To close the gap between the M40/25 and the ARRIMAX 18/12, the M90 introduces a new power class of 9000 W. The unit is open-faced and very bright; it is also focusable from 16° up to 49°, producing a remarkably even light field and a crisp, clear shadow. ARRI technology partner Osram developed a new 9,000 W lamp for the M90, which is stable at 1,000 Hz (High Speed Ballast required) and almost as small as the 6,000 W lamp that can alternatively be used. This allowed ARRI to design the M90 in a very compact housing, barely larger than the ARRISUN 60.

Accompanying the M90 is a new ballast, the EB 6/9 kW, available in standard and high speed versions. Like other recent ballasts from ARRI, it features CCL (Compensation for Cable Loss) technology and the power-saving ALF (Active Line Filter). The EB 6/9 kW is DMX compatible and no bigger than ARRI’s existing EB 6000 Baby ballast.

Lens-less MAX Technology
Closes the gap between M40/25 and ARRIMAX 18/12
New 9,000 W power class
New 9,000 W Osram lamp, the size of 6,000 W lamp
Superior light quality
Light output matches a 12K PAR (with lens)
As small and lightweight as a 6K PAR
Focusable from 16° up to 49°
Can also be used with 6,000 W lamps and ballasts
Uses existing 6K cables
Cross-cooling allows safe operation until 90° tilt position
Tilt locks on both sides hold any heavy accessories
Easy maintenance
Weather resistant to IP23
Possibility to operate at 1,000 Hz (High Speed Ballast required)

Technical Specs

Arri M90 Head:
Rating: 6,000 or 9,000W
Lamp Type: 9000W/SE GX38, 6000W/SE GX38
Socket (Lampholder): GX38
Color Temperature: 6,000K (with optional lamp)
Lens (Condenser): No, High output MAX reflector
Accessory Size: 23" (58.4 cm)
Mounting: 1 1/8" (28 mm) Junior stand mount
Protection Class: IP23
Photometrics (with 9,000W Lamp):
Spot 16°:
@ 32.8' (10 m): 52,375 lux with a beam diameter of 9.2' (2.81 m)
@ 65.6' (20 m): 13,094 lux with a beam diameter of 18.4' (5.62 m)
@ 98.4' (30 m): 5,819 lux with a beam diameter of 27.65' (8.43 m)
Medium: 30°:
@ 32.8' (10 m): 18,250 lux with a beam diameter of 17.6' (5.36 m)
@ 65.6' (20 m): 4,563 lux with a beam diameter of 35.2' (10.72 m)
@ 98.4' (30 m): 2,028 lux with a beam diameter of 52.75' (16.08 m)
Flood: 49°:
@ 32.8' (10 m): 7,631 lux with a beam diameter of 30' (9.11 m)
@ 65.6' (20 m): 1,908 lux with a beam diameter of 60' (18.23 m)
@ 98.4' (30 m): 848 lux with a beam diameter of 90' (27.34 m)
Certifications: cNRTL, CE, GS, CB
IP Rating: IP23 - Weather resistant
Dimensions: 32 x 28.2 x 28" (81.4 x 71.6 x 71.3 cm)
Weight: 87 lb (39.5 kg)

Arri 6/9Kw Electronic Ballast:
Type: Electronic ballast
Lamp Power: 6,000W / 9,000W
Input Voltage: 180-250VAC, 50/60Hz; 1,N,PE (single phase)
Input Current: 56 - 44A
Max. Apparent Power (VA): 11200VA
Power Factor: Cos phi: approx. 0.98
Efficiency: Approx. 0.91%
Ignition: Cold strike and hot restrike (automatically limited < 1 sec)
Typical Light Ripple: < 3%
Dimmer: 50 - 100% of the nominal value
DMX: DMX 512 standard
Functions: Ballast on/off; dimming of lamp power
DMX Connector: XLR 5-pin male and female (in/out)
Automatic Lamp Detection: Lamp and lamp head
Flicker Correction: Yes
Operating Temperature: Maximum: 122°F (50°C)
IP Rating: IP 22
Status Indication: LED Indication of input voltage, protective earth, over temperature, lamp on, detected lamp, LED indication of low noise mode, illuminated on/off
Noise Rating: 50Hz and 60Hz in Respective modes
75Hz in Flicker-free mode
Dimensions: 14 x 10.3 x 17.7" (35.8 x 26.3 x 45 cm)
Weight: 62 lb (28 kg)

Our Kit

Our rental kit includes:

  • ArriMax M90 9K HMI Par Head
  • ArriMax M90 Flicker Free Electronic Ballast (ALF, DMX) - High Speed Ballast available
  • 2 x ArriMax M90 50' Head Cable
  • ArriMax M90 Barndoors
  • ArriMax M90 Spill Ring
  • ArriMax M90 Scrim Set w/ Bag: 2 x Double, 1x Single
  • 2 x 9000 Single Ended HMI Bulb (or 6000 SE HMI Bulb)

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