Peer Review- Sigma Electronics VDA26 Rochester 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 Rochester 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.

Rowe Photo, Video And Audio
(585) 442-8230
1737 Mt. Hope Ave - Main Showroom
Rochester, NY
 
The Stereo Shop (Two Crickets, Inc.)
(585) 227-1910
2633 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY
 
The Stereo Shop
(585) 424-3733
40 Jay Scutti Boulevard
Rochester, NY
 
Soundworks
(585) 264-0410
3400 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY
 
Best Buy
(585) 292-0250
2345 MARKETPLACE DR
Henrietta, NY
 
Rowe Photo Audio & Video
(585) 442-8230
1737 Mt Hope Ave Rowe Photo Audio & Video
Rochester, NY
 
The Stereo Shop (Rockingham Corp.)
(585) 424-1820
40 Jay Scutti Blvd
Rochester, NY
 
Rowe Photo Video
(585) 227-2790
2590 West Ridge Rd
Greece, NY
 
Dave Lanes Stereo Shop
(585) 424-1820
40 Jay Scutti Boulevard
Rochester, NY
 
The Stereo Shop (Two Crickets, Inc.)
(585) 787-7467
2138 Empire Blvd
Webster, NY
 

Peer Review- Sigma Electronics VDA26

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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.

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