B&K CT300.3 User manual
B & K Components, Ltd.
User Manual
CT610
CT310
CT602
CT600
CT300
Multi-Zone Audio/Video Receivers
13226 0905
COMPLETE USER MANUAL - CT RECEIVER
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Accessories Included
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- MZ-128 Remote Control
- AAA Batteries
- Power Cord
- BK Toolbox CD-ROM
- CT Receiver User Manual
- CT Receiver Quick Reference Manual
- FM Dipole Antenna
- AM Antenna
- DB9 to RJ-45 Adapter
- Warranty Card
B&K Components, Ltd.
2100 Old Union Road
Buffalo, New York 14227
1.800.543.5252 In NY: 716.656.0026
Fax: 716.656.1291
E-mail: [email protected]
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Table Of Contents
Table Of Contents
Introduction / Overview
CT Receiver Features and Benefits
CK1.2 Keypad Features and Benefits
Parts and Accessories Guide
CT Receiver Front Panel
CT Reeiver Back Panel
CK1.2 Front Panel / Back Panel
MZ-128 Remote Control
CT-1 System Integrator
RJ-45 to 5 position Phoenix Adapter
DB-9 to RJ-45 Adapter
BK Toolbox CD-ROM
Installation and System Diagrams
Basic System Hookup
Installation Considerations
AC Power and Line Fuse
Speaker Connections for CT Receiver
CK1.2 Keypad Connections
Adding Additional Keypads in the Same Zone.
12V Power Supply
Shared Source Connections
IR Emitter Outputs
Zone Line Outputs
Changing Line Level Outputs From Fixed to Variable
Dedicated Source Inputs (Local)
Local Source IR Control
Common Control Triggers
Additional Connections
Factory Reset
System Expansion
Connecting Two CT Receivers
Swap Cable Between Two CT Receivers
Adding a 7th Zone Using The AVR507/505/50 Second Zone
Swap Cable Construction
Using the CT-1 for System Expansion
Basic Expanded System Using a CT-1
Adding a Home Theater
Using a Swap Cable to Control a Theater
Setup Using a PC and BKcSuite
RJ-45 Pin Out
BKcSuite Setup and Overview
BKcSuite Task Bar Explained
Basic Setup Menu
Advanced Setup Menu
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Hardware Zone Settings - Tab 1
Sub-Zoning
Code-Set Description and Overview
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Table Of Contents
Groups / Code Sets / Zones - Tab 2
Groups with Mono Zones
Input Settings - Tab 3
Power On Titles - Tab 4
Power-On Preferences - Tab 5
Input Configuration - Tab 6
Page / Event - Tab 7
Display - Tab 8
12V Control - Tab 9
IR Flasher Settings - Tab 9
Security - Tab 10
RS-232 Communication - Tab 11
Preset Operation - Tab 12
Keypad Feedback - Tab 13
Preset Editor
RS-232 Serial Macro Editor
CK1.2 Keypad
Setup Using the On Screen Display
On Screen Menu Tree Diagram
On Screen Menu Operation with the MZ-128
Front Panel Buttons
On Screen Main Menu
Zone Operation
Zone Favorite Presets Menu
Audio/Video System Setup
Inputs Sub-Menu
Zones Menu
Zone Power On Settings
Page/Event Setup
Zone Sync Setup
Control System Menu
Control Menu Setup
Display Setup
Zone Code-Sets/Names and Group Titles
Zone Control I/O
Common Control I/O
Presets Setup
Power On Titles
Security Options
RS-232 Options
Memory Backup
System Status
Zone Planning Worksheets
Troubleshooting Guide
Limited Warranty
Specifications
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Introduction / Overview
The Finesse and Power To Please A Household...
The Receiver family serve the same goals; to bring to the entire house the same performance and sound
quality B & K has brought to audiophile home theaters and music listening rooms. A level of performance that
up to now could only be achieved by a stack of B & K preamplifiers and power amplifiers. Legendary B & K
warmth, dynamics, and detail make critical listening possible in every room of the house. New innovations in
automation make operating an entire house full of audio/video equipment a matter of one touch, every time!
Typically, the three zone CT Receiver is used for systems with one to three stereo zones and the six zone
CT Receiver is used for systems with up to six stereo zones. The six zone reciever offers 55 watts per channel. The three zone reciever offers 55 watts per channel in all zones. CT Receivers can be chained to
accommodate independent control for up to 126 zones with 9 shared sources!
Please visit B & K on the web at www.bkcomp.com for information on our full line of hand assembled B & K
products, including digital preamplifiers, receivers and high current power amplifiers for the best in movie and
music reproduction. High quality amplifiers start at 125 watts per channel in 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 channel
options. For the most demanding listener, our 200 watt per channel amplifiers offer 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 channel
options. All of B & K ’s home theater amps are class A pre-driver with a class A-B mosfet output stage to supply even the most challenging speakers with massive amounts of driving current. Toroidal transformer power
supply, computer grade capacitors, and discrete circuitry using 1% metal film resistors provide superior
dynamics and sound quality. B & K , Simply Better!
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CT Receiver Features and Benefits
CT Receiver Features and Benefits
Separates Performance
The CT Receivers are born into the heritage of twenty years experience designing and building high current
low distortion high-end separates. Every design, concept, and tested part, unifies the vision that critical listening happens when the music matters. It doesn't matter where you are or what room you are in. With a B & K
Multi-Zone receiver, any room gets the solid deep bass, the warmth, and the transparency of B & K .
Extraordinary preamplifier build quality using 1% Metal Film resistors and computer grade electrolytic capacitors lend the CT Reciever preamplifier section precision, linearity and dynamics that will reveal every detail
your source components can provide. The ultimate reason to own B & K is the astonishing revolution in performance you'll enjoy. Available in 17” (standard) and 19” (rack mount) black or silver faceplates.
Built-In Intelligence
The CT Receivers work quietly behind the scenes to provide simple automation and flexibility for everyday living. Using unique Personal Action MacrosTM and B & K 's SmartZoneTM system, the CT Receiver instantly
recalls your favorite settings without any additional external automation systems. The intelligence is built in.
A Single Keypad in Each Room - Multi-Zone From One Central System
The CT310/300 provides three independent listening Zones, the CT610/602 provides six. In each zone the
user can freely select sources, raise and lower the volume, adjust the bass or the treble without affecting
users in other zones! All the performance and ability that a dedicated stack of high-end separates would give
a user in each room, without any of the visible clutter. The multi-zone receiver and all shared sources can be
concealed in a cabinet or rack in one central location. Only a keypad need be seen in any zone!
Connect Up to Nine Shared Sources
More than any other single feature, the nine input capability frees the system architecture from restriction.
Now, designs can include multiple CD changers or multi-output hard drives. Nine inputs enables your system
to grow in the future and accommodate any new technology. Built-in IR routing allows any of the source components to be identical, yet still be controlled independently without problems.
Video For The Entire House
The CT Receivers incorporate a composite video matrix, delivering a pristine picture to every room in the
house. One touch to your remote control or keypad enables you to select from up to ten video sources (nine
shared and one dedicated to each zone).
Twin AM/FM Tuners Allow Simultaneous Listening to Two Radio Stations
The CT Receiver Family offers a combination of internal AM/FM tuner configurations. The CT610 and CT310
include two internal tuners. The CT602 also includes two internal tuners. The CT600 and CT300 include one
internal AM/FM tuner.
Six Dedicated Zone Inputs
Each zone has its own dedicated local Audio/Video source input. This input can detect when a source is
being played and automatically turn the zone on and/or switch from one of the nine shared sources. All the
user needs to do is turn on the local source, simple!
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CK1.2 Keypad Features and Benefits
CK1.2 Keypad Features and Benefits
Automation Everywhere!
Keypads Automate the Central System with Local TVs and Components
The CK1.2 keypad can accommodate control of up to twenty devices with four pages of custom labeled buttons per device. Each button can be programmed with a single IR command (pre-programmed from the database or learned) or it can be programmed with a macro of up to 190 steps (steps can include IR commands,
delays of .1 to 99.9 seconds, and jumps to another page). A vast database of more than one thousand brands
instantly programs IR Codes for most products. B & K Batch Learning does the rest in a fraction of the time of
any other system. The CK1.2 also features RS-232 status feedback and input syncing for the zone in which it
is operating. Macros can be programmed using the fastest macro programming method available, simply
click on the button to make it a macro step. Once one keypad is programmed, the rest can be cloned by simply downloading to each keypad. Each keypad stores its program on an EEPROM so even if the power is
lost, the memory is good for up to 10 years.
Point Any Remote Control at the Keypad
The integrated IR pass-through sends the commands of any IR remote control to both locally installed components and the central system. If your client wants to use a remote control in any room, they can simply
point it at the B & K keypad.
Status Feedback to Keypads
RS-232 feedback from the CT Reciever to the keypads will keep the keypads in synchronization with the
source that is selected. The keypad will stay in sync with the source that is selected, regardless of how it was
selected (by a remote control, the front panel controls or the keypad itself). The keypads will also display
zone status when the backlight button is pressed. Status feedback includes zone radio station or input name,
volume, bass, treble and loudness levels. Additionally a 12VDC status signal lights up the Green Status LED
whenever the zone is on.
Multiple Keypads In One Zone
Keypads can be used in a daisy chain application to accommodate up to 6 keypads per hardware zone. Any
keypad has the ability to control any zone regardless of whether it is daisy chained (slaved) off another keypad. Slaved keypads are perfect for large rooms that require user interface at both ends. Keypads have successfully been tested up to 1000ft using CAT5-E cable.
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Parts and Accessories Guide
CT610 / CT310 Front Panel
6 Zone Receiver
B & K C o m p o n e n t s , L t d . CT610
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Headphone
Sleep
Preset
Enter
Save
2
Down
Up
Source
Menu
Zone
Power
On/Off
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The front panel Vacuum Florescent Display (VFD) displays what zone you are controlling.
2.
The Volume Control adjusts volume of the displayed zone.
3.
Stereo headphones with a standard ¼ inch plug connect here. The receiver must be on and
in HEADPHONE Mode for proper headphone operation. Headphone mode available in Zone A.
4.
The Master Power Switch is only used to completely power off the CT Receiver. Normally, use
the Sleep button to power the CT610/310 on or off from the front panel. There is very low electrical
consumption when the unit is “sleeping” (35 watts drawn during sleep).
5.
The front panel buttons:
Sleep - puts the zone displayed on
the front panel in standby mode.
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Save - Pressing SAVE followed by
ENTER saves a favorite preset.
Preset - Steps through favorite
audio/video presets for instant recall
of setups.
Source - Steps through the various
sources for the displayed zone.
Enter - Confirm selection or display
current status of the receiver.
Menu - Displays the MAIN menu.
When menus are active, it selects
the previous menu.
Step UP and Step DOWN for menus
and tuner frequency.
Zone - Steps through the zones. You
control the zone that is displayed.
CT Receiver Front Panel (CT602/600/300)
1.
2.
3.
Front panel IR receiver window.
Main Power Indicator.
Master power switch, described above.
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CT600
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Power
Indicator
Power
On/Off
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5
CT Receiver Back Panel
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GND
RS232 XMIT
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CTRL OUT
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+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZC
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
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VOLTAGE
FUSE
CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED
PROTECTION AGAINST RISK
OF FIRE REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND VALUE FUSE
12V
12V
GND
COMMON
GND
CTRL I/O
IN
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IN +
IN +
OUT
OUT
OUT
C
OUT
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OUT
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B
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D
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SPEAKER OUTPUTS
ARE 4 OHM STABLE
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RIGHT
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LEFT
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ZONE D
RIGHT
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IR 9
AM ANTENNA
RF REMOTE IN
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LEFT
FM
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A/V SOURCE INPUTS
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RS232
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BUFFERED A/V SOURCE OUTPUTS
ZONE LINE OUTPUTS
CONTROL
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LEFT
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IR 6
IR 7
IR 5
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RIGHT
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IR 8
LEFT
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IR 2
IR 1
ZONE B
RIGHT
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IR 3
IR 4
LEFT
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RIGHT
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LEFT
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RIGHT
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6 Keypad control connections provide 12VDC power, common ground, RS-232 transmit, IR Data IN
and 12VDC control output triggers. CT310/300 has three keypad control connections. See page 14.
2.
6 Zone Audio/Video Line outputs for external amplification (factory fixed output) and video monitors
(1 per zone). On Screen Display (OSD) menu access is only provided through the zone A video output.
See page 19.
3.
9 Buffered Audio/Video outputs for daisy-chain applications. See page 18.
4.
FM Antenna connection. (Internally split for the two tuners in the CT610/310/602). See page 23.
5.
9 Audio/Video shared Source inputs that can be shared throughout all zones. See page 17.
6.
9 Infrared emitter outputs for IR routing. 1/8” (3.5mm) mini jack. See page 18.
7.
Removable four position phoenix speaker connections. Speaker connections are 4 ohm stable.
See page 12.
8.
AM Antenna connection. See page 23
9.
RF Antenna connection. (Not supported)
10.
6 Zone dedicated Audio/Video inputs for local sources, one per zone. See page 20.
11.
2 Common control connections with up to 24VAC or DC sensing. The RJ-45 jack can be used for
computer interface and communicating with other RS-232 devices.
One common control on CT310/300. See page 22 and page 48.
12.
AC Power inlet and AC fuse. See page 12.
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CK1.2 Front Panel / Back Panel
The CK1.2 Keypad Front Panel
LCD Buttons Names on the screen
change depending on what
activity has been selected.
For example, when CD is
the activity, you’ll see the
button names change to
Play, Stop etc. so that the
source can be controlled.
Screen Title - Displays what Source is selected ( i.e. device or activity like “CD”
or “SAT”). “Main” indicates the Main Menu for selecting a new device or activity.
Volume/Mute Buttons control
the level of the sound.
Power LED Lights up when
this Zone/Room is ON.
(Controlled by the 12V Control)
Change Buttons - Change to the
next channel, chapter, song or B & K
sound preset; depending on the
selected activity.
Page Button press to display
any additional pages of functions.
Backlight Button lights the keypad
display and also recalls status
feedback for that zone. Status
feedback will display input, radio
station, volume, bass, treble and
loudness levels.
Main Button
The Main button always returns
you to the Main Menu so that
you can select a new device
(activity) or turn the system on
or off.
Favorites Button
Press to display up to five pages of
your favorite radio station presets or
TV channel macros.
Remote Control IR Receiver
conceals an IR (Infrared) Sensor
which relays commands from hand
held IR remote control to the main
unit and components connected to
flashers.
Programming Jack - Behind the Faceplate
Four tabs hold the faceplate to the keypad chassis. To remove the faceplate, simply pull the faceplate off the keypad
chassis. Once removed, the Programming Jack is revealed. Note: When testing keypad functionality, remove the programming jack. The keypad will not receive RS-232 communication while the programming jack is plugged in.
Master [IN]
The RJ-45 Master [IN] is used for
the home run back to the
CT Receiver. RJ-45 termination
allows the use of CAT-5
cable to be used for keypad
installation.
Slave [OUT]
Used when running multiple keypads in one zone or
daisy chaining additional
zones.
Alternate Master [IN]
The alternate master operates
identically to the Master [IN].
Additionally, 12V controls or local
source emitters can be terminated here. Refer to page 21 of
this manual for details.
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MZ-128 Remote Control
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Accessories
CT-1 System Integrator
P/N: 52615
The CT-1 is used to link multiple CT products together using IR as the communication interface. One CT-1
can accommodate 3 CT products, 9 shared sources, a CK1.2 Keypad and one home theater piece. The CT-1
makes operation of shared identical sources possible between multiple CT products, it also makes future
expansion of a system simple. Please refer to the System Expansion section of this manual for more information on using the CT-1.
ROUTING
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9
GND
SERIAL #
RS-232
XMIT
D IN
NC
NC
RCV
GND
+12V
+12V
HOME THEATER
CT IN MASTER
IN
9
8
7
OUT
9
8
7
CT 3 IR FLASHER IN / [ CHAIN OUT ]
5
6
4
3
2
1
[ OUT ]
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CHAIN
IN
9
8
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6
8
7
6
CT 2 FLASHER IN
5
4
3
2
1
OUT
3
2
1
OUT
SENSOR
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
6
5
4
FLASHER OUT
3
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CT 1 FLASHER IN
IR ROUTING SYSTEM INTEGRATOR
RJ-45 to 5 position Phoenix Adapter
P/N: 21419
These adapters allow termination into RJ-45 for easy
connection into the back panel of a CT product.
Standard Category 5 cabling can be used to install the
keypads. These adapters are available through
B & K Components or B & K dealers.
DB-9 to RJ-45 Adapter P/N:13290
Included with any CT Receiver product, this adapter allows easy interface between a PC and any B & K product using a standard terminated
CAT5 cable. The adapter plugs into the serial port of the PC.
***Warning - PC requirements - 128MB RAM, Pentium grade or better
processor, Windows 98SE operating system or greater. (Exception BKcSuite not supported on Windows NT) ***
BK Toolbox CD-ROM
P/N: 13323
B & K offers PC based setup software (BKcSuite) for all of its receivers and preamplifiers . BKcSuite is
designed to expedite the setup process by allowing users to edit presets, save files and create templates virtually before downloading them to the unit. The Toolbox CD-ROM includes programming software for B&K
receivers/processors plus the SR10.1 remote control and CK1.2 Keypad. A PDF library of the B & K product
line is also included with BKcSuite. The library includes B & K product manuals past and present, systems diagrams and reference material for RS-232 communication. Additional information is available on the web at
www.bkcomp.com.
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Installation and System Diagrams
Installation and System Diagrams
Zone D
Zone C
Zone B
Zone A
Zone E
Sources
Keypads
Zone F
CT602
Zone Speaker
Connections
Zone F
Zone E
Zone D
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Zone B
Zone A
See the following pages for details describing
installation procedures.
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Basic System Hookup
Keypads connect to the Zone Control terminals on the CT Receiver using CAT-5 cable and/or phoenix
connectors. Composite video is used for video distribution, usually RG-6 or better.
Video
IR Flashers for A/V components are
connected to the IR flasher outputs
corresponding the their A/V Input
number.
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Installation Considerations
Installation Considerations
CAUTION
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Placement and Ventilation
The CT Receiver incorporates built in power amplifiers and requires at least 3" of free air space above the
unit. If built into a rack, please insert at least one rack space of vent panel immediately above the unit.
Default Operation
The factory default of a B & K CT Receiver is designed for simplicity and functionality right out of the box!
Default settings will allow for simple functions such as zone power, volume control, input changing and video
connections to be checked as soon as they are connected. No programming required!
Connection Strategy
Connecting a CT Reciever can be a daunting task at first glance. However, the secret to a great looking and
easy to service installation is to be as deliberate as possible. Make the installation SERVICEABLE as well as
neat! Dress the wires in groups according to purpose:
·AC Power lines tied together and attached to the cabinet/rack on the opposite side of the signal
cabling. Any component without enough slack in the power wire to enable rotating it or extracting it
should have its length extended with a dedicated extension cord.
·Speaker wires tied together and attached to the cabinet/rack on the opposite side of AC Power lines.
·Antennas should be routed so that they can be positioned later.
·IR emitters should be routed and tied down, but NOT attached to source components. Remember,
emitter position is best done with the system powered up! Emitter wires can safely be run adjacent to
AC Power cables.
·Combine Keypad/IR Sensor cables together with any Dedicated Zone Input cables that originates in
another zone. Tie each Zone Control cable together with its dedicated source. Tie everything
together; make sure there is a service loop of free cable and dress on the opposite side of the AC
Power cables.
·Combine all cables coming from the sources, label each cable and connect them to the nine inputs.
·Combine all buffered outputs and connect to additional preamplifiers/receivers in the system.
·If you are utilizing any external power amps, combine the zone line outputs and connect to each
amplifier in turn.
Always leave enough slack in the ends of the cable so that the CT Receiver can be rotated in its shelf or
pulled out of the shelf. Don't leave all the wires tied down so tightly that the components cannot be rotated or
extracted from the rack without huge difficulty.
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Power Connections
AC Power and Line Fuse
Before connecting any cables, verify that the CT Receiver powers up. Check functionality of the receiver by
connecting the AC power cord and powering on the receiver with the main power button. When the front
panel display lights up, power the system down once it has finished the boot up process. Disconnect the AC
power cord at the rear of the CT Receiver for safety. You can re-connect once the system connections are
complete.
If you need to check the fuse, follow this procedure:
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Power off the unit and unplug the power cord.
Push up on the fuse release tab.
Pull the entire fuse holder out.
Remove the fuse from the fuse holder and measure the fuse
with a meter. You cannot tell if it is blown by looking at it.
Replace only with fuse of same value. CT Receivers use
12A Slow-Blow fuses for main A/C.
Caution! A blown fuse is usually an indicator of an installation or service problem. If fuses continue to blow, call B & K Components
Customer Service at 716-656-0026 or contact an Authorized B & K
Service Center for assistance.
Speaker Connections for CT Receiver
The CT Receiver connects to speakers using 4 position plug-in Phoenix connectors. Speaker wires are all
home run from each zone to the back panel of the CT Receiver. Unplug the connector from the rear of the
receiver, strip the speaker wire approximately ¼" and insert the bare end into the gate on the connector. Use
a small flat blade screwdriver to tighten the
connection to each conductor. Connectors
ZONE A
LEFT RIGHT
accommodate up to 12-gauge wire.
+ - - +
Make sure to observe polarity as you
hold the connector upside down to connect Left and Right as shown. Two
guide tabs also insure proper orientation.
Speaker Connections CT310 / 300
The CT310/300 Zone B and Zone C connectors terminate using the 4 position plug-in Phoenix connector.
CT310 Zone A speakers can be connected either via the
same plug-in Phoenix connector or via 5 way binding
posts for premium speaker wire. The CT310 Zone A
amplifier is 150 watts per channel, CT300 Zone A amplifier is 55 wats per channel. The CT300 does not include
binding posts.
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AC LINE
VOLTAGE
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RS232 XMIT
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RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
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7
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8
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ZONE LINE OUTPUTS
CONTROL
CAUTION
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A/V SOURCE INPUTS
1
RS232
RF REMOTE IN
ZONE C
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
AM ANTENNA
IR 9
IR 8
IR 7
IR 6
IR 5
ZONE B
LEFT
+
-
-
IR 3
IR 4
IR 2
IR 1
ZONE A
RIGHT
-
+
+
PLUS
MINUS
LEFT
+
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RIGHT
-
+
-
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SPEAKER OUTPUTS
ARE 4 OHM STABLE
LEFT
RIGHT
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FM
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CT Receiver Speaker Connections
Example CT Receiver Six Zone Speaker Connections
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GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
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+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
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RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
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IN
-
IN +
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OUT
2
1
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9
OUT
6
OUT
3
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E
OUT
B
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8
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5
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2
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D
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8
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C
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ANTENNA
A/V SOURCE INPUTS
RF REMOTE IN
ZONE F
-
OUT
C
SPEAKER OUTPUTS
ARE 4 OHM STABLE
RS232
+
OUT
F
-
IN
LEFT
BUFFERED A/V SOURCE OUTPUTS
ZONE LINE OUTPUTS
CONTROL
B&K
+
ZONE E
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 9
AM ANTENNA
IR 8
ZONE D
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 6
IR 7
ZONE C
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 5
IR 3
IR 4
IR 2
ZONE B
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 1
ZONE A
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
Amp channels are 4Ω stable.
CT Speaker
Output
ZONE F
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
[R+] Right Positive Speaker Output (Red Wire)
[R-] Right Negative Speaker Output (Black Wire)
[L-] Left Negative Speaker Output (Black Wire)
[L+] Left Positive Speaker Output (Red Wire)
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CK1.2 Keypad Connections
Keypad Connections
Keypads connect to the CT Receiver at the Control Terminals. There is a five position phoenix terminal for
each of the hardware Zones labeled A-F on the six zone receiver and A-C on the three zone receiver.
Termination of the Keypad cables to the Control Terminals can be done in one of two ways:
Strip the keypad cable and terminate five wires to the five terminals of each Zone. If you are using a CAT 5
cable connected to an RJ-45 at the Keypad, there are extra connections for Ground,12V and IR data, (identified by the colors in parenthesis) to utilize the 4 twisted pair. These can be left un-terminated however for
maximum signal strength they should be connected. It is not important which wiring standard is used, (CAT5
A or CAT5 B), however the T568B is illustrated here:
Example connection of a CK1.2 Keypad
CK1.2 Keypad Connection
Plug the male RJ45 connector into the Master
[IN] RJ45 port on the CK1.2 Keypad. Additional
keypads in a zone can be run out of the Slave [OUT].
Using a EIA-T568B Cat-5 Cable
RJ45 termination on one end
and bare wire on the other
First Color is Primary Color (Secondary)
A
+12V - Orange / White Stripe & (Solid Brown)
GROUND - Green / White Stripe & (Solid Green)
RS232 XMIT - White / Blue Stripe
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IR OUTPUT - Solid Orange
12V Control - White / Brown Stripe
Solid Blue = N/C
CT610/600/310/300 Connection
Insert and tighten the wires into the specific
Hardware Zone Control I/O Port Phoenix
plug of the Zone that you wish to control.
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RS232 XMIT
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12V
GND
COMMON
GND
CTRL I/O
IN
-
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ZONE LINE OUTPUTS
CONTROL
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IN
OUT
C
OUT
9
OUT
6
OUT
3
OUT
E
OUT
B
OUT
8
OUT
5
OUT
2
OUT
D
OUT
A
OUT
7
OUT
4
OUT
1
IN
D
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A
A
IN
7
IN
4
IN
1
IN
E
IN
B
IN
8
IN
5
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IN
F
IN
C
IN
9
IN
6
IN
3
IN +
IN +
OUT
A/V SOURCE INPUTS
1
SPEAKER OUTPUTS
ARE 4 OHM STABLE
RS232
RF REMOTE IN
ZONE F
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
FM
ANTENNA
-
OUT
2
OUT
F
+
ZONE E
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 9
AM ANTENNA
ZONE D
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
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IR 6
IR 7
ZONE C
LEFT
+
-
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-
+
IR 5
IR 3
IR 4
ZONE B
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 2
IR 1
ZONE A
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
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+
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CK1.2 Keypad Connections
If the cables have already been terminated in RJ-45 plugs, order the accessory "RJ-45 to 5 Position Phoenix"
(P/N 21419) separately from B & K . Plug the RJ-45 plug into the adapter and screw the adapter in place on
the phoenix plug. Be sure to match the labels on the CT back panel to the labels under the pins of the
adapter. Additional keypads for any zone can be connected to the slave output on the keypad back panel.
Keypads should be programmed in series order starting with the Master Keypad, then slave 1, etc...
Each of the 5 terminals for the keypad control ports are
defined as follows:
Power
Keypad / IR sensor
Power for
to Keypad/Sensor
Common
Common Ground
RS-232
DataWay
Output only
RS232 One
Infrared
Data/Signal
IR Data/Signal Input
Programmable Control
Out Output
Programmable
12V Control
+12VDC - Use this terminal to power the sensors and keypads for this zone. Each control card is limited to 1
amp capacity per three zones in each vertical array. See the next page for examples.
GND - Use this terminal as a common ground for data, control and power.
RS-232 XMIT - This terminal transmits RS-232 (BKC-DIP) information. This pin allows RS-232 status feedback to the CK1.2 keypad or other RS-232 capable devices. It can be configured with Tab 11 of BKcSuite.
The CT Receiver cannot receive RS-232 via this terminal.
DATA IN - This terminal is an OPTICALLY isolated IR data port feeding both the flasher port of the selected
input (unless routing is set to ALL) and the B & K CT microprocessor for B & K commands.
CTRL OUT - The 12VDC 200mA outputs are used to control external amplifiers, relays, screens or devices
that activate when a voltage is detected. The default action is that the voltage is ON when the Zone is ON,
OFF when the zone is off. This is controlled by going into the Advanced FULL Setup Tab 9 in BKcSuite. The
12VDC controls can be modified to the following choices:
Zone On - The 12V Control Out is on if the corresponding Zone is on (This is Default).
Zone Active - The 12V Control Out will turn on only if the Zone is on AND the CT Receiver can
detect an audio or video signal on the selected input for that hardware zone.
Zone Off - The 12V Control Out will turn on only if the corresponding hardware Zone is off.
Selected Input - The 12V Control Out is on only if this input is selected (switched to) by the user.
Note that when this option is selected the input check boxes, in BKcSuite, are active (no longer
grayed out). Check the inputs that you want to turn on the Zone Control Out.
Headphone - Only Zone A of a CT610 or CT310 allows you to set the Control Out to be triggered by headphone mode. Setting the Zone A Control Out to enables you to connect a separate Zone A power amp and
still have it turn off automatically when the user selects headphone mode from a keypad or remote controlling
Zone A. Note: Not all CT Receivers offer headphone jack.
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12V Power Supply
Adding Additional Keypads in the Same Zone.
When rooms are interconnected or are open to each other (for example: interconnecting family room, kitchen,
and dining areas are common in many homes) you may opt to expand a zone to include several rooms.
Many keypads can be connected in a daisy chain from the master keypad in that zone. The master is the
keypad which is home run back to the CT Receiver. To daisy chain keypads, simply connect a CAT5 cable
terminated into RJ-45 between the two keypads. All the chained keypads need be programmed separately .
Daisy-chained keypads can be programmed for independent zone control using the appropriate code-set.
The home run (master) keypad is connected using the MASTER [IN] on the keypad back panel. From the
Master Keypad's SLAVE[OUT] connect to the second keypad's MASTER [IN]. You can continue the daisychain to as many as four keypads per zone control terminal. When programming daisy chained keypads,
each keypad must be programmed separately. Always program chained keypads in series order starting with the Master keypad, then the first slave, etc.
Slave
Master
POWER SUPPLY IS CURRENT LIMITED TO 1 AMP PER EVERY THREE ZONES
The six zone receiver has two zone/controller cards, each is identical to the single controller card in a three
zone receiver. Each card has its own independent 1 amp power supply with built in current limiting protection.
You cannot draw more than 1 amp from each of the cards (a card is the vertical strip of zone and common
control connections). The control outputs are current limited to 200mA.
CT310/300 has one power supply card for keypads, IR sensors and 12VDC control outs. Anything connected
to the +12V zone keypad output, a zone control out or a common control out must have its power consumption noted and added up. The total must not draw more than 1 amp for a CT310/300.
CONTROL
LEFT CONTROL CARD
Fam Rm Keypad 75ma
Fam Rm Sensor 50ma
Fam Rm Screen Relay 200ma
Kitchen Keypad 75ma
Bedroom Keypad 75ma
Bedroom TV Lift 200ma
Total 675 ma
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ZA
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZB
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZC
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
12V
12V
GND
COMMON
GND
CTRL I/O
IN
-
IN
-
IN +
IN +
OUT
OUT
2
1
RS232
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Liv Rm Keypad 75 ma
Patio Keypad 75 ma
Den Keypad 75 ma
Den Sensor 50 ma
Total 275 ma
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Shared Source Connections
Example Shared Source Connection to a CT Receiver
Any source that is desired to be shared throughout the system should be connected to one of the 9 A/V
Source Inputs. Up to nine sources can be "shared" throughout any zone in the entire system. Internal tuners
in the CT receiver products do not utilize an input. Each of the nine shared sources should be connected as
follows:
CT Receiver Connection
Plug the analog audio L&R composite video, and the IR emitter
into the back panel.
Mount the IR Emitter on the
front panel, in front of the
IR receptacle of the source.
Source
Use the analog audio and composite video
from the source. The CT receiver(s) does
not process any digital signals. Composite
video and analog audio can be distributed
throughout the system.
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IR Emitter Outputs
IR Flasher Emitter Output
Each of the nine shared sources can be controlled from any zone in the system using the CT Receiver built in
IR routing circuitry. When the IR Flasher outputs are set to “selected input,” (Default) IR is routed from the
keypads in each zone to the corresponding source according to the input selected for that zone. This way
BUFFERED A/V SOURCE OUTPUTS
ZONE LINE OUTPUTS
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miniature flasher/emitter
from Niles, Xantech,
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OUT
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Elan, Sonance
or Speakercraft,
etc. The IR outputs
operate at5 5V and can supply
up to 10mA of current
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(475Ω internal
output resistance).
Carrier frequency
ranges from
32 kHz to 42kHz.
Make
OUT
OUT
OUT
OUT
OUT
ANTENNA
A
D
7
4
1
shields when working with multiple identical sources in the same rack.
IN
D
IN
A
IN
7
IN
4
IN
1
IN
E
IN
B
IN
8
IN
5
IN
2
IN
F
IN
C
IN
9
IN
6
IN
3
A/V SOURCE INPUTS
SPEAKER OUTPUTS
ARE 4 OHM STABLE
RF REMOTE IN
ZONE E
IR 9
AM ANTENNA
ZONE D
IR 8
IR 6
IR 7
IR 5
IR 3
IR 4
ZONE C
ZONE B
IR 2
IR 1
ZONE A
- - +
- +
- + device input and IR out
The
factory
default set for
input operation
thus requiring
+ - - IR
+ outputs are +
+ - selected
+ - - +
+ - the
to match. Simultaneous or “All Inputs” flash can be configured for the 9 IR outputs using either the OSD
menu or BKcSuite. When using matrix video switching (i.e. audio and video from different inputs), IR routing
will follow the audio input only for that zone.
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
Buffered Outputs
CT610 #2
CT610 #1
Sources
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from one unit to another. Each of the 9 shared
A/V inputs has a buffered output. These outputs
are buffered in order to minimize signal degradation as the signal passes from unit to unit in
series. Essentially they can eliminate the need
for Y-cables. The Buffered outputs will primarily
be used for sharing of sources between other
whole house units or home theater systems.
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Zone Line Outputs
Zone Line Outputs
Zone line outputs are used to run the audio and/or video into each zone. Composite video outputs supply
video to monitors in each zone. Zone A's video output provides access to the on screen display for unit
setup. The setup menu is only accessible through composite video output of zone A. Line level audio outputs are supplied for each zone in order to provide a means for external amplification in any zone. These line
outputs can be configured either fixed at line level, or variable to match the volume level of the receiver’s
internal amplification (see next page). Factory default is set for line level fixed output. An external amplifier
can be controlled with the 12VDC control out from the zone that it is connected to. When line levels are set
to fixed, audio will continue to output regardless of the zone being off. An external volume control is needed
for this application. The video signal will shut off when the zone is shut off.
An example of external amplification and video connection in Zone A is provided below. Note that the amplifier control voltage is supplied directly from the Zone Control terminal on the CT Receiver back panel. If
desired, this control voltage can be supplied from the back panel of the CK1.2 Keypad terminated to the
Alternate Master [IN]. The figure below shows the fixed/variable jumper is set to fixed; the wall mounted volume controls will control the externally amplified speakers while the keypad selects the source for the zone.
The Keypad controls the volume of the Zone A amp channel.
CT602
CK1.2 Keypad
Reference 200.2
Volume Controls
Zone Speakers
Fixed Output / Variable Output
Changing Line Level Outputs From Fixed to Variable
Variable
Left
Fixed
An internal jumper is used to change the output between line level fixed or variable. This adjustment is typically useful when using additional external amplification. Open the chassis and locate the blue jumper on the
audio card for the Zone Line Outputs. The jumpers are in line with each channel on the back panel. The
right position is fixed (F) line level, the left position is variable (V) volume control. When set to variable the
volume level of the output is matched with the volume level of the receiver amplifier output. The jumper has
the ability to change only the left (L) or only the right (R) side of each zone if desired. Note: When these outputs are set to fixed, the last used source will continue to transmit audio only regardless of the zone being
powered off. An external volume control is required for this application.
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VRF
Variable
Right
Fixed
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Dedicated Source Inputs (Local)
Dedicated source inputs are used for local sources that are dedicated only to that individual zone. Typically
this feature is appropriate for sources that are physically located in the zone, such as DVD players or satellite
boxes in bedrooms or dens. By running well shielded audio and video cable from the local source back to
the CT Reciever, the user can utilize the auto-sense capability built into these inputs. The CT Reciever will
immediately auto-detect the audio or video signal from a Dedicated input and switch that zone to its dedicated input. This feature is factory default set on, however it can be turned off to add an additional manually
selectable input for that particular zone. Dedicated source inputs are identified on the back panel by the
zone to which they are associated, i.e. IN A, IN B, etc. When sources are auto-detected, built in software
stores the state the zone was in before the Dedicated input detected a signal, this way when the signal is
switched off the zone is returned to its previous state.
Dedicated inputs require a second audio/video home run home Ofrom
the zone back Oto
the CT Receiver.
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Local Source IR Control
Local IR Source Control
Local source control is accomplished by connecting IR emitters to the Alternate Master [IN] of the keypad.
Local control is not limited to one source, as many as four IR emitters can be wired in series directly from the
keypad. NOTE: Additional resistance will need to be added when running emitters directly from the keypad.
Resistance will vary depending on the distance of the run and the size of the wire used. Typical in line resistance will range from 50Ω for long runs to 150Ω for short runs. 12V Control voltages for local amplifiers or
other voltage sensing devices may also be terminated directly to the keypad’s Alternate Master [IN] using the
12V control and ground. If resistance is not added, control of shared sources may be lost.
Multiple emitters should be connected in SERIES!
Most common brands of emitter can
be used, however all Emitter output
more consistent levels when connected in series. Parallel connections may work “some of the time”.
Series connections are recommended for consistent operation!
Home run to CT back panel
Standard 2 conductor 16 gauge
speaker wire is ideal for long runs
from the keypad to a Local TV or
device using an IR emitter. Utilizing
CAT 5 cable will also work well.
Note: Additional resistance
needs to be added when running
a flasher directly off a keypad.
Resistance will vary depending
on length of run usually between
Ω - 150Ω
Ω). The resistor needs
(50Ω
to be wired in series with the
flashers. This can either be on
the + or - side of the connection.
You will know if you need additional resistance if the keypad is
not able to control the shared
sources connected to any of the 9 IR
outputs.
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Common Control Triggers
Common Control Triggers
The B & K CT receiver line incorporates common control triggers that can be used for whole house events
such as telephones and doorbells. Two common controls on the six zone receiver (one on the three zone)
allow up to 24VAC or DC voltage sensing. Referred to as Page/Events, typical applications might involve a
doorbell and front door security camera. For example, when the doorbell is pressed, the CT receiver will
switch all zones to the specified A/V source input that the camera is connected to. The user can specify
which zones should or should not respond to either or both Page/Events. Wiring diagrams for specific applications are available through B & K . Please visit our website or contact our Customer Service Department for
specific applications. The diagram below illustrates the installation of a front door security camera coupled
with a doorbell. The Page/Event is default set to switch to input 8 when a voltage is detected through
Common Control 1 IN- and IN+.
CT Receiver Common Control Connection and Trigger
Camera Output
Doorbell Trigger
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Additional Connections
RF Remote IN
This connection is unsupported.
RF REMOTE IN
AM ANTENNA
AM Loop Antenna
Two internal AM/FM tuners included in CT610,310 & 602. The tuner requires a single coaxial FM antenna
oriented for best tuner frequency reception. The signals are internally split to eliminate the need for dual
antennas. Single tuner included with CT600/300.
FM
ANTENNA
RF REMOTE IN
AM ANTENNA
FM Antenna
Two internal AM/FM tuners included in CT610,310 & 602. The tuner requires a single coaxial FM antenna
oriented for best tuner frequency reception. The signals are internally split to eliminate the need for dual
antennas. Single tuner included with CT600/300.
FM
ANTENNA
AM ANTENNA
Factory Reset
Sometimes a factory reset is necessary in order to clear problematic symptoms sometimes experienced in
the field. A factory reset will clear all system settings, all presets, and all serial macros. A factory reset will
also clear any information backed up onto the EEPROM that may have been accomplished by a Memory
Backup.
Factory Reset On a CT610 or CT310
Simultaneously press and release the Sleep, Down and Zone buttons.
Once you see "Format Filesys" on the front panel you can release the buttons. A reset will take approximately 60 seconds to execute.
Factory Reset On a CT600/300/602 with no front panel buttons
The factory reset is located in the on screen menu that can be viewed through the zone A video output. It is
located in the Memory/Backup restore option. Using a IR control device in zone A press [menu - 5 - left enter]. A factory reset takes approximately 60 seconds to execute.
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System Expansion
System Expansion
There are many ways to expand upon a CT system. The pages in this section will highlight simple methods
for adding zones to a CT system. For some installations, simple back and forth IR communication will be
needed, other installations will require the use of the CT-1.
General guidelines for expanding a CT system are as follows:
• If identical sources are being installed, a CT-1 will be required for system expansion.
• If more than two receivers (CT and/or Theater) are to be linked, a CT-1 is required.
• Any source can be shared between the CT system and a home theater system.
• IR can be used as the communication interface or RS-232 can be used as the communication interface. Typically only one form is used. Both can be used to extract advanced features
such as using Serial Macros.
• IR will have an immediate response time, but IR is more prone to outside interference. RS232 could have a slower response time than IR, but it is more reliable. RS-232 will be used for
unidirectional communication only.
• A CT system is not limited to using one of the methods described.
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Connecting Two CT Receivers
Coupling Two CT Receivers - Maximum 12 Stereo Zones
Two CT Receives can be coupled together using IR for some simple installations. The following diagram
depicts a system for up to 12 stereo zones, with NO identical sources, and two-way communication. IR is
simply being allowed to flash both receivers regardless of which keypad generates the IR command. All keypads can be programmed using the code-set 128. Whole House control (code 000) as well as control of any
zone, from any zone is also possible. The flasher outputs for this configuration need to be set to “ALL
INPUTS”. IR output number nine is used to pass IR from the back panel of one CT Receiver to the front
panel of other CT Receiver. Tab nine of BKcSuite is used to configure the flasher settings. Be sure the Front
Panel to IR Flasher is set to “NO” (Default Setting).
Attach to front panel of #2.
CT610 #1
CT610 #2
Attach to front panel of #1.
Swap Cable Between Two CT Receivers
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VOLTAGE
RS-232 Data
Using a swap cable
FUSE
CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED
PROTECTION AGAINST RISK
OF FIRE REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND VALUE FUSE
+12V
ZA
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZB
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZC
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
12V
12V
GND
COMMON
GND
CTRL I/O
IN
-
IN +
IN +
OUT
2
-
ZE
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
~
AC LINE
ZF
VOLTAGE
FUSE
CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED
PROTECTION AGAINST RISK
OF FIRE REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND VALUE FUSE
CT610 #2
-
+
OUT
D
OUT
A
OUT
7
OUT
4
OUT
1
IN
D
IN
A
IN
7
IN
4
IN
1
IN
E
IN
B
IN
8
IN
5
IN
2
IN
F
IN
C
IN
9
IN
6
IN
3
-
12V
FM
ANTENNA
IN +
IN +
OUT
OUT
2
1
-
LEFT
+
IR 5
-
IR 3
IR 4
IR 2
IR 1
ZONE B
RIGHT
-
+
LEFT
+
-
+
ZONE A
RIGHT
-
LEFT
+
RIGHT
-
+
-
+
BUFFERED A/V SOURCE OUTPUTS
OUT
F
OUT
C
OUT
9
OUT
6
OUT
3
OUT
E
OUT
B
OUT
8
OUT
5
OUT
2
OUT
D
OUT
A
OUT
7
OUT
4
OUT
1
IN
D
IN
A
IN
7
IN
4
IN
1
IN
E
IN
B
IN
8
IN
5
IN
2
IN
F
IN
C
IN
9
IN
6
IN
3
FM
ANTENNA
A/V SOURCE INPUTS
RF REMOTE IN
ZONE F
RIGHT
-
IR 6
IR 7
ZONE C
RIGHT
SPEAKER OUTPUTS
ARE 4 OHM STABLE
RS232
-
-
+
-
IN
+
IR 8
ZONE D
LEFT
+
ZONE LINE OUTPUTS
COMMON
GND
CTRL I/O
LEFT
IR 9
AM ANTENNA
RIGHT
+12V
ZA
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZB
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZC
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
12V
-
OUT
2
SPEAKER OUTPUTS
ARE 4 OHM STABLE
GND
IN
OUT
3
OUT
5
ZONE E
LEFT
+
CONTROL
ZD
OUT
6
OUT
8
RF REMOTE IN
RIGHT
-
+
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OUT
9
OUT
B
A/V SOURCE INPUTS
ZONE F
LEFT
Made in the U.S.A.
OUT
C
OUT
E
1
RS232
B&K
OUT
F
-
IN
OUT
S IMPLY B ETTER!
B&K Components, Ltd.
BUFFERED A/V SOURCE OUTPUTS
ZONE LINE OUTPUTS
CONTROL
B&K
S IMPLY B ETTER!
B&K Components, Ltd.
+
ZONE E
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 9
AM ANTENNA
ZONE D
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 8
IR 6
IR 7
ZONE C
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 5
IR 3
IR 4
IR 2
IR 1
ZONE B
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
ZONE A
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
RS-232 (BKC-DIP) can be used as the
communication interface for a second or
third CT Receiver. When linking CT
Receivers together with RS-232, a swap
cable should be used (see page 27). A
swap cable will connect between the primary receiver’s RS-232 XMIT (Transmit)
port and the RJ-45 jack of the subsequent receiver(s). Data will transmit in
one direction only. A swap cable
should not be connected between RJ45 jacks.
Additional CT Receivers can be added
in a chain. RS-232 data will transmit in
one direction only.
To simplify the installation, use the RJ45 to 5 position phoenix adapter, see
page 8.
B&K
S IMPLY B ETTER!
26
Adding a 7th Zone
Adding a 7th Zone Using The AVR507/505/50 Second Zone
Sometimes a simple seventh zone is needed for a CT install. If a B&K Home Theater is also being installed,
then the independent second zone can be used for the audio/video switching. Amplification must be provided
for the seventh zone. B & K manufactures two channel amplifiers capable of 55 watts per channel,125 watts
per channel or 200 watts per channel. Control of the Home Theater is accomplished by means of a RS-232
Swap cable. See page 27 for swap cable construction. The CT Receiver flashers should be set for “ALL
INPUTS” (Tab 9 BKcSuite). The keypad for the seventh zone should be slaved off of the closest keypad to the
seventh zone. The keypad for the seventh zone should be programmed specifically with the code-set 002.
Code 002 is default for a B&K Home Theater second zone. See figure below for connection diagram.
Status feedback for the seventh zone will not be possible because the zone is actually located in the Home
Theater processor/receiver. The keypad will be connected to the CT Receiver. However, status feedback will
still appear on the keypad for the zone the keypad is slaved from. To alleviate confusion, the status feedback
to the seventh zone keypad should be disabled. To do so, the keypad transmit ID of the CT Receiver should be
changed. On tab 13 of BKcSuite, change the Keypad Transmit ID to 254(FE). When programming the keypads for zones 1-6, set the keypad ID to 254(FE) in the Ck1.2 Keypad editor. You may still program each keypad using code-set 128 for zones 1-6. Set the Keypad ID for keypad in the seventh zone to 253(FD). OR cut
the RS-232 wire going to the seventh zone keypad.
Seventh Zone Connection Diagram
NO identical
sources
CONTROL I/O
CHANNEL 1 INPUT
CONTROL IN ALLOWS AMPLIFIER
OPERATION WHEN A 5-24V SIGNAL
IS APPLIED WITH A 3.5mm MINI JACK
CTRL
IN
CHANNEL 2 INPUT
+
XLR (BALANCED)
Only one source is illustrated for
simplicity. A maximum of 7 nonidentical sources can be shared
between a CT Receiver and B&K
Home Theater product. Additional
sources can be added using the
same connection method.
CHANNEL 3 INPUT
XLR (BALANCED)
B&K
XLR (BALANCED)
S IMPLY B ETTER!
CTRL
OUT
12VDC
125mA
RCA INPUT
RCA INPUT
XLR INPUT
RCA (UNBALANCED)
RCA INPUT
XLR INPUT
XLR INPUT
RCA (UNBALANCED)
RCA (UNBALANCED)
SE F
U
SE F U
SE F
EF
U
C A U T I O N: F O R C O N T I N U E D
P R OT E C T I O N A G A I N S T R I S K
O F F I R E R E P L A C E O N LY W I T H
S A M E T Y P E A N D R AT I N G.
US
EF
US
FUSE
SE F U
CHANNEL 1 OUTPUT
CHANNEL 2 OUTPUT
CHANNEL 3 OUTPUT
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7th Video
Monitor
SERIAL #
PLUS
PLUS
MINUS
+
MINUS
+
-
PLUS
MINUS
+
-
CAUTION
-
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AC LINE
B&K ST125.2
7th Zone
Speakers
7th Zone
Keypad
B&K
ZA OUT
C O A X D I G I TA L
TV
V2
OUT
V1
S AT
O P T I C A L D I G I TA L
CD
DVD
V2
ZA
V1
ZB
ZB/V2
V1
TA P E
TA P E
S AT
CD
DVD
TV
V2
V1
IN 1
COMPONENT VIDEO
IN 3
IN 2
OUT
S IMPLY B ETTER!
CAUTION
D V D -A U D I O I N
SUB
CENTER
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
SERIAL #
ZB OUT
S AT
CD
A u d i o / V i d e o S y s t e m s M a d e i n t h e U. S. A.
DVD
CONTROL OUT
1 12VDC 2
50mA
ZA AUDIO OUT
SUB
CENTER
IR IN
ZA
RS-232
w w w. b k c o m p. c o m
+
IEEE
1394
E X PA N S I O N
3
4
SURR
ZB
FRONT
SURR
FRONT
S BACK
LINE OUTPUTS
AM
ANTENNA
LINE INPUTS
FM
B & K C o m p o n e n t s, L t d.
A u d i o / V i d e o S y s t e m s - M a d e i n t h e U. S. A.
FUSE
SURROUND LEFT
C A U T I O N: F O R C O N T I N U E D
P R OT E C T I O N A G A I N S T R I S K
O F F I R E R E P L A C E O N LY W I T H
S A M E T Y P E A N D VA LU E F U S E
Zone D
Keypad
SURROUND RIGHT
CENTER
SURROUND BACK RIGHT
FRONT LEFT
FRO
ON
UTT PRUI G
T HT
P LU S
MINUS
P LU S
MINUS
P LU S
MINUS
P LU S
MINUS
P LU S
MINUS
P LU S
MINUS
P LU S
MINUS
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
AC LINE
B&K AVR507
Swap
Cable
100
Resistor
B&K
ZD
S IMPLY B ETTER!
B&K Components, Ltd.
Made in the U.S.A.
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ZE
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
~
AC LINE
ZF
VOLTAGE
FUSE
C A U T I O N: F O R C O N T I N U E D
P R OT E C T I O N A G A I N S T R I S K
O F F I R E R E P L A C E O N LY W I T H
S A M E T Y P E A N D VA LU E F U S E
+12V
ZA
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZB
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZC
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
12V
12V
GND
COMMON
GND
CTRL I/O
IN
-
BUFFERED A/V SOURCE OUTPUTS
ZONE LINE OUTPUTS
CONTROL
Straight
Through
CAT5
SURROUND BACK LEFT
OUT
C
OUT
9
OUT
6
OUT
3
OUT
E
OUT
B
OUT
8
OUT
5
OUT
2
OUT
D
OUT
A
OUT
7
OUT
4
OUT
1
IN
D
IN
A
IN
7
IN
4
IN
1
IN
E
IN
B
IN
8
IN
5
IN
2
IN
F
IN
C
IN
9
IN
6
IN
3
IN +
IN +
OUT
OUT
A/V SOURCE INPUTS
1
SPEAKER OUTPUTS
ARE 4 OHM STABLE
RS232
RF REMOTE IN
ZONE F
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
FM
ANTENNA
-
IN
2
OUT
F
+
ZONE E
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 9
AM ANTENNA
ZONE D
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 8
IR 6
IR 7
IR 5
ZONE C
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
B&K CT600
IR 3
IR 4
ZONE B
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 2
IR 1
ZONE A
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
The figure left shows and
AVR507 being used in a seventh
zone application. Audio and
video are passed to the theater
receiver/processor from the
buffered outputs on the CT
Receiver. Analog L & R are connected to the amplifier from the
ZB audio outputs on the theater
receiver/processor. Composite
video for the seventh zone is connected to the video monitor from
the ZB video output of the theater
receiver/processor. Connect a
swap cable between the RJ-45
jack of the theater
receiver/process and the CT
Receiver. Connect an emitter
from the 7th zone keypad to the
video monitor if IR control of the
video monitor is desired.
PLAY 8:33
DVD Player (IN2)
B&K
S IMPLY B ETTER!
*Note: Page/events will not be
active in the seventh zone.
27
RS-232 Swap Cable
Swap Cable Construction
A swap cable is used for communication of RS-232 (BKC-DIP, Device Interface Protocol) data between units
by swapping transmit and receive pins. A swap cable can be used between a CT Receiver and a home theater or a swap cable can be used between CT Receivers. A swap cable is intended for one-way communication between the sender and recipient. RS-232 is not prone to outside interference such as plasma or fluorescent light. A CAT5 T568B B&K swap is illustrated below.
CAT5 T568B Swap Cable
Bottom view of RJ-45
Bottom view of RJ-45
Using the CT-1 for System Expansion
One CT-1 IR Routing System Integrator provides a system with connections for up to:
One B & K Home Theater Preamplifier or Receiver with Keypad(s)
And
Three CT Multi-Zone Receivers with Keypad(s)
And
Nine shared identical sources.
The CT-1 IR integrator is the keystone to any multi-CT Receiver install. A single CT-1 can integrate control
for up to three CT Receivers, one B&K Home Theater preamplifier/receiver, nine shared sources and one
CK1.2 Keypad. The CT-1 uses IR as the communication interface between units, it can also pass RS-232
for control of a Home Theater piece. Should future expansion be desired, a CT-1 easily allows additional CT
Receivers to be added to the whole house system. Up to 11 CT-1 IR Integrators can be combined to accommodate 21 CT Receivers or 126 zones. The CT-1 can be thought of as the common hub for IR control of the
entire CT system. Each source is connected directly to the CT-1 along with any CT Receivers installed in
the system. All zones will have the ability to control all nine sources when the CT-1 is used.
CT-1 IR Routing System Integrator
RS-232
XMIT
ROUTING
GND
+12V
NC
NC
RCV
GND
+12V
S E R IA L #
IR I N
HOME THEATER
CT IN MASTER
IN
9
8
7
6
OUT
9
8
7
6
CT 3 FLASHER IN
5
4
3
2
1
3
2
1
CT3 / CHAIN
OUT
9
8
7
6
9
8
7
6
CT 2 FLASHER IN
5
4
3
2
1
3
2
1
CT2
OUT
SENSOR
9
1
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
ON
OFF
5
4
FLASHER OUT
B&K
S IMPLY B ETTER!
CHAIN
IN
5
4
CT 1 FLASHER IN
CT1
OUT
28
CT-1 Expansion
Basic Expanded System Using a CT-1
Up to 18 stereo zones can be added using a single CT-1. A basic expanded system consists of one, two or
three CT Receivers, up to nine shared sources, one CT-1 and one Home Theater product. A basic system
can require the use of one CT-1, it allows up to three CT Receivers (or 18 stereo zones) to communicate with
one another while also sharing and communicating with common sources. The following diagrams depict
how a basic system is connected. When connecting multiple CT Receivers to the CT-1, always connect all
nine emitters to insure proper IR routing.
CT610 #3
Attach to front panel*
Attach to front panel*
CT610 #2
*Attach to front panel
Sources
CT610 #1
Each CT Receiver needs to be provided with an emitter attached to the front panel. This emitter allows IR to
be sent back to any of the CT Receivers in this system, thus allowing keypads from any CT Receivers to control any or all of these 18 zones.
CT610 #3
CT610 #2
B & K C o m p o n e n t s , L t d . CT610
Headphone
Preset
Sleep
Enter
Down
Save
Up
Source
Menu
Headphone
Zone
+12V
9
E
1
2 3
4
5
6
7
8
9
D IN
ROUTING
1
ON
GND
+12V
NC
RS-232
XMIT
Sleep
6 Zone Receiver
Preset
IN
9
8
7
OUT
9
8
7
CT 3 IR FLASHER IN / [ CHAIN OUT ]
5
6
4
3
2
1
[ OUT ]
9
8
7
6
2
1
CHAIN
IN
9
8
7
6
Enter
Save
Down
Up
Source
Menu
Zone
Power
On/Off
HOME THEATER
SERIAL #
NC
GND
RCV
CT IN MASTER
B & K C o m p o n e n t s , L t d . CT610
6 Zone Receiver
CT 2 FLASHER IN
5
4
3
2
1
OUT
3
2
1
OUT
Power
On/Off
CT610 #1
SENSOR
6
5
4
FLASHER OUT
3
5
4
CT 1 FLASHER IN
Note: IR data from the CT-1 needs to be communicated using the front panel of the CT receiver. IR
Data IN on the back panel should not be used.
B & K C o m p o n e n t s , L t d . CT610
Headphone
Sleep
6 Zone Receiver
Preset
Enter
B&K
S IMPLY B ETTER!
Save
Down
Up
Source
Menu
Zone
Power
On/Off
29
CT-1 Expansion
Source Control Using a CT-1
ROUTING
1
9
ON
E
1
5
4
2 3
6
7
8
GND
RS-232
XMIT
D IN
NC
+12V
SERIAL #
NC
GND
RCV
+12V
HOME THEATER
CT IN MASTER
IN
9
8
7
OUT
9
8
7
CT 3 IR FLASHER IN / [ CHAIN OUT ]
5
6
4
3
2
1
[ OUT ]
9
8
7
6
2
1
CHAIN
IN
9
8
7
6
CT 2 FLASHER IN
5
4
3
2
1
OUT
3
2
1
OUT
CT-1
SENSOR
9
5
4
FLASHER OUT
6
3
5
4
CT 1 FLASHER IN
Up to nine sources can be shared in any
CT system, not including the dedicated
inputs. Source control is provided by
installing an IR emitter to the front panel
of each source. Each source is connected to the CT-1 according to which
CT input it is located on. For example, if
the DVD player is located on Input 1,
then its IR emitter should be connected
to Flasher OUT 1 on the CT-1 and so on.
Source 1
PLAY 8:33
Chan 169
Source 2
Source 3
05 1:23:45
CT-1 Power Connection - 12VDC
Power can be supplied to the CT-1 through any 12VDC (30mA -100mA) power supply. To simplify installation,
utilize the 12VDC power supply from one of the CT Receivers in the rack. Additionally connect the RS-232
transmit from the master CT Receiver for potential RS-232 communication to a theater receiver or preamplifier. If RS-232 control is not desired, then the RS-232 portion does not need to be connected. If RS232 is not needed, or if all zone keypad ports are being used, then use the 12VDC supply from the common
control.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
GND
IN
9
8
7
OUT
9
8
7
CT 3 IR FLASHER IN / [ CHAIN OUT ]
5
6
4
3
2
1
2
1
[ OUT ]
9
8
7
6
8
7
6
CT 2 FLASHER IN
5
4
3
2
1
OUT
3
2
1
OUT
SENSOR
9
6
5
4
FLASHER OUT
3
CHAIN
IN
9
5
4
CT 1 FLASHER IN
ZD
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ZE
CAUTION
RISK OF E
EL
LE
EC
CT
TR
R II C
C SSH
HO
OC
CK
K
D
DO
O NOT O
OP
PE
EN
N
~
AC LINE
ZF
VOLTAGE
If RS-232 is not needed,
use 12VDC from here
FUSE
C A U T I O N: F O R C O N T I N U E D
P R OT E C T I O N A G A I N S T R I S K
O F F I R E R E P L A C E O N LY W I T H
S A M E T Y P E A N D VA LU E F U S E
+12V
ZA
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZB
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZC
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
12V
12V
GND
COMMON
GND
CTRL I/O
IN
-
BUFFERED A/V SOURCE OUTPUTS
ZONE LINE OUTPUTS
CONTROL
B&K
S IMPLY B ETTER!
B&K Components, Ltd.
OUT
F
OUT
C
OUT
9
OUT
6
OUT
3
OUT
E
OUT
B
OUT
8
OUT
5
OUT
2
OUT
D
OUT
A
OUT
7
OUT
4
OUT
1
IN
D
IN
A
IN
7
IN
4
IN
1
IN
E
IN
B
IN
8
IN
5
IN
2
IN
F
IN
C
IN
9
IN
6
IN
3
IN +
OUT
A/V SOURCE INPUTS
1
SPEAKER OUTPUTS
ARE 4 OHM STABLE
RS232
RF REMOTE IN
ZONE F
LEFT
+
-
LEFT
+
+
-
RIGHT
-
IR 9
AM ANTENNA
ZONE E
RIGHT
-
+
ZONE D
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 8
ZD
RS-232
XMIT
ZE
S IMPLY B ETTER!
IR 6
IR 7
ZONE C
LEFT
+
-
CONTROL
CT IN MASTER
B&K
FM
ANTENNA
-
IN
IN +
OUT
2
NC
E
NC
9
ON
GND
RCV
ROUTING
1
+12V
NC
RS-232
XMIT
D IN
+12V
HOME THEATER
SERIAL #
NC
GND
RCV
+12V
CT IN MASTER
+12V
ZA
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
ZB
+12V
GND
RS232 XMIT
D ATA I N
CTRL OUT
+12V
GND
RIGHT
-
+
IR 5
IR 3
IR 4
ZONE B
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
IR 2
IR 1
ZONE A
LEFT
+
-
RIGHT
-
+
30
CT-1 Expansion
Adding a Home Theater
B&K manufactures Home Theater preamplifier/processors and receiver/processors. Any of these products
can be combined to share sources in a CT system. Depending on which form of control communication you
wish to use (IR or RS-232), B&K can accommodate either or both. Typically only one form of communication
is needed, however for some advanced installations, both forms may be required. The following diagrams
depicts both IR or RS-232 being used to control the home theater product.
The CT-1 allows an easy method to interface between a home theater and a whole house distribution system.
Once a B&K home theater is added to the system, the theater becomes a sub-system of the main CT system. You are making the theater a CT zone. IR Code-sets work consistently with the home theater line as
they do with the CT line. Code-set 001 is used for zone 1, code-set 002 is used for zone 2. Typically you
should use the RS-232 connection method because RS-232 will not pick up outside interference such as
plasma or fluorescent light. An RS-232 swap cable does not need to be installed when using the CT-1.
The illustrations below will also allow for sources that are only used in the theater zone. Control of those
sources is maintained through the theater keypad or IR sensor. Set the DIP switches accordingly. Refer to
the CT-1 manual for more detailed information regarding the CT-1.
You may not need both forms of communication connected, only connect what you need.
IR = 1/8” mono mini jack
RS-232 = CAT5 straight through cable
The Home Theater sensor plug (three position phoenix) can be used either for a Keypad (CK1.2) or for an IR
sensor located in the theater room. RS-232 XMIT ports on the CT Receiver back panel are outputs only.
RS-232 Data (BKC-DIP) can be obtained from any zone RS-232 XMIT pin. If all keypad ports are being used
by keypads, the RS-232 data, 12VDC power, and GND can be obtained from the SLAVE OUT RJ-45 jack
(PINs 5, 1, & 3 respectively) on the panel of the CK1.2 Keypad. Simply run a three position wire (or extra
CAT5) to the nearest keypad.
IR Connection
RS-232 Connection
CT-1
CT-1
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Using a Swap Cable to Control a Theater
To simply add a B&K home theater to a CT distributed audio system, a swap cable will provide control functions such as power, input, volume, etc. The buffered outputs from the CT Receiver will provide the analog
audio and composite video signals from any shared source. The definition of a swap cable can be found on
page 27 of this manual. A swap cable in this example will provide one-way communication from the CT
Receiver to the Home Theater receiver/processor for BKC-DIP messages. *The REF 50 does not generate
RS-232 (BKC-DIP) messages.
Integration of a B&K Home Theater
And a CT Receiver
Reference 50 Series2
CT610
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Setup Using a PC and BKcSuite
Setup Using a PC and BKcSuite
B & K Tool Suite can be installed using the CD-ROM included with the CT Receiver. You may also obtain this
software online at www.bkcomp.com. Your PC should be equipped with a CD-ROM or DVD drive. B & K Tool
Suite includes software for setting up B & K Receivers, Preamplifiers, SR10.1 remote, and CK1.2 Keypads.
The installation path for BKcSuite is [c:/program files/B & K Components Ltd/BkcSuite.exe]
***Warning - PC requirements - 128MB RAM, Pentium grade or better processor, Windows 98SE operating
system or greater. (Exception- BKcSuite not supported on Windows NT) ***
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RJ-45 Pin Out
Connection to a PC
Note that many modern laptops do not come equipped with a DB9 style serial port. If your computer only has
a USB style serial port, you'll need to obtain a USB to DB9 Serial port adapter cable.
B & K offers a pre-made connector suitable for connecting a serial port to a standard network CAT5 cable with
RJ45 connectors (p/n 13290). However, should you wish to make your own, here is the pin configuration for a RJ45:
DB9
Pin 3
Pin 2
Pin 5
DB25
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 7
Function
Host Transmit
Host Receive
Host Ground
RJ45 Connection
To RJ45 Red
To RJ45 Green
To RJ45 Black
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CT Receiver Connection
Plug one end of a RJ-45 terminated CAT5
cable into the main RS-232 communications port on the back of the CT Receiver.
No Connection
RS-232 Signal Ground
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Computer Connection
Plug one end of a RJ-45 terminated CAT5 cable
into the serial communications port on the back of
the computer using the serial DB9 to RJ-45
Adapter.
USB to Serial Adapter
USB to serial Adapters can be a convenient solution for
connecting to a computer with no available DB9 style serial
ports. Install the required drivers and then verify what com
port the USB Adapter is on. Once your COM settings are
determined, configure the BKcSuite and B & K CK1.2 /
SR10.1 Editors for simple and easy setup.
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BKcSuite Setup and Overview
BKcSuite Setup and Overview
BKTask automatically installs a shortcut icon on the desktop [BKTask icon (grey)].
Make sure all other applications which use the serial port are closed before opening
the taskbar. B & K has the capability to connect in real-time (live) to any of our receivers or preamplifiers.
However, it is recommended that all setup be done virtually to avoid system errors. Once the setup files
have been created, connect to the unit and open the saved files. Typical PC setup should follow the
described procedure:
1.
DO NOT CONNECT UNIT TO COMPUTER. This is
considered virtual mode. Open BKcSuite A/V Setup from BKTask.
Click
Here!
2.
When Tool Suite is first opened, the Device Investigator
automatically scans to find a connected B & K product.
Choose “select product for operation without a connected
device.”
3.
Choose the product you wish to work with.
4.
Create and save the system setup file using either the
Basic Setup menu or the Advanced Setup menu of
BKcSuite.
5.
Connect the PC to the B & K product and establish a
live connection by running the device investigator.
Device Investigator
6.
Once a live connection has been established, open the file previously created. Once the file is
opened, it will overwrite the settings in the B & K product with the settings configured in the setup file.
Note: While a live connection is established with a CT Receiver, any changes made in BKcSuite will immediately update inside the unit itself. The system file should be saved on your computer as a backup. System
settings are normally stored with a .bks extension (Advanced and Basic setup) while presets are stored with
.bkp extension (Preset editor) and macro files are stored with a .bkm extension (RS-232 Macro Editor).
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BKcSuite Task Bar Explained
BKcSuite Task Bar Explained
Once you have chosen the product you wish to configure, BKcSuite will display the tool bar of applications
within the Suite. A single click of the mouse on any of the icons in the tool bar will activate the appropriate
application. The applications are described below:
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Basic Setup Menu
Basic Setup Menu
The basic setup menu in BKcSuite has been created to simplify the setup process. It is meant for streamlined setup of basic systems operating with B & K keypads. Tab 1 in the Basic menu allows users to name
zones, configure power on preferences, and name sources. Tab 2 is provided to set up a keypad for RS-232
feedback syncing. Tab 2 tells the CT Receiver where devices are located on the keypad so the zone input
syncing will operate properly. Match each input with the it’s corresponding location on the keypad. When a
file is saved to the PC in the Basic Menu, both a .txt and .csv file are created in the same directory. These
files create keypad button layout templates based off the locations of the devices assigned in Tab 2. These
files can later be used for reference when creating keypad files in the keypad editor. The following figure
details what Tabs 1 and 2 can be used for in the Basic Setup Menu of BKcSuite:
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Advanced Setup Menu
Advanced Full Setup Menu
The advanced setup menu in BKcSuite is designed with the intention of displaying the features found in the
on screen setup menu using thirteen defining tabs. Each tab allows the user to customize different features
found within the CT Receiver. Setup should proceed in the numerical order of the tabs. Remember, it is
always best to save frequently. BKsSuite should be updated regularly using the Live update feature
found in the BKTask window.
Advanced Full Setup
Typically, choose to save settings
with the customer’s last name and
a date or revision number.
It is usually best to save all of your
files in one directory. The default
directory is C:\Program Files\B&K
Components Ltd\BKcSuite.
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Hardware Zone Settings - Tab 1
1. Since a CT610/602 has six hardware
zones, BKcSuite will display a zone button
corresponding to each of the six zones. (If
you are programming a CT310/300, three
zone buttons appear). Select the zone
you wish to adjust the settings of.
1
2
2. You may set Zone A to stereo or mono
as required. When stereo is selected, the
form will appear as shown to the left.
If mono is chosen, the Zone A form will
change its appearance to the mono version as shown to the left.
2
The form displays new choices for the split
mono zone. The right or left side may configured fixed or variable or may have volume limits set. The changes made in the
Hardware Zone setting Tab affect amp
channels only.
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3. Fixed or Variable Levels for
Stereo Zones
3
4
5
This setting dictates the configuration for
the amplifier. The Variable assignment will
allow speakers connected to the Zone
Speaker Outputs to be controlled using an
IR keypad or remote control. Selecting the
Fixed assignment is available for external
rotary type volume controls.
4.Maximum Level (Limits the Output whether Fixed or Variable)
Each zone can have the volume limited to a particular maximum level. Adjust the slide bar to limit the maximum volume level for each zone. When the zone is set to fixed, slide the bar to the desired fixed volume
level. You may click on the volume number to enter the volume manually.
5. Left and Right Level Calibration
Normally these levels are left untouched. However, you can adjust the speaker balance for this zone permanently here.
A
B
A. Fixed or Variable Levels for
Mono Zones
Each Mono zone can be set Fixed or
Variable. Variable is selected for a zone controlled by a remote control or keypad. Fixed
is for rotary knob volume control zones. This
fixed or variable selection is applicable to
the amp channels only. Does not apply to
the line level pre-outputs.
A
B
B. Maximum Level for the Mono Zone (Fixed or Variable)
Each zone can have the volume limited to a particular maximum level. Adjust the slide bar to limit the maximum volume level for each zone. When the zone is set to fixed, slide the bar to the desired fixed volume level.
Tip: Set the Max Level to -6dB. This will prevent the amplifier from clipping on most CD's.
Tuner Assignment
Assign a tuner for each zone by clicking the appropriate button. Once a tuner is assigned to a zone, that
zone will always use that tuner. When multiple zones are assigned to the same tuner, the tuner will act as a
shared source.
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Sub-Zoning
Splitting a Zone To Mono
Once a zone has been split into mono it has the ability to have a discrete IR Code-Set assigned to it and
therefore the user is given the capability to control volume, mute, and power in the split zone independently.
For more information on Code-Sets, see the section labeled Groups/Code-Sets/Zones. The Installation diagram of a mono zone split for control is illustrated below. The split mono zone will still share the same
source, bass, treble and loudness levels.
Master Bath
Master Bed
CT610/602
In this example, the master bath and master bedroom split a zone into two mono zones. Each must listen to
the same source, but volume and on/off states are independent via the two keypads. The keypads are daisy
chained to the same zone control terminal. The CT Receiver must be setup to respond to the discrete CodeSet for each mono zone. Furthermore, the corresponding Code-Set should be programmed onto the keypad.
Thus, the Master Bath keypad will affect only the Master Bath and the Master Bed keypad will affect only the
Master Bed. When keypads are slaved off of one another, programming should be done in series order starting with the master keypad, then slave 1, etc. One or both of these keypads can also have the ability to control both zones together as a suite. The alternative to mono split zones is to assign the the master bed and
master bath to separate independent zones. See next section for Code-Set description.
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Code-Set Description and Overview
Code-Set Description and Overview
B & K uses discrete code-sets to control any or all of its audio/video zones. Code-sets range from code 0-0-0
(zero zero zero) to 1-2-8. This is the same practice that satellite manufacturers use so that one remote controller could control three identical satellites. The satellites are first set (via switches or on-screen menus) to
be either an A, B or C satellite. When the remote control is set to SAT A, only SAT A responds and so on. In
the advanced setup menu of the CT Receiver Code-Sets are assigned to control each zone. B & K applies
this theory to each of its zones. Once the codes have been assigned, functions like lowering the volume in
Junior's room from the Kitchen keypad is possible. Code-Sets can also control a group of zones (such as
upstairs or party modes) or control the whole house (all zones) using Code-Set 0-0-0.
In a basic default system, all keypads are pre-programmed with Code-Set 1-2-8. The CT Receiver monitors
which one of the six Zone Control terminals the IR command was received from and responds only in that
zone. Thus, as long as each keypad is hard wired to the correct Zone Control terminal, all keypads can be
programmed identically using code 1-2-8. However, the user can be provided with powerful convenience features by utilizing discrete Code-Sets to enable any keypad to control any zone, any group of zones or the
whole house. The front panel will not respond to Code Set 1-2-8 received from a remote control.
B & K created 128 different sets of the same CT Receiver commands. These commands will also work with
B & K home theater units assigned to the same code set. The primary commands are as follows:
Power State
Tone
ZONE
POWER ON
POWER OFF
BASS BASS +
TREBLE TREBLE +
LOUDNESS
Volume
MUTE ON
MUTE OFF
STEREO/MONO
MUTE (TOGGLE)
MASTER VOL+
MASTER VOL-
Input Sources
SOURCE +
SOURCE VIDEO SOURCE +
DEDICATED IN
INPUT 1
INPUT 2
INPUT 3
INPUT 4
Tuner
INPUT 5
INPUT 6
INPUT 7
INPUT 8
INPUT 9
TUNER
AM
FM
BAND TOGGLE
TUNE TUNE +
STATION STATION +
*This list is not a complete list of commands. For a
complete list please refer to page 7 of this manual.
Each code-set differs from the next only in the initial IR code identification or prefix, i.e. 128 - Power On. This
way a CT Receiver zone can be setup to recognize an intended command no matter what Zone Control terminal the command is received from. Thus, any zone can control any other zone (or group of zones) by programming a remote control or a keypad with the appropriate set or sets of codes from the following choices:
Code
Code
Code
Code
Set
Set
Set
Set
000 Controls ALL zones simultaneously. (Multi Zone and Home Theater)
001-127 Can be utilized for group or independent zone operation. (Discrete)
128 Controls only the zone it is connected to or received from. (Hardware Specific)
999 Controls a set of B & K ALL commands (Multi Zone and Home Theater)
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Groups / Code Sets / Zones - Tab 2
1. Groups:
You can program a maximum of 18 groups for each CT Receiver labeled a - r for your reference only. Group 0 cannot be changed, it is pre-programmed with code-set 0-0-0 (controls ALL CT Zones).
Each group can control any or all zones within one CT Receiver. If multiple CT’s are going to utilize the same
code for a group spread across multiple CT Receivers, that code-set must be programmed into each CT
receiver.
2. Code-Sets:
For each group, assign a code-set between 001 and 127. B & K recommends the following: in the first CT610 assign Code-Sets 011 to 016 to each individual zone A-F. When working with a system
with more than one CT, assign code sets 021 to 026 to the second CT, 031 to 036 to the third and so on.
3. Title: Name the group (zone) with a name that will make sense to the client. If the group controls just
one zone, name it for that zone. If it will control several zones, name it intuitively for the area it controls.
4. Hardware Zones:
Work by row, check the boxes for zones that will make up each group. In the figure above, code 0-1-7 has been assigned to control zones A, B, and C while codes 0-1-1 through 0-1-6 control each zone individually . ID128 should never be used for group control. It should only be used from a keypad
or remote to control a zone.
5. Absolute/Relative:
These settings decipher how volume will be controlled among zones grouped
together. Absolute will sync all volumes to the volume level of the zone from which the volume command
was received before adjusting up or down. Relative control will adjust volume levels up or down without syncing to the same volume level.
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When a zone is split to mono, two columns of check boxes appear representing the right and left channel of
the split zone. Splitting a zone to mono allows independent ability to control power and volume on each side
of the zone. The left or the right channel can then be controlled with a discrete code-set from the keypad, or
from an external volume control (in wall). If an in wall volume control is desired, set the desired side of the
zone to Fixed volume in Tab 1.
A split mono zone can utilize 3 different Code-Sets if variable volume control is desired; one code-set for the
left side, one code-set for the right side and one code-set to control both sides together as a suite. Check the
desired side of the zone corresponding to the Code-Set it will be controlled by. Regardless of how this is set,
this split mono zone will always listen to the same input. When the input is changed for one side of the mono
zone, the input will be changed for the other side as well. Bass, Treble and loudness will be shared between
the split mono zone at the same level.
In the example above, the Master Suite is served using three groups. Each adjoining room can be adjusted
without affecting the others by using keypads or remote set to Code-Sets 018 and 019. However, when a
keypad uses Code-Set 014, both rooms within the Master Suite will be adjusted together. Notice absolute
volume is selected in order to sync the volumes at the same level when the suite is controlled as one zone.
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Input Settings - Tab 3
1
3
2
1. Shared Source Input Names:
Title each input with a user friendly name (up to a 5 letter name). Inputs 1 through 9 can be selected in every
zone, thus they are shared inputs. This is the same name that will display on the keypad when zone status
is recalled by pressing the backlight button on the CK1.2 Keypad.
2. Dedicated Source Input Names:
Dedicated inputs are identified by the letter of the zone to which it is assigned. Title each input with a user
friendly name (up to a 5 letter name). Each dedicated zone input can only be selected from its zone. Use the
space bar to make it blank.
3. Input Settings To Compensate Levels:
Since some sources output levels are louder or softer than others, use the input level adjustments to
compensate. Adjustments of up to +/- 6dB is available for each source and tuner.
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Power On Titles - Tab 4
Power-On titles will only appear on the front panel of a CT610 or CT310 only.
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Power-On Preferences - Tab 5
1
2
4
3
Power-On preferences describe a specific state in which a zone or group of zones will power on every time
the zone or group is powered on.
1. Select Code Set:
All of the Code-Set #'s that were programmed previously appear on this list with their names. On this tab,
program what will happen when each Code-Set is used to power on a zone or group of zones.
2. Select Power On Setting:
Set the Power On Preferences for the Audio Input, Video Input, Volume, Bass, Treble, Loudness, AM
Frequency, FM Frequency and/or FM Stereo.
3. Last Used:
When powered on, the zone (or group of zones) responding will return the way it was turned off, its “last
used” state. For example, if the volume was left at a high level when powered off, the group will power back
on at the same level.
4. Power On Preference:
When powered on, the zone (or group of zones) responding to this Code-Set will go to this selected setting.
Specific volumes or radio stations, bass, treble and loudness may be chosen as power-on preferences.
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Input Configuration - Tab 6
1
2
3
4
5
3
2
1. Select the Zone Dedicated Input you wish to setup.
2. Video No / Yes:
If “NO” is selected, the CT Receiver will keep the video input selection from the last selected video source.
3. Input Mode:
Mono or Stereo - Select the best mode for the source connected to this Input. When set to mono, the right
and left input signals are summed.
4. Selection Mode:
Manual or Auto - When using Auto, the CT Receiver will select the source and/or turn the zone on if EITHER
audio or video is sensed at the dedicated source input. When using auto-sense to detect an input signal, the
CT Receiver will “remember” the previous state of the zone. Once the dedicated input signal is switched off
the zone will return to its previous state. If desired, the auto-sensing feature my be turned off by selecting
“Manual”. The dedicated input may be selected at any time using the IR command “D-IN” from the B & K IR
database.
5. Release Time:
Dictates how long the the auto-sense feature will wait before releasing the dedicated input (1- 25 seconds or
Forever). Use forever (bar to the right) if you don't want the Input to change until the user manually selects a
new input. If the source you are sensing has a video output, set to 5 seconds or less. If the source is audio
only, use 25 seconds so that a quiet passage in the music will not release the input prematurely.
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Page / Event - Tab 7
1
2
A Page/Event is an action triggered by a 1-24VAC or DC trigger (Common Control), RS-232 command, or
Audio Video Sense.
1. Action:
When this Event is triggered, choose between switching to one of the nine shared sources, changing the volume or no action at all (OFF). When one of the nine shared inputs is selected, both volume level and input
will be affected when the Page/Event is triggered. To only adjust volume level during a Page/Event choose
“Change Volume.”
Note: The Page/Event default setting is (BOTH), all zones will be affected by both Page/Events. Page/Event
1 will switch to input 8, Page/Event 2 will switch to input 9. However, you can override this on TAB 9 of
BKcSuite, in the Zone Page/Event selection box shown below.
(From Tab 9)
2. Activated By:
Select the desired application to determine when the Event is ACTIVE. If you select Audio or Video Sensing,
an audio or video signal coming in to the selected input (the selected input in the previous step) will trigger
the Event as long as signal is present. If Common Control is selected, then a voltage must be present at the
Common Control 1 IN+ and IN-. If you select RS-232, the event will be triggered and ended by RS-232 command strings. When using RS-232, the event must be asserted and deasserted.
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Page / Event - Tab 7
3
4
5
6
3. Level:
Set the Volume desired for this event. When the event is triggered, the volume will be switched to this level in
any zone set to respond to the page/event. Built in intelligence "remembers" the previous state the zone was
in before the Page/Event occurred thereby returning the zone or zones to their previous state.
4. Turn Off Delay:
Adjust the time for which the Page/Event will remain on. If a voltage is momentarily sensed, the Page/Event
will last for the time selected. The Page/Event will stay active as long as a voltage is preset, the timer starts
from the time the voltage is dropped. Use Forever (slide bar all the way to the right) if you don't want the
event to end until the user manually selects a new input or a new volume setting. If using Audio or video
sensing, adjusting the delay will affect how long the CT will wait before terminating the event once the signal
is lost.
5. Event Affects Control Out and Flasher Outputs:
Yes - When the event activates, the flasher outputs will change their routed location to the output
designated by the page/event input selection. Control outputs would also be triggered for specified
inputs.
No - The control and IR flashers will stay in the last selected state. Thus, if the client were just watching a DVD, they may still use the DVD remote to pause the DVD. (Default set NO).
6. Page Event 2:
Sets up in the same way as Page/Event 1.
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Display - Tab 8
Note:
Display setup for a CT610/310 only.
1. Front Panel Brightness:
Select Off, Dim, Medium or Bright from the list box. When set to OFF the display will turn on briefly when a
change occurs and then revert back to off.
2. Individual Zone Display:
For each zone, decide whether the front panel should display changes from that zone as they occur. If all
zones are set to ON, the front panel display will change every time any zone receives an IR command.
Note: If Zone A is set to NO, the On Screen Menu will not be accessible.
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12V Control - Tab 9
1
2
1. Zone Control:
Click one of the zone buttons A thru F to setup control settings for the desired zone.
2. Zone Control Out:
Control Out is a switchable 12VDC 200mA control voltage useful for status lights on keypads, power strips,
external amplifiers or any other voltage sensing device. The default setting of each of the individual Zone
Control Output is Zone ON - the voltage turns on only when that particular Zone is on and turns off when the
zone is off.
RS-232 - If you select RS-232, only an RS-232 command will turn on or off that zone's Control Out.
Zone On - The Control Out is on if the zone is on and off when zone is off. (This is Default).
Zone Active - The Control Out will turn on only if the zone is on AND the CT Receiver can
detect an audio or video signal on the input the zone has selected.
Zone Off - The Control Out will turn on only if the zone is off.
Selected Input - The Control Out is on only if this input is selected (switched to) by the user and
the zone is powered on. Note that when this option is selected, the input check boxes are now active
(no longer grayed out). Check the box next to the inputs that are desired to turn the 12VDC Zone
Control Out on. The input does not have to have a A/V signal present in order for the 12VDC trigger to be on.
Headphone*:
Only Zone A allows you to set the Control Out to be triggered by Headphone mode. Setting the Zone A
Control Out to headphone enables you to connect an external Zone A power amp and still have it turn off
automatically when the user selects headphone mode from a keypad or remote which is controlling Zone A.
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IR Flasher Settings - Tab 9
Zone Rear Data In Setting:
Allows the IR data input port for each zone control terminal to be switched off. When set to OFF, any keypads or IR sensors connected to the back panel the CT Receiver will be rendered inoperable because no IR
will be allowed to pass through the IR data input for the selected zone.
Flasher Outputs:
Selected Input - If IR routing is desired, set this to Selected Input. When IR routing is enabled, IR will
route from the keypad control terminal IR Data input to the appropriate IR output according to input
selected for each zone.
All Inputs - If simultaneous flashing is desired set to All Inputs. Any IR data received from the keypad
control terminals will be sent to all 9 IR outputs.
Off - All 9 IR outputs will be turned off.
Front Panel IR to Flasher Outputs:
If Front Panel IR to Flasher Outputs is set to YES, any IR received by the front panel will pass through the
CT Receiver to the flasher outputs. Otherwise when set to NO, IR commands received will only stay internal
to the unit. Regardless of this setting B & K will always respond to its own IR commands. The default is set
to NO because of possible optical interference. Optical feedback occurs when infrared interference from the
sun or a light fixture is present or a sensor and an emitter/flasher are very close together. If you need to
relay IR commands from the front panel of the CT Receiver to a component that is hooked to a rear panel
flasher output, select YES and test operation. There are two possible problems you may run into:
1. Optical Feedback - Symptom: intermittent operation. To cure the feedback you must put blocking
covers on all of the flasher/emitters near the front panel of the CT Receiver. Do not attempt to block IR with
black electrical tape; it is generally transparent to IR. Niles, Xantech and Elan emitters have blocking methods to help deal with potential interference.
2. Wrong Carrier - Symptom is no or intermittent operation. To verify this, first contact the manufacturer and check on the carrier frequency of the original remote control. If it is not between 32kHz and 42kHz,
you may not be able to use the B & K front panel IR sensor. For example, the B & K front panel IR sensor is
probably not compatible with RCA or Proscan products with 56k carrier frequencies.
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2
3
4
1. Front Panel Buttons:
When you disable the front panel buttons, the only button that still has any affect is the master power
ON/OFF switch. A touch of any other button brings the word "Locked" to the display.
2. Front Panel IR:
Disabling the front panel IR prevents B & K IR commands from affecting internal operation, but will still pass
IR through to the IR outputs. It also does not prevent source IR from reaching the rear panel flashers.
3. Memory Locked:
This will prevent the user from saving any changes to presets or system settings.
4. Setup Menu Visible:
If set to Hidden, the user cannot access the setup menu.
T ip - Advanced Button Press to Unlock Security Settings
Should you be at a job site without a PC and the CT Receiver has locked or hidden menus, you can use this
advanced button press to access the security menu. The advanced button press will work even if the front
panel buttons are DISABLED!
CT610/310 - Press and hold down simultaneously and release the Sleep, Down and Up buttons. The
security menu will be displayed both on the front panel of the unit and through the Zone A On Screen Display.
CT602/300: Since the CT602/300 has no front panel buttons, please perform the following to unlock
the Security Settings.
1.
Cold boot the unit, ( hard power on)
2.
Wait 12 seconds for initial power up sequence to finalize.
3.
Within the next 15 seconds hold the ENTER button for 5 seconds on the remote.
Security menu will appear through the Zone A video output.
**Your "window of opportunity" is only available immediately after hard power up**
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RS-232 Communication - Tab 11
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
For detailed information on BKC-DIP and RS-232, please refer to the documentation folder located
in [c:/program files/B & K Components Ltd/BKcSuite/documentation] or visit our website at
www.bkcomp.com.
1. RS-232 Port Enable:
When disabling the RS-232 port, RS-232 strings will be neither transmitted or received through the main RJ45 jack. This is useful for troubleshooting multiple components and can only be done through the on screen
display (OSD) menu. Default the RS-232 port is enabled.
2. Baud Rate:
B & K does not recommend using any baud rate other than 9600. The default baud rate is 9600. If different
Baud rates other than 9600 are used, Keypad status feedback and syncing will be lost.
3 & 4. RS-232 Receive & Transmit ID:
This is the identifier in B & K RS-232 protocol that allows B & K to “listen” (receive ID) or “talk” (transmit ID) to
other B & K products. Change this identifier if you are using an external automation system to control more
than one B & K products. It does not have to be the same value as the Transmit ID, just note what you use.
For instance, if you wanted to send a Reference 50 preamplifier an IR triggered RS-232 macro (to power off
the Reference 50) from a CT Receiver, you would set the Transmit ID of the CT Receiver to 1, the Receive
ID of the Reference 50 to 1, the Transmit of the Reference 50 to 0 and the Receive ID of the CT Receiver to
0. These values do not need to be changed if a CT-1 is used to integrate multiple CT products.
Note - If you change the Receive or Transmit ID, it does not affect setup with BKcSuite.
5. RS-232 Echo Enabled:
This setting is for those with external control systems talking to B & K components via RS-232. Echo will
repeat any RS-232 transmission received through the main RJ-45 receive port.
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6. RS-232 Feedback Selection (Continuous Reply):
Disabled (Default)= No BKC-DIP Update or Reply is generated.
Update = A change affecting a logical zone from the Front Panel or B & K IR generates an update message
representing the specific Front Panel button or B & K IR command. The CT receiver must then be polled to
determine the current status.
Reply = When set to “REPLY”, the CT Receiver will automatically generate BKC-DIP reply messages to
allow unsolicited continuous feedback to an external controller. Whenever a change is executed in a logical
zone and the Reply feature is enabled, a BKC-DIP reply message will be automatically generated representing the new state of the affected logical zone. I.e. System changes to Volume, Bass, Treble, Loudness,
Source and/or Tuner Frequency. For more information, please see CT610_20004.pdf note 35 of system
parameters, located in the documentation folder of BKcSuite.
Typical format example of a BKC-DIP Reply :
An example BKC-DIP Reply message the CT Receiver will automatically generate whenever a master volume change is seen in Logical Zone 11 is (0,R,P0B=FF,1=60;). Logical Zone 11 current Preset Parameter
Volume value is set to 60 hex or 0dB (assumes 0dB is the current setting).
“0” is the transmit ID
“R” is the BKC-DIP Reply message.
“P0B=FF” is the BKC-DIP command for the current preset in logical Zone 11 (B=11).
“1=60” is the current preset parameter 1 (Volume), is set to the Hex value 60 (volume 0dB ).
All (Both) = Outputs both a BKC-DIP Update and Reply message.
7. V2.0 Enabled:
Not applicable to the CT610/602/310/300.
8. Convert IR to BKC-DIP Messages:
When enabled (checked), the CT Receiver will convert and repeat the B & K IR commands received into RS232. The RS-232 message is repeated out the main RJ-45 jack. This can be used for systems with B & K
home theater components to relay IR commands to the connected home theater without IR loops.
9. Transmit BKC-DIP to Zones:
When a zone is enabled (checked), the CT Receiver will repeat any BKC-DIP messages via that zone's RS232 port (labeled “RS232 XMIT” on the CT back panel). When a zone is disabled (unchecked), the zones
RS-232 port will not repeat auto BKC-DIP commands through it’s transmit port. Zone status feedback zone
input syncing, and serial macros will continue to operate for any zone regardless of the zone’s RS-232 XMIT
being disabled. The Serial Macro Editor specifies the zone ports the macros will transmit from.
10. BKC-DIP Transmit ID:
Select what ID # you are using for your home theater, or select Global (All). If you select Global, (ALL)
Connected B & K products will be controlled. However, if you select the ID# of a specific B & K product, only
that product will be controlled. This is useful if several B & K products are interconnected for other purposes.
The transmit ID # corresponds to the receive ID you used in the setup process of the Home Theater component.
See page 60 for additional information about RS-232 communication.
**Note: Whenever ANY multiple BKC-DIP commands are used in succession from an external source,
the following BKC-DIP command must be affixed to the beginning of the command string:
(0,S,I,80=6D;)(rest of macro.....)
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Preset Operation - Tab 12
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2
3
1. Recall Volume In Preset:
If set to YES all of the presets you program will recall the saved volume setting. If set to NO, none of your
presets will change the volume. When you recall a preset, the volume will stay the same.
2. Auto Naming:
If set to YES, the CT Receiver will auto name a new preset for source and volume setting. If NO, the user
must name the preset or retain the previous name.
3. Favorite Preset Recall:
Favorite presets are accessed using the B & K Channel Up and Channel Down Commands. There are two
modes of operation available. If set to Enter Button Required, the user taps Channel Up and/or Down until the
favorite Preset they want is displayed on the Front Panel, then it is required to tap the Enter button to recall
the preset. The second option is to set the presets to Automatically Recall, that way a user can tap the channel up or down button and the preset will automatically recall. Automatic Recall is Default.
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Keypad Feedback - Tab 13
In the advanced setup tab 13, you can set the keypad feedback positions more precisely than in Basic Setup.
Keypad input feedback is triggered upon the acknowledgment of an input change from a zone or group of
zones. When a zone is powered on or the input is changed, the keypad will jump to the page corresponding
to the input the user has selected. This is useful for multiple keypad connected in series or grouped zones.
To set Tab 13 up correctly, match the device number with the correct CT Receiver input. For example, if a
CD player is programmed into location D1 on the keypad, and the CD player is connected to input 1, then the
Keypad Device drop-down should match device 1. This way the the CD player is selected, the CT Receiver
will send out the jump command correctly telling the keypad what page should be displayed. Keypad Jump
defines if the keypad should display Main page 1, main page 2, page 1, 2, 3, or 4. This example is pictured
above.
1. Do not change the Keypad Transmit ID from the default 255 (FFh) unless you plan to program
every keypad with a corresponding Keypad Receive ID using CK editor. This feature supports custom
applications that require keypad feedback to SOME of the keypads rather than ALL keypads. If you
use keypad transmit ID 255 (FFh), ALL keypads will respond to the CT Receiver feedback jump commands.
2. Set each position to the desired source location according to your Keypad Feedback worksheet.
When the input is changed in that zone or group of zones the keypad will “jump” to the desired keypad page.
3. Set the Keypad Jump to the desired page.
Note:
If utilizing RS-232 keypad input syncing, be certain that ALL keypads in the house have the devices
located in the SAME positions on all keypads. Otherwise, the keypad will display the wrong page.
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Preset Editor
Preset Editor Features and Benefits
Presets are a powerful feature that can instantly recall commonly used parameters instantly. B & K preset
settings can be recalled with the press of a single button. Parameters such as independent audio/video
inputs, bass, treble and volume levels, loudness and tuner frequencies can be recalled with one touch
access.
Open the Preset Editor to
create / edit your presets.
Opening the Preset Editor
Preset editor files are defined by the extension (*.bkp). A confirmation screen will appear to verify overwriting
all the current preset settings in the unit with those contained within the preset editor file.
BKcSuite will communicate with the CT Receiver.
A window will show the status of the communication with the CT Receiver.
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Preset Editor
The Preset Editor Window
This shows the presets contained within the CT Receiver preset editor file.
If a "Virtual" setup is being used, default presets will be displayed on the preset editor table. If a live connection has been established, the unit's internal presets will be displayed on the preset editor table displayed
below.
Editing Presets
Selecting a preset to edit is done by clicking on the number of the preset. You can choose the audio input
(or FM tuner and frequency) and/or Video input, Volume, Bass, Treble, and Loudness for each preset.
Changing the parameters of the preset is accomplished on the bottom half of the preset editor page. After
you have set all of the parameters for a preset, you will now need to decide what zone(s) you want that preset to be available in. This is what the Zone Favorite setting is for. By “checking” a zone(s), the preset you
configured will be available for that
zone(s). Example: If you do not want
Preset #1 to be accessed in a child’s
room then uncheck the child’s designated zone. After each preset has been
configured, click SAVE. Once all preset
editing is complete, save the entire preset file from the File menu. Establish a
live connection using the Device
Investigator. Open the file that was previously saved, at that point the presets
will overwrite the current settings in the
CT receiver.
Click on the #
of the Button to edit
the preset
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RS-232 Serial Macro Editor
RS-232 Serial Macro Editor
The RS-232 serial macro editor allows a CT Receiver to control other RS-232 devices. Specific examples
could include other B & K products, the CK1.2 keypad, or light controllers. The serial macro editor works by
using an IR trigger command to fire out RS-232 messages. In this editor, the user can specify the IR trigger,
the RS-232 message and the RS-232 transmit port the command will be sent out. These commands can be
triggered by any B & K IR command using Codes-Sets 0-0-0 through 1-2-8. Note: The macros will always be
transmitted out the main RJ-45 jack on the back panel. The six zone RS-232 transmit (XMIT) ports are independently selectable.
B & K provides RS-232 parameters for all products in the directory for documentation in BKcSuite.
c:\ Program Files\ B & K Components\ BKcSuite\ Documentation. Or go to the B & K support section of our
website at www.bkcomp.com.
**Note: Whenever ANY multiple BKC-DIP commands are used in succession from an external source,
the following BKC-DIP command must be affixed to the beginning of the command string:
(0,S,I,80=6D;)(rest of macro.....;)
Below is a simple example using the Serial Macro Editor to trigger the zone status feedback when a zone
powers on. This example can be used on a default CK1.2 keypad. Create a macro in the serial macro editor. Choose the BK Code-set 128. Choose the IR command Power On (40h) from BK Data, this will be the
trigger. Create the RS-232 string (FF,K,D20,P1,B19;). Click Save. Allow RS-232 data to transmit out (mask)
all zone(s) 232 transmit ports (all zone boxes are checked). What you have done is specified a “trigger” for
the CT Receiver. When the CT product receives the ID128 Power ON command, the RS-232 serial macro
will be transmitted out zones A-F 232 transmit ports (and the main RJ-45 jack). The RS-232 macro will trigger zone status on the keypad when any zone is powered on (assuming ID128 is used). This status (source
/ Volume / Bass / Treble / Loudness On or Off), will be displayed at the bottom of the keypad window.
To convert Hex to ASCII, include two back slashes (\\) before each nibble pair, (ex: \\FE ).
CK1.2 Keypad
For B & K CT product with hardware version code 2.00 or earlier, it is recommended you save your files frequently. For this reason, the following warning will display when running 2.00 version code or earlier:
CK1.2 Keypad
MAIN
IN 6
IN 1
IN 7
IN 2
IN 8
IN 3
IN 9
IN 4
FM
IN 5
PAGE 1
The CK1.2 keypad is B & K 's answer to a wall mounted user interface. The CK1.2 keypad stores IR source
codes from its expansive database built in to the PC based software. Keypad setup software can be installed
from the B & K Toolbox CD-ROM included with the CT Receiver. Keypads come default programmed to operate in the hardware zone they are physically connected to using the B & K code-set 1-2-8. An additional feature utilized by the CK1.2 is its ability to be controlled by RS-232. This allows the keypads to stay in sync with
the CT Receiver as well as allowing the user to recall zone status feedback. Status feedback for each zone
can be recalled by pressing the backlight button or by any IR Code-Set ENTER command. For more information on programming and installation, please refer to the CK1.2 user manuals.
Three separate manuals are provided in order to aid in the keypad setup and programming. These manuals
are located in the BKcSuite PDF library. They are labeled, CK1.2 User Manual, CK1.2 Installation Manual
and CK1.2 Programming manual. Once BKcSuite has been installed, this library can be found in:
c:\ Program Files\ B & K Components Ltd.\ BKcSuite\ Documentation
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Setup Using the On Screen Display
Setup Using the On Screen Display
MAIN MENU
1 Zone Operation
2 Zone Favorite Presets
3 Audio/Video System Setup
4 Control System Setup
5 Memory Backup/Restore
6 System Status
↑↓ next item
SEL select
MENU exit menu system
It is possible to completely program the CT Receiver via the on-screen menus or the front panel display. However, it is not nearly as fast and straightforward as using a PC and BKcSuite. Nevertheless,
it is often convenient to touch up one or two parameters of the system using the on-screen or front
panel menus. Please note that the CT602/300 does not have front panel buttons or a display. All on
screen setup on a CT602/300 must be done through the zone A video output run to a monitor
accessed by remote control. Remote control access to the on screen menu is limited to zone A only.
The on screen menu cannot be accessed by any zone other than zone A.
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On Screen Menu Operation with the MZ-128
Using a Remote Control
The on screen display’s are navigated by use of the MZ-128 remote controller, however any remote can be
used once it is set to the zone A Code-Set. Zone A is default code set to 0-1-1.
Using The Remote Control and On-Screen Menus
Tapping the MENU button on the remote
control brings up the On-Screen MAIN
MENU.
To see the Menu, you must have the composite video output of ZONE A connected
to a TV monitor.
MAIN MENU
The MAIN MENU appears with the first
sub menu title highlighted in red.
Use the Up and Down arrows to navigate
to the sub menu you want and press the
center SEL/ENTER button.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Use the Left and Right arrows to adjust
the selected item.
Zone Operation
Zone Favorite Presets
Audio/Video System Setup
Control System Setup
Memory Backup/Restore
System Status
↑↓ next item
SEL Select
MENU exit menu system
In the example displayed in the lower
right, the Volume of the Family Room (in
Zone Operation) has been selected, now
by using the left and right arrows, you can
adjust the volume to whatever setting you
desire.
The MENU button always takes you back
one level at a time. If you press the
MENU button when you can see the
MAIN MENU screen, you will exit the
menu completely.
At any time, the menu’s may be exited
completely by pressing the EXIT button.
ZONE 102 Family Room OPERATE
Power Off
Audio
FM Volume -1
10dB
Video
SAT A Bass
+12dB
Freq
103.3 Treble +12dB
Headphone Off Loudness Off
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
0..9 +10 recall preset SAVE
MENU main menu
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Front Panel Buttons
CT610 / CT310
B & K C o m p o n e n t s , L t d . CT610
6 Zone Receiver
1
Headphone
Sleep
Preset
Enter
Save
5
Down
Up
Source
Menu
Zone
2
Power
On/Off
3
4
1. The alpha numeric display will show ONE line of each menu.
2. The ENTER button on the front panel acts to SELECT the sub menu you have displayed.
3. The UP and DOWN buttons on the front panel navigate up and down the menu you have displayed.
4. The MENU button allows you to enter and exit the Menus.
5. The VOLUME control acts as the Left Right arrow keys, enabling you to increase/decrease or next/previous select.
CT602 / CT300 (No front panel operation)
B & K Components, Ltd.
6 Zone Receiver
CT600
1
2
3
1. Front panel IR receiver.
2. Main Power Indicator
3. Master Power Switch
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Power
On/Off
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On Screen Main Menu
Main Menu
When programming using the front panel, it is difficult to identify where you are in the menu since only one
line at a time is displayed. Page 63 can be used as a reference when using the on screen display menu.
Use the MENU button to step back one level to discover what is being adjusted. Using the ENTER button will
select the choice displayed. If the EXIT or MENU button is repeatedly pressed, the menu system will be
exited. For example; when the menu button is first pressed, the display will show the first line of the MAIN
MENU.
The On Screen Display Menu will read:
1
2
3
4
5
6
The front panel display will read:
MAIN MENU
Zone Operation
Zone Favorite Presets
Audio/Video System Setup
Control System Setup
Memory Backup/Restore
System Status
ZONE OPERATION
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU exit menu system
If the DOWN button is pressed on the front panel,
the monitor display would change like this:
1
2
3
4
5
6
MAIN MENU
Zone Operation
Zone Favorite Presets
Audio/Video System Setup
Control System Setup
Memory Backup/Restore
System Status
The front panel display will read:
FAVORITE PRESETS
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU exit menu system
As in the example above, the single line displays are often abbreviated to fit the menu information. Thus,
Audio/Video System Setup becomes A/V Setup, etc.
Tip - For a complete setup, B & K suggests you use
(in the order of ease-of-use).
1. BKcSuite
2. On-Screen Display Setup
3. Front Panel Setup
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Zone Operation
Zone Operation Menu
ZONE 4 Upstairs
OPERATE 1.
Power Off
Audio
FM Volume -1
10dB
Video
SAT A Bass
+12dB
Freq
103.3 Treble +12dB
Headphone Off Loudness Off
Once in the Zone Operation Menu, current zone parameters can be adjusted. As these parameters are adjusted, they affect the logical zone that is selected, in this
example logical zone 4 (Code-Set 004). This particular
zone has been labeled upstairs because it controls a
group of zones located upstairs.
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
0..9 +10 recall preset SAVE
MENU main menu
ZONE 12
Zone B
OPERATE
ZONE 13
Zone C
OPERATE
If you keep pressing the Left/Right adjust buttons, you
will cycle through all of the logical zones you setup:
ZONE 0 Whole House OPERATE
1.
Power On
Audio
IN6 Volume
-3
36dB
Video
IN6 Bass
0dB
Treble
0dB
Headphone off Loudness
ON
Once you've decided which Logical Zone you want to
operate, press the Down button on the remote (or front
panel). This selects the first item to adjust in the Zone
Operation sub menu for this logical zone. Alternatively,
you could press the Up button, which will select the last
item in this sub menu.
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
0..9 +10 Recall Preset SAVE
MENU main menu
Zone Favorite Presets Menu
FAVORITE PRESETS
Zone 3
1.
Downstairs
Preset 5
'Party
YES
'
0..9 +10 preset
rename SEL
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU main menu
Select the Logical Zone in which you would like to
adjust the favorite presets using the Left and Right
arrows.
Use the Up/Down arrows to highlight Preset. This
menu will only change the name of the preset. In order
to save a preset, configure the zone parameters for the
preset, then save the preset by pressing the SAVE button on the remote control. The preset parameters will
be saved in the next unused numerical preset position
unless otherwise specified.
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Main Menu Sub-menu’s
Zone 3 Downstairs
FAVORITE PRESETS
2.
Preset 5
‘Party
YES
‘
0..9 +10 preset
rename SEL
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU main menu
To re-name the preset, use the SEL or Enter key to
select the name, then left/right arrows for position and
up/down arrows to pick a character. You can name each
preset with up to 13 characters. You may also use the
keymap to aide the naming process: 1=ABC, 2=DEF, etc.
Press SEL or Enter to save the new name.
Audio/Video System Setup
SETUP AUDIO/VIDEO SYSTEM
1
2
3
4
5
Inputs
Zones
Power on Titles
Page/Event
Zone Sync
Navigate with the arrow keys (or the number keys on the
remote) then use the SEL or Enter buttons to jump to the
new sub-menu. Once in the sub menu, a tap of menu
button will return you to this menu.
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU main menu
Inputs Sub-Menu
Select one of the nine shared inputs or the 6 dedicated
zone inputs. Then do the following steps:
SETUP INPUT 1
1
2
3
4
Name
Level
Mode
Video
IN 1
0dB
Stereo
Yes
1.
2.
3.
4.
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU main menu
Name the input.
If needed adjust the level to match other inputs.
Select Stereo or Mono
Select Yes or No for video. If you select NO, the
CT Receiver will remain on the last used video
source when that input is selected.
Naming an Input
SETUP INPUT 1
1
2
3
4
Name
Level
Mode
Video
1.
DVD 1
2.
0dB
Stereo
3.
Yes
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU main menu
4.
Select Line one (Name) with the Up and Down keys,
Press the Right arrow key to show the blinking Cursor.
Select which character position you want using the Left
and Right keys.
Use the Up and Down keys to change the character. You
may also use the keymap to aide the naming process:
1=ABC, 2=DEF, etc....
Once the name is correct, use the SEL or Enter button
to save it.
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Audio / Video Submenu
Menu Items for a Dedicated Input
SETUP INPUT F
1
2
3
4
5
6
Name
Level
Mode
Video
Selection
Turn Off Delay
IN F 1.
0dB
Stereo
Yes 2.
Auto
5sec
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU main menu
When a dedicated input is used, select Auto if the
CT Receiver should detect and automatically select the
dedicated input when audio or video is detected.
Select a adequate amount of turn off time, typically 20-25
seconds if there is no video from this source, 0-5 seconds
if this is a video source, or “Forever” if you don't want
the input to return to the previous source once the input
signal is lost.
Zones Menu
First select which of the six zones you want to configure.
Then do the following steps:
SETUP ZONE A AUDIO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Mode
Page/Event
User Tuner
Level Control
Max Level
Left Calibration
Right Calibration
Stereo
2
1
Variable
-6
6dB
0dB
0dB
Set the zone for stereo or mono depending on the
requirements. If it is set to stereo, go to the next menu
screen description.
2.
Page/Event - Select if this zone should respond to
common control 1, 2, both or none.
3.
Assign a tuner the zone will use. (Tuner 1 or 2).
4.
Level Control - Set this to VARIABLE for standard
adjustable volume via keypads and remote controls. Set
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
this to FIXED if this zone uses impedance matching
MENU main menu
volume controls for background music or if you want it
set to a fixed output level.
5.
Max Level - Set this to the maximum level the zone is to be able to achieve. Typically, a variable max
volume is set to -6 dB, the amplifier will not clip with a normal CD at this volume. Typically, fixed levels are set lower for impedance matching volume controls (between -25 & -10dB).
6.
Left Calibration - Use this to permanently compensate for odd speaker placement or the relative difference between linked zones.
7.
Right Calibration - Same as Left Calibration.
SETUP ZONE A AUDIO
1 Mode
2 Page/Event
3 User Tuner
4 Left Level
Mono
2
1
Variable
5 Left Max Level
-6
6dB
6 Right Level
Variable
7 Right Max Level
0dB
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU main menu
1.
Zone Menu when set to MONO
(the Zone is SPLIT into two independent areas)
When a zone is set to mono, the zone can operate simply as a mono zone or you have the ability to separate
the left and right sides of the zone independently. When
a zone is split to mono you are given independent control of power, volume & mute for the right and left sides
of the zone. You must share input (tuner), bass treble
and loudness across the mono zone. You may also set
the amp channels to a fixed volume level using this
menu.
Split mono zone’s do not have the capability to calibrate as in stereo mode, however each side of the channel can have a maximum volume limit specified.
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Audio / Video Submenu
Zone Power On Settings
Z11 Zone A
1
2
3
4
5
6
1.
POWER ON
Audio
Last
Video
Last
Volume
Last
Bass
Last
Treble
Last
Loudness
Last
SEL toggle last used
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MENU main menu
Used
Used
Used 2.
Used
Used
Used
←→
Use Left/Right to select a zone to setup for power on settings. Then use up/down to select an item to adjust. Use
Left/Right to adjust the item selected.
When the selected zone is powered on, how do you want
the zone to come up? This is where you can select turn
on input, turn on volume, turn on bass, treble, loudness,
etc. Every time you turn on this zone it will “Power On”
to specific predetermined setting. Last used will allow the
zone to turn on exactly how it was turned off, i.e. input,
volume, etc...
Page/Event Setup
1.
SETUP PAGE/EVENT 1
1
2
3
4
5
Action
Switch to 8
Activated by
Control 1
Level
-4
46dB
Turn off delay
5sec 2.
Affects Control Out
and Flasher Out
No
Use Left/Right to select which Page/Event to setup. Then
use up/down to select an item to adjust. Use Left/Right to
adjust.
When the EVENT happens what should the affected
zone(s)* do? The zone can switch to any shared input,
change volume, mute, etc.
*Note: Only Zones which have been setup under the
Zone(s) Menu to respond to Page/Event 1 or 2 or Both
will be affected by the Setup Page/Event screen.
Page/Events are described on page 22.
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MENU setup A/V
Zone Sync Setup
Z11 ZONE A
1 Changes
ZONE SYNC
relative 1.
when changing volume bass
and treble - linked zones*
will change relative to
their current levels
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MENU setup A/V
Use Left/Right to select which zone or group of zones to
setup. Then use up/down to select changes. Use
Left/Right to adjust between relative and absolute.
Relative: all volumes change relative to one another.
Absolute: All volumes sync to same volume level before
change is made, referenced from the zone the command
is received from.
*Note: The expression "linked zones" means the hardware zones that make up a code-set group (i.e. the
logical zone "Downstairs" consists of the hardware zones
B - “Dining Room”, C - “Kitchen”, and D - “Patio”).
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Control Menu Setup
SETUP CONTROL SYSTEM
1.
From the Setup Control Menu use the Up/Down to high
light a sub menu.
2.
Select by pressing SEL or ENTER.
1 Displays
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Zone Code Sets/Names
Zone Control I/O
Common Control I/O
Preset Operation
Power On Titles
Security
RS-2
232
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adjust ←→
MENU main menu
Display Setup
SETUP DISPLAY
1 Displays
2
3
4
5
6
7
1.
Bright
Display Zone A
YES
2.
Display Zone B
YES
Display Zone C
YES
Display Zone D
YES
3.
Display Zone E
YES
Display Zone F
YES
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MENU main menu
Setup Front Panel display brightness by highlighting and
selecting displays.
Select Off, Dim, Medium or Bright by using the Left/Right
buttons.
Individual Zone Display. For each zone, select YES or
NO to decide whether the front panel should display
changes as they occur. If all zones are set to YES, the
front panel display will show changes every time any
zone has activity. *N/A on CT602/300.
Note: If zone A display is set to NO, the OSD cannot be accessed from a MENU IR command received via
the rear Zone A IR data in port.
Zone Code-Sets/Names and Group Titles
SETUP GROUP a CODE SETS
1 Name
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Zone A
Code Set
11
Include Zone A
Left+Right 1.
Include Zone B
No
Include Zone C
No
Include Zone D
No 2.
INclude Zone E
No
Include Zone F
No
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adjust ←→
MENU setup control
For a detailed explanation of using Code-Sets and
Groups, see the section: Groups/Code-Sets/Zones on
page 41.
Select the Group you want to define by using the
Left/Right key when the top row is highlighted as shown.
Once the correct Group is shown use the Up/Down keys
to select Line 1, Name. Use the Left/Right keys to activate name editing (blinking cursor). You may also use
the numeric keys to aid in the naming process: 1=ABC,
2=DEF, etc....
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Control System Menu
Zone Code-Sets/Groups and Group Titles continued...
SETUP GROUP a CODE SETS
1 Name
Once the name has been entered, use the Up/Down
keys to select Line 2, Code-Set.
11 4.
Use the Left/Right keys to select one of the available
128 code-sets.
Bedroom
2 Code Set
3
4
5
6
7
8
3.
Include Zone A
Left+Right
Include Zone B
No
Include Zone C
No 5.
Include Zone D
No
INclude Zone E
No
Include Zone F
No
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adjust ←→
MENU setup control
Move Up/Down to include the hardware zones for this
group. In this example Group A consists of only one
hardware zone, Zone A.
SETUP GROUP a CODE SETS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Name
Upstairs
Code Set
17 6.
Include Zone A
Left+Right
Include Zone B
Left+Right
Include Zone C
Left+Right
Include Zone D
Left+Right
INclude Zone E
No
Include Zone F
No
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adjust ←→
MENU setup control
If you would like GROUP a to contain more than one
hardware zone (as shown to the left) adjust each hardware zone to include Left, Right, or Left + Right. When
additional hardware zones are included, they are all controlled by the Code-Set selected on line 2, in this case
code 017.
Zone Control I/O
ZONE A CONTROL
1 Control Out
2 Rear data in
Zone
On
On
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MENU setup control
1.
Use the Left/Right keys to select the zone on the first
line. This will select the 12VDC 200mA control voltage
available for each zone. It is labeled on the back panel
“CTRL OUT.”
2.
Use the Up/Down keys to select what you want to
adjust. Rear data in controls the IR data input for each
zone. It is labeled on the back panel “DATA IN.”
3.
Use the Left/Right keys to pick from the available
options.
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Common Control I/O
1
2
3
4
COMMON CONTROL
Control 1
Any Zone On
Control 2
Any
Zone On
Flasher Out Selected Input
IR to flasher out
Off
The CT610/602 is equipped with two 12VDC 200mA
common control voltages. They are programmed at the
factory to turn on when any Zone is powered on. Note,
CT310/300 has one 12VDC 200mA common control.
1.
Use the Up/Down keys to select the Control Out you wish
to program. This will assign operation to the “CTRL OUT”
located in the common control section on the bottom of
the control cards.
2.
Use the Left/Right keys to pick from the available options.
3.
Use the Menu button to exit to the previous menu.
control out 1 will be on
when any zone is on
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MENU setup control
Specifications for the common control settings can be
found on page 48.
Flasher Out
1
2
3
4
COMMON CONTROL
Control 1
Any
Zone On
Control 2
Any
Zone On
Flasher Out Selected Input
IR to flasher out
Off
control out 1 will be on
when any zone is on
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MENU setup control
(IR Routing for Identical Components)
Flasher Output
Below are the three possible choices for the 9 IR outputs:
Off - All flashers are off for troubleshooting purposes.
No IR data will transmit out the 9 IR outputs.
Selected Input - IR commands are routed from each
Zone to the selected source of that zone. This allows
identical source components to be used independently in
the system.
For example, if someone in Zone A is listening to a Brand X CD player connected to Input 5, all IR commands
from Zone A are routed ONLY to Input 5. At the same time, in Zone B, someone is listening to a second identical Brand X CD player connected to Input 6. All IR commands from Zone B are routed ONLY to Input 6. IR
routing follows the zone(s) audio input only.
All Inputs - All flash / simultaneous flash. IR commands from any zone are routed to all flashers regardless of
what input the zone(s) is on.
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Control System Menu
IR to Flasher Out
COMMON CONTROL
1 Control 1
Any Zone On
2 Control 2
Any Zone On
3 Flasher Out
Selected Input
4 IR to flasher Out
1.
Use the Up/Down keys to highlight IR to Flasher Out.
2.
Use the Left/Right keys to pick from the available options
of on or off.
Off
If front Panel IR to flasher outputs is set to ON, any IR
received by the front panel will pass through the
CT Receiver to the flasher outputs according the the
selected input. When set to OFF Non-B & K IR commands will not be passed through to flasher outputs.
Regardless of this setting B & K will always respond to its
own IR commands. The default is set to no because of
possible optical interference.
front panel remote
internal control only
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adjust ←→
MENU setup control
Optical feedback occurs when IR interference from the sun, light fixture or plasma TV is present. Interference
can also occur if a sensor and an emitter/flasher are very close together. If IR commands need to be relayed
from the front panel to the back panel IR flasherss, select YES and test operation.
There are two possible situations you may run into:
1. Optical Feedback - Symptom: intermittent operation. To cure the feedback you must put blocking
covers on all of the flasher/emitters near the front panel of the CT Receiver. Do not attempt to block IR with
black electrical tape; it is generally transparent to IR. A hard plastic or tin foil is a good method for blocking
IR. If you are experiencing intermittent operation, check all IR sensors for stray optical input.
2. Wrong Carrier - Symptom is no or intermittent operation. To verify this, first contact the manufacturer and check on the carrier frequency of the original remote control. If it is not between 32kHz and 42kHz,
you a may not be able to use the B & K front panel sensor. For example, the front panel sensor is probably
not compatible with RCA or Proscan products with 56k carrier frequencies. Substitute an external Niles or
Xantech, Elan wide-band IR sensor instead.
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Presets Setup
SETUP PRESETS
1 Preset Volume
2 Preset Names
3 Preset Enter Key
Preset Volume
If set to YES, all of the presets you program will recall the
volume setting saved in the preset.
Yes
Auto
No
If set to NO, (Default) none of the presets will change volume when recalled. The volume will remain at the current
setting.
when recalling a preset
volume changes to
preset level
Preset Names
If set to AUTO, (Default) the CT6 Receiver will auto
generate a name according input and volume level.
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU setup control
If set to Manual, the user can rename the preset or retain the previous name.
Preset Enter Key
If set to NO, (default) when using the B & K Channel (Preset) Up and Channel (Preset) Down buttons, the
ENTER button is not required for the preset to be recalled.
If set to YES, when using B & K Channel (Preset) Up and Channel (Preset) Down buttons, the ENTER button
is required for the preset to be recalled.
Note: ENTER must be pressed after a preset is numerically selected.
Power On Titles
POWER ON TITLES
1 Power On Line 1
‘
Multi Zone
‘
2 Power On Line 2
‘
Basic Operation ‘
SEL edit name
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adjust ←→
MENU setup control
1.
Use the Up/Down keys to highlight either of the two
Power On Title lines you want to edit. Then use the SEL
or ENTER key to activate editing.
2.
Once you see the blinking cursor, use Left/Right keys to
move the cursor to the desired position.
3.
Use the Up/Down keys to select a character. SEL or
Enter key to save the new name. You may also use the
numeric keys to aid in the naming process: 1=ABC,
2=DEF, etc....
4.
Use the SEL or ENTER key to save the new title.
Power On Titles only appear on the front panel display of a CT610 or CT310 when any zone powers up.
CT602/CT300 has no power on display.
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Control System Setup
Security Options
1
2
3
4
1.
SECURITY OPTIONS
Setup Menu
Visible
Memory
Unlocked
Front Panel Buttons
On 2.
Front Panel IR
On
Use the Up/Down keys to highlight which line you want to
edit.
Use the Left/Right keys to select from one of the available
options.
Setup Menu
There are two options that can be selected.
Visible (Default) - This allows access to all menu items.
Disabled - This setting does not allow any setup of the
unit. However, it still allows viewing of system status.
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MENU setup control
Memory
There are two options that can be selected.
Unlocked (Default)- Allows users to save system setting to memory.
Locked - Does not allow users to make/save any changes to presets or settings. Advanced setup menus
can still be viewed but changes cannot be made or saved.
Front Panel Buttons
There are two options that can be selected.
ON (Default) - When set to ON, all front panel user interface controls can be used.
OFF - When set to OFF, all front panel user interface controls cannot be used. The word “Locked” will be
displayed on the front panel if any of these controls are attempted to be adjusted.
Front Panel IR
There are two options that can be selected.
ON (Default) - When set to ON, all B & K and source IR commands received through the front panel will be
accepted.
OFF - When set to OFF, the CT Receiver will not respond to B & K IR commands, however B & K and source
IR commands will pass through the flasher outputs.
To unlock advanced system settings, see page 53.
RS-232 Options
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
SETUP RS-2
232 PORT
1.
Port
Enable
Baud Rate
9600
2.
Echo
Disable
Feedback
Disable
receive ID
0
Transmit ID
0
Setup RS232 Slave Control
Use the Up/Down keys to highlight which line you want to
edit.
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MENU setup control
Use the Menu key to return to the previous menu.
3.
Use the Left/Right keys to select from one of the available
options.
NOTE: Please see page 54 of this manual describing
details about the RS-232 options.
Note: Parameters 1 through 7 do not need to be changed and should be left for advanced programmers.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SETUP RS-2
232 SLAVE CONTROL
Enable Slave Control
Yes
Transmit ID
ALL
Enable Port A
Yes
Enable Port B
Yes
Enable Port C
Yes
Enable Port D
Yes
Enable Port E
Yes
Enable Port D
Yes
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adjust ←→
MENU setup control
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SETUP RS-2
232 SLAVE CONTROL
Enable Slave Control
Yes
Transmit ID
ALL
Enable Port A
Yes
Enable Port B
No
Enable Port C
Yes
Enable Port D
Yes
Enable Port E
Yes
Enable Port D
Yes
Parameter 7 - “Setup RS-232 Slave Control” enables you
to set up communication between multiple connected
B & K products.
The Transmit ID is normally set to ALL. If ALL is selected, control of any connected B & K products will then be
possible. However, if you select the ID# of a specific
B & K product, only that unit will be controlled. This is
useful if several B & K products are interconnected for
other purposes.
There are two options that can be selected.
YES (Default) - Enables all RS-232 commands to be
transmitted out the zones port.
NO - Only disables only auto BKC-DIP commands from
being transmitted out the zones port.
Note: RS-232 macro strings and Keypad feedback information will still be transmitted out the zones port.
↑↓ next item
adjust ←→
MENU setup control
Memory Backup
MEMORY BACKUP/RESTORE
1 Memory Operation
Backup
save all setting to
EEPROM Memory
SEL do it
adjust ←→
MENU main menu
When Memory Backup/Restore is highlighted, press the
SEL/ENTER key to backup all system settings to the
EEPROM.
To Retore all system settings, use the Left/Right keys to
change the option to RESTORE. Press the SEL/ENTER
key to restore all settings that were previously backed up
on the EEPROM.
If the system has never been backed up, selecting
RESTORE will restore the unit to factory default.
Refer to page 23 for CT602/CT300 reset procedure.
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Main Menu Setup
System Status
SYSTEM STATUS
1
2
3
4
STATUS IS A VERY USEFUL TROUBLESHOOTING AID
FOR INSTALLING.
There are four screens that are accessible which enable
you to check the status of A/V inputs, zones and control
in/out activity.
Unit Information
Audio
Status
Detector Status
Control Status
UNIT INFORMATION
Unit
CT 610
Software
Version
BKC-D
DIP
Version
Serial Number
Z
O
N
E AUDIO
A *FM103.3
B IN 1
C IN 3
D IN 1
E IN 5
F IN 1
Unit Information:
Receiver
2.00
2.00.00
123456
L
V
O
L
R
V
O
L
B
A
S
S
T
R
E
B
-4
46
OFF
-4
42
OFF
-3
36
OFF
-4
46
OFF
-4
42
OFF
-3
36
OFF
0
0
+3
0
0
0
0
0
+3
0
0
0
A/V DETECTOR STATUS
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
1 AUD VID
2 AUD VID
3
4
5 AUD VID
6
7
8
VID
9
CONTROL
Common
Common
Zone
Zone
Zone
Common
Common
Zone
Zone
Zone
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
I/O
In
Out
Out
Out
Out
In
Out
Out
Out
Out
A
B
C AUD VID
D AUD VID
E
F
STATUS
1 Off
1 Off
A Off
B Off
C Off
2 Off
2 Off
D Off
E Off
F Off
The Unit information screen gives factory information that
is useful for both the end user and B & K technical sup
port.
L
O
U
D
X
X
X
Audio Status:
The Audio status screen enables you to view all of the
current zones audio input, band, frequency, volume, balance, bass, treble and loudness settings.
* is an indicator for FM in Stereo
X
A/V Detector Status:
The A/V Detector status screen enables you to view
Audio or Video signal on any input.
When using RS-232 controllers this menu can be queried
to determine whether a source is sending a signal.
Control I/O Status:
The control I/O status screen enables you to view the
state of both common and zone control triggers.
When using RS-232 controllers this menu can be
queried to determine whether a control is on or off.
See CT610_20004.pdf for details.
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Zone Planning Worksheets
CT Receiver Zone Planning
Residence
Zones
Project Manager
A
B
C
Date
D
E
F
Name of
Zone
How Many
Keypads?
Master
Slave #1
Slave #2
Slave #3
Zone TV?
Stereo /
Mono ?
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Number of
Speakers
External
Amplifier
Line Level
Output
No
No
No
No
No
No
Variable
Fixed
Variable
Fixed
Variable
Fixed
Variable
Fixed
Variable
Fixed
Variable
Fixed
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
If Fixed-
# of Volume
Controls
Dedicated
Source?
Name on the
Keypad
Local Source
Control from the
keypad
# of Emitters
Total Number of Keypads
Total Number of Volume Controls
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Input Planning Worksheet
CT Receiver Input Planning
Residence
Project Manager
Date
IN 1
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
IN 9
Shared?
Shared?
Shared?
Shared?
Shared?
Shared?
Shared?
Shared?
Shared?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Identical?
Identical?
Identical?
Identical?
Identical?
Identical?
Identical?
Identical?
Identical?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Cable Calculation
Source
Distance for Home Run
Additional Cables for Home Theater or Local TV’s and Components:
# of Emitters :
# of Blocking Covers:
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Power On Preferences and Presets
CT Receiver Preferences and Presets
Residence
Project Manager
Date
Zone Power On Preferences
ZONE
NAME
AUDIO FROM
VIDEO FROM
VOLUME
RADIO FREQUENCY
Last Used
Last Used
Last Used
AM
FM
Last Used
Last Used
Last Used
AM
FM
Last Used
Last Used
Last Used
AM
FM
Last Used
Last Used
Last Used
AM
FM
Last Used
Last Used
Last Used
AM
FM
Last Used
Last Used
Last Used
AM
FM
A
B
C
D
E
F
Preset Radio Stations
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting Guide For BKcSuite
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Make sure your PC meets the requirements outlined in the BKcSuite Section of this manual. Page 32.
Make sure the CT/CK/SR product is connected to the PC’s serial port. (DB-9, nine pin)
Be sure to select “Local Com” in the BKcSuite software, as “Network” is not currently supported.
If the unit will not communicate through RS-232, perform a factory reset. (See Factory Reset Section)
Know how to properly set the COM port protocol in your version of Windows:
Window 9x/Me - Go to your system’s “Control Panel.” Double click the icon labeled “System.” Click
the Device Manager button. Scroll down until until the section labeled “Ports.” Click the small “+” located
next to “Ports” to expand the tree and view the installed communication ports. Double click the COM port
that corresponds to the port on the PC that the CT/CK/SR product will be physically connected to. Locate
the tab in the Window labeled “Port Settings,” click it and go to section 6 below.
Windows 2000/XP - Go to your system’s “Control Panel.” Click the icon labeled “System.” In the
Hardware tab, click the Device Manager button. Double click on the icon labeled “Ports” to expand the tree
and view the installed communication ports. Double click the COM port corresponding to the port the
CT/CK/SR product is physically connected to and go to section 6 below.
6.
Set the proper communication properties. The parameters for Port Settings should be entered as
follows:
Bits per second
- 9600
Data Bits
-8
Parity
- None
Stop Bits
-1
Flow Control
- None
In the advanced section of the Communication properties window is the “FIFO Buffer” configuration. Most
modern laptops have the ability to take full advantage of these buffers, so it is recommended to enable them
and drag their slider to the “max” setting. Once you have finished making the selections, click “OK” to all
windows and prompt to return to the Control Panel. At that point you can close the Control Panel.
7.
Disable any and all power management services including any Universal Power Supplies (UPS).
8.
Disable any palm computer / PDA syncing software and services such as Hot Sync Manager, Pam
Sync, Clie Connect, etc.
9.
Disable any other RS-232 / Serial protocol programs that may be using the COM port. I.e CK1.2
Keypad Editor, SR10.1 Remote Editor, serial controllers such as Weatherbug’s external display or FEDEX /
UPS freight scales.
10.
In case you encounter any “Out of Memory” or “Out of Resources” errors, be sure your PC meets the
minimum requirements outlined in the BKcSuite section of this manual. Close all other unnecessary programs that may be running. It is recommended to let Windows manage your virtual memory, however, if you
manually set the virtual memory size, set it at least 1.5 times your actual RAM size.
Troubleshooting Guide for CT Receivers
Problem
CT receiver will not power up
Keypads will not power up
Keypad won’t pass IR
On Screen Menu won’t display
Keypads are going to blank page
Slaved Keypads are not operating properly
Control of Sources is inconsistent or
not operating at all
Possible Solution
Check power cord and/or power supply.
Check connection at the receiver back panel.
Re-terminate CAT5 ends.
Re-terminate CAT5 ends and securely connect to
receiver back panel. See page 14.
Menu is only accessible from Zone A.
Keypad feedback is out of sync, see page 57.
Reprogram slaved keypads in series order.
Master first, then slave 1, etc....
Check flasher output setting.
See page 52.
Limited Warranty
B & K Components Ltd., referred to herein as B & K , warrants your B & K equipment against all defects in
material and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase. This warranty applies only to
the original purchaser and only to equipment in normal residential use and service. Defective equipment must
be returned to B & K , prepaid, accompanied by proof of purchase and sufficient payment to cover the cost of
return shipping and handling, and will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of B & K whose decision as to
the method of reparation will be final.
This warranty shall not apply to any equipment which is found to have been improperly installed, incorrectly
fused, misused, abused, or subjected to harmful elements, used in any way not in accordance with instructions supplied with the unit, or to have been modified, repaired or altered in any way without the expressed,
written consent of B & K . This warranty does not apply to the cabinet or appearance items such as the faceplate or control buttons, nor does it cover any expenses incurred in shipping the unit to and from the manufacturer's service depot.
This warranty on B & K Components, Ltd. products is NOT VALID if the products have been purchased from
an unauthorized dealer or an E-tailer or if the original factory serial number has been removed, defaced or
replaced in any way. B & K Components, Ltd. sells its products through authorized dealers in order to insure
that consumers obtain proper dealer service and support. Buying from an authorized B & K Components, Ltd.
dealer insures that you have a FACTORY WARRANTY on your B & K Components, Ltd. product. If you have
any questions concerning your Factory Warranty call B & K Components, Ltd. at 716-656-0026.
Upgradability: B & K is one the first manufacturers in the audio/video industry to consistently offer software
and hardware upgrades to its processing of audio signals. Through upgrades B & K delivers exceptional value
to its customers. But what is "Upgradability"? Upgradability is not a guarantee; we define it as a philosophy of
designing and manufacturing products so that as audio technology evolves, B & K can provide enhancements
and improvements to its products that are economically viable.
THE EXPRESS FACTORY WARRANTY HEREIN CONTAINED IS IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, UPGRADABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. B & K COMPONENTS, LTD. SHALL NOT
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
PURCHASE, USE OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY B & K PRODUCT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. Your may also have other rights which vary from State to State.
Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages and the foregoing
exclusions may not apply to you. No agent, representative, dealer or employee of B & K has the authority to
increase or alter the obligations or terms of this warranty.
RETURNING EQUIPMENT
No equipment may be returned to B & K Components Ltd. without a RETURN AUTHORIZATION (RA) number. Should you find it necessary to return equipment to B & K , for any reason, a RETURN AUTHORIZATION
(RA) number must be issued by B & K in respect of the equipment being returned. You may request an RA
number by calling B & K at the numbers below. We will need the following information to issue your RA number. Please have it ready before you call.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Your name, address, and phone number.
The model and serial number of the equipment being returned.
A description of the problem being experienced.
Your sales receipt.
Your call will be referred to a Technical Service Representative who will work with you to resolve the
problem. If it is determined that the unit must be returned for repair, an RA number will be issued.
B&K
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Specifications
Multi-Zone Receivers
Specifications
Number of Zones
Internal AM / FM Tuner
Power Rating @ 8Ω
(4Ω stable all Ch driven)
Signal To Noise Ratio
Audio Frequency Response
Audio Source Inputs
Audio Loop Outputs (Buffered)
Audio Buffered Output Impedance
Video Freq. Response - Composite
Video Source Input Impedance
Video Source Inputs
Video Loop Outputs (Buffered)
Video Output Impedance (Buffered)
Dedicated Zone AV Inputs
Zone Line AV Outputs
IR Source Control Flasher Outputs
IR Flasher Voltage
Headphone Output
Front Panel Control
Front Display Type
RS-232 Device Control
IR Zone Data Inputs
12 Volt Control / Status Outputs
Common Control Inputs
Common Control Outputs
Whole House Presets
Overall Dimensions
Height
(Cutout Dimensions)
Width
Depth
Shipping Weight
CT Receiver_Manual_0905.pdf
CT610/602
CT600
CT310
CT300
6 Stereo
12 Mono
2
6 Stereo
12 Mono
1
3 Stereo
6 Mono
2
3 Stereo
6 Mono
1
All Zones
55 Watts / Ch
All Zones
55 Watts / Ch
Zone A =150 Watts
Zones B-C = 55 Watts
All Zones
55 Watts / Ch
89 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz
9 (RCA)
9 (RCA)
220Ω
20 Hz - 10 MHz
75Ω
9 Composite
9 Composite
75Ω
6 (RCA)
6 (RCA)
9
(3.5mm mono)
89 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz
9 (RCA)
9 (RCA)
220Ω
20 Hz - 10 MHz
75Ω
9 Composite
9 Composite
75Ω
6 (RCA)
6 (RCA)
9
(3.5mm mono)
89 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz
9 (RCA)
9 (RCA)
220Ω
20 Hz - 10 MHz
75Ω
9 Composite
9 Composite
75Ω
3 (RCA)
3 (RCA)
9
(3.5mm mono)
89 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz
9 (RCA)
9 (RCA)
220Ω
20 Hz - 10 MHz
75Ω
9 Composite
9 Composite
75Ω
3 (RCA
3 (RCA)
9
(3.5mm mono)
5V with 475Ω
in-series
5V with 475Ω
in-series
5V with 475Ω
in-series
5V with 475Ω
in-series
Yes
Yes
(CT602: No)
VFD Alphanumeric
(CT602: No)
Yes
Triggerable
by IR
6
6
2
2
100
7.50” (7.62”)
17.00” (17.12”)
15.50” (16.62”)
55 lbs.
No
Yes
No
IR only
Yes
IR only
LED Power
Indicator
Yes
Triggerable
by IR
6
6
2
2
100
7.50” (7.62”)
17.00” (17.12”)
15.50” (16.62”)
55 lbs.
VFD
Alphanumeric
Yes
Triggerable
by IR
3
3
1
1
100
7.50” (7.62”)
17.00” (17.12”)
15.50” (16.62”)
55 lbs.
LED Power
Indicator
Yes
Triggerable
by IR
3
3
1
1
100
7.50” (7.62”)
17.00” (17.12”)
15.50” (16.62”)
55 lbs.
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