6 Room + 2 Audio System
>> Affordable audio distribution for six rooms,
expandable for up to 24 rooms
>> Additional line-level room outputs enable
support for two additional zones
(expandable up to eight)
>> Integrated 12-channel amplifier delivers
50 W/Ch. @ 8Ω and 75 W/Ch. @ 4Ω
>> Each amplified room output is bridgeable
for 150 W @ 8Ω (mono)
>> Provides support for passive or active
powered subwoofers
>> Features independent control of volume,
bass, treble, and other settings per room/zone
>> Includes twelve stereo line inputs with loop-thru for
easy expansion
>> Includes front panel controls for source selection and
volume control
>> Front panel is customizable using Crestron® Engraver software
or pre-printed labels provided
>> Allows for Crestron system integration via Cresnet® or Ethernet
The Crestron® C2N-AMP-6X100 is a versatile and cost-effective multiroom
audio system designed for small to moderate sized houses, condominiums,
and businesses. Its integrated multichannel power amp provides ample
power for up to six rooms, which can be expanded simply using additional
C2N-AMP-6X100 units, or by connecting external amplifiers via the two
extra line-level room outputs. Twelve stereo line inputs are included to
accommodate a rack full of music and AV sources. With many of the same
pro features as Crestron’s more expensive systems, the C2N-AMP-6X100
lets everyone enjoy their own choice of music, sports, news, or talk in any
room as part of a complete Crestron system.
Powerful Stuff
Each room output is capable of 50 Watts/Ch. @ 8Ω or 75 Watts/Ch. @ 4Ω
— perfect for driving a house full of Crestron Excite®, Aspire®, Essence®,
AIR®, or Saros® speakers.[1] Any room output may be bridged to deliver a
robust 150 Watts @ 8Ω in mono to drive an in-wall subwoofer, or to deliver
increased power in stereo using two bridged room outputs paired together.
Each room has the ability to select any of the twelve input sources, with
complete control over the room’s volume, bass, treble, balance, loudness,
mute, and mono settings.
Subwoofer Support
The C2N-AMP-6X100 supports both passive and active type subwoofers
to provide any space with the extra low end you need to give your music
maximum impact.
•• Passive Subwoofers — Any room output can be configured for bridged
mono operation to drive a single 8Ω passive subwoofer with 150 Watts
of power. Simply pair the bridged room output with any stereo room
output to support a complete 2.1 speaker system using a passive inwall subwoofer, such as the Aspire IWS82, along with a pair of Aspire
or other full-range speakers.[1]
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•• Active Powered Subwoofers — Room outputs 5 and 6 are each
equipped with a stereo line output, which can be used to feed an active
powered subwoofer. Simply connect a pair of full-range speakers to the
speaker outputs of either room output 5 or 6, and connect the
corresponding line output to the subwoofer’s built-in amplifier. For long
wire runs, use a Crestron AUD-EXT Audio over CAT5 Extender.[1]
Bonus Zones
In addition to its six amplified room outputs, the C2N-AMP-6X100 also
includes two fully-independent line-level room outputs (Room outputs 7
and 8), providing a total of eight individually-controllable zones from a
single unit. Each line-level room output includes the same complement of
volume, bass, treble, and other adjustments as the amplified room outputs.
•• Extra Room Zones — Simply connect external power amplifiers to
outputs 7 and 8 to add support for up to two more rooms. Choose a
high-powered amplifier, such as the Crestron AMP-2210S [1], to deliver
extra output to the game room, workout room, indoor pool, outdoor
deck, or any other space that demands higher volume levels.
•• Home Theaters — Share all your whole-house audio sources with
your home theater and other surround sound zones. Connect either
output to the input of an AV receiver or surround sound processor,
such as the Crestron HD-XSPA [1]. Use a Crestron AUD-EXT Audio over
CAT5 Extender [1] to run the line-level signal up to 2000 feet (610
meters) to feed any AV receiver located far away from the central
equipment cabinet.
•• Headphones — Create your own personal listening zone by connecting
either output to a headphone amplifier or wireless headphone system.
•• Outdoor Landscape Speakers — Connect a 70 or 100 Volt amplifier,
such as the Crestron AMP-2210T [1], to provide transformer-isolated
“constant-voltage” outputs to feed a system of distributed speakers
around the pool or patio. Use this solution with Crestron AIR landscape
speakers or Saros SR surface mount speakers.[1]
•• Commercial Applications — For restaurants, nightclubs, and retail
spaces, a 70 or 100 Volt “constant-voltage” type amplifier can be
connected to feed a distributed speaker system in a large dining area,
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C2N-AMP-6X100 — Rear View
corridor, or public space. Crestron Saros offers a complete line of
commercial grade speakers for these and other applications.[1]
Mansion Expansion
A single C2N-AMP-6X100 provides a perfect solution for a typical
apartment or small business — with room to grow. Expanding the system
is easy — simply add up to three additional units to support a total of 24
rooms with built-in amplification, plus up to eight more rooms using the
line-level room outputs.
Sources of Inspiration
To complement your multiroom audio system, Crestron offers a selection
of source components with advanced features designed to deliver the
ultimate in whole-house audio integration. The CEN-NSP-1 Network
Stream Player enables seamless integration of your iPhone®, iPod®, or
iPad® via AirPlay® or a USB dock, allowing all your music and other audio
content to be easily selected and controlled right from the mobile device,
or via a Crestron touch screen anywhere in the house. Multizone radio can
be added to your system using the low-cost C2N-TAMFMXM AM/FM and
XM® Tuner or the versatile CEN-TRACK TunerRack Modular Multi-Tuner,
offering your choice of satellite, terrestrial, and Internet radio
tuner options.[1]
Control Your Way
Crestron offers the widest selection of low-cost keypads, wireless remotes,
and advanced touch screens for controlling your multiroom system. Our
TSW-552, TSW-752, and TSW-1052 touch screens each offer a perfect
complement to the C2N-AMP-6X100 in a range of sizes, providing a fun
and intuitive touch screen controller for accessing all your multimedia
sources as well as lighting, climate, and other functions. The TSR-302
handheld remote puts wireless touch screen control in the palm of your
hand, moving effortlessly from room to room to control audio and anything
else you desire. Crestron also offers the ability to control anything and
everything from an iPhone, iPad, or Android™ mobile device.[1]
Contact your Crestron representative to discover all the amazing
possibilities available for a complete, fully-integrated multiroom audio
distribution and control solution.
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Features: 12x8 stereo matrix switcher, 8-channel audio processor,
6-channel stereo power amplifier, input compensation, amp bridging,
fault detection and protection
Input Signal Types: Stereo analog line (unbalanced)
Output Signal Types: Stereo speaker level, stereo analog line (unbalanced)
Adjustments – Typical of 12 stereo inputs (ANALOG SOURCES 1 – 12):
Input Compensation: ±10.0 dB per input
Adjustments – Typical of 8 stereo room outputs (SPEAKER OUTPUTS 1 –
Volume Control: -80 to +20 dB
Mute: -100 dB
Bass Control: ±12 dB @ 100 Hz, 2 dB steps
Treble Control: ±12 dB @ 20 kHz, 2 dB steps
Loudness Compensation: On/Off
Balance Control: Left/Right adjustable
Mono Summing: Selectable
Performance – Typical of 6 stereo amplified outputs (SPEAKER OUTPUTS
1 – 6):
Output Power: 50 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms;
75 Watts per channel at 4 Ohms;
150 Watts mono at 8 Ohms bridged
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1 dB
THD+N: 0.25%, 1 kHz, 50W @ 8 Ohms
S/N Ratio: 100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, A-weighted
Stereo Separation: >70 dB
Performance – Typical of 4 stereo unamplified outputs (LINE OUTPUTS
5 – 6, ROOM OUTPUTS 7 – 8):
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
THD+N: 0.05%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
S/N Ratio: 110 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, A-weighted
Stereo Separation: >90 dB
C2N-AMP-6X100 6 Room + 2 Audio System
Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery,
full/half duplex, DHCP
Cresnet®: Cresnet slave
ANALOG SOURCES L/R IN 1 – 12: (24) RCA female comprising (12)
unbalanced stereo line-level audio inputs;
Maximum Input Level: 2 Vrms;
Input Impedance: 10k Ohms
ANALOG SOURCES L/R OUT 1 – 12: (24) RCA female comprising (12)
unbalanced stereo loop-thru outputs;
Paralleled with inputs, connect to additional C2N-AMP-6X100 units or
other audio preamplifier/receiver
SPEAKER OUTPUTS L/R 1 – 6: (6) 4-pin 5 mm detachable terminal blocks;
Power amplifier outputs;
Wire Size: Terminals accept up to 14 AWG
LINE OUTPUTS L/R 5 – 6: (4) RCA female comprising (2) unbalanced
stereo line-level audio outputs (same signal as SPEAKER OUTPUTS 5 – 6);
Maximum Output Level: 2 Vrms;
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
ROOM OUTPUTS L/R 7 – 8: (4) RCA female comprising (2) unbalanced
stereo line-level audio outputs;
Maximum Output Level: 2 Vrms;
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
NET: (2) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Cresnet slave ports, paralleled
LAN: (1) 8-wire RJ45 female;
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port
120V~50/60Hz MAX 5A (US/North America): (1) IEC 60320 C14 main
power inlet; Mates with removable power cord (included)
220-240V~50/60Hz MAX 2.5A (International): (1) IEC 60320 C14 main
power inlet; Mates with removable power cord (not included)
NET: (1) Amber LED, indicates communication with Cresnet system
PWR: (1) Bi-color LED, amber indicates standby or booting up, green
indicates amplifier is on
On/Off: (1) Rocker switch, turns unit on and off
SETUP (rear): (1) Recessed miniature pushbutton and (1) red LED, for
Cresnet and Ethernet configuration
LAN (rear): (2) LEDs, green indicates Ethernet link status, amber indicates
Ethernet activity
Power Requirements
Main Power (US/North America): 5 Amps @ 120 Volts AC, 60 Hz
Main Power (International): 2.5 Amps @ 220-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 55 Watts idle, all amplifier channels off;
12 Watts with power switch turned off
Cresnet Power Usage: none
Temperature: 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Heat Dissipation: 650 BTU/hr @ 8 Ohms, all amplifier channels at 1/8th output power;
400 BTU/hr @ 4 Ohms, all amplifier channels at 1/8th output power;
85 BTU/hr idle, all amplifier channels off
Chassis: Metal with black finish, vented sides, fan-cooled
Front Panel: Extruded metal with black finish and polycarbonate label
Mounting: Freestanding or 2U 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and
rack ears included)
Height: 3.47 in (89 mm)
Width: 17.28 in (439 mm)
Depth: 13.64 in (347 mm)
G: 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
COMPUTER (front): (1) USB Type B female;
USB computer console port;
For setup only
C2N-AMP-6X100: 25.0 lb (11.4 kg)
C2NI-AMP-6X100: 26.4 lb (12.0 kg)
Controls & Indicators
SOURCE 1 – 12: (12) Pushbuttons and green LEDs, select input source for
ROOM 1 – 8: (8) Pushbuttons and green LEDs, select output zone for
routing and volume adjustment
VOL p/q: (2) Pushbuttons, adjusts audio volume for selected output
FAULT: (1) Red LED, indicates a Temperature, DC, or Over Current fault
Available Models
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C2N-AMP-6X100: 6 Room + 2 Audio System
C2NI-AMP-6X100: 6 Room + 2 Audio System – International Version, 230V
Available Accessories
CBL Series: Crestron® Certified Interface Cables
AUD-EXT Series: Audio over CAT5 Extenders
CRESNET-NP: Cresnet® Control Cable, non-plenum
CRESNET-P: Cresnet® Control Cable, plenum
C2N-AMP-6X100 6 Room + 2 Audio System
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This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please
contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available
online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.
The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.
Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit
Crestron, the Crestron logo, AIR, Aspire, Cresnet, Essence, Excite, and Saros are either trademarks
or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, and iPod are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries. Android is either a trademark or registered trademark
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Crestron Electronics, Inc. 15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 800.237.2041 / 201.767.3400
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