Radial Engineering Catapult RX4 Cat 5Snake for Audio/AES Routing (Receiver)

Radial Engineering Catapult RX4 Cat 5Snake for Audio/AES Routing (Receiver)

Radial Engineering Catapult RX4 Cat 5Snake for Audio/AES Routing (Receiver)

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Radial Engineering Catapult RX4 Cat 5Snake for Audio/AES Routing (Receiver)

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Product Highlights

  • For Routing AES/Audio over Cat 5
  • For Use with Catapult TX4
  • 8 x XLR Outputs
  • 1 x RJ45 Output, 1 x RJ45 Through-Output
  • For Live-Sound Applications
  • For Networking Audio Throughout Rooms
  • Ground-Lift Switch on Cat 5 Connection
  • Steel Handle for Transportation
  • 4 Bumpers Protect Connections & Switch
  • Milspec-Grade Circuit Board
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Designed for use with the TX4, the Radial Engineering Catapult RX4 is a snake which accepts four channels of analog or AES audio signal over Ethernet, and routes them into the eight XLR jacks provided. It's useful in live-sound reinforcement applications, as it allows live-sound stage techs to use relatively affordable cable to secure quality audio connections around large stages and venues. It’s also suitable for system contractors, who can now utilize pre-wired networks to move audio throughout disparate rooms.

The Catapult RX4 gives you 2 banks of XLR channels, each sporting four channels. Thus, you can split audio to multiple sources, if that's your desire. You'll also note the two RJ45-type EtherCON connections. One is a multi-channel input, for use with the TX4 on the transmission end. The other is a through-put, and can be implemented in routing signals to additional Catapults. A ground-lift switch helps in eliminating any noise issues on the Cat 5 line, while a steel handle provides easy transport, and four bumpers protect the Ethernet jacks and ground-lift switch from wear and tear.

Key Features at a Glance
  • Glass-filled nylon XLR connectors 
  • Nickel-silver contacts
  • Minimal signal degradation over long cable runs
  • Low-noise and flat frequency response
  • 4 x XLR through-outputs for additional routing
  • 1 x Ethernet through-output for feeding additional Catapult models
  • Protective steel handle facilitates convenient transportation
  • Durable powder coat
  • Ground lift for the Cat 5 cable's ground path to mitigate ground-loop noise
  • 4 x bumpers used to protect Ethernet connectors and ground-lift switch from damage
  • Double-sided military-spec grade circuit board for durability, full ground plane, and a marked reduction in radio-frequency interference
  • Radial push switches with durable metal outer casing, rated at over 20,000 cycles

 

UPC: 676101044382
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Radial Engineering Catapult RX4 Cat 5Snake for Audio/AES Routing (Receiver)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Audio Circuit Type Passive splitter, transformer based
    I/O 8 x XLR outputs (2 banks)
    1 x RJ45-type EtherCON input
    1 x RJ45-type EtherCON through-output
    Frequency Response 7 Hz to approximately 20 kHz
    Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0005% at 1 kHz
    Dynamic Range 140 dB
    Maximum Input +35 dBu
    Minimum Load Impedance 100 Ohms
    Common Mode Rejection > 103 dB
    Ground Lift Disconnects ground on RJ45 connector
    Construction 14-gauge steel chassis and outer shell
    Finish Durable powder coat
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 8.1 x 4.1 x 2.0" / 20.6 x 10.5 x 5.1 cm
    Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.8 x 4.9 x 2.7"
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