Eight Port Fiber Optic Audio Extractor
Key Features
  • Provides local audio outputs from up to eight FOX or FOX II Series fiber optic signals, extracting analog stereo audio for independent processing and routing
  • Extracts audio from the eight ports simultaneously
  • Balanced or unbalanced analog stereo audio output for integration with audio processing and distribution equipment
  • Output reclocking reshapes and restores timing of the fiber optic signal
  • Buffered input loop‑throughs restore optical budget to maximize distance capabilities
  • Compatible with Extron FOX Matrix Switchers for signal distribution systems up to 1000x1000 and larger
The Extron FOX II AEX 108
Model Version Description Part #
FOX II AEX 108 MM Audio Extractor - Multimode 60-1459-01
FOX II AEX 108 SM Audio Extractor - Singlemode 60-1459-02

The Extron FOX II AEX 108 Eight Port Fiber Optic Audio Extractor enables independent processing and routing of audio signals in a fiber optic AV distribution system. Each input port extracts the two‑channel audio signal from a FOX II or FOX Series transmitter to provide analog balanced or unbalanced stereo audio, and retransmits the original fiber optic signal to the receiver. Output reclocking on the buffered pass‑through maintains signal integrity, transmitting the signal at the original power level. Featuring high‑speed, all‑digital signal transmission of pixel‑perfect video, audio, and control signals over fiber optic cabling, the FOX II AEX 108 is compatible with FOX II Series extenders and FOX Series HDMI, DVI, VGA, VGA/YUV, and AV transmitters and receivers.

The FOX II AEX 108 is compatible with a wide range of FOX Series products. It can be used in combination with FOXBOX and PowerCage FOX extenders as well as FOX Series distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers for support of enterprise-wide installations.

This fiber optic audio extractor is available in multimode and singlemode models. The FOX II AEX 108 MM supports multimode fiber at 850 nm, which is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate‑range transmission distances of up to 2 km (1.25 miles). The FOX II AEX 108 SM supports singlemode and multimode fiber at 1310 nm. Singlemode fiber offers long range transmission capability over extreme distances of up to 30 km (18.75 miles). It is used in very large facilities such as airports, shopping centers, and stadiums, as well as providing connection between facilities such as for university and corporate campuses. Because transmission of content is inherently secure and immune to outside interference, fiber applications are also preferred in government, military, and medical environments.

The FOX II AEX 108 is ideal for use in FOX Matrix system applications that require extraction of audio signals for local independent distribution and processing within an equipment room. It can be used to extract audio signals from remote AV sources for independent routing before sending the fiber optic signal through a FOX Matrix switcher. In this configuration, it receives signals from an AV source via the transmitter, extracts the audio, and transmits the original fiber optic signal to an input on the matrix switcher. The line-level balanced or unbalanced analog stereo audio is made available to the audio processing and distribution system.

When used on the output side of a FOX Matrix switcher, the FOX II AEX 108 extracts program audio for independent processing through a mixer, DSP, or audio amplifier before transmitting the fiber optic signals to remote displays. In this configuration, it receives output signals from the matrix switcher, extracts the audio, and transmits the original fiber optic signal to a remote display. The receiver at the remote display converts the optical signal to video, audio, and control.


Note: The FOX II AEX 108 is not compatible with the FOX 3G HD-SDI extender or the FOX 3G DVC signal converter.

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 NOTE     Analog audio signals are digitized in a fiber optic transmitter, sent through the fiber cable to the matrix switcher, then the FOX II AEX 108, and converted back to analog audio in the FOX II AEX 108 or the receiver.
 NOTE     These units are class 1 laser products. They meet the safety regulations of IEC-60825.
 NOTE     The FOX II AEX 108 is not compatible with the Extron FOX 3G HD-SDI extender or the FOX 3G DVC signal converter.
Optical fiber interconnection between transmitter or fiber matrix switcher and receiver
   Number/type 2 fibers per extraction point
   Connectors 16 LC connectors
   Operating distance 
      Singlemode 30 km (18.75 miles) with singlemode (SM) cables
      Multimode 300 m (984') with 62.5 µm OM1 multimode (MM) cables
1 km (3280') with 50 µm OM2 multimode (MM) cables
2 km (6561') with 50 µm OM3/OM4 2000/4700 MHz bandwidth laser optimized multimode cables
    NOTE     Operating distance is approximate. These are typical maximum distances that may vary depending on factors such as fiber type, fiber bandwidth, connector splicing, losses, modal or chromatic dispersion, environmental factors, and kinks.
   Nominal peak wavelength 850 nm for MM, 1310 nm for SM
   Data rate 4.25 Gbps or 2.125 Gbps, selectable
   Transmission power 
      Singlemode -5 dBm, typical
      Multimode -5 dBm, typical
   Maximum receiver sensitivity 
      Singlemode -18 dBm, typical
      Multimode -12 dBm, typical
   Optical loss budget 
      Singlemode 13 dB, maximum
      Multimode 7 dB, maximum
      Default Unbalanced output: –6 dB
Balanced output: 0 dB
      Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
      THD + Noise 0.10% @ 1 kHz at nominal level
      S/N >80 dB at maximum output (unweighted)
      Audio bits per sample 18 bits per channel, 2 channels (L, R)
      Sampling rate 48 kHz
Audio input — See the transmitter specifications
Audio output
   Number/signal type 8 balanced/unbalanced stereo, 16 balanced or unbalanced mono
   Connectors (8) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Nominal level +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms), -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
   Maximum level >+11 dBu, balanced at 1% THD+N
   Audio delay 1.5 frames
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
   Power supply Internal
100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Power consumption 17.5 watts
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, vents on top and side panels
   Thermal dissipation 59.6 BTU/hr
      Rack mount Yes, with optional rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional under desk mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.7" H x 8.7" W x 8.5" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(4.3 cm H x 22.1 cm W x 21.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 2.7 lbs (1.2 kg)
   Shipping weight 5 lbs (3 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-1459-01 4.5" (11.4 cm) 14.25" (36.2 cm) 13.25" (33.7 cm) 4.22 lbs (1.91 kg)
    60-1459-02 4.5" (11.4 cm) 14.25" (36.2 cm) 13.25" (33.7 cm) 4.22 lbs (1.91 kg)


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