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IR for A/V
Surface Mount Sensor
IR Repeater Components
Complete IR Kits
1/8" (3.5mm) Mini- Jack
Dual Emitters
LED Feedback
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Use an Existing IR Remote Control to Operate Hidden Audio Video Components
Cmple 1183-N Premium Infrared Extender Hidden IR Repeater System Kit
Cmple 1183-N Premium Infrared Extender Hidden IR Repeater System Kit
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Cmple 1183-N Premium Infrared Extender Hidden IR Repeater System Kit
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  • Allows IR signals to pass through solid doors or walls, line-of-sight is not required
  • Works with practically all brands of Audio/Video IR remote controls
  • IR Receiver designed to be surface mounted in multiple applications
  • Allows for remote control of up to eighteen (18) devices
  • Confirmation LED built-in to the IR receiver acknowledges receipt of IR commands
  • 40 foot range between an IR remote control and the IR receiver

Essential Info

Do you wish you could hide your entertainment system in a less obtrusive view, share a Blu-ray player between two rooms or perhaps control your stereo's volume from anywhere in your house? The Cmple Hidden IR Repeater System allows you to use an existing infrared (IR) remote control to operate up to eighteen (18) audio/video (A/V) components located behind cabinet doors, in the rear of a room, in an entertainment cabinet, equipment closet or in a different room. The built-in IR distribution technology gives you the ability to conceal, yet still control bulky electronic equipment such as a cable box, satellite TV receiver, stereo receiver, amplifier, CD player, DVD player, Blu-ray player or virtually any component controlled by an IR signal.

Two dual emitters are included - for control of additional devices, consider adding one or more of the following:
  • Mini Stick-On Single IR Emitter
  • Mini Stick-On Dual IR Emitter
  • Mini Stick-On Triple IR Emitter
  • What's Included

  • 1x - In-wall IR Connecting Block
  • 2x - Dual IR Emitters (control 4 devices)
  • 1x - Dual Band Mini IR Receiver
  • 1x - Power Supply
  • 2x - Mounting Screws
  • More Info

    IR connecting block
    The Connecting block provides a place for connecting the IR receivers, emitters, and their respective power requirements. This device supports one IR receiver which is included. Connecting block supports up to six emitters (2 included), which connect into the unit via 3.5 mm mono phone jacks. The Main System Unit, which is the "heart" of an IR extender system, has LED indicators to monitor the IR extender system. Most installations call for the connecting block to be located close to the emitters and the supported components, such as: within a stereo cabinet or hidden out-of-sight in a closet. For convenience connection blocks can be mounted directly to a wall or a shelf with included screws.

    Dual Band IR Receiver
    The included surface mount model, is the "eye" of the system, which receives IR commands from hand-held remote controls and relays the commands to the Main System Unit. Compact IR receiver is intended for surface mounting on cabinets, TV sets, A/V equipment or on the wall with attached double sided adhesive. Clearly visible system status and IR activity LED’s provide positive feedback to the user.

    Dual IR Emitters
    These small but mighty emitters have a self-adhesive pad that allows them to be stuck directly to the IR sensor window of your AV device, or can be used as a flood for multiple devices when properly mounted. IR transparent, works with existing remote controls and with all models of IR devices like Cable boxes, PVR's, DVR's, DVD players, Blu-Ray players etc. Dual Heads allow you to control multiple pieces of equipment with only one IR output. For use with Connecting Blocks, the mini stick-on emitters include a 10 FT cable between the emitter heads and the mini-plug.

    Easy Setup
    You can link your Hidden IR Repeater system to your A/V equipment in minutes. Just place the Hidden IR repeater box in your equipment cabinet, affix one of the 4 included IR (infrared) emitters to each A/V device's IR window, and mount the IR receiver using the included tape in a location where it can receive your IR remote control's transmitted signals. Place the IR receiver on a TV, shelf or on an exposed part of the cabinet. It does need to be in a direct line of sight from your normal seating position when you'll be using your remote. Use your A/V remote control as usual: the Hidden IR will transmit your command to the correct home theater component, so you'll be able to use your entertainment devices as usual, even though they'll be hidden from view.


    Manufacturer Product No.1183-N
    IR Connecting Block
  • 12 VDC status input jack and LED indicator
  • Provides one IR Receiver input and six IR Emitters outputs
  • Interface: 3.5mm mini plug (for receiver and emitters)
  • Terminal block (for CAT5)
  • Power supply: 12VDC, 200mA
  • Dimensions: 82 W x 60 H 27 D mm
  • Dual Band IR Receiver
  • Designed to be surface mounted
  • IR receiving: 1 FT ~ 40 FT
  • Operating Frequency: 38 KHz and 56 KHz
  • Includes adhesive tape for IR mounting
  • Blue IR confirmation LED provides user feedback when IR signals are sensed
  • Connector Type: 1/8" (3.5mm) mini plug
  • 10 FT cable between IR receiver and 3.5 mm mini plug
  • Dimensions: 68 W x 13 H x 11.5 D mm
  • Dual IR Emitters
  • 2 included
  • Designed to be surface mounted
  • 10 FT cable between IR receiver and 3.5mm mini plug
  • Includes adhesive tape for IR mounting
  • Connector Type: 1/8 (3.5mm) mini plug
  • Dimensions: 14 W x 6 H x 8 D mm

  • Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information:, Inc, Tel: (347) 587-6480


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    12 Ratings
    5 star: 17%  (2)
    4 star: 42%  (5)
    3 star: 8%  (1)
    2 star: 17%  (2)
    1 star: 17%  (2)
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    KENTON -- rancho palos verdes, CA   12/14/2013
    Unit works as advertised. No complaints at all
    NICHOLE -- altoona, WI   11/4/2013
    Good product. Works well. The double side tape is a bit of a pain to get to hold well. Otherwise very good.
    C. Fred -- columbus, OH   2/28/2013
    This is a great, must have addition to your home theater system. I ordered mine about 8 months ago. Installation was a breeze and it worked as advertised for the most part. I had one problem however, that drove me nuts for about a month. I could rarely control my cable box. At first I thought I had miss-identified the location of the IR receiver on the front of the cable box. I checked it again and by blocking different areas on the cable box, I found that I had the correct location. After some thought, I realized what was happening. Our components are located in some custom cabinetry with tinted windows. The only component I could occasionally control prior to installation was the cable box. Apparently, the cable box was more sensitive and could detect the IR through the dark glass. I placed an emitter back on the face of the cable box and then covered that area of the face with a piece of green paper. Problem solved!
    JEFF -- raritan, NJ   1/10/2013
    Great Product. Works with all my devices. Small and Slim Line
    LARRY -- portland, OR   10/17/2012
    easy to use and set up! works grrrreat!
    KENNETH -- new york, NY   8/23/2012
    The Extender worked fine with my cable box (Samsung) but was not compatable with my Sony Blu-Ray player. I returned it and was refunded promptly by Smarthome.
    MICHAEL -- brooklyn, NY   8/10/2012
    Works well, good price. Instruction lack directions on how to connect via cat6.
    GUY -- payson, UT   7/23/2012
    Did not work. Returned it. They sent a replacement, but it didn't work either. Buy another brand! I would give zero stars, but it won't let me.


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