Black Box Audio Baluns (Analog and Digital)

Extend Analog or Digital Audio with Inexpensive CAT5 Cable Instead of Coax

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BB-IC460A   

What's special about these baluns?

  • Use inexpensive CAT5 cable instead of costly coax cable to connect audio devices that are spaced far apart
  • Compact design for installation in tight spaces next to audio equipment
  • Secure connections with cable strain relief
  • Ideal for equipment connections in home theaters, conference rooms, or training centers
  • Manufacturer lifetime guarantee
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BB-IC460A Analog Audio Baluns
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BB-IC461A Digital Audio Baluns
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  • Analog Audio Baluns: Support unbalanced stereo or mono audio connections up to 5000 feet (1524 meters) over Cat5 cable.
    Order two per side for stereo audio
  • Digital Audio Baluns: Carry Dolby Digital®, DTS®, and other types of digital audio up to 600 feet (128.8 meters) over Cat5 cable
  • Can be used with Component/Composite Video Balun (IC462A) to extend audio / video applications
  • Ideal where where conduits don’t allow for multiple bulky cable runs or UTP cable is already installed or where conduits don’t allow for multiple bulky cable runs
  • Must be used in pairs for analog mono, or two pairs for analog stereo
  • Lifetime Double Diamond Warranty

 

Buying Tips

NOTE: For Composite video, baluns must be used in pairs.

NOTE: Three pairs are required for YPbPr connection.

AUDIO ANALOG BALUN Specs

Electrical Signal Type: Unbalanced analog mono or stereo audio

Compatible Devices: DVDs, VCRs, camcorders, audio mixers, audio matrix switchers, audio splitters, audio distribution amplifiers, boosters, Hi-Fi, microphones, home theaters, and other commercial or consumer analog equipment.

Transmission: Transparent to the user

Maximum Input: 1.1 Vp-p (+20 dBu, unbalanced <1% THD)

Insertion Loss: Less than 1 dB per balun pair over the frequency range

Common Mode Rejection (CMMR): Greater than 60 dB @ 1 kHz

Audio Source Impedance: 100 to 600

Audio Receiver Impedance: 10 k to 100 k

Impedance Transformation Ratio: Single unit: 4:1 (source:line)

Cable:
- UTP: 24 gauge or lower solid copper twisted-pair wire impedance: 100 ohms at 1 MHz;
- Maximum capacitance: 20 pF/ft.;
- Attenuation: 6.6 dB/1000 ft. at 1 MHz

Maximum Distance: Up to 1000 ft. (304.8 m) @ 60 Hz to 20 kHz;
1000 to 5000 ft. (304.8 to 1524.4 m)@ 100 Hz to 20 kHz

Connectors: (1) RCA male connector, (2) screw terminals*
*Phase error sensitive. Ensure straight-through polarity in stereo audio applications.

Temperature Tolerance:
- Operating: 32 to 131°F (0 to 55°C);
- Storage: -4 to +185°F (-20 to +85°C)

Humidity: Up to 95%, noncondensing

Enclosure: Fire-retardant plastic

Size: 1.3"H x 0.5"W x 0.5"D (3.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm)

Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g)

 

AUDIO DIGITAL BALUN Specs

System Requirements: Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, CTS, LOGIC7, THX
Surround EX

Compatible Devices: DVDs, VCRs, camcorders, satellite receivers, home theaters, channel processors, amplifiers, D/A converters, MPEG encoders/decoders, switchers, and other commercial or consumer audio equipment supporting digital audio

Transmission: Transparent to the user

Bandwidth: DC to 25 MHz

Maximum Input: 1.1 Vp-p

Insertion Loss: Less than 1 dB per balun pair over the frequency range

Return Loss: Greater than 15 dB over the frequency range

Common Mode Rejection: Greater than 60 dB @ 10 MHz

Maximum Distance (UTP): Category 5 unshielded twisted pair: 600 ft. (182.9 m)

Cable:
- UTP: 24 gauge or lower solid copper twisted-pair wire impedance: 100 ohms at 1 MHz;
- Maximum capacitance: 20 pF/ft
- Attenuation: 6.6 dB/1000 ft. at 1 MHz

Pin Configuration: Tip—Signal, Ring—Ground

Impedance:
- Input: 75 ohms (RCA)
- Output: 100 ohms (screw terminals)

Connectors: (1) S/PDIF RCA male connector, (2) screw terminals

Temperature Tolerance:
- Operating: 32 to 131°F (0 to 55°C)
- Storage: -4 to 185°F (-20 to +85°C)

Humidity: Up to 95%, noncondensing

Enclosure: Fire-retardant plastic

Size: 2.3"H x 0.6"W x 0.6"D (5.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm)

Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g)

DOUBLE DIAMOND WARRANTY

The Double Diamond Warranty is our no-questions-asked warranty that protects your BLACK BOX® brand products from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges. Most products come with a one- or two-year warranty. Some products, such as copper cables, manual switches, cabinets, and racks, are guaranteed for life! During the warranty period, Black Box will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!



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