Introducing the new Audio Authority 1177A-1 digital audio switch!
The 1177A-1 is the successor to the 1177A and is manufactured by Audio Authority for Cable Solutions, exclusively.
Specs for the 1177A-1 are equal or superior to those of the 1177A, so you can expect outstanding performance. Appearance is essentially identical except for the dash-one in the model number and a subtlety more luxurious finish on the case.
The Audio Authority 1177A-1 Digital Audio Switch brings an all-metal cabinet for optimal shielding and appearance and the new design features new circuit board architecture for superior performance.
This high-performance digital audio switch can expand the digital audio capacity of any audio system. It automatically selects the active audio input and it can convert optical and coaxial signals automatically and transparently so you can connect any combination of optical TOSLink or coaxial digital audio sources.
The 1177A-1 digital audio switcher outputs both optical and coaxial signals simultaneously, converting seamlessly between the two formats. For example, you can have a satellite receiver connected to input one via TOSLink optical cable and a DVD player connected to input two via coaxial cable. No matter which input is active, the switcher will always output both optical and coaxial formats from that source. The 1177A-1 is a digital switcher capable of passing SPDIF signals in any format or clock rate, so it supports all Dolby Digital, DTS, and PCM formats.
Like most Audio Authority products, the 1177A-1 Digital Audio Switch comes with a one year limited warranty from the manufacturer.
This 4x1 AutoSelect switch is a perfect solution when digital audio sources outnumber your system's digital audio inputs. The 1177A-1 features both digital coaxial and digital optical inputs and outputs, and automatically outputs the selected audio source in both formats simultaneously.
Four inputs, one output. Made in the USA.
The 1177A-1 is a unique four input, one output digital audio switcher, incorporating technologies such as AutoSelect automatic input switching and digital audio automatic cross-conversion. This sturdy product is perfect for adding digital audio inputs to a Bose Lifestyle system, or a legacy A/V receiver that has very few digital inputs. Supports both digital optical and digital coaxial audio types.
In the Box
The front panel has multi-color LEDs to indicate "auto" mode and input selection status, as well as a push-button switch for manual source selection.
This fshot shows the front panel is greater detail.
In this back-lit shot, we have attempted to capture with the camera the subtle qualities of the finish. It's a nice textured finish with a subdued metallic appearance. It is easy enough to appreciate in person, but difficult to capture in a photo.
This picture shows the back panel. If you zoom in, you can see four optical TOSLink digital audio inputs at the upper right, with a corresponding coaxial digital input below each optical input. The output connectors are on the left side. The power input connector is located between the input and the output connectors.
Shown here are the items that are included in the box. Starting at the upper right, moving in a clockwise direction, you can see the the 1177A-1 unit itself, a universal power supply, and an installation instruction sheet.
Here is a closer look at the included universal power supply. As you can see, this will work with just about any power system. The plug itself is intended for the USA, so if you are in a different country, you will need a passive adapter.
Shown here is the product box.
Here is the product focus sheet. Click to download PDF.
Here is the user manual, in PDF format.
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