HD-DA-2

1-to-2 HDMI® Distribution Amplifier & Audio Converter

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1-to-2 HDMI® Distribution Amplifier & Audio Converter

HD-DA-2

An advanced HDMI® splitter with capabilities for audio embedding and de-embedding, and management of EDID and HDCP keys.

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Do you need to feed two video displays from one HDMI® source? Or, split an HDMI signal between a display and a surround sound processor? Need to break out the HDMI audio signal and convert it to SPDIF or analog? Or, merge separate digital audio and video sources into one HDMI stream? Not a problem—just use the HD-DA-2.

The HD-DA-2 from Crestron® provides a versatile HD AV signal problem solver with high-performance specs and set-and-forget simplicity.

HDMI Signal Splitter
As an HDMI distribution amp, the HD-DA-2 lets you easily share one HDMI signal between two display devices, or split that signal to feed one display and a separate audio processor. Ideal for use with Blu-ray Disc® and multimedia computer sources, the HD-DA-2 supports high-definition video up to 1080p60 with Deep Color and 3D, as well as high-resolution computer signals up to 1920x1200. It also handles high-bitrate 7.1 surround sound audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Atmos®, and DTS-HD Master Audio™.

HDMI Audio De-embedder
In addition to its two HDMI outputs, the HD-DA-2 also includes a SPDIF coaxial digital audio output and a stereo analog audio output, allowing the audio signal to be extracted from the HDMI source and converted to feed a legacy audio device. The SPDIF output supports Dolby Digital® or DTS® 5.1 surround sound signals, while the analog output handles stereo 2-channel signals.

HDMI Audio Embedder
The HD-DA-2 also provides SPDIF coaxial and optical digital audio inputs, either of which may be selected as the audio source in place of the incoming HDMI audio signal. This allows any HDMI video signal to be merged with an alternate audio source, effectively letting you generate a new HDMI AV signal containing your choice of audio and video sources. The HDMI input can even accept the signal from a DVI digital video source [1], allowing separate DVI and SPDIF signals to be merged into one HDMI signal, perfect for integrating an older digital AV source or computer into a modern HDMI based system.

1-to-4 Audio Distribution
All of the outputs on the HD-DA-2 can be used simultaneously to feed up to four separate devices. The surround sound format for all outputs is simply limited to the best common format supported by the selected input and outputs. For instance, if you are using the analog output, which only supports stereo 2-channel signals, then the HDMI and SPDIF outputs will be limited to 2-channel PCM. If you'd like to distribute 5.1 surround sound via the SPDIF output, then the HDMI outputs will be limited to 5.1 as well and the analog output will be disabled entirely. Eight-channel PCM and high-bitrate 7.1 formats can only be handled by HDMI, so naturally all the other inputs and outputs on the HD-DA-2 must be disabled in order to pass the highest quality formats.

Reliable Performance with Simple Setup
Configuring the HD-DA-2 for each application requires just a quick setting of its DIP switches. The switches provide a simple yet versatile means for selecting the audio input source, configuring EDID, and choosing which audio formats to allow.

Embedded in every HDMI signal, EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) allows a display or audio processor to inform the upstream source about its format and resolution capabilities, enabling the source to configure itself to deliver an optimum signal to the downstream device. The HD-DA-2 provides extra measures to ensure optimum results when distributing HDMI to multiple destinations, letting the installer select which downstream device provides the EDID, or letting the HD-DA-2 determine the best common resolution and format that both devices can support. It also allows the audio EDID to be controlled independent of the video, even letting the installer manually limit the audio format based on the inputs and outputs in use.

Reliability is further enhanced by allowing the installer to limit the number of HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) keys to match the capabilities of the source, ensuring the core system remains functional in the event too many devices get connected.

Notes

  1. HDMI IN requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or Dual-Mode DisplayPort signal. HDMI OUT requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables are available separately.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Blu-ray Disc is either a trademark or registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS and DTS-HD Master Audio are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DTS, Inc in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2016 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

  • Provides a high-performance one in, two out HDMI® signal splitter
  • Enables de-embedding analog and SPDIF audio signals from the HDMI source
  • Enables embedding SPDIF audio (coax or optical) onto the HDMI outputs
  • Allows merging DVI and SPDIF audio sources into one HDMI signal
  • Supports HD 1080p w/Deep Color, 3D, and 7.1 linear PCM or high-bitrate encoded audio
  • Compatible with DVI and Dual-Mode DisplayPort [1]
  • Allows versatile configuration of EDID and HDCP key handling
  • Includes HDMI signal and HDCP status indicators
  • No programming or control system required
  • Ideal for portable or fixed installation use

Notes

  1. HDMI IN requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or Dual-Mode DisplayPort signal. HDMI OUT requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables are available separately.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Blu-ray Disc is either a trademark or registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS and DTS-HD Master Audio are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DTS, Inc in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2016 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Analog Formats Stereo 2-channel
Analog Performance Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1 dB
S/N Ratio: >70 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz A-weighted
THD+N: <0.2% @ 1 kHz
Stereo Separation: >60 dB
Digital Formats, HDMI & SPDIF Dolby Digital®, Dolby Digital EX, DTS®, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, 2 channel LPCM
Digital Formats, HDMI only Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Atmos®, DTS-HD High Res, DTS-HD Master Audio™, LPCM up to 8 channels
Digital-To-Analog Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
Input Signal Types HDMI (Dual-Mode DisplayPort compatible [1]), SPDIF coaxial, SPDIF optical (TOSLINK)
Output Signal Types HDMI, SPDIF coaxial, analog 2-channel
Switcher 3x1 digital switch
HDMI Passes CEC (between HDMI IN & HDMI OUT 1 only), provides EDID and HDCP key management
USB For console, USB 2.0 client
COMPUTER (1) USB Type B female;
USB 2.0 computer console port
Ground (1) 6-32 screw;
Chassis ground lug
HDMI IN (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio input;
(DVI & Dual-Mode DisplayPort compatible [1])
HDMI OUT 1 – 2 (2) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio outputs;
(DVI compatible [1])
PWR 24 VDC 0.21A (1) 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC power connector;
24 Volt DC power input;
PW-2407WU power pack included
AUDIO IN, OPTICAL (1) JIS F05 female (TOSLINK) optical fiber connector;
S/PDIF optical digital audio input
AUDIO IN, SPDIF (1) RCA female;
S/PDIF coaxial digital audio input;
Input Impedance: 75 Ohms
AUDIO OUT, R – L (2) RCA female;
Unbalanced stereo line-level audio output;
Maximum Output Level: 2 Vrms;
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms nominal
AUDIO OUT, SPDIF (1) RCA female;
S/PDIF coaxial digital audio output;
Output Impedance: 75 Ohms
CONFIG, HDCP (1) 16-position rotary switch, selects number of HDCP keys
HDMI IN (1) Red/green bi-color LED, green indicates valid HDMI input signal presence, red indicates no HDMI source detected
HDMI OUT 1 – 2 (2) Red/green bi-color LEDs, green indicates video signal presence, red indicates an HDCP authentication failure
CONFIG, AUDIO (8) Toggle DIP Switches; configure audio source, audio format, audio EDID, and video EDID
PWR 24 VDC 0.21A (1) green LED, indicates 24 Volts DC power supplied from power pack
Depth 1.24 in (32 mm)
Height 4.53 in (115 mm)
Width 7.21 in (183 mm)
Chassis Metal, black finish, with (2) integral mounting flanges
Mounting Freestanding, surface mount, or attach to a single rack rail
Heat Dissipation 18 BTU/Hr
Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Temperature 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Power Pack 0.21 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2407WU included
Input Signal Types HDMI w/Deep Color & 3D (DVI and Dual-Mode DisplayPort compatible [1])
Output Signal Types HDMI w/Deep Color & 3D (DVI compatible [1])
Resolutions, Interlaced 720x480@30Hz (480i), 720x576@25Hz (576i), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080i25), 1920x1080@30Hz (1080i30), plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
Resolutions, Progressive 640x480@60Hz, 720x480@60Hz (480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz, 848x480@60Hz, 852x480@60Hz, 854x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz, 1024x852@60Hz, 1024x1024@60Hz, 1280x720@50Hz (720p50), 1280x720@60Hz (720p60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz, 1280x960@60Hz, 1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1365x1024@60Hz, 1366x768@60Hz, 1400x1050@60Hz, 1440x900@60Hz, 1600x900@60Hz, 1600x1200@60Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz, 1920x1080@24Hz (1080p24), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080p25), 1920x1080@50Hz (1080p50), 1920x1080@60Hz (1080p60), 1920x1200@60Hz, 2048x1080@24Hz, 2048x1152@60Hz, plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
1.1 lb (0.50 kg)

Notes

  1. HDMI IN requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or Dual-Mode DisplayPort signal. HDMI OUT requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables are available separately.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Blu-ray Disc is either a trademark or registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS and DTS-HD Master Audio are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DTS, Inc in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2016 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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