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Audio Authority AVP-11 UniDrive

1:1 Active Dual Cat 5 Component / Digital Audio Extender System

Audio Authority AVP-11 UniDrive 1:1 Active Dual Cat 5 Component / Digital Audio Extender System

Audio Authority AVP-11 UniDrive 1:1 Active Dual Cat 5 Component / Digital Audio Extender System

This Audio Authority AVP-11 UniDrive 1:1 Active Dual Cat 5 Component / Digital Audio Extender System uses an active design, so it can transmit high-definition component video, as well as both analog and digital audio, up to 1000 feet, using inexpensive CAT5-type cables - a range that passive balun systems simply cannot achieve!  If you need Cat5-type cables, we have them available here.

Employing Audio Authority's industry-leading AGE (Active Gain Equalization) technology, the UniDrive system delivers pristine HDTV video at all resolutions up to 1080p, as well as full bandwidth analog stereo audio and multi-channel digital audio.  The
AVP-11 even includes a return pathway for IR control.  The transmitter and receiver units are small enough that they can be mounted just about anywhere.

If you would prefer to have the receiver built into a Decora® wallplate, please check out this system or click here to see a comparison of all Audio Authority Component Video over Cat-5 Distribution Systems.

Like most Audio Authority products, the AVP-11 comes with a one year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

Audio Authority's Description

UniDrive™ 1:1 Active Dual Cat 5 Extender System

Model AVP-11

  • Extends one source to one destination over two Cat 5e/6 cables
  • Component video, analog audio, and digital audio
  • Active balanced line technology rejects outside interference
  • Maximum extension distance of 1,000 feet
  • AGE (Active Gain Equalization) technology for maximum picture quality
  • Made in the USA


The UniDrive is "A Better Kind of Balun" - a high performance active point-to-point Cat 5 extender capable of distributing high definition component video, analog stereo audio, and digital audio signals from one source to one display over distances up to 1,000 feet. Including proprietary A.G.E. (Active Gain Equalization) technology, high frequency signals are presented with their original quality intact. Incorporating the key signal paths necessary for premium audio and video entertainment, plus an IR pathway for easy remote control of AV components, the AVP-11 replaces six coaxial cables with two inexpensive, easy to install Cat 5 cables, and requires no power at the Cat 5 Receiver.

  • Up to 1080p component video (YPbPr)
  • Coaxial digital and stereo analog audio
  • Infrared remote jack for IR pathway
  • Only one power supply required: Receiver is phantom-powered through Cat 5 cable
  • [Includes 9880 enclosed receiver]
  • Alternative Cat 5 Wallplate/receivers: Model 9878 and 9879


Key Features

  • Distributes video and audio over two Cat 5e/6 cables
  • Transmits one source to one destination
  • AGE (Active Gain Equalization) technology for maximum picture quality
  • Balanced line technology rejects outside interference
  • Extends component video, analog audio, and digital audio up to 1,000 feet


  • Component video (YPbPr) - 1/1
  • Digital audio (coaxial and optical) - 1/1
  • Analog stereo audio (L/R) - 1/1
  • IR pathway - 1/1

What makes the UniDrive "A Better Kind of Balun"?

  • Proprietary A.G.E.(Active Gain Equalization) circuitry allows for compensation over long distances, something a passive balun can't deliver
  • More installation friendly than most "active" baluns - power pack is only required at the transmitter, making for a clean appearance in the viewing area
  • Wide variety of signal types meet almost any installation requirement (component video, analog audio, digital audio, and IR)

Receiver Options

The included 9880 Cat 5 receiver can be conveniently mounted on any surface, on or inside a wall, or even on a TV or TV mount. The UniDrive transmitter is also compatible with the 9878 and 9879 wallplate/receivers that can be installed in dual-gang or single-gang electrical boxes, respectively. 9879 wallplate/receivers come with three Decora color inserts: white, ivory, and almond. See AVP-11D for a kit that includes a 9879 wallplate/receiver.

The Infrared Pathway

The 3.5mm IR jacks provide convenient access for a third party IR remote distribution network over the passive, three-wire pathway on the Cat 5 cable. IR receiver and emitter equipment is not included.


Video Parameters

  • Video Formats: 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i/p
  • Input/Output Impedance: 75 ohms
  • Input Ground Isolation: Yes
  • Gain: 1
  • Gain Accuracy: 2%
  • 3dB Bandwidth: 120MHz
  • Input Coupling: AC
  • S/N Ratio: 65dB
  • Max Equalization: 40dB equalization

Audio Parameters

  • Input Impedance: 75 ohms/100K ohms
  • Min Load Impedance: 75 ohms/10K ohms
  • Multi-channel Digital: Yes
  • Frequency Response: 10-50KHz
  • S/N Ratio: 55dB
  • THD+Noise: 0.10%
  • Crosstalk: -70dB


  • Connector Types (Tx Input, Rx Output): RCA (YPbPr, analog audio, digital coaxial audio), Toslink (digital optical)
  • Connector Types (Tx Output, Rx Input): Dual RJ-45 (6 Cat 5 matrix outputs), RCA (local output)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, inches): 9880T Transmitter: 1.75 x 3.75 x 3; 9880 Receiver : 1.75 x 3.75 x 3
  • Shipping Weight: 1.65 lbs.
  • Agency Approvals: FCC, CE
  • DC Input Connector: 5.5 x 2.1mm
  • DC Input Voltage/Polarity: 18V/Center Positive
  • Max DC Input Current: 250mA
  • Heat Output: N/A

In the Box

  • Power Supply: Model 571-014
  • Decora inserts (3): White, Bone, Almond
  • Mounting screws (8)
  • User Manual



  • Product Focus Sheet: AVP-11 (.pdf)
  • User Manual: Model AVP-11 (.pdf)


Audio Authority 9880T Enclosed Transmitter

Here is a closer look at the included 1180T enclosed transmitter.

Audio Authority 9880 Enclosed Receiver

This is the included 9880 enclosed receiver.

Audio Authority AVP-11 Connections Illustration

This picture illustrates the connections on the rear panels.

Audio Authority AVP-11 Included Items

Shown here are the items that are included with the AVP-11 UniDrive system.

Audio Authority AVP-11 Focus Sheet - PDF format

Here is the AVP-11 UniDrive product focus sheet.  Click to download PDF.

Audio Authority AVP-11 User Manual - PDF format

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

Purchase Information
Product Description SKU MSRP Your Price Quantity
UniDrive 1:1 Active Dual Cat 5 Extender System AVP-11 $369.00 DISCONTINUED SOLD OUT
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