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110-type Punch Down
RJ45 Connectors
Cat. 5
Cat. 6
Infrared (IR)
Infrared (Standard Consumer Electronics)
IR Controllable
LED Feedback
Initial Zone Capacity
4 Zones Included
Maximum Zones
16 Zones
Ease of Installation
Advanced (Installs > 60 minutes)
Channel Vision Technology
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Use this Component as the Central Hub for a Multi-Source, Multi-Zone Whole Home Audio System
Channel Vision P-1044 4-Source, 4-Zone Cat5 Audio Matrix Switcher
Channel Vision P-1044 4-Source, 4-Zone Cat5 Audio Matrix Switcher
Channel Vision P-1044 4-Source, 4-Zone Cat5 Audio Matrix Switcher
Item# 83585
Price: Normally $624.00 
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  • 4-source to 4-zone A-BUS matrix uses Cat5 Cable for audio distribution
  • Source specific IR routing
  • RJ-45 or RCA input connectors
  • RJ-45 or 110 punchdown output connectors
  • LED status indicators
  • Compatible with Channel Vision's AB-124 Amplified Keypad

Essential Info

The Channel Vision P-1044 is a 4-source, 4-zone matrix switcher for Channel Vision's Cat5 audio system. It allows up to four different sources to be played in four different zones simultaneously, making it perfect for families with a variety of listening interests. Controlling your music is easy with the P-1044's source-specific IR repeating which allows independent control of identical source components. For example, two identical CD players can be controlled independently. Any zone can independently select and listen to any source at any time. Source selection can be done either from an AB-124 Multisource Amplified Keypad (sold separately) or by using the A0501 remote control. Larger systems of more than 4 zones can be created by adding a second P-1044, up to 16 zones, 4 sources. This system installs using standard Cat5 Cable to each keypad, then speaker wire from the keypad to each speaker. Limit of 2 speakers per keypad.

A 1-Source, 4-Zone Cat5 Audio Matrix Switcher is also available.


What's Included

  • 1x - Channel Vision P-1044 4-Source, 4-Zone Cat5 Audio Matrix Switcher
  • 1x - Transformer Included
  • Owner's Manual
  • More Info

    A-BUS is an audio distribution technology that uses category 5 cable to distribute power, audio, and IR control signals. Power and line-level audio signals are delivered to the keypads that amplify the signal and distribute it to a pair of speakers (sold separately). The keypads have IR sensors that detect signals from remote controls (sold separately) and transmit the IR signals through the cat. 5 wire back to the Rack-Mount 1x4 A-BUS Distribution Module, which activates the IR emitters (sold separately) that control the source devices.

    The P-1044 adheres to the same protocols as Channel Vision's other Cat5 audio hubs to ensure maximum compatibility. However, some amplified keypads, such as the AB-114, will not provide control of source selection. If the keypad provides IR pass through, as does the AB-114, you can use an A0501 remote control to make source selections. For best results we recommend using theAB-124 Multisource Amplified Keypad.

    The P-1044 can accept signals from either a standard analog audio output (via RCA inputs) or a Cat5 audio output from one of Channel Visions Cat5 audio input modules (AB-311, AB-301, AB-202).


    ManufacturerChannel Vision
    Manufacturer Product No.P-1044
    Operating Voltage24 +/- .5VDC
    Cable RequirementsCat5 or better
    Speaker Impedance6-8 Ohm
    IR Repeating30-60kHz
    IR Sensor Range (AB-124)40'@40kHz, 25'@56kHz
    Operating Temperature-10° C to 50° C
    Manufacturer Warranty2 Year limited

    Important notes:
    Smarthome does not accept any returns for this product. If defective, you will need to contact the manufacturer directly for all warranty issues.
    Manufacturer contact information: Channel Vision Technology, Tel: (714) 424-6500 Ext 150


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    JEFF -- waterford, MI   5/10/2013
    Works as promised. A great system for my whole house audio solution


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