Kramer 1x5 Composite Video and Stereo Audio Distribution Amplifier and Scaler

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The VM-5DS is a high-quality distribution amplifier for composite video and unbalanced stereo audio signals. It takes one composite video and stereo audio input, provides correct buffering and isolation and distributes the signal to five identical audio and video outputs plus one scaled output.

  • Bandwidth - 360MHz (-3dB).
  • Scaled Graphics Output Resolutions - VGA (640x480), SVGA (800x600), XGA (1024x768), or WXGA (1366x768).
  • Selectable Input Signal Termination.
  • Video AC/DC Coupling Selection.
  • Video Level (Gain) & EQ (Peaking) Controls - With recessed control trimmers.
  • Audio Level Control.
  • Looping Input.
  • Worldwide Power Supply - 100-240V AC.
  • Standard 19” Rack Mount Size - 1U. Rack "ears" included.


INPUTS: 1 video composite, looping, 1Vpp/75ohm on a BNC connector with a termination switch; 1 unbalanced stereo audio looping, +4dBu/50kohm on RCA connectors.
OUTPUTS: 5 video composite 1Vpp/75ohm on BNC connectors; 5 unbalanced stereo audio, +4dBu/50ohm, 27Vpp max. on RCA connectors; 1 VGA through WXGA on a 15-pin HD (F) connector.
SCALED OUTPUT RESOLUTIONS: VGA (640x480), SVGA (800x600), XGA (1024x768), WXGA (1366x768).
BANDWIDTH (-3dB): Video: 360MHz. Audio: 60kHz.
DIFF. GAIN: 0.03%.
DIFF. PHASE: 0.06Deg.
K-FACTOR: 0.05%.
S/N RATIO: Video: 76dB; Audio: 85dB.
CONTROLS: Video gain: -1 to +1.8dB; Audio gain: -40 to +6dB; EQ.: 0 to +2.5dB.
COUPLING: Video: DC/AC selectable; Audio: AC.
AUDIO THD + NOISE: 0.021% (1V, 1kHz).
POWER SOURCE: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz 15VA.
DIMENSIONS: 19" x 7" x 1U W, D, H, rack mountable.
WEIGHT: 1.94kg (4.3lbs) approx.
ACCESSORIES: Power cord, rack "ears".

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