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Audio Authority B 9A60

High-Definition VGA to Component Video Transcoder
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Audio Authority 9A60 High-Definition VGA to Component Video Transcoder

Audio Authority 9A60 High-Definition VGA to Component Video Transcoder

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The Audio Authority 9A60 makes it simple to connect VGA style R/G/B/H/V video sources to High Definition Television (HDTV) monitors with Y/Pr/Pb component video inputs.

This high-quality device makes it possible to use a set top box, such as the RCA DTC-100 with display devices that do not have RGBHV inputs. It is also possible to use an HDTV monitor as a computer monitor, even if the monitor only has Y/Pb/Pr inputs. (Some manufacturers label these connections as Y/Pr/Pb, Y Pb Pr, or Y Pr Pb).

Colorspace Conversion

If you have a television or other HDTV capable display device, you're probably interested in connecting it to as many high-definition sources as possible. A set-top box that outputs HDTV from over the air or satellite transmissions is one of the first of such sources that come to most owners' mind.

One of the better and least expensive of such boxes is the RCA DTC-100, but if your display does not include native support for the R/G/B/H/V colorspace output of the DTC-100, you will need a device like this Audio Authority 9A60 to make it work with your equipment. RCA offers a similar device, but we have found that the Audio Authority device simply does a better job.

HDTV Computer Monitor

If you have been wishing that you could connect your computer to your HDTV, the 9A60 may be for you. Keep in mind that this device is not a format converter - it passes the sync timings and pixel content without modification. Your PC needs to have a graphics card that supports resolutions and refresh rates that your HDTV can display. A video utility such as PowerStrip can be very helpful in configuring the custom settings.

The vast majority of Windows applications work very well, but you should be aware that if you have an unusual application that takes control of the video away from Windows, that particular application may not be usable with an HDTV. This gadget has the potential to turn your HDTV into a multimedia display device...the possibilities are almost endless!

The Package

The package includes the 9A60 device, a 6-foot VGA male-to-male cable, documentation, and a power supply.


Input: Standard RGBHV video on a HD-15 VGA connector
RGB Video Inputs: 700mV p-p
HV Sync Inputs: 5 volt TTL

Output: Y Pb Pr Component video on 3 gold-plated RCA jacks
Y Video Output: .701G + .212R + .087B
Pb Output: .500B - .384G - .116R
Pr Output: .500R - .445G - .055B

Y Sync Output: 300mV negative bi-level, 600nS horizontal, unprocessed vertical
Video Bandwidth: -3dB @ 250MHz

Dimensions: 4.55" X 3.30" X 1.25" not including mounting flanges
Included Accessories: 6-foot VGA male-to-male cable, 12 volt DC power pack

Like most Audio Authority products, Factory B-Stock B 9A60 units come with a one year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

Audio Authority's Description

VGA to Component Video Transcoder

 Model 9A60


Convert VGA video output to Component video (YPbPr) on three RCA jacks. If the source is a computer, additional software may be required. Recommended for applications where simple format conversion from RGBHV to YPbPr is required. Read this document before making a purchase to ensure you select the best product for your unique application. Made in the USA.

Includes a 6-ft VGA cable and a power pack (component video patch cables not included).

The Model 9A60 allows a VGA-type RGBHV video source, such as a PC, to be connected to High Definition Television (HDTV) display with YPbPr component video inputs. With compatible sources and displays, it permits HDTV images generated by a PC or other VGA source to be displayed on an HDTV that is capable of displaying the image format being produced by the source. The 9A60 is NOT recommended for laptop computers.

If your VGA source is a computer, the 9A60 will make the necessary electrical conversion to component video, but computers do not normally use standard HDTV resolutions, so you must adjust the computer's output signal to be compatible with your TV. Third party software is required for video compatibility and image adjustment. For Windows, use PowerStrip by EnTech Taiwan; for Macintosh, use DisplayConfigX.

The 9A60 is not a format converter nor is it a scaler. It passes the horizontal and vertical synchronization timings and pixel content to the outputs without modification. For example, a 1080i RGBHV source with a 9A60 will require your HDTV monitor to accept a 1080i YPbPr component video input. Generally, 1080i, 720p and 480p sources, such as set top boxes, may be displayed on monitors designed for the desired format, using the 9A60. However, some combinations of sources and televisions may produce undesired display artifacts or fail to work at all.

As an alternative, consider purchasing the Model 1365 Mini-scaler for these applications. The 1365 can scale a computer image to a compatible HDTV resolution, but software is still required for over-scan image adjustment. For more information on PC to HDTV applications, download the article: The Best of Both Worlds: Viewing a PC on a TV (157K, 4 pages).

Need a replacement power supply? The 9A60 uses a 12 Volt, 1 Amp, power supply with center negative polarity.


Audio Authority 9A60 High-Definition VGA to Component Video Transcoder, top view

Here is a closer look at the top of the 9A60

Audio Authority 9A60 High-Definition VGA to Component Video Transcoder - input side

Here is the input side of the device.  The VGA-style HD-15 pin connector is on the left, and the power connection is on the right.

Audio Authority 9A60 High-Definition VGA to Component Video Transcoder - output side

This picture shows the output side - notice the color-coded gold-plated RCA connectors for component video.

Audio Authority 9A60 High-Definition VGA to Component Video Transcoder - included items

The 9A60 package includes the 9A60 device, a 6-foot VGA male-to-male cable, documentation, and a power supply.

Audio Authority 9A60 product focus sheet - click to download PDF

Here is the Product Focus sheet, in PDF format.

Audio Authority 9A60 installation guide - click to download PDF

This is the Installation Guide in PDF format.

Audio Authority Video Converter Comparison - click to download PDF

Here is a comparison of Audio Authority video converters in PDF format.

Purchase Info
Product Description SKU MSRP Your Price Quantity
9A60A High-Definition VGA to Component Video Transcoder 9A60A $129.00 DISCONTINUED SOLD OUT
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