Kramer VS5X5
5x5 Composite Video & Balanced Stereo Audio Matrix Switcher


The VS-5x5 is a high performance matrix switcher for composite video and unbalanced stereo audio signals. Switching during the vertical interval ensures glitch-free switching with genlocked sources.
  • Bandwidth - 70MHz (- 3dB) fully loaded.
  • Control - Front panel, RS-232 (included K-Router™ Windows® - based software is included), & RS-485, IR Remote (included).
  • Front Panel Control Lockout.
  • Take Button - Execute multiple switches all at once.
  • Memory Locations - Store multiple switches as presets to be recalled and executed when needed.
  • Audio Gain Level Controls - Input and output via RS-232.
  • Audio Breakaway Switching.
  • Vertical Interval Switching.
  • Switching Synchronization - Synchronize either to external reference or the incoming video.
  • Looping Sync Input.
  • Worldwide Power Supply - 100-240V AC.
  • Standard 19" Rack Mount Size - 1U.


  • INPUTS: 5 composite video 1Vpp / 75Ohm on BNC connectors
    5 balanced stereo audio, +4dBm (nominal)/25kOhm on detachable terminal blocks
  • OUTPUTS: 5 composite video 1Vpp / 75Ohm on BNC connectors
    5 balanced stereo audio, +4dBm (nominal)/47Ohm on detachable terminal blocks
    AUDIO: +19dBm
  • BANDWIDTH (-3dB): VIDEO: 70MHz, Fully Loaded
    AUDIO: 29kHz
  • DIFF. GAIN: 0.02%
  • DIFF. PHASE: 0.44 Deg
  • K-FACTOR: <0.05%
  • S/N RATIO: VIDEO: 75.1dB
    AUDIO: 74dB
  • CROSSTALK (all hostile): VIDEO: -51.4dB @ 5MHz
    AUDIO: 105dB
  • CONTROLS: Audio gain level control by K Router software, –91dB to +26dB
    AUDIO: DC at input, AC at output
  • AUDIO THD + NOISE: 0.102%
  • AUDIO 2nd HARMONIC: 0.053%
  • POWER SOURCE: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 28VA
  • DIMENSIONS: 19"W x 7"D, 1RU High, rack-mountable
  • WEIGHT: 6 lbs. approx. (2.7 kg)
  • ACCESSORIES: Power cord, Null modem adapter, Windows® based Kramer control software, Infra-red remote control transmitter


  • Professional video display and monitoring systems requiring true 5x5 matrix operation.
  • Multimedia and presentation source and acceptor selection.
  • Production and video editing studios.
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