Why Choose for Your Next HDTV Signal Distribution Project? Cat 5

The Catalog of Electronics Merchandising Solutions
March, 2006
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Why Choose Cat 5 for Your Next
HDTV Signal Distribution Project?
• Lower cost
• Faster install
• Superior noise rejection
• Longer distances
• Simplified architecture
Model 9869
Cat 5 Distribution Amp
Model 9861
Cat 5 Driver
Model 9868
Cat 5 Adapter
9860 Series Advantages
This ground breaking system accepts component video, composite video, digital audio and two distinct analog
stereo paths which are distributed over Category 5 cable up to 1,000 feet away from the head end. Cat 5 cable
is less expensive than coaxial cable, and can be installed far more quickly, thereby reducing installation costs. It is
readily available in CL2 and plenum rated versions which meet most fire codes. Using the 9860 series balanced
line process insures that ground loops are broken and other unwanted signals never enter the signal path.
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Audio Authority Brings It Home!
Long recognized as an innovative provider of CE demonstration solutions, Audio Authority has applied
their vast experience, knowledge and skills developed in the commercial arena to the Residential
Custom Installation market. The results speak for themselves with the introduction of the 1100 Series
of whole house, high definition signal control and distribution. The 1100 Series provides true matrix
distribution and control of up to six high definition sources, with delivery out to as many as thirty-six
video display locations, all over CAT5 cable. Additional information on the 1100 Series and our many
other custom installation tools is available at www.audioauthority.com.
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great reasons to make Audio Authority your merchandising partner:
1. Expert Advice and Consultation
Since 1976, Audio Authority has provided innovative merchandising tools and demonstration solutions
to the consumer electronics trade. Our customers range from national mass merchandisers and
prominent manufacturers to electronics specialty stores of all types to individual consumers, all around
the world. The unique combination of our thoughtfully designed products along with our experienced,
knowledgeable staff of retail veterans insures that your merchandising goals are met in a timely,
professional fashion.
2. The Industry’s Best Warranty
Talk and vague promises are little help when you are experiencing problems. We
understand that solving the problem is the most important goal when a service
situation arises. Our 5-year Guaranteed Replacement Warranty addresses product
failures frankly and professionally by promising immediate replacement of any
failed assembly as the first priority through a simple exchange program. After all, if
our product is not functioning properly, regardless of the reason, your ability to demonstrate and sell your
product is hampered. It is in our mutual best interest to do everything we can to fix the situation so that
you can get back to your business of selling merchandise.
3. Unlimited Telephone Support
Free technical support is available for all Audio Authority products, no matter how old, through our toll
free telephone number in the US and Canada at 800/322-8346, or direct at 859/233-4599. We also respond
promptly to e-mail ([email protected]) or facsimile requests at 859/233-4510. Should you
experience problems or frustration with any of our products, we need to know about it. During business
hours, we answer our phone system with “live”, experienced people who can assist you should there be a
problem or simply a question.
4. Factory Installation Services
Audio Authority can provide experienced professional installers who will perform the tasks necessary to
insure a successful installation in your store. If you choose our product loading service, you can receive
a fully loaded and operational display direct from the factory. We also have good working relationships
with several national service organizations capable of providing maintenance and troubleshooting as well
as complete product rotation.
5. Instant Information Online
Our Company
About Audio Authority
Access Switching
Example Systems–Home Theater
AccessEZ Control Panels and
Interface Options
About the Access™ Demonstration
AccessEZ™ Switch Modules
Car Audio Switch Modules
Car Audio Accessories
Switching Accessories
Power Supplies
Car Audio Accessories
Expanders and Other Accessories
Product Select Buttons
DirectSelect™ Switching
DirectSelect™ Switch Modules
HD Signal Distribution
Cat 5 HDTV Distribution Systems
Cable Length Compensating Amps
HDTV Signal Distribution Amps
How to Order
Order Info and Terms of Sale
Featured Products
Special Features
A wealth of technical information is a click away on our website. If you need product manuals, current
wiring diagrams, product specifications or even merchandising ideas, just go to
http://www.audioauthority.com to find high-resolution documents in PDF format. You can easily find
the document you are looking for using the “Site Search” feature. Check our site often because we are
constantly adding new information.
6. 30 Years and Still Growing
Since 1976 Audio Authority has been growing to meet the changing needs of our cutomers and our community. During
the last two years, our company has made substantial investments in new machinery to meet higher output requirements,
especially with new technology based products. We have made the necessary investments to meet new “green” compliance
standards and are rapidly transitioning to meet our goal to comply with the new Reduction of Hazardous Substances standard.
RoHS compliance builds on our long-standing efforts to recycle waste products responsibly.
We have invested heavily in new product development featuring
the latest technology that will revolutionize and simplify HDTV
signal distribution in residential and commercial applications. We
have formed new partnerships with various parties to expand our
resources. We have formed many new customer relationships as well
in several new business channels thereby expanding our knowledge
Recognizing some of the inequities in our world today, we have
expanded our charitable giving locally not only at the corporate level
but also with new charity programs initiated by our employees who
wish to give back a portion of their earnings to local organizations
through dollar matching programs sponsored by our company.
Access System Illustrations
Example System: Home Theater
Speakers – Mix and Match
Using this system, switch up to
eight speakers or speaker pairs in
each speaker group. Choose any
front, any center, any rear, any rear
center, and any sub. A dedicated
DVD player and receiver drive the
speakers. Capacity
can be expanded by
adding modules.
Select speakers using
AccessPCHT touchscreen
software and/or product select
buttons. (Model 9A02, see p.5)
Model 932
8 Center
Model 932
8 Left Front
Model 932
8 Right Front
Dedicated Source, Home
Theater Receiver (and TV)
Model 932
8 Left Rear
Model 932
8 Right Rear
Model 922
8 Subwoofers
Offers All These User
Interface Options!
Whether your customers will be led through
the selling process by a trained salesperson, or
allowed to explore the products on their own,
AccessEZ™ can be tailored to your specific home
theater needs. We offer a variety of control
panels, IR remote control, and customer friendly
Product Select Buttons next to each product. The
patented Access architecture allows multiple
combinations of control interfaces in one system!
Product Select Buttons
Only Access combines easy-to-use buttons at the merchandise
location with the advanced demonstration capabilities of a
control panel – all in the same system (US Patents 5,422,631 and
5,646,602). The big round Model 999 is a real attention-getter,
and comes in blue, red and green. When buttons are not needed,
use Model 996 indicator LEDs to show which products are
Example System: Home Theater Speaker Packages
Switch up to eight speaker packages, each consisting of front,
center and rear speakers, with a powered subwoofer. The Model
906 Control Panel provides the ideal level of control for this
simple switching application. Product select buttons could also
be added to this system.
Model 932
8 Left Front Speakers
Dedicated Source, Home
Theater Receiver and TV
8 Right Rear Speakers
8 Center Speakers
Model 920X
Model 999G
Model 996
Model 906 (4.25” X 6”)
8 Right Front Speakers
Model 932X
4 Subwoofers
Model 999R
Single Product Group Control Panel
Model 932X
8 Left Rear Speakers
Model 999B
4 Subwoofers
Model 906
Control Panel
Perfect for single product group
applications such as an in-wall speaker
display, DVD wall, car audio subwoofer
room, or a home theater speaker package
demonstrator, the Model 906 makes it
simple to control any single group in an
Access System. Turn the knob to select
products, and use the Compare Previous
button to compare two selections. Multiple
906 Control Panels can be used to control
different groups in an integrated system. Use Model 996 Product
Indicator LEDs to clearly show selected products.
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Access Control Panels
Digital Control Panel
Model 903 (7.25” X 6”)
The 903 offers powerful selling tools like
one-touch A/B comparison, long-term system
memory, and many security features which
give you complete control of your home
audio or car audio demonstration area. The
IR remote lets you take all the advantages of
a centralized control panel with you wherever
you need them. Even if your display uses
a button next to each product for intuitive
customer appeal, your sales staff will find the
additional capabilities of an Access control
panel essential for persuasive demonstrations.
Model 903 Features:
• Capacity for 8 Product Groups.
• Memory for 100+ systems with
accidental erasure protection.
• Multi-level security with Control
Panel or Product Group lockout.
• Self-diagnostic routine.
• Compact, full function IR remote
Get a Remote for
Each Sales Person!
Home Theater Touchscreen Demonstration
Model 9A02 (1024 X 768)
Model 905 (2.5” X 5.5”)
The handy 905 IR
remote lets you take
the selling tools of
the 903 Control Panel
with you everywhere
in the showroom.
Product selection,
A/B comparisons and
AccessPCHT™ wraps a versatile, informative software interface
into an elegant one-screen solution for demonstrating home theater.
Customers and sales staff will all find it very user-friendly. Up
to eight product groups are available including Source, Receiver,
Front Speakers, Center Speakers, Rear Speakers, Front Effects
Speakers, Rear Center Speakers, and Subwoofers. The system
can be customized, eliminating product groups which may not be
merchandised in a particular display (see page 8 for a speakers-only
configuration). Options such as brand and model, product info, item/
total price, timeout to default system, and the Q & A section can be
turned on or off as desired.
One Model 970 Serial Interface module is required in order
to communicate with the Access™ Demonstration Network.
AccessPCHT requires an IBM compatible computer, 233 MHz or
greater, with two RS-232 ports, and Windows 95™ or later plus a
touchscreen monitor (CPU and monitor not included).
Infrared Interface
Control Any Access System with a PC!
A vital link in automated
demonstrations, this module
can be programmed to start
tracks and control the volume
of CD or DVD players.
Works with a control panel or
individual buttons. Custom
software and product IR
codes required.
Allows two-way communication between PC interface and the Access
system. Custom programming charges may apply.
Model 971 (5.25” X 5.25”)
Model 970 RS-232 Serial Interface (5.25” X 5.25”)
Model 970
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Personal Computer
Access System Overview
The best solution for demonstrating and selling
today’s sophisticated audio components and
multichannel sound systems.
Demonstrating today’s complex audio products using
yesterday’s switching is exasperating. AccessEZ means fewer
pieces to the home theater puzzle. Every AccessEZ module is
a self-contained unit, designed for a specific component type
– everything you need in one package, instead of a patchwork
of circuit boards. Not only is the size more convenient, these
all-in-one units are actually less expensive than purchasing
separate modules!
AccessEZ modules can be combined to create a complex
switching system including sources, receivers and speakers,
or a single module can be used to demonstrate a particular
product group, such as receivers, using a dedicated source and
Installation is a snap with color-coded, gold plated RCA
jacks, removable high-level terminals and instructions printed
right on the steel case. Choose our easy to use product select
buttons, one of the powerful control panels, a PC touchscreen,
an IR remote control, or a combination of interfaces that suits
your selling technique. Give us a call and we will help you
get started on the ideal showroom for you.
Integrated System
The Access system incorporates
main modules for every major
product group in the home
theater mix – AV sources, home
theater receivers, speakers,
subwoofers, and HDTV
displays. This configuration
provides switching capability
for multiple products in each
category, and video distribution
for HDTVs. Each module
has the capacity for four
products, (or eight in the case of
System Overview
Channel Flexibility
Since the speakers are switched
by mono modules, the system
may be set up for any number of
speaker channels. A 5.1 channel
system is shown here, with four
HD video displays. Expanding
the system is easy – just add
more modules in the category
you wish to expand. Making a
simpler system is just as easy
– just replace the switch module
with a dedicated component.
For example, if you wish to
use one source for the whole
system, replace the 954 module
with a dedicated DVD player or
satellite receiver.
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Access Switch Modules
Low-Level Subwoofers
and Stereo Sources
Model 922 (5” X 5”)
Component Video and
Digital Audio Sources
Audio/Video Sources
Model 955 (5” X 6.5”)
Switches 4 DVD players, VCRs,
or DSS receivers. Five channels
of output switched on one
module: left/right audio, coaxial
digital audio and composite
video. It’s easy to add channels
such as component video–just
slide an Access expansion module
onto the EZ docking port.
Model 954 (5” X 6.5”)
Show your customers the real
difference between standard
definition, and the brilliance of
HDTV. The Model 954 will
allow your component sources
to show their true colors, not to
mention your choice of optical
or coax connections for digital
Switches 4 stereo or mono subs,
in an integrated demonstration
system. The Model 922 can also
demonstrate low-level stereo
sources or car audio head units.
High current car amplifiers
(over 200 watts RMS) should be
demonstrated using a 922 for the
low level input, and a 949X High
Current Amp Expander to switch
the output singals.
Model 932 (5” X 6.5”)
The Model 932 makes
demonstrating multi-channel
surround speaker systems EZ
by locating switching capability
close to the merchandise and
dramatically reducing installation
costs. Each 932 handles up to 8
speakers in one channel. Add 932
modules for capacities of 16, 24,
or more. This modular approach
provides an unlimited number
of audio channels and speakers.
The AutoDamping circuit
improves showroom acoustics by
eliminating sympathetic vibration.
Home Theater Receivers
Model 947 (5” X 13”)
Switches 4 home theater receivers
including analog audio, digital
audio, composite video in and out,
sub in and out, and five channels
of high-level output. Like all
AccessEZ modules, the Model 947
features gold-plated, color coded
jacks that are easy to hook up, and
maintain long-term signal integrity.
EZ high-level terminals are
removable for fast installation. You
can add more switching channels to
the 947 (such as component video)
by using EZ expansion modules.
Computer Speakers
Amplifiers, Receivers and
Car Head Units
Model 942
(5” X 7”)
Provides low-level 2-channel
input and high-level 2-channel
output switching for amplifiers
or receivers less than 200 Watts
RMS. Amps may be bypassed
when the bypass feature is on.
May also be used for head units
with 2-channel low-level and 2channel high-level output.
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Model 934 (5” X 6.5”)
Use the powerful AccessEZ™
System platform to demonstrate
multimedia speakers. Works with
product select buttons or a control
panel such as the Model 906.
One 805-021 power pack required
for each system (not included).
Access Switch Modules for Car Audio
High Current Speaker and Amp Modules
Extra heavy-duty relays handle amplifiers producing up to 2,500 watts RMS at 4 ohms
1/2 inch PC board traces designed for high current applications
Heavy duty board-soldered terminal blocks insure maximum signal integrity
10AWG speaker wire compatible
2 channel speaker-level outputs (four amplifier positions)
High Current Speaker Module
Model 939 (6.5” X 11”)
Each Model 939 High Current Speaker
Module is designed to merchandise
up to eight speakers in one channel.
Stereo applications will require two
939 modules. The 939 installs, operates
and performs like its little brother - the
Model 932 Speaker Module – while
providing a high current signal pathway
for ear splitting demonstrations. Like
the 932, the modular approach of the
939 provides for an unlimited number of
audio channels and speakers.
High Current
Amplifier Expander Module
Model 949X (6” X 9.75”)
The Model 949X is designed to allow
the demonstration of today’s higher
current amplifiers. It may be combined
with our Model 922 Low Level Module
for both low and high-level amplifier
signal pathways or added to our Model
942 Amplifier Module to significantly
improve the 942’s high level output
performance. Installation of the 949X
is a breeze with the exclusive AccessEZ
docking port design. If space in your
display is a concern, the design of the
949X allows you to locate the module
Car Audio Equalizers or
SACD and DVD-Audio
Model 958 (5” X 8.5”)
Connect car equalizers or
processors to this all-in-one
module. It switches twochannel input and up to sixchannel output on one module.
This module is also ideal for
demonstrating Super Audio
Compact Disc and DVD-Audio
systems. Call us for details.
Car Audio Head Units
Model 910
(4” X 19.5”)
Connect Head Units with any
output configuration to this all-inone module. Model 910 switches
low-level and high-level audio,
as well as DC power – all on one
module, so you don’t need to add
expanders. The 910 module is
designed specifically for groups
of 4, but can be divided in half
to accommodate a 2-up or 6-up
marketing approach.
Speakers or High-Level
Head Units
Model 940 (5” X 5”)
For switching up to four speaker
pairs, the 940 may be a costeffective solution. The 940 can
also demonstrate four high-level
car audio head units.
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Car Audio System Illustration and Accessories
Mobile Video/Audio
8 Left Speakers
Basic System Architecture
and Module Capacity
8 Right Speakers
4 Video Enabled Sources
8 Video
4 Front Amps
8 Left Subs
4 Crossovers or EQs
4 Sub Amps
8 Right Subs
Configurable Amp Sharing Interface
Model 9A42
(9.75” X 4”)
The 9A42 Interface is a
multi-purpose accessory
that simplifies amplifier
sharing and multichannel operation in an
AccessEZ Car Audio
Demonstration System. It provides a convenient connection point for
all DC and signal wiring of any 2, 4, or 6 channel amplifier. Its flexible
design allows you to quickly and simply adapt your display to meet
rapidly changing merchandising demands.
Managed DC Power Distribution
The Access power network offers three different power modes.
You can power only those components currently playing to
conserve power, or you can leave all components in the display
on at all times, for instantaneous signal switching. This is
the best mode for product comparisons, but when that is not
possible, our exclusive power memory mode allows you to
power up to 3 units in each product group so that instantaneous
comparisons are possible. Remember, your power mode
choice should include consideration of your DC power supply’s
Power for EQs &
Dedicated Crossover
Model 9A80 (3.5” X 5”)
Model 9A80 provides an adjustable
frequency, 2-in / 6-out crossover that can
be concealed inside your display, thereby
eliminating the need for a processor
product group, or a dedicated component
Model 915X
Use the Model 915X for DC
distribution to head units,
changers and passive EQs.
10 amp circuit breaker.
Power for Amplifiers
Model 916X
CD Changers and Antenna Distribution
Model 975 (5” X 2”)
The compact Model 975A now
provides a convenient way to
distribute AM as well as FM radio
signal to all of your head units,
and a way to distribute RF signals
from changer units. Ask about our
RF expansion kits.
(5” X 2.5”)
(5” X 4.25”)
The Model 916X distributes
DC Power for 4 car audio
amplifiers. Each module
has its own 40 amp circuit
breaker to protect your
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Switching Accessories
Access expanders
can be used to add channels to Access,
AccessEZ, and DirectSelect modules.
Expanders add 4 positions except where noted.
Car Audio Accessories
Power Supplies
Extension Harness for Model 910
100A Switching Supply Designed
Specifically for Car Audio Displays
Model 998 allows 910 to
be split into 2 separate
modules for greater
placement flexibility.
DC Eliminator
920X Adds two lowlevel channels. (5” X
Model 981 is an in-line RCA device designed
to eliminate DC offset present
in some products. One 981
is required per two-channel
High-Level Expander
Low-Level Isolator Transformer
Low-Level Expander
940X Adds two highlevel channels.
(5” X 2.5”)
Expander (8 positions)
932X adds one speakerlevel channel to 932. (5”
X 3”)
950X adds two
audio channels and a
composite video channel.
(5” X 2.5”)
Y Pb Pr Expander
953X adds a set of
three component video
channels. (5” X 2.75”)
Control Panel Accessories
Model 989
The 989-1 provides for
easy shelf mounting of 903
control panels. Model 989-2
accommodates 906, and 988
control panels.
50A Model 572-008
System Accessories
Prevent Blue-Screen
Control Panel Enclosure
Model 982A
Used to eliminate hum by
breaking the ground path
between heads or EQs
and amplifiers.
Model 986 provides automatic composite
video bypass to prevent blank TV screen when
a receiver is selected which has no video
in/out. Can also be used to patch through a
default video source in
systems including audio/
video and audio-only
sources. For AccessEZ.
(5” X 2.5”)
System Module
The 980EZ provides
the connection point for
903 and 4904 control
panels, and DC system
power. It performs
vital system tasks such
as SilenTouch™. One
980EZ is required for
every AccessEZ System.
(5” X 5.25”)
External Infrared Receiver
Made up of 20A
modules, the
978 is designed
to continue
operating even
if a module
Model 978 fails. Two 978(11” X 7” X 14”) 100s can be
used in the same display for a whopping 200
amperes. A green light shows every installed
and operating module, so you can be sure
of normal operation at a glance. Overheat is
indicated by a red light, and also by an audible
tone. Car audio stiffening capacitors can be
used if even more output surge capacity is
desired. Model 978-60 is the 60 amp version.
The Astron RSA-50A
is a 50 Amp linear DC
power supply. City of Los
Angeles approved.
35A Model 572-007
The Astron® RSA-35A is
a linear DC Power supply,
rated at 35 Amps. City of
Los Angeles approved.
10A Samlex Model 572-005
Samlex® 10 Amp linear DC
Power Supply.
3A UL Model 805-016
Our supply of choice for Home
Audio and Home Theater
Access systems, the 805-016
provides 3 Amps of DC power,
and is approved by Underwriters Laboratory.
Model 980EZ
Small System Power Pack 805-021
Provides system power for home audio
systems which do not include a 903 Control
Panel (use 805-016 for 903 systems). Plugs
into the 980 or 988 system module.
Model 990A
Ceiling Mount, omnidirectional remote
receiver used to
extend 905 remote’s
System Bus & Speaker Bus Cables
Access and DirectSelect
EZ System Bus w/4-pin connector 2 ft .....................................
EZ Speaker Bus w/4-pin connector 2 ft ....................................
EZ System Bus Extension w/2 connectors, 20 ft ......................
EZ Speaker Bus Extension w/2 connectors, 20 ft .....................
Access™ System Bus extension w/2 connectors, 20 ft ..............
Access™ to AccessEZ™ adapter System Bus Cable ...................
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DirectSelect Switch Modules
The DirectSelect™ Series is
unsurpassed in its unique
balance of useful features
and cost-effectiveness.
AV Sources
Model 2955 (4.25” X 6.5”)
Switches the composite video and
stereo analog audio of 4 sources such
as VCRs, DVDs, or DSS units either
independently, with a dedicated receiver,
speakers and monitor, or combined with
other DirectSelect modules to form an
integrated demonstration system.
Stereo Amps or Receivers
Model 2957 (4.25” X 6.5”)
Switches 4 two-channel receivers or
amplifiers either independently, with a
dedicated source, speakers and monitor, or
combined with other DirectSelect modules
to form an integrated demonstration
High Level Car Head Units
The DirectSelect™ series is perfect for simple displays which
can be operated by individual selection buttons. Each module can
be used as a stand-alone demonstrator inside a store fixture, or
more complex demonstration systems can be made by combining
source, amp and speaker modules. Product capacity can be
increased in increments of four by adding modules.
If additional channels are required, Access expansioin modules
(see page 10) may be used with DirectSelect modules. One system
power pack required for each system (Model 805-021). One
product select button is required for each active position. PSBs are
available in red, blue or green.
Stereo Sources
Model 2952 (4.25” X 6.5”)
Switches the analog stereo audio of 4 sources
such as CD players, MiniDisc players, or tape
decks either independently, with a dedicated
receiver, speakers and monitor, or combined
with other DirectSelect modules to form an
integrated demonstration system.
Model 2953 (4.25” X 3.5”)
Switches 4 speaker pairs. Includes
AutoDamping™ which shorts unselected
speakers to ground, eliminating sympathetic
vibration. Will allow up to two speaker pairs
to play at once.
Model 2957 (4.25” X 6.5”)
Ideal for very small systems, this module
switches 4 two-channel high level head
Computer Speakers
Model 2956 (4.25” X 3.5”)
Select multimedia speakers with buttons next
to each product.
DC Power Distribution Module
Model 2994
Headphone Demo and Volume
Power distribution for car audio
Model 2959 (4” X 5”)
Model 2959 controls volume and
demonstrates up to 8 headphones. Model
2958 (not shown) is a volume conrol only.
Default Timer
Model 2981 (4.25” X 3.5”)
With instructions right on the module, it’s
easy to use the 2981 to return your display
to a default selection in any product
group. Time-out settings range from 1
minute to 5 minutes.
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Cat 5 HDTV Signal Distribution
Cat 5 Signal Distribution for Retail Showrooms 9860 Series
9860 Facts
• Ultra high bandwidth
• Adjustable cable length
• Superior noise rejection
• Component video
• Composite video
• Digital audio (coaxial)
• Two distinct stereo
analog pathways (one
for each video pathway)
Component video,
composite video, analog
audio (two distinct stereo
paths) and digital audio are
included in its three strands
of Cat 5 cable for each run.
A Cat 5 Driver (Model
9861) converts and sends
RCA signals over Cat 5e/6
cable, and one of two units
can be used to adapt the
Cat 5 signal back to RCA
format. Total distance from
head end to last amplifier
can be up to 1,000 feet.
Up to ten 9869 amps can
operate in one Cat 5 run.
Each Model 9861 Driver
can drive two 9869 bus runs.
Model 9861 (4.8” X 8.8”)
Model 9868 (3.1” X 8.8”)
Model 9869 (7.1” X 8.8”)
Model 9861 Cat 5 Driver
Model 9868 Adapter
Model 9869 Distribution Amp
Two Cat 5 bus paths from one
RCA source input. Each bus
path can drive up to ten 9869
distribution amps. To expand
head end capacity, multiple
9861 Drivers may be stacked
Adapts Cat 5 signals to
their original RCA format
for one TV or an RCA
bus distribution network.
Cable length compensation
compensates for up to 1,000
feet of Category 5 cable.
Adapts Cat 5 signals to their original
RCA format feeding four HDTV displays.
Adjustable cable length compensation
ensures excellent signal strength, clarity
and color up to 1,000 feet. Cat 5 bus
outputs feed more amplifiers down a bus
Cat 5 Signal Distribution for Separate Destinations 9870 Series
9870 Facts
Up to 1080p component video
Coaxial digital and stereo analog audio
Infrared remote jack for IR pathway
Wallplate powered through Cat 5 cable
Antenna pass-through jack
The 9870 Series incorporates the key signal
paths necessary for effective audio and video
entertainment, plus an IR pathway for easy
remote control of AV components. All these
signals are carried over just two inexpensive,
easy to install Cat 5 cables to each Wallplate.
Each Driver feeds two Wallplates, and
expanding capacity is as easy as adding more
Driver modules.
The 9878 Wallplate is easy to install in
a standard dual-gang electrical box. Its
components extend only one inch behind
the stainless steel plate surface. In addition
to the audio and video signals, each durable,
stainless steel Wallplate offers an antenna
pass-through jack (RF cable must be added
separately) and an IR jack. The IR jack
provides a convenient pathway for a third
party IR remote distribution network
over the Cat 5 pathway. IR
receiver and emitter equipment is
not included.
The 9870 Series delivers pristine
high definition video signal with
astounding clarity and color fidelity
up to 1,000 feet from the source. Due to
its balanced line technology, the 9870 Series
provides superior ground isolation, preventing
hum bars and other artifacts associated with
ground loops.
It’s easy to expand a 9870 System to serve
multiple Wallplates. Simply stack additional
9871 Drivers using our Kit 46 stacking
system, or interconnect by using RCA cables.
Model 9871 Driver (3.5” X 9” X 1”)
Model 9878 Wallplate (4.75” X 4.75” X 1”)
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HDTV Signal Distribution
A Complete Cat 5 Solution for Showroom Signal Distribution
• Integrates with 9860 Series
• Helps prevent ground loops
• Cat 5e or Cat 6 Bus
• Tough steel enclosures
• 1.5 in. x 8 in. profile
1269 Audio and
Video Signals
Detail of amplifier section (1269-4)
• ATSC or NTSC RF signals
• Component video
The 1269 signal distribution
• Composite video
system encloses our proven
• Digital audio
Cat 5 signal distribution
• Stereo analog audio
know-how inside tough
(Two distinct analog
and attractive steel ducts.
pathways, one for each
Use the modular sections,
vido pathway)
corners and end pieces to
build a custom solution
that not only includes our
industry standard 9860 series
technology, but incorporates
RF signal distribution as well.
Component video, composite
video, analog audio (two
distinct stereo paths) and
digital audio are included
in its three strands of Cat 5
System Components
cable for each run.
A Cat 5 Driver (Model 9861) converts and sends
1269-4 4-foot amplifier section; distributes audio and video signal to four video displays.
RCA signals over Cat 5e/6 cable, then each 12691269B Blank section (duct only, no end caps) covers all wires between amplifier sections.
4 adapts the Cat 5 signal back to RCA format for
connection to HDTV displays. Total distance from
1269C Corner piece for inside or outside 90-degree corners.
head end to last amplifier can be up to 1,000 feet.
1269E End cap with conduit knock-outs for source connections and power supply.
Up to ten 1269 amp sections can operate in one
Driver with coaxial inputs (RCA connectors) and two Cat 5 output pathways
Cat 5 run. Each Model 9861 can drive two 1269
bus runs.
9870 Signal Flow
This diagram shows basic audio/video signal flow
in a medium sized installation. Two or more Drivers
may be “stacked” to increase capacity. The RCA bus
output may be used to feed HDTV signals to a local
video display and/or sound system. Download the
Installation Manual for details.
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HDTV Signal Distribution
HDTV Distribution with Cable Length Compensation
A buffered bus and special cable length compensation
circuitry eliminate bandwidth losses associated with
long coaxial cable runs, allowing bus cable runs of up to
500 feet. The excellent isolation properties prevent other
signal noise problems which degrade picture quality.
The 9850’s 7-channel wide architecture enables
simultaneous distribution of digital audio, analog audio,
composite video and HD component video. Model 9851
has an additional stereo pair of channels so that one
amplifier can provide two separate audio/video feeds
directly to each TV.
Model 9850 or 9850F (7-Channel
Distribution Amp) (6.5” X 7.5”)
Model 9851 or 9851F (9-Channel
Distribution Amp) (6.5” X 8.75”)
Bandwidth over 120MHz for maximum clarity
Adjustable cable length compensation
Ground isolation switch
Two bus connection choices: RCA or F-connectors
Component and composite video
Digital and analog audio
Two pairs of analog audio channels–one for each
video source (9851 only)
Component Video & Every
Flavor of Audio
Component Video and
Digital Audio
Model 985DTV (5” X 6”)
Component video and an
analog stereo audio path are
available for HDTVs, plus
auto-converting digital audio
ports for home theater and
HTIB systems. Whether your
input is optical or coaxial,
the digital audio output is
automatically converted so both
formats are always available.
The Model 985DTV Component
Video Distribution Amp provides
pristine video quality and digital
audio to multiple monitors. Use
either optical (TosLink) or coax
(RCA) connections for the digital
audio input signal; outputs are
coaxial. The self-terminating bus
allows multiple 985DTV modules
to be chained together, providing
component video signal to 4, 8,
12 or any number of monitors
from a single source.
Model 985DTO (6” X 8.5”)
• Ultra High Bandwidth
Component Video
• Analog Audio
• Coax Digital Audio
• Optical Digital Audio
• HD Component Video
• Coax Digital Audio
• Optical Digital Audio (Input)
Multi-mode Distribution Amplifier
Composite AV Distribution
Composite video stereo audio signal
1 input x 8 output; cascadeable
Self terminating bus
Ground isolation switch
Either connect HD component video and stereo
analog audio to your TVs, or use the digital
audio output for a complete theater sound
receiver/speaker system. Each 985U faithfully
distributes your best quality Audio/Video signal
to four HDTVs or video monitors. The self
terminated, thru-bus design makes installation
simple. Use multiple 985U modules to distribute
the same high quality source signal to all your
component or composite video TVs. Also
available with screw-on bus terminals (985UF).
Model 985U or
Model 985UF
(4.25” X 7.75”)
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HD Component Video
Composite Video
Digital Audio (Coax)
Stereo Analog Audio
How to Order
It’s easy to order any Audio Authority product...
Call Toll-Free: 1-800-322-8346 (US and Canada) or 859-233-4599
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Payment Terms
VISA, Mastercard, and American Express.
Also C.O.D., check, or bank wire. Custom displays and fixtures require
deposit with order.
Installation Services and Terms
Audio Authority can provide installation services in your business to deliver
the quality and expert installation you have come to expect from Audio
Authority. Installation Services are available upon a quotation/contract
No minimum order requirements.
Typically two to four weeks for standard items. Call for specific delivery
Sales Tax
Some states require payment of sales taxes on capital equipment purchases,
even when purchased out-of-state. Any applicable sales taxes are the
responsibility of the customer. Audio Authority is required to charge sales
tax in California, Kentucky and Tennessee. Consult your state revenue
OEM Products, Custom Projects, and Roll-outs
Custom and O.E.M. products are available on a quotation/contract basis
only. Typically a deposit is required prior to the initial production run of any
custom or O.E.M. project.
Foreign Distributors
Your order will normally ship via ground service with the freight charges
added to the order. Expedited delivery via Next Day or Second Day is
available at an additional charge. International shipments are made via
a carrier of the customer’s choosing and freight charges are prepaid and
added to the invoice. Any customs, duties or taxes are the responsibility
of the consignee. All shipments are FOB our dock, Lexington, Kentucky.
Merchandise is consigned to and becomes the responsibility of the
customer upon leaving our dock.
Shipping Tip:
Claims for damages or errors must be made within
5 days of receipt. Any claims for damage must first
be reported to the delivering carrier (save all packing
and cartons).
Audio Authority products are sold factory direct in North America. Audio
Authority products are available in many countries through independent
distributors. Please contact the factory for more information on product
availability outside North America.
Statement of Limited Product Warranty
Electronic switch modules are covered by our 5-year Guaranteed Replacement Warranty (copy available upon request). Other Audio Authority®
products (DC power supplies & fixtures, mechanical switching products, consumer products, etc.) are warranted to the original purchaser to be free
of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of shipment. During the warranty period, defective products are usually
repaired in-field by exchange of circuit board modules, or returned to the factory for repair at no charge. Units returned for service must be shipped
freight prepaid after obtaining a Service Authorization Number. Units repaired under warranty will be returned ground freight prepaid. This warranty
is void for products which, in our opinion, have been subject to accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, lightning damage, or improper installation.
Audio Authority assumes no responsibility for consequential damages arising from the use or misuse of these products. See the “Service Policy &
Procedures” statement for complete information, available at www.audioauthority.com or upon request.
Other Fine Print
All pricing shown in US Dollars. Pricing, terms of sale, and specifications shown in this catalog supersede all previously published information and are
subject to change without notice. Audio Authority and the Double-A Symbol are registered trademarks of Audio Authority Corp. Access Demonstration
Network, AccessEZ, AccessPC, DirectSelect, AutoDamping, TheftAlert, AutoLimiting, AutoSwitch, AutoCal, and SilenTouch are trademarks of Audio
Authority. Audio Authority products are protected by US Patents 5,422,631 and 5,646,602. Other patents pending. Copyright March, 2006.HDMI, the
HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. Toslink is a trademark of Toshiba
America. Dolby Digital and ProLogic are trademarks of Dolby Labs.
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2048 Mercer Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40511-1071
Phone: 859-233-4599 • Fax: 859-233-4510
Customer Toll-Free USA & Canada: 800-322-8346
Website: http://www.audioauthority.com
Stop Wasting Money on Returned Goods!
The 1020VS allows you to verify products immediately when returned as defective.
Model 1020VS
(7.5” tall X 8.5” X 16.5”)
Model 1020VS Audio Video Bench Test Unit
We don’t need to tell you, returned goods is one of the biggest
headaches CE retailers must manage today. The Model 1020VS
is a multi-purpose all-in-one audio/video test set that will save
you money on alleged “out-of-box defective merchandise”
as well as improperly installed components. Verify AV
components before installation, before selling used equipment,
and before exchanging “defective” components which may
simply have been installed incorrectly. Head unit, DC power
supply, and video display not included.
DVD players
CD players
Car radios
Powered subs
High level subs
Multi channel home
theater receivers