MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console

The MagicQ MQ500 Stadium is designed to operate at the highest level of show control, supporting up to 200 universes direct from the console without the need for external processing. MagicQ MQ500 Stadium is designed for high performance and complex shows. Its features allow shows to be designed from concept to reality, including lighting, media, and LEDs. 

MQ500 Stadium features dual HD resolution multi touch 15” displays with adjustable viewing angle and multi touch gesture support. It has the largest number of playbacks in the ChamSys family, with 42 playbacks made up of both fader and executor playbacks for live busking. This includes 15 full faders, 15 executable playbacks, and a dedicated section of 12 multipurpose Macro/Execute/Playbacks/Palette keys. For additional control connect a MagicQ Stadium Wing and get even more playbacks and another touchscreen display as well.

The MQ500 Stadium has inbuilt MagicVis 3D visualiser with high quality beam and gobo rendering. This means you can preprogram a new song or create new effects offline, and save time onsite.

The MQ500 Stadium has 4 built-in DMX ports and inbuilt 4 port ethernet switch.

This versatile console also includes an intensity wheel and 100mm split crossfaders for theatre control.

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  • 200 universes direct from the console (licensed above 64)
  • Playback section with 30 Playbacks (15 full fader, 15 flash)
  • 12 multi purpose Macro/Executes/Playbacks
  • Inbuilt MagicVis Visualiser with full rendering of beams and gobos
  • Inbuilt MagicHD Media Player for pixel mapping onto 200 universes
  • Dual Inbuilt 15" Multi touch displays
  • Full HD 1920x1080 resolution
  • Adjustable display viewing angle
  • RGB function indication for every Playback
  • Programming section with Intensity Wheel and 100mm crossfaders for Theatre

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MagicQ software offers powerful lighting control, full lighting visualisation, pixel mapping, and HD media playback that lighting designers rely on for everything from simple to the most complex shows.

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Hardware Specifications:

  • Universes direct from the console (via Artnet/sACN/Pathport): 200 (64 Standard)
  • Direct DMX Outputs: 4
  • Fader Playbacks: 15
  • Execute Button Playbacks: 15
  • Macro/Execute/Playback Section keys: 12
  • Total no of Playbacks: 42 (15+15+12)
  • Attribute Encoders: 8
  • Intensity Wheel: 1
  • Network Ports: 4
  • Illuminated Soft Buttons: Yes
  • Inbuilt 15" HD Multi-Touch Displays: 2
  • External Monitor up to 1920x1200 Resolution - DVI-D Port: 1
  • USB Ports: 5 (Including 1 easy access front panel port)
  • Audio Input (1 channel, 7 band): Yes
  • Audio Output: Yes
  • MIDI Ports 1 in and out: Yes
  • LTC Timecode Ports in and out: Yes
  • Remote Input: Yes
  • Inbuilt UPS: Yes, uses 12v Lead-Acid Battery
  • Power Input, Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 110 to 240 VAC

Software Specifications:

  • Max Number of DMX Channels: 102,400 (32,768 Standard)
  • Max Number of Fixtures Supported: 102,400 (32,768 Standard)
  • Max Number of Cues: 5000
  • Max Number of Cue Stacks: 2000
  • Max Number of Groups: 5000
  • Max Number of Palettes: 4096
  • Number of Media Server Layers Supported: 50 (Each different content)
  • Numbers of Shows: Virtually unlimited (120GB SSD)

Included Accessories:

  • Dual Colour Desk lights: 2
  • Dust cover: 1
  • Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 Power Cable: 1
  • Monitor arm with VESA mount: 1
  • USB Keyboard: 1
  • USB Mouse: 1

Boxed Weights and Dimensions:

  • Width: 950mm (37.4 inches)
  • Depth: 790mm (31.1 inches)
  • Height: 300mm (11.8 inches)
  • Weight: 30kg (66.1 lb)

Flight Cased Weights and Dimensions:

  • Width: 940mm (37 inches)
  • Depth: 670mm (26.4 inches)
  • Height: 290mm (11.4 inches)
  • Weight (console in flightcase): 50kg (110.2 lb)

Console Weights and Dimensions:

  • Width: 860mm (33.8 inches)
  • Depth: 585mm (23 inches)
  • Height: 90mm high at front (3.5 inches), 175mm high at rear (screens stored) (6.8 inches)
  • Weight: 28kg (61.7 lb)


The MQ500 uses a 12v Sealed Lead Acid Battery. Manufacturer battery Safety sheet can be found here

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MagicQ Software

MagicQ software offers powerful lighting control with loads of features that lighting designers have some to rely on, such as full lighting visualisation, pixel mapping, and HD media playback on up to 8 different layers, all integrated smoothly to streamline workflows, save time, and shorten learning curve.

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