Kramer Introduces New VP-727A Audio Switcher

April 17-2009

Kramer Introduces New VP-727A Audio Switcher
Kramer Electronics, a worldwide supplier of innovative and reliable signal management products, announced the introduction of the VP-727A high-performance 8x2 audio switcher for balanced stereo audio signals. The unit can switch any input to either the preview or program output, making it ideal for presentation applications that require an audio preview option. The unit is designed for live, staged events as well as projection systems with sound in conference rooms, board rooms, auditoriums, hotels and houses of worship.

The VP-727A adds an audio component to the Kramer VP-727xl and the VP-727 In-CTRL™ Seamless
Switchers. It will operate in conjunction with the VP-727T Presentation Switcher Control Panel, for a complete audio and video switching and control package.

The VP-727A features eight unbalanced stereo audio inputs on RCA connectors. It also offers three program outputs: unbalanced stereo audio on RCA connectors, balanced stereo audio on a 5-pin terminal block connector, and S/PDIF on an RCA connector. It has one unbalanced stereo audio preview output on an RCA connector and a selectable headphone connector on a 6.5mm jack for preview or program audio outputs. It has a bandwidth of -3dB at >22kHz and a signal-to-noise ratio of >85dB.

The unit provides convenient features for easy operation, including a front panel lockout, a TAKE button for executing preview to program switching, fade to mute audio switching, and separate mute buttons for the preview and program channels. It also offers audio delay for each input channel, and base, treble and balance audio controls. An audio-follow-video button is available for use in conjunction with the VP-727xl or VP-727 In-CTRL Seamless Switchers. The VP-727A can be controlled using the front panel
buttons or an RS-232 interface.

FLASH memory within the VP-727A enables convenient upgrades to the latest Kramer firmware version. By
connecting the PC to the RS-232 port, current firmware can be downloaded from the Internet.

The VP-727A Audio Switcher is available through authorized Kramer Electronics resellers worldwide.