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8x16 Audio Matrix with Cat5 outputs

8x16 Audio Matrix with Cat5 outputs
8x16 Audio Matrix with Cat5 outputs


8x16 Audio Matrix Switcher with CAT5 outputs

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Part Number:Danube-8X16A
8X16 companion Video matrix switch:
Smart Wallplate Qty:
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Price:$2,999.00
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This 8x16 Audio Matrix with Cat5 outputs is an 8 audio input matrix switch, 16 CAT-5 output matrix switch utilizing Cat-5 cables to feed analog and digital audio signals. Because it is a matrix switcher, it allows any input to be routed to any output; or the same input to be routed to all outputs or any combination.

The 8x16 Audio Matrix Switcher with CAT5 outputs is audio only and if you need video it has a companion 8X16 component video switcher named the Danube 8X16V.

Danube 8X16A Audio Matrix Switch w/CAT5 Outs Summary:

  • 8 sets of digital RCA inputs
  • 8 sets of left and right analog RCA inputs
  • 16 sets of digital RCA outputs & left and right analog within CAT-5 connectors
  • The matrix switcher can be controlled 3 ways: front panel LCD switches, by the included remote control and by the included RS-232 rear panel connector
  • The Danube 8X16A audio matrix switch will transmit any audio signal over two CAT-5 cables up to 1,000 feet away with a frequency response to 50 KHz.
  • Made and supported in the U.S.A with a 2 year warranty
It is expandable by buying 2 of these 8X16 audio switches as it will give you an 8X32 matrix switch with 16 CAT-5 outputs. Call us on how to do it.

Danube 8X16A Audio to CAT-5 Matrix Switch Features:

  • Independent switching of SPDIF and L+R audio
  • Optionally, video can be matrix switched via the above 8X16V companion matrix switch
  • Full non-blocking matrix - all outputs can display the same signal or different signals
  • Touch Screen front panel - no moving parts to jam
  • Multiple control inputs - RS-232, USB, IR detector (front) and wired IR (rear)
  • Comes with a remote control
  • Highly visible Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD)
  • Full discrete power control functions
  • Front panel lockout and blackout
  • Black rack mount kit included (silver on request)
  • Black or silver chassis with choice of black or silver front panel (see pic below)
  • IR codes available in several formats for easy integration
  • Made and supported in the U.S.A with a 2 year warranty
The Danube 8X16A is an 8 input, 16 output matrix switch for SPDIF (coax) digital audio and analog (stereo) audio. All inputs are RCA connectors, and all outputs are RJ45 connectors.

The Danube 8X16A can transmit audio up to 1,000 feet on Cat5e cables with outstanding performance. An alternate use for the SPDIF digital audio inputs is matrix switching composite video. With 20MHz of bandwidth, the Danube 8X16A performs very well with composite video.

The Danube 8X16V is a companion product that compliments this Danube 8X16A video matrix. They are optimized to work together to send HD video and audio signals to each receiver.

The receiver units (sold separately above) feature a decora style insert or a surface mount metal case with all six RCA connectors, and are powered completely from the matrix switch.

Danube Smart WallPlate Receiver Features

  • Automatically detects the cable length and use the patented self adjusting equalizer to compensate for cable losses
  • Single gang Decora style module
  • No local power needed - power comes from the Matrix switcher
  • Auto-adjusting equalizer for a quick and reliable installation
  • Paintable wall plate - Labels are applied after finish
The wall mount receiver unit is an in wall single gang Decora insert, which is paintable, and is completely powered by the main Danube unit. You can use either 568A or 568B CAT-5 cables, as long as the are the same at both ends. Each wall receiver features a fully automatic equalization circuit, for which a US patent has been applied for. CAT-5 type cables are fairly lossy at high frequencies as well as long lengths. The automatic equalizer will detect the length of the cable, and apply the correct amount of equalization to restore the audio quality to a level indistinguishable from the original.

The matrix switch will transmit a audio signal over two CAT-5 cables up to 1,000 feet away. The single gang decora in wall receiver will automatically detect the cable length and use the patented self adjusting equalizer to compensate for cable losses.

One issue is that other component to CAT-5 systems is that they require a local power source for each receiver, which is frequently an unsightly �wall-wart�. With the Danube all the power for the receiver is delivered through the CAT-5 cable. Simply plug the receiver into the CAT-5 cables, and screw it into the wall.

Why not buy the Danube 8x16A Audio Switcher with Cat5 outputs today?




Danube 8X16A Audio to CAT-5 Matrix Specifications:

  • Audio bandwidth: 50 KHz
  • RS-232: 9600 baud, full two way protocol
  • USB: Slave device, Windows driver included, MAC and Linux drivers available - installs as virtual COM port at 9600 baud
  • Rear IR: 3.5mm mono jack for 5V or 12V blaster input, polarity insensitive
  • Power Inlet: IEC 320-C14
  • Input Voltage: 90-240VAC 50-60Hz, 45W typical
  • Dimensions: Width: 17� Height: 3.45� Depth 10.5� (not including removable feet)
  • Weight: 12 lbs

This Danube 8x16A Audio Matrix Switcher can be used with the below devices that have separate RCA digital or stereo audio outputs:

  1. Any high definition Dish Network and DirecTV receiver
  2. High definition TiVo's
  3. Any high definition cable receiver
  4. Canadian Rogers, Shaw, Bell ExpressVu and Star Choice receivers
  5. Any "Over The Air" (OTA) high definition receiver
  6. WII, Sony PS2 and PS3, HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD players
  7. Any Xbox360
  8. Any upconverting DVD player
  9. Any DVHS VCR
  10. An APPLE TV
  11. Any PC video card w
  12. Any high definition camcorder
  13. Any A/V surround sound receivers.
  14. and other similar devices.


One refurbished left at $1499.95






HDTV Supply includes a 2 Year Limited Warranty on this product. The warranty states that (a) its products will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of 2 years from the date of receipt and (b) that the Product will be free from defects in materials & workmanship under normal use & service for a period of 2 years. In order to get a warranty replacement for a defective item, HDTV Supplys Team will verify the product is eligible for warranty. An RMA number will then be issued. Shipped replacements will be in like new conditions, tested and all components included.

HDTV Supply also sells a 3 or 5 Year extended warranty for this product. Please go to 5 Year Extended Warranty or see the above Options to purchase it.

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