Niles Audio CAT5 HDMI Baluns
Niles Audio is shipping its CAT5 HDMI Baluns. Available in both wall-mount (shown) and component model versions, the new baluns convert high-definition audio and video signals to a balanced circuit topology so the signals can be transmitted over long runs of low-cost CAT5 or CAT6 cable.
Operating in pairs, a system requires a transmitter balun and a receiver balun, with the transmitter located near the source component and the receiver near a flat-panel display. The Niles system is that it requires only a single power supply, which can be connected to either the transmitter or receiver. The wall-mount CAT5 HDMI Baluns (C5-HDMI TWM and C5-HDMI RWM) retail at $199.95 each and the component CAT5 HDMI Baluns (C5-HDMI T and C5-HDMI R) retail for $224.95 each.