Crestron CNX-PBAR4
Professional Balanced Audio Receiver
Operations Guide
This document was prepared and written by the Technical Documentation department at:
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
15 Volvo Drive
Rockleigh, NJ 07647
1-888-CRESTRON
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©2002 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Crestron CNX-PBAR4
Professional Balanced Audio Receiver
Contents
Professional Balanced Audio Receiver: CNX-PBAR4
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Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1
Features and Functions ................................................................................................ 1
Specifications .............................................................................................................. 2
Physical Description.................................................................................................... 3
Industry Compliance ................................................................................................... 5
Setup .......................................................................................................................................... 5
Rack Mounting ............................................................................................................ 5
Hookup ........................................................................................................................ 7
Problem Solving ........................................................................................................................ 8
Troubleshooting........................................................................................................... 8
Further Inquiries .......................................................................................................... 8
Future Updates ............................................................................................................ 8
Return and Warranty Policies .................................................................................................... 9
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service ........................................................................ 9
CRESTRON Limited Warranty................................................................................... 9
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Crestron CNX-PBAR4
Professional Balanced Audio Receiver
Professional Balanced Audio
Receiver: CNX-PBAR4
Introduction
Features and Functions
The CNX-PBAR4 Professional Balanced Audio Receiver consists of four identical
differential receiver channels and is designed to work with the Crestron
CNXRMCLV Room Solution Box and CNX-BIPAD8 Audio Distribution Processor.
Balanced output of local audio sources from the CNXRMCLV room box is routed
via CAT5 cabling to the CNX-PBAR4 at the head-end. The balanced audio is
buffered and routed from the CNX-PBAR4 to a CNX-BIPAD8 for additional
distribution. The CNX-PBAR4 also converts the signal from balanced to singleended, and outputs the audio on RCA jacks. This line-level audio is routed to a
CNX-BIPAD8 or CNX-PAD8A for distribution to other room boxes, amplifiers, or
CNX-BIPAD8s. Balanced audio from a CNX-BIPAD8 can also be supplied via
CAT5 to the CNX-PBAR4 and passed through to a CNXRMCLV. For detailed
information, refer to the simplified configuration diagram described in “Hookup”
which begins on page 7.
This non-Cresnet unit is a key component for distributing audio throughout an
entire home, using standard CAT5 cabling. The unit does not require a Cresnet ID or
definition in a Crestron SIMPL Windows program.
Functional Summary
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4 RJ45 Connectors for CAT5 I/O to Room Boxes
4 RJ45 Connectors for CAT5 I/O to Audio Distribution
Processors
8 RCA Connectors (2 per Group) for Line-Level Audio
Output to Other Room Boxes, Amplifiers, and Audio
Distribution Processors.
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Specifications
Specifications for the CNX-PBAR4 are given in the following table.
CNX-PBAR4 Specifications
SPECIFICATION
DETAILS
Power Requirements
24W (1A @ 24VDC), Power Pack, PW-2410RU, included
CAT5 Cable Length
Up to 500 feet maximum each from all devices.
RJ45 IN Port
Input Pins 1, 2, 3, 6
Output Pins 4, 5, 7, 8
Impedance
Signal Level
Shielded (8-pin) Female
Balanced In
Balanced Out
600 Ohms
4VRMS max differential
RJ45 OUT Port
Output Pins 1, 2, 3, 6
Input Pins 4, 5, 7, 8
Impedance
Voltage Level
Shielded (8-pin) Female
Balanced Out
Balanced In
600 Ohms
4VRMS max differential
RCA Audio Output
Output Type
Connector
Impedance
Voltage Level
Unbalanced / Standard Line Level
RCA Female
100 Ohms
2VRMS max.
Audio Specifications
Total Harmonic Distortion
Signal to Noise Ratio
Common Mode Rejection
Frequency Response
< 0.005%
>100dB
>90dB
20 Hz to 20 KHz ±0.2 dB
Operating Temperature &
Humidity
41° to 113°F (5° to 45°C)
10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Dimensions & Weight
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight:
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1.7 in (4.32 cm) (1 rack space)
19.0 in (48.26 cm) – with ears (included)
17.03 in (43.24 cm) – without ears
6.67 in (16.94 cm)
2.88 lb (1.29 kg)
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Professional Balanced Audio Receiver
Physical Description
The CNX-PBAR4 is housed in a black enclosure with labeling on the front and back
panels. For unit dimensions, refer to the physical view drawing below.
CNX-PBAR4 Front Panel
1.70 in
(4.32 cm)
6.68 in
(16.97 cm)
CNX-PBAR4 Physical View
17.03 in
(43.25 cm)
Ports and Indicators
The CNX-PBAR4 has a single LED power indicator (PWR) on the front panel. The
LED is illuminated when the unit is connected to and receives 24VDC power from
the supplied power pack.
All audio input/output ports are located on the rear panel.
NOTE: This unit is a non-Cresnet device.
As shown in the illustration on the next page, the unit’s ports consist of four identical
audio I/O groups of input and output connectors. Also located on the rear panel is the
male connector for 24VDC input power from the supplied power pack, PW-2410RU.
The ports and controls are described in the paragraphs following the illustration.
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CNX-PBAR4 Rear Panel
AUDIO OUT
1
IN
OUT
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
2
IN
OUT
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
3
LEFT
IN
OUT
LEFT
RIGHT
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
4
IN
OUT
LEFT
24VDC
1A
RIGHT
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS INC., ROCKLEIGH, NJ 07647 USA
Each of the four audio channels consists of two RJ45 (8-pin) connectors (labeled IN
and OUT) and a pair of gold plated RCA connectors labeled AUDIO OUT, LEFT
and RIGHT.
RJ45 Connectors
These 8-pin connectors provide bi-directional balanced audio connection, via CAT5
cables, to CNXRMCLV room boxes and to CNX-BIPAD8 audio distribution
processors. Pinouts for the unit receptacles and cable connectors are shown in the
following figure.
RJ45 Pinouts
8 PIN, RJ45 PINOUT
Pin 1
Pin 1
RECEPTACLE, REAR VIEW
(TAB POSITION DOWN)
CONNECTOR
(TAB FACING AWAY)
RCA Connectors
The two RCA connectors provide line-level audio for a variety of configurations
required by the local equipment in the room.
Functional Description
As shown in the simplified functional diagram on the following page, the IN
connectors receive balanced audio input from the CNXRMCLV on pins 1, 2, 3, and
6. The balanced audio is buffered, routed to pins 1, 2, 3, and 6 of the OUT connector,
and supplied to the CNX-BIPAD8. The balanced audio is also converted to
unbalanced audio and supplied to the RCA connectors for distribution to the CNXBIPAD8, amplifiers, or other room boxes. Balanced audio from the CNX-BIPAD8 is
supplied to pins 4, 5, 7, and 8 of the OUT connector, and passed through to pins 4, 5,
7, and 8 of the IN connector, to be supplied to the CNXRMCLV.
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Professional Balanced Audio Receiver
CNX-PBAR4 Simplified Functional Diagram
CNX-PBAR4
(One of Four Channels)
AUDIO OUT
Buffer
Buffer
Converter
LEFT
RCA
Unbalanced
RIGHT
RJ45
IN
1+ 2-
3+ 6-
4+ 5-
7+ 8-
RJ45
OUT
1+ 2-
RCA
Buffer
Buffer
Converter
3+ 6-
4+ 5-
7+ 8-
OUTPUT
INPUT
CNXRMCLV
3+ 6-
4+ 5-
INPUT
R-
1+ 2-
R-
7+ 8-
L+
LR+
4+ 5-
L+
LR+
R-
2- 3+ 6-
R-
1+
L+
LR+
L+
LR+
Balanced
Audio In
7+ 8-
OUTPUT
CNX-BIPAD8
Industry Compliance
As of the date of manufacture, this unit has been tested and found to comply with
specifications for CE marking and standards per EMC and Radio Communications
Compliance Labeling (N11785)
NOTE: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Setup
Rack Mounting
WARNING: To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing this unit in a
rack, take special precautions to ensure that the system remains stable. The following
guidelines are provided to ensure your safety:
When mounting this unit in a partially filled rack, load the rack from the bottom
to the top with the heaviest component at the bottom of the rack.
If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before
mounting or servicing the unit in the rack.
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NOTE: If rack mounting is not required, rubber feet are provided for tabletop
mounting or stacking. Apply the feet near the corner edges on the underside of the
unit.
NOTE: Reliable earth grounding of rack-mounted equipment should be maintained.
Particular attention should be given to supply connections other than direct
connections to the branch circuit (e.g., use of power strips).
Two “ears” are provided with the unit and must be installed so that it can be rack
mounted. Refer to the following illustration and complete the procedures below to
attach ears to the unit. The only tool required is a Phillips screwdriver.
NOTE: Attaching screws are provided with the ears.
Ear Attachment for Rack Mounting
1.
Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the three side screws closest to
the front panel.
2.
Position a rack ear so that its mounting holes align with the vacated
holes, and secure the ear to the unit with the three longer screws
supplied with the ears.
3.
Repeat the procedure to attach the remaining ear to the opposite side.
CAUTION: If rack ears are subsequently removed to accommodate a non-rack
configuration, be certain to reinstall the shorter screws removed in Step 1. Failure to
do so can cause damage to internal components.
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Professional Balanced Audio Receiver
Hookup
The CNX-PBAR4 provides great flexibility in redistributing audio signals
throughout an entire home. Local room sources can be distributed and shared to
other rooms through the headend. For example, as seen in the following simplified
configuration diagram, users can choose audio from among the headend sources,
their own local sources, or the local sources of other rooms.
To maintain highest signal integrity, Crestron recommends a maximum length of 500
feet for CAT5 input cables between the CNX-PBAR4 and other devices.
Simplified Configuration Diagram for the CNX-PBAR4
In this diagram, local audio sources routed from the CNXRMCLV as balanced audio
to the IN port of the CNX-PBAR4 are sent via CAT5 cable from the OUT connector
to a CNX-BIPAD8 for redistribution to other room boxes, amplifiers, or
CNX-BIPA8s.
Line-level audio from the CNX-PBAR RCA outputs is routed to CNX-PAD8As for
distribution to local room amplifiers.
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Problem Solving
Troubleshooting
In the event of poor quality or missing signal output at one or more distribution
points supplied by circuits that include the CNX-PBAR4, and troubleshooting
procedures for the other devices in the network do not resolve the problem, do the
following:
1.
Verify existence of input signals(s) from the CNXRMCLV.
2.
Verify that the correct (24 VDC, 1A) external Power Pack is properly
connected, and that the front panel PWR indicator is illuminated.
3.
Verify pinouts on CAT5 cable connectors. Make sure crimping is secure
and that there are no shorts.
4.
Verify that all CAT5 input cables and RCA output cables are securely
connected.
5.
After determining which of the four channels may be at fault, swap the
input and output cables between the groups to locate the source of the
trouble. If further assistance is required, please contact a Crestron
customer service representative.
Further Inquiries
If after reviewing this Operations Guide for the CNX-PBAR4, you cannot locate
specific information or have questions, please take advantage of Crestron's award
winning customer service team in your area. Dial one of the following numbers.
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In the US and Canada, call Crestron's corporate headquarters at
1-888-CRESTRON [1-888-273-7876].
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In Europe, call Crestron International at +32-15-50-99-50.
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In Asia, call Crestron Asia at +852-2341-2016.
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In Latin America, call Crestron Latin America at +5255-5093-2160.
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In Australia and New Zealand, call Crestron Control Solutions at
+61-2-9737-8203.
Future Updates
As Crestron improves functions, adds new features, and extends the capabilities of
the CNX-PBAR4, additional information and programming examples may be made
available as manual updates. These updates are solely electronic and serve as
intermediary supplements prior to the release of a complete technical documentation
revision.
Check the Crestron website (www.crestron.com) periodically for manual update
availability and its relevance. Updates are available from the Downloads | Product
Manuals section and are identified as an “Addendum” in the Download column.
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Return and Warranty Policies
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service
1.
No merchandise may be returned for credit, exchange, or service without prior authorization
from CRESTRON. To obtain warranty service for CRESTRON products, contact the factory
and request an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number. Enclose a note specifying
the nature of the problem, name and phone number of contact person, RMA number, and
return address.
2.
Products may be returned for credit, exchange, or service with a CRESTRON Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Authorized returns must be shipped freight
prepaid to CRESTRON, 6 Volvo Drive, Rockleigh, N.J., or its authorized subsidiaries, with
RMA number clearly marked on the outside of all cartons. Shipments arriving freight collect
or without an RMA number shall be subject to refusal. CRESTRON reserves the right in its
sole and absolute discretion to charge a 15% restocking fee, plus shipping costs, on any
products returned with an RMA.
3.
Return freight charges following repair of items under warranty shall be paid by CRESTRON,
shipping by standard ground carrier. In the event repairs are found to be non-warranty, return
freight costs shall be paid by the purchaser.
CRESTRON Limited Warranty
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, Inc. warrants its products to be free from manufacturing defects in
materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of
purchase from CRESTRON, with the following exceptions: disk drives and any other moving or
rotating mechanical parts, pan/tilt heads and power supplies are covered for a period of one (1)
year; touchscreen display and overlay components are covered for 90 days; batteries and
incandescent lamps are not covered.
This warranty extends to products purchased directly from CRESTRON or an authorized
CRESTRON dealer. Purchasers should inquire of the dealer regarding the nature and extent of the
dealer's warranty, if any.
CRESTRON shall not be liable to honor the terms of this warranty if the product has been used in
any application other than that for which it was intended, or if it has been subjected to misuse,
accidental damage, modification, or improper installation procedures. Furthermore, this warranty
does not cover any product that has had the serial number altered, defaced, or removed.
This warranty shall be the sole and exclusive remedy to the original purchaser. In no event shall
CRESTRON be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind (property or economic
damages inclusive) arising from the sale or use of this equipment. CRESTRON is not liable for
any claim made by a third party or made by the purchaser for a third party.
CRESTRON shall, at its option, repair or replace any product found defective, without charge for
parts or labor. Repaired or replaced equipment and parts supplied under this warranty shall be
covered only by the unexpired portion of the warranty.
Except as expressly set forth in this warranty, CRESTRON makes no other warranties, expressed
or implied, nor authorizes any other party to offer any warranty, including any implied warranties
of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any implied warranties that may be imposed
by law are limited to the terms of this limited warranty. This warranty statement supercedes all
previous warranties.
Trademark Information
All brand names, product names, and trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Windows is a registered
trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Windows95/98/Me/XP and WindowsNT/2000 are trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
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Crestron Electronics, Inc.
15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 888.CRESTRON
Fax: 201.767.7576
www.crestron.com
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Specifications subject to
change without notice.