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BenQ MX525A
Effective and Eco-Friendly Business XGA Projector

BenQ MX525A

BenQ MX525A 3300 ANSI Lumens XGA Projector

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Delivering winning presentations just got easier. With a bright 3300 ANSI lumens image and remarkable 13,000:1 contrast ratio, the eco-friendly BenQ MX525A beams magnificent presentations with sharp, crystal-clear images and incredible color accuracy and shadow details in small to medium size rooms. Its portable form factor is perfect for professionals who are always on the go.

Key Features

  • Native XGA Resolution (1024x768)
  • 3,300 ANSI Lumens; 13,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • SmartEco Power Saving Technology
  • Up to 10,000 Hours Long Lamp Life
  • <0.5W Standby Mode & HDMI
  • Full 3D Ready

BenQ MX525A


SmartEco Lamp Saving Technology

Incorporating BenQ’s renowned SmartEco lamp saving Technology, the MX525A provides great energy savings while continuing to deliver amazing picture quality through this innovative technology. SmartEco mode is designed to use only the exact amount of lamp power the projector needs to deliver the best contrast and brightness performance. This feature enables the MX525A to deliver uncompromised projection quality with the added benefit of reduced the total cost of ownership by extending the lamp life and lowering power consumption.

Normal Mode

Normal Mode
296W Projector Power Consumption by Average

SmartEco Mode

SmartEco Mode
Enhanced Details in Darkened Scenes
163W Projector Power Consumption by Average

SmartEco ModeLampSave Mode

Projector lamp replacement costs make up the biggest part of the total cost of projector ownership. The LampSave Mode is designed to dynamically adjust lamp power brightness level to match displayed content to extend projector lamp life by 50%! The lamp replacement frequency is also reduced by up to 50%, effectively reducing replacement and maintenance costs.

No Source Detected Mode

The MX525A automatic switches to Eco Blank Mode after the projector is turned on for over three minutes without an active source being displayed, eliminating unnecessary energy waste and prolonging the life of the projector lamp.

Full Power On

Full Power On
100%Lamp Power
Attention on the Projection Screen

Eco Blank Mode On

Eco Blank Mode On
30% Lamp Power at the Lowest
Attention on the Class Instructor

0.5W in Standby Mode

When inactive, the MX525A keeps power consumption to a minimum with 0.5W standby power, achieving what was once a challenge for ealier generation projector models. This technological advancement in energy saving helps extend the projector lamp life and lower energy costs.

Blu-ray Full HD 3D SupportedBlu-ray Full HD 3D Supported

BenQ MX525A is built with latest DLP technology to support 3D functionality, allowing schools to bring an immersive learning experience to their students with cost efficient active shutter 3D glasses and 3D content from your blu-ray player.

BenQ DLP Projectors with Long Lasting Picture Quality powered DLP Projection Technology

Digital Light Processing (DLP), awarded 2015 Academy Award of Merit (Oscar statuette), is the leading projection technology used in 90% of world’s digital cinemas and 100% of IMAX theaters. With DLP dominating the worldwide projector market with over 50% share, BenQ has emerged as the worldwide leading manufacturer of DLP projectors, delivering projectors of unmatched performance, quality and features.

Colorific Technology Delivers Lifelike Color, Year After Year

BenQ uses Colorific technology to optimize images for specific color balance effects for diverse applications such as presentations, movies and spreadsheets and photographs. Every BenQ Colorific projector generates more than one billion colors by combining up to seven different colors to create vibrant, true to life images. You'll also experience dramatic contrasts for remarkable clarity, higher impact, and greater legibility. BenQ's Colorific projectors are dependable year after year. You can rely on the colors to remain the same from day one to a decade later--without the risk of fading, ghosted images, or yellowing.

  • Accurate. Over 1 billion colors - compared to 16.7 million from many LCD projectors
  • Crisp. Bright, high contrast picture - 3x more contrast than similar top-selling LCD models
  • Long-Lasting. Consistent quality - image is the same now and years from now

Non-DLP Projector

HT1075 Timeless Image Quality

BenQ DLP Projector

HT1075 Timeless Image Quality

DLP Technology also includes a filter-free engine design for carefree confidence in long-lasting image quality and reduced TCO. BenQ’s SmartEco Technology further boosts contrast performance and image quality endurance while saving up to 70% on lamp power consumption.

Razor-Sharp Clarity with Ultra-Readability

Enabling a 96% fill factor, DLP Technology supplies pixel circuitry behind the pixel, thereby eliminating the thick dark bezels around individual pixels, which diminishes color and detail. A higher fill factor and less black border translate into noticeably purer, more intense color and smoother image quality.

BenQ DLP Projectors also feature high contrast ratios for flawless rendering of small text, fine lines, and dark scene details. Blacks are deeper and overall image quality is more focused and clean. Your presentations will be easily readable and highly effective, even from the back row of a well-lit room.

Razor-Sharp Image Clarity

Vibrant True-to-Life Colors

Even in well-lit venues, BenQ DLP Projectors achieve the optimal balance of brightness and color accuracy. BrilliantColor technology additionally boosts true-to-life colors that captivate. BrilliantColor enables up to six-color processing by incorporating the secondary colors Yellow, Cyan, and Magenta along with the primary Red, Blue, and Green colors. From intense hues to elusive mid-tones like aqua blues and light yellows, every presentation is rendered in pure, living splendor.

Vibrant True-to-Life Color


BenQ MX525 Specifications

  1. Audio In & Out (Mini Jack)
  2. S-Video (Mini DIN 4-pin)
  3. Composite Video in (RCA)
  4. HDMI
  5. Computer-1 (D-sub 15pin)
  6. Computer-2 (D-sub 15pin)
  7. Monitor Out (D-sub 15pin)
  8. USB (Type mini-B)
  9. RS232 (DB-9pin)
BenQ MX525A Specifications
Model MX525A
Projection System DLP
Native Resolution XGA (1024 x 768)
Brightness* (ANSI Lumens) 3300AL
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors
Lens F=2.56-2.8, f=21-23.1mm
Aspect Ratio Native 4:3 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Throw Ratio 1.96-2.15 (50"@2m)
Image Size (Diagonal) 36"-300"
Zoom Ratio 1.1:1
Lamp Type 190W
Lamp Mode (Normal/ Economic/ SmartEco/ LampSave/ LumenCare)* 4500/6000/6500/10000 hours
Keystone Adjustment 1D, Vertical ± 40 degrees
Projection Offset 120% ±5%
Resolution Support VGA (640 x 480) to UXGA (1600 x 1200)
Horizontal Frequency 15-102KHz
Vertical Scan Rate 23-120Hz
Interface Computer in (D-sub 15pin) x 2 (Share with component)
Monitor out (D-sub 15pin) x 1
Composite Video in (RCA) x 1
S-Video in (Mini DIN 4pin) x 1
HDMI x 1
Audio in (Mini Jack) x 1
Audio out (Mini Jack) x 1
Speaker 2W x 1
USB (Type B) x 1
RS232 (DB-9pin) x 1
IR Receiver x1 (Front)
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 11.14" x 3.7" x 8.7" (283 x 95 x 222 mm)‎

BenQ MX525 Specifications

HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM
3D Support and Compatibility Frame Sequential: Up to 720p
Frame Packing: Up to 1080p
Side by Side: Up to 1080i/p
Top Bottom: Up to 1080p
Weight 4.2 lb (1.9kg)‎
Audible Noise (Normal/Economic Mode) 33/28 dBA (Normal/Economic mode)
Power Supply AC100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption Normal 270W, Eco 220W, Standby <0.5W
On-Screen Display Languages Arabic/Bulgarian/ Croatian/ Czech/ Danish/ Dutch/ English/ Finnish/ French/ German/ Greek/ Hindi/ Hungarian/ Italian/ Indonesian/ Japanese/ Korean/ Norwegian/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Romanian/ Russian/ Simplified Chinese/Spanish/ Swedish/ Turkish/ Thai/ Traditional Chinese (28 Languages)
Picture Modes Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/(3D)/User 1/User 2
Accessories (Standard) Remote Control w/ Battery 
Power Cord (by region)
UM Download Instruction and Regulatory Statements
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card (by region)
VGA(D-sub 15pin) Cable
Accessories (Optional) Spare Lamp Kit P/N: 5J.J9R05.001
Ceiling Mount P/N: 5J.JAM10.001
Carry Bag P/N: 5J.J3T09.001
3D Glasses P/N: 5J.J9H25.001
Remote Control P/N: 5J.J9T06.001
*Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage. Actual product's features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Distance Chart:

MX525 Distance Chart

The screen aspect ratio is 4:3 and the projected picture is in a 4:3 aspect ratio

Screen Size Projection distance (inch) Vertical offset (inch)
Diagonal W (inch) H (inch) Min length Average Min length
Inch mm (Max zoom) (Max zoom)
30 762 24 18 44.6 46.8 49.1 1.81
40 1016 32 24 59.4 62.4 65.3 2.4
50 1270 40 30 74.3 77.9 81.6 2.9
60 1524 48 36 89.1 93.5 98.1 3.6
80 2032 64 48 118.8 124.8 130.7 4.8
100 2540 80 60 148.5 155.9 163.4 5.9
120 3048 96 72 178.2 187.2 196.1 7.2
150 3810 120 90 222.8 233.9 245.1 9.0
200 5080 160 120 297.1 312.0 326.8 12.0
220 5588 176 132 326.8 343.2 359.5 13.2
250 6350 200 150 371.4 390.1 408.5 15.0
300 7620 240 180 445.7 467.9 490.2 17.9

Ceiling Mount Chart:

Ceiling Mount screw: M4
(Max L=25mm; Min L=20mm)

MX525 Ceiling Mount Chart

Units: inch


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