The Audio Authority 1398C 1x8 HDMI distribution amplifier supports 4K/2K Ultra HD video as well as 3D, 36 bit color depth /12 bits per color, lossless audio formats, and many of the latest features.
1398C distributes identical 4K Ultra High Definition video signals from one source to eight UHD displays. It is the ideal solution for merchandising HD displays using the latest content a the highest resolutions, and even 3D. It supports standard 4K2K formats and refresh rates, showing the maximum capabilities of 4K flat screen displays and projectors.
It is essential that a distribution amplifier allows an HD source to function with multiple displays of different brands. Display-source compatibility is ensured by the 1398C’s multiple EDID options. In TV mode the 1398C uses the EDID on one of its eight outputs, and asks the source to send matching HDMI signals to the other seven HDMI outputs. In default mode the 1398C uses its built-in EDID as an alternative in case there is a problem getting the source to send a video format compatible with all displays.
It’s easy to install the 1398C using its integral mounting flanges and locking power supply connection ensures dependable service. With output jacks on both sides, sharp cable bends are kept to a minimum. Daisy-chain multiple 1398Cs or create a hub-and-spoke layout for large distribution systems.
Like most Audio Authority products, the 1398C comes with a one year limited warranty from the manufacturer.
Model 1398C distributes Ultra High Definition resolutions up to 4K from one source to eight HDMI displays. Multiple EDID settings ensure compatibility between source and displays. This feature is especially useful in the retail demo environment, where multiple brand and model TVs all receive the same source signals. The 1398C passes 3D signals. Bitstream audio is also supported - including LPCM 7.1 channel uncompressed audio, Dolby Digital TrueHD (7.1), and DTS HD: Master Audio (7.1). Legacy codecs such as Dolby Digital and DTS core are also supported.
Front-right view of the Ultra-HD distribution amp
Here is a close-up view of the EDID control. The USB update port can also be seen here.
Audio Authority's 4K HDMI Distribution Amplifier package includes (from left to right) power cord, power supply, mounting screws, user manual, and the 1398 device itself.
Here is the product box.
1398C Focus Sheet - PDF
1398C User Manual - PDF
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