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MuxLab 500028-F Stereo Hi-Fi Balun (Female)

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MuxLab 500028-F Stereo Hi-Fi Balun (Female)
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MuxLab Stereo Hi-Fi Balun Overview

The MuxLab Inc. 500028-F Stereo Hi-Fi Balun (Female) allows unbalanced line level stereo analog audio to be transmitted via Category 5e/6 unshielded copper twisted pair (UTP) in a point-to-point connection. The product is designed for audio applications where full-range, hi-fidelity audio frequency response is required.

Used in pairs, the Stereo Hi-Fi Balun eliminates the need for costly and bulky coaxial cable, allowing audio equipment to be connected or moved within a structured cabling environment. It is ideal for boardroom systems, classroom training, auditoriums, custom home installations, and intercom systems.

20 Hz to 20 kHz bandwidth
Cost-efficient cabling
Up to 3,250' (1 km) via CAT5e/6 UTP
Color-coded RCA cable leads
Quicker moves, additions, and changes
UPC: 627699940280

MuxLab Stereo Hi-Fi Balun Specs

EnvironmentLine level unbalanced analog audio
DevicesDVD players, satellite receivers, MPEG players, laptops, hi-fidelity stereo audio amplifiers, audio switchers, AV monitors, powered sub-woofer, and other line level audio equipment
TransmissionTransparent to the user
3dB Bandwidth20 Hz to 20 kHz over the distance range
Maximum Input1.1 Vpp (unbalanced)
Insertion LossPer Balun Pair: Less than 2 dB over the frequency range
Common Mode RejectionGreater than 60 dB @ 1 kHz
Greater than 40 dB over the frequency and distance range
THDMaximum 0.007% @ 1 kHz over the distance range
Audio ImpedanceSource: 100 Ω maximum
Receiver: 10 kΩ minimum
Maximum DistanceCAT5e/6 UTP: 3,250' (1 km)
Pin ConfigurationRJ45:
Audio 1 (White): Pins 1 (R) & 2 (T) Audio 2 (Red): Pins 3 (R) & 6 (T)
CableUTP: 24 AWG or lower solid copper twisted pair wire
Impedance: Maximum 100 Ω at 1 MHz Capacitance: 20 pf/ft
Attenuation: 6.6 dB/1,000' (6.6 dB/304.8 m) at 1 MHz
Coax: Shielded audio cable
Connectors2 x RCA-F, 1 x RJ45
TemperatureOperating: 32 to 131°F (0 to 55°C)
Storage: -4 to 185°F (-20 to 85°C)
Humidity: Up to 95%
EnclosureABS, fire-retardant plastic
Dimensions2.4 x 2.25 x 1" (60.96 x 57.15 x 25.4 mm), 6" (152.4 mm) audio lead
Weight3.1 oz (89 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.8 x 2.6 x 1.2"

MuxLab Stereo Hi-Fi Balun Reviews

Works great.

By slinger
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-09-24

I used two of these baluns to connect a Buttkicker transducer attached to the sofa in my home theatre to the subwoofer output of my AVR over CAT5. They work well, and only requires simple plug and play operation. This allowed me to use the existing CAT5 in my home to connect the second sub, so I didn't have to spend a ton of time fishing and running new cable to support the new sub. So while these products are seemingly expensive for a passive device, if you already have the UTP infrastructure available you can save a lot of time and effort using them instead of pulling new cables. Look for other Muxlab baluns which will allow you to run all kinds of things across UTP. (eg. CCTV, audio, video, hdmi, component video, stereo, vga ect.)

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