MA 8Port Node

MA Lighting

Art.No.: 130213


With the increasing requirements of clients and designers in both fixed installations and events/concerts, the need for sophisticated solutions for signal transportation and data distribution is inevitable. Also, latest technical developments and requirements have to be met.

The MA 8Port Node, MA 4Port Node,MA 4Port Node WM (Wall Mount), MA 2Port Node, MA 2Port Node WM (Wall Mount) set an additional benchmark in MA Lighting’s networking product range as they feature the 1Gbit/s bandwidth capability. They allow the conversion of Ethernet data into DMX or vice versa and fit perfectly into the grandMA2 system and its MA-Net2 protocol, which is based on this high speed to ensure maximum performance. Optimised for touring and installation purposes, all products have a rugged steel housing for a long life even under harsh conditions. The Nodes offer a menu button, a USB connector and a 2" colour TFT as well as LEDs displaying the current status. All of these ensure a comfortable operation. The MA xPort Nodes are fully configurable from the grandMA2 consoles or from grandMA2 onPC. To achieve the highest flexibility, each DMX port can be individually configured as DMX in or DMX out.

Furthermore all MA xPort Nodes are available as an onPC version to provide parameters for standalone onPC stations (for more details see: MA onPC solutions).
The MA 8Port Node is the perfect solution for converting a large amount of DMX universes at the same location. The MA 8Port Node offers the same amount of DMX universes like a MA NPU (Network Processing Unit). All eight DMX outputs as well as the main switch, one powerCON and one etherCON connector are located at the rear side of the node. The MA 8Port Node comes as a 19"/1HU version for rack use.


  • Speaks MA-Net2, Art-Net and sACN via 1Gbit/s connection
  • Fully configurable from a grandMA2 console/grandMA2 onPC
  • 2" colour TFT display
  • Rugged steel housing for flexible use or mobile applications
  • Also available as onPC version to unlock output parameters (see MA onPC solutions)

Technical Specifications

Operating voltage/ Supply voltage100V-240V, 50/60Hz
Dimensions485 x 47 x 190mm / 19 x 1.8 x 7.5inch
Net weight2.2kg / 4.8lbs
Output connectors8 x XLR 5pin (DMX)
1 x CTRL (future use)
1 x etherCON
Input connectors1 x powerCON
1 x USB

Product PDF




Rheingold - Helsinki

Theatre 2019

Summer night concert of the Vienna Philharmonic

Architainment 2019

Rock in Rio 2019 - Rio de Janeiro

Concert Touring/Live Event 2019

Rammstein Stadium Tour 2019/2020

Concert Touring/Live Event 2019

  • 4 x grandMA2 full-size
  • 1 x grandMA2 light
  • 15 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)
  • 7 x MA 8Port Node

Eurovision Song Contest – Tel Aviv

Concert Touring/Live Event 2019

  • 4 x grandMA2 full-size
  • 13 x grandMA2 light
  • 22 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)
  • 22 x MA 8Port Node

Idols South Africa – Johannesburg

TV/Film 2018
South Africa

  • 1 x grandMA3 light
  • 1 x grandMA2 light
  • 1 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)
  • 1 x MA VPU (Video Processing Unit)
  • 1 x MA 8Port Node