RCI Custom BM-AVSDI816
Press Mult HD-SDI Audio/Video Signal Distribution


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The RCI Custom Professional Series BM-AVSDI816 provides 1x16 HD-SDI distribution combined with 1x8 plus 4 balanced Mic/Line switchable audio inputs and outputs. It features active electronics along with Jensen Transformers on all XLR outs for superior performance. Comes housed in a rugged Zero Aluminum case.

RCI Press Mults have fast become a “must have” item for the electronic news gathering and media industry.  Press Mults eliminate the need for multiple microphones at the point of source, and provide an effective and efficient way to distribute clean audio and/or video signal to multiple recipients, reducing or eliminating interference from ancillary connected devices. Used where ever Press Conferences are held to distribute audio and/or video to the press corps, Press Mults are now commonplace with Political Campaigns, Government Events, Hotels, Court Rooms, Sporting Arenas, and with Audio/Video Rental companies that support broadcast and media events.
RCI Custom BM-AVSDI816 Features:

  • 1x16 output HD-SDI active distribution
  • VU Audio Level Meter
  • Professional Signal Levels
  • High Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Compact Size (18"H x 13"W x 5"D Inches)
  • 4 each unbalanced line outs (RCA, 1/4” phone &1/8” mini)
  • 8 Balanced XLR audio outputs
  • Jensen® Transformers throughout
  • Active Electronics
  • Extremely Rugged Aluminum Case
  • Made in the USA

RCI Custom BM-AVSDI816 Specifications:


  • Power:  110 VAC, 60 Hz
  • Dimensions:  18”L x 13”W x 5”H
  • Finish:  Clear silver anodized finish

Analog Audio

  • Input:  Mic/line switchable
  • Mic Input:  -46dBu transformer balanced, 1.2k ohm, -72dBu sensitivity, 18VDC phantom
  • Line Input:  +4dBu transformer balanced, 20k ohm, -20dBu sensitivity
  • Link Output:  +4dBu transformer balanced, 600 ohm
  • Output:  Mic/line switchable
  • Mic Output:  -46dBu transformer balanced, 150 ohm
  • XL Line Output:  +4dBu transformer balanced, 600 ohm, +23dBu clip
  • Unbalanced Line Output:  -20dBV unbalanced, 600 ohm
  • Frequency Response:  20Hz – 20kHz, +0.5dB
  • THD:  Less than .01%
  • Noise:  75 dB signal to noise
  • Output Isolation:  120dB mic to mic/line, 80dB line to mic/line


  • Input impedance:  75 ohms +/- 1%
  • Input return loss:  > -15 dB at 1.5GBPS > -12 dB at 2.97GBPS
  • SDI HD DA Input level:  800mV P-P ±20%
  • AES/SPDIF DA Input level:  200mV - 8V P-P
  • Output impedance:  75 ohms +/-1%
  • Output return loss:  > -15 dB at 1.5GBPS > -12 dB at 2.97GBPS
  • SDI HD DA Output level:  800mV P-P +/-5%
  • AES/SPDIF DA Output level:  1V P-P +/-5%
  • 800mV P-P +/-5%:  350m for Belden type 1694A cable
  • HD cable equalization: 
  • 175m for Belden type 1694A cable at 1.5GBPS 100m for Belden type 1694A cable at 2.97GBPS
  • AES/SPDIF DA input cable:  Up to 200m
  • SDI/HD DA Embedded audio:  Clean pass-through

Note:  All specifications subject to change without notice.

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