Barco Balder

Manufactured to perfection in Belgium, Balder features the finest components such as aluminum and glass. Balder not only shares the same Ultra HD and HDR compatible electronics with the higher-end Loki models, the optical design and new single laser engine are also taken from the Loki platform.

Professional grade optics

By basing Balder’s optical engine on it’s bigger brother Loki’s architecture, custom designed aspherical glass elements and enhanced low dispersion glass lenses, image quality is in a class of its own.  To top that, Balder is built in aluminium, 37kg of pure quality. the result is the best picture quality ever shown at this level.

State of the art electronics 

All new “Platinum” electronics have been designed to process 4K with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2, while the optical engine utilises the very latest 0.9" DMD DLP chipset, delivering 3,840 x 2,160 pixels on screen.

Balder also features HDR10, motorised lenses and a function to swap between 16:9 and cinemascope.  Featuring Barco’s unique RealColor processing, Balder enables simple and accurate calibration to any desired white point or greyscale.



  • Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160 (5,120 x 2,160 with cinemascope)

  • Light output: Up to 7000 ANSI Lumens dependent on model (5600 with cinemascope)

  • Light source: Laser Phosphor

  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 (21:9 with cinemascope)

  • HDMI: 1 x HDMI 2.0a (HDCP 2.2), 1 x HDBaseT (HDCP 1.4)

  • Lens: Motorised zoom, focus & shift (dependent on lens choice).

  • Lamp time: 20,000 - 60,000 hours dependent on brightness

  • Colour gamut: DCI (P3),  (REC.709 with model variants)


  • Dimensions: 475 x 588 x 286 mm (including feet / excluding lens)

  • Weight: 37 kg (excluding lens)

  • Warranty: Limited 3 years parts and labor, Extendable up to 5 years

  • Control: IR, RS232, TCP/IP, 3 x 12v Trigger* (requires firmware release 1.6 onwards) Driver modules available for: Crestron, Control4 and Savant

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