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Niles CAT-5 Baluns

by September 09, 2006
Filed under: Cables & Power Filters

Niles Audio announced the company's new line of nine CAT-5 Baluns connectivity solutions that allow the installation of extended cable runs over longer distances, and enable system expansion in structures already wired with CAT-5 cable. Typically, system wire signals degrade over long distances, but by using CAT-5 Baluns, installers can extend a signal with increased flexibility, without sacrificing quality and at a fraction of the cost of other installation options. And because their circuitry is passive, Niles CAT-5 Baluns require no AC power and can be installed virtually anywhere.

Normally used in pairs, each CAT-5 Balun model in the series is designed with a specific application in mind, i.e., analogue audio, digital audio composite video, S-video, cable TV, component video and digital audio, S-video and analog audio, and VGA signal distribution.

All of the CAT-5 Baluns devices feature rugged construction and a limited, 10-year warranty, something dealers have come to expect from Niles for over 28 years. Shipping now, the line is sold exclusively through a network of Niles factory-authorized dealers.

Niles CAT-5 Baluns Details:

  • CAT-5 Stereo Audio Balun: Features shielded CAT-5 connector, gold-plated, color-coded RCA connectors, and universal mounting holes. Bandwidth: 20Hz-20 kHz. Transmission distance: 2000-2500 feet. MSRP is $59.95.
  • CAT-5 Digital Audio Balun: Features shielded CAT-5 connector, gold-plated, color-coded RCA connector, and universal mounting holes. Bandwidth: 25 MHz, -1dB. Transmission distance: 600 feet. MSRP is $39.95.
  • CAT-5 Video Balun: Features shielded CAT-5 connector, gold-plated, color-coded RCA connector, and universal mounting holes. Bandwidth: Video DC to 10 MHz. Transmission distance: 1500-2500 feet. MSRP is $39.95.
  • CAT-5 S-Video Balun: Features shielded CAT-5 connector, gold-plated, color-coded S-Video DIN connector and universal mounting holes. Bandwidth: Y: DC to 6 MHz; C: 1MHz to 6 MHz. Transmission distance: 500 feet. MSRP is $59.95.
  • CAT-5 VGA Balun: Features shielded CAT-5 connector, gold-plated, color-coded DB-15HD connector, and universal mounting holes. Bandwidth: O-50 MHz, -3 dB at 165 feet. Transmission distance: 165-330 feet. MSRP is $99.95.
  • CAT-5 Video and Stereo Audio Balun: Features shielded CAT-5 connector, gold-plated, color-coded RCA connectors, and universal mounting holes. Bandwidth: Video: DC to 10 MHz; Audio: 20 Hz-20 kHz. Transmission Distance: 1500-2500 feet. MSRP is $84.95.
  • CAT-5 S-Video and Stereo Balun: Features shielded CAT-5 connector, gold-plated, color-coded RCA and S Video DIN connectors, and universal mounting holes. Bandwidth: Y: DC to 6 MHz; C: 1MHz to 6 MHz. Transmission Distance: 500 feet. MSRP is $84.95.
  • CAT-5 Component Video and Digital Audio Balun: Features shielded CAT-5 connector, gold-plated, color-coded RCA connectors, and universal mounting holes. Bandwidth: Video: 0-60 MHz, -3 dB; Digital Audio: 25 MHz, -1dB. Transmission distance: 500-1000 feet. MSRP is $99.95.
  • CAT-5 Cable TV/Antenna Balun: Features shielded CAT-5 connector, gold-plated, color-coded RF connector, and universal mounting holes. Bandwidth: 5 MHz to 550 MHz. Transmission distance: Up to 330 feet. MSRP is $59.95.

For more information, please visit www.nilesaudio.com .

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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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