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Audio Authority 2248

8-Output HD Video/Audio Cat-5 Zone Card for HLX

Audio Authority 2248 8-Output HD Video/Audio Cat-5 Zone Card for HLX

Audio Authority 2248 8-Output HD Video/Audio Cat-5 Zone Card for HLX

Use Audio Authority 2248
8-Output HD Video/Audio Cat-5 Zone Cards to expand the capacity of an HLX Matrix Distribution System.

The 2248 provides component video, coaxial and optical digital audio, analog stereo audio and IR control for up to eight A/V zones.

Built on Audio Authority’s innovative balanced line architecture with Active Gain Equalization (AGE) technology, the 2248 can transmit HD video and audio over twisted-pair cables (such as Cat 5 or Cat 6), with video resolutions as high as 1080p.  High definition signal clarity and vibrancy is preserved even when the Zone Receivers are located at distances as great as 1,000 feet!

For shorter runs, 2214 4-Output HD Video/Audio Local Zone Cards may be appropriate.

Please see the HLX System page for more information.

Like most Audio Authority products, the 2248 comes with a one year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

Audio Authority's Description

HD Zone Card for HLX Modular Matrix

Model 2248

  • 8 dual Cat 5 zone outputs per 2248 card
  • Three compatible Cat 5 receiver styles
  • Component video, digital audio, analog audio
  • IR pathway for source control signal routing
  • Switch audio and video together or independently


HD Video Sources

The 2248 adds four AV sources to an HLX matrix configuration for a maximum of 12 sources per system.

Audio Sources

The audio inputs are useful for AV sources, but can also be used as independent, audio-only source inputs for MP3, CD, or other audio sources or a mixture of audio and AV sources.

How to Order

Order the 2248 as part of a custom HLX Modular Matrix. Call your Audio Authority Account Manager with questions or to order your custom HLX configuration by telephone.

[Editor's Note: the 2248 may also be ordered separately for upgrading existing HLX systems - just Add to Cart below or contact Cable Solutions for assistance]


  • Accepts Component Video signals via YPbPr jacks
  • Four video inputs
  • Four audio inputs (can be switched independently)
  • IR jack for source control signals


Video Parameters

  • Video Formats: 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i/p
  • Input/Output Impedance: 75 ohms
  • Input Ground Isolation: No
  • Gain: 1
  • Gain Accuracy: 2%
  • 3dB Bandwidth: 150MHz
  • Input Coupling: AC
  • S/N Ratio: 61dB
  • Max Gain/Equalization: 1.00 gain

Audio Parameters

  • Input Impedance: 75 ohms/50K ohms
  • Min Load Impedance: 75 ohms/10K ohms
  • Multi-channel Digital: Yes
  • Frequency Response: 10-50KHz
  • S/N Ratio: 72dB
  • THD+Noise: 0.03%
  • Crosstalk: 75dB


  • Connector Types (Input): RCA (YPbPr, analog audio, digital coaxial audio), Toslink (digital optical)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): TBD
  • Agency Approvals: ETL, FCC
  • Heat Output: 62 BTU/hr

In the Box

  • HLX input card



Audio Authority 2248 8-Output HD Video/Audio Cat-5 Zone Card for HLX, right-front

Shown here is another view of the  2248 8-Output HD Video/Audio Cat-5 Zone Card.

Audio Authority 2248 8-Output HD Video/Audio Cat-5 Zone Card for HLX, close-up view

This close-up view shows the right side of the 2248 card's output panel in greater detail.

Audio Authority HLX Series focus sheet - click to download PDF

This focus sheet offers a general overview of the HLX System.  Click to download in PDF format.

Audio Authority HLX Series Manual - click to download PDF

Here is the HLX installation manual.  Click to download in PDF format.

Purchase Information
Pre-Configured Systems SKU MSRP Your Price Quantity
8-Output HD Video/Audio Cat-5 Zone Card for HLX 2248 $660.00 DISCONTINUED SOLD OUT
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