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HDTV signal distribution amp
1:4 HD Component and Audio Distribution Amplifier
Model 1185ci - Discontinued

$210.00 USD
Key Features:
  • 1-in, 4-out distribution amplifer with
  • Component video, digital coaxial, digital optical, analog audio
  • Switch enables VGA operational mode with breakout cables
  • Digital coaxial audio pathway can support composite video
  • Built-in cross-conversion of digital audio
  • Made in the USA

Categories: Component Distribution

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The 1185ci is the most versatile distribution amplifier designed specifically for the needs of custom home and commercial systems integrators.  Inexpensive enough to keep "on the truck", and versatile enough to meet almost any challenge by splitting video and audio signals to four outputs.  High bandwidth component video pathways handle up to 1080p resolution, while analog audio, digital optical, and digital coaxial audio are also supported.  With the flip of a switch, the 1185ci enters RGBHV mode, and can be used to distribute VGA signals through its video and analog audio paths (requires breakout cables - sold separately).


Key Features
  • Selectable YPbPr component or RGBHV VGA modes
  • High bandwidth video paths preserve original picture quality
  • Supports component video (YPbPr) up to 1080p
  • Digital audio (coaxial and optical)
  • Automatic digital audio cross-conversion
  • Stereo analog audio
  • Made in the USA
  • Component video (YPbPr) - 1/4
  • Digital audio (coaxial and optical) - 1/4
  • Analog stereo audio (L/R) - 1/4

This distribution amplifier is desgned to be used in a one-input, four-output configuration, and is not intended for use in a cascaded series or chain of amplifiers.  If chaining multiple amplifiers together is necessary, we suggest the Model 9851 or Model 985DTO as alternatives, as they offer devoted bus outputs.


Video Parameters
  • Video Formats: 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i/p (640x480 to 1920x1200 in RGBHV mode)
  • Input/Output Impedance: 75 ohms
  • Input Ground Isolation: No
  • Gain: 1
  • Gain Accuracy: 1%
  • 3dB Bandwidth: 120MHz
  • Input Coupling: AC/sync tip clamped
  • S/N Ratio: 65dB
  • Max Gain: 1.00
Audio Parameters
  • Input Impedance: 75 ohms/10K ohms
  • Min Load Impedance: 75 ohms/10K ohms
  • Multi-channel Digital: Yes
  • Frequency Response: 1.4MHz
  • S/N Ratio: 80dB
  • THD+Noise: 0.01%
  • Crosstalk: -80dB
  • Connector Types: RCA (YPbPr, analog audio, digital coaxial audio), Toslink (digital optical)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, inches): 1.75 x 10.5 x 4
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 lbs.
  • DC Input Connector: 5.5 x 2.1mm
  • DC Input Voltage/Polarity: 12V/Center Positive
  • Max DC Input Current: 200mA
  • Heat Output: N/A
In the Box
  • Power Supply: Model 571-013
  • User Manual


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is the RGB/VGA mode activated?
Simply flip the switch located on the side of the unit.  No special tools are required.

Q: What type of breakout cabe is required to utilize the amplifiers RGB/VGA mode?
A five-wire RCA breakout cable is needed.  Generally, such a cable is terminated in a HD-15 connector.



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