MA NSP (Network Signal Processor)

MA Lighting

Art.No.: 130101


For decentralised DMX networks, the MA NSP (Network Signal Processor) converts the incoming Ethernet data into DMX512-A data. For data conversion, two Ethernet protocols are supported: MA-Net and Art-Net.

Data output is by means of four independent DMX connectors, two of which can also be configured as DMX inputs. The MA NSP features an intuitive menu structure, four function keys and an encoder wheel for easy configuration. A backlit LC-display with two lines of text shows all of the important information and the operating status. For professional application and maximum flexibility, the MA NSP is built in a 19” housing which is only 1U in height.
You may choose between different modes of operation when using the MA NSP. Depending on your application, a MA NSP can convert DMX inputs and outputs in an Ethernet network, serve as a DMX merger or booster.
In an MA System, the MA NSP can be used as a decentralised channel expansion for all grandMA consoles (except grandMA micro + grandMA pico). For this purpose, not only the DMX signals are distributed among the MA NSP, but so are all calculations necessary. With MA NSP, the grandMA console becomes a powerful multi-processor system. The fast, bidirectional data exchange between the grandMA console and the MA NSP ensures that DMX data output on all MA NSP units is perfectly synchronized. Each MA NSP can calculate 2,048 parameters. A maximum of 16 MA NSP can be used for the output of 64 DMX lines (32,768 channels).
In a network, several consoles share the MA NSPs available. This easily allows the shared use of DMX enabled devices as well as provides for a redundant mode of operation without additional components such as DMX mergers.
When used in a shared network with a grandMA lighting console and one or more MA NSPs, grandMA onPC becomes a full-tracking backup system for up to 16,348 parameters.


  • External channel expansion for grandMA systems
  • DMX output in combination with grandMA onPC
  • Control via MA-Net and Art-Net
  • Supports four independent DMX universes, two of which can be used as inputs
  • Connectors for external VGA monitor, mouse and keyboard
  • LED indicators for network and DMX activities

Supplied with

power cord and plug

Technical Specifications

Dimensions483 x 44 x 180mm
Net weight3.3kg

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Australia Day 2020 – Sydney Opera House

Concert Touring/Live Event 2020

  • 2 x grandMA2 full-size
  • 1 x grandMA2 light
  • 4 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)
  • 4 x MA NSP (Network Signal Processor)
  • 1 x grandMA3 Compact XT

C3 Church - Sydney

Architainment 2019

Teatro Nacional Cervantes – Buenos Aires - Argentina

Teatro Nacional Cervantes – Buenos Aires

Theatre 2018

  • 1 x grandMA2 full-size
  • 1 x grandMA2 ultra-light
  • 1 x grandMA full-size
  • 1 x grandMA micro
  • 1 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)
  • 1 x MA NSP (Network Signal Processor)
  • 1 x 2Port Node onPC Pro

Die Helene Fischer Show 2012 - Berlin

TV/Film 2013

  • 3 x grandMA2 full-size
  • 2 x grandMA2 light
  • 6 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)
  • 2 x MA NSP (Network Signal Processor)

Das Supertalent - Cologne

TV/Film 2012

  • 2 x grandMA2 light
  • 4 x grandMA full-size
  • 4 x MA VPU plus (Video Processing Unit)
  • 8 x MA NSP (Network Signal Processor)

Dave Matthews Band "Away From The World" - US Tour 2012

Concert Touring/Live Event 2012
United States

  • 2 x grandMA2 full-size
  • 1 x grandMA2 light
  • 2 x MA NSP (Network Signal Processor)
  • 2 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)