Peer Review- Sigma Electronics VDA26 Poughkeepsie NY

Two outstanding features of this handy, standalone, compact 1x6 composite video distribution amplifier (VDA) are its ruggedness and reliability. The Sigma Electronics VDA26 available in Poughkeepsie is the size of a medium-thickness paperback book. Besides being light and portable, three of these units will mount side by side in an optional factory rack frame.

Best Buy
(845) 298-8077
2001 SOUTH RD
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Cyber Home Networks, Inc
(845) 223-1628
PO Box 10
Stormville, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Our Main Brands Carried Are: LiteTouch, Elan, Middle Atlantic, AMX, EAS, UStec, HAI (Five Star Dealers), SpeakerCraft and Many More. Our design will dictate which product choice will be the best for each project we work on.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Michael Kelly, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

D-BEN Security Systems, Inc.
(845) 565-4024
P.O. 7034
Newburgh, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Central Vac, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
Denon, NAD, LG, PSB, Proficient, Russound, Pioneer, Anthony Gallo, Adcom, Boston Acoustics, JBL, Sherwood, Monster Power, Electrolux, Ademco (Honeywell), DSC, OnQ, Leviton
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Gregory DeBenedictus, CEDIA Certified Professional Installer I

Best Buy
(845) 336-4090
1300 ULSTER AVE
Kingston, NY
 
Stereo Advantage
(716) 565-4008
5195 Main St.
Williamsville, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
JBL Synthesis, Crestron, Denon, Klipsch, Niles Audio, Panasonic, Polk Audio, JBL, Boston Acoustics, Sony ES, Leon Speakers, Toshiba, JVC, Yamaha, Hitachi, Stewart, Draper, Da-Lite, Auton, Polycom, Lifesize
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Kevin Bohner, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer- Dean Carpenter, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- David Hooper, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Matt Stuart, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Mike Weishaupt, CEDIA Certified Professional Installer I- Craig Werynski, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer

Aarlington Audio Video
(845) 452-9100
488 Freedom Plains Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Cyber Home Networks
(845) 223-1628
PO Box 10
Stormville, NY
 
EPI Systems Integration
(845) 855-1426
538 Route 22
Pawling, NY
 
DTM Installations Corp
(845) 429-7100
81 N. Central Highway
Garnerville, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Satellite, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Todd Hankinson, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Robert Ralston, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jeffrey Reed, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jason Trow, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Crescendo Designs, Ltd.
(631) 283-2133
Suite 7 394 W. Main Street
Southampton, NY
 

Peer Review- Sigma Electronics VDA26

Provided By:

Source: PRO AV Magazine
Publication date: September 1, 2006

By William Nayor

My Pick:

Sigma Electronics VDA26 composite video distribution amplifier,

What I Like About It:

Two outstanding features of this handy, standalone, compact 1x6 composite video distribution amplifier (VDA) are its ruggedness and reliability. The Sigma Electronics VDA26 is the size of a medium-thickness paperback book. Besides being light and portable, three of these units will mount side by side in an optional factory rack frame.

I particularly like the amplifier's all-metal construction, which helps shield against stray EMI/RFI leakage — a common nuisance with the SMPS (switch mode power supply) on older light dimmer packs. I also prefer the professional-grounded, three-wire AC cord instead of the wall-wart system.

I Would Change:

About the only thing I could ask for would be to add an auto-terminating 75-ohm looping input to the VDA26. Some other units require sliding a switch to terminate, while this model requires the user to add a BNC-type terminator to be manually connected for proper loading of the signal if you're not going to loop it.

Where I Used It:

I frequently use the Sigma Electronics VDA26 for concerts at the Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center in Gilford, NH.

Click here to read full article from Pro AV Magazine