AMX DAS-T0804X/8X-SIG Stereo Receiver User Manual

Installation Guide
DAS-T0804X/8X-SIG Tango Zone Expanders
Tango Zone Expanders (FIG. 1) are used to expand the number of zones in the
system beyond the 4 or 8 that are available using the Tango Audio Controllers.
Tango units occupy two rack spaces in a standard 19" equipment rack. Rack
mounting brackets are supplied with the optional Rack-Mount Installation Kit
Note: Exercise extreme care when lifting or moving Tango units within the rack
to avoid injury. It is recommended that you seek the assistance of another
person when rack mounting Tango units.
Expansion Port IN: from Tango Audio Controller
or other Expander
Note: To prevent injury the Tango unit must be securely attached to the
rack in accordance with the installation instructions. ALWAYS use the special rack mount brackets supplied and high quality fixing screws to ensure
the Tango unit is installed in the rack correctly.
Place the Tango unit in the equipment rack and hold steady.
Secure the Tango unit in the rack using the mounting holes.
Expansion Port OUT:
to other Expander
Address Switch
Stereo Inputs/Outputs (8)
Attach the rack mounting brackets to each side of the Tango unit using the
four screws (10-32 Panhead Phillips - supplied with the Tango unit) for
each bracket.
Note: DO NOT stand other units directly on top of the Tango unit when it is
rack mounted, as this will place excessive strain on the mounting brackets.
Paging IN/OUT
Zone Outputs (up to 8)
Power Switch & Receptacle
FIG. 1 Tango Zone Expanders (DAS-T0808X-SIG shown)
Each Zone Expander has the capability of offering 4 or 8 zones per
• Up to 7 Zone Expanders may be used in the system, offering the ability to
expand the system to 64 zones.
Product Specifications
Tango Zone Expanders - Product Specifications
Models Available:
• DAS-T0804X-SIG (FG1103-11) Tango 4-Zone Expander
• DAS-T0808X-SIG (FG1103-12) Tango 8-Zone Expander
Stereo Output:
40 Watts/CH Stereo amplifiers
(20Hz - 20 KHz @ .1% THD)
960W max (Actual average usage = 300W)
Audio Inputs:
8 Stereo Inputs, 47K impedance
Audio Outputs:
8 Stereo Looping Outputs
4 or 8 Independent Zones (4 X 2 Zone Modules).
Front Panel Components:
Light Bar
Blue light bar indicates power status.
Blue LEDs indicate active zones.
Rear Panel Components:
• Power Switch/
Master power switch remains in ON position normally
• Paging In/Out Ports
RCA jacks to connect to Paging devices (any audio input
can be used as a paging device). The Paging device connects to the Controller via the "Paging In" connector. The
“Paging Out” connector is used to carry the page to Zone
• Expansion IN Port
RJ11 - From Mi Series Controller or other Zone Expander
• Expansion OUT Port
RJ11 - To another Zone Expander
• Address Switch
Sets the address of the Zone Expander and the zones
within that Expander
• Zone Outputs
Connections for up to 8 zone outputs that connect to the
Dimensions (HWD):
17” x 3.5” x 13.5” (43.18cm x 8.89cm x 34.29cm)
(including feet and connectors)
8 27.95 lbs. (12.68 kg)
Included Accessories:
• Power cable
Other AMX Equipment: • Rack-Mount Installation Kit (FG1101-60)
To ensure that the rack enclosure is adequately ventilated, there must be a
minimum of 3" all around the Tango unit.
Sufficient airflow must be achieved (by convection or forced-air cooling) to
satisfy the ventilation requirements of all the items of equipment installed within
the rack.
Speaker Wire Technology (SWT)
Speaker Wire Technology (SWT) allows both data and audio signals to travel
over the same four conductor wire. This remarkable technology removes the
need for control wire since the control and audio signals are shared on the same
wire. The reliability and simplicity of this system has been proven for years. AMX
Distributed Audio is the only company that offers a “retrofit solution”, one which
allows the replacement of volume controls with AMX Distributed Audio keypads
and Controllers, giving full control over the sources. Additionally, the versatility of
SWT also allows AMX Distributed Audio products to be connected where the
control wire has been run separately from the speaker cable.
Cabling Instructions
CAUTION: Be sure to check for any wiring restrictions required by the electrical
code in your area.
This installation uses low voltage cabling similar to telephone and alarm wiring,
and as such does not commonly have very many restrictions on their installation.
However rules may vary in different regions.
Cable Type
The Tango Controller is cabled using standard 4-conductor speaker cable
originating at the Tango Controller, passing through the Keypad, and terminating
at the speaker location. AMX recommends using a bundled 4-conductor 16gauge stranded copper wire in a single continuous run.
Connecting Sources (Audio Inputs/Outputs)
Up to 8 audio devices can be connected to the Tango Zone Expanders via the
Sources INPUT and OUTPUT RCA connectors on the rear panel (see FIG. 1 on
page 1). Industry standard RCA connectors provide line-level input and output
connections for devices such as CD, DSS, MP3 players etc.
Each audio input has a corresponding buffered output used to connect the audio
sources to additional Tango Controllers or to other devices that share the audio
sources (FIG. 2).
To R/L IN jacks on additional
controllers, or other devices
that share this audio source
From R/L OUT jacks on
Source 1 audio device
FIG. 2 Connecting Sources (Audio IN/OUT)
Connecting Zone Outputs
Connect the source inputs. Patch each source from the source output on
the Tango controller to the source inputs on the Zone Expander.
Tango Controllers can be accessed by SWT Metreau keypads (DASMET6SRC and DAS-MET-NUM) to provide basic transport control, source
selection and volume up and down, as well as enhanced controls including
direct access capability, favorite’s source selection, zone grouping, alarm clock
setting, and Keypad lockout.
Note: Ensure the left and right source connections are properly matched
and seated to the left and right terminals of the both the Tango Controller
and the Zone Expander.
For example, Source 1 Output, on the Tango Controller to Source 1 Input
on the Zone Expander).
Continue this procedure until each source is connected.
Paging Inputs are for Phone Systems or Communications Boxes. If the
paging override is used, connect the paging output loop from the Tango
Controller to the Zone Expander (see FIG. 5).
Note: The Matrix Pushbutton (DAS-KP series) and LCD Keypads
(DAS-KP-LCD series) are also supported by Tango Controllers.
SWT Connectors
SWT cabling follows a specific pinout configuration that is labelled on the
Tango Controller, Metreau keypads, and other Matrix devices, as shown in
FIG. 3.
Connect the keypads to the Tango Controller and Zone Expander(s). Following the same wiring code you used at each of the keypad locations,
plug each SWT connector into the desired Zone Output connectors on
the Tango Controller and Zone Expanders (see FIG. 5).
SWT Speakers connect to the Tango Controller via the SPEAKERS connector on the SWT keypads.
L = Left audio channel (+)
D = Data / Power (+)
G = Ground (-) - also provides return for L/R Audio
R = Right audio channel (+)
FIG. 3 SWT pinout configuration
Connecting Paging Inputs/Outputs
Paging Inputs are for Phone Systems or Communications Boxes. If the paging
override is used, connect the paging Output connector on the Tango Controller
to the Tango Zone Expander (FIG. 4):
Tango Audio Controller
From phone system or
communication box
Use the Address switch on the rear panel of the Tango Zone Expanders
(FIG. 6) to set the Address for each Expander, according to the values in the
following table:
Paging In
Connect the power supply and power up the units.
Zone Expander Addressing
Paging In
Tango Zone Expander (#1)
Alternatively, you can terminate the speakers directly to the back of the
Controller. Speakers connected directly to the zone output must be common grounded.
• The minimum impedance for each zone should never be less than 4
Note: Installing more than 2 pairs of speakers on any Zone output is not
recommended without installing an external amplifier.
On the Main Controller, make the necessary NIC Port connections for the
(optional) Network Interface Card and AM/FM Antennas.
To "Paging In" connector on
Tango Zone Expander #2
FIG. 4 Connecting Paging Input/Outputs
Address 1
FIG. 6 Address switch
Connecting To Tango Audio Controllers
FIG. 5 provides a wiring diagram illustrating the connections between the
Tango Audio Controller and multiple Tango Zone Expanders:
Zone Expander # Address
Audio Device (L/R)
To Zones 1-4
To Zones 5-8
To Zones 9-10
To Zones 11-12
To Zones 17-18
(8 Zone)
Zones 9-12
Zones 9-16
Zones 17-20
Zones 17-24
Zones 25-28
Zones 25-32
Zones 33-36
Zones 33-40
Zones 41-44
Zones 41-48
Zones 49-52
Zones 49-56
Zones 57-60
Zones 57-64
Additional Documentation
Additional documentation for Distributed Audio products is available online at
For details on Tango Audio Controllers, refer to the Tango Audio Controllers Operation/Reference Guide and Installation Guide.
• For details on Metreau Keypads, refer to the Metreau Keypads Operation/
Reference Guide and Installation Guides.
• For details on Tango Amplifiers, refer to the Tango Amplifiers Installation
To Zones 19-20
FIG. 5 Connecting the Tango Controller to Zone Expanders
Connect the RJ-11 jack labelled "Expansion Out" on the Tango Controller
to the RJ-11 jack labelled "Expansion Port In" on the rear panel of the
Zone Expander. This connection provides the Tango Controller with the
ability to control the Zone Expander (see FIG. 5).
Set the Address switch on the rear panel of the Zone Expander to "1" if
the Zone Expander services zones 9 – 16, set to "2" for zones 17 – 24
and so on until all seven Zone Expanders are utilized (see FIG. 5). Refer
to the Zone Expander Addressing section on page 2 for further details.
For full warranty information, refer to the AMX Instruction Manual(s) associated with your Product(s).
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