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
SEE PAGE 12
Model 9869 Model 9868
Cat 5 Distribution Amp Cat 5 Adapter
Cat 5 Driver
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.
Buy Audio Authority Consumer Products OnLine
Browse all of Audio
oriented distribution amps,
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converters online, including
our new line of HDMI
and DVI products. Audio
Authority is the source for
problem-solving tools that
help you get the job done.
Six 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 Our Company
prominent manufacturers to electronics specialty stores of all types to individual consumers, all around 2-3 About Audio Authority
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, Access Switching
professional fashion. 4 Example Systems–Home Theater
4-5 AccessEZ Control Panels and
2. The Industry’s Best Warranty 6 About the Access™ Demonstration
Talk and vague promises are little help when you are experiencing problems. We Network
understand that solving the problem is the most important goal when a service 7 AccessEZ™ Switch Modules
situation arises. Our 5-year Guaranteed Replacement Warranty addresses product
8 Car Audio Switch Modules
failures frankly and professionally by promising immediate replacement of any
failed assembly as the first priority through a simple exchange program. After all, if 9 Car Audio Accessories
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 Switching Accessories
you can get back to your business of selling merchandise. 10 Power Supplies
10 Car Audio Accessories
10 Expanders and Other Accessories
3. Unlimited Telephone Support 11 Product Select Buttons
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@example.com) or facsimile requests at 859/233-4510. Should you DirectSelect™ Switching
experience problems or frustration with any of our products, we need to know about it. During business 11 DirectSelect™ Switch Modules
hours, we answer our phone system with “live”, experienced people who can assist you should there be a
problem or simply a question. HD Signal Distribution
12 Cat 5 HDTV Distribution Systems
13 Cable Length Compensating Amps
4. Factory Installation Services 14 HDTV Signal Distribution Amps
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
How to Order
a fully loaded and operational display direct from the factory. We also have good working relationships 15 Order Info and Terms of Sale
with several national service organizations capable of providing maintenance and troubleshooting as well
as complete product rotation.
16 Special Features
5. Instant Information Online
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
Offers All These User
can be expanded by Interface Options!
adding modules. Select speakers using
software and/or product select Whether your customers will be led through
the selling process by a trained salesperson, or
buttons. (Model 9A02, see p.5)
Model 932 allowed to explore the products on their own,
8 Center 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
Model 932 Model 932
8 Left Front 8 Right Front
patented Access architecture allows multiple
combinations of control interfaces in one system!
Model 932 Dedicated Source, Home Product Select Buttons
8 Left Rear Theater Receiver (and TV) 8 Right Rear 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,
Model 922 and comes in blue, red and green. When buttons are not needed,
8 Subwoofers 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 Model 999B Model 999R Model 999G Model 996
be added to this system.
Single Product Group Control Panel
Model 906 (4.25” X 6”)
8 Left Front Speakers 8 Right Front Speakers
Perfect for single product group
applications such as an in-wall speaker
Model 932X Dedicated Source, Home display, DVD wall, car audio subwoofer
Theater Receiver and TV room, or a home theater speaker package
8 Left Rear Speakers 8 Right Rear Speakers 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
8 Center Speakers button to compare two selections. Multiple
906 Control Panels can be used to control
different groups in an integrated system. Use Model 996 Product
Model 920X Model 906
Indicator LEDs to clearly show selected products.
4 Subwoofers 4 Subwoofers Control Panel
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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 Model 903 Features:
memory, and many security features which • Capacity for 8 Product Groups.
give you complete control of your home
• Memory for 100+ systems with
audio or car audio demonstration area. The accidental erasure protection.
IR remote lets you take all the advantages of
a centralized control panel with you wherever • Multi-level security with Control
you need them. Even if your display uses Panel or Product Group lockout.
a button next to each product for intuitive • Self-diagnostic routine.
customer appeal, your sales staff will find the
• Compact, full function IR remote
additional capabilities of an Access control (optional).
panel essential for persuasive demonstrations.
Home Theater Touchscreen Demonstration Get a Remote for
Model 9A02 (1024 X 768) Each Sales Person!
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.
A/B comparisons and
AccessPCHT™ wraps a versatile, informative software interface configuration). Options such as brand and model, product info, item/
into an elegant one-screen solution for demonstrating home theater. total price, timeout to default system, and the Q & A section can be
Customers and sales staff will all find it very user-friendly. Up turned on or off as desired.
to eight product groups are available including Source, Receiver, One Model 970 Serial Interface module is required in order
Front Speakers, Center Speakers, Rear Speakers, Front Effects to communicate with the Access™ Demonstration Network.
Speakers, Rear Center Speakers, and Subwoofers. The system AccessPCHT requires an IBM compatible computer, 233 MHz or
can be customized, eliminating product groups which may not be greater, with two RS-232 ports, and Windows 95™ or later plus a
merchandised in a particular display (see page 8 for a speakers-only touchscreen monitor (CPU and monitor not included).
Infrared Interface Control Any Access System with a PC!
Model 971 (5.25” X 5.25”) Model 970 RS-232 Serial Interface (5.25” X 5.25”)
A vital link in automated Allows two-way communication between PC interface and the Access
demonstrations, this module system. Custom programming charges may apply.
can be programmed to start
tracks and control the volume
of CD or DVD players.
Works with a control panel or Access
individual buttons. Custom System
software and product IR
Model 970 Personal Computer
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Access System Overview
The best solution for demonstrating and selling AccessEZ modules can be combined to create a complex
today’s sophisticated audio components and switching system including sources, receivers and speakers,
or a single module can be used to demonstrate a particular
multichannel sound systems.
product group, such as receivers, using a dedicated source and
Demonstrating today’s complex audio products using speakers.
yesterday’s switching is exasperating. AccessEZ means fewer Installation is a snap with color-coded, gold plated RCA
pieces to the home theater puzzle. Every AccessEZ module is jacks, removable high-level terminals and instructions printed
a self-contained unit, designed for a specific component type right on the steel case. Choose our easy to use product select
– everything you need in one package, instead of a patchwork buttons, one of the powerful control panels, a PC touchscreen,
of circuit boards. Not only is the size more convenient, these an IR remote control, or a combination of interfaces that suits
all-in-one units are actually less expensive than purchasing your selling technique. Give us a call and we will help you
separate modules! get started on the ideal showroom for you.
System Overview 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
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
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Access Switch Modules
and Stereo Sources
Model 922 (5” X 5”)
Component Video and Audio/Video Sources Speakers
Switches 4 stereo or mono subs, Model 932 (5” X 6.5”)
Digital Audio Sources Model 955 (5” X 6.5”)
in an integrated demonstration
Model 954 (5” X 6.5”)
Switches 4 DVD players, VCRs, system. The Model 922 can also The Model 932 makes
Show your customers the real or DSS receivers. Five channels demonstrate low-level stereo demonstrating multi-channel
difference between standard of output switched on one sources or car audio head units. surround speaker systems EZ
definition, and the brilliance of module: left/right audio, coaxial High current car amplifiers by locating switching capability
HDTV. The Model 954 will digital audio and composite (over 200 watts RMS) should be close to the merchandise and
allow your component sources video. It’s easy to add channels demonstrated using a 922 for the dramatically reducing installation
to show their true colors, not to such as component video–just low level input, and a 949X High costs. Each 932 handles up to 8
mention your choice of optical slide an Access expansion module Current Amp Expander to switch speakers in one channel. Add 932
or coax connections for digital onto the EZ docking port. the output singals. modules for capacities of 16, 24,
audio. 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.
Model 934 (5” X 6.5”)
Amplifiers, Receivers and
Use the powerful AccessEZ™
Car Head Units
Model 942 (5” X 7”) System platform to demonstrate
multimedia speakers. Works with
Provides low-level 2-channel product select buttons or a control
input and high-level 2-channel panel such as the Model 906.
output switching for amplifiers One 805-021 power pack required
or receivers less than 200 Watts for each system (not included).
RMS. Amps may be bypassed
when the bypass feature is on.
May also be used for head units
with 2-channel low-level and 2-
channel high-level output.
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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.
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
Car Audio Head Units processors to this all-in-one
Model 910 (4” X 19.5”) module. It switches two-
Connect Head Units with any channel input and up to six-
output configuration to this all-in- channel output on one module.
one module. Model 910 switches This module is also ideal for
low-level and high-level audio, demonstrating Super Audio
as well as DC power – all on one Compact Disc and DVD-Audio
module, so you don’t need to add systems. Call us for details.
expanders. The 910 module is Speakers or High-Level
designed specifically for groups Head Units
of 4, but can be divided in half Model 940 (5” X 5”)
to accommodate a 2-up or 6-up
For switching up to four speaker
pairs, the 940 may be a cost-
effective solution. The 940 can
also demonstrate four high-level
car audio head units.
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Car Audio System Illustration and Accessories
8 Left Speakers 8 Right Speakers
Basic System Architecture
and Module Capacity
4 Video Enabled Sources
Monitors 4 Front Amps
System 8 Left Subs 8 Right Subs
4 Crossovers or EQs 4 Sub Amps
Configurable Amp Sharing Interface
Model 9A42 (9.75” X 4”)
Managed DC Power Distribution
The 9A42 Interface is a The Access power network offers three different power modes.
multi-purpose accessory You can power only those components currently playing to
that simplifies amplifier conserve power, or you can leave all components in the display
sharing and multi- on at all times, for instantaneous signal switching. This is
channel operation in an the best mode for product comparisons, but when that is not
AccessEZ Car Audio possible, our exclusive power memory mode allows you to
Demonstration System. It provides a convenient connection point for power up to 3 units in each product group so that instantaneous
all DC and signal wiring of any 2, 4, or 6 channel amplifier. Its flexible comparisons are possible. Remember, your power mode
design allows you to quickly and simply adapt your display to meet choice should include consideration of your DC power supply’s
rapidly changing merchandising demands. capacity.
Power for EQs &
Model 9A80 (3.5” X 5”) Changers
Model 915X (5” X 2.5”)
Model 9A80 provides an adjustable
Use the Model 915X for DC
frequency, 2-in / 6-out crossover that can
distribution to head units,
be concealed inside your display, thereby
changers and passive EQs.
eliminating the need for a processor
10 amp circuit breaker.
product group, or a dedicated component
Power for Amplifiers
Model 916X (5” X 4.25”)
The Model 916X distributes
DC Power for 4 car audio
CD Changers and Antenna Distribution amplifiers. Each module
Model 975 (5” X 2”) has its own 40 amp circuit
The compact Model 975A now breaker to protect your
provides a convenient way to merchandise.
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.
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Signal Car Audio Accessories Power Supplies
Expansion Extension Harness for Model 910 100A Switching Supply Designed
Modules Model 998 allows 910 to Specifically for Car Audio Displays
be split into 2 separate Made up of 20A
Access expanders modules for greater modules, the
can be used to add channels to Access, placement flexibility. 978 is designed
AccessEZ, and DirectSelect modules.
Expanders add 4 positions except where noted. DC Eliminator operating even
Model 981 is an in-line RCA device designed if a module
Low-Level Expander to eliminate DC offset present Model 978 fails. Two 978-
920X Adds two low- in some products. One 981 (11” X 7” X 14”) 100s can be
level channels. (5” X is required per two-channel used in the same display for a whopping 200
2.5”) device. amperes. A green light shows every installed
and operating module, so you can be sure
High-Level Expander Low-Level Isolator Transformer of normal operation at a glance. Overheat is
940X Adds two high- Model 982A indicated by a red light, and also by an audible
level channels. Used to eliminate hum by tone. Car audio stiffening capacitors can be
(5” X 2.5”) breaking the ground path used if even more output surge capacity is
between heads or EQs desired. Model 978-60 is the 60 amp version.
Speaker-Level and amplifiers.
Expander (8 positions) 50A Model 572-008
932X adds one speaker- The Astron RSA-50A
level channel to 932. (5” is a 50 Amp linear DC
X 3”) System Accessories power supply. City of Los
Audio/Video Prevent Blue-Screen
Expander Model 986 provides automatic composite
video bypass to prevent blank TV screen when 35A Model 572-007
950X adds two The Astron® RSA-35A is
audio channels and a a receiver is selected which has no video
in/out. Can also be used to patch through a a linear DC Power supply,
composite video channel. rated at 35 Amps. City of
(5” X 2.5”) default video source in
systems including audio/ Los Angeles approved.
video and audio-only
Y Pb Pr Expander
sources. For AccessEZ.
953X adds a set of 10A Samlex Model 572-005
(5” X 2.5”) Samlex® 10 Amp linear DC
three component video
channels. (5” X 2.75”) Power Supply.
The 980EZ provides
the connection point for 3A UL Model 805-016
Control Panel Accessories 903 and 4904 control Our supply of choice for Home
panels, and DC system Audio and Home Theater
power. It performs Access systems, the 805-016
Control Panel Enclosure provides 3 Amps of DC power,
Model 989 vital system tasks such
as SilenTouch™. One and is approved by Underwriters Laboratory.
The 989-1 provides for 980EZ is required for
easy shelf mounting of 903 every AccessEZ System.
control panels. Model 989-2
Model 980EZ Small System Power Pack 805-021
(5” X 5.25”) Provides system power for home audio
accommodates 906, and 988
control panels. systems which do not include a 903 Control
Panel (use 805-016 for 903 systems). Plugs
into the 980 or 988 system module.
External Infrared Receiver
Ceiling Mount, omni-
directional remote System Bus & Speaker Bus Cables
receiver used to Access and DirectSelect
extend 905 remote’s EZ System Bus w/4-pin connector 2 ft ..................................... 802-307
range. EZ Speaker Bus w/4-pin connector 2 ft .................................... 802-186
EZ System Bus Extension w/2 connectors, 20 ft ...................... 802-323
EZ Speaker Bus Extension w/2 connectors, 20 ft ..................... 802-309
Access™ System Bus extension w/2 connectors, 20 ft .............. 802-193
Access™ to AccessEZ™ adapter System Bus Cable ................... 802-319
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DirectSelect Switch Modules
The DirectSelect™ series is perfect for simple displays which
can be operated by individual selection buttons. Each module can
The DirectSelect™ Series is be used as a stand-alone demonstrator inside a store fixture, or
unsurpassed in its unique more complex demonstration systems can be made by combining
source, amp and speaker modules. Product capacity can be
balance of useful features increased in increments of four by adding modules.
and cost-effectiveness. 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
AV Sources product select button is required for each active position. PSBs are
Model 2955 (4.25” X 6.5”) available in red, blue or green.
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 Stereo Sources
other DirectSelect modules to form an Model 2952 (4.25” X 6.5”)
integrated demonstration system.
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
Stereo Amps or Receivers with other DirectSelect modules to form an
Model 2957 (4.25” X 6.5”) integrated demonstration system.
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 Speakers
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
High Level Car Head Units to play at once.
Model 2957 (4.25” X 6.5”)
Ideal for very small systems, this module Computer Speakers
switches 4 two-channel high level head Model 2956 (4.25” X 3.5”)
units. Select multimedia speakers with buttons next
to each product.
DC Power Distribution Module
Headphone Demo and Volume Power distribution for car audio
Model 2959 (4” X 5”)
Model 2959 controls volume and Default Timer
demonstrates up to 8 headphones. Model Model 2981 (4.25” X 3.5”)
2958 (not shown) is a volume conrol only. 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
• 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)
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
Model 9861 (4.8” X 8.8”) Model 9868 (3.1” X 8.8”) Model 9869 (7.1” X 8.8”)
Cat 5 signal back to RCA Model 9861 Cat 5 Driver Model 9868 Adapter Model 9869 Distribution Amp
format. Total distance from Two Cat 5 bus paths from one Adapts Cat 5 signals to Adapts Cat 5 signals to their original
head end to last amplifier RCA source input. Each bus their original RCA format RCA format feeding four HDTV displays.
can be up to 1,000 feet. path can drive up to ten 9869 for one TV or an RCA Adjustable cable length compensation
Up to ten 9869 amps can distribution amps. To expand bus distribution network. ensures excellent signal strength, clarity
operate in one Cat 5 run. head end capacity, multiple Cable length compensation and color up to 1,000 feet. Cat 5 bus
Each Model 9861 Driver 9861 Drivers may be stacked compensates for up to 1,000 outputs feed more amplifiers down a bus
can drive two 9869 bus runs. together. feet of Category 5 cable. chain.
Cat 5 Signal Distribution for Separate Destinations 9870 Series
to the audio and video signals, each durable,
9870 Facts stainless steel Wallplate offers an antenna
• Up to 1080p component video pass-through jack (RF cable must be added
• Coaxial digital and stereo analog audio separately) and an IR jack. The IR jack
• Infrared remote jack for IR pathway provides a convenient pathway for a third
• Wallplate powered through Cat 5 cable party IR remote distribution network
• Antenna pass-through jack over the Cat 5 pathway. IR
receiver and emitter equipment is
The 9870 Series incorporates the key signal not included.
paths necessary for effective audio and video The 9870 Series delivers pristine
entertainment, plus an IR pathway for easy high definition video signal with
remote control of AV components. All these astounding clarity and color fidelity
signals are carried over just two inexpensive, up to 1,000 feet from the source. Due to
easy to install Cat 5 cables to each Wallplate. its balanced line technology, the 9870 Series
Each Driver feeds two Wallplates, and provides superior ground isolation, preventing
expanding capacity is as easy as adding more hum bars and other artifacts associated with
Driver modules. ground loops.
The 9878 Wallplate is easy to install in It’s easy to expand a 9870 System to serve Model 9871 Driver (3.5” X 9” X 1”)
a standard dual-gang electrical box. Its multiple Wallplates. Simply stack additional Model 9878 Wallplate (4.75” X 4.75” X 1”)
components extend only one inch behind 9871 Drivers using our Kit 46 stacking
the stainless steel plate surface. In addition system, or interconnect by using RCA cables.
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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 1269 Audio and Detail of amplifier section (1269-4)
• Tough steel enclosures Video Signals
• 1.5 in. x 8 in. profile
• ATSC or NTSC RF signals
The 1269 signal distribution • Component video
system encloses our proven • Composite video
Cat 5 signal distribution • Digital audio
know-how inside tough • Stereo analog audio
and attractive steel ducts. (Two distinct analog
Use the modular sections, pathways, one for each
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
cable for each run. System Components
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 1269-
4 adapts the Cat 5 signal back to RCA format for 1269B Blank section (duct only, no end caps) covers all wires between amplifier sections.
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
Cat 5 run. Each Model 9861 can drive two 1269 9861 Driver with coaxial inputs (RCA connectors) and two Cat 5 output pathways
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 YPbPr
Installation Manual for details. SOURCE
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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.
• Bandwidth over 120MHz for maximum clarity
• Adjustable cable length compensation
• Ground isolation switch
• Two bus connection choices: RCA or F-connectors
Model 9850 or 9850F (7-Channel • Component and composite video
Distribution Amp) (6.5” X 7.5”) • Digital and analog audio
• Two pairs of analog audio channels–one for each
video source (9851 only)
Model 9851 or 9851F (9-Channel
Distribution Amp) (6.5” X 8.75”)
Component Video and Component Video & Every
Digital Audio Flavor of Audio
The Model 985DTV Component Component video and an
Video Distribution Amp provides analog stereo audio path are
pristine video quality and digital available for HDTVs, plus
audio to multiple monitors. Use auto-converting digital audio
either optical (TosLink) or coax ports for home theater and
(RCA) connections for the digital HTIB systems. Whether your
audio input signal; outputs are input is optical or coaxial,
coaxial. The self-terminating bus the digital audio output is
allows multiple 985DTV modules automatically converted so both
to be chained together, providing formats are always available.
component video signal to 4, 8,
12 or any number of monitors Model 985DTO (6” X 8.5”)
from a single source. • Ultra High Bandwidth
Model 985DTV (5” X 6”)
• HD Component Video • Analog Audio
• Coax Digital Audio • Coax Digital Audio
• Optical Digital Audio (Input) • Optical Digital Audio
Multi-mode Distribution Amplifier
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
Composite AV Distribution component or composite video TVs. Also
• Composite video stereo audio signal available with screw-on bus terminals (985UF).
• 1 input x 8 output; cascadeable
• Self terminating bus Model 985U or • HD Component Video
• Ground isolation switch Model 985UF • Composite Video
(4.25” X 7.75”) • Digital Audio (Coax)
• Stereo Analog Audio
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VISA, Mastercard, and American Express. Audio Authority can provide installation services in your business to deliver
Also C.O.D., check, or bank wire. Custom displays and fixtures require the quality and expert installation you have come to expect from Audio
deposit with order. Authority. Installation Services are available upon a quotation/contract
No minimum order requirements.
Availability Your order will normally ship via ground service with the freight charges
Typically two to four weeks for standard items. Call for specific delivery added to the order. Expedited delivery via Next Day or Second Day is
quote. available at an additional charge. International shipments are made via
a carrier of the customer’s choosing and freight charges are prepaid and
Sales Tax added to the invoice. Any customs, duties or taxes are the responsibility
Some states require payment of sales taxes on capital equipment purchases, of the consignee. All shipments are FOB our dock, Lexington, Kentucky.
even when purchased out-of-state. Any applicable sales taxes are the Merchandise is consigned to and becomes the responsibility of the
responsibility of the customer. Audio Authority is required to charge sales customer upon leaving our dock.
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 Claims for damages or errors must be made within
only. Typically a deposit is required prior to the initial production run of any 5 days of receipt. Any claims for damage must first
custom or O.E.M. project. be reported to the delivering carrier (save all packing
Foreign Distributors 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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Stop Wasting Money on Returned Goods!
The 1020VS allows you to verify products immediately when returned as defective.
HEAD UNIT NOT INCLUDED
(7.5” tall X 8.5” X 16.5”)
• DVD players
• CD players
Model 1020VS Audio Video Bench Test Unit
• Car radios
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 • Equalizers
you money on alleged “out-of-box defective merchandise” • Amplifiers
as well as improperly installed components. Verify AV • Speakers
components before installation, before selling used equipment,
• Powered subs
and before exchanging “defective” components which may
simply have been installed incorrectly. Head unit, DC power • High level subs
supply, and video display not included. • Multi channel home