Does anybody have any information on the G55/V55 Antenna Splitter Kit.
What's the difference between this and the XD-AD8? other than the £250 price difference.
Best Answer dboomer , 02 July 2013 - 05:09 AM
The G/V splitter kit provides a pair of outputs from each antenna to allow one pair of antennas to supply a rack mounted pair of 55 receivers. It also provides the SMA antenna cables necessary to front mount the antennas in the rack ears of the 55 rack mounting kit
The AD-8 iis a rack mount antenna distro has eight outputs per antenna as well as available power to power up 8 receivers without the wall wart type power supplies. It uses the standard BNC connectors. Go to the full post
Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:53 PM
Other than a brief mention on Line 6's "Accessories & Separates" page, I can find no reference to that kit aside from the Thomann catalog, a listing that's (as you've found) bereft of details other than price.
I am, however, certain that the splitter kit would be far more basic, in that it would only facilitate passive distribution of the RF from a pair of antennae to multiple receivers.
The XD-AD8, however, not only uses amplification to compensate for any losses that would normally be incurred in distributing that signal to multiple receivers, but having that amplification "up front" allows much more stringent filtering to subsequently be applied, thereby being far more selective in what's eventually sent to those receivers. That has the effect of making a multi-receiver installation far more resistant to any performance reduction that might arise from other RF traffic.
The higher price of the XD-AD8 also includes the hugely convenient power distribution facilities that the passive splitter lacks.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:09 AM Best Answer
Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:16 AM
Definitely never any offence taken, Lewis !
(Unwittingly caused, ...aah, ...maybe, ...but never taken.)
You were wise to wait, as the amazing Mr Boomer has indeed provided just such an answer.
To address this query:
I assume it has advantages over using a string of t junctions.
The definitive answer to that is, yessiree, you bet !
You'd definitely lose a few valuable dB of RF signal at every such t junction.
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