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1:5 Component Video, S/PDIF & Stereo Audio Distribution Amplifier


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The VM-50CA is a high-performance distribution amplifier for component video (YUV), S/PDIF and unbalanced stereo audio signals. It takes one input of each signal type, provides correct buffering and isolation, and distributes the signal to five identical outputs.

Features & Benefits

  • High Bandwidth - 400MHz (-3dB).
  • HDTV Compatible.
  • Level (Gain) & EQ (Peaking) Controls - Individual controls for each of the component/HDTV video signals (Y, Pb, Pr).
  • Level (Gain) Controls - Left & right for unbalanced stereo audio.
  • Standard 19" Rack Mount Size - 1U. Rack "ears" included.

Product Use Diagram

Product Specifications

Inputs1 component video (Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr), 1Vpp/0.7Vpp, 75Ω on 3 RCA connectors; 1 S/PDIF, 75Ω on an RCA connector; 1 unbalanced stereo audio, 50kΩ, +4dBu on 2 RCA connectors
Outputs5 component video (Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr), 1Vpp/0.7Vpp, 75Ω on 15 RCA connectors; 5 S/PDIF on 5 RCA connectors; 5 unbalanced stereo audio 150Ω, 4dBu on 10 RCA connectors
Max Output LevelVideo: 2.3Vpp; Audio: 1.8Vpp (S/PDIF); 22dBu (analog)
BandwidthVideo: 400MHz, Fully Loaded; Audio: 350MHz (S/PDIF); 40kHz (analog)
Diff. Gain0.08%
Diff. Phase0.05Deg
S/N RatioVideo: 76dB @5MHz; Audio: 90dB (analog)
CrosstalkAudio: -70dB @15kHz; Video into audio
ControlsY, Pb, Pr level: -1.2dB to +6.6dB; Analog audio level: -67dB to +6.3dB; EQ. @50MHz: 0 to +5.9dB
CouplingVideo: DC; Audio: analog: Input: AC; Output: DC; S/PDIF: DC
Audio THD + Noise0.015% (analog) @1kHz
Audio 2nd Harmonic0.003% (analog) @1kHz
Power Consumption100-240V AC; 50/60Hz; 7VA
Operating Temperature0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-40° to +70°C (-40° to 158°F)
Product Dimensions W, D, H19" x 7.20" x 1U (43.6cm x 18.30cm 4.36cm)
Product Weight3.4 lbs (1.6kg)