech Reviews:
    Multiverse in Lighting&Sound International Magazine
    Multiverse in Lighting&Sound America Magazine
    Multiverse in Mondo*dr Magazine

    Marketing Materials:
    Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM Brochure (USA / UK)
    Film & Video Brochure (USA | UK)


    Case Studies

    Multiverse Studio Wireless DMX for Season II of the Television Series Everything's Gonna Be Okay on Freeform

    “The Multiverse Studio Kit was just what we needed. The setup and connectivity was fast and easy. We had all 6 receivers working on many of our lighting setups with zero connection fails all season.”
    - Carlos M. Torres, Chief Lighting Technician, Everything's Gonna Be Okay

    EGBO Case Study

    Multiverse Studio Wireless DMX for Season II of the CBS original television series, The Unicorn

    “If I could, everything would come in and be attached to a Multiverse Studio Receiver. Having that interactive screen on your device… I can see the radio signal, universe, and everything I need to know if I need to assess something quickly. All of that control at the electrician’s level has been a gamechanger. All the guys love it, and they reach for it.”
    - Justin Stroh, Chief Lighting Technician, The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Case Study

    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

    Balmoral Resort Florida Case Study

    Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM at Super Bowl LIVE in Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida

    “Multiverse worked great for us. When starting to design this show, Multiverse was the best option for us to get data around Bayfront Park. It made our load in process much quicker as well.”
    - John Fitzgerald, Lead Field Technician, Dynamic Productions USA

    Super Bowl LIVE Case Study

    Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM at CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell

    “Multiverse has been bulletproof for us. It helped us avoid all the cable discussions. It requires very little power. The user interface on the Multiverse Nodes and DMXcat made setup very simple for us.”
    - Lonnie Juli, Lighting Designer 

    CBS Case Study

    Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

    "With the Multiverse Transmitter, we were able to focus on setting up and talking to a single device, as opposed to setting up multiple devices. Broadcasting multiple universes from one device means fewer power supplies, a more compact package, and potentially lower wireless DMX costs."
    - Jay Woods, Lighting Designer, The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor

    Blaze Case Study

    Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM at Hadestown on Broadway

    "Getting set up with Multiverse was unbelievably good. Communication with City Theatrical never stopped. If things changed, Multiverse changed with us. It has been very successful for our show." 
    - Justin Freeman, Production Electrician, Hadestown

    Hadestown Case Study