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Bringing DCI technology home to compact spaces that desire image perfection.

  • Cinema at Home Series
  • Native 2K Resolution (2,048 x 1,080)
  • Dual 465W UHP Lamps
  • Up to 4,800 ANSI Lumens


Barco Residential brings the pinnacle of image and sound technology to the high-end home environment. Together with our partners, we create unique experiences to be shared with loved ones in the world’s most exquisite homes and yachts. The state-of-the-art Barco Residential projectors are developed, manufactured, and treasured in our design centers in Belgium and Norway. They’re designed from the ground up with one goal in mind – to show the best possible images in any setting. From purpose-built lenses and optics, to custom-made electronics processing and boards, all parts are specially crafted. Our full glass lenses, for instance, are carefully selected so that we can guarantee their glass is of the best quality.

Barco Athena brings DCI technology home to smaller spaces. As the projection goddess of reason, intelligent activity, arts and literature, her compact footprint and quiet operation are especially suited to smaller dedicated home cinemas that desire image perfection and DCI compatibility.

Cinema at home
As the opening credits roll, the audience is transported to an unexpected world of superior movie realism, embraced by the ultimate image quality and immersive sound. This compelling universe is created by Barco Residential’s Athena.

Compact & Rugged
The largest digital cinema projector portfolio for the residential market in the world is proud to present its latest family member; Athena. The most compact rugged DCI projector we have, whilst twice as silent as the quietest DCI projector currently on the market. Trademark Barco quality and modularity, now also for the smaller residential screens.

High-end simplicity
Athena combines media server functionalities with cinema processing electronics, that mean the complete install will have fewer boxes, leading to greater reliablity and ease-of-use. The Alchemy module combines the functionalities of an Integrated Cinema Processor (ICP) and media server into one single board and forms the core of the Barco Alchemy cinema at home projectors.

Frame Rate
Frame rates beyond the 24 fps cinema standard can improve image quality, particularly on fast-moving scenes and camera pans, by reducing motion blur artifacts. This effect is even more apparent on 3D and 4K content. Higher frame rates offer filmmakers an additional creative tool.

Projector type Three chip DLP
Technology 3 x 0.69" DMD™
Resolution 2,048 x 1,080 (2K)
Aspect ratio 1.89:1
Light source Dual 465W UHP Lamps
Light source lifetime TBC
Light output Up to 4,800 ANSI lumens
CLO (constant light output) Yes
Contrast ratio 1,500:1 Sequential
350:1 ANSI
Brightness uniformity 80% at sides
75% at corners
Lens range DC2K (1.20 - 1.70:1)
DC2K (1.34 - 1.90:1 )
DC2K (1.50 - 2.15:1)
DC2K (1.70 - 2.55:1)
DC2K (2.00 - 3.90:1)

DC2K HC (1.20 - 1.70:1)
DC2K HC (1.34 - 1.90:1)
DC2K HC (1.50 - 2.15:1)
DC2K HC (2.00 - 3.90:1)
Optical lens shift Up to 25% vertical lens shift & up to 15% horizontal lens shift
Motorized zoom, focus, shutter and lens shift
Tilt 15° Forwards
5° Backwards
Optical dowser Yes
Color correction P7
Color gamut P3 (DCI)
Image processing Alchemy - Integrated Cinema Media Processor (ICMP)
Orientation Pedestal / Table Top or Ceiling Mount
Network connection 10/100 Ethernet via RJ45 connection
Software tools Barco Communicator
Integrated web server No
3D Passive Dolby system, built in (optional)
Inputs Barco Alchemy ICMP included in the projector:
2 x HDMI2.0a (up to 4K 2D 60fps)
2 x 3G-SDI inputs
16 x AES/EBU audio channels (2 x RJ45)
8 x GPI, 8 x GPO (4 x RJ45)
2 x Gbe for content connectivity & ingest
2 x front-accessible USB 3.0 for fast ingest
2 x front-accessible USB 2.0

DCI 4K 2D up to 60fps*
DCI 4K 3D (24 or 30fps per eye)*
DCI High Frame Rates 2K 3D up to 120fps (60fps per eye)
JPEG 2000 bit-rates up to 625 Mbps
MPEG-2 (4:2:0 and 4:2:2 up to 60fps)
Input resolutions VGA up to 4K (4,096 x 2,160) @ 120Hz
Integrated storage 3.9TB effective storage (RAID-5)
via 3 x 2TB Hot-swappable 2.5" hard-drives
Control RS232, TCP/IP, 8 x GPIO
Power requirements 200-240V, 16A
Power consumption 1.1 kW
Noise level (typical at 25°C/77°F) dB(A) @ 1m:
48 dB(A) - Normal
Operating temperature 10 to 35 °C Max. (sea Level)
Operational humidity 20 to 80% (relative humidity)
BTU per hour 5,000 BTU/h
Airflow requirements Air Inlet (from Rear w/Feet Down): Front
Exhaust (from Rear w/Feet Down): Top (Back Through Accessories)
Exhaust airflow 140 - 180 CFM (4 - 5 m³/min)
Dimensions (WxLxH) 689 x 664 x 369 mm (excludes lens)
27.1 x 26.1 x 14.5 in. (excludes lens)
Weight 53.8 kg / 119 lbs (excludes lens)
Shipping Dimensions TBC
Shipping weight TBC
Storage temperature TBC
Storage humidity TBC
Standard accessories TBC
Certifications TBC
Warranty Limited 2 years parts and labor
Extendable up to 5 years
* Firmware upgradable
Please contact an authorized Barco representative for details
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