WyreStorm Essentials 8K60 HDMI Switcher SeriesSKU: EXP-SW-0X01-8K
$291.00 – $348.00
Our plug-and-play 8K HDMI switcher series has the ability to send uncompressed up to 8K@60Hz or 4K@120Hz resolutions to your display. These switchers also support DSC 1.2a pass-through, an approved method of compression in accordance to the HDMI 2.1 specification, allowing up to a 10K@120Hz signal to be transmitted losslessy.
Ranging in two models with varying number of inputs to choose from, this powerful switcher series also gives you the tools to de-embed audio from your source if there isn’t an option on the source and supports ARC from your display to send to send high quality 5.1 to your audio distribution system. Other features such as auto switching and CEC passthrough makes this WyreStorm Essentials™ switcher series a true and powerful plug-and-play solution.
Don’t forget, this switcher line can be paired with any of our CAB-HAOC-FRL’s to further extend your 8K@60Hz signal further than a standard 8K HDMI cable!
Tailored for RESIDENTIAL
The WyreStorm Essentials line 8K switcher thrives in the robust home install space. Conveniently switch between emerging 8K sources and game consoles in any home theater, entertainment, or media room application while distributing 5.1 audio from source content using audio de-embed or ARC functionality.
Tailored for RETAIL
Distribute captivating 8K source content to 8K displays in the retail environment to showcase the powerful capabilities of the emerging resolution in consumer TV’s on the show floor.
8K AND BEYOND
Our Essentials 8K switchers not only meet 8K demands but they’re empowered with DSC passthrough, an approved method found in the HDMI 2.1 specification to transmit super-high bandwidth content (up to 10K@120Hz!) producing mathematically lossless content. These switchers also support all High Dynamic Range formats including HDR10+, Dolby Vision and HLG.
In addition to 8K resolution, these switchers support a number HDMI 2.1 technologies including, Auto Low Latency Mode, Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport and Quick Media Switching ensuring you can take advantage of all the features your 8K display has to offer.
To be able to send 8K content from source to display, everything inline is required to be HDMI 2.1 compatible, leading to expensive upgrades including your audio distribution system. With our switchers, no need to upgrade your AVR! Simply utilize the audio de-embed on our switchers to get high quality 5.1 while passing HDMI 2.1 content to your display.
COMPLETE YOUR SETUP
WyreStorm offers HDMI 2.1 cables in a number of different lengths and flavors. Use our passive 2.1 cables for short distances up to 3m (9ft). If you need to go a long distance take advantage of our Active Optical 2.1 cables that can reach 15m (50ft).
Uncompressed (with DSC 1.2a when required)
End to End Latency
Maximum Transmission Bit Rate
40Gbps (4-core, 10Gbps per lane)
TMDS (600MHz Maximum) | FRL (16b/18b encoding) | DSC 1.2a Supported
4x HDMI (EXP-SW-0401-8K)
2x HDMI (EXP-SW-0201-8K)
Maximum Data Rate
40 Gbps (FRL) | 18 Gbps (TMDS)
Video Resolution (Max)
1920 x 1080p @240Hz
4096 x 2160p @120Hz 4:4:4 10bit
5120 x 2880p @60Hz 4:4:4 10bit
7680 x 4320p @60Hz 4:2:0 10bit
10240x4320p @120Hz w/DSC
DCI | HDR10+ | Dolby Vision | HLG | SL-HDR1 | PQ | BT.2020 | BT.2100
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
2ch PCM | Multichannel LPCM | DTS-X | Dolby Atmos
Maximum Sampling Rate
Maximum Audio Channels
COMMUNICATION & CONTROL
HDMI 2.1 | HDCP 2.3 | EDID | CEC (Pass-through) | VRR | ALLM | FVA | QFT | QMS
1x Front Panel Sensor
Front Panel Push Button
1x 3-Pin Terminal Block (4×1 only)
12V DC 1A
Max Power Consumption
±8kV (Air-gap discharge) / ±4kV (Contact discharge)
- HDCP 2.3 compliant
- Full CEC passthrough
- Supports EDID management via DIP switches
- S/PDIF audio output from HDMI de-embed or ARC
- Automatic or Manual switching
- Supports up to 40Gbps FRL and 18Gbps TMDS
- FRL to TMDS and TMDS to FRL mode conversion
- Supports HDMI2.1 features such as QFT (Quick Frame Transport), QMS (Quick Media Switching), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
- IR and RS232 control supported
- No single use plastic included* #SUPFree
In the Box
- 1x 8K Switcher
- 1x DC 12V PSU (US,UK,EU,AU)
- 1 x IR Receiver Cable
- 1x IR Remote (CR2025 battery not included)
- 2x Mounting Brackets
- 1x 3-Pin Phoenix Connector (EXP-SW-0401-8K)