16 x 16 AV Matrix Switch with adjustable volume control
Any Remote Control or RS-232
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Ever wished you could distribute high quality audio throughout
your house without a closet full of equipment in every room? CMX1616A
integrates full 16 by 16 matrix switch of analog audio with high quality
programmable volume Burr Brown audio line drivers, 16 by 16 composite video
matrix switching, and 14 by 14 digital audio matrix switching.
CMX1616A is the most feature rich high performance matrix switch
on the the market. We support more signal types than the competition.
Need more than 16 outputs? Look at the options in our
product selection matrix.
The CMX1616A has the following features
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Flexible control options
CMX1616A can be controlled by several methods, you can choose the
one the best fits your home theater control scheme.
Audio volume control
The CMX84 integrates fully independent input and output volume
adjustments on analog stereo audio using the best quality Burr-Brown line level
amplifiers. Why is this important?
The input volume control allows you to equalize the volume
from all sources to a common level. Many satellite boxes output volume
levels below nominal, so without this feature you would need to adjust the
volume manually every time you switch between Cable/DVD to satellite.
After equalization, all your sources will have the same volume level.
The output volume control is mainly used for two types of
applications. The first is to control the volume on your TV speakers from
the centralized system. It eliminates the need to use the TV remote to
control volume. The second application is for in wall/ceiling speakers.
Since volume control is built into the CMX, you can use inexpensive and high
quality fixed gain multichannel power amplifiers to drive your speakers.
Not only does this simplify control, but it will save you several hundred
dollars on the total solution. Please see our
forum for some examples of fixed gain amplifiers commonly used with the CMX.
CMX1616A is the ideal amplifier for driving long video cables in
your home. Many vendors claim their products can do this, but very few can
accomplish this without distortion of the video. The most important
amplifier design factors in driving long cables are source impedance matching,
output connector quality, amplifier bandwidth, and amplifier current drive and
slew rate. Our amplifier uses the best components for all these, resulting
in the best signal distribution you can get.
The remote control interface can use ZeroKey
infrared code cloning to map any remote control key to each of the inputs &
outputs. ZeroKey technology is compatible with virtually all remote
controls, and does not interfere with the normal operation of the remote.
Please see our quick start guide
for a description of how to program for an IR remote using ZeroKey.
ZeroKey programming is stored in flash memory, and you will
not need to reprogram even if you lose power. If you buy a new remote in
the future, don't worry, the CMX1616A can be reprogrammed as much as you like.
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IR remote programming
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