The AC-MX-42 is a 4x2 HDMI matrix switch. Supporting HDMI 2.0(a/b), HDCP 2.3, up to 4K video resolution, and up to 18Gbps bandwidth. This switch allows any source (Blu-ray, satellite receiver, game consoles, PCs, etc. ) to show on any connected displays. In addition, this matrix equalizes and amplifies the output to ensure the HDMI signal will transmit through long HDMI cables without loss of quality.
The AC-MX-42 is ideal for bypassing 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 bit rate audio is critical.
AVPro Edge User Interface
Managing HDMI signals can be challenging, from interoperability between sources and displays, changes in signal type coming from different types of content, to Hollywood protection with HDCP; each one of these things can cause havoc on the installation. With AVPro Edge's User Interface, we put the power back in the hands of the installers. Integrators can create their custom EDID strings to perfect the signal coming from the source or scale an image to work with a legacy display, all from an easily accessible and navigatable interface.
We developed the AEUI technology with our group of engineers. Installers can use our interface confidently, knowing that we are not simply attaching an already available technology. We built the AEUI from scratch for our integrators with the technology they requested.
Key Benefits of Using The AC-MX-42
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.
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.
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 down-mixing, 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 )
Full Feature Set
- HDMI 2.0 ( a/b )
- 18Gbps Bandwidth Support
- 4K60 4:4:4 Support
- Full HDR Support ( HDR 10 & 12 Bit )
- Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG Support
- HDCP 2.3 (and all earlier versions supported)
- 4K > 1080p Down Scaler ( Out 1 )
- Perfect AVR Bypass deliver 18Gbps to Display and uncompressed audio to AVR
- Advanced EDID Management
- IR, RS-232 and LAN Control Options
- Digital Toslink Out ( 7CH PCM, DD, DTS )
- Balanced Analog Out ( 2CH PCM )
- Down-scaling mode for mixed systems
- Driver Support for Crestron, C4, RTI, ELAN and more
- Extracted Audio Supports DD+, DTS Master Audio on Toslink
- Extracted Audio bound to output 1 or 2
What's in the Box
- 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
By Trevor Hall 11 / Mar / 2023
The AV Pro Edge AC-MX-42 is an excellent HDMI matrix switch that delivers high-quality video and audio performance for both commercial and residential installations. With the ability to switch between up to 4 HDMI sources and 2 displays, it provides flexibility and convenience to users. One of the standout features of this device is its 18Gbps bandwidth, which allows for resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling. This means that users can enjoy full-color representation of every pixel, resulting in a more vibrant and detailed image. Additionally, the device is HDCP 2.2 compliant, ensuring compatibility with the latest source devices. The AC-MX-42 also has advanced features like EDID management and CEC pass-through, which helps to ensure compatibility and seamless operation between devices. The IR extension function allows for remote control of source devices, and the built-in web interface provides advanced control options, making it easy to configure and manage the switch. Overall, the AV Pro Edge AC-MX-42 is a high-performance HDMI matrix switch that delivers excellent video and audio performance, making it ideal for use in professional installations and high-end home theater setups. Its advanced features, flexibility, and ease of use make it a great investment for anyone looking to switch and distribute HDMI signals.
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