Radial Catapult RX4M 4 Channel Receiver Cat5 Audio Snake

$518.99
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An easy solution to send 4 channels of audio via ethernet cable. The Radial RX4M, combined with the TX4M, lets you send analog or AES digital audio signals over standard Cat5 or Cat6 shielded twisted pair cable, and split the signal for stage monitoring.

Radial Catapult RX4M 4 Channel Receiver Cat5 Audio Snake
An easy solution to send 4 channels of audio via ethernet cable. The Radial RX4M, combined with the TX4M, lets you send analog or AES digital audio signals over standard Cat5 or Cat6 shielded twisted pair cable, and split the signal for stage monitoring. 

Catapult RX4M and TX4M
The Catapult RX4M and TX4M are four-channel mic level splitters and isolators that allow you to split four mic feeds and transmit them over a single standard cat5 shielded twisted pair cable. This allows you to split mics to three different locations; such as front-of-house, monitors, and a recording device. Mic level isolation transformers in both units keep each destination isolated from the others, eliminating problems that arise from ground loops such as buzz and hum. The TX4M has four XLR-F inputs and four isolated XLR-M outputs, while the RX4M has four direct XLR-M outputs and four isolated XLR-M outputs. Both units feature RJ45 type Ethercon connections with ground lift switches. Phantom power can be provided to the mics via the direct outputs, so long as a shielded Cat 5 cable is used.

Straight-Wire Passive Operation
Catapult modules require no power to operate, and since they keep the signal in the analog realm, no digital conversion is necessary. Straight-wire connection from the XLRs to the RJ45 connector on a Cat 5 cable ensures that your audio passes through without coloration or distortion.

Utilise Pre-Existing Cable Installations
As many buildings are already pre-wired for Cat 5, you can take advantage of this to transmit audio between distant rooms without the need to install or supply new cabling. This eliminates the need for bulky and expensive multi-channel audio cable, and allows contractors to benefit from installed network cable and easily connect from one room to another.

Mix & Match to Add Transformer Isolation
All of the Radial Catapult modules are compatible with each other, and each is sold individually, so you can select whichever combination best suits your needs. The Catapult RX4 and TX4 can be used together as a pair, creating a 4-channel audio snake. However, if you need transformer isolation to prevent hum and buzz when splitting audio signals, two additional models of Catapults are available. The TX4L and RX4L have line level isolation transformers for splitting playback tracks or outputs to amp racks, while the TX4M and RX4M can be employed when splitting mic signals on stage. Use any combination of these six models, along with the compact Catapult Mini RX and TX to create a custom snake designed for your unique application.

Features:

  • Glass-filled, nylon XLR connectors that are tougher than steel, providing 100%
  • Nickel-silver contacts that don’t tarnish over time
  • Minimal signal degradation over long cable runs
  • Low-noise and flat frequency response
  • 4 x XLR through-outputs with line-level transformer isolation for additional routing
  • 1 x Ethernet through-output for feeding additional Catapult models
  • Protective steel handle facilitates convenient transportation
  • Durable powder coat
  • Ground lift for the Cat5 cable’s ground path to mitigate ground-loop noise
  • 4 x bumpers used to protect Ethernet connectors and ground-lift switch from damage
  • Double-sided, military-spec grade circuit board for durability, full ground plane, and a marked reduction in radio-frequency interference
  • Radial push switches with durable metal outer casing, rated at over 20,000 cycles

Specifications:

Audio circuit type: Passive mic splitter, transformer based
Frequency response: 7Hz ~ 20KHz
Dynamic range: 140dB
Total harmonic distortion: 0.001%
Common Mode Rejection Ratio: >113dB
Maximum Input: +35dBu
Features
Ground lift
Input Connectors: XLR, RJ45
Output Connectors: XLR, RJ45
General
Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell
Size (L x W x D): L: 8 1/8 x W: 4 1/8 x H: 2
Weight: 2.6 LBS
Shipping size (L x W x D): L: 11 x W: 5 x H: 2.75
Shipping weight: 2.9 LBS
Power: Passive, no power required
Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
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MPN: RA-CATAPULT-RX4M

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