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52,000 lumens smart cinema projector


52,000 lumens smart cinema projector

  • Brilliant image
  • Ready for tomorrow, today
  • Barco EcoPureTM
  • Fit and forget

SP4K-55 is part of the Series 4 portfolio, designed in close collaboration with industry partners. Market trends in content creation, exhibition and technology were taken into account. The result? A next-generation laser projection family for all cinema screens. The SP4K models come in many different configurations offering you the freedom of choice. A wide range of brightness options, compatibility with both Barco lenses and selected 3rd party lenses, as well as a touch display and live streaming option. Play with the available options to match your specific needs.

Brilliant image

The SP4K models of the Series 4 family brings native 4K resolution, higher contrast and enhanced uniformity into the movie theater. The Barco Active Image ManagementTM includes patented technology to guarantee sharp, consistent image quality over time.

Ready for tomorrow, today

With the SP4K models and their RGB laser lightsource, the Barco ColorgenicTM technology opens up more than 98.5% of Rec. 2020. Moreover, all SP4K models are fully enabled for future innovations like 4K 120fps and compatibility with the latest immersive audio standard.

Fit and forget

The modular design of the Series 4 projectors allows for cost-effective maintenance. There are only six Barco laser plateTM spare parts to service all light source configurations. Anyone can replace the filters thanks to the toolless cover and filter handling. The SP4K-55 seamlessly integrates into your current setup.


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General specifications
Digital MicroMirror Device™
3x 1.38" DC4K
Light source


Native contrast ratio

2000:1 (typical)

up to 3000:1 with HC lens

Noise Level

Projector: 51dB(A)

External cooler: 50dB(A)

@1m and 25°C ambient temperature

Heat load (max. power)
14,500 BTU/hr
3D systems
Active glasses systems and polarization systems on silver screens are supported. Color separation systems are not supported. 
Dimensions (WxLxH)

projector incl. feet

760 x 1470 x 612 mm

29,92 x 57,54 x 24,09 inches

external cooler:

546 x 462 x 589 mm

21,50 x 18,19 x 23,19 inches

Native brightness
52,000 lumens (typical)
User interface
Touch Display and/or web based
Exhaust airflow

Projector: 615CFM

External cooler: 450CFM

Color gamut
DCI P3 compliant (100% of Rec.2020; when measured in xy-color coordinates)
native 4K: 4096 x 2160
Ambient temperature
40°C / 104F max.
Power consumption
4.2kW (3W in Eco mode)
Power requirements

Single phase or triple phase 200-240V 25A

Cooler: obtains power from the projector


Cooling liquid hose and cable length: 2.5m or 5m (8.2ft or 16.4ft)

Vertical separation between cooler and projector: Maximum 3m (10ft)

** projector configuration with ICP-D; contact Barco service for the list of supported brands


projector incl.feet: 175kg/385lbs

external cooler incl. feet: 31kg/68lbs

Prime lenses

0.8; 1.01; 1.13-1.72; 1.35-1.86; 1.46-2.10; 1.65-2.60; 2.00-3.35; 2.53-4.98

High-brightness and high-contrast B-lenses compatible

Ambient humidity
85% RH max.
Long-term brightness stability
40,000 hrs @ average usage conditions
Media server
Barco Alchemy ICMP-X and other media server brands ** supported 
integrated and external cooling design and patented sealed optical assembly
Safety requirements
Class 1 risk group 3

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