18Gbps 4x2 Auto Switching HDMI Matrix Switcher

Description

The AC-MX-42 is a 4x2 HDMI matrix switch. This switch allows any source (Blu-ray, satellite receiver, game consoles, PCs, etc. ) to show on connected displays. In addition, this matrix equalizes and amplifies the output to ensure the HDMI signal will transmit through long HDMI cables without losing quality.

The AC-MX-42 is ideal for bypassing legacy AVRs that do not support full 18Gbps. Instead of bottlenecking video quality through a legacy audio device that can’t handle 18Gbps, integrators can run down-scaled video to a legacy audio device and send uncompressed HDMI to the display. Audio remains untouched on a down-scaled output, making it an ideal component for systems where high bitrate audio is critical.

18Gbps 4x2 Auto Switching HDMI Matrix Switcher

Product form
  • HDMI 2.0(a/b)
  • 18Gbps Bandwidth for up to 4K60 4:4:4 Support
  • Full HDR Support (HDR 10 & 12 Bit) Including Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG Support
  • 4K to 1080p Down Scaler (Out 1)
  • Perfect AVR Bypass deliver 18Gbps to Display and uncompressed audio to AVR

SKU: AC-MX-42

  • Shipped today? Order within: Jun 19, 2024 13:00:00 -0500

Description

The AC-MX-42 is a 4x2 HDMI matrix switch. This switch allows any source (Blu-ray, satellite receiver, game consoles, PCs, etc. ) to show on connected displays. In addition, this matrix equalizes and amplifies the output to ensure the HDMI signal will transmit through long HDMI cables without losing quality.

The AC-MX-42 is ideal for bypassing legacy AVRs that do not support full 18Gbps. Instead of bottlenecking video quality through a legacy audio device that can’t handle 18Gbps, integrators can run down-scaled video to a legacy audio device and send uncompressed HDMI to the display. Audio remains untouched on a down-scaled output, making it an ideal component for systems where high bitrate audio is critical.
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​Ideal for overcoming AVR problems - In today’s fast-moving, high-bandwidth video market, there is often a need to send high bit rate, bitstream audio into AVR’s to take advantage of audio advances like Dolby Atmos or DTS-X. While especially well suited for audio, AVRs lack the robust ability to manage high-bandwidth HDR video. The AC-MX-42 allows integrators to bypass AVRs and send uncompressed video signals to displays or projectors. Integrators can then down-scale the other AV stream to a lower bandwidth video while maintaining the original untouched audio codecs, making the AC-MX-42 ideal for sending this second HDMI signal into an AVR and then on to a surround sound system.

Auto-Switching - Ideally suited for environments where integrators want the matrix switcher to switch to the active input or activate when a user plugs in a device. Additionally, this unit is ideally suited to manage “bring your own device” type of environments.

The auto-switching mode can be configured:

  • Both outputs auto-switch together
  • Only one output auto-switches.
  • NOTE - In either mode, HDMI output 1 can be down-scaled to accommodate a room where one device is 1080P and another is 4K.

 

4K Up/Down Scaling - Up and downscaling technology is managed on HDMI output 1. Scaling will allow integrators to downscale 4K sources to1080p, eliminating the problem that other matrixes have that forces them to “dumb down” the entire system even if there is only one old 1080P display.

 

EDID Management - With 29 onboard EDIDs, including HDR EDIDs, 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. We also can 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.

 

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

  • The user can extract 2 Channel audio from the L/R Ports. NOTE: the Analog Port only supports 2CH PCM - for downmixing, check out AC-AVDM-AUHD or our AXION line of matrix switchers.
  • It features a digital optical Toslink output for 7CH LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital +, DTS, DTS Master Audio.
  • Extracted audio routing is bound to the output of your choosing (extracted audio switches with the video)
Video:
Video ResolutionsUp to 4k 60HZ 4:4:4
VESA ResolutionsUp to DCI 4k (4096x2160) 5k (Up to 5120x3200)
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)
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)PCM 2.0 Ch, LPCM 6 CH, LPCM 7 CH, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Audio Formats Supported Extracted (2CH Port)PCM 2 CH
Audio Extraction LocationFollows OUTPUT (Selectable) 
Distance:
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:
Bandwidth18 GBPS
HDCPHDCP 2.3 and Earlier 
Control:
PortsLAN, RS232, IR Window
DriversC4, RTI, ELAN, CRESTRON, URC (For More Information - See Drivers Page on AVProEdge.com/Drivers
LAN Web OSYES
Ports:
HDMI   Type A
LANRJ45 w/ Web Interface/ Control
Audio (Extracted Digital)Toslink
Audio (Extracted Analog)L/R Audio
IR RXWindow Only (Remote Included)
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)7 Watts Max
Power Supply - MatrixInput: AC 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz
Output: DC 5V  2A  
Dimensions:
Dimensions  (Unit Only - Height/Depth/Width)mm: 20.5 x 94 x 232.98
inch: .9 x 3.7 x 9.17
Dimensions (Packaged Height/Depth/Width)mm: 76.2 x 184.1 x 317.5
inch: 3 x 7.25 x 12.5
Weight (Unit)2 lbs. (.9 Kg)
Weight (Packaged)5 lbs. (2.26 Kg)
*Specifications subject to change without notice.  Mass & dimensions are approximate
  • AC-MX-42 (Matrix Switch)
  • 5V/2A Locking Power Supply
  • 1 x IR Remote Control
  • 1 x 3 Pin Terminal Connector (For RS232)
  • 2 x Mounting Brackets

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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