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Audio Authority AVD-71D

SixDrive 1:6 Cat5 Multidriver Distribution System

Audio Authority AVD-71D SixDrive 1:6 Cat 5 Multidriver Distribution System

Audio Authority AVD-71D Six Drive 1:6 Cat5 Multidriver Sidtribution System

This Audio Authority AVD-71D SixDrive 1:6 Cat5 Multidriver Distribution System can distribute high-definition component video, as well as both analog and digital audio, to six HDTV monitors, using inexpensive CAT5-type cables.  In addition, this modular system can be easily expanded to accommodate as many as 42 locations!

Optional 1170BK expansion modules can be added to increase capacity in increments of six.  For each additional 1170BK module, just add your choice of Wallplate/Receivers, such as the 9878 Stainless Steel, dual-gang, shallow-depth wallplate, 9879 single-gang Decora®-style wallplate and/or the 9880 enclosed on-wall or in-wall Cat 5 receiver. (Add to your order below)

The SixDrive system delivers pristine HDTV video at resolutions up to 1080p, as well as full bandwidth analog stereo audio and multi-channel digital audio.  The AVD-71D even includes a return pathway for IR control.  The unit and expansion modules can be rack-mounted to form an elegant (and rather large) distribution system.

The system includes the 1171BK driver unit, (6) 9879 Decora-style wallplate receivers, an 18-volt universal power supply and user manual.

Click here to see a comparison of all Audio Authority Component Video over Cat-5 Distribution Systems.

Like most Audio Authority products, the AVD-71D comes with a one year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

Audio Authority's Description

SixDrive 1:6 Cat 5 MultiDriver Distribution System

Model AVD-71D

  • One input, six Cat 5 zone outputs
  • Six Model 9879 wallplates included
  • Component video, coaxial digital and stereo analog audio
  • Infrared remote jack for IR pathway
  • Rack mountable with included 1U rack ears

The SixDrive incorporates the key signal paths necessary for premium audio and video entertainment, plus an IR pathway for easy remote control of A/V components. All this over just two inexpensive, easy to install Cat 5 cables. The Model 1171 Cat 5 MultiDriver distributes HDTV signals to Model 9879 zone receivers up to 1,000 feet from the source. (See a comparison chart of our other Cat 5 systems here.)

  • One input, six Cat 5 zone outputs (9879 wallplates included)
  • Up to 1080p component video (YPbPr)
  • Coaxial digital and stereo analog audio
  • Infrared remote jack for IR pathway
  • Zone receivers powered through Cat 5 cable
  • Alternative Cat 5 receiver styles
  • Rack ears included (Model 1191)

To Add More Outputs to an AVD-71D SixDrive System
 Up to 42 outputs can be obtained from a single system. Adding an 802-567 system bus cable (up to 18 additional outputs) or 802-568 (up to 36 additional outputs) cable, and Model 1170 Cat 5 Multidriver Expanders increases the outputs in groups of six. Additional Cat 5 receivers are required as needed.

The Zone Receiver
Model 9879 wallplate/receivers come with three Decora® color inserts (The Decora trim cover shown is not included). The SixDrive can also be used with any of our other Cat 5 receiver styles. The 9879 receivers are easy to install in a standard single-gang electrical box. Two Cat 5 cables deliver component video, digital audio and analog audio to each receiver. The 3.5mm IR jacks provide a convenient pathway for a third party IR remote distribution network over the Cat 5 pathway. Use the front or the convenient rear-facing IR jack for exterior or in-wall IR receivers. Use compatible IR receivers and emitters (see User Manual). IR receiver and emitter equipment not included.

Premium Quality Signal at Any Distance
Our unique cable length compensation allows adjustment for the optimal signal strength at any distance up to 1,000 feet from the source. Like our commercial video distribution products, the AVD-71D provides reliable ground isolation, preventing hum bars and other artifacts associated with ground loops.

Expandable in Increments of Six Outputs
It's easy to expand a SixDrive. Simply add 1170 Expanders to the 1171 MultiDriver and connect additional zone receivers. Up to 42 zones may be served in this way. See the PDF User Manual for details.

To the Home Owner
While the AVD-71D is ideal for new construction or an existing home, it does require special knowledge and tools to install. We suggest you contact a local custom home installation specialist. Many installation specialists are members of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association and can be located through the CEDIA website.

Product Dimensions (H-W-D, inches)

  • Model 1171 Driver: 1.75 X 16.675 X 9
  • Model 9879 Receiver: 4 x 1.6 x 2.75 (without Decora trim cover)


Audio Authority AVD-71D SixDrive 1:6 Cat5 Multidriver Distribution System - front-right

Here is a closer look at the AVD-71D system components.

Audio Authority 1171BK - back view

This is the back panel of the driver unit.

Audio Authority 1171BK atacked with 1170BK, back panel

In this photo, the 1171BK driver unit is shown stacked with the optional 1170BK Multidriver Expander.  (1170BK not included - add to your system options below)

Audio Authority 9879 Decora Wallplate Receiver

The (6) included 9879 Wallplates are easy to install in a standard (deep) single-gang electrical box.

Audio Authority AVD-71D Focus Sheet - PDF format

Here is the AVD-71D focus sheet.  Click to download PDF.

Audio Authority AVD-71D User Manual - PDF format

Here is the User Manual - click to download in PDF format.

Choose Your AVD-71D System Options Here
Product Description SKU MSRP Your Price Quantity
SixDrive 1:6 Cat 5 Multidriver System with 6 9879 Decora wallplate receivers AVD-71D $1600.00 Discontinued SOLD OUT
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