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DH46X
4 SOURCE/6 ZONE
DIGITAL AUDIO EXPANSION ROUTER
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DH46X 4 Source, 6 Zone Digital Audio Expansion Router
Safety Information
WARNING
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instruction in the literature accompanying
the appliance.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Read Information—All the safety and operating information should be read before the appliance is operated.
Follow Information—All operating and use information should be followed.
Retain Information—The safety and operating information should be retained for future reference.
Heed Warnings—All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be heeded.
Wall Mounting—Mounting of this appliance should be done only by an authorized installer.
Ventilation—The appliances should be situated so that their location or position does not interfere with their proper
ventilation. These appliances should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. These appliances should not be
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.
Non-Use Periods—Appliances that are left unattended and unused for long periods of time should be de-energized.
Grounding or Polarization—Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized
plug has two blades with one blade wider than the other blade. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The polarized wide blade and the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Power Cord Protection—Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Water—Do not use the apparatus near water.
Cleaning—Unplug the apparatus from the power outlet before cleaning. Use only a dry cloth to clean the apparatus.
Power Lines—An outdoor antenna should be located away from power lines. When installing an outside antenna
system, extreme care should be taken to avoid touching power lines or circuits, as contact with them may be fatal.
Object and Liquid Entry—Never insert objects of any kind through the openings of these appliances, as they may
touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Care should be taken so
that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the appliance through openings in the enclosure.
Servicing—Do not attempt to service these appliances yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
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Damage Requiring Service—These appliances should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
• A power supply connection or a plug has been damaged or
• If liquid has been spilled into the appliance or objects have fallen into the appliance or
• The appliance has been exposed to water or moisture or
• The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance or
• The appliance has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.
Replacement Parts—When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement
parts specified by the manufacturer or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards. The Master Control Unit battery should be replaced only after
turning the power off and only by an authorized installer.
Safety Check—Upon completion of any service or repairs to this audio product, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to determine that the audio product is in proper operating condition.
Lightning Storms—Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Attachments and Accessories—Use only attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Cart, Stand, Tripod, Bracket or Table—Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the
cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip over.
Disconnect Device—Where the mains plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect
device, the disconnect device shall remain operable.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not in-stalled and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by ATON could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment
Caring For the DH46X
Clean only with a dry soft cloth.
It is important to properly care for your DH46X Digital Audio Expansion Router. Follow these guidelines to ensure your device is
preserved and protected.
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Do not expose the DH46X to rain, liquids or moisture for an extended period of time.
Do not expose the DH46X to temperature extremes.
Do not place any objects on top of the DH46X to prevent chassis damage.
Operating Temperatures & Environments
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Operating Temperature: 32-104°F (0-40° C)
Humidity: 0-90%
Precautions
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Always exercise care when operating the DH46X Digital Audio Expansion Router.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
In the unlikely event that smoke, abnormal noise, or strange odor is present, immediately power the DH44
off. Please report the problem to your dealer immediately.
Never attempt to disassemble the DH46X. You will lose any product warranty on the unit.
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Contents
Safety Information ...................................................................... 1
1. Introduction .............................................................................. 4
Features ........................................................................................
ATON Accessories .........................................................................
Front Panel ...................................................................................
Rear Panel ....................................................................................
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2. System Design Overview/Applications ........................... 8
Planning ........................................................................................ 8
Pre-Construction .......................................................................... 9
Pre-Wiring ..................................................................................... 9
Applications ................................................................................ 10
3. Connections ........................................................................... 13
SOURCE LOOP INPUTS ............................................................... 13
EXPANSION IN............................................................................. 14
ZONE OUT .................................................................................... 14
DHTP1 Speaker Connections .................................................... 15
AUX PWR OUT ............................................................................. 16
System Expansion .......................................................................17
Local Sources ..............................................................................17
DHSIP Wall Plates .......................................................................17
IR OUT.......................................................................................... 19
Adding Zones .............................................................................. 21
Expansion Out/Expansion In ..................................................... 22
Source Loop Out/Loop In ........................................................... 22
Zone Out ...................................................................................... 23
Stand Alone (No DH44) 4 Source, 6 Zone System ................... 23
Adding Zones with Additional Expansion Routers................... 24
4. Settings & Operation .......................................................... 27
DIP Settings ............................................................................... 27
UNIT ID Settings ..................................................................... 27
KEYPAD PAIRING .................................................................... 27
Operation .................................................................................... 28
5. Troubleshooting ..................................................................... 29
Appendix A: Specifications .................................................... 30
Limited Warranty.......................................................... Back Page
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1. Introduction
Modern Convenience
The DH46X 4 Source, 6 Zone Digital Audio Expansion Router, when used with the DH44 Digital
Audio Router, provides the ability to listen to 4 different audio sources in up to 28 separate
areas of the home for total flexibility and convenience. No need to have multiple audio systems
in different ares, just select a source from one of ATON’s revolutionary Touch Pads, sit back and
enjoy!
Elegant Control Options
Select a custom faceplate option for each touchpad to blend into the décor of every room to
fit the way you live. ATON’s DHTP1 Amplified Touch Pads (sold separately) provide full system
control - source selection, volume, tone, mute, etc. - with no unsightly buttons. Use the included
learning Remote Control to fully control each source connected to the DH46X.
Crystal Clear Digital Sound
End-to-end digital architecture means that the entire signal path of the audio system remains
in the digital domain from start to finish. This means that noise, signal loss and other unwanted
effects are never present. Each touchpad contains a 30 Watt per channel digital amplifier that
allows the user to play music at loud volume when desired. This also means that music at any
volume is full and rich, without distortion and with plenty of bass!
Simple, Logical Installalation
The DH44 and DH46X connect with CAT-5 and speaker wire, making them reliable and easy to
install. Any digital or analog audio source can be connected directly to the DH44 Digital Audio
Router, or remotely using a DHSIP Local Source Wall Plate. Touch Pads and Wall Plates are
connected to the DH46X using CAT-5 wiring (inexpensive and reliable), while speakers are connected to DHTP1 Amplified Touch Pads using traditional speaker wire.
Entertaining Possibilities
Whole House Music and Zone Grouping features make entertaining more fun than ever. Fully
customized audio options allow for control of the entire house from one location and also allow
for the creation of multiple zone linking, where groups of zones work together..
Control for Parents
The Source Lock Out feature allows you to disable specific sources in the kid’s rooms that you
don’t want them to access.
About DIGI-5 Technology
DIGI-5 is a revolutionary new technology standard that provides a complete end-to-end digital
audio solution over Cat-5 wiring. DIGI-5 is based on advanced digital distribution and amplification circuits that allow multi-room audio systems to be installed quickly and cost effectively.
DIGI-5 is a collaboratively developed technology that is licensed by the Linear Home Technology
Group and is being initially integrated on a Linear group-wide basis, targeted to expand market
and consumer acceptance of such systems.
Package Contents
DH46X Digital Audio Expansion Router
DH4RM Slimline IR Remote
User/Installation Manual
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Features
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4 Source, 6 Zone Expansion for DH44 Digital Audio Router
Combine Up to 4 DH46X Chassis for Total of Up to 28 Zones
Stand-Alone 4 Source 6 Zone Capability Expandable to 24 Zones
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End-to-End Digital Architecture For Crystal Clear Sound with No
Signal Loss
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Simple Cat-5 Wiring requirements
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Innovative DHTP1 Amplified Touchpad Controllers (not included)
Provide Custom Control Options
No PC Software Required for Setup-Simply Plug in DHTP1 Touch
Pads and Go
DH4RM Slimline IR Remote Included
Whole House Music-Turns On All Zones to the Same Source
Zone Functions, Do Not Disturb, Source Lock Out, Tone Control,
Balance, Loudness, Dynamic Range Compression (DRC)
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Local (In-Room) Source Connectivity with Optional DHSIP Local
Source Wall Plates
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Supports all Features of DH44 Digital Audio Router
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Paging/DB Functionality w/ Optional Communications Controller
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Compact Single Rack Space Design
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Rack Mountable – Optional Rack Ear Kit Available (REKT)
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2 Year Limited Warranty
ATON DH46X Accessories
DH44
4 Source, 4 Zone Digital Audio Hub
DHTP1
Amplified Touchpad Controller
DHSIP
Source Input Wall Plate
DH4RM
Slim-Line Remote
DH44KT
Complete Kit w/ DH44 Router, 4 DHTP1
Touch Pads, 1 DHSIP Source Input Wall
Plate, 4 IR Emitters, and Learning
Remote
Note: For more information and purchase options, visit our website at:
www.atonhome.com.
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Defining Terms
Zone
A Zone is defined as an area of the house that has separate source selection capabilities from
all other areas of the house. Typically, a zone is comprised of a single room, but it is possible for
a zone to spread across multiple rooms (kitchen/dining room, master bedroom/master bath) or
for multiple zones to be contained in one room (game room/bar area or multiple zones in the
yard).
Source
A Source is any audio (or audio/video) device that is connected to the SOURCE INPUTS of the
DH44. Any Source can be heard in any zone in the system.
Local Source
A Local Source is an audio (or audio/video) device that is connected to a DHSIP Source Input
Wall Plate. Local Sources are able to be heard only in the zone in which they are installed and
may not be heard in other zones of the system.
Front Panel
The front panel of the DH46X is populated simply by a Power LED and a power button. Figure
1-2 and Table 1-1 provide descriptions and locations of Front Panel controls and indicators.
Figure 1-2: DH46X Front Panel
Indicator/Button
Function
LED
1
Power LED
Indicates Power ON/OFF Status
Red
2
Power Button
Turns System Power ON/OFF
Table 1-1: Front Panel
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Rear Panel
The Rear Panel of the DH44 has connections for Power, Source Loop Inputs (from DH44),
Source Loop Outputs (to additional DH46X chassis), Zone Outputs, IR Outputs, Auxiliary Power,
USB and Expansion capabilities as well as Zone Pairing and Unit I.D. DIP Switches. Figure 1-3
and Table 1-2 provide descriptions and locations of Rear Panel connections.
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1
2
7
8
3
4
5
6
Figure 1-3 : Rear Panel
Item
Connector
Function
1
Source Loop Input
Source Audio Inputs from DH44
2
Source Loop Output
Source Audio Outputs to DH46X
Expansion Chassis
3
Unit I.D. DIP Switches
Sets Chassis Unit Identification
4
Aux. Power Out Zones 1-3
Provides Additional Power to Touch
Pads
5
Aux. Power Out Zones 4-6
Provides Additional Power to Touch
Pads
6
AC Power Connector
Plugs into 110 VAC Wall Outlet
7
Zone Output Ports
Connect to DHTP1 Amplified Touch
pads Located in Each Zone
8
USB Port
For Firmware Updates
9
Zone Pairing Switches
Links Multiple Zones Together
10
Expansion Port IN/OUT
Control/Status Link Between DH44
and Additional DH46X Chassis
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2. System Design Overview/Applications
Planning
Before installing the DH46X, it is essential to have a detailed and accurate system design. The
first step to a good design is to map the system. It is advisable to mark up a copy of the house
floor plan with speaker, Touch Pad and equipment locations, etc. Make sure that all locations
are decided upon before pre-wiring so that all necessary wiring and installation hardware is in
place.
It is essential that ALL system components are accounted for prior to the pre-wire stage. After
establishing design goals, make a detailed list of all components. Include source equipment,
Touch Pads, expansion Routers, local source wall plates, IR emitters, etc.
Local Source
Audio
Cables
Speakers
DHTP1
Cat-5
DHSIP
Sources
Cat-5
16/2
Speaker
Wire
DH44
Audio
Cables
Cat-5
DH46X
Cat-5
DHSIP
Speakers
16/2
Speaker
Wire
Cat-5
Audio
Cables
DHTP1
Local Source
Figure 2-1 : System Wiring Overview
Note: For clarity, Figure 2-1 shows a single zone connected to a DH44 and a single zone
connected to a DH46X Expansion Router.
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Pre-Construction
In a pre-construction installation, walls and ceilings are open with no drywall installed. This is
desirable and allows the installer greater access than in retro-fit applications.
Before actually running any wire or cable, take the time to look around each room or area of the
house and plan your wire paths for maximum efficiency. Look for routes through uncluttered
parts of the stud wall or ceiling that allow you to group all low-voltage (video, speaker wires, Cat5, telephone, etc.) wires wherever possible. It is a good practice to label both ends of all cables
and to protect wires by tying a plastic bag over the ends.
Note: Do not run low-voltage wires closer than 12" from high-voltage wires. If necessary,
cross low-voltage wires at a 90º angle to prevent interference.
Retro-Fit Wiring/PostConstruction
Retro-fit installations are more difficult to complete than pre-construction because walls and
ceilings are intact. Typically wires must be fished into position through walls, floors and ceilings.
Holes must be cut; speakers mounted directly in the ceiling or walls with no rough-in brackets
and Touch Pads and local source wall plates must be mounted in existing drywall.
Pre-Wiring
DH46X to DHTP1 Touch Pads
The DH46X and all associated components are wired using Cat-5 terminated to the T-568A
Wiring Standard (Figure 2-2). When pre-wiring, run lengths of Cat-5 from the pre-determined
equipment location (the “head-end”) to each Touch Pad location. The Cat-5 routes all audio,
power, IR and status information needed for full system operation.
Note: For maximum performance over long runs (more than 150 ft) run an additional
16AWG 2-conductor wire for external power.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
BROWN/WHITE
BROWN
BLUE/WHITE
ORANGE
Shown tab
down
ORANGE/WHITE
BLUE
GREEN/WHITE
GREEN
1 2 3 4 5 6 78
Figure 2-2 : T-568A Wiring Standard
Touch Pads to Speakers
Run 16AWG 2 conductor stranded copper speaker wire between touchpad locations and
speaker locations.
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Local Sources to Touch Pads
Local sources are only available within the area that they are installed. They will not be available to other areas of the house as they are not distributed by the DH44/DH46X. Run lengths
of Cat-5 from any local (in-room) source to the touchpad located in that area.
Expanded 4 Source, 8-28 Zone System
DH46X Expansion Router
Figure 2-5 shows an expanded system with four sources and ten zones with the addition of
Local Sources in four of the zones. Each zone can have one local source. The system is comprised of a DH44 Digital Audio Router, DH46X Expansion Router, DHTP1 Amplified Touchpad
Controllers, DHSIP Local Source Wall Plates and ATON Storm Series Speakers. This configuration provides audio from each source into each zone as well as control of each source from
each zone. Zones with Local Sources have access to and control of those sources, but the Local
Sources are not available to other zones within the system. This system can be expanded up to
28 zones using additional DH46Xs.
DH44
DH46X
Figure 2-5 : Expanded System - 4 Sources/10 Zones + Local Sources
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Stand-Alone (No DH44) 4 Source, 6 Zone System
Figure 2-6 shows a stand-alone system with four sources and six zones with the addition of Local Sources in two of the zones. Each zone can have one local source. The system is comprised
of a DH46X , DHTP1 Amplified Touchpad Controllers, DHSIP Source Input Wall Plates and
ATON Storm Series Speakers. This configuration provides audio from each source into each
zone as well as control of each source from each zone. Zones with Local Sources have access
to and control of those sources, but the Local Sources are not available to other zones within
the system. This system can be expanded up to 24 zones using additional DH46Xs.
DH46X
Figure2-6: Stand-Alone 4 Source, 6 Zone
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Expanded Standalone (No DH44) 4 Source, 6-24 Zone System
Figure 2-7 shows a stand-alone system with four sources and twenty four zones with the addition of Local Sources in eight of the zones. Each zone can have one local source. The system is
comprised of four DH46X , DHTP1 Amplified Touchpad Controllers, DHSIP Source Input Wall
Plates and ATON Storm Series Speakers. This configuration provides audio from each source
into each zone as well as control of each source from each zone. Zones with Local Sources
have access to and control of those sources, but the Local Sources are not available to other
zones within the system.
DH46X Main Source Unit
DH46X Expansion Unit X3
Figure 2-5 : Expanded System - 4 Sources/24 Zones + Local Sources
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3. Connections
The DH46X is part of an integrated system that requires the use of other components. Depending on the system design, these components may include:
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DH44 Main Digital Audio Router w/Integrated Source Inputs
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DHTP1 Amplified Touch Pads - at least one per zone required
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DHSIP Source Input Wall Plates - one per zone where a Local
source is desired
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ATON Storm Series Outdoor, Ceiling and In-Wall Speakers
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ATON IR Emitters and accessories
This section describes the connectivity between these various components and the source
audio components that comprise the system. Each DH44/DH46X system is unique, and not all
connections will be made in every installation.
Important Safety Note: Make sure that the DH46X is powered OFF before making any connections.
Source Loop Inputs (SOURCE LOOP IN)
The Source Loop Inputs are used primarily when adding DH46X Routers to a DH44 in order to
create more than four zones. These connectors carry Audio, and IR information between the
units and allow seamless functionality in all areas of the home with no complicated cross-wiring, splicing or specialized adapters needed. When adding a DH46X Router to a DH44 system,
simply connect Cat-5 Patch Cables (included with the DH46X) from the SOURCE LOOP OUTs of
the DH44 to the SOURCE LOOP INs of the DH46X as shown in Figure 3-1. Complete connections for expanded systems are described in the section entitled Multi-Chassis Connections.
DH44
Cat-5 Ethernet
Patch Cables
DH46X
Figure 3-1: Source Loop Inputs
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EXPANSION IN
Connect the Cat-5 Patch Cable included with the DH46X from the DH44’s EXPANSION OUT port
to the DH46X’s EXPANSION IN port as shown. Complete connections for expanded systems are
described in the section entitled Multi-Chassis Connections.
DH44
DH46X
Cat-5
Ethernet
Patch Cable
Figure 3-2: Expansion In
ZONE OUT
The ZONE OUT RJ-45 connectors interface with DHTP1 Amplified Touchpad Controllers through
Cat-5 cables wired to the T-568A Standard. These connectors carry IR information from the
Touch Pads as well as audio information to the Touch Pads. Status information is also carried
between the DH44/DH46X chassis and the Touch Pads. While a great deal of information is
handled by the ZONE OUT connections, the connections are straightforward. Simply connect
Cat-5 cables terminated to the T-568A configuration (Figure 3-3) from each touchpad to the
corresponding ZONE OUT connector as shown in Figure 3-4.
Note: For wire runs up to 150', the Cat-5 connections are all that is necessary. For wire
runs over 150', use the AUX POWER OUT connectors as described in the section entitled
Auxiliary Power Connector (AUX POWER OUT).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
BROWN/WHITE
BROWN
BLUE/WHITE
ORANGE
ORANGE/WHITE
BLUE
Shown tab
down
GREEN/WHITE
GREEN
1 2 3 4 5 6 78
Figure 3-3: T-568A Wiring Standard
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DHTP1 Rear
DHTP1 Rear
DHTP1 Rear
DH46X
Cat-5
Cat-5
Cat-5
Cat-5
Cat-5
DHTP1 Rear
DHTP1 Rear
DHTP1 Rear
Figure 3-4: ZONE OUT Connections
DHTP1 Speaker Connections
The DH46X sends a digital audio signal to connected DHTP1 Touch Pads where it is amplified
and sent to speakers.
WARNING!: The DHTP1’s amplifier is capable of powering a single pair of 8-6 Ohm speakers. DO NOT connect speakers with a rating of less than 6 Ohms! DO NOT connect more
than one speaker to either speaker connector of the DHTP1. In doing this, damage to the
DHTP1 may occur and will void the products warranty.
To connect speakers to DHTP1 Touch Pads:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Ensure that system power is OFF!
Remove the SPEAKER CONNECTOR from the DHTP1
Strip speaker wire back 1/4"
Loosen speaker terminal screws on the speaker connectors
Insert speaker wires into terminals making sure to maintain +/- polarity
Tighten screws on speaker terminals
Re-connect the terminal strip to the SPEAKER CONNECTOR on the DHTP1
Connect speaker wires to the room speakers maintaining correct polarity
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DHTP1 Rear
Speaker
Connector
L+ L- R+ RSPEAKERS
AUX Power
Connector
-PWR IN+
¼"
16AWG
Speaker Wire
To Speakers
Figure 3-5: Speaker Connections
Auxiliary Power Connector (AUX POWER OUT)
For wire runs over 150’, it is recommended to run an additional 16 AWG/2 conductor wire from
the head-end location to the Touch Pad locations. This will allow the AUX POWER OUT terminals
to supply additional power to the Touch Pads to compensate for the additional distance. For
wire runs over 300’, 16 AWG/2 conductor wire is required. The maximum wire run using Cat-5
and 16 AWG/2 conductor is 600’. Make all connections between the DH46X and the DHTP1
Amplified Touch Pad as previously described, then make the aux power connections described
below.
To make connections:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Ensure that system power is OFF!
Strip the ends of the 16 AWG wire 1/4" on both ends of the wire run.
Remove the terminal strip from the AUX POWER OUT connector on the DH46X.
Loosen the screws for the appropriate zone’s terminal pairs on the terminal strip.
Insert the wires into the terminal strip, paying close attention to polarity (+/-).
Tighten the screws on the terminal strip.
Remove the terminal strip from the PWR IN connector of the DHTP1.
Loosen the screws on the DHTP1’s PWR IN terminal.
Insert the wires into the terminal, paying close attention to polarity (+/-).
Tighten the screws on the DHTP1’s PWR IN terminal.
Connect the terminal strip back onto the AUX POWER OUT connector on the DH46X
DHTP1 Rear
18/2
DH46X
Figure 3-6: AUX POWER OUT ZONES 1-3, 4-6, Connections
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USB Port (USB IN)
The USB IN port is designed to allow upgrades to the DH46X’s firmware.
AC Power Connector
Connect the supplied cord from the AC Power Connector into a properly grounded electrical
outlet.
System Expansion
The DH46X is capable of supporting up to four sources to up to six zones. The system may be
expanded in two ways:
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Local Sources
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Adding Zones (Additional DH46X chassis)
Local Sources
Each zone of a DH44/DH46X-based system can have its own “Local” source connected directly
to the zone’s DHTP1 Amplified Touchpad using a DHSIP Source Input Wall Plate. A source
connected to a DHTP1 is accessible from the zone in which it is connected. It is NOT AVAILABLE
to the other zones of the system. Both audio and IR control capabilities are available to Local
Sources through the DHTP1. A zone may have a maximum of one Local Source.
DHSIP Source Input Wall Plate
A DHSIP Source Input Wall Plate is required to add a Local Source to a zone. The wall plate has
audio and IR connections similar to the SOURCE INPUT of the DH44. A run of Cat-5 terminated
to T-568A standard (see Figure 3-3, page 12) is required between the DHTP1 Amplified Touchpad and the location designated for the DHSIP. Connections between a source component and
the DHSIP are detailed in Figure 3-7, Figure 3-8 and Figure 3-9,while connections between the
DHSIP and the DHTP1 Amplified Touchpad are detailed in Figure 3-10.
DHSIP Front
Set the
RCA/OPT/COAX
Selection Switch
to the RCA position.
Stereo
RCA Patch
Cables
Audio Source
Analog Output
L
R
Figure 3-7: Local Source to DHSIP Connections - Analog
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DHSIP Front
Set the
RCA/OPT/COAX
Selection Switch
to the OPT position.
Digital
Optical
Cable
Audio Source
Digital Optical
Output
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
Figure 3-8: Local Source to DHSIP Connections - Digital Optical
NOTE: Multi-channel digital audio formats (5.1, 7.1 etc.) are not supported by the DHSIP,
DH44, or DH46X. However, many audio/video sources allow you to change the digital
output to PCM Stereo. In most cases this will allow multi-channel audio sources to output
a “summed” stereo signal through the digital output. Consult the audio/video source
manual for details.
NOTE: Some audio sources which utilize a digital output require that you enable the digital output before it will function. If there is no audio present, check the setup menu of the
audio source to confirm that the digital output is enabled.
Set the
RCA/OPT/COAX
Selection Switch
to the COAX
position.
DHSIP Front
Audio Source
Digital Coaxial
Output
DIG
COAX
Digital
Coaxial
Cable
Figure 3-9: Local Source to DHSIP Connections - Digital Coaxial
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DH46X 4 Source, 6 Zone Digital Audio Expansion Router
DHSIP
Side View
DHTP1 Rear
Cat-5
L+ L- R+ RSPEAKERS
-PWR IN+
Figure 3-10: DHSIP to DHTP1 Connections
IR OUT
Connect a standard IR Emitter (ATON AIE2, for example) from the IR OUT port on the front of
the DHSIP to the IR receiver on the front of the audio source (see Figure 3-11). For sources that
have an IR Input port on the back of the unit, use a 3.5mm to 3.5mm mono interconnect cable
instead (see Figure 3-12).
DHSIP Front
AIE2
Talk-Back
Emitter
CD
Figure 3-11: IR OUT to Local Source - IR Emitter
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DH46X 4 Source, 6 Zone Digital Audio Expansion Router
DHSIP Front
Audio
Source
IR Input
IR IN
3.5mm Mono
Interconnect
Cable
Figure 3-12: IR OUT to Audio Source
3.5mm Interconnect Cable
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DH46X 4 Source, 6 Zone Digital Audio Expansion Router
Adding Zones to a DH44 Digital Audio Router
A basic DH44 system can contain a maximum of four sources and four zones. By adding DH46X
Digital Audio Routers, the system can contain a maximum of twenty-eight zones. Each DH46X
expands the system by up to six zones, while still maintaining a four source maximum limit. This
section details connections required for adding DH46X Digital Audio Routers to a DH44.
# of Chassis
Max # of Zones
DH44 x 1
4
DH44 x 1/DH46X x 1
10
DH44 x 1/DH46X x 2
16
DH44 x 1/DH46X x 3
22
DH44 x 1/DH46X x 4
28
Sources x 4
Local Source
Zones x 4
1 Per Zone
Audio
Cables
Cat-5
Audio
Cables
IR
Emitters
Zones x 6
Local Source
1 Per Zone
Cat-5
Audio
Cables
Cat-5
DH44
Cat-5
Cat-5
Zones x 6
Local Source
1 Per Zone
DH46X
Audio
Cables
Cat-5
Cat-5
Cat-5
Zones x 6
Local Source
1 Per Zone
DH46X
Audio
Cables
Cat-5
Cat-5
Cat-5
Zones x 6
DH46X
Local Source
1 Per Zone
Cat-5
Audio
Cables
Cat-5
Cat-5
DH46X
Figure 3-13: Expanded System Overview
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