AXION 8 18Gbps 8x8 Matrix Switcher

Description

The AC-AXION-8 is a high bandwidth audio/video matrix switcher. What really makes this product special is the ability to downmix bitstream audio beyond 7.1 channel into a 2 channel audio signal via all 8 inputs, that includes Dolby Atmos and DTS-X.
 
In a multizoned distribution system every zone is not set to handle full Dolby Atmos sound. Most zones are going to need 2 channel audio. This AC-AXION-8 Matrix Switcher allows you to deliver 24+ channels to your Dolby Atmos home theater, at the same time it delivers 2 channel to the rest of the zones. We do this by allowing the downmixing to only affecting the de-embedded audio outputs, the HDBaseT and HDMI ports leave the audio unimpeded, allowing you to distribute full Dolby Atmos and DTS HD through them.
 
Supporting the full HDMI 2.0 a/b specification and supporting every flavor of HDR, this matrix will ensure you can get the most out of any system. This 8x8 downmixing matrix supports HDR formats Including HDR, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG, BBC and NHK.  All of them are supported in up to 4K 60Hz and up to 12 Bit Deep Color.  All color space compression is compatible.      

This powerhouse matrix switcher is the ideal solution for a multizone setups that need audio downmixing. Control is not a problem, through the web GUI you can manage all the settings and controls. We also offer drivers for all the top control systems. Combine that with the LED setup screen on the front and management is a breeze. The AC-AXION-8 will become a staple in your large demanding installations!

AXION 8 18Gbps 8x8 Matrix Switcher

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  • Downmix beyond 7.1 Channel and Dolby Atmos and DTS HD to 2 Channel
  • 18Gbps Bandwidth Support
  • Ultimate HDR (HDR 10 & 12 Bit), Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG Support
  • 4K to 1080p Downscaling
  • Advanced EDID Management

SKU: AC-AXION-8

  • Shipped today? Order within: May 18, 2024 13:00:00 -0500

Description

The AC-AXION-8 is a high bandwidth audio/video matrix switcher. What really makes this product special is the ability to downmix bitstream audio beyond 7.1 channel into a 2 channel audio signal via all 8 inputs, that includes Dolby Atmos and DTS-X.
 
In a multizoned distribution system every zone is not set to handle full Dolby Atmos sound. Most zones are going to need 2 channel audio. This AC-AXION-8 Matrix Switcher allows you to deliver 24+ channels to your Dolby Atmos home theater, at the same time it delivers 2 channel to the rest of the zones. We do this by allowing the downmixing to only affecting the de-embedded audio outputs, the HDBaseT and HDMI ports leave the audio unimpeded, allowing you to distribute full Dolby Atmos and DTS HD through them.
 
Supporting the full HDMI 2.0 a/b specification and supporting every flavor of HDR, this matrix will ensure you can get the most out of any system. This 8x8 downmixing matrix supports HDR formats Including HDR, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG, BBC and NHK.  All of them are supported in up to 4K 60Hz and up to 12 Bit Deep Color.  All color space compression is compatible.      

This powerhouse matrix switcher is the ideal solution for a multizone setups that need audio downmixing. Control is not a problem, through the web GUI you can manage all the settings and controls. We also offer drivers for all the top control systems. Combine that with the LED setup screen on the front and management is a breeze. The AC-AXION-8 will become a staple in your large demanding installations!
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  • In the Box

 

Invisible Compression - ICT is a technology we developed to ensure 18Gbps distribution over standard category cable. That means what you put in is what you see on the screen. No need to worry about compression artifacts and banding like you find with other compression methods.

 
Ultimate HDR Support - This matrix supports all flavors of HDR in all formats.  Including HDR, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG, BBC and NHK.  All of them are supported in up to 4K 60Hz and up to 12 Bit Deep Color.  All color space compressions are compatible.      

Extreme EDID Management - With 29 on board EDID's, including HDR EDID’s, not getting a picture is simply a thing of the past.  You can manage the input side of the switch by selecting a preloaded EDID.  It also has the ability to INSTANTLY read an EDID from any connected display and apply it to the desired input, all with the push of a button.  Goodbye EDID problems...

Front Panel Screen - Make setup a breeze!  The front panel allows you to do basic setup including; EDID, Audio, Matrixing and network.  All without connecting a PC or hooking anything up.  This additional mode of control is a welcome resource on the job site.

Web GUI - Full matrix control is available on the internal WebOS - Simply plug the matrix into the network and punch in the default IP (192.168.1.239) or use DHCP to connect to a full control system!  The Web GUI is designed with mobile devices in mind, so feel free to use you phone or tablet for real-time control.
 
Resolution Down Scaling - Are you installing a mix system with a combination of 4K and 1080p displays? No problem with this unit. The AC-AXION-8 has built in down scalers throughout each HDBaseT output. You are able to downscale 4K to 1080p and lock that per output. This will ensure you never send a 4K signal to a display that isn’t able to process the picture.
 
Audio Downmixing - No need to set your source to 2 Channel, no matter what kind of audio this matrix switcher receives it can convert it to 2 channel. This allows you to deliver Dolby Atmos sound to a home theater and 2 channel audio to a bedroom at the same time.

Dual Audio De-Embedding - Our unique Audio De-Embedding allows:

  • The user can extract 2 Channel PCM audio from each output. NOTE: the Analog Port only supports 2CH PCM
  • It features eight digital optical Toslink outputs with support for 7CH LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital +, DTS, DTS Master Audio.
  • Extracted audio routing options include
    • Bind to output (extracted audio swaps with the video, this is the default mode)
    • Bind to input (extracted audio is fixed to the corresponding input by the same number)
    • Independent (extracted audio is routed however integrators like and there are commands to allow it to function as a separate matrix)


Volume Control - The ability to manage the sound of an installation is essential. AVPro makes that process easier by allowing you to control the volume of each of the de-embedded audio outputs separately via control commands. 

Video:
Video ResolutionsUp to 4k 60HZ 4:4:4
VESA ResolutionsUp to DCI 4k (4096x2160)
HDR Formats/Resolutions420, 422, 444 (10 and 12 Deep Color) HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG 
Color SpaceYUV (Component), RGB (CSC: Rec. 601, Rec. 709, BT2020, DCI, P3 D6500)
Chroma Subsampling4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 Supported
Deep ColorUp to 16 bit (1080), up to 12 BIT (4k)
Scalers (HDMI) Per OUTPUT Optional1080P to 4k Up-Scaling (Resolutions Only, Framerate Stays the same)
Scalers (HDBaseT) Per OUTPUT Optional4k to 1080P Down-Scaling (Resolutions Only, Framerate Stays the same)
Audio:
Audio Formats Supported HDMIPCM 2.0 Ch, LPCM 5.1 & 7.1, Dolby Digtal, DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-X, Dolby Atmos
Audio Formats Supported Extracted (TOSLINK)Always down-mixed to 2ch.
Audio Formats Supported Extracted (2CH Port)Always down-mixed to 2ch.
Audio Extraction LocationBind to INPUT, Bind to OUTPUT, or Matrix (Independent)
Audio Delay (Per OUTPUT, Extracted)Up To 630ms
Distance:
HDBaseT OUT (4K60 4:4:4 & HDR) W/AC-EX70-444-RNE70 Meters / 230 Feet (CAT 6a)
HDBaseT OUT (1080P) W/AC-EX70-444-RNE100 Meters / 330 Feet (CAT 6a)
HDBaseT OUT (4K60 4:2:0 MAX) W/AC-EX70-UHD-R40 Meters / 131 Feet (CAT 6a)
HDBaseT OUT (1080P) W/AC-EX70-UHD-R70 Meters / 230 Feet (CAT 6a)
HDMI IN/OUT (4K60 4:4:4) Up to 50 Feet (Using Bullet Train HDMI)
HDMI IN/OUT (W/ AOC Cable) (4k60 4:4:4)Up to 130 Feet (Using Bullet Train AOC)
Other:
Bandwidth HDMI18Gbps Uncompressed
Bandwidth HDBaseT18Gbps (Uses ICT Above 10.2 GBPS Signals)
HDCPHDCP 2.3 and Earlier 
POH For Receivers (No need to power receivers)Yes, All OUTPUTS
Control:
PortsLAN, RS232, IR
DriversC4, RTI, ELAN, CRESTRON, URC (For More Information - See Drivers Page on AVProEdge.com/Drivers) 
LAN WebYES
Ports:
HDMI   Type A
HDBaseTRJ45 W/ POH for HDBaseT Receivers
LANRJ45 w/ Web Interface/ Control
Audio (Extracted Digital)Toslink
Audio (Extracted Analog)5 PIN Terminal Block (Balanced)
IR 3.5MM Stereo (3 Conductor)
RS2323 Pin Terminal Block
Environmental:
Operating Temperature23 to 125°F (-5 to 51°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Humidity Range5-90% RH (No Condensation)
Power:
Power Consumption (Total)56 Watts Max
Power Supply - MatrixInput: AC 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz
Output: DC 48V 2A
Dimensions:
Dimensions (Unit Only Height/Depth/Width)mm: 89.52 X 228.6 X 441.33
inch: 3.52 X 9 X 17.38
Dimensions (Packaged Height/Depth/Width)mm: 136 X 375 X 495
inch: 5.34 X 14.75 X 19.5
Rack Units2U
Weight (Unit)10 lbs. (4.6 KG)
Weight (Packaged)15.5 lbs. (7 kg)
*Specifications subject to change without notice.  Mass & dimensions are approximate
  • AC-AXION-8 (Matrix Switch)
  • 2 x 48v Power Supplies
  • 1 x IR Remote Control
  • 2 x Mounting Brackets
  • 9 x 3-Pin Terminal Blocks
  • 8 x 5-Pin to 2ch Audio Extraction Cable

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.
​For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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