Crestron Home® CAT5 Balanced Audio Receiver


Converts Crestron Home® CAT5 balanced audio to RCA unbalanced audio.

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The ABAR-1 is an active balanced-to-unbalanced audio converter designed to enable the connection of any Crestron Home® (CH) CAT5 Balanced Audio source to a conventional unbalanced stereo line-level input. It allows for extended wiring distances between the output of a “CH” compatible device, such as the Sonnex® Multiroom Audio Unamplified Expander (SWE-8), and the input of an amplifier or AV receiver.[1]

Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.3dB
S/N Ratio 95dB, 20Hz to 20kHz A-weighted
THD+N 0.008%, 20Hz to 20kHz
AUDIO IN (1) 8-pin RJ45 female, shielded;
"CH" CAT5 balanced audio input port;
Maximum Input Level: 4 Vrms;
Input Impedance: 20k Ohms;
Connects to any "CH" CAT5 balanced audio output port or bidirectional CAT5 balanced audio port [1]
AUDIO OUT (2) RCA female;
Unbalanced stereo line-level audio output;
Maximum Output Level: 2 Vrms;
Output Impedance: 22 Ohms
PWR 12VDC 0.5A (1) 2.5 x 5.5 mm DC power connector;
12 Volt DC power input;
PW-1205 or PWI-1215 power pack included
Depth 0.96 in (25 mm)
Height 3.20 in (82 mm)
Width 2.73 in (70 mm)
Metal with black finish, surface mount box with (2) integral mounting flanges
Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Temperature 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
PWR (1) green LED, indicates operating power supplied via the external power pack
Power Pack
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz (input), 1.5 Amps @ 12 Volts DC (output), model PWI-1215 (included with ABARI-1)
Power Pack
(US/North America)
120 Volts AC, 60 Hz (input), 0.5 Amps @ 12 Volts DC (output), model PW-1205 (included with ABAR-1)
4.0 oz (114 g)

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