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Impact Acoustics Digital RapidRun Video



  • Product Name: Digital RapidRun
  • Manufacturer: Impact Acoustics
  • Review Date: January 04, 2007 18:00
  • MSRP: $Varied
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!
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  • Exclusive RapidRun™ locking connectors.
  • Pull through a ¾" conduit with a 90º sweep.*
  • Ultra-flexible CL2-rated and plenum-rated (5-Coax and UXGA Runners only) jacket.
  • 100% shielded from EMI/RFI.
  • ¾" bend radius.
  • 15 break-away signal options with the choice of either flying leads or wall plates
PC/Video (UXGA) Runners:
  • Color-Code: YELLOW.
  • Three 28AWG coaxial cables with braided copper shielding, three 24AWG twisted pairs plus a single 24AWG pair.
  • Mylar™ foil shield.
  • UXGA Runner for PC applications.
  • UXGA supports resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 pixels (that includes VGA, SVGA, XGA, and SXGA too!).
  • Pulling Cap has 15 lb/ft of pulling tension.
  • Plenum or CL2 runners available.
  • Choose lengths of 15, 25, 35, 50, 75, 100, 125 or 150 feet.

Home Theater (5-Coax) Runners:

  • Color-Code: BLUE.
  • 5-Miniature coaxial assemblies.
  • 28 AWG stranded copper conductors with Mylar foil and 85% braided copper shield.
  • Ideal for audio/video and component video applications.
  • Compatible with analog and S/PDIF digital audio.
  • Pulling cap has 15 lb/ft of pulling tension.
  • Plenum or CL2 runners available.
  • Choose lengths of 15, 25, 35, 50, 75, 100, 125 or 150 feet.

Digital Runners:

  • Color-Code: RED.
  • Four 24AWG twisted pair with Mylar™ foil and drain wire, one 24AWG twisted pair plus five 24AWG conductors.
  • Optimized design for TMDS uncompressed digital video; HDMI™ and DVI™.
  • Overall Mylar™ foil shield and tinned copper braid.
  • Ideal for home theater and PC applications.
  • Maximum resolution of 1080p.
  • Pulling cap designed to withstand 15 lb/ft pulling tension.
  • CL2-rated PVC for in-wall installation.
  • Choose lengths of 15, 25, 35, 50 or 65 feet.
  • Runners 35ft and longer require an active wall plate at the source end.

Executive Overview

RapidRun is an award-winning interconnect system designed, from the ground up, to evolve with the components of any AV installation. Featuring a new one-of-a-kind connector technology and incredible flexibility, RapidRun is able to handle whatever signal you need wherever you need it; this versatility allows easy customization of any system.

The RapidRun system consists of three Runners and a collection of Break-Away termination options that function with specific Runners. Two Break-Aways are required for each Runner, one on both ends of the cable. The multiple combination options allow you to customize the system in order to create your desired configuration.

Until now there has been no way to terminate HDMI or DVI in the field. Digital RapidRun makes that possible.

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Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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