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Audio Authority CMX-144

4x4 Component Video / Audio Matrix Switcher

Audio Authority CMX-144 4x4 Component Video / Audio Matrix Switcher

Audio Authority CMX-144 4x4 Component Video / Audio Matrix Switcher

If you're ready for a matrix switcher that is designed and manufactured right here in the USA, the Audio Authority
CMX-144 was made for you! 

Designed to be the most controllable matrix switcher in the world, this elegant product offers flexibility and performance that other models simply cannot match.  The CMX-144 can be controlled via the included IR remote control and front-panel IR sensor, and also has a back-panel jack for connection to an IR repeater or distribution system.  An RS-232 serial port permits advanced integration and the built-in Ethernet and web interface opens the door to some very interesting control possibilities.  In addition to the remote control options, the CMX-144 also offers front-panel control by way of elegant capacitive-touch controls.

If you have had enough of under-performing, generic, no-name imported products, treat yourself to the Audio Authority CMX-144.

Like most Audio Authority products, the CMX-144 comes with a one year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

Audio Authority's Description

4x4 Component Video / Audio Matrix

Model CMX-144

  • 4-in, 4-out matrix switcher
  • Component video, analog audio, digital coaxial audio, and digital optical audio
  • Control via Ethernet, RS-232, front and rear panel IR, front panel
  • Breakaway switching allows video and audio to be switched independently
  • Rack mountable with included 2U rack-mount ears
  • Made in the USA


The CMX-144 is the industry's most controllable small component video matrix, featuring multiple control interfaces, a wide variety of video and audio inputs, and a durable, attractive design sure to complement any equipment rack or shelf. Capable of routing four component, analog audio, and digital audio sources to four destinations, the CMX-144 is perfect for simple installations in mid-sized homes and small commercial applications.

  • 4-in, 4-out matrix
  • Supports component video, analog audio, digital coaxial audio, and digital optical audio
  • Control via Ethernet, RS-232, front panel IR, rear panel IR, and front panel capacitive touch buttons
  • Supports HD video resolutions up to 1080p
  • Rack mountable with included 2U rack-mount ears
  • Made in the USA

Compare CMX-144 to the competition! Download a comparison sheet now.


Key Features

  • 4x4 matrix switches component video, analog stereo audio, digital coaxial audio, and digital optical audio
  • Cross-Converts digital audio - digital coax and optical sources are converted and output as both formats simultaneously
  • Breakaway switching - switch audio and video independently
  • Capacitive touch front panel - no physical buttons to wear out
  • Web interface for control over LAN
  • Manufactured in the USA


  • Component video (YPbPr) - 4/4
  • Digital audio (coaxial and optical) - 4/4
  • Analog stereo audio (L/R) - 4/4

Control Interfaces

  • Ethernet (web interface and direct control)
  • RS-232 Serial
  • Front panel IR receiver
  • Rear panel IR jack (connecting block type or 3.5 mm jack)
  • Front panel capacitive touch buttons


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: 180MHz
  • Input Coupling: AC
  • S/N Ratio: 65dB
  • 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: 80dB
  • THD+Noise: 0.02%
  • Crosstalk: 70dB


  • Connector Types: RCA (YPbPr, analog audio, digital coaxial audio), Toslink (digital optical)
  • Dimensions (inches, HxWxD): 3.5 x 16.625 x 8.625
  • Product Weight: TBD
  • Shipping Weight: TBD
  • Agency Approvals: FCC
  • DC Input Connector: 5.5 x 2.1mm
  • DC Input Voltage/Polarity: 12V/Center Positive
  • Max DC Input Current: 350mA
  • Heat Output: 22 BTU/hr

In the Box

  • Power Supply (Model 571-013)
  • IR Remote Control (Model 1106)
  • Rack Mount Ears (Model 1192A)
  • User Manual



  • Focus sheet: CMX-144 Focus Sheet (PDF file) - COMING SOON
  • User manual: CMX-144 User Manual (PDF file) - COMING SOON
  • Product comparison: CMX-144 vs. the Competition

Firmware and Software

  • Current firmware: Version 1.0, (release version)

IR Codes

4x4 Component Video / Audio Matrix front

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4x4 Component Video / Audio Matrix back panel

If you zoom in on this photo, the CMX-144 back panel can be seen in great detail.

Audio Authority 1106 IR Remote Control

1106 IR remote Control. One is included with the CMX-144 system, and you may add extras to your cart below.

Audio Authority CMX-144 Competitive Comparison - click to download PDF

This competitive comparison shows how CMX-144 stacks up to the competition. Click to download in PDF format.

Audio Authority CMX-144 Focus Sheet

Here is the CMX-144 product focus sheet.  Click to download PDF.

Audio Authority CMX-144 User Manual

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

Purchase Information
Product Description SKU MSRP Special  Price Quantity
4x4 Component Video / Audio Matrix CMX-144 $899.00 $699.99
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