40 Years
 About UsSupportContact Us
Faith and Values  
  Interactive Merchandising
& Display Projects
Audio & Video
Demonstration Tools
Intercoms for Drive-up
Customer Service
General Aviation
Ground Power

[Image for AVD-71D]
SixDrive Cat 5 Driver with Wallplate
SixDrive™ 1:6 Cat 5 MultiDriver Distribution System
Model AVD-71D - Discontinued

$1600.00 USD
Key Features:
  • One input, six Cat 5 zone outputs
  • Six Model 9879 wallplates included
  • Component video, coaxial digital and stereo analog audio
  • Infrared remote jack for IR pathway
  • Rack mountable with included 1U rack ears

Categories: Discontinued

Log in to see dealer pricing

[Rear view]
Rear view
[9879 Wallplate]
9879 Wallplate
[Wallplate rear]
Wallplate rear
[Legend detail]
Legend detail
[Color inserts]
Color inserts
[Receiver options]
Receiver options

The SixDrive incorporates the key signal paths necessary for premium audio and video entertainment, plus an IR pathway for easy remote control of A/V components. All this over just two inexpensive, easy to install Cat 5 cables. The Model 1171 Cat 5 MultiDriver distributes HDTV signals to Model 9879 zone receivers up to 1,000 feet from the source. 

  • One input, six Cat 5 zone outputs (9879 wallplates included)
  • Up to 1080p component video (YPbPr)
  • Coaxial digital and stereo analog audio
  • Infrared remote jack for IR pathway
  • Zone receivers powered through Cat 5 cable
  • Alternative Cat 5 receiver styles
  • Rack ears included (Model 1191)
To Add More Outputs to an AVD-71D SixDrive System
Up to 42 outputs can be obtained from a single system. Adding an 802-567 system bus cable (up to 18 additional outputs) or 802-568 (up to 36 additional outputs) cable, and Model 1170 Cat 5 Multidriver Expanders increases the outputs in groups of six.  Additional Cat 5 receivers are required as needed.

The Zone Receiver
Model 9879 wallplate/receivers come with three Decora® color inserts (The Decora trim cover shown is not included).  The SixDrive can also be used with any of our other Cat 5 receiver styles. The 9879 receivers are easy to install in a standard single-gang electrical box. Two Cat 5 cables deliver component video, digital audio and analog audio to each receiver. The 3.5mm IR jacks provide a convenient pathway for a third party IR remote distribution network over the Cat 5 pathway. Use the front or the convenient rear-facing IR jack for exterior or in-wall IR receivers. Use compatible IR receivers and emitters (see  User Manual). IR receiver and emitter equipment not included.

Premium Quality Signal at Any Distance
Our unique cable length compensation allows adjustment for the optimal signal strength at any distance up to 1,000 feet from the source. Like our commercial video distribution products, the AVD-71D provides reliable ground isolation, preventing hum bars and other artifacts associated with ground loops.

Expandable in Increments of Six Outputs
It's easy to expand a SixDrive. Simply add 1170 Expanders to the 1171 MultiDriver and connect additional zone receivers. Up to 42 zones may be served in this way. See the PDF User Manual for details.

To the Home Owner
While the AVD-71D is ideal for new construction or an existing home, it does require special knowledge and tools to install. We suggest you contact a local custom home installation specialist. Many installation specialists are members of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association and can be located through the CEDIA website.

Product Dimensions
(H-W-D, inches)


  • Model 1171 Driver: 1.75 X 16.675 X 9
  • Model 9879 Reciever: 4 x 1.6 x 2.75 (without Decora trim cover)


About UsSupportContact UsWebsite FeedbackEmploymentPrivacy
Audio Authority® Corporation, 2048 Mercer Road, Lexington, KY 40511-1071 USA
Toll Free USA and Canada: 800-322-8346 Phone: 859-233-4599 | Hours: M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm EST
Copyright ©1996-2019 . All rights reserved. Proprietary content. May not be used without prior authorization.
 Toll-free US and Canada 800-322-8346