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Pico Macom A860S CATV Stereo Agile Modulator Channels 2 to 134
  • Pico Macom A860S CATV Stereo Agile Modulator Channels 2 to 134
  • Pico Macom A860S CATV Stereo Agile Modulator Channels 2 to 134
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Pico Macom A860S CATV Stereo Agile Modulator Channels 2 to 134

Manufacturer: Pico Digital

Item #: PM-A860S   •   MFG #: A860S


List Price:$1,320.00
Our Price:$1,036.20

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    The MACOM A860S is the stereo version of the agile modulator. It's a frequency agile audio/video professional re-broadcast grade, microprocessor controlled CATV modulator. Attractive and easy to operate, the sleek design highlights the useful front panel modulation bar-graphs and channel indicators. The simple push button tuning interface allows the A860S to be configured for CATV standard, HRC, and IRC or North American broadcast channels with an RF output of 60 dBmV. The front panel output test point provides a quick reference test point prior to channel combining equipment, saving time and service interruption during setup and maintenance.

    The A860 features rear panel interface connections for input of NTSC video and monaural and discrete left and right audio. The integrated stereo encoder (optional) will provide a BTSC stereo encoded output channel. MPX loop and 4.5 MHz (modulated) audio input connections are provided to bypass the internal stereo encoder for compatibility with external units; additionally, the MPXloop is useful when used with the EAS-12B emergency override system. A composite audio/video IF loop provides compatibility with scrambling encoders, ghost cancellers, and IF override applications.

    The unit conforms to FCC Docket 21006 for frequency accuracy. The MACOM line is backed by an industry leading 5-year limited warranty.

    • Specifications

      • RF Output
      • Frequency Range: 54-860MHz
      • Channels: CATV 2-135 / UHF 14-69
      • Level: 60dBmV min
      • Level Adjustment: 20dB
      • Impedance: 75Ω
      • Frequency Stability: +/-3 kHz
      • Audio/Video Ratio: -10 to -20dB Adjustable
      • Output Return: Loss -18dB
      • In Band Spurious: -62dB
      • Out of Band Spurious: -65dB
      • VSB Response: -60dB min
      • C/N (In-Band): >62dBc
      • C/N (Out-of-Band): >65dBc

      • IF Output
      • Video Level: 38dBmV
      • Video Carrier Frequency: 45.75MHz
      • Audio Carrier Frequency: 41.25MHz
      • Audio Level: 22dBmV
      • Composite Level: 35dBmV
      • Video Stability: +/-3 kHz
      • Audio Stability: +/-2 kHz
      • Impedance: 75Ω

      • 4.5MHz Input
      • Level: 37dBmV
      • Impedance: 75Ω

      • Video Input
      • Level: 0.7-1.0 V p-p
      • Frequency Response: +/-1.0dB max
      • Impedance: 75Ω
      • Differential Gain: <2% typ
      • Differential Phase: <1° typ
      • Chrom / Lumin Delay: +/-8 ns
      • Hum and Noise: -60dB

      • Audio Input
      • Level: - Mono 0.5 V p-p - 1 V p-p
      • Level: - Left Audio 0.5 V p-p - 1 V p-p
      • Level: - Right Audio 0.5 V p-p - 1 V p-p
      • Frequency Response: +/-1.5dB max
      • Impedance: 600Ω
      • Preemphasis: 75 μs Switchable

      • MPX/BTSC Stereo
      • Level: 2.2 V p-p
      • Impedance: 500Ω
      • Frequency Response: 1dB, 50 Hz - 14 kHz
      • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.3%
      • S/N: 75dB
      • Separation: 35dB, 50 Hz - 12 kHz

      • General
      • Power Input: 90-260 VAC, 28 W
      • Operating Temperature: -10°C to 50°C
      • Dimensions: 19" (L) x 12" (D) x 1.75" (H)
      • Weight: 7.8 lbs.
      • Connectors: RF & Video "F" type
      • Audio: 600Ω Terminal Strip

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