Axium AX-800DAV
Multi-Zone Digital Amplifier
Instruction Manual
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions
Heed all warnings
Follow all instructions
Do not use this apparatus near water
Clean only with dry cloth
Do not block any ventilation openings, Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
Ensure that the ventilation is not impeded by
covering the ventilation openings with items such as
newspapers, table cloths, curtains, etc.
Do not install near any heat source such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Use the apparatus only in moderate climates (not
in tropical climates).
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or third prong are provided
for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit
into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
Only use the attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
If you install the apparatus in a built-in installation,
such as a bookcase or rack, ensure that there is
adequate ventilation. Leave 20cm (8”) of free
space at the top and sides and 10cm (4”) at the
rear. The rear edge of the shelf or board above the
apparatus shall be set 10cm (4”) away from the
rear panel or wall, creating a flue-like gap for warm
air to escape. Good airflow is necessary to help
ensure proper operation. Not only should you
provide enough free space around the unit, but
also ensure that air can flow freely and escape
from the amplifier surroundings. Failure to do so
may cause thermal shutdown of the unit, and
reduced life expectancy.
15 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
16 Never expose the unit to moisture
17 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus. The apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
18 Damage requiring service
Unplug the apparatus from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under
the following conditions:
A) When the power supply cord or plug is
damaged
B) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have
fallen into the apparatus.
C) If the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
water,
D) If the apparatus does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the
apparatus to its normal operation.
E) If the apparatus has been dropped or
damaged in any way, and
F) When the apparatus exhibits a distinct change
in performance this indicates a need for a
service.
19 Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the apparatus
through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short-out parts that could result
in a fire or electric shock.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
Don’t put candles or other burning objects on top
of this apparatus.
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Precautions
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AC Fuse - The AC fuse inside the unit is not userserviceable. If you cannot turn on the unit, contact
the dealer from whom you purchased this unit.
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Care - Occasionally you should dust the unit all
over with a soft cloth. For stubborn stains, use a
soft cloth dampened with a weak solution of mild
detergent and water. Dry the unit immediately
afterwards with a clean cloth. Don’t use abrasive
cloths, thinners, alcohol, or other chemical
solvents, because they may damage the finish or
remove the panel lettering.
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Power
WARNING
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST
TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION
CAREFULLY.
AC outlet voltages vary from country to country.
Make sure that the voltage in your area meets the
voltage requirements printed on the unit’s rear
panel. (e.g. AC 90V – 240V 50/60HZ)
The power cord is used to disconnect this unit from
the AC power source. Make sure that the plug is
readily operable (easily accessible) at all times.
If you do not intend to use the unit for an
extended period, remove the power cord from the
AC outlet.
Earth – The unit is defined as Class1 in EN60065
(low voltage directive) and MUST BE EARTHED.
Connect only to a mains socket outlet with
protective earth, and only use the power cord
supplied.
Finland:
“Laite on Liitettävä suojamaadoituskoskettimilly
varustettun pistorasiaan”
Norway:
“Apparatet må tilkoples jordet stikkontakt”
Sweden:
˶Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag”
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Never Touch This Unit With Wet Hands –
Never handle this unit or its power cord while your
hands are wet or damp. If water or any other
liquid gets inside this unit, have it checked by your
Axium dealer.
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Handling Notes
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If you need to transport this unit, use the
original packaging to pack it how it was when
you brought it.
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Do not leave rubber or plastic items on this
unit for a long time, because they may leave
marks on the case.
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This unit’s top and rear panels may get warm
after prolonged use. This is normal.
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If you do not use this unit for a long time, it
may not work properly the next time you turn
it on, so be sure to use it occasionally.
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Speaker Shorts
Under no circumstances should the speaker output
terminals of the unit be short circuited, grounded
or connected to another output.
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Direct Sun light - Avoid installing the amplifier in
positions where the front panel is exposed to direct
sunlight – may cause control to become sluggish.
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Controller Connection - Never connect more
than eight Axium controllers. The supply is
internally fused (self resetting) and may open
circuit. Never connect the unit’s 12VDC terminal
(‘Bus Run’ port) to an external power supply.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We declare under our sole responsibility that this
product, to which this declaration relates, is in
conformity with the following standards:
EN60065, EN55013, EN55020, EN61000-3-2 and
EN61000-3-3.
Following the provisions of Low Voltage Directive
2006/95/EC and EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, the
EC regulation 1275/2008 and its frame work
Directive 2009/125/EC for Energy-related
Products (ErP).
A NOTE ABOUT RECYCLING:
This product’s packaging materials are recyclable
and can be reused. Please dispose of any
materials in accordance with the local recycling
regulations.
When discarding the unit, comply with local rules
or regulations. Batteries should never be thrown
away or incinerated but disposed of in accordance
with the local regulations
concerning battery disposal.
This product and the supplied
accessories constitute the
applicable product according to
the WEEE directive.
For U.S. models
FCC information for User
CAUTION:
The user changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
For Canadian Models
NOTE: THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS COMPLIES
WITH CANADIAN ICES-003
For models having a power cord with a polarized plug:
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT FULLY INSERT.
Modèle pour les Candadien
REMARGUE: CET APPAPEIL NUMĖRIQUE DE LA
CLASSE B EST CONFORME À LA NORME NMB-003 DU
CANADA.
Sur les modèles don’t la fiche est polarisée:
ATTENTION: POUR ĖVITTER LES CHOCS
ĖLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE
DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE
LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQƯ AU FOND.
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Supplied Accessories
Table of Contents
Make sure you have the following accessories:
Important Safety Instructions
Precautions
Declaration of Conformity
Supplied Accessories
Features
Front Panel Guide
Rear Panel Guide
Typical System Configuration
Multiple Amplifier Stacks
Controller Termination
Menu Navigation
WEB Application
Axium Music Centre Program
RS232 Protocol
Specifications
VDE CEE 7/7
European Plug
Schuko
to IEC60320
C13 socket
AS3112
Australasian Plug
to IEC60320
C13 Socket
Axium CD
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Features
Thank you for purchasing an Axium AX-800DAV Multi-Zone Amplifier.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making connections and plugging in the unit.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain optimum performance and
listening enjoyment from your new Multi-Zone Amplifier.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Multi-Zone, Multi-Source, Video Switching
Ethernet, RS232, USB and IR control
The 800DAV amplifier has six separate amplifiers
and two separate preamplifiers, providing 8 zones
of independent yet integrated control.
There are 11 inputs sources comprising the
following:
Sources 1 – 6 are either Analog Stereo, or Coax
Digital Audio (PCM).
Sources 7 & 8 are either Coax or Optical Digital
Audio (PCM)
Source 9 is either spawned from the USB Host, or
Ethernet
S10 is the Door-Bell .wav playback source typically used for paging applications.
The first 4 zones have a 4 source composite video
switcher, so monitor screens in four different
rooms may display any of the first 4 sources
(S1 – S4).
The 800DAV amplifier may be controlled and
monitored via the rear Panel USB, RS232 serial
interface or Ethernet.
In multi amplifier installations where the
amplifiers are interconnected using an expansion
bus cable, only one Ethernet or RS232 connection
is required to control the stack of amplifiers.
An 800DAV amplifier may receive IR directly from
the front panel receiver or via the eight
‘Controller’ connections.
There are zone specific IR commands and also a
set of global IR commands.
The commands are: ON, OFF, Standby (toggling),
Mute, Volume Up, Volume Down, Source Selects,
Discrete Audio Source Selects, Discrete Video
Source Selects, On with Source Specific
commands.
The Global commands also include PRESET1 –
PRESET 14, Alarm Enable, Alarm OFF, & 5 minute
Sleep.
Preamplifiers and Outputs
Each zone has bass, treble, balance and loudness
control. These are accessed either from the front
panel or AMC (Axium Music Centre) program.
A feature called ‘Maximum Volume limiting’, is
useful for protecting connected speakers. It may
be applied to both amplifier and preamplifier
outputs.
Amplifier Power, Protection, and Clipping
Indicators
50 Watts RMS per channel into 8 ohm loads.
Capable of driving into 4 ohm loads.
The amplifiers are protected against output
shorts, and have algorithms that prevent hard
clipping when the zone amplifiers are overdriven.
Thermal Control
There are two progressive levels of thermal
control:
• The amplifier volume is reduced 20dB.
• The amplifiers are shutdown until the
temperature reduces below the first level.
Care should be taken to ensure adequate
ventilation – see “Important safety instructions”
on page 1
Real Time Clock
The 800DAV amplifier is equipped with a real time
clock.
The amplifier may be set up to function as an
alarm clock, so that at 6.30am in the morning 5
days a week, the master bedroom zone could be
made to turn on, select tuner, and go to a specific
volume. Multiple Alarms are feasible (max of 14)
however the Alarm Enable & OFF commands act
upon all programmed Alarms.
The Clock automatically compensates for daylight
saving.
The clock continues to operate typically > 48
hours without power – more than enough to keep
the time current during lengthy power outages.
IR Emitter Ports
There are 10 Buffered IR emitter Ports.
Ports 1 – 8 have IR routing, and are intended to
control specific input source components. Two IR
ports 9 & 10 are the sum of all IR sources; these
control the ‘All’ zone source components.
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Presets and Paging
Buffered Video Outputs
There are 14 amplifier presets and two page
presets.
Presets 1 - 14 are momentary and cause the
amplifier to go to a predetermined setup, i.e.
standby, volume & source selection.
The presets may also be programmed with event
scheduling, and are used by the alarm clock.
The ‘Page Preset’ mode is for paging applications
and is invoked by a contact closure between the
0V and PG1 or PG2 terminals.
The contact closure must have an external power
source i.e. a 12 – 24V AC/DC powered door bell.
When the contact closure is released (power
sensed across PG – 0V terminals) the amplifier
zones return to their previous states.
PG1 is always assigned to the Page Preset.
PG2 may be assigned to any one of the 15
available Presets.
The composite video inputs are buffered for the
purpose of expanding to other amplifiers in the
installation.
Zone Linking
After an AC power outage the 800DAV amplifier
restores its settings to the pre-interrupted state.
All internal settings are stored in non-volatile
memory, except the clock that runs for at least 48
hours on stored power.
A zone may be programmed to link multiple
zones. Zone linking ties the source selection
together. It may also tie the volume, and standby.
This is useful for closely coupled audio areas
where it is advantageous to have different volume
control but the same source, or the same volume
with separate standby control. Zone linking is
setup either via the front panel user interface or
AMC program.
96 Zones
There are 96 zones of possible control.
On an 800DAV amplifier each zone must be
different, however in a multiple amplifier stack
same zone amplifiers are possible – they simply
mimic every parameter.
Expansion Bus
Data, IR & Amp-On are interconnected via the
expansion bus.
One amplifier is connected to another using a
standard RJ45 patch cable. Connections are made
between amplifiers using either of the two RJ45
expansion bus sockets.
Door Bell
Up to 10 seconds of 44.1 KHz 16 Bit stereo
sounds may be generated as part of a page
preset.
Suitable ‘wav’ files are uploaded to the unit using
the AMC program.
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Discrete Video and Audio Selection
The Video and Audio selection may be
independent. There are RS232 and IR Discrete
control commands available.
Amplifier ON Status – “Amp-On”
Each zone has AMP-ON status: 12VDC OUT on
the rear panel connector: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
The ‘AMP ON’ output’s are protected against
shorts.
Power Failure Restoration
Restore Defaults
The 800DAV amplifier may be readily set to the
default settings.
Restoring Defaults clears all memory and resets
the zone allocations to zones 1 – 8.
Setup Lockout
Locks access to the System Setup and More menus
where installation critical adjustments can be made.
Password = 1396
Firmware Upgradable
The 800DAV amplifier may be updated with the
latest operational firmware, using the Axium
AMC program.
Front Panel Guide
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Front Panel
Solid Aluminium front Panel
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Infra-Red Receiver
Receiver for front panel IR control – Used
only for amplifier control, not IR pass
through.
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Power Indicator
The power indicator glows blue whenever
AC power is applied.
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USB Host
The port is used for Memory stick Digital
music playback.
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2.4” Colour LCD Touch Panel display
LCD Touch Panel display for menu guided
control and programming. The display is
dimmed to “Off” after 15 minutes of
inactivity.
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Chassis Feet
Set high enough to provide unrestricted
air-flow through the chassis for
convection cooling.
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Rear Panel Guide
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AC Inlet
IEC socket
11 Zone Preamplifier Out
Analog Audio L/R Zone 7 and 8 outputs.
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Speaker Terminals
Plug in terminal clamp connectors accept 1.5mm²
speaker wires
12 Analog Input Terminals
Analog Audio L/R inputs
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Expansion Bus
RJ45 patch cable connects between expansion
bus ports of amplifiers in a stack.
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Coax Digital Input Terminals
Coax digital (SPDIF) inputs.
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Coax Digital Source Output Terminals
Coax digital outputs for expansion to further
amplifier zones.
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Buffered Video Out
The composite video inputs are buffered to enable
expansion to further amplifiers.
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CVBS Video Input Terminals
Composite (CVBS) video inputs.
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USB for programming
USB mini B socket for programming and firmware
updates.
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Ethernet Port
This port is used for control, monitoring and data
access.
10 RS232 Communication Port
The port is used for setup, control or monitoring.
A straight through cable must be used when
connecting to a PC or control system.
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13 IR Emitter Ports
3.5mm mono jacks.
IR1 and IR8 are used to control specific source
equipment, where full IR routing is assigned by
the connected controller.
IR9 & IR10 are used to control source equipment
common to all zones. These ports output the
combined IR1 – IR8 infra-red strings.
14 Optical Digital Inputs
Optical (TOSLINK) digital inputs
15 Switcher CVBS Output Terminals
Composite video matrix switcher outputs for
Zones 1 - 4
16 Controller Interface
For connection to keypads and IR receivers.
8 controller interface ports - RJ45 sockets
17 Bus Run Controller Interface
Legacy ‘BUS RUN’ port (4 way terminal block)
18 AMP ON Control
12 – 24V AC/DC powered doorbell - contact
closure between PG1 or PG2 and Common (C)
terminals Invokes a preset enabling paging or
doorbell function.
AMP-ON 1 - 8 output 12VDC when Zone is ON.
Typical System Configuration
Zone 1
Gym
AX-KPD
Zone 2
Study
AX-KPC
Active Subwoofer
Zone 3
Lounge
TABLET
To Ethernet router
DVD PLAYER
Speakers in other Zones - not shown
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SATELLITE RECEIVER
TUNER
CD PLAYER
FIG 1
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Typical System Configuration – Continued
Fig 1 depicts a typical configuration where the 800DAV amplifier is providing audio into six of the possible
eight listening zones. Only three of the Zones are depicted.
Each zone consists of a room with a pair of speakers and a suitable controller. Additionally a zone may have
monitors or TV screens. In Fig 1 two such screens are shown in the Gym and Lounge.
Each zone may be listening / watching any of the connected sources: Satellite, DVD, Tuner, Internet Radio,
Media server, CD etc.
Controllers
Source Equipment
Each zone has a specific control requirement.
Choose controllers that best suit the application.
The 800DAV amplifier has six stereo RCA audio
inputs for connecting to source equipment. These
input channels also feature Coax Digital inputs.
If a signal is present on the Digital input it takes
precedence over the Analog input.
There are two additional Digital only input channels
featuring both coax and Optical inputs.
A zone may select from any of the connected
sources. Someone in the Lounge may be listening
and viewing the DVD, while another in the Study
may be listening to music from the media server.
All eight zones may select the same source, in such
circumstances there is a possibility that all eight
zones may be trying to control that source – not
always desirable – so a system should be well
planned and where appropriate additional source
equipment installed.
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Zone 1 – The Gym: Keypad with IR receiver
Zone 2 – The Study: Keypad
Zone 3 – The Lounge: Tablet
The Axium Keypad’s may be plugged into any of the
eight Controller ports.
Source control IR emitters are plugged into the IR
Ports. There are ten IR ports: IR1 - IR8, and IR9 &
IR10.
IR 1 – RI8 route source specific IR signals from
connected controllers, while IR9 & IR10 output the
common IR or the sum of all received IR signals.
These Ports may be used for source equipment that
is common to all zones.
When controlling the 800DAV using an iPad or other
Web tablet, the 800DAV must be connected to a
WIFI enabled Ethernet router and the Web Tablet
browser must be directed to the 800DAV’s IP
Address. The 800DAV’s WEB application also
provides source control functionality.
The 800DAV can store and regenerate source
equipment IR commands.
The 800DAV can be directed to output the IR
commands to a specific IR output port as required.
This advanced feature is programmed using the
Axium Keypad manager program (AKM)
Speakers
Speakers in each zone are connected to the
amplifier by “Home Run” speaker cables.
Video Outputs
The composite video outputs are suitable for driving
ONE composite video display device. To avoid signal
degradation, home runs of appropriate 75Ω video
cable should be less than 100 meters.
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Preamplifier Zone Outputs
The preamplifier output zones are completely
independent of the Digital amplifier zones. These
can optionally be used for locations where a high or
lower power amplifier / speaker would be required.
A third party power amplifier is required to power
the Zone speakers.
Alternatively a preamplifier Zone may be Zone linked
to one of the Digital amplifier zones, and provide
line level outputs to the zones subwoofer. This is
what is shown in the Study, where the preamplifier
zone 7 provides the active subwoofers line level. In
this case Zone 7 must be Zone Linked to Zone 2 and
Zone linking options for Link Volume and Link
Standby have been selected.
Multiple Amplifier Stacks
To Next AX-800DAV or AX-400DA Multi-Zone Amplifier
DVD PLAYER
SATELLITE RECEIVER
TUNER
CD PLAYER
FIG 2
In large installations where multiple 800DAV amplifiers are required, the expansion bus may be used to
convey inter-amplifier control, and common IR control.
The source equipment audio and video inputs must be plugged into the first amplifier where they are
buffered and sent to the next amplifier in the stack. The maximum recommended expansion is eight units.
Fig 2 shows inter-connected amplifiers using an RJ45 expansion bus lead, and RCA leads for the source
Digital coax signals.
Amplifier Control using Ethernet, RS232 or USB may be connected to any one of the 800DAV’s in the stack.
If the media server is to be used on each 800DAV then Ethernet should be routed to each 800DAV, this is
because Ethernet access is not relayed through the Expansion bus.
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Controller Wiring
The 800DAV is packed with control options:
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USB: Intended for initial installation
Programming or firmware update.
Not intended for permanent connection
to a PC or other control system.
ETHERNET: 100BaseT connection to a
Home network router or switch.
RS232 Serial: Electrically isolated
Prevents hum in analog input circuits.
CONTROLLERS: Conveys +12VDC,
IR and Data between the 800DAV and
Axium keypad controllers, connected
Using CAT5 cables.
BUS RUN: (Legacy) Port conveys
+12VDC, IR & Data to remotely connected
IR controllers.
AMPON: +12VDC 100mA trigger
output when a Zone is ON.
PRESETS: P1 and P2 Inputs are active low.
Connect C (common) and either P1 or P2
across an illuminated door bell switch.
The illuminated doorbell switch must have an
External 12V – 24V AC/DC supply and
current limiting resistor connected.
If a dry contact is to be used for PRESET
Activation, it must be normally closed or a
Push to break contact.
The BUS RUN 0V and +12V can be
connected as shown in FIG 3
FIG 3
EXPANSION BUS: Simple Patch cable
interconnection for Axium amplifiers that
conveys control and data between
Amplifiers in a stack.
The cable length must be < 0.5m.
Interconnection to older Axium amplifier
models is possible only for the Control
functions.
A special cable must be made. See FIG 4
In older Axium amplifier models Analog
audio was conveyed through a 34 way IDC
cable. This is no longer supported, and
connections must be done using RCA
splitters in the analog audio inputs.
FIG 4
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Menu Navigation
Front Panel User Interface:
The Axium 800DAV amplifier has a 2.4” Touch Panel LCD colour display which is used for control and
accessing status of all amplifier functions.
After 2 minutes of inactivity the LCD dims to 50% brightness, after a further 15 minutes it dims OFF.
A Touch on the screen will restore the LCD to full brightness, enabling touch control.
Home Page
The home page provides access to the
Amplifier zones: Zone1 - Zone 8.
Selecting a Zone opens its control page.
Zone Control Page
The eight Zones each have different
background images, but same function.
At the top of the control page the Zone and
current time & day are displayed.
The ‘Zones’ button is the Home Page return.
The Control page provides status & control for
the selected Zones:
• Standby
• Volume Slider
• Volume Up / Down with Digit readout
• Source Selects S1 – S4
• Mute
If the button is blue it indicates selection or
ON status.
The Volume slider changes colour as the
volume increases, i.e. Green –Yellow – Red.
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Selecting the ‘More’ button will display the
next sources: S5 – S8.
To change the selected source, simply push
the required source button.
If the ‘More’ button is selected again the
conditional sources will be displayed if these
are connected, otherwise the Source selection
loops back to the Start: S1 – S4.
Conditional Sources are:
USB – Memory Stick inserted in Front Panel
Media Player – Ethernet connection to server
I-Radio – Accessible Internet.
More Functions Page
When the “More” button is pressed and held
for >1second a More functions Page opens.
There are four Zone specific functions that
when selected navigate to setup pages:
• EQ
• Levels
• Zones
• Delay
There is also a System function which is not
zone specific. The System page is covered
later. Note System functions may be accessed
via any of the Zones ‘More functions’ pages.
The Back arrow button returns to the Zone
Control Page.
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EQ Setup Page
The EQ setup page provides status & control
for the selected Zones:
• Bass ± 12dB using Slider or Up/Down
button
• Treble ±12dB using slider or Up/Down
Button
• Loudness Control – toggle.
The Back arrow button returns to the More
Functions Page.
Levels Setup Page
The Levels setup page provides status &
control for the selected zones:
• Balance ±20dB using slider or
Left/Right button
• Maximum Volume Limiting – can be
reduced over the range from 100 to the
minimum of 2 using the slider or
Up/Down button
The Back arrow button returns to the More
Functions Page.
Delay Setup Page
The Delay setup page provides a single slider
and Up/Down control for adjusting the Zones
Audio Delay time. It may be adjusted over the
range from 0 – 120ms
The Back arrow button returns to the More
Functions Page.
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Zones Setup Page
Zones setup page provides the means to name
and set the Zone coding.
There is also a Button for Zone linking setup.
To change the Zone allocation simply make the
adjustment using the Up/Down button.
The Back arrow button returns to the More
Functions Page.
To Name the Zone select ‘Edit’
The Zone Name Page opens:
Zone Name Page
Use the keypad to enter the Name text,
The limit is 15 regular ASCII characters.
Once entered, select the back arrow to return
to the Zones Setup Page.
Zone Linking Page
The Zone may be linked with any other zone or
zones. Make the selection by scrolling through
the zone list and choosing OK.
The Type of Zone Linking:
Link Volume or Link Standby may be selected.
When Link volume is selected the linked
zone(s) will track the source and volume
settings.
When Link Standby is selected the Linked
Zone(s) will behave as if they are the same
zone.
Once entered, select the back arrow to return
to the Zones Setup Page.
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System Page
The System settings page opens when the
System button is selected in any of the ‘More
function pages’ for longer than 5 seconds.
The System settings are Zone independent
functions.
The page displays the internal amplifier heatsink
temperature.
Select the Close button to return to the Zone
Page.
Set Clock Page
The clocks time and time zone is automatically
synchronised when connected to the internet or
to a PC using the USB connection.
However the clock settings and how the clock is
displayed may be adjusted.
Select the Back arrow to return to the System
settings Page.
Restore Defaults Page
To restore the 800DAV to factory defaults select
‘Yes’, or to return to previous menu select ‘No’.
Factory defaults resets the zone allocations back
to 1 - 8 Clears all settings like Zone and Source
Names, Presets, Zone linking, Maximum volume
limits, Bass, Treble and Loudness etc.
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Setup lockout Page
You may lock the user out from making critical
installation setting changes, by enabling the
Setup lockout. After which the user can not
access the System Settings menus.
Select ‘Yes’ to enable this option, or ‘No’ to
return to the previous menu.
Sources settings Page
Select the Source to be adjusted
From S1 – S8
This opens the Source Edit page.
Or select the Back arrow to return to the System
settings Page.
A Source may be named, by using the phone
Keypad.
The analog input gain can be adjusted using the
Gain slider or Up / Down buttons.
Gain is used to match the analog input levels to
the Digital sources.
Some Analog sources have large variation in
output levels. The 0dB default setting is suitable
for connection to high output devices like DVD
players, while the standard level (1Vrms) is
achieved by setting the gain to +6dB.
The Gain slider - and source button - will flash
red if the gain is set to high and distortion is
detected.
Select the Back arrow to return to the System
settings Page.
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Network settings Page
Network setting always defaults to DHCP.
The connected Ethernet router’s allocated
IP address can be viewed.
If for some reason a Static IP is required the
selection can be made, and settings adjusted
using the back and forward arrow and plus
minus keys.
Select the Back arrow to return to the System
settings Page.
Presets Page
There are 14 possible presets.
It is easier to set up the presets using a
connected PC running the Axium music centre
program. However Presets can be setup using
the 800DAV front panel GUI.
The first 8 presets are accessible on the opening
page. To access the remaining presets select the
‘More’ button
Select the Back arrow to return to the System
settings Page.
Presets 9 – 14 and the Page Preset may be
accessed.
Selecting ‘More’ returns to the previous page
displaying Presets 1 – 8.
‘Clear Alarms’ turns off all alarm settings.
These can only be re-enabled by resetting the
alarms in the preset.
Select the Back arrow to return to the System
settings Page.
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This page is displayed after selecting a Preset.
The Preset may be assigned the Page Preset 2
function. This is where the Preset is invoked
when a PG2 contact closure is made on the rear
panel. Once enabled it cannot be disabled unless
re-assigned to a different Preset, or by Restore
default.
Select ‘Set up’ to enable the Preset Setup Mode.
An Axium splash page is displayed followed by
the Home Page. When in the Preset Setup mode
Navigate through all the zones and make
appropriate changes to the standby, volume and
source selections etc. Once all settings have
been adjusted, navigate back to the Preset:
More/System setup/Preset, Select Yes to
complete and exit the Setup Preset Mode, or No
if you want to continue further settings changes.
The ‘Set alarm’ button above navigates to the
Alarm Preset page.
The Alarm time and days that it is to be
activated may be selected.
The Alarm is set only if the Enable is set.
Select the Back arrow to return to the System
settings Page.
The ‘Zone selection’ button above navigates to
the Zones allocation page.
Presets are system wide functions. Other
800DAV or 400DA amplifiers may be interconnected via the expansion bus.
These amplifier zones can be included using the
‘Include All’ or excluded using the ‘Exclude All’
buttons. Alternatively each zone can be
navigated through using the plus and minus
buttons, and if to be included the OK button is
selected.
Select the Back arrow to return to the System
settings Page.
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WEB Application
The Axium 800DAV amplifier has a WEB application which may be used for control and monitoring of
amplifier and source functions.
Home Page
The home page provides access to the Amplifier Zones.
Selecting a Zone opens its control page.
The Zones shown above have been named. If un-named they are listed as Zone 1, Zone 2 etc.
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Zone Control Page
The Zone Control Page provides status & control of:
• Standby
• Volume: Slider or Up/Down button with readout.
• Source Selection: S1 – S8, & Media or Front Panel USB stick if detected.
• Mute
If the button is blue it indicates selection or ON status.
Because of Web browser limitations, Slider setting changes are made using a positional touch on the slider
The ‘Zones’ button is the Home Page return.
Selecting the ‘Settings’ button will open the Settings page.
Source control may be provided - is setup using the Axium Keypad Manager program.
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Zone Settings Page
The Zone Settings Page provides status & control of:
• Bass: Slider or Up/Down button
• Treble: Slider or Up/Down button
• Loudness
• Balance: Slider or Left / Right button
• Delay: Slider or Up/Down button
• Maximum Volume Limit: Slider or Up/Down button
There is information displayed about the connected amplifiers Model and Unit ID and firmware version.
The amplifier heatsink temperature is also displayed.
The Back arrow button returns to the Zone Control Page.
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Axium Music Centre Program
AMC is an amplifier setup program, full control and tracking of the Axium amplifier zone is provided.
The program runs on PC’s running Win XP, Win 7 or VISTA operating systems, and communicates via
RS232, USB or Ethernet.
AMC’s main window provides user functionality for real-time access and control of any amplifier zone.
When an Axium amplifier is
first attached to a PC running
AMC the amplifiers clock is
automatically set to the PC’s
current time, date and
location.
The Zone and Source buttons
may be named by using a
right mouse click over the
button.
A naming window opens
where the name is entered.
The name is saved in the
connected 800DAV.
File menu contains the commands:
• New window: Opens another AMC main
window. This is useful for displaying and
controlling multiple zones simultaneously
• Keypad window: A keypad window is displayed
•
•
•
•
where a user can cause the selected keypad on the
network to emit its stored IR strings.
Download and save configuration:
A configuration file contains all information in an
installation stack, i.e. Zone allocation, Zone &
Source naming, bass, treble, loudness, max
volume limits, preset programming etc.
Upload a saved configuration:
Upload Audio file: Direct AMC to the file
location of suitable “wav” files. Click Open &
upload the file(s) to the amplifier.
Exit: Shuts down AMC.
Tools menu contains the commands:
• Zone Assignment: Opens a window where
the 800DAV Zones can assigned to between
0 – 95. Zones on one unit must be different.
• IR Routing Tables: Opens a window with a
selection table where the IR output ports can
be mapped to specific Controller ports.
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•
•
•
•
•
Network Settings: Opens a window where a
Network name can edited, and the IP address
can be set to either DHCP or static input. A
selection is provided for synchronizing with an
internet time server.
Media Servers: Opens a window where servers
can be added and UNC path, Name & password
entered.
Party Mode Setup: Opens a window where a
Master Unit can be assigned, and source
allocated for Party Mode application. On the
master unit the S8 SPDIF buffered output will
play the allocated source, and all other
connected amplifiers in a stack will select S8.
Event Viewer: Open a window which displays
a log of significant events in the amplifiers
history.
Advanced: Provides selections for Firmware
update and a Real time log.
Options Menu contains the port assignments,
where the program lists the detected ports.
Select USB, Ethernet or a suitable COM port for
RS232. Note: Firmware update can only be
performed using the USB connection.
The Setup button opens the Setup window.
Provides adjustments for
Zone Equalisation,
Balance, Delay, and Zone
linking assignment.
The Analog source input
levels can be adjusted.
If the source is a DVD
player, the level should be
set to 0dB.
A Source will pulse red if
input clipping is detected.
Nominally the input
should be set to 6dB.
The Preset Setup on the AMC main page opens the Preset window.
Preset programming can be
entered for the Presets.
Paging or Door Bell sound
playback and triggers can be
allocated.
Do Not Disturb (DND), and Alarms
or timed events may be allocated.
Macros may be programmed
where timer, Source & amplifier
control may be involved in the
Preset.
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RS232 Protocol
The RS232 serial port provides data acquisition and control of the Axium amplifiers by a home automation
system, or PC.
The interconnecting cable must be ‘Null modem’: 9 pin female ‘D’ connectors at both ends (pin connections
2 and 3 swapped at one end) only RX, TX & 0V (pin 5) are used.
Baud Rate = 9600, Characters are all ASCII.
Command Structure: <command><zone><data>line feed.
Command
Command
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
09
0B
0C
0D
0F
11
12
14
1C
1D
1E
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Description
Standby
Mute
Source Selection
Volume
Bass
Treble
Balance
Send All parameters
Cause key press on Keypad
Amplifier features
Maximum Volume Limit
Link Zone
Volume Up
Volume Down
Request Device information
Zone Name
Preamplifier Volume Mode
Preset Selection / status
Volume BCD format
Video Source selection
Zone
Amplifiers are encoded with up to 32 zones
The zone byte is used for checking if the command is applicable to the device receiving the command and if
so, for optionally selecting a “sub-device”, e.g. a bank or part of a device. All Zones are addressed using FF.
-
The
ƒ
ƒ
ƒ
ƒ
lower 5 bits of the zone byte represent the zone 0 – 31 selection, i.e:
00000 bin = 00 (hex) = zone 0
00001 bin = 01 (hex) = zone 1
01010 bin = 0A (hex) = zone 10
11111 bin = 1F (hex) = zone 31
-
The
ƒ
ƒ
ƒ
ƒ
upper 3 bits represent the
standard amplifier
=
page preset amplifier =
standard preamplifier =
page preset preamplifier=
Examples:
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sub-device. The sub-device codes for an Axium amplifier are:
000
001
010
011
Addressing a zone 10 preamplifier: Binary 010-01010 or 2A hex
Addressing a zone 10 amplifier: Binary 000-01010 or 0A hex
Addressing all Zone amp & preamplifier: FF hex
Send ASCII “2A”
Send ASCII “0A”
Send ASCII “FF”
Data
Command
Standby
(01)
Mute
(02)
Source Selection
(03)
Volume
(04)
Bass
(05)
Treble
(06)
Balance
(07)
Send all parameters
(09)
Amplifier features
(0C)
Maximum Volume Limit
(0D)
Link Zone
(0F)
Volume Up
(11)
Volume Down
(12)
Zone Name
(1C)
Preamplifier Volume Mode
(1D)
Content
00 – Standby OFF
01 – Standby ON
04 – Toggle
00 – Mute
01 – Un-mute
02 – Toggle Mute
00 – S5
01 – S6
02 – S7
03 – S4
04 – S8
05 – S1
06 – S2
07 – S3
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
40 – S5 Audio only
41 – S6 Audio only
42 – S7 Audio only
43 – S4 Audio only
44 – S8 Audio only
45 – S1 Audio only
46 – S2 Audio only
47 – S3 Audio only
00 – A0 range
F4 – 0C (-12db - +12db)
F4 – 0C (-12db - +12db)
EC – 14 (Left –20db – Right –20db)
XX – value ignored
00 – Loudness enabled
01 – Loudness disabled
00 – A0 range
00 – 31 zone to be linked
FF – for no zone linking
XX – value ignored
XX – value ignored
Data field contains the ASCII string
00 – A0 range
FF = Independent mode.
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Command
Preset Selection
(1E)
Volume BCD Format
(26)
Video Source selection
(28)
Content
All Zone function: Zone byte = FF
00 – Default : exit preset mode
01 – Force “Page Preset”
02 – Select Preset 1
03 – Select Preset 2
04 – Select Preset 3
05 – Select Preset 4
06 – Select Preset 5
07 – Select Preset 6
0 – 99 in BCD format same as Front Panel display
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
S5
S6
S7
S4
S8
S1
S2
S3
Video
Video
Video
Video
Video
Video
Video
Video
Notes:
‰
‰
‰
‰
‰
‰
Commands are used as notifications. If an amplifier is switched ON, it will notify the other devices on the
Control Bus by sending the Standby command (01). Any amplifiers with the same zone will take the
notification as a command and also switch ON.
When a command is sent to an amplifier it will first be transmitted on the control bus and then returned
to the PC (Home automation system). If an error occurs an error will be returned instead of the original
command. The PC (Home automation system) needs to ignore its command when it is returned
A Standby ON command implies that the amplifier is not muted, if the amplifier was previously Off, a
mute command must follow the Standby command if it is muted.
Not all Command and Data commands are covered in this document.
The expected reply for the “Send all Parameters” command (09) is >144 bytes. All command fields listed
in this document are contained in the reply. The reply also contains advanced commands not listed in
this document. The home automation or PC’s buffer should be large enough to receive and process the
144-byte reply.
If two pairs of zones are linked on an Axium amplifier, i.e. zones 1 & 2 and zones 3 & 4, and a “Link
Zone” command is sent that links zones 2 & 3, then the amplifier has the following implications:
ƒ Zone 2 links to Zone 3
ƒ Since zone 2 is no longer linked to zone 1, zone 1 shall no longer be linked to zone 2.
ƒ Since Zone 3 is no longer linked to zone 4, zone 4 shall no longer be linked to zone 3.
Example strings:
010A01:
012A01:
060002:
03IF02:
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Standby ON command for zone 10 amplifier
Standby ON command for zone 10 preamplifier
+2db Treble setting on zone 0
Tuner source selection on zone 31
Specifications
Amplifier Section
Rated Output Power (FTC)
All Channels:
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
Speaker Impedance (Z1 – Z6 L/R)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance
(S1 – S6 L/R)
Coax digital input level and Impedance
Preamplifier Output Level
and Impedance ( Z7 & Z8 L/R)
Frequency Response
Tone Control
Signal to Noise Ratio
50 Watts / channel, 8Ω loads,
0.1% (40 Watt, 8Ω load)
4Ω - 8Ω
0.72 V / 22KΩ (Unbalanced)
0.5V ± 0.05V / 75Ω
+16dB / 470Ω
20Hz – 20 KHz / – 3dB (8Ω)
±12dB, 100 Hz (Bass)
±12dB, 10 KHz (Treble)
100dB (IHA-A, 1V input / unbalanced)
Video Section
Input Level & Impedance (S1 – S8)
Buffered Video Output Level &
Impedance (S1 – S8)
Output Level & Impedance (Z1-Z4)
1 Vp-p / 75Ω (Composite)
1 Vp-p / 75Ω (Composite)
1 Vp-p / 75Ω (Composite)
Interface
IR Output
Expansion Bus
Ethernet
RS232
USB
Controller
Amp On & PG Control
Ten 3.5mm Jack: IR1 – IR10 current limited to 25mA.
One Dual RJ45 Socket: Axium Bus, Summed IR
One Shielded RJ45 socket – 100Base T
One Isolated DB9 – 9600 Baud
One USB mini-B 5 pin
One: 4 way terminal blocks (0V, IR, 12V & Data).
One: 10 way terminal plug with Amp ON 1 – 8 and
Two Page preset contact closure inputs: PG1 & PG2.
General
Power Supply
Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Dimensions
Height including feet
Weight
110 – 240VAC 50/60 HZ
320 W
6W
435 х 90 х 390 mm
105mm
7Kg
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
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