Installation and Operation Guide
®
It’s
Under Control®
It’s Under Control
AD-4
Audio Distribution System
70-210081-19 V1.0
AD-4
Audio Distribution System
Copyright © 2010
Remote Technologies Incorporated
All rights reserved.
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Federal Communications Commission Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the 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.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
117 612 914
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY (DOC)
The Declaration of Conformity for this product can be found on the RTI
website at: www.rticorp.com/declaration
AD-4
Audio Distribution System
Safety Suggestions
Read Instructions. Read all safety and operating instructions before
operating the unit.
Retain Instructions. Keep the safety and operating instructions for
future reference.
Heed Warnings. Adhere to all warnings on the unit and in the operating
instructions.
Follow Instructions. Install and operate in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Accessories. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Portable Cart Warning. Use only with the 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.
Heat. Do not block any ventilation openings.
Heat. Keep the unit away from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, etc., including amplifiers that produce heat.
Power. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
Power Sources. Connect only to the power cord that was included with
the unit.
Power Cord Protection. Route power supply cords so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed on or against them,
paying particular attention to the cords at plugs, at convenient receptacles,
and at the point at which they exit from the unit.
Power Cord Grounding Plug. Do not remove the grounding prong of
the grounding-type plug. A grounding type plug has two blades and a
third grounding prong. The third prong is provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
MAINS Outlet. Where MAINS outlets are used, the apparatus shall be
connected to a MAINS socket outlet with a protective earthing connection.
MAINS Plug. Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as
the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
Water and Moisture. Do not use the unit near water—for example, near
a sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, near an open window,
etc.
Object and Liquid Entry. Do not allow objects to fall or liquids to be
spilled into the enclosure through openings.
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Safety Suggestions
Cleaning. Clean only with dry cloth.
Servicing. Do not attempt any service beyond that described in the
operating instructions. Refer all other service needs to qualified service
personnel.
Damage Requiring Service. The unit should be serviced by qualified
service personnel when:
Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the unit.
The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked
change in performance.
The unit has been dropped or the enclosure has been damaged.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THE UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
AD-4
Audio Distribution System
Limited Warranty
Remote Technologies Incorporated warrants its products for a period of one
(1) year from the date of purchase from Remote Technologies Incorporated
or an authorized Remote Technologies Incorporated distributor.
This warranty may be enforced by the original purchaser and subsequent
owners during the warranty period, so long as the original dated sales
receipt or other proof of warranty coverage is presented when warranty
service is required. Except as specified below, this warranty covers all
defects in material and workmanship in this product. The following are not
covered by the warranty:
Damage resulting from:
1. Accident, misuse, abuse, or neglect.
2. Failure to follow instructions contained in this Guide.
3. Repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Remote Technologies
Incorporated.
4. Failure to perform recommended periodic maintenance.
5. Causes other than product defects, including lack of skill, competence
or experience of user.
6. Shipment of this product (claims must be made to the carrier).
7. Being altered or which the serial number has been defaced, modified
or removed.
Remote Technologies Incorporated is not liable for any damages caused by
its products or for its failure of its products to perform, including any lost
profits, lost savings, incidental damages, or consequential damages.
Remote Technologies Incorporated is not liable for damages based upon
inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss of time, interrupted
operation, commercial loss, any claim made by a third party or made by
you for a third party.
Remote Technologies Incorporated’s liability for any defective product is
limited to repair or replacement of the product, at our option.
If any component of your AD-4 Audio Distribution System needs service,
please contact Remote Technologies Incorporated by telephone, fax or Email for return information. Please do not return products to Remote
Technologies Incorporated without return authorization.
DISCLAIMER
All rights are reserved. No part of this document may be photocopied,
reproduced, or translated without the prior written notice of Remote
Technologies Incorporated.
The information contained in this document is subject to change without
notice. Remote Technologies Incorporated shall not be liable for errors or
omissions contained herein or for consequential damages in connection with
the furnishing, performance, or use of this guide.
AD-4, Integration Designer, and the RTI logo are registered trademarks of
Remote Technologies Incorporated.
Other brands and their products are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders.
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table of Contents
Federal Communications Commission Notice................3
Safety Suggestions....................................................... 4
Limited Warranty......................................................... 6
Disclaimer.................................................................... 6
Table of Contents......................................................... 7
Chapter 1 - Welcome.................................................... 9
- Important Notes.................................................. 9
- Product Contents................................................. 10
Chapter 2 - Features and Description.......................... 11
- Front Panel.......................................................... 12
- Rear Panel........................................................... 13
- RSP-1 Remote Source Plate................................. 15
- PDM-1 Phone/Doorbell Mute Panel..................... 16
Chapter 3 - Installation and Operation........................ 17
- Mounting............................................................. 17
- Wiring and Connections...................................... 17
- Controlling the AD-4............................................ 21
- Expanding output zones...................................... 23
- Connection Diagram............................................ 27
Chapter 4 - Specifications............................................ 29
Chapter 5 - Troubleshooting........................................ 31
Chapter 6 - Service and Support.................................. 33
Index.......................................................................... 35
AD-4
Audio Distribution System
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Chapter 1 | Welcome
Thank you for using the AD-4 Audio Distribution System.
With four audio source inputs and four zone outputs, wherever you go
- the music moves with you. An integrated 8-channel amplifier provides
plenty of power, while zone independent volume and tone control brings
the sound to life. When you combine the AD-4 with RTI central processors,
remote controls, touchpanels, and keypads, this RTI Audio Distribution
solution easily keeps pace with the rhythm of your life.
The AD-4 audio distribution system is designed to be a seamless extension
of an RTI control system. The AD-4 provides the audio switching,
amplification and distribution functions, while RTI central processors and
user interfaces manage the audio source control, user input and status
feedback. Information such as the selected source, volume level, and
tone control settings are available for each zone. Depending on the source
equipment used, more advanced information such as song playlists,
cover art, and tuner RDS data may also be available. Of course with RTI
control systems, audio is just the beginning. Imagine every aspect of your
environment working in complete harmony – from audio and video to
lighting, ambience, temperature and more. Such scenarios are only made
possible from an audio distribution system backed by a professional grade
control system. Thanks to the efficient engineering that defines the AD-4,
there is no reason to limit yourself to a system that was designed only for
music – with RTI so much more is possible.
IMPORTANT NOTES
Please read these important notes about the AD-4:
The AD-4 should be placed in an area where it is around normal room
temperature (between 60°F to 90°F).
Avoid installing the AD-4 in a location with little or no air circulation.
Avoid installing the AD-4 in a location where it can come in contact
with direct sunlight.
Do not let the AD-4 system or get wet. It should not be handled with
wet hands or placed in an area where it could get wet.
Do not subject the AD-4 to smoke, dust, or vibrations.
Only use the power cord that is supplied with the AD-4. Using the
wrong type of power cord may result in damage.
Do not disassemble the unit. Service of the AD-4 should be performed
by authorized personnel only.
AD-4
Audio Distribution System
Chapter 1 | Product Contents
Contents within the box include the following items:
One (1) AD-4 Audio Distribution System
Four (4) Four Position Phoenix Connectors
One (1) Installation Guide
One (1) Power Cord
Two (2) Rack Mounting Ears with Screws
UNPACKING AND INSPECTION
After unpacking your new AD-4 Audio Distribution System, save all of the
packing materials in case you ever have to ship the unit.
Thoroughly inspect the AD-4 and packing materials for signs of damage.
Report any damage to the carrier immediately. Report any equipment
malfunctions to RTI or an authorized RTI distributor.
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Chapter 2 | Features and description
The AD-4 provides superior quality and reliability as well as these specific
features:
• Four analog stereo audio output zones.
• Four analog audio source inputs.
• Cool Power® class-D amplifier provides twenty-five watts per channel.
• Amplifier offers thermal and short-circuit protection.
• Independent volume and tone control for all audio zones.
• Accessory wall plates allow source equipment to be connected remotely
with a Cat-5 cable.
• Controlled via RS-232 or IR.
• Optional phone and doorbell mute function.
• Zone power indicator LEDs.
• Compact, low-profile design is rack mountable (1U rack form factor) or
free standing.
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Audio Distribution System
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AD-4 Front panel
1
2
3
Model AD-4
Audio Distribution System
POWER
ZONE 1
ZONE 2
ZONE 3
ZONE 4
4
1. Power Switch
Turns AD-4 power on or off.
2. Power LED
A blue LED will be lit up when power is on and will be off when the
power is off.
3. Zone Power LED
A red LED indicates, when lit, that the corresponding zone is on.
4. Recessed Zone Label Holders
A recessed rectangle for placement of a name label (not included) for
each zone.
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AD-4 rear panel
5
7
6
L
9 11
1
3
AL L
2
4
C T R L IN
2
3
SOURCES
4
1
2
L
3
4
REMOTE SOURCE
IR INPUT
AC115V/60HZ
AC230V/50HZ
120W
LINK
REMOTE SOURCES
R
1
15
MUTE
STATUS
8 10 12
+12VDC
R
ZONE 1 SPKRS
L
R
ZONE 2 SPKRS
L
ZONE 3 SPKRS
13
R
L
R
ZONE 4 SPKRS
RS232
FUSE: T2AL 250V
Made In Taiwan
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5. Local Source Inputs
Stereo RCA inputs for audio signal from up to four independent audio
sources. (Receiver, cable box, satellite radio etc)
6. Remote Source Inputs
RJ-45 jacks for connection of up to four RTI Remote Source wall plates
(model RSP-1) for independent audio sources located remotely (iPod®
dock, CD player, PC etc). Remote Source wall plates installed in
locations where the audio source devices will be used are wired back to
the AD-4 with Cat-5 cable and provide a convenient audio signal path
from the source to the AD-4 as well as IR control of the source from an
RTI control system.
7. Remote Source IR Control Inputs
These 3.5mm mini-jack inputs are for connecting to an IR output port
of an RTI control system for control of a remote audio source. The IR
control is then delivered over the same Cat-5 cable that runs between
the AD-4 and an RTI Remote Source wall plate (RSP-1). See above
- Remote Source Inputs. There is a remote source IR control input
for each of the four audio sources allowing for independent IR control
of each device. There is also an input labeled “All” that will allow the
delivery of IR to all connected sources at the same time.
8. Infrared Control Input
This 3.5mm mono mini-jack is for infrared control of the AD-4 from a
control system. A discrete set of IR codes is available within the RTI
Integration Designer programming software or on the RTI website (RTI
dealer accessible only).
NOTE: Mini-jack is mono with tip = IR+, ring=Gnd
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AD-4 rear panel - continued
9. Link
This is for future use. DO NOT USE.
10. Mute
This 3.5mm stereo mini-jack is for the connection of a PDM-1 Phone/
Doorbell Mute Module that can automatically mute the AD-4 audio.
11. Status
This 3.5mm mono connection provides a +12VDC output when any
zone is turned on (15mA max). This can be used to trigger external
equipment. When all zones are turned off, 0VDC is present.
12. +12VDC
This is for future use. DO NOT USE.
13. Speaker Outputs
Four sets of removable stereo connectors for speakers in each zone.
14. RS-232
DB-9 jack for RS-232 control of the AD-4 from a control system. See
Chapter 3 Installation & Operation for RS-232 control details.
DB-9 Pinout
1
DCD Carrier Detect
2
TXD Transmit Data
3
RXD
Receive Data
4
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
5
GND
Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready
7
RTS
Request to Send
8
CTS
Clear to Send
9
N/C
Not Connected
15. AC Power Socket and Fuse
Three-pin grounded socket to connect removable AC power cord with a
T2AL 250V fuse.
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RSP-1 Remote Source plate - Front
1
3
Remote Source
L
2
R
L/R
4
IR
5
L/R & IR
1. Audio Inputs - RCA
Two RCA input jacks for connection to the output (left and right) of the
remote audio source (Receiver, CD Player etc).
2. Audio Inputs - 3.5mm
One 3.5mm stereo mini jack for connection to the output of the remote
audio source (iPod®, PC etc).
3. IR Output
One 3.5mm mono mini jack for connection of an IR emitter to control
the remote source. IR control delivered from control system.
4. Audio
Inputs and IR Output
This RJ-45 connection carries the left and right audio inputs from the
remote source and the IR control output over cat-5 cable. Note: This
would not normally be used.
5. Decora® faceplate (not included)
Compatible with standard single-gang Decora® style faceplates.
RSP-1 Remote Source panel - rear
6
Use screws to mount the RSP-1 in a standard
single-gang electrical box.
Remote Source
Source Plate
Remote
Plate
Model
Made in Taiwan
117 612 914
7. Audio and IR control - RJ-45
This RJ-45 connection carries the left and right
audio inputs from the remote source and the
IR control output between the AD-4 and the
remote source.
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RSP-1
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RSP/01
S/N
Model
RSP-1
S/N
6. Mounting holes
P/N 20-210125-13
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PDM-1 Phone/Doorbell Mute plate - Front
The back panel of the AD-4 has a 3.5mm stereo connector input labeled
“Mute”. This is designed to be used with the PDM-1 Phone/Doorbell Mute
module. When the PDM-1 is installed, the system will temporarily mute
when the phone or doorbell rings.
1
PDM1
Phone Doorbell Module
To
Mute
2
1. Phone - Doorbell Output - 3.5mm
This 3.5mm stereo mini jack is for connecting to the “Mute” connection
on the rear panel of the AD-4. (See the AD-4 rear panel description)
2. Decora® faceplate (not included)
Compatible with standard single-gang Decora® style faceplates.
PDM-1 Phone-Doorbell Mute module - Rear
PDM-1
Model
P/N 20-210126-14
Phone Doorbell Module
4
S/N
117 612 914
TO TEL
5
TO DOORBELLS
#1
#2
3
Remote Technologies Inc.
www.rticorp.com
Made in Taiwan
PDM1/01
3. Mounting holes
Use screws to mount the PDM-1 in a standard single-gang electrical box.
4. Doorbell Connectors
The PDM-1 phoenix connector will accept up to two AC or DC voltages
from two different doorbell chimes. This connection is done with
two conductor wire from the terminals on the doorbell chime to the
Doorbell 1 or Doorbell 2 inputs on the back of the PDM-1. Polarity is not
important for this connection.
5. Phone System - RJ-11
A single phone line can be brought into the RJ-11 connection on the
back of the PDM-1. The ring voltage from the phone line will trigger the
AD-4 system to mute.
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Free Standing
The AD-4 ships with four removable feet that allow the AD-4 to be placed
on a flat surface. To maintain proper ventilation and cooling, do not install
the AD-4 on a flat surface without the feet.
Rack Mount
The AD-4 can be mounted in a component rack as part of a comprehensive
audio/video electronics system using the included rack mounting ears.
Align the rack mounting ears with the screw holes located on the sides
of the AD-4 near the front. Fasten the rack ears to the AD-4 using three
screws (supplied). Remove feet before mounting in a rack.
NOTE: To maintain proper ventilation, it is recommended that you leave a
rack space above and beneath the AD-4 if possible.
Rack Mounting Ears
Model AD-4
Audio Distribution System
POWER
ZONE 1
ZONE 2
ZONE 3
ZONE 4
Foot
CONNECTING THE 115VAC POWER CORD
The included AC power cord must be inserted into the AC input receptacle
on the AD-4. When the AC power cord is connected to a power source,
press the Power button to turn the AD-4 on and off.
CONNECTING LOCAL AUDIO SOURCES
The AD-4 has four sets of RCA audio inputs for connecting up to four
external source components. These four audio sources can be selected to
play in up to four zones. A user in one zone can listen to one audio source
while another user in a different zone listens to a different audio source.
Also, if users in more than one zone choose the same audio source, control
of that source is shared between the zones.
AD-4 Local Inputs
Audio Source (ex. Receiver)
Source 1
Tuner
Audio
Out
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Audio Distribution System
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connecting REMOTE AUDIO SOURCES
(See “Connecting Remote Audio Sources” diagram)
Audio sources that are located in other areas can have their audio signals
delivered back to the AD-4 and shared among all of the output zones.
NOTE: Local audio inputs (1-4) and remote audio inputs (1-4) are
common, limiting the AD-4 to four audio sources total. Any combination
of local and remote sources may be used, to a maximum of four. For
example, do not plug in a local audio source to local input 1 and remote
audio source to the remote input 1.
wiring for REMOTE AUDIO SOURCES
Use standard Cat-5 cable between the RSP-1 Remote Source Plate and the
RJ-45 jacks on the rear of the AD-4. The RSP-1 has stereo RCA jacks and a
3.5mm mini stereo jack for connecting to the output of the audio source.
In addition to carrying the audio signals, the Cat-5 cable between the
RSP-1 and AD-4 carries IR control of the remote source from an RTI
control system. The control system delivers IR commands to the 3.5mm IR
inputs on the rear of the AD-4.
NOTE: Remote audio sources are available only for the output zones of
the AD-4 to which they are connected. It is not possible to “Y” or split the
audio signals from the RSP-1 to multiple AD-4 units.
NOTE: The AD-4 can accommodate 500 total feet of Cat-5 cable for
each zone. For the most reliable operation, it is best that no single run of
Cat-5 exceeds 250 feet. The correct wiring scheme for the Cat-5 cable is
standard EIA/TIA 568B. Properly terminating the Cat-5 cable is crucial for
the operation of the system.
Controlling REMOTE AUDIO SOURCES
Remote audio sources can be controlled from their own front panel or via
infrared control delivered over the same Cat-5 cable wired to the RSP1 Remote Source Panel that is used for the audio signal (see above).
The IR commands used to control the sources come from an RTI control
system which is wired to the IR inputs located on the rear of the AD-4.
Each remote source has an individual IR input for independent control
and commands sent to the “All” input on the AD-4 will allow control of all
remote sources if routing the IR codes is not necessary.
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CONNECTING REMOTE AUDIO SOURCES
RTI Control System
KEYPADS
1
2
3
RTI COM
Model MRP-64
Multi-Room Control Processor
STATUS
IR OUTPUT LEVEL
5
4
6
+
EXPANSION
+12VDC TRIGGER
POWER / IR
+
+
+
+3-24VDC SENSE
SENSE INPUT 3
GROUND
SENSE INPUT 2
TRIGGER OUT 3
HIGH OUT
TRIGGER OUT 1
GROUND
ETHERNET
2
TRIGGER OUT 2
RS-232
SENSE INPUT 1
1
GROUND
USB
SIGNAL IN
POWER
+ 12VDC
LINK
PORT 1
PORT 3
PORT 2
PORT 4
RSP-1 Rear
AD-4
Remote Source
Source Plate
Remote
Plate
L
Model
Made in Taiwan
117 612 914
3
AL L
4
C T R L IN
LINK
L
R
1
2
3
SOURCES
RSP/01
1
2
REMOTE SOURCES
RSP-1
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4
1
2
3
4
REMOTE SOURCE
IR INPUT
MUTE
STATUS
+12VDC
Model
RSP-1
S/N
S/N
Cat-5
P/N 20-210125-13
RSP-1 Front
Remote Source
L
R
L/R
IR
L/R & IR
Audio
Signal
IR
Emitter
Receiver
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Audio Distribution System
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WIRING for MUTE INPUT
The back panel of the AD-4 has a 3.5mm non-shorting stereo connector
input labeled “Mute”. This is designed to be used with the PDM-1 PhoneDoorbell-Mute module. When the PDM-1 is connected, the system will
temporarily mute when the phone or doorbell rings.
Doorbell
The back of PDM-1 will accept up to two AC or DC voltages from two
different doorbell chimes. This connection is done with two conductor wire
from the terminals on the doorbell chime to the Doorbell A or Doorbell
B inputs on the back of the PDM-1, Polarity is not important for this
connection.
Telephone Paging
The ring voltage from a phone line will trigger the AD-4 system to mute.
AD-4
L
4
1
2
AL L
4
C T R L IN
4
REMOTE SOURCE
IR INPUT
TO DOORBELLS
#1
#2
Made in Taiwan
PDM1/01
Phone
Service
(POTS)
PDM1
Phone Doorbell Module
Model
Phone Doorbell Module
TO TEL
Remote Technologies Inc.
www.rticorp.com
PDM-1
PDM-1
Rear - Front
Doorbell
20
3
LINK
L
3
P/N 20-210126-14
3
SOURCES
To
Mute
S/N
2
117 612 914
1
Doorbell
Switch
1
2
REMOTE SOURCES
R
MUTE
STATUS
+12VDC
R
ZONE 1 SPKRS
L
R
ZONE 2 SPKRS
L
ZONE 3 SPKRS
R
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SPEAKER WIRE TERMINATION
Install the four supplied phoenix connectors into the audio zone outputs on
the AD-4. Connect the positive and negative wires for each audio channel
output, keeping the proper orientation of positive and negative signal for
each speaker connection. Typically, two-conductor speaker wire uses red to
denote positive and black to denote negative. Some types of wire indicate
positive with a line running through the insulation. Four-conductor wire can
also be used. This has four separated wires in one outer jacket, making
it possible to run a single speaker wire to a zone for its pair of speakers.
This type of wire typically uses red and black for one speaker and white as
positive and green as negative for the second speaker.
IR CONTROL OF AD-4
A discrete set of IR codes is available within the RTI Integration Designer
programming software or on the RTI website (accessible to RTI dealers
only). A 3.5mm mono mini jack labelled CTRL IN is located on the rear
of the AD-4 and an IR receiver is located on the front panel for wireless
control.
RS-232 CONTROL OF AD-4
A DB-9 jack offers RS-232 control of the AD-4 from an RTI or third-party
home automation control system or a PC running a hyperterminal program.
A set of RS-232 codes is available within the RTI Integration Designer
programming software or on the RTI website (accessible to RTI dealers
only).
Connection Settings:
Baud rate: 9600
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
DB-9 Jack Pinout:
1
DCD Carrier Detect
2
TXD Transmit Data
3
RXD
Receive Data
4
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
5
GND
Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready
7
RTS
Request to Send
8
CTS
Clear to Send
9
N/C
Not Connected
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RS-232 Protocol
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Function
String
Function
String
All Mute Off
All Mute On
All Power Off
All Power On
All Source 1
All Source 2
All Source 3
All Source 4
Z1 Bass +
Z1 Bass -
Z1 Bass Flat
Z1 Mute Off
Z1 Mute On
Z1 Mute Toggle
Z1 Power Off
Z1 Power On
Z1 Power Toggle
Z1 Source 1
Z1 Source 2
Z1 Source 3
Z1 Source 4
Z1 Status
Z1 Treble +
Z1 Treble -
Z1 Treble Flat
Z1 Volume +
Z1 Volume -
Z2 Bass +
Z2 Bass -
Z2 Bass Flat
Z2 Mute Off
Z2 Mute On
Z2 Mute Toggle
Z2 Power Off
Z2 Power On
Z2 Power Toggle
Z2 Source 1
Z2 Source 2
Z2 Source 3
Z2 Source 4
Z2 Status
Z2 Treble +
*ZALLMUT00\r
*ZALLMUT01\r
*ZALLPWR00\r
*ZALLPWR01\r
*ZALLSRC01\r
*ZALLSRC02\r
*ZALLSRC03\r
*ZALLSRC04\r
*ZN01BASUP\r
*ZN01BASDN\r
*ZN01BAS00\r
*ZN01MUT00\r
*ZN01MUT01\r
*ZN01MUT02\r
*ZN01PWR00\r
*ZN01PWR01\r
*ZN01PWR02\r
*ZN01SRC01\r
*ZN01SRC02\r
*ZN01SRC03\r
*ZN01SRC04\r
*ZN01STA00\r
*ZN01TRBUP\r
*ZN01TRBDN\r
*ZN01TRB00\r
*ZN01VOLUP\r
*ZN01VOLDN\r
*ZN02BASUP\r
*ZN02BASDN\r
*ZN02BAS00\r
*ZN02MUT00\r
*ZN02MUT01\r
*ZN02MUT02\r
*ZN02PWR00\r
*ZN02PWR01\r
*ZN02PWR02\r
*ZN02SRC01\r
*ZN02SRC02\r
*ZN02SRC03\r
*ZN02SRC04\r
*ZN02STA00\r
*ZN02TRBUP\r
Z2
Z2
Z2
Z2
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z3
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
Z4
*ZN02TRBDN\r
*ZN02TRB00\r
*ZN02VOLUP\r
*ZN02VOLDN\r
*ZN03BASUP\r
*ZN03BASDN\r
*ZN03BAS00\r
*ZN03MUT00\r
*ZN03MUT01\r
*ZN03MUT02\r
*ZN03PWR00\r
*ZN03PWR01\r
*ZN03PWR02\r
*ZN03SRC01\r
*ZN03SRC02\r
*ZN03SRC03\r
*ZN03SRC04\r
*ZN03STA00\r
*ZN03TRBUP\r
*ZN03TRBDN\r
*ZN03TRB00\r
*ZN03VOLUP\r
*ZN03VOLDN\r
*ZN04BASUP\r
*ZN04BASDN\r
*ZN04BAS00\r
*ZN04MUT00\r
*ZN04MUT01\r
*ZN04MUT02\r
*ZN04PWR00\r
*ZN04PWR01\r
*ZN04PWR02\r
*ZN04SRC01\r
*ZN04SRC02\r
*ZN04SRC03\r
*ZN04SRC04\r
*ZN04STA00\r
*ZN04TRBUP\r
*ZN04TRBDN\r
*ZN04TRB00\r
*ZN04VOLUP\r
*ZN04VOLDN\r
Treble -
Treble Flat
Volume +
Volume -
Bass +
Bass -
Bass Flat
Mute Off
Mute On
Mute Toggle
Power Off
Power On
Power Toggle
Source 1
Source 2
Source 3
Source 4
Status
Treble +
Treble -
Treble Flat
Volume +
Volume -
Bass +
Bass -
Bass Flat
Mute Off
Mute On
Mute Toggle
Power Off
Power On
Power Toggle
Source 1
Source 2
Source 3
Source 4
Status
Treble +
Treble -
Treble Flat
Volume +
Volume -
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Expanding to eight output zones
It is possible to expand the number of output zones using two AD-4 Audio
Distribution Systems together. This allows four local audio sources to be
delivered to eight zones.
Local Source Cabling
A “Y” cable will need to be used to split the audio output of the local audio
source and wired to the local audio source inputs on both AD-4 units.
NOTE: Remote audio sources are available only for the output zones in the
AD-4 to which they are connected when an RSP-1 is used. It is not possible
to “Y” or split the audio signals from the RSP-1 to multiple AD-4 units,
limiting their output to a maximum of four zones.
AD-4 #1
Local Audio Source
(ex. Tuner or CD)
Source 1
Tuner
Audio
Out
AD-4 #2
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Expanding to eight output zones Continued
Controlling Multiple AD-4’s
Each AD-4 will require an RS-232 communication to an RTI control
processor. This will allow each AD-4 to be controlled separately, allowing
for independent control in all eight output zones.
RTI
Control
System
KEYPADS
1
2
3
RTI COM
Model MRP-64
Multi-Room Control Processor
STATUS
IR OUTPUT LEVEL
5
4
6
+
EXPANSION
+12VDC TRIGGER
POWER / IR
+
+
+
+3-24VDC SENSE
GROUND
SENSE INPUT 2
SENSE INPUT 3
TRIGGER OUT 3
TRIGGER OUT 1
SENSE INPUT 1
HIGH OUT
GROUND
ETHERNET
2
TRIGGER OUT 2
RS-232
1
GROUND
USB
SIGNAL IN
POWER
+ 12VDC
LINK
PORT 1
PORT 2
PORT 3
PORT 4
Cat-5
AD-4 #2
AD-4 #1
3
AL L
4
C T R L IN
LINK
L
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
REMOTE SOURCES
R
AC115V/60HZ
AC230V/50HZ
120W
MUTE
24
STATUS
+12VDC
1
ZONE 1 SPKRS
2
3
SOURCES
ZONE
2 SPKRS
4
ZONE 3 SPKRS
1
2
ZONE 4 SPKRS
1
3
AL L
2
4
C T R L IN
LINK
L
RS232
R
3 FUSE: T2AL 250V
4
Made In Taiwan
REMOTE SOURCE
IR INPUT
MUTE
STATUS
+12VDC
R
ZONE 1 SPKRS
L
R
ZONE 2 SPKRS
L
ZONE 3 SPKRS
R
L
R
ZONE 4 SPKRS
AC115V/60HZ
AC230V/50HZ
120W
RS232
FUSE: T2AL 250V
Made In Taiwan
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AD-4 CONNECTIon diagram
Local Audio Source
IR
Audio
Local Audio Source
IR
Audio
RSP-1
Front - Rear
Remote Source
IR
Remote Source
Source Plate
Remote
Plate
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RSP-1
Audio
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L
R
Model
Remote Audio Source
117 612 914
L/R
RSP/01
Model
RSP-1
S/N
S/N
IR
P/N 20-210125-13
RSP-1
Front - Rear
Remote Source
Remote Source
Source Plate
Remote
Plate
Made in Taiwan
R
117 612 914
L/R
RSP-1
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Model
Audio
Remote Audio Source
RSP/01
Model
RSP-1
S/N
S/N
IR
IR
P/N 20-210125-13
Doorbell
Switch
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Phone
System
Main
PDM-1
PDM1
Phone Doorbell Module
Model
TO DOORBELLS
#1
#2
PDM1/01
To
Mute
S/N
Phone Doorbell Module
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TO TEL
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PDM-1
Rear - Front
Doorbell
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RTI Control System
KEYPADS
1
2
3
RTI COM
Model MRP-64
Multi-Room Control Processor
STATUS
IR OUTPUT LEVEL
5
4
6
+
EXPANSION
+12VDC TRIGGER
POWER / IR
+
+
+
+3-24VDC SENSE
SENSE INPUT 2
SENSE INPUT 3
GROUND
TRIGGER OUT 1
SENSE INPUT 1
HIGH OUT
ETHERNET
GROUND
2
TRIGGER OUT 3
RS-232
GROUND
1
TRIGGER OUT 2
USB
SIGNAL IN
POWER
+ 12VDC
LINK
PORT 1
PORT 3
PORT 2
PORT 4
RS-232
RJ45>DB9 Adapter
1
L
3
AL L
LINK
REMOTE SOURCES
L
R
2
1
2
3
SOURCES
4
1
2
3
4
REMOTE SOURCE
IR INPUT
4
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
AC115V/60HZ
AC230V/50HZ
120W
RS232
C T R L IN
MUTE
STATUS
+12VDC
ZONE 1 SPKRS
ZONE 2 SPKRS
ZONE 3 SPKRS
ZONE 4 SPKRS
FUSE: T2AL 250V
Made In Taiwan
Zone 1
Cat-5
Zone 2
Cat-5
Zone 3
12VDC
Trigger
Zone 4
Amplifier
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Chapter 4 | Specifications
General
Power Supply
Mounting
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Weight
Warranty
115 AC, 120W
Rack mount or free standing
16.9” (430mm) x 2.1” (53mm) x 13.3” (339mm)
11.0 lb. (5kg)
One Year (Parts & Labor)
Control & connections
Total Output Zones
Audio Sources
Four zones, two channels each
Maximum four, local and remote combined.
Audio Source Inputs
(Local)
Four, RCA jacks
Audio Source Inputs
(Remote)
Four, RJ-45 jacks
Control Input
One, 3.5mm jack, compatible with industry
standard IR repeaters and receivers
Remote Source IR
Inputs
Five, 3.5mm jacks, compatible with industry
standard IR emitters
Mute Input
One, 3.5mm jack
Trigger Output
(Status Jack)
One, 12VDC, 15mA max
Voltage Output
One, 12VDC, 500mA max
RS-232 Ports
One, Bi-directional DB-9
Phone Input
Sensitivity
AC25V-AC100V 20Hz
Doorbell Sensitivity
AC/DC 3-12V
All specifications subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 4 | Specifications
Audio
Total Output Zones
Four zones, two channels each
Rated Power /
Channel
>20 Watts, 20Hz to 20KHz
(RMS, 2 channels driven into 8 ohms)
Power / Channel
>25 Watts @ 1KHz
(RMS, 2 channels driven into 8 ohms)
Total Harmonic
Distortion
@20W/8ohm
0.05%
Total Harmonic
Distortion
@1W/8ohm
<0.05%
S/N @ Rated power,
IEC A-wtd, Source
input shorted
92dB (mute +1)
Frequency Response
20Hz to 20KHz @
1W/8ohms
1.5+/-0.5dB
Input Overload
Input Impedance
2.5V
>22K ohms
Channel Separation
@1KHz
>60dB
Crosstalk Between
Sources @ Rated
Power /1KHz
>75dB
Crosstalk Between
Zones @ Rated
Power /1KHz
80dB
Treble Control
@10KHz
10dB +/- 0.5dB
Bass Control Range
@100Hz
10dB +/- 0.5dB
All specifications subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 5 | Troubleshooting
If you are having problems with your AD-4 Audio Distribution System,
please read the information below before contacting technical support.
If you continue to have problems, see Chapter 6 for more information on
contacting RTI technical support.
AD-4 DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY
Symptom: No sound
Possible Causes:
- AC power unplugged > Check AC cable and outlet.
- Main power switch not on > Is main power light on?
- Outlet has no power > Verify outlet has power.
- Blown fuse > Check main fuse.
- Mute jack > Is mute jack in active mode?
Symptom: No sound from individual zones.
Possible Causes:
- Faulty wiring > Verify all wiring.
- Zone output not on > Are zone output light(s) on?
Symptom: No sound via remote source wallplate.
Possible Causes:
- Faulty wiring > Verify all wiring & terminations.
- Verify source output > Make sure source has audio output.
Symptom: No IR control via remote source wallplate.
Possible Causes:
- Faulty wiring > Verify all wiring & terminations.
- IR signal level > Adjust IR signal going into AD-4.
- IR emitter > Verify IR emitter is working.
- IR emitter placement > Verify emitter is properly placed.
Symptom: No IR control of AD-4.
Possible Causes:
- Faulty wiring > Jack is 1/8” mono, tip = IR+, ring=Gnd.
- IR signal level > Adjust IR signal going into AD-4.
- CTRL IN > Verify connection is to CTRL IN
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Symptom: No RS-232 control of AD-4.
Possible Causes:
- Faulty wiring > Check RS-232 pinout.
- Incorrect string > Verify string from manual.
- No carriage return > String requires carriage return.
Symptom: Distortion when using RSP-1
Possible Causes:
- IR output on the RTI control processor > Reduce IR output from RTI
control processor.
- Connection of IR output from RTI control processor directly > Connect
IR connecting block to output of RTI control processor instead and wire IR
emitter from output of IR connecting block (ex. ECB-5).
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Chapter 6 | Service and Support
For news about the latest updates, new product information, and new
accessories, please visit our web site at:
www.rticorp.com
CONTACTING RTI
For general info, you can contact RTI at:
Tel. (952) 253-3100
Fax (952) 253-3131
info@rticorp.com
RTI TECHNICAL SUPPORT
At RTI, customer service and satisfaction is an utmost priority. If you are
encountering any problems or have a question about your RTI product,
please contact RTI Technical Support for assistance.
RTI provides technical support by telephone, fax or e-mail. For the highest
quality service, please have the following information ready, or provide it in
your fax or e-mail.
Your Name
Company Name
Telephone Number
E-mail Address
Product model and serial number (if applicable)
If you are having a problem with hardware, please note the equipment in
your system, a description of the problem, and any troubleshooting you
have already tried.
If you are having a problem with software, please note what version you
have installed, the operating system on your PC, a description of the
problem, and any troubleshooting you have already tried.
If you are calling about a software or programming question or problem,
please be at you computer when you place your call. This will considerably
speed up the troubleshooting process.
For technical support or assistance with your AD-4, software, or
accessories, contact RTI at:
(952) 253-3137
support@rticorp.com
www.rticorp.com
For questions regarding service or repair of your AD-4, contact RTI at:
(952) 253-3136
service@rticorp.com
www.rticorp.com
Please do not return products to RTI without return authorization.
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Shipment of AD-4 for Service
RTI will pay all labor and material expenses for all repairs covered by this
product’s warranty. If necessary repairs are not covered by warranty, or if
a unit is examined which is not in need of repair, you may be charged for
the repairs or examination.
If it is necessary to ship the AD-4 for service: Please pack it securely (we suggest that it be insured).
Do not include accessories such as power cords or manuals unless instructed to do so.
You must pay any shipping charges incurred in getting your AD-4 to RTI.
RTI will pay reasonable return shipping charges via a carrier of our choice
to any destination within the United States if the repairs are covered under
warranty.
A copy of the original dated sales receipt must be provided whenever
warranty service is required. You will need this receipt to establish the date
of purchase.
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Index
Contents............................................................................ 7
Description....................................................................... 12
AD-4 Front Panel............................................................ 12
AD-4 Rear Panel............................................................. 13
RSP-1........................................................................... 15
PDM-1.......................................................................... 16
Disclaimer.......................................................................... 6
Features........................................................................... 11
Federal Communications Commission Notice........................... 3
Installation/Operation........................................................ 17
Connection Options........................................................ 17
Connections Diagram...................................................... 26
Control (IR/RS-232)....................................................... 21
Expanding Audio Output Zones......................................... 23
Mounting/Power............................................................. 17
Important Notes.................................................................. 9
Limited Warranty................................................................. 6
Product Contents............................................................... 10
Safety Suggestions.............................................................. 4
Service and Support.......................................................... 33
Specifications.................................................................... 29
Troubleshooting................................................................. 31
Welcome............................................................................ 9
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