The Perfect In-between Matrix Switcher from AVPro Edge
Eight total inputs, four total outputs, an extra audio-only input; this is the matrix switcher that solves the problem where an 8x8 is overkill, but a 4x4 doesn't leave enough inputs. The AC-CX84-AUHD from AVPro Edge is the perfect backbone for your next medium-sized video distribution system. We hunted down the most powerful and stable components available when building this unit, ensuring long-lasting 4K signaling for years to come.
Let's take a look at a couple of ways an integrator can utilize this switch to benefit the end-user:
Four Zones, Many Sources:
Apartments, condos, vacation cabins and small homes are the perfect fit for this switcher. In the diagram below, you will see a four-zone system where every component is centrally located into a rack system. This unit has dual HDBaseT input ports, giving the integrator the ability to connect sources that are not centrally located. We used both of those inputs for stationary security cameras that feed directly into the switcher, making them viewable through any connected display.
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Dual AVR Zones:
The 8x4 is perfect for when you have two zones that have their own AVR. For those who are not looking for whole-home video distribution but want two quality zones with their own AVR and quality sound system, this switch becomes your best friend. You can lock input 1 and 2 together, and 3 and 4 together, so they always display a mirrored image. This way you can send 18Gbps video signals directly to the display via HDBaseT while connecting to the AVR via the mirrored HDMI port. You can now the AVR a downscaled resolution signal, which is much less taxing for the AVR to handle, which leaves the audio completely unimpeded. This optimizes your video and audio path in tandem.
This scenario allows you to run two high-quality multi-channel zones capable of Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision at the same time. There are two ways of doing this; AVRs cleanly installed inside the rack or having the AVR's in the room. This comes down to integrators choice; we show them both here:
Interested in adding the 8x4 matrix switch to your next installation? Give us a call at 877-886-5112 or visit the product page on AVProEdge.com!
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