Extreme light output that is 5600k daylight balanced, it's like having your own sun, but you have control of when it rises and when it sets. Utilizing the Arrimax reflector technology means no more hot, fragile, expensive par lenses to deal with. Also, gone is the added space and weight of a lens case. Simply spot and flood the Arri M90 to your desired light output and beam pattern. Plus, the electronic ballast has a built in dimmer for precise lighting control. The Arri M90 is setting the stage for modern hmi film and video lighting.
Production is ramping up on the M90, the latest addition to ARRI's popular M-Series of advanced HMI lighting units. The M90 introduces a new power class for daylight fixtures at 9,000 W, which is exactly half the wattage of the ARRIMAX 18/12 and just over double that of the M40/25. With the M18 at the lower end, the M-Series now offers a versatile range of eight evenly-staggered wattage options from 1,200 W to 18,000 W.
Like all M-Series lampheads, the M90 is equipped with MAX Technology, a unique, patented reflector design that unifies the advantages of a Fresnel and a PAR fixture. The unit is open-faced and very bright; it is also focusable from 16 degree up to 49 degree, 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 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.
High speed ballasts are starting to become more important with the high speed HD cameras. Up until the M90, 4K was the largest wattage high frequency ballast out there, so it's such a benefit to have this availability now. This is the biggest, brightest unit you'll find with a high speed ballast.