DAB1 Distributed Audio System Installation Instruction Manual

DAB1 Distributed Audio System Installation Instruction Manual
DAB1 Distributed Audio System
Installation Instruction Manual
Sonance – 212 Avenida Fabricante – San Clemente, CA 92672 – 800-582-7777 – www.sonance.com
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .........................................................................................................1
INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................7
SYSTEM OVERVIEW................................................................................................................8
SYSTEM FEATURES ................................................................................................................9
DAB1 CONTROLLER FEATURES............................................................................................9
Front Panel .............................................................................................................................9
Rear Panel ............................................................................................................................10
DAB1 KEYPAD FEATURES....................................................................................................12
Front Panel ...........................................................................................................................12
Rear Panel ............................................................................................................................13
DAB1 REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES ................................................................................13
QUICK START .........................................................................................................................14
Quick Start Setup and Operation..........................................................................................14
SYSTEM DESIGN....................................................................................................................16
What is the system going to be when it grows up? (Plan Ahead) ........................................16
Head End Considerations.....................................................................................................16
Zone Considerations.............................................................................................................16
INSTALLATION........................................................................................................................17
Controller Location and Mounting.........................................................................................17
Ventilation and Airflow ..........................................................................................................17
Shelf Mount...........................................................................................................................17
Rack Mount...........................................................................................................................17
Keypad Location and Mounting ............................................................................................18
Keypad with an External IR Receiver ...................................................................................18
WIRING....................................................................................................................................18
Keypad..................................................................................................................................18
Speaker Wire ........................................................................................................................19
Local IR.................................................................................................................................19
Local Source.........................................................................................................................19
Paging...................................................................................................................................19
RS232 ...................................................................................................................................19
Net Control Port ....................................................................................................................20
CONNECTING THE DAB1 CONTROLLER ............................................................................20
Source Component Connections..........................................................................................20
Source Inputs........................................................................................................................20
When Using the DAB1 Tuner ...............................................................................................20
When Using Four External Sources .....................................................................................20
Source Output Connections..................................................................................................20
When Using Multiple DAB1 Controllers................................................................................20
For Recording .......................................................................................................................20
IR Control Connections.........................................................................................................21
Using Common IR Out..........................................................................................................21
Using Programmed IR Out ...................................................................................................21
Using Local IR Out................................................................................................................21
IR Link...................................................................................................................................21
IR Data Ports ........................................................................................................................21
External Keypad Power ........................................................................................................21
When Using Six DAB1 Keypads or Less..............................................................................21
When Using Sonance K1 or K2 Keypads.............................................................................21
Speaker Connections ...........................................................................................................21
Line Out Connections ...........................................................................................................22
When Using a High Power Amplifier in a Zone ....................................................................22
When Using a Multi-channel Amplifier for Sub-Zone Expansion..........................................23
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12VDC SW Terminal ............................................................................................................23
Paging...................................................................................................................................24
Page Trigger Input Connections...........................................................................................24
Tuner Setup and Configuration ............................................................................................24
Internal Tuner/External Source 1 Setup and Configuration..................................................24
Antenna Connections ...........................................................................................................24
FM 75 OHM .......................................................................................................................24
AM .....................................................................................................................................24
RS232 Control Connections .................................................................................................24
Net ControlPort Connections ................................................................................................24
Switched AC Outlet Connections .........................................................................................24
AC Power Connection ..........................................................................................................24
ZONE CONNECTIONS ...........................................................................................................25
Keypad Connections/Setup ..................................................................................................25
Configuring Source Buttons ..............................................................................................25
Backlighting Jumper ..........................................................................................................25
Keypad Connection ...........................................................................................................26
Local Source Connections ................................................................................................26
PROGRAMMING THE DAB1 ..................................................................................................26
From the Internet ..................................................................................................................26
PROGRAM MANAGER PART 1 – FEATURES ......................................................................26
DAB1 Program Manager Screen..........................................................................................26
File .....................................................................................................................................26
New....................................................................................................................................26
Open ..................................................................................................................................26
Save All Devices................................................................................................................26
Close System ....................................................................................................................26
Job Info..............................................................................................................................27
Dealer Info......................................................................................................................27
Client Info .......................................................................................................................27
Device
Add New ............................................................................................................................27
Import.................................................................................................................................27
Delete ................................................................................................................................27
Rename .............................................................................................................................27
Duplicate............................................................................................................................27
Close..................................................................................................................................27
Save...................................................................................................................................27
Check Memory Usage .......................................................................................................27
General Setup ...................................................................................................................28
Allow Page Trigger .........................................................................................................28
Front Panel IR Receiver Zone Select.............................................................................28
Tuner Setup.......................................................................................................................29
Tuner Mode ....................................................................................................................29
Name..............................................................................................................................29
Frequency ......................................................................................................................29
KHz AM ..........................................................................................................................29
MHz FM..........................................................................................................................29
Zone Setup ........................................................................................................................29
Allow Paging...................................................................................................................29
Allow Party Mode ...........................................................................................................29
Default Volume...............................................................................................................29
Maximum Volume...........................................................................................................30
Page Volume..................................................................................................................30
Bass ...............................................................................................................................30
Treble .............................................................................................................................30
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Balance ..........................................................................................................................30
Source Setup.....................................................................................................................30
Source Name .................................................................................................................30
Volume Offset.................................................................................................................30
Edit.....................................................................................................................................31
Undo...............................................................................................................................31
Cut..................................................................................................................................31
Copy ...............................................................................................................................31
Paste ..............................................................................................................................31
Delete .............................................................................................................................31
Communications................................................................................................................31
Get Firmware Version ....................................................................................................31
Upgrade Firmware..........................................................................................................32
Receive From Device.....................................................................................................32
Send to Device ...............................................................................................................33
Library................................................................................................................................34
File..................................................................................................................................34
IR Library Manager Features .........................................................................................34
New ................................................................................................................................34
Open...............................................................................................................................34
Close ..............................................................................................................................34
Save As ..........................................................................................................................34
Print ................................................................................................................................34
Print Preview ..................................................................................................................34
Print Setup......................................................................................................................34
Exit .................................................................................................................................34
Remote ..............................................................................................................................34
New ................................................................................................................................34
Duplicate ........................................................................................................................34
Rename..........................................................................................................................34
Delete .............................................................................................................................34
Import .............................................................................................................................34
Export .............................................................................................................................34
Import From Internet ......................................................................................................34
Export to Internet............................................................................................................34
Options ..............................................................................................................................35
Set COM Port .................................................................................................................35
Compact Library .............................................................................................................35
Window..............................................................................................................................35
Toolbar ...........................................................................................................................35
Status Bar.......................................................................................................................35
Cascade .........................................................................................................................35
Arrange Icons .................................................................................................................35
Help Topics........................................................................................................................35
What’s This?...................................................................................................................35
About Library Manager...................................................................................................35
Edit Tab .............................................................................................................................35
Function..........................................................................................................................35
Frequency ......................................................................................................................35
Repeats ..........................................................................................................................35
Sustain ...........................................................................................................................35
Learning IR Codes .........................................................................................................35
Add Functions ................................................................................................................35
New Function Wizard .....................................................................................................36
Check All ........................................................................................................................36
Uncheck All ....................................................................................................................36
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Delete Functions ............................................................................................................36
Delete Learned Code .....................................................................................................36
Delete Function ..............................................................................................................36
Capture Tab.......................................................................................................................36
Enable Capture ..............................................................................................................36
Waveform View Tab ..........................................................................................................36
Hex View Tab ....................................................................................................................37
HEX Data .......................................................................................................................37
Apply ..............................................................................................................................37
Auto Paste......................................................................................................................37
Macro Editor .........................................................................................................................37
Command From Library.....................................................................................................38
IR Output ........................................................................................................................38
Select New Remote .......................................................................................................38
DAB Command..................................................................................................................39
Function..........................................................................................................................39
Zone ...............................................................................................................................39
Value ..............................................................................................................................39
DAB Status Test ................................................................................................................40
Condition ........................................................................................................................40
RS232 Command ..............................................................................................................42
Baud Rate ......................................................................................................................42
Format ............................................................................................................................42
String ..............................................................................................................................42
Time Delay ........................................................................................................................42
Delay Time .....................................................................................................................42
Repeat Steps.....................................................................................................................43
Until Button is Released.................................................................................................43
Repeat X# Times............................................................................................................43
Toggle IR Code .................................................................................................................44
Using the IR Library ..............................................................................................................44
Editing IR Commands...........................................................................................................45
Function.............................................................................................................................45
Frequency..........................................................................................................................45
Repeats .............................................................................................................................45
Sustain...............................................................................................................................45
Learning IR Codes................................................................................................................46
Add New Remote ..............................................................................................................46
Add Functions....................................................................................................................46
Delete Functions................................................................................................................47
Delete Learned Code ........................................................................................................47
Capture IR Codes..............................................................................................................47
PROGRAM MANAGER PART 2..............................................................................................48
Programming the DAB1 Controller .......................................................................................48
Job Info..............................................................................................................................48
General Setup ...................................................................................................................48
Tuner Setup.......................................................................................................................48
Zone Setup ........................................................................................................................49
Source Setup.....................................................................................................................49
Programming the DAB1 Keypads and IR Commands .........................................................51
Volume UP/Down & Mute..................................................................................................51
Mute...................................................................................................................................51
Press ..............................................................................................................................51
Press and Hold...............................................................................................................51
Double Press..................................................................................................................51
Source Programming.........................................................................................................51
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Tuner (Source 1) ...............................................................................................................51
Press ..............................................................................................................................51
Double Press..................................................................................................................52
CD 1 (Source 2).................................................................................................................53
Press ..............................................................................................................................53
Press and Hold...............................................................................................................53
Double Press..................................................................................................................54
CD 2 (Source 3).................................................................................................................55
Press ..............................................................................................................................55
Press and Hold...............................................................................................................55
Double Press..................................................................................................................56
Satellite (Source 4) ............................................................................................................57
Press ..............................................................................................................................57
Press and Hold...............................................................................................................57
Double Press..................................................................................................................58
Off ......................................................................................................................................58
Press ..............................................................................................................................58
Press and Hold...............................................................................................................58
Double Press..................................................................................................................58
Stop, Play, Skip Rev, Skip Fwd.........................................................................................59
Press ..............................................................................................................................59
Press and Hold...............................................................................................................59
Double Press..................................................................................................................60
Panel..................................................................................................................................60
Press ..............................................................................................................................60
Press and Hold...............................................................................................................60
DAB SERIAL PROTOCOL ...................................................................................................61
Control Commands............................................................................................................61
Status Query......................................................................................................................63
Examples of RS232 Commands for Controlling the DAB1 ...............................................63
Examples of RS232 Commands sent from the DAB1 to control external devices............64
Copy and Paste ....................................................................................................................65
Programming an Expanded System.....................................................................................65
Downloading a Device ..........................................................................................................66
Uploading a Device...............................................................................................................67
Saving a System...................................................................................................................67
Single Device (DAB Controller) .........................................................................................67
Saving a System................................................................................................................67
Expanded System (Multiple Devices)................................................................................67
TROUBLESHOOTING..........................................................................................................68
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.............................................................................................70
Service...............................................................................................................................71
Warranty ............................................................................................................................72
Exclusions and Limitations ................................................................................................72
SPECIFICATIONS................................................................................................................72
Amplifier.............................................................................................................................72
Tuner .................................................................................................................................73
FM Section ........................................................................................................................73
AM Section ........................................................................................................................73
IR .......................................................................................................................................73
General..............................................................................................................................73
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DAB1 - DISTRIBUTED AUDIO SYSTEM
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the Sonance DAB1 Distributed Audio System. The DAB1 is a four-source, sixzone, whole-house audio distribution and control system that is easy to install and operate. The DAB1
features macro programming for ease of use, ‘Party’ Mode for whole-house control and Paging for
communication between rooms.
Beneath the user friendly interface, lives the power of Sonance. Combining the legacy of award-winning
Audio Amplification and Programmable Keypad Control products makes the DAB1 the prime choice of
custom installers.
Simple, one button system macros, can turn the system ON, select a Source and start the music. For
more sophisticated systems, the DAB1 features an RS232 communication port for integration with
lighting, automation and security systems.
The DAB1 Package includes:
One DAB1 Controller
One DAB1 Installation Instructions Manual
One DAB1 Handheld Remote Control (batteries included)
Two Rack Mount Ears
One AM Antennae
One FM Antennae
One Power Cord
Downloadable DAB1 Program Manager Software and Firmware from www.sonance.com website
DAB1 Optional Accessories (sold separately):
DAB Keypads (white)
• Three levels of keypad control: Press, Press and Hold, and Double Press
• Adjustable backlighting and configurable source buttons
DAB Keypad Bezels (ivory, almond, and black)
VE1 IR Emitters
Upgrade In-Wall Control Features:
The DAB1 was designed to work with any Sonance keypad, including the Navigator K2 LCD In-Wall
Controller and the Navigator K1 in-wall keypad to provide the installer with the flexibility of designing a
system to meet their customer’s needs.
If any of the items above were not in the master pack when originally opened, please call Sonance at
1-800-582-7777 and ask for Customer Service.
This Manual is broken down into two main sections. The first covers features, functions and installation of
the DAB1 Controller and Keypads. The second covers the DAB1 Program Manager Software and System
Configuration.
Thank you again for purchasing the Sonance DAB1 Distributed Audio System.
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SYSTEM OVERVIEW
The DAB1 Distributed Audio System features:
• Four Source, Six Zone, distributed audio matrix and Control System
• System Status Window on DAB Controller
• Connections for up to six Sonance keypads
• Includes one DAB1 Remote Control (batteries included)
• Extensive macro capability from Keypads or Remote including DAB system commands, IR
commands, RS232 commands and special system functions.
• Built in AM/FM Tuner
• Twelve programmable Tuner Presets
• Four Source Inputs including the Internal Tuner, which can be switched off, to use an external
source.
• Four buffered line level audio outputs that can be used to bridge to additional DAB Controllers or
record monitor inputs
• Six Zone speaker level outputs
• Six Zone line level audio outputs (fixed or variable)
• Six Zone specific IR outputs
• Four common IR outputs
• Four programmable IR outputs for IR routing from Keypads
• One RS232 port for external control
• One RS422 port for external control
• Paging Input connections
• IR Link for distributing IR signals in expanded systems using multiple DAB Controllers
• Sync connections to turn multiple DAB Controllers ON/OFF in expanded systems
• DAB Program Manager system programming software – download from www.sonance.com .
• Software configuration of individual Zone ‘Turn On’ Volume, Maximum Volume, Paging Volume,
Treble, Bass and Balance
• Line level source inputs are adjustable for source to source input level matching
• Program Manager Notification System advises when changes made in software have not been
transferred to the DAB Controller.
• Upgradeable Firmware for adding new features when they become available
• Easy to install
• Easier to use
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SYSTEM FEATURES
Figure 1. DAB1 Controller Front Panel
Figure 2. System Status/Tuner Window
DAB1 CONTROLLER FEATURES (Items in parenthesis indicate Press and Hold functions)
DAB1 Controller Front Panel
1. USB Programming Port – Front Panel terminal used for system programming from a PC with the
DAB1 Program Manager Software.
2. Tuner Preset Buttons – Direct selection of up to 12 AM or FM Stations as configured in DAB1
Program Manager. (Press and Hold to store presets)
3. Tuner Up/Down – Scans UP/DOWN the AM and FM Bands for tuning radio stations.
4. AM/FM Band Select – Selects Tuner AM or FM Band. (Tuner Auto-Mute Enable/Disable)
5. System Status/Tuner Window – Displays status of:
a)Zone ON/OFF
b)Zone Volume, Mute, Treble, Bass, Balance, Paging Volume
c) Zone Source Selection
d)Tuner Selection
e)System ON/OFF Status
6. System Active LED – Turns green when any zone is ON. Off when all zones are OFF.
7. AC Power LED – Turns red when DAB1 Controller has AC power.
8. IR Receiver – Programmable front panel IR receiver controls Source Select/Zone ON, Volume, Mute,
all Tuner functions, four pre-programmed IR commands for each Source, Zone OFF and System OFF
in one specific Zone or ‘none’ as configured in DAB Program Manager. It also serves as a pass
through to the rear panel Common IR outputs.
9. Zone Function Value – This is a multi-function control that is used with the Front Panel Zone
Function Select Button (#10). When a Zone is selected in the System Status/Tuner Window, using
the Front Panel Zone Select Button (#13), the Status Window will show that Zone’s status of
ON/OFF, Source, Volume Level and Tuner Selection. If ‘VOL’ is displayed in the upper right corner of
the Status Window, this control will adjust the Volume in the Zone selected. This control can also
adjust Treble, Bass, Balance and Paging Volume as selected with the Zone Function Select Button.
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11.
12.
13.
Zone Mute - When pressed in the center, of the button, this control will Mute/Un-mute the selected
Zone.
Zone Function Select – Selects Zone Volume, Treble, Bass, Balance and Paging Volume for the
Zone selected in the Status Window for adjustment as described above in item 9. (Press and Hold for
10 seconds to show Firmware version. Press ON/OFF button to return to menu)
Zone Power ON-OFF / System OFF
a)When pressed and released, turns Zone selected in Status Window ON/OFF.
b)Turns ON last Zone selected when pressed and released with System OFF.
c) Turns all Zones OFF when pressed and held for about 3 seconds.
Source Select – Selects Source for the Zone selected in the Status Window.
Zone Select – Selects the Zone to be displayed in the Status Window and controlled by Front Panel
Buttons. Selected Zone is shown in the upper left corner of the Status Window as Z1-6 (Zones 1-6) or
ZA for ALL Zones. (When adjusting Volume with ALL Zones selected, the Zones’ Volumes change
relative to their individual settings. i.e. If Zone 1 is set to ‘12’ and Zone 2 is set to ‘14’, if Volume UP is
pressed 2 times in the ALL Zones mode, Zone 1 will change to ‘14’ and Zone 2 will change to ‘16’.)
(Volume levels will not be displayed in ‘All Zones’ mode.)
NOTE: The FRONT PANEL BUTTONS can be LOCKED OUT by pressing and holding the MUTE
button on the DAB1 Front Panel for 10 seconds. This can help prevent the client/homeowner from
getting into the setup menu and changing system parameters. Press and Hold for 10 seconds
again to unlock.
Figure 3. DAB1 Controller Rear Panel
DAB1 Controller Rear Panel
14. IR Link – 3.5mm mini jack used to create IR buss for COMMON IR OUT when using multiple DAB1
Controllers. This link does not pass Programmed IR. See Figure 10 Expanded System.
15. Programmed IR Ports – Four 3.5mm mini jacks used to send IR commands to specific components
(sources) as configured in DAB1 Program Manager. Allows IR routing for selective control of multiple
same-brand, same-model components such as multiple CD Players or Satellite Receivers.
16. Common IR Ports – Four 3.5mm mini jacks output all IR commands from all Zones for all
components.
17. Keypad Ports – Six RJ45 jacks used to connect Keypads and IR receivers to the DAB1 Controller.
18. Local IR Output Jacks – Six 3.5mm mini jacks that can be used for IR control of source zone
specific equipment. i.e. a Cable Box or Satellite Receiver for the bedroom.
19. IR Data LED – Six LEDs flash amber to indicate IR activity from a Zone.
20. Zone 4-6 Keypad Power Switch – Slide Switch decouples internal power supply from Keypad Ports
4-6 to allow use of an external power supply (12VDC 1A) when using Keypads that require more
power (Sonance K1 and K2 Series) than standard DAB1 Keypads.
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21. Sync – Two 3.5mm mini jacks used to trigger link up to four DAB1’s for Party Mode control. See
Figure 10. Expanded System
22. Control Out – One, two wire screw connector outputs 12VDC @ 100mA when at least one Zone is
active on a DAB1 Controller. OFF (0VDC) when all Zones are OFF. Can be used for triggering
external devices such as a zone specific external amplifier. Accepts one pair 12-24 AWG.
23. Control Input – General trigger input that can be used for paging, or sense input as part of a DAB
Status test in a macro. Requires 5-24V AC or DC @ 100mA. Accepts one pair 12-24AWG.
24. Net Control Port – One RJ45 jack used to send and receive control data. This port is not currently
active. Check www.sonance.com for updates regarding this feature.
25. Switched AC Outlets – Two, two-prong AC outlets used to automatically power up source
components. ON when any Zone is ON; OFF when all Zones OFF. Max load, 300W.
26. AM Antenna Terminal – One, two wire spring clip allows connection of included AM Loop Antenna.
27. FM Antenna Terminal – One, F-type connector allows connection of included indoor FM dipole
Antenna
28. Front IR Pass Switch – Slide switch allows IR Receiver on Front Panel of DAB1 Controller to control
Source Select/Zone ON, Volume, Mute, all Internal Tuner functions, four pre-programmed IR source
commands, Zone OFF and System OFF in one specific Zone or ‘none’ as configured with DAB
Program Manager.
29. INT Tuner/EXT IN Switch – Slide switch assigns either the Internal AM/FM Tuner or an external
source component (CD Player, Music Server etc) as Source One.
30. Buffered Source Output Jacks – Four pair of gold plated RCA type jacks primarily used to send line
level audio to additional DAB1 Controllers (up to four total) in expanded systems. These buffered
outputs can also be used as audio feeds for recording. See Figure 10. Expanded System.
31. Source Input Jacks – Four pair of gold plated RCA type jacks for line level audio input from Source
Components.
32. Variable/Fixed Output Select Switch – Six push button switches change Zone Line Level Out from
Variable (OUT position) to Fixed (IN position). The Variable position is recommended when using a
high-power external amplifier, such as the Sonamp 2120T, in a large room or outdoor Zone when
volume will still be controlled with either the DAB1 Keypad or an IR remote. See Figure 11, High
Power Zone. The Fixed position is recommended for Sub-Zone Expansion where a single Zone Out
from the DAB1 Controller will be feeding a multi-channel amplifier, (Sonamp 1230), to send audio
from a selected source to multiple rooms, where volume will be adjusted locally with in-wall volume
controls (Sonance Model# VC30R). See Figure 12, Sub-Zone Expansion.
33. Line Out – Six gold plated RCA type jacks that send line level audio to external components as
described in item 32 above.
34. Speaker Out – Six plug-in 4 terminal screw type connector allows quick connection of speaker wires.
Can accommodate up to 12 Gauge Stranded wire.
35. RS232 Terminal - One DB9 connector used to send and receive control data. Best for use with
source components or whole-house devices in close proximity to the DAB1 Controller. Configured as
Null Terminal.
36. Page IN – One gold plated mono RCA type jack. Line level audio input from a telephone system,
microphone preamp or other device to be distributed to Paging Zones when triggered with the Control
Input, and configured with DAB1 Program Manager.
37. Page OUT – One gold plated mono RCA type jack. Loop thru used to send Paging audio signal to
additional DAB1 Controllers in expanded systems. See Figure 10, Expanded System.
38. Internal/External 12V Keypad Power Switch Fuse – Fuse. 1 Amp, slow blow, 5x20 UL type only.
Provides protection from external faulty keypad/wiring.
39. Internal/External 12V Keypad Power Jack – One, 2.1mm coaxial jack. Pin: +12V, Sleeve: ground.
Used to connect an external power supply to provide additional power to Zones 4-6 when using
Keypads that require more power than standard DAB1 Keypads such as the Sonance Navigator K2.
40. Main AC Fuse – Fuse. 120VAC 8A / 230VAC 4A.
41. AC Input Jack – Standard IEC 3-conductor AC line cord receptacle. (Use only IEC 18/3 or larger if
replacing and match the correct gauge with length of replacement cord).
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Figure 4. DAB1 Keypad Front Panel
OPTIONAL DAB1 KEYPAD FEATURES
DAB1 Keypad Front Panel
42. Mute – Center of Volume UP/DOWN button. Press mutes Zone audio. Press again to un-mute. Press
and Hold will MUTE/UN-MUTE all Zones in ‘Party' Mode as configured in DAB1 Program Manager.
43. Volume UP/DOWN – Adjusts audio level in a specific Zone.
44. OFF – Press Turns Zone OFF. Press and Hold turns OFF all Zones in ‘Party Mode’. The last Zone
OFF will turn the system OFF and remove power from Source components if they are plugged into
the switched outlets.
45. Source Select Buttons (Zone ON) – Configurable buttons allow labeling by source name. Press
selects the selected Source. Press and Hold selects that Source to all Zones in ‘Party’ Mode.
Pressing a Source button in a Zone that is OFF will turn the Zone ON.
46. IR Receiver – IR receiver allows control of Zone, (ON/OFF, Source select, Volume, Mute, Tuner
UP/DOWN, Tuner preset select) sources (play, stop skip, pause etc) and system (all OFF) from a
DAB1 Remote or properly programmed hand-held IR remote. Passes IR commands through to
Common IR Outputs only.
Figure 5. DAB1 Keypad Rear Panel
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DAB1 Keypad Rear Panel
47. Keypad Backlighting Jumper – Two position jumper adjusts Keypad backlighting. Position 1=dim,
position 2=bright, to defeat backlighting, remove jumper. OFF button green and red LEDs will remain
active with backlighting jumper removed. Keypad will function with Backlighting jumper removed.
48. Keypad Terminal – RJ45 jack connects Keypad to DAB1 Controller via CAT5 wire.
49. IR Receiver Jumper – Two position jumper enables/disables IR Receiver on Keypad. It is
recommended that the IR Receiver be turned OFF in rooms with bright lights or sunlight as this may
interfere with the system performance.
Figure 6. DAB1 Remote Control
DAB1 REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES
50. All OFF – Turns all Zones OFF. Will also remove power from any components that are plugged into
the switched outlets on the back of the DAB1 Controller.
51. Zone OFF – Press turns the local Zone OFF. Other active Zones will continue ON until turned OFF.
Press and Hold turns OFF all Zones in ‘Party’ Mode. The last Zone OFF will turn the system OFF and
remove power from Source components if they are plugged into the switched outlets.
52. Mute ON/OFF – Mute ON mutes Zone audio (speaker and line level). Mute OFF un-mutes Zone
audio (speaker and line level).
53. Volume +/- – Adjusts audio level in a specific Zone.
54. Tuner +/- – Scans UP/DOWN AM and FM Bands on Internal Tuner for tuning radio stations.
55. Source 1-4 (Zone ON) – Press selects the Source to be played in that Zone. Press and Hold selects
that Source to all Zones in ‘Party’ Mode. Selecting a Source in a Zone that is OFF will turn that Zone
ON (individual Zone or ‘Party’ Mode).
56. FM/AM - Selects AM or FM Band on DAB1 Tuner
57. Memory Presets 1-12 - Direct selection of up to 12 total stations, AM or FM, as configured in DAB1
Program Manager or from front panel controls.
58. ■, >, I<<, >>I – These four buttons can be programmed in the DAB1 Program Manager for Stop, Play,
Skip Reverse or Skip Forward for each Source. They can be programmed for any other function as
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desired by the user. Macros of IR, DAB and RS232 commands can be associated to these buttons in
Program Manager.
NOTE: Additional DAB1 Handheld Remotes can be purchased separately. Sonance Part number:
92103 DAB1RC.
QUICK START
The DAB1 has certain features and functions pre-programmed at the factory. This default programming
includes: System Power ON/OFF from DAB1 Keypads or DAB1 Remote Control
• Zone Power ON/OFF from DAB1 Keypads or DAB1 Remote Control
• Party Mode Power ON/OFF from DAB1 Keypads or DAB1 Remote Control
• Source Selection from DAB1 Keypads or DAB1 Remote Control
• Party Mode Source Selection from DAB1 Keypads or DAB1 Remote Control
• Volume UP/DOWN from DAB1 Keypads or DAB1 Remote Control
• Mute ON/OFF from DAB1 Keypads or DAB1 Remote Control
• Party Mode Mute ON/OFF from DAB1 Keypads or DAB1 Remote Control
• Source Power ON/OFF for two sources
With the system set up and connected as shown in Figure 7, the DAB1 and its sources can be tested for
proper operation. (It is recommended to always test components prior to installation.) A certain amount of
configuration and programming will be required for every system, but setting the system up and testing
functionality will also provide familiarity with the DAB1 and the source components prior to programming,
and will save time in system design, programming and installation.
Quick Start Setup and Operation of a Basic Six-Zone system
Note: For use with a universal remote or source component supplied remote.
1. Connect all components as shown in Figure 7 including:
a)DAB1 Controller
b)DAB1 Keypads (See Section: Wiring Keypads)
c) Source Components
d)Speakers
e)IR Emitters
f) AM and FM Antennas (if using the internal Tuner.)
2. Manually turn ON the source components.
3. Load discs or tapes to source components as needed and press PLAY on each.
4. Press the TUNER button on the keypad for Zone 1. The DAB1 Controller will turn ON, Zone 1 will
activate and switch to the Internal Tuner Input.
5. Use the Tuner UP/DOWN buttons (#3) on the DAB1 Front Panel to tune an AM or FM station.
6. Press the Volume UP/DOWN buttons. The volume should increase and decrease.
7. Press the middle of the Volume UP/DOWN button and the speakers should mute. Press again to unmute or press Volume UP/DOWN.
8. Press the Source buttons for Sources 2, 3 and 4. The program material should change with each
Source.
9. Press OFF button on Keypad, Zone 1 should turn OFF.
10. Repeat Steps 4-8 to test all Zones to be used in the system.
11. Press and Hold the Tuner button. All Zones should turn ON to Tuner.
12. Press and Hold Source buttons 2, 3 and 4. All Zones should change program material.
13. Press and Hold Mute. All Zones should MUTE, Press and Hold again to UN-MUTE.
14. Press and Hold the OFF button. All Zones should turn OFF.
If there are any functional problems with the system, check all connections. If problem persists, see
section: TROUBLESHOOTING or call Sonance Technical Support at: 1-800-582-7777.
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Figure 7. Typical DAB1 System
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SYSTEM DESIGN
What is system going to be when it grows up? (Plan Ahead)
The DAB Distributed Audio System has features and capabilities that will meet the demands of almost
any application. It can be a simple background music system or it can be integrated as a sub-system in a
complex whole-house automation and control package. Understanding the DAB1’s features and
capabilities and adapting them to clients needs, creates great systems.
When proposing the system to a prospective client, make suggestions to what the system can do. As part
of the process, ‘interview’ the client to get a feel for how the system will be used and base system design
and configuration on what the client wants, in a way that is easy to understand and operate. Understand
the client’s needs and desires. Configure and program to those needs and future possibilities.
In all stages of system design and installation, plan ahead. Know what Sources are going to be used.
Have them in hand when needed, to test system programming and function. With a system that can
literally leave holes in the walls if something hasn’t been properly planned or tested, always setup,
program and test the system as it will be used, before going to the job site to do the installation. This is
even more critical when traveling long distances, perhaps out of state, or even out of the country.
When designing a whole-house system using the DAB1, or any system for that matter, always plan for
system expansion in terms of both size and flexibility. The initial requirement may be for a simple
background music system incorporating four sources in six Zones. However, once the user has ‘lived’
with the system for a while, they may want to add more Zones, incorporate the Telephone Paging System
that was originally proposed but didn’t make sense at the time, or add one of those neat new Sonance
Touch Panel Controls for whole-house control of music, video, lighting and HVAC.
Anticipating system expansion can save the installer and homeowner time, money and aggravation, by
carefully planning what the initial installation is going to be and what the system requirements might be as
upgrades are incorporated.
Head End Considerations
In new construction or in a re-model, always try to work with the homeowner and whomever possible on
the build/design team to get as much space as possible for the DAB1 and source components. An
equipment closet with rear access to the components is ideal, but not always possible. At least get
enough space in a rack or wall unit to properly install all components, leaving plenty of room for wire,
ventilation, possible future expansion and room to work.
Zone Considerations
What is the performance requirement for each Zone? Some Zones may only require a Keypad and
speakers. Some may need an additional IR receiver. One may need a more flexible Keypad and a highpower amplifier. A master-suite may require a multi-channel amplifier to distribute audio to the bedroom,
bathroom and patio. One or more may have local devices that need to be incorporated into the system for
control, audio or video. Offer the right selection of Keypad models and IR receivers, based on usage.
Careful planning can save time, money and possibly reputation. Think the system through, hook the
system up before actually doing the installation to be sure everything works as designed, and that all
parts and pieces are in hand prior to installation.
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INSTALLATION
DAB1 Controller Location and Mounting
The DAB1 Controller should be installed at the main termination of all wire and cable runs. The system
source components (CD, Music Server, DVD, Satellite Receiver, etc) should also be installed at this
location.
The installation may be on shelves in a wall-unit, in a media room or rack-mounted in a 19” standard
equipment rack in a dedicated equipment room. After determining the location, consideration should be
given to having access to the system for loading CDs and DVDs. Additionally, easy access for service
should be a consideration.
Ventilation and Airflow
The DAB1 Controller must be placed in a location that will allow sufficient airflow for ventilation. Leave at
least 2 inches of space above the Controller to allow the unit to ‘breathe’ through the vent holes in the top
of the unit. Blocking the vent holes will inhibit airflow through the unit and can cause damage to the
DAB1. We recommend leaving 2 rack spaces above and 1 rack space below the DAB1 for proper air
flow when rack mounting. Install a Wisper fan if necessary.
Always leave plenty of room for wire and cable. The amount of wire used in this type of installation can fill
the empty space around the Controller and act as an insulator. This can cause an undesirable thermal
condition that could cause the unit to shut down. Leaving extra room for wire and cable is also suggested
for convenience should the system require service.
Shelf Mount
Never remove the feet when mounting the unit on a shelf. Doing so will may cause damage to the DAB1
and other components due to heat being trapped.
Rack Mount
When rack mounting the DAB1 Controller, leave sufficient space between the unit and other components
in the rack to allow proper airflow for ventilation. Leaving a single rack space above and below the unit,
using a rack vent spacer to improve airflow is recommended, but not required.
When rack-mounting the DAB1 Controller, use the included rack-mount adaptors and hardware as shown
in Figure 8 below. Remove and reinstall the four chassis screws already attached to the DAB for
attaching the rack adaptors. The DAB1 chassis has been specially designed to provide support for use of
these adaptors. The adaptors have also been designed to match the Front Panel of the DAB1 for a clean,
professional look.
Figure 8. Installing Rack Mount Adaptors
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Keypad Location and Mounting
DO NOT mount the Keypad in the same electrical box with AC house wiring, light switches, or any other
high voltage device or control. The Keypad can share gang boxes with other controls such as A/B
speaker switches, infrared receivers and Volume Controls, if these other devices are rated as Class 2
devices by the National Electrical Code.
Avoid mounting Keypads in locations that will be exposed to moisture such as near sinks, showers,
bathtubs and if used outdoors, only use in a covered area with an appropriate weather-proof box.
The DAB1 Keypad should typically be located near the entrance to a room, similar in height and location
to a light switch (see warning above). Bright or direct sunlight can interfere with the IR Receiver in the
Keypad, so care should be taken to avoid placing the Keypad near windows or areas that get direct
sunlight.
Keypad with an External IR Receiver
An alternative to avoid interference from sunlight is to use an external IR Receiver in another location in
the room away from the problem area. In this case, the IR receiver on the keypad can be turned off by
removing the IR Receiver jumper on the back of the Keypad.
For the convenience of the user, adding an IR Receiver in the ‘action’ area of the room should be
considered. If the Keypad is by the door, and the door is behind the couch or chair the user will be sitting
on, an IR Receiver on the ‘front’ wall of the room at a TV or speaker location allows the user to point the
remote forward to control the system rather than point the remote behind them.
WIRING
The system wiring infrastructure brings together all considerations of planning, installation and future
expansion. The DAB1 is a versatile system component. A full, proper wiring job will enable it to live up to
its full potential, even if not all used at the time initial installation.
Figure 9. DAB1 Keypad RJ45 Connector Pinout (T56AB Standard)
Keypad
CAT5 – Pull, in home-runs, (direct run from keypad to controller) from every room and location that could
ever be a system control point. Max length: 1000’. See Figure 9 for RJ45 connector pinout.
4 Conductor Stranded – Option when CAT5 is not available. Home-run configuration, 20AWG up to
500’. 18AWG to 1000’. Non-shielded preferred.
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NOTE: When using two DAB Keypads in a Zone, use an RJ45 Y adaptor to connect the two
keypads. When adding an IR receiver or other IR device (K1 or K2 Keypad) use Sonance part
number 92102, RJ45 Y to one RJ45 and one 4 conductor wire terminal.
Speaker Wire
2 Pair Stranded – There are two wiring schemes that should be considered for speaker wire. In most
applications, wire should be pulled in home runs directly from the speaker locations to the DAB1. This
method assumes Volume will be controlled by the DAB1 Keypad or an IR remote in each Zone. Figure 7.
The second scheme would be to run the speaker wire through a low voltage J-box when in-wall Volume
Controls are to be used. This method is appropriate when an external multi-channel amplifier will be used
to increase the number of rooms on a Zone, and Volume will be controlled in each room with an in-wall
Volume Control. Figure 12. 18 AWG up to 50’; 16 AWG up to 100’; 14 AWG up to 250’.
Local IR
2 Conductor Stranded – There are two probable ways that this would need to be done. 1) If the ‘Local’
devices are located at the head end (zone dedicated satellite receivers, cable boxes, etc) no additional
wiring should be required. Emitter wires are ten feet long and should be long enough to reach the source
components. 2) If the ‘Local’ devices are located in the remote Zone, pull home runs of two conductor
non-shielded to each local device location. 20AWG up to 1000’.
Local Source
In some applications, the source will be installed in the local zone rather than at the head end. This would
allow the user to load CDs or DVDs without having to go to the head end and load them there. Special
consideration needs to be given to the wiring depending on how long the wire run is going to be. Use
appropriate patch cables such as Sonance MediaLinQ® Stereo RCA Cords up to about 15’. Beyond that,
if the total length of audio cable is less than fifty feet, use two Sonance MediaLinQ 16/2 Gold cables
terminated with Sonance Fieldress® Solderable RCA connectors. Additionally, use Fieldress RCA to RCA
buckhead connectors and Fieldress Decora Style inserts for a professional finish. For runs longer than
50’, use Sonance LR1 and LS1 balanced line system for runs up to 500 feet.
Antenna
AM – Use included AM Loop Antenna. For the best reception in some areas, use an outdoor or amplified
indoor antenna.
FM – Use included FM Dipole Antenna. For the best reception in some areas, use an outdoor or amplified
indoor antenna.
Paging
Trigger Wire - Two-conductor non-shielded wire run from Paging trigger voltage source to DAB1 Control
Input. 20AWG up to 500’. 18AWG to 1000’.
Page IN – Quality audio cable, such as Sonance MediaLinQ® Stereo RCA Cords up to about 15’.
Beyond that, if the total length of audio cable is less than fifty feet, use Sonance MediaLinQ 16/2 Gold
cable terminated with a Sonance Fieldress® Solderable RCA connector. Additionally, use a Fieldress
RCA to RCA buckhead connector and Fieldress Decora Style insert for a professional finish. For runs
longer than 50’, use Sonance LR1 and LS1 balanced line system for runs up to 500 feet from paging
source to DAB1.
Page OUT – Typically to be used to send paging audio signal to additional DAB1 Controllers in expanded
systems. Standard mono audio RCA cable. No additional wiring required.
RS232 (DB9 NULL Modem Cable/Connector)
RS232, though capable of communicating sophisticated control strings, has limitations in its transmission
range. Typically RS232 links should be limited to about fifty feet total length. The cable for this is a nineconductor cable and a finished cable of appropriate length is recommended for use in this application.
RS232 Port is NULL. RS232 DB9 pinout: Pin 2: Rx (receive), Pin 3: Tx (transmit), Pin 5: GND (ground).
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Net Control Port
CAT5 cable up to 4000’ total length from control device/device to be controlled to DAB1. This port is not
currently active. Check www.sonance.com periodically for updates regarding this feature.
CONNECTING THE DAB1 CONTROLLER
When making any connections to the DAB1 Controller, be sure to turn the main power OFF and unplug
the AC power cord to prevent damage or electrical shock.
Source Component Connections
Source Inputs
When Using the DAB1 Tuner - Set the INT TUNER/EXT ON switch to INT TUNER (default position).
Connect one stereo RCA to RCA cable from the LEFT & RIGHT audio outputs on each source
component to the LEFT & RIGHT Source Inputs on the DAB1 Controller for sources 2-4.
When Using Four External Sources – Switch the INT TUNER/EXT ON switch to EXT ON. Connect one
stereo RCA to RCA cable from the LEFT & RIGHT audio outputs on each source component to the LEFT
& RIGHT Source Inputs on the DAB1 Controller for sources 1-4.
Figure 10. DAB1 Expanded System
Source Output Connections
When Using Multiple DAB1 Controllers – Connect one stereo RCA to RCA cable from the L&R Source
Output on the PRIMARY DAB1 to the corresponding L&R Source Input on the SECONDARY DAB1
(Source 1 Out to Source 1 IN, etc.) Repeat for up to four DAB1 Controllers, (24 Zones). This will feed
audio from the common sources to all Zones in an expanded system.
For Recording – Connect one stereo RCA to RCA cable from the L&R SOURCE OUT on the DAB1 to
the L&R RECORD IN on the recording device to connect the source to be recorded to the recording
device. For selective Source recording, connect a specific ZONE LINE OUT, switched to the FIXED
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position, to the RECORD IN on the recording device. This will allow audio recording of the source
selected in that Zone.
IR Control Connections
Using Common IR Out – Connect one Sonance OptiLinQ™ type emitter to each COMMON IR OUT for
each common external source component, when all Zones have control of all Sources and there is no
duplication of source components (multiple same-brand, same-model CD, DVD players etc). Attach
Emitter to the IR window on each source.
Using Programmed IR Out - Connect one Sonance OptiLinQ type emitter to each PROGRAMMED IR
OUT for each common external source component, when all Zones have control of all Sources and
selective control of multiple same-brand, same-model components, (CD, DVD players etc) is required.
Attach Emitter to the IR window on each source.
NOTE: Use of this feature requires configuration with the DAB1 Program Manager.
Using Local IR Out – Connect one Sonance OptiLinQ type emitter to the appropriate LOCAL IR OUT
jack to limit control of a specific Source to a single Zone. e.g. The Living Room is Zone 1. The CD
Changer is Source 2 and is to be controlled only from the Living Room. Connect the VE1 Emitter to the
Zone 1 Local IR Out. Attach it to the IR window on the CD Changer. The L&R audio output from the CD
Changer is connected to the Source 2 Input on the DAB1. In this configuration, only the Living Room can
control the CD Changer, but all Zones can still select Source 2 and listen to the changer when it is
playing. Each Zone’s Volume and Mute commands remain independent and normal.
IR Link– When using two DAB Controllers in an expanded system, connect the IR LINK jacks on the two
units using a 3.5mm mono mini plug cable. Polarity: tip-signal, sleeve-ground. This will loop common IR
codes between the two controllers. When using three or more DAB1 Controllers, use a mini-plug Y
adaptor on the IR Link jack on the Primary DAB Controller to connect IR Link from the other two
controllers. When using four Controllers, add an additional Y adaptor to one .side of the Y adaptor
plugged into the Primary Controller.
NOTE: IR Link only passes COMMON IR. It will not pass PROGRAMMED IR.
Keypad Connections
IR Data Ports – Connect one CAT5 cable terminated with an RJ45 connector as defined in Figure 9 to
the appropriate ZONE IR DATA IN Port for Keypad and IR control. When using two DAB Keypads in a
Zone, use an RJ45 Y adaptor to connect the two keypads. When adding an IR receiver or other IR device
(K2 Keypad) use Sonance part # 92102 RJ45 Y to RJ45 and 4 conductor wire terminal.
External Keypad Power –
When Using Six DAB1 Keypads or Less - Switch the Zone 4-6 KEYPAD POWER SWITCH to the INT
position. No further action required.
When Using Sonance K1 or K2 Keypads - Switch the Zone 4-6 KEYPAD POWER SWITCH to the EXT
position. Connect a 12VDC 1A power supply to the 12VDC 1.0A IN jack to provide power for Keypad
Terminals Zones 4-6.
Speaker Connections –
1. Strip approximately ¼” of insulation from each conductor and twist the strands until tight.
2. Be sure to maintain proper polarity by connecting the appropriate ‘+’ and ‘-‘ leads from the speakers
to their corresponding ‘+’ and ‘-‘ terminals on the 4 screw plug-in connectors. L+ = W, L- = Gn, R+ =
Rd, R-=Bk. Be sure connections are tight and that there are no frayed ends sticking out that could
cause a short.
3. Connect the Plug-in Speaker Wire Connectors from each Zone to their appropriate Zone SPEAKER
OUT Terminals on the back of the DAB1.
4. Speaker Outs are rated 8 ohm nominal. Low impedance loads will cause the amplifier to go into
protection and shut down.
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Figure 11. High Power Zone
Line Out Connections
When Using a High Power Amplifier in a Zone –
1. Set the Variable/Fixed Output Select Switch to VARIABLE, (OUT Position.)
2. Connect one RCA to RCA type cable from the appropriate L&R Zone LINE OUT Jacks on the DAB1
to the L&R Audio Input Jacks on the Amplifier to be used. This will allow Volume and Mute to be
controlled with a Keypad or a properly programmed IR remote.
NOTE 1: Do not press the variable/fixed select switch while operating. Doing so can produce
high output levels that can damage the DAB1, the external amplifier or the speakers.
NOTE 2: If using the Sonance 2120T amplifier, set the AUTO ON switch to the ON position. Any
audio signal arriving at the left input jack will trigger automatic turn on circuitry. The amplifier will
remain on after audio signal has ceased for approximately 3 minutes and shut off if no signal is
detected. See: Sonamp 2120T Installation Instructions for additional information prior to
installation.
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Figure 12. Sub-Zone Expansion
When Using a Multi-channel Amplifier for Sub-Zone Expansion
Set the Variable/Fixed Output Select Switch to FIXED, (IN Position.)
1. Connect one stereo RCA to RCA type cable from the appropriate L&R Zone LINE OUT Jacks on the
DAB1 to the L&R Audio BUS Input Jacks on the Amplifier to be used. If using a twelve channel
amplifier, this will allow adding six extra speaker pairs to a Zone. In this application, Volume and Mute
for each additional speaker pair will be controlled using in-wall Volume Controls.
2. Connect the Control Out on the DAB1 to the 12V Control Input on the external amplifier (if available)
to automatically power up the external amp when any Zone on the DAB1 is ON. If using the Sonamp
1230, set the TRIGGER MODE Switch to EXTERNAL VOLTAGE.
3. Adjust the audio level to each room. If using the Sonamp 1230:
a)Turn the ‘Volume’ controls on the back of the amp down, almost off.
b)Set the Sub-Zone Volume Controls to maximum volume.
c) With a source playing, adjust the volume controls on the Sonamp1230 for clean undistorted sound
at each speaker pair. Set to maximum level desired for each room.
NOTE: do not press the variable/fixed select switch while operating. Doing so can produce high
output levels that can damage the DAB1, the external amplifier or the speakers.
Control Out Terminal
1. Strip approximately ¼” of insulation from each conductor and twist the strands until tight.
2. Be sure to maintain proper polarity by connecting the appropriate ‘+V’ and ‘GND‘ terminals on the
DAB1 to the appropriate ‘+V’ and ‘GND‘ terminals on the device to be triggered. Be sure connections
are tight and that there are no frayed ends sticking out that could cause a short.
3. Output: 12VDC @ 100mA when any Zone is ON. 0VDC when all Zones are OFF.
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Paging
Control Input Connections
1. Strip approximately ¼” of insulation from each conductor and twist the strands until tight.
2. Be sure to maintain proper polarity by connecting the appropriate ‘+V’ and ‘GND‘ terminals on the
DAB1 to the appropriate ‘+V’ and ‘GND‘ terminals on the Paging triggering device. Be sure
connections are tight and that there are no frayed ends sticking out that could cause a short.
3. When 12VDC is present on this terminal, all Zones set to ‘Allow Paging’ as configured with the DAB1
Program Manager, will switch to audio from the PAGE IN Jack.
a)Page IN – Connect one mono RCA type cable from a line level audio output on a telephone system
or microphone preamp to the PAGE AUDIO IN on the DAB1 Controller.
b)Page OUT – Connect one mono RCA type cable from the PAGE OUT on the PRIMARY DAB1 to
the PAGE IN on the SECONDARY DAB1, when using multiple DAB1s in an expanded system.
Repeat with up to four DAB1 Controllers, (24 Zones). This will feed the Paging Audio signal to all
zones configured for Paging with the DAB1 Program Manager.
Sync Connections – Connect one 3.5mm mono mini cable from the SYNC OUT on the PRIMARY DAB1
to the SYNC IN on the SECONDARY DAB1 when using multiple DAB1 Controllers in an expanded
system. Repeat with up to four DAB1 Controllers, (24 Zones). See Figure 10. Expanded System. In a
system with multiple Controllers, if any Zone configured for ‘Party’ Mode is turned ON with a Press and
Hold, a sync code will be sent to the other DAB1 Controllers to turn ON all Zones configured for ‘Party’
Mode. The Primary Controller will then activate the source components (if connected to the switched AC
outlets), feed Source and Paging audio signal to the Secondary Controllers as well as send IR control
codes to the source components. At that point all Zone and System functions with the exception of
Programmed IR will function the same as a single controller. (Programmed IR cannot be passed through
IR Link when using multiple DAB1’s.)
If a Zone on a secondary DAB is turned ON with a Press, if no other Zones are ON, only the DAB1 that
Zone is in and that Zone will turn ON. Audio and IR will pass through multiple DAB1’s in standby. Power
for the source components should be managed separately or left ON.
Tuner Setup and Configuration
Internal Tuner/External Source 1 Setup and Configuration – See: “CONNECTING THE DAB1
CONTROLLER /Source Component Connections” at the beginning of this section.
Antenna Connections
1. FM 75 OHM – Connect the included FM Dipole Antenna Assembly to the FM 75 OHM F-type
terminal. Spread the ‘arms’ of the dipole and attach as high on the back of a wall unit or in an
equipment cabinet as possible for best reception.
2. AM – Connect the included AM Loop antenna to the two wire spring clip terminal and position for best
reception.
RS232 Control Connections – Connect and secure one DB9 NULL cable to the RS232 port on the
DAB1 and to the appropriate RS232 port on the control device/device to be controlled. RS232 Port is
NULL. RS232 DB9 pinout: Pin 2: Rx (receive), Pin 3: Tx (transmit), Pin 5: GND (ground).
Net Control Port Connections – This port is not currently active. Check www.sonance.com periodically
for updates regarding this feature.
Switched AC Outlet Connections – Connect AC power cords of Source components into these outlets.
DO NOT modify power strips by removing the ground plug to fit these outlets.
AC Power Connection – Connect supplied IEC 3-conductor line cord to provide AC power to the DAB1.
Use only the supplied power cord or appropriate replacement. To prevent possible damage to the system
and prevent electrical shock, do not plug into AC wall receptacle until all connections are made and
verified.
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ZONE CONNECTIONS
Figure 13. Configuring Source Buttons
Figure 14. DAB Keypad Source Icons
Keypad Connections/Setup
Configuring Source Buttons – The Source Select Buttons on the DAB1 Keypads can be configured to
indicate the specific Sources available on the System. Source 1 is shipped with the Tuner icon already in
place.
1. Do not remove any screws from keypad.
2. Hold Keypad face up.
3. Remove keypad bezel as shown in Figure 13. Be careful to not let the rubber button membrane fall
off. Do not touch the circuit board.
4. Lay the Keypad on it’s back
5. If using the DAB1 built-in Tuner, carefully remove the button cap for Source 2. (If using a Source
other than Tuner for Source 1, start with the Source 1 button.)
6. Find the icon for the device connected to Source 2 on the DAB1 Controller. Separate it from the icon
sheet and place it on the rubber Source 2 button.
7. Replace Source 2 button cap.
8. Repeat steps 4- 5 for all Source buttons on all keypads.
9. Snap the Keypad bezel back into place.
10. Test all buttons for free movement. If any of the buttons are tight or hang up, carefully remove, realign
and replace the keypad bezel.
Backlighting Jumper – The Backlighting jumper allows three levels of adjustment. The appropriate
setting will be determined by the light conditions in a given room and user preference. 1=dim, position
2=bright, to defeat backlighting, remove jumper. OFF button green and red LEDs will remain active with
backlighting jumper removed. Using needle-nose pliers, carefully position the jumper to the desired
position. Factory default = Backlight 2 (bright). Keypad will function with Backlighting jumper removed.
NOTE: Unless the jumper is removed, Keypad backlighting is always ON even if the Zone and all
Zones are OFF.
IR Receiver ON/OFF - Two position jumper turns the Keypad IR Receiver ON/OFF. The IR receiver in
the keypad may need to be turned off for keypads that are in the direct path of sunlight or are saturated
with bright light. Factory default: OFF.
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Keypad Connection –
1. Terminate a CAT5 cable with an RJ45 connector as defined in WIRING/Keypads.
2. Connect Keypad to the System using the RJ45 jack on the Keypad.
Mount in appropriate low voltage J-box as described in: INSTALLATION/Keypad Location and
Mounting.
3. Finish with appropriately colored decorator style trim plate, (not included).
Local Source Connections – One application for a local source is to have a CD or DVD player in a local
room giving the user the ability to insert CDs without having to go to the head end of the system to load
discs. Audio for the local source needs to be incorporated into the DAB1 system. The recommended
application utilizes a local switching amplifier such as the Sonance ASAP2. The ASAP2 is an automatic
switching amplifier that can detect the presence of a line level audio signal or a change in current draw
when the CD/DVD player is turned on. The ASAP2 will then automatically switch the speakers in the local
room from the output of the DAB1 Controller to the local CD player. This application can also be used for
switching the DAB1 system speakers to the TV in a local room. If the local source is a DVD player,
Satellite Receiver or Cable box, use the inputs on the TV to switch sources with video signal. Use the
VARIABLE LINE OUT on the TV to feed local source audio to the ASAP2 and the local speakers. This will
allow volume control of the local source using the TV Volume UP/DOWN commands. Local devices
(sources and the TV) can be controlled with a properly programmed IR remote control that also has
commands for controlling the DAB1 system. This type of application adds flexibility to the overall system.
The DAB1 is a four source system. Adding a local CD player gives the user the option of the four wholehouse sources or the local source making five sources available to any Zone with local source switching.
Different Zones may have different local sources for even greater flexibility. Refer to ASAP2 Installation
Instructions for more information.
PROGRAMMING THE DAB1
The Instructions for DAB1 Program Manager are broken down into two sections. The first is a guide to the
features of the program, with functional descriptions of the various menu options, to assist in
understanding the DAB1 Program Manager.
The second section is the programming instructions. This includes step by step programming of a model
system. If you are experienced at programming Sonance K2 Keypads, you may want to go directly to this
section.
Downloading the DAB1 Program Manager From the Internet
1. Using your Web browser, go to the following URL:www.sonance.com
2. When the Web page opens, locate the DAB1 page under Electronics. Follow the directions to
download the DAB1 Program Manager.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
PROGRAM MANAGER PART 1 – FEATURES
DAB1 Program Manager Screen
File
Select and left click to START a NEW SYSTEM.
New –
Open –
Select and left click to OPEN an EXISTING SYSTEM.
Save All Devices – Select and left click to SAVE ALL OPEN DEVICES. A Device is a DAB1 Controller
and six keypads. A System can have more than one Device. e.g. an expanded system with 12 Zones
would have two DAB1s…two ‘Devices’.
Close System – Select and left click to CLOSE currently SELECTED SYSTEM.
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Figure 15. Job Info – Dealer
Figure 16. Job Info – Client
Job Info – Select and left click. Choose tab for:
Dealer Info –Installation company name and job profile. Includes a ‘Notes’ option for record keeping
of system design, changes, firmware upgrades, etc. This information is not transferred to the DAB1. It
is only saved in the Program File.
Client Info – Client profile and job information. Includes key contact information for Client, Builder,
General Contractor, Interior Designer, phone numbers, notes, etc. This information is not transferred
to the DAB1. It is only saved in the Program File.
Device
Add New – Select and left click to ADD a new DAB1 to a SYSTEM.
Import – Select and left click to COPY a DEVICE from a DIFFERENT SYSTEM. Saves programming
time by using existing System files. ‘Imports’ a copy of another System’s program that can then be
renamed, used as is, or modified to a new spec (different CD player etc).
Delete – Select and left click. DELETES the DEVICE selected in the PROGRAMMING WINDOW.
Rename – Select and left click. A text box will open with a prompt to enter a NEW NAME for the
SELECTED DEVICE.
Duplicate – Select and left click to make a COPY of the DEVICE selected in the PROGRAMMING
WINDOW. A text box will open with a prompt to enter a new name for the selected device. This function
is useful for ‘cookie cutter’ jobs where a System design is used over and over. i.e. open the ‘Jones’
System and save as the ‘Smith’ System. It is also useful for expanded systems with multiple DAB1
Controllers with similar programming.
Close – Select and left click to CLOSE the DEVICE selected in the PROGRAMMING WINDOW. This
only closes the DEVICE Zone Keypad/Panel Window, the Device remains available as part of the
SYSTEM open in the SYSTEM WORKSPACE.
Save –
Select and left click to SAVE CHANGES to the DEVICE selected in the PROGRAMMING
WINDOW.
Check Memory Usage – Select and left click to display the amount of memory that buttons,
commands, and macros are using in a single Device’s memory. If memory is exceeded, the ‘Free’ line
will show a negative value and will be flashing red. The other lines will show what programming
features are using the most space. If necessary, modify the program by simplifying macros.
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NOTE: The DAB1’s memory has capacity in excess of what will typically be used. It is highly
unlikely that this capacity will be exceeded. If capacity is exceeded, check Device Program to be
sure commands and macros have not been unnecessarily duplicated.
Figure 17. General Setup
General Setup – Select and left click to configure the following Device functions:
Allow Page Trigger – Select (check mark) or deselect (no check mark) to ENABLE or DISABLE the
12 VOLT CONTROL INPUT on the back of the DAB1 Controller. This option must be selected to in
order to use the Paging feature.
Front Panel IR Receiver Zone Select – Left click on the pull-down arrow to select which ZONE (or
NONE for no zone) the IR RECEIVER on the FRONT PANEL of the DAB1 Controller will control via
IR remote. Factory Default: Zone 1.
Figure 18. Tuner Setup
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Tuner Setup – Select and left click to program a total of 12 AM or FM stations.
Tuner Mode – Select NORTH AMERICA or EUROPE for appropriate bandwidth depending on
location.
Name – Enter the CALL LETTERS (KLWS) or MUSIC GENRE (ROCK) in this block. Maximum letters
per block: 8 depending on the letters. If the preference is to show the station TUNING FREQUENCY,
do not enter anything into this block.
Frequency – Enter a station TUNING FREQUENCY to set the station to be selected with the
corresponding PRESET. A station tuning frequency must be entered to set DAB1 Tuner Presets
when using Program Manager.
Enable Tuner Auto-Mute – Enable to defeat inter-station noise. Factory Default: OFF
NOTE: Tuner Presets can also be programmed using the Front Panel buttons. Set the band
(AM/FM) and the frequency for the station to be programmed. Press and Hold the front panel
preset button to be programmed for 2 seconds.
KHz AM – Left click to make PRESET an AM station.
MHz FM – Left click to make PRESET an FM station.
Figure 19. Zone Setup
Zone Setup – Select and left click to open ZONE SETUP Window. Left click on the tab of the ZONE to
be configured and make adjustments as needed for:
Allow Paging - Select (check mark) or deselect (no check mark) to ENABLE or DISABLE PAGING in
a given ZONE.
NOTE: Be sure to enable ALLOW PAGE TRIGGER in GENERAL SETUP or Paging function will not
activate.
Allow Party Mode - Select (check mark) or deselect (no check mark) to ENABLE or DISABLE
PARTY MODE in a given ZONE. Party Mode links Zones for Status (ON/OFF), Source and Mute.
When a SOURCE is selected with a PRESS AND HOLD, any ZONE enabled for PARTY MODE is
turned ON. Any Zones in Party Mode already ON, will switch to the selected Source. Each Zone will
turn ON to its Default Volume level. Each Zone will retain independent Volume Control.
Default Volume – Move slider to set the TURN ON VOLUME in a given ZONE. The Zone will always
turn on to the same Volume regardless of the level set when the Zone was turned OFF. Zones in
Party Mode will turn on to their respective Default Volume settings.
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Maximum Volume – Move slider to set the MAXIMUM VOLUME in a given ZONE. Set to a level that
eliminates distortion and prevents overdriving speakers to avoid damage.
Page Volume – Move slider to set the PAGING VOLUME in a given ZONE. Set to a level that allows
voice from Paging device to come through to Zone speakers clearly, without distortion or overdriving
speakers.
NOTE: Be sure to check Paging Volume with the actual paging device after System is installed,
to correct settings for too low/high a level, feedback, etc.
Bass – Move slider to set BASS level in a given ZONE.
Treble – Move slider to set TREBLE in a given ZONE.
Balance – Move slider to set BALANCE in a given ZONE.
NOTE: Any changes made to Zone Setup from the Front Panel Menu, are non-volatile should AC
power be lost. These changes can also be uploaded to Program Manager for archiving and
further editing.
Figure 20. Source Setup
Source Setup – Select and left click to open SOURCE SETUP WINDOW. Left click on the tab for
Source 1-4 to set:
Source Name – Places the ICONS on the SOURCE SELECT BUTTONS for the DEVICE selected in
the PROGRAMMING WINDOW.
1. Source 1/Tuner tab defaults to Tuner. If using the internal Tuner, adjust Volume Offset (see Volume
Offset below).
2. If using an external source for Source 1, left click the pull down arrow and select the name of the
component to be used. Adjust Volume Offset (see Volume Offset below). Click OK. The source icon
will change on all Keypads for the Device selected in the Programming Window.
3. Repeat Step 2 for Sources 2-4.
Volume Offset – Move slider to adjust the INPUT LEVEL of SOURCE COMPONENTS. Different
Sources may have different output levels. A newer CD/DVD player may have an output around 2
volts. An old cassette deck or VCR may have an output of 1 volt. When changing sources, if no
adjustment has been made, the CD/DVD player will appear ‘louder’ than the cassette deck or VCR.
This control allows ‘balancing’ the output levels of different Sources.
1. Load program material (CD, DVD cassette or video tape) into all components or set the Tuner to
a strong station. Try to use similar program material, (all rock, all jazz, all classical etc) with
similar characteristics so adjustments reflect the OUTPUT LEVEL of the component not
differences in PROGRAM MATERIAL.
2. Play all sources.
3. Starting with Source 1/Tuner, switch through the Sources to get a feel for the relative audio level
of the Sources.
4. Make adjustments in DAB1 Program Manager as needed to compensate for different levels.
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8.
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10.
Connect the USB programming cable to the PC and DAB1 USB Programming Port.
In the Communications Menu pulldown, select SEND TO DEVICE.
Click the SEND button to transfer program.
Disconnect USB Programming Cable.
Manually switch through the sources to test changes.
Repeat steps 3-8 as needed until all Sources play at approximately the same level.
Edit
Select and left click to correct mistakes. This will remove the last data programmed and
Undo –
restore previous data.
Cut –
Using the SELECT BUTTON Tool
in the lower left corner of the Program Manager
Window, left click the BUTTON with the data to be cut. Select and left click CUT in the EDIT pull down.
The data will be removed from that location and saved on the clipboard to be pasted to another button if
desired.
NOTE: Only the data in the selected level, (Press, Press and Hold, Double Press) will be cut. The
other levels will be unaffected.
Using the SELECT BUTTON Tool in the lower left corner of the Program Manager Window,
Copy –
left click the button with the data to be copied. Select and left click COPY in the EDIT pull down or
RIGHT CLICK and select COPY BUTTON. This will place a copy of data selected on the clipboard to
be pasted to another button if desired.
NOTE: Only the data in the selected level, (Press, Press and Hold, Double Press) will be copied.
The other levels will be unaffected.
Paste –
Using the SELECT BUTTON Tool in the lower left corner of the Program Manager
Window, left click the button where data is to be copied. Select and left click PASTE in EDIT pull down.
Data will be reproduced in new location without deleting original data.
NOTE: Only the data in the selected level, (Press, Press and Hold, Double Press) will be pasted.
The other levels will be unaffected.
Delete – Using the SELECT BUTTON Tool in the lower left corner of the Program Manager Window,
left click the button where data is to be deleted. Select and left click DELETE in EDIT pull down or
RIGHT CLICK and select DELETE MACRO. Data will be removed.
NOTE: Only the data in the selected level, (Press, Press and Hold, Double Press) will be deleted.
The other levels will be unaffected.
Communications – Select and left click to access options to transmit and receive data to and from the
DAB1. If the PC is unable to communicate with the DAB1, the COMMUNICATIONS Error Window will
open. Figure 21. Be sure DAB1 Controller has power. Check Port selection to be sure PC is
communicating through the proper port. Check USB cable connection at PC and DAB1 Controller
Figure 21. Communications Error
Figure 22. Firmware Version Info
Get Firmware Version – New features and functions can be added from time to time to improve
system capability and performance. It may be necessary to upgrade the Firmware to enable new
features or enhance performance.
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1. With the PC connected to the DAB1 Controller with the USB Programming Cable, Select and left click
GET FIRMWARE VERSION to query the DAB1 for Firmware version.
2. FIRMWARE VERSION INFO Window will open. Figure 22.
To find the latest available firmware upgrade, go to the Sonance website: www.sonance.com, locate the
DAB1 under the Electronics section and click on downloads. If the Version # in DOWNLOADS is higher
than the Version # in the DAB1 it may be necessary to upgrade the firmware. (If the System is
performing properly, don’t make unnecessary changes.)
NOTE: A Press and Hold of the SEL Button on the DAB1 Front Panel for 10 seconds will show
Firmware version in the System Status Window on the DAB1 Front Panel. Press ON/OFF button
to return to menu.
Upgrade Firmware
To upgrade firmware:
1. From the DOWNLOAD location above, click the link for DAB1 Firmware; latest Version.
2. When the FILE DOWNLOAD Window opens, select SAVE.
3. SAVE the FIRMWARE FILE to a convenient location, i.e. Desktop or create a NEW FOLDER
named SONANCE.
4. Select and left click COMMUNICATIONS in the Program Manager Menu Bar.
5. Select and left click UPDATE FIRMWARE.
6. The SELECT NEW FIRMWARE IMAGE Window will open.
7. Navigate to the location where the Firmware file was saved.
8. Select and left click the file.
9. DAB Program Manager Warning will open with a warning to: SAVE THE PROGRAM IN THE DAB1
if that program is to be used after firmware upgrade. (See: ‘To Save a Program From a DAB1’
below).
10. Click Cancel to save program or:
11. Click OK. Firmware will be upgraded. (The program in the DAB1 will be erased).
12. To reprogram a DAB1 with an existing Device Program after a Firmware upgrade, proceed to: Send
to Device (Download) below.
NOTE: If Communications Window opens after step 11, unplug USB cable and reconnect. The
Program Manager will automatically send the Firmware update.
Receive From Device (Upload)
To Save a Device Program From a DAB1 as a New SYSTEM:
1. In the FILE pull-down menu, select and left click CLOSE SYSTEM. All open Devices will close.
2. In the FILE pull-down menu, select and left click NEW.
3. Type UNTITLED in the CREATE NEW SYSTEM FILE NAME text block.
4. Left click SAVE. An UNTITLED DEVICE will open.
5. In the COMMUNICATIONS pull-down menu, select and left click RECEIVE FROM DEVICE.
6. The DAB Program Manager will UPLOAD the DEVICE PROGRAM from the DAB1 Controller, place
the Device in the SYSTEM WORKSPACE and open the KEYPAD WINDOW using the uploaded
Device Program’s File Name. (Smith Residence)
7. In the PROGRAMMING WINDOW, select the DEVICE titled UNTITLED.
8. In the DEVICE pull-down menu, select and left click DELETE.
9. The DAB Program Manager will open with a warning that ‘Untitled System’ will be deleted. Are you
sure? Click YES. Untitled System will be deleted, leaving the Device Program from the DAB on
screen.
10. If upgrading Firmware, return to section ‘To Upgrade Firmware’ above and follow the instructions.
11. To ARCHIVE (Save) the uploaded Device Program as a NEW SYSTEM, in the FILE pull-down
menu, select and left click CLOSE SYSTEM. Device will close with the existing Device Program
Name.
a)To RENAME the uploaded Device Program, in the DEVICE pull-down menu, select and left click
RENAME. Type an appropriate file name and click OK.
b)In the FILE pull-down menu, select and left click CLOSE SYSTEM. Device will close.
NOTE: To UPLOAD a DEVICE PROGRAM and add it to an EXISTING SYSTEM, OPEN the
System from FILE>OPEN, and use STEPS 5, 6, 10 (if necessary) and 11 above. Uploading and
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closing a Device Program in an open SYSTEM, will ADD the uploaded Device to the open
SYSTEM.
Send to Device (Download)
To Send a Device Program to a DAB1:
1. In the COMMUNICATIONS pull-down menu, select and left click SEND TO DEVICE.
2. The DEVICES IN THE CURRENT SYSTEM Window will open. If multiple Devices are posted in the
System Workspace Window, they will all be listed in the ‘Devices in the Current System’ Window.
3. Identify the Device to be downloaded.
4. If modifications have been made to a Device Program, STATUS will indicate: NEEDS UPDATING.
Be sure modifications are correct before proceeding.
5. If modifications are correct, click the SEND Button for the Device to be downloaded.
6. If the Download is successful, STATUS will change to UP TO DATE.
7. If other Devices need Downloading, repeat steps 3-6 as needed.
8. When finished with Downloads, click CLOSE in the Devices in the Current System’ Window.
Figure 23. Infrared Library Manager
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Library
This section only defines the features in IR Library - what they are, and how they are used. For
programming information see section: Using the IR Library.
IR Library Manager Features
File
New – Select and left click to CREATE a NEW IR CODE LIBRARY.
Select and left click to OPEN an IR CODE LIBRARY to program a Device. If another
Open –
Library is open, it will close and selected Library will open.
Close – Select and left click to CLOSE the currently SELECTED IR CODE LIBRARY. Library
Manager will remain open.
Save As – Select and left click to SAVE A COPY of the currently SELECTED LIBRARY under a
DIFFERENT NAME.
Print –
Select and left click to PRINT a list of ALL REMOTES in the currently SELECTED
LIBRARY by MANUFACTURER, TYPE and MODEL.
Print Preview – Select and left click to get an ON-SCREEN IMAGE of the currently SELECTED
LIBRARY for review prior to printing.
Print Setup – Select and left click to change printer and paper settings if problems occur in PRINT.
Exit – Select and left click to CLOSE LIBRARY MANAGER.
Remote
New –
Select and left click to ADD a NEW REMOTE to the currently SELECTED IR CODE
LIBRARY.
Duplicate –
Select and left click to create a COPY of a REMOTE with a NEW NAME. This is
useful in creating different remotes for the same component where in some projects, only basic codes
will be needed, (PLAY, STOP etc) where in others, full control is desired, (direct numeric access of
track, disc etc.)
Rename –
Select and left click to CHANGE the NAME of the currently SELECTED REMOTE.
The Manufacturer and Type can also be changed if a remote can be used on more than one brand or
component.
Delete –
Select and left click to REMOVE the currently SELECTED REMOTE from IR Library.
Select and left click. The Import From IR Library Window will open. This allows ADDING
Import –
REMOTES from the Master Library or other Libraries when working with ‘edited’ libraries of select
remotes.
Export –
Select and left click to CREATE a SUBSET of remotes typically used.
Select and left click to connect to the Remote Technologies website
Import From Internet –
Internet Command Library. This is an ONLINE DATABASE of IR REMOTE FILES that have been
created and made publicly available for the DAB1 and other Sonance programmable devices.
Navigate the list to the Manufacturer, Type and Model desired. Left click IMPORT. The file will be
saved to the currently selected IR Code Library.
Export to Internet –
Select and left click to connect to the Remote Technologies website to
upload IR remote files to be posted on the site for use by other users.
Figure 24. Set COM Port
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Options
Set COM Port – Select and left click to open the COMMUNICATIONS SETUP Window. SELECT the
COM PORT to be used to communicate with the DAB1.
NOTE: Learning IR codes can only be done through the DAB1 RS232 port. If the PC being used
only has USB Ports, a SERIAL TO USB CONVERTER such as the IOGEAR GUC232A or Radio
Shack 26-183 must be used. This converter is available at most computer stores.
Compact Library - Similar to a hard drive ‘defrag’ when remotes have been deleted from a Library.
Window
Toolbar – Select and left click to HIDE or UNHIDE the TOOLBAR from the IR LIBRARY MANAGER
Window.
Status Bar – Select and left click to HIDE or UNHIDE the STATUS BAR from the IR LIBRARY
MANAGER Window.
Cascade – Select and left click to LAYER all OPEN DEVICE WINDOWS from the upper left corner of
the PROGRAMMING WINDOW.
Arrange Icons - Arranges icons of all minimized view windows in rows at the bottom of the Program
Manager Programming Window
Help
Help Topics – Select and left click to get helpful tips and instructions for questions regarding IR
Library Manager.
What’s This? –
Select and left click for helpful explanations of IR Library Manager.
About Library Manager - Select and left click for information on IR Library Manager version number,
copyright information and a link to sonance.com.
Edit Tab - Default Tab in Library Manager. IR COMMANDS can be ADDED, MODIFIED and DELETED
in EDIT. See: Figure 23. Infrared Library Manager.
Function – The NAME of the Remote FUNCTION associated with an IR CODE (Play, Stop, and
Volume UP).
Frequency – The CARRIER FREQUENCY of an IR CODE in the Code Library or a learned code.
Most IR codes are modulated at around 38 KHz. The DAB1 can learn, store and output IR commands
from 20 kHz to 120 kHz.
Repeats - The number of times a code repeats itself from a single button press. Repeating
commands can be helpful when commands do not work reliably.
Sustain – When enabled, a ‘sustained’ code will repeat as long as a button is being held down.
Learning IR Codes
Add Functions Box – The functions in this box allow ADDING IR COMMANDS to New Remotes or
Remotes in the IR Library Manager. The pop up will list the most common remote control functions
associated with the selected component. Special functions or functions not found in the pop up can
be added by typing the function name into the text box next to the ADD button.
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Figure 25. New Function Wizard
New Function Wizard – A shortcut for identifying the functions to be learned for a new remote or
added to an existing remote.
Check All – SELECTS ALL remote functions for the selected component to be added to the
FUNCTION LIST when learning or adding IR codes.
Uncheck All – DESELECTS ALL remote functions for the selected component to be added to the
FUNCTION LIST when learning or adding IR codes. Functions can be individually selected or typed
into the text block.
Delete Functions Box
Delete Learned Code – Select and left click to DELETE the IR CODE selected in the Remote
FUNCTION List. The FUNCTION will remain in the list but the IR CODE will be REMOVED. This is
useful if a particular code does not work or has not been learned correctly.
Delete Function – Select and left click to REMOVE a FUNCTION and its IR CODE. This would only
typically be done when customizing remotes and deleting functions that will NEVER be used.
NOTE: Once a code has been deleted it cannot be recalled. Undo does not function in this area.
(This is why IR Library runs on a copy of the Master Library…just in case codes get accidentally
deleted.)
Capture Tab – IR commands are learned in CAPTURE.
Enable Capture - Left click to put Library Manager into LEARN Mode. This function will typically
enable itself, when PC and DAB Controller are properly connected when learning IR codes. See:
Using the IR Library/Capture IR Codes.
NOTE: IR commands can only be learned with Capture Tab selected.
Figure 26. IR Library Waveform View
Waveform View Tab – IR Code waveforms can be viewed in WAVEFORM VIEW. They cannot be
edited in this mode.
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Figure 27. IR Library HEX View
Hex View Tab – Hex Code equivalent values for IR codes can be viewed in HEX VIEW.
HEX Data – Hex code equivalent for selected IR function. Hex code data can be entered into this
window to copy codes from other applications. IR commands can be created from this hex data.
Apply - Press to apply (save) the hex data to a selected function. Library Manager will interpret the
data, create an IR code, and fill in the Frequency, Repeats, and Sustain fields as appropriate. The
new code can also be viewed in Waveform View.
Auto Paste - Check box to automatically paste Hex data copied from other applications or sources.
Copy Hex data from source. Data will be automatically pasted to Hex Data Window. IR Library will
create IR command from data.
Figure 28. Macro Editor
Macro Editor – Macro Editor is the WINDOW in which the individual KEYPAD BUTTONS are
PROGRAMMED. A button program, or macro, can be a default DAB Command, a single IR command
or a complex macro built up of DAB Commands, IR Commands, timing delays, RS232 Commands and
conditional instructions.
To open Macro Editor:
selected in the lower left corner of PROGRAM MANAGER, left
1. With the EDIT MACRO Button
click any button. Macro Editor will open.
To close Macro Editor, do any of the following:
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1. Left click OK to SAVE a macro.
2. Left click CANCEL to CLOSE Macro Editor WITHOUT SAVING or making changes.
3. Left click the X in the upper right corner of Macro Editor to CLOSE Macro Editor WITHOUT
SAVING or making changes.
Figure 29. Macro Editor IR Command & Edit Windows
Command From Library – Select and left click from the COMMAND TYPE pull down. The Remotes in
the IR Library are available for adding IR commands to Macros.
IR Output –Left click the pull down and select a PORT # to direct IR commands to one of the four
PROGRAMMED IR Ports on the back of the DAB1 Controller for IR Routing, when using multiple
same-brand, same-model components.
Select New Remote – Left click to open a Library Window with all remotes available in the selected
IR Library. Multiple Libraries can be created if desired. Double click or drag and drop IR commands
into the Macro List Window.
Figure 29 shows the Macro Editor with the Edit Infrared Window open. The image shows that the
Satellite Receiver is Source 4. The IR commands were set for PORT 2. Double or right click the IR
command to open ‘Edit Infrared…’ The Port # can be changed to the proper IR output. Click OK to
save changes.
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Figure 30. Macro Editor – DAB Command
DAB Command – Select and left click from the COMMAND TYPE pull down to add DAB COMMANDS
to macros. DAB Commands control DAB functions such as: Power ON/OFF, Source Select, Volume,
Mute, Tuner Preset Select etc…The DAB has certain default programming, but these commands can
also be added to macros for whole-house control.
Function – Select and left click to define which DAB command is to be configured. i.e. Volume,
Source Select etc.
Zone – Select and left click to assign the DAB command to a particular zone, ZONE 1-6, a group of
zones (PARTY) or ALL ZONES.
Value – Select and left click to set the DAB command mode i.e. UP, DOWN, FLAT, ON, OFF etc.
Double click or drag and drop the DAB icon to add a DAB Command to the Macro List.
Figure 30 shows the DAB Command for All Zones OFF as used in the Double Press level on the
OFF button in Zone 1.
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Figure 31. Macro Editor Status Test Command TV ON macro
Figure 32. Macro Editor Status Test Command TV OFF macro
DAB Status Test – Select and left click from the COMMAND TYPE pull down to add ‘conditional’
(if/then) commands to macros.
Condition – Select and left click to set conditional trigger.
Figures 31 and 32 are examples of how to use Status Commands, the Control Input on the DAB1
Controller back panel, the Page Trigger in General Setup and a Sonance ASAP2 or VT1 to manage
the power on a TV.
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In Figure 31, when SAT is selected in Zone 5, the DAB1 will ‘look’ at the Control Input to check
Status. If there is no voltage present, the power command for the TV will be sent to the TV through IR
Port 1. The TV will turn ON. When the TV turns ON, the ASAP2 (current sense) or VT1 (video sense)
will output a 12VDC control signal that will indicate a TV ON condition. If the SAT button is pressed
again, the DAB1 knows the TV is ON, does not send the power command, and the TV stays in sync
with the system.
In Figure 32, when the OFF button is pressed in Zone 5, the DAB1 will again ‘look’ at the Control
Input to check Status. The DAB1 ‘sees’ the 12V control signal, knows the TV is ON and sends the TV
power command to the TV through IR Port 1. The TV turns OFF.
To manage the power on a TV when discrete codes are not available:
1. DISABLE (no check) the ‘Allow Page Trigger…’ in GENERAL SETUP. This will change the Control
Input’s function from being a Paging Trigger to a Voltage Trigger for Status commands.
2. Program the following macro to a SOURCE button:
a)IF PAGE TRIGGER IS SET THEN... This will cause the DAB to ‘look’ at the Control Input.
b)Port 1/Brand/TV/model/power (Be sure to enter this command BELOW the ELSE command
‘bracket’.
3. Program the following macro to the OFF button:
a)IF PAGE TRIGGER IS SET THEN... This will cause the DAB to ‘look’ at the Control Input.
b)Port 1/Brand/TV/model/power (Be sure to enter this command ABOVE the ELSE command
‘bracket’.
4. Connect the power cord for the TV to the sensed outlet on the ASAP (current sense) or: connect
the composite video out of the TV to the video in on the VT1 (video sense). When either of these
conditions is sensed, the ASAP2 or VT1 will send a 12V control voltage to the DAB1. The DAB1 will
‘manage’ the TV power as described above.
NOTE: The explanation of the connections for the ASAP2 and VT1 have been simplified. Please
refer to the specific Installation Manuals for these products for additional information prior to
installation.
Figure 33. Macro Editor RS232 Command & Edit Windows
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RS232 Command - Select and left click from the COMMAND TYPE pull down to add RS232
commands to macros.
Baud Rate – Select and left click the appropriate value from the pull down to set the RS232 baud rate
for the device being communicated with.
Format – Select and left click the appropriate value from the pull down for the Serial line of the device
being communicated with.
8N1 = eight data bits, no parity, one stop bit.
7O1 = seven data bits, odd parity, one stop bit
7M1 = 7 data bits, mark parity, one stop bit
7S1 = 7 data bits, space parity, one stop bit
String - Type the ASCII text string or HEX code for the RS232 command to be used in a macro.
(HEX MODE Button DESELECTED = ASCII text, HEX MODE Button SELECTED = HEX code.
Figure 33 shows Macro Editor with the EDIT RS232 Window open. This allows changes to be made
to the individual RS232 commands, say the baud rate was improperly set. The Edit RS232 window
has the HEX button selected showing the HEX equivalent for the selected command, should it be
needed for programming another part of the system. Double or right click the RS232 command, to
open the Edit RS232 Command Window.
NOTE: If a macro that has a RS232 command it will bypass the auto-update feature and make
the DAB a one directional control.
Figure 34. Macro Editor Time Delay
Time Delay - Select and left click from the COMMAND TYPE pull down to add TIME DELAYS between
steps in macros.
Delay Time – Use the UP/DOWN arrows or type a value to set a time delay from .1 second to 240
seconds.
Double click or drag and drop the DAB icon to add a time delay to the Macro List.
Figure 34 shows a one second delay between IR commands in a macro for a Satellite channel. Some
components can ‘see’ and ‘process’ commands faster than others. Adding delays can sometimes help
keep codes from ‘running together’. Double or right click a Time Delay step, to open the Edit Time Delay
Window. Another good use of Time Delays is when using CD or DVD Changers. These types of devices
can take a few seconds to rotate into position and load a selected disc. Incorporating a Time Delay after a
disc select command can help keep system performance in sync when being controlled with macros.
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Figure 35. Macro Editor Repeat Command
Repeat Steps - Select and left click from the COMMAND TYPE pull down to add REPEAT STEPS
before a command that needs to be repeated in a macro.
Until Button is Released – Select (black dot) to cause a command to repeat continuously while a
button is being pressed. Double left click or drag the command to be repeated into the Macro List.
Drag the command into the Repeat ‘bracket’. Release mouse button. The command will attach to the
Repeat bracket.
NOTE: A Repeat Until Button Is Released command in the Press level will defeat Press and Hold
for that button.
Repeat X# Times - Use the UP/DOWN arrows or type a value to repeat a command from 1 to 60
times. Some power off commands for projectors need to repeat twice. Double left click or drag the
command to be repeated into the Macro List. Drag the command into the Repeat ‘bracket’. Release
mouse button. The command will attach to the Repeat bracket.
Double click or drag and drop the DAB icon to add a repeat command to the Macro List.
Figure 35 shows the Repeat Steps Command being used to repeat a Channel UP command for a
Satellite Receiver, as long as the button is held down, to scan channels on a Satellite Receiver.
Double or right click the Repeat command, to open the Edit Repeat Command Window.
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Figure 36. Macro Editor IR Toggle Command
Toggle IR Code – Select and left click from the COMMAND TYPE pull down to program a TOGGLE
IR CODE. Toggle IR Codes alternate their function every other time they are issued/received. Double
left click or drag the Toggle command into the Macro List. Drag the command into the Toggle
‘bracket’. Release mouse button. The command will attach to the Toggle bracket.
Using the IR Library
The DAB1 Program Manager comes with an extensive IR Code Library consisting of thousands of IR
commands for most brands and components that would likely be used in a whole house audio system.
On occasion, there may be a particular component or command that is not in the library. IR commands
can be added in two ways. One is to learn the command and add it to the IR Library Manager. The other
is to import codes from the RTI Internet Command Library.
NOTE: The MASTER IR LIBRARY cannot be opened directly. To use the MASTER IR LIBRARY
commands in PROGRAM MANGER, a NEW LIBRARY must be created. (This preserves a clean copy of
the Master IR Library in case codes get deleted or improperly edited.)
To create a NEW LIBRARY:
1. With DAB Program Manager Running, Select LIBRARY in the PROGRAM MANAGER menu bar.
2. Select and left click IR LIBRARY MANAGER from the pull down. The Infrared Library Manger
Window will open.
3. Select and left click FILE in the IR LIBRARY menu bar.
4. Select and left click NEW in the FILE pull down. The CREATE IR LIBRARY Window will open. The
COMMAND LIBRARIES Folder should be open in the SAVE IN window.
5. Enter a meaningful name, (Master Copy, IR Command Library, etc) in the FILE NAME text block.
6. Click SAVE. The Create IR Library Window will close and the new Folder will appear in the window
on the left side of Library Manager.
7. Select and left click REMOTE in the Infrared Library Manager Menu bar.
8. Select and left click IMPORT from the Remote pull down. The IMPORT FROM IR LIBRARY Window
will open.
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9. Select and left click MASTER. IR Library Manager will automatically copy all contents of MASTER to
the new folder. When complete, the IMPORT SUCESSFUL Window will open. This is a list of all the
remotes copied to the new folder. Scroll through the list for reference and click OK when finished. The
Import Successful Window will close.
At this point, all Brand/Component/Remote Folders will be open. To clean up:
10. Select and left click FILE in the IR Library Manager menu.
11. Select and left click CLOSE from the File pull down. The Library will close.
12. Select and left click OPEN from the File pull down. The OPEN Window will open. Select and left click
the file name for the library to be opened. The library will open, listed by brand.
To open component folders by brand:
13. Left click on the + icon next to the brand name. A sub-directory of components (CD, DVD etc) will
open.
14. Left click the + icon next to the type of component to be controlled. A sub-directory of remotes will
open.
15. Left Click the specific remote to be used. The IR Commands for that remote will appear in the main IR
Library Window on the EDIT tab.
Editing IR Commands
Typically, the commands in the IR Library will work without editing.
To Edit an Existing Command:
Function
1. Left click on the FUNCTION name. The name will be HIGHLIGHTED.
a)Type in the name and/or add the symbol desired. The new name will be applied any time that
command appears in a list or is programmed to a macro.
b)Left click any other field (grid space) to SAVE.
Frequency
1. Left click in the FREQUENCY field for the function frequency to be changed. The frequency will be
HIGHLIGHTED.
a) Type in the new frequency. The new frequency will be applied with any use of that command in a
macro. Typically there should be no need to change a command’s frequency. A component may
not respond to a command at the wrong frequency.
b)Left click any other field to SAVE.
Repeats
1. Left click in the REPEATS field for the function repeats to be changed. The repeat number will be
HIGHLIGHTED.
a)Type in the new value. The new value will be applied with any use of that command in a macro.
Typically there should be no need to change the number of repeats. A component may not respond
to a command at the wrong value.
b)Left click any other field to SAVE.
Sustain
1. Left click in the SUSTAIN Box for the function sustain to be changed.
a)Check this box to control whether or not the IR code should be repeat if the button is held down.
b)The new value will be applied with any use of that command in a macro. Typically there should be
no need to change the number of repeats. A component may not respond to a command at the
wrong value.
c) Left click any other field to SAVE.
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LEARNING IR CODES
Figure 37. Create New Remote
Add New Remote
In the unlikely event that a particular brand or component is not in the default IR Library, a NEW
REMOTE can be ADDED to the LIBRARY.
1. With DAB Program Manager running and IR Library open, select and left click REMOTE in the IR
LIBRARY menu bar.
2. Select and left click NEW in the REMOTE pull down. The CREATE NEW REMOTE Window will
open.
3. Type the name of the brand to be added in the MANUFACTURER text block or:
a)Scroll through the pull down list and left click on the Manufacturer to be added. The Manufacturer
name will appear in the text block.
4. Type the name of the type of component (CD, DVD etc) to be added in the TYPE text block or:
b)Scroll through the pull down list and left click on the type of component to be added. The
component name will appear in the text block.
5. Press the keyboard TAB or left click in the MODEL text block and type in the model # of the
Component to be added to the library.
6. Click OK. The Create New Remote Window will close. The new Manufacturer/Type/Model will be
added to the Remote List on the left side of Library Manager.
7. Navigate the Remote List.
8. Select and left click the Manufacturer/Type/Model to be programmed. A list of default functions for the
type of component selected in step 4 will appear in the Command List. If additional functions are
required, proceed to step 2 in ADD FUNCTIONS below. If all functions needed are listed proceed to
CAPTURE IR CODES below.
Add Functions
To add new functions to a remote:
1. With DAB Program Manager running and IR LIBRARY open, navigate the REMOTE LIST and select
the remote for the component for the brand to be used.
2. If a command is missing from a remote:
a) Type in the name of the function in the ADD FUNCTIONS text block, or:
b)Use the pull down to locate the command to be added and left click that command. The command
will appear in the text block.
c) Left click ADD. The command will appear in the Function List in the Main IR Library Window.
d)Repeat step 2a-c for all commands to be added to the remote. OR:
1. Left click the NEW FUNCTION WIZARD Button. The NEW REMOTE WIZARD Window will open.
a)Scroll through the list to review which commands are selected by default to be added. If OK, left
click OK. All selected commands will be added to the Function List.
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To select specific commands from the New Remote Wizard:
1. Left click the NEW FUNCTION WIZARD Button. The NEW REMOTE WIZARD Window will open.
2. Left click the UNCHECK ALL Button. All functions will be deselected.
3. Scroll through the Functions and left click in the boxes of the commands to be added to the Function
List.
4. Left click OK. The New Function Wizard Window will close. The selected functions will be added to
the Function List.
5. Review Function List to be sure all desired commands have been added.
Delete Functions
To remove commands from the Function List:
1. In the Function List, left click the FUNCTION to be DELETED. It will be HIGHLIGHTED.
2. Left click the DELETE FUNCTION Button. The function will be removed from the Function List.
NOTE: Once a function has been deleted from the Function List, it cannot be recalled. Undo does not
function in this area. The function would have to be added and re-learned to be returned to the Function
List.
Delete Learned Code
To remove the code for a function in the Command List: (This will erase the code but leave the function in
the list. This is useful if a new code is not learned correctly or if a code in the library doesn’t work.)
1. In the Function List, left click the FUNCTION of the CODE to be DELETED. It will be HIGHLIGHTED.
2. Left click the DELETE LEARNED CODE Button. The code for that function will be removed from the
Function List. The code will need to be relearned or reloaded from the Master Library.
Capture IR Codes
Capturing IR codes requires that the DAB1 Controller and the PC be connected via a Serial connection
from the RS232 PORT on the back of the DAB1 to a Serial Port on the PC. For a PC that does not have
Serial Ports, but does have USB Ports, a USB to Serial converter such as the IOGEAR GUC232A or
Radio Shack 26-183 can be used. This connection MUST be to the RS232 Port on the DAB1 Controller to
capture IR codes. IR Codes cannot be captured via USB.
NOTE: The DAB1 can learn IR commands with a carrier between 20 kHz and 120 kHz.
NOTE: The RS232 Port on the DAB1 Controller is NULL. It may be necessary to use a Null
Modem Adaptor with the USB: Serial Converter.
To capture IR Commands to a REMOTE in IR LIBRARY MANAGER:
1. Connect PC to DAB1 Controller via the RS232 Port on DAB Rear Panel. DAB must have AC power,
but does not need to be turned ON.
2. With DAB Program Manager running and IR LIBRARY open, navigate the REMOTE LIST, select and
left click the REMOTE for which the CODES are to be CAPTURED. The FUNCTIONS for the remote
will appear in the FUNCTION LIST Window.
a)Add functions as needed and described in Section: ADD FUNCTIONS above or:
b)If the Manufacturer, Type and Model of Remote to be used are not in Library Manager, add a new
Remote as described in Section: ADD REMOTE above.
3. PRESS AND HOLD the SEL Button on the DAB1 Controller Front Panel until the Status Window
reads: SYSTEM MENU (approximately 10 seconds).
a)PRESS SEL again. The Display should read: IR CAP: ALIGN MODE.
b)Point the REMOTE to be LEARNED at the IR RECEIVER on the DAB Front Panel.
c) Press any button on the Remote.
d)The Front Panel Status Window should read: FREQ: 38.0KHZ SIG. This indicates the DAB is
‘reading’ the remote and is ready to send data to IR LIBRARY Manager. (The frequency may vary
given the modulation frequency of the remote.)
e)Release the Remote button, SIG will drop from the display.
f) Press the ZONE FUNCTION VALUE DOWN Button once. (Down button directly above the SEL
Button.)The Front Panel Status Window should read:
IR CAP: LEARN MODE READY.
4. With the IR Library Manager EDIT TAB selected, select and left click the FUNCTION for the IR CODE
to be captured. It should be HIGHLIGHTED in light gray.
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a)Select and left click the CAPTURE TAB. The selected FUNCTION should remain Highlighted.
b) The ENABLE CAPTURE Button should appear selected and a message: “Press and HOLD the
‘XXXX’ button on the source remote” at the bottom of the CAPTURE Tab will indicate IR Library
Manager is ready to Capture the IR code.
c) PRESS and HOLD the button on the remote until the Status display reads: CAPTURED.
d)The IR code modulation frequency, number of repeats and sustain status will appear in the
Function List. A RED DOT next to the Function name indicates there is an IR code in the data base
for that function.
e)Library Manager will automatically advance to the next function code to be learned, for that remote,
if any. Repeat step 4c as needed.
f) If any other codes need to be learned to existing or new remotes, repeat steps 4a-e as needed.
5. Close Library Manager when all codes have been learned. All IR codes will be saved and should be
available for programming in Macro Editor.
PROGRAM MANAGER PART 2 - PROGRAMMING
Programming the DAB1 Controller
With DAB Program Manager properly installed:
1. Launch DAB Program Manager from the Start Menu.
2. Select and left click FILE in the Menu bar.
3. Select and left click NEW from the pull down window.
4. The CREATE NEW SYSTEM FILE Window will open. Enter a name for the SYSTEM to be
programmed in the File Name text block.
5. Click SAVE. An untitled DEVICE (DAB1) Window will open and appear in the SYSTEM
WORKSPACE Window.
6. Select and left click DEVICE in the Menu bar.
7. Select and left click RENAME from the pull down menu.
8. The RENAME DEVICE WINDOW will open. Enter the same file name used in step 4 if Programming
a SYSTEM with one DEVICE.
9. If Programming an EXPANDED SYSTEM with multiple Devices, Entering a Device name such as:
CONTROLLER 1 Zones 1-6 and Controller 2 Zones 7-12 will help identify which Device is being
programmed at a given time. See Figure 38.
10. Click OK.
Job Info
1. From the FILE pull down, select and left click JOB INFO. The Job Info Window will open.
a)Select the DEALER INFORMATION Tab. Fill in all information relating to the specific job.
b)Select the CLIENT INFORMATION Tab. Fill in all information relating to the specific job.
c) Click OK.
General Setup
1. From the DEVICE pull down, select and left click GENERAL SETUP. The General Setup Window will
open.
a)Select Zone 1-6 or <none> in the FRONT PANEL IR RECEIVER CONTROLS pull down to select
IR control of a specific Zone, from the DAB Front Panel IR Receiver, if desired.
b)Select the box for ALLOW PAGE TRIGGER if whole-house Paging is to be used.
c) Click OK.
Tuner Setup
1. From the DEVICE pull down, select and left click TUNER SETUP. The Tuner Setup Window will
open.
a)Select NORTH AMERICA or EUROPE depending on location.
b)In the PRESET 1 Box, enter the CALL LETTERS (KLWS) or music GENRE (JAZZ, ROCK, CLASS)
in NAME text block if the preference is to show the call letters or genre in the System Status/Tuner
Window. If the preference is to show the station TUNING FREQUENCY, do not enter anything into
this block. Maximum letters per block: 8 depending on the letters.
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c) In the PRESET 1 Box, enter a station tuning frequency in the FREQUENCY text box to set the
station to be selected with the corresponding preset. A station tuning frequency must be entered to
set DAB1 Tuner Presets.
d)In the PRESET 1 Box, left click kHz AM to make the preset an AM station.
e)In the PRESET 1 Box, left click MHz FM to make the preset an FM station.
f) Repeat steps b-e as required for Tuner Presets 2-12.
g)Click OK.
NOTE: Tuner Setup Parameters are non-volatile. If the DAB1 Controller loses power, Tuner
Setup configuration will remain intact.
Zone Setup
1. From the DEVICE pull down, select and left click ZONE SETUP. The Zone Setup Window will open.
a)Select Tab for ZONE 1.
b)Select (check mark) or deselect (no check mark) the ALLOW PAGING box to ENABLE or DISABLE
Paging. Factory Default: Enabled.
c) Select (check mark) or deselect (no check mark) the ALLOW PARTY MODE box to ENABLE or
DISABLE Party Mode. Factory Default: Enabled.
d)Set the DEFAULT VOLUME. Move slider to set the ‘Turn on’ Volume in a given Zone. The Zone will
always turn on to the same volume regardless of the level set when the Zone was turned OFF.
Zones in Party Mode will turn on to their respective Default Volume settings. Factory Default: 20.
e)Set the MAXIMUM VOLUME. Move slider to set the Maximum Volume in a given Zone. Set to a
level that eliminates distortion and prevents overdriving speakers to avoid damage. Factory Default:
60.
f) Set the PAGE VOLUME. Move slider to set the Paging Volume in a given Zone. Set to a level that
allows voice from Paging device to come through to Zone speakers clearly, without distortion,
feedback or overdriving speakers. Factory Default: 20.
NOTE: Be sure to check Paging Volume with the actual Paging device after system is installed, to
correct settings for too low/high a level, feedback, etc.
g)Set BASS Level. Move slider to set Bass level in a given Zone. Factory Default: 0 (flat).
h)Set TREBLE Level. Move slider to set Treble level in a given Zone. Factory Default: 0 (flat).
i) Set BALANCE. Move slider to set Balance in a given Zone. Factory Default: Center.
j) Repeat steps b-i as required for zones 2-6.
k) Click OK.
NOTE: Zone Setup Parameters are non-volatile. If the DAB1 Controller loses power, Zone Setup
configuration will remain intact.
Source Setup
1. From the DEVICE pull down, select and left click SOURCE SETUP. The Source Setup Window will
open.
a)Set SOURCE NAME. Source 1/Tuner tab defaults to Tuner. If using the Internal Tuner, adjust
Volume Offset (see Volume Offset below).
b)If using an external source for Source 1, and for sources 2-4, left click the pull down arrow and
select the name of the component to be used. Adjust Volume Offset (see Volume Offset below).
The source icon will appear on all Keypads for the Device selected in the main PROGRAMMING
WINDOW.
NOTE 1: Be sure INT TUNER/EXT IN switch on DAB Controller Back Panel, is in proper position
for Source 1.
c) Repeat Step b for Sources 2-4.
NOTE 2: If using more than one DAB1 in a system, it is necessary to individually program the
Source Icons for each Device (DAB1) unless all Zones will be identical, in which case, use
DUPLICATE from the DEVICE pull down to create multiple, identical Devices for an expanded
system.
d)Set VOLUME OFFSET. Move slider to adjust the input level of the source components. Different
sources may have different output levels. A newer CD/DVD player may have an output around 4
volts. An old cassette deck or VCR may have an output of 1.5-2 volts. When changing sources, if
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no adjustment has been made, the CD/DVD player will appear louder than the cassette deck or
VCR. This control allows ‘balancing’ the output levels of different sources.
e)Load program material (CD, DVD cassette or video tape) into all components or set the Tuner to a
strong station. Try to use similar program material, (all rock, all jazz, all classical etc) with similar
characteristics so adjustments reflect the OUTPUT LEVEL of the component not differences in
PROGRAM MATERIAL.
f) Play all sources.
g)Starting with Source 1/Tuner, switch through the sources to get a feel for the relative audio level of
the sources.
h)Make adjustments in DAB1 Program Manager as needed to compensate for different levels.
i) Connect the USB PROGRAMMING CABLE to the PC and DAB1 USB Programming ports.
j) In the COMMUNICATIONS Menu pull down, select SEND TO DEVICE.
k) Left click the SEND button to transfer the program.
l) Disconnect the USB Programming Cable.
m) Manually switch through the Sources to test changes.
n)Repeat steps 3-8 as needed until all Sources play at approximately the same level.
o)Click OK.
NOTE: Source Setup Parameters are non-volatile. If the DAB1 Controller loses power, Source
Setup configuration will remain intact.
Figure 38. Program Manager. 4 Device, 24 Zone System
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Programming the DAB1 Keypads and IR Commands
For the purpose of this manual, programming will involve a 4 source, 6 zone system using the Internal
Tuner, two identical, same brand, same model CD Changers and a Satellite Receiver for sources. There
are THREE LEVELS of Keypad PROGRAMMING that correspond to three types of Keypad BUTTON
PRESSES. They are: PRESS; PRESS AND HOLD and DOUBLE PRESS. Programming Instructions for
each button will be broken down into these three levels, with suggestions for function programming. Every
job is different. These instructions are purely suggestions for system design and are intended as a guide
to assist in understanding the DAB Program Manager and how to get the most out of a DAB1 wholehouse system.
NOTE 1: There is no specific POWER ON button or command. A SOURCE SELECT button will
select a source input and turn an inactive Zone ON when pressed.
NOTE 2: Any time a macro is programmed to a button in the PRESS Level, it is necessary to
include the DAB COMMAND for that button’s default function. e.g. when programming a macro
for a CD source select button that will select Source 2 in Zone 1, delay 2 seconds and include a
PLAY command to be routed to Programmed IR Port 2, the macro would be:
DAB [Zone 1] Select Source 2
Pause for 2 Seconds
Port 2/Brand/CD Player/Model #/Play
See Figure 52.
NOTE 3: It is necessary to include the PORT # and use the PROGRAMMED IR jacks when using
multiple same-brand same-model components such as two identical CD Changers.
NOTE 4: The DAB1 Controller is programmed to default to PARTY MODE for ON/OFF, Source
and Mute on PRESS AND HOLD. The DAB is also programmed to default to Next Tuner Preset
on Double Press. The following Instructions offer options for programming Press and Hold and
Double Press. For more information on Party Mode Default on Press and Hold see section:
PARTY MODE.
NOTE 5: A REPEAT UNTIL BUTTON IS RELEASED Command in PRESS will defeat Press and
Hold for that button.
In the SYSTEM WORKSPACE WINDOW, left click the DEVICE to be opened. The Device Keypad
Window will open. The Keypad Source Buttons should display their source icons (TUNER, CD, DVD, SAT
etc). If they do not, return to section: SOURCE SETUP, steps 1b-c.
Volume UP/Down
In a typical system these buttons will not require programming. They are programmed at the factory for
Zone Volume.
Mute
Press
Default
No Programming required. A single press will MUTE/UN-MUTE the local Zone.
Press and Hold
Default
No programming required. A Press and Hold will MUTE/UN-MUTE all Zones in PARTY Mode.
Double Press
Default
None.
Source Programming
Source 1 (Tuner)
Source 1 is shipped from the factory to select the internal TUNER. If using the Internal Tuner:
Press
Default:
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No Programming required. The Tuner button will turn a Zone ON if inactive, and select Tuner at the last
station selected.
Option:
This macro will have the Tuner button turn a Zone ON if inactive, select Tuner and switch to a default
favorite station.
NOTE: With this option, if the TUNER is currently selected in an ACTIVE ZONE, the station will
CHANGE to the FAVORITE when any Zone with this macro selects Tuner.
1. Select PRESS in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the TUNER button in Zone 1. If the MACRO EDITOR Window opens with the DAB
Command: [THIS ZONE] SELECT SOURCE 1, proceed to STEP 3. To program: SELECT SOURCE
1 IN ZONE 1:
a)Select DAB COMMAND from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select SOURCE from the FUNCTION pull down.
c) Select ZONE 1 from the ZONE pull down.
d)Select SOURCE 1 from the VALUE pull down.
e)DOUBLE CLICK or DRAG the DAB ICON to the MACRO LIST Window to add the step to the
macro list.
3. To select a default favorite station:
a)Select DAB COMMAND form the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select TUNER CONTROL from the FUNCTION pull down.
c) Select PRESET # from the VALUE pull down for the default favorite station.
d)DOUBLE CLICK or DRAG the DAB ICON to the MACRO LIST window to add the step to the macro
list.
e)Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the Tuner button in Zone 1 in the
Press level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that Zone, on that level.
NOTE: A REPEAT UNTIL BUTTON IS RELEASED Command in PRESS will defeat PRESS AND
HOLD for that button.
Press and Hold Default:
No programming required. A Press and Hold of the TUNER button will switch all Zones in PARTY MODE
to TUNER.
Option:
To scan Tuner frequencies from the Keypad using the Press and Hold function:
1. Select PRESS AND HOLD in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the TUNER button in Zone 1. The MACRO EDITOR Window will open. To scan frequencies:
a)Right click the [PARTY MODE] SELECT SOURCE 1 Command. Select and left click DELETE
STEP.
b)Select DAB COMMAND from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
c) Select TUNER CONTROL from the FUNCTION pull down.
d)Select TUNER STEP UP from the VALUE pull down.
e)DOUBLE CLICK or DRAG the DAB ICON to the MACRO LIST Window to add the step to the
macro list.
f) Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the Tuner button in Zone 1 in the
Press and Hold level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on
that level.
Double Press
Default:
Next Tuner Preset. No Programming required. A Double Press of the Tuner button will select the next
programmed Tuner Preset.
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Source 2 (CD 1)
Pressing the CD 1 Button will turn a Zone ON if inactive and select Source 2 (CD 1). By taking
advantage of the DAB1’s programming flexibility, a macro can be assigned to the PRESS Level to select
CD 1 and automatically PLAY the CD if the CD player has stopped. A DELAY of 2 seconds will be placed
between the SELECT SOURCE and PLAY commands to allow the CD player to turn ON and stabilize if
CD 1 is selected on initial power up. This scheme can also be used to control a DVD player, VCR, PVR,
etc.
To select and control one of two identical CD Changers:
Press
Default:
No Programming required. The CD 1 button will turn a zone ON if inactive, and switch to CD 1 program if
CD 1 is playing.
Option:
To automatically PLAY CD 1 when selecting Source 2:
1. Select PRESS in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the CD1 button in Zone 1 If the MACRO EDITOR Window opens with the DAB Command:
[THIS ZONE] SELECT SOURCE 2, proceed to STEP 3. To program: SELECT SOURCE 2 IN ZONE
1:
a)Select DAB COMMAND from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select SOURCE from the FUNCTION pull down.
c) Select ZONE 1 from the ZONE pull down.
d)Select SOURCE 2 from the VALUE pull down.
e)DOUBLE CLICK or DRAG the DAB ICON to the MACRO LIST window to add the step to the macro
list.
3. To program a DELAY:
a)Select TIME DELAY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Set the DELAY TIME to 2 seconds using the arrow buttons or entering a ‘2’ in the Delay Time Text
Block.
c) DOUBLE CLICK or DRAG the DAB ICON to the MACRO LIST window to add the step to the macro
list.
4. To add the CD PLAY Command:
a)Select COMMAND FROM LIBRARY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select PORT 2 with the IR OUTPUT pull down. (This will direct the IR commands for CD 1 to the
emitter plugged into PROGRAMMED IR PORT 2 and provide selective control of CD1).
c) Press the SELECT NEW REMOTE Button. The SELECT REMOTE FROM LIBRARY Window will
open. Scroll through the list and select the REMOTE for the COMPONENT to be controlled. The
Select Remote From Library Window will close and the remote selected will be featured in the
Macro Editor. Manufacturers typically use the same IR codes for all of the models they produce. Try
a different remote of the same brand and component type if the specific remote for the component
to be controlled is not in the list. If a brand or component or specific command is not available, see
section: LEARNING IR CODES.
d)Scroll through the list of commands and double click PLAY. The Play command will be added to the
macro list.
f) Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the CD 1 button in Zone 1 in the
Press level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on that level.
NOTE: A REPEAT UNTIL BUTTON IS RELEASED Command in PRESS will defeat PRESS AND
HOLD for that button.
Press and Hold
The commands programmed to the PRESS AND HOLD and DOUBLE PRESS levels will vary by job,
component used, (single CD Player, CD Changer etc) and client preference. When using a single player it
may be preferable to place track skip forward on Press and Hold with Pause or Stop on Double Press.
With a CD Changer a usable design might be track skip forward on Press and Hold with Next Disc on
Double Press. For the purpose of this manual, two CD Changers with track skip and next disc will be
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programmed. To help the client, it is recommended that a DAB1 Remote or full featured programmable IR
remote be included with the system for each Zone.
Default:
No programming required. A Press and Hold of the CD 1 button will switch all Zones in PARTY MODE to
CD 1.
Option:
To program the CD Track Skip Forward Command:
1. Select PRESS AND HOLD in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the CD 1 button in Zone 1. The MACRO EDITOR Window will open. To program the track
skip command:
a)Right click the [PARTY MODE] SELECT SOURCE 2 Command. Select and left click DELETE
STEP.
b)Select COMMAND FROM LIBRARY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
c) Select PORT 2 with the IR OUTPUT pull down. (This will direct the IR commands for CD 1 to the
emitter plugged into PROGRAMMED IR PORT 2 and provide selective control of CD 1).
d)If the desired remote is open in Macro Editor, proceed to step ‘e’ below. If necessary, press the
SELECT NEW REMOTE Button. The SELECT REMOTE FROM LIBRARY Window will open. Scroll
through the list and select the remote for the component to be controlled. The Select Remote From
Library Window will close and the remote selected will be featured in the Macro Editor.
Manufacturers typically use the same IR codes for all of the models they produce. Try a different
remote of the same brand and component type if the specific remote for the component to be
controlled is not in the list. If a brand or component or specific command is not available, see
section: LEARNING IR CODES.
e)Scroll through the list of commands and double click SKIP>>I. The Skip Fwd command will be
added to the macro list.
f) Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the CD1 button in Zone 1 in the
Press and Hold level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on
that level.
Double Press
Default:
None.
Option:
To program the CD Next Disc Command:
1. Select DOUBLE PRESS in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the CD1 button in Zone 1. The Macro Editor Window will open.
a)Select COMMAND FROM LIBRARY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select PORT 2 with the IR OUTPUT pull down. (This will direct the IR commands for CD1 to the
emitter plugged into PROGRAMMED IR PORT 2 and provide selective control of CD1).
c) If the desired remote is open in Macro Editor, proceed to step ‘d’ below. If necessary, press the
SELECT NEW REMOTE Button. The SELECT REMOTE FROM LIBRARY Window will open. Scroll
through the list and select the remote for the component to be controlled. The Select Remote From
Library Window will close and the remote selected will be featured in the Macro Editor.
Manufacturers typically use the same IR codes for all of the models they produce. Try a different
remote of the same brand and component type if the specific remote for the component to be
controlled is not in the list. If a brand or component or specific command is not available, see
section: LEARNING IR CODES.
d)Scroll through the list of commands and double click DISC SKIP +. The Disc Skip command will be
added to the macro list.
e)Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the CD1 button in Zone 1 in the
Press and Hold level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on
that level.
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Source 3 (CD 2)
Programming for CD 2 is identical to CD 1 except for CD 2, the IR Commands must be routed to
PROGRAMMED IR PORT 3. (This will direct the IR commands for CD 2 to the emitter plugged into
Programmed IR Port 3 and provide selective control of CD2).
Press
Default:
No Programming required. The CD 2 button will turn a zone ON if inactive, and switch to CD 2 program if
CD 2 is playing.
Option:
To automatically PLAY CD 2 when selecting Source 3:
1. Select PRESS in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the CD 2 button in Zone 1 If the MACRO EDITOR Window opens with the DAB Command:
[THIS ZONE] SELECT SOURCE 3, proceed to STEP 3. To program: SELECT SOURCE 3 IN ZONE
1:
a)Select DAB COMMAND from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select SOURCE from the FUNCTION pull down.
c) Select ZONE 1 from the ZONE pull down.
d)Select SOURCE 3 from the VALUE pull down.
e)DOUBLE CLICK or DRAG the DAB ICON to the MACRO LIST Window to add the step to the
macro list.
3. To program a DELAY:
a)Select TIME DELAY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Set the DELAY TIME to 2 seconds using the arrow buttons or entering a ‘2’ in the Delay Time Text
Block.
c) DOUBLE CLICK or DRAG the DAB ICON to the MACRO LIST Window to add the step to the
macro list.
4. To add the CD PLAY Command:
a)Select COMMAND FROM LIBRARY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select PORT 3 with the IR OUTPUT pull down. (This will direct the IR commands for CD 2 to the
emitter plugged into PROGRAMMED IR PORT 3 and provide selective control of CD 2).
c) If the desired remote is open in Macro Editor, proceed to step ‘d’ below. If necessary, press the
SELECT NEW REMOTE Button. The SELECT REMOTE FROM LIBRARY Window will open. Scroll
through the list and select the remote for the component to be controlled. The Select Remote From
Library Window will close and the remote selected will be featured in the Macro Editor.
Manufacturers typically use the same IR codes for all of the models they produce. Try a different
remote of the same brand and component type if the specific remote for the component to be
controlled is not in the list. If a brand or component or specific command is not available, see
section: LEARNING IR CODES.
d)Scroll through the list of commands and double click PLAY. The Play command will be added to the
macro list.
e)Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the CD 2 button in Zone 1 in the
Press level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on that level.
NOTE: A REPEAT UNTIL BUTTON IS RELEASED Command in PRESS will defeat PRESS AND
HOLD for that button.
Press and Hold
The commands programmed to the PRESS AND HOLD and DOUBLE PRESS levels will vary by job,
component used, (single CD Player, CD Changer etc) and client preference. When using a single player it
may be preferable to place track skip forward on Press and Hold with Pause or Stop on Double Press.
With a CD Changer a usable design might be track skip forward on Press and Hold with Next Disc on
Double Press. For the purpose of this manual, two CD Changers with track skip and next disc will be
programmed. To help the client, it is recommended that a DAB1 Remote or full featured programmable IR
remote be included with the system for each Zone.
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Default:
No programming required. A Press and Hold of the CD 2 button will switch all Zones in PARTY MODE to
CD 2.
Option:
To program the CD Track Skip Forward Command:
1. Select PRESS AND HOLD in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the CD 2 button in Zone 1. The MACRO EDITOR Window will open. To program the track
skip command:
a)Right click the [PARTY MODE] SELECT SOURCE 3 Command. Select and left click DELETE
STEP.
b)Select COMMAND FROM LIBRARY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
c) Select PORT 3 with the IR OUTPUT pull down. (This will direct the IR commands for CD 2 to the
emitter plugged into PROGRAMMED IR PORT 3 and provide selective control of CD1).
d)If the desired remote is open in Macro Editor, proceed to step ‘e’ below. If necessary, press the
SELECT NEW REMOTE Button. The SELECT REMOTE FROM LIBRARY Window will open. Scroll
through the list and select the remote for the component to be controlled. The Select Remote From
Library Window will close and the remote selected will be featured in the Macro Editor.
Manufacturers typically use the same IR codes for all of the models they produce. Try a different
remote of the same brand and component type if the specific remote for the component to be
controlled is not in the list. If a brand or component or specific command is not available, see
section: LEARNING IR CODES.
e)Scroll through the list of commands and double click SKIP>>I. The Skip forward command will be
added to the macro list.
f) Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the CD 2 button in Zone 1 in the
Press and Hold level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on
that level.
Double Press
Default:
None.
Option:
To program the CD Next Disc Command:
1. Select DOUBLE PRESS in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the CD 2 button in Zone 1. The MACRO EDITOR Window will open. To program the CD
Next Disc Command:
a)Select COMMAND FROM LIBRARY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select PORT 3 with the IR OUTPUT pull down. (This will direct the IR commands for CD 2 to the
emitter plugged into PROGRAMMED IR PORT 3 and provide selective control of CD 2).
c) If the desired remote is open in Macro Editor, proceed to step ‘d’ below. If necessary, press the
SELECT NEW REMOTE Button. The SELECT REMOTE FROM LIBRARY Window will open. Scroll
through the list and select the remote for the component to be controlled. The Select Remote From
Library Window will close and the remote selected will be featured in the Macro Editor.
Manufacturers typically use the same IR codes for all of the models they produce. Try a different
remote of the same brand and component type if the specific remote for the component to be
controlled is not in the list. If a brand or component or specific command is not available, see
section: LEARNING IR CODES.
d)Scroll through the list of commands and double click DISC SKIP +. The Disc Skip command will be
added to the macro list.
e)Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the CD 2 button in Zone 1 in the
Press and Hold level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on
that level.
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Source 4 (Satellite)
The programming Satellite is similar to the programming for Tuner. With the Internal Tuner, DAB
Commands can be used to select Tuner presets and scan frequencies. The IR commands will be routed
to Programmed IR PORT 4. This scheme can also be used for controlling a cable box.
Press
Default:
No Programming required. The SAT button will turn a Zone ON if inactive, and select Satellite at the last
station selected.
Option:
This macro will have the SAT button turn a zone ON if inactive, select Satellite and switch to a default
favorite station.
NOTE: With this option, if the SATELLITE is currently selected in an ACTIVE ZONE, the station will
CHANGE to the FAVORITE when any Zone with this macro selects Satellite.
1. Select PRESS in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the SAT button in Zone 1. If the MACRO EDITOR Window opens with the DAB Command:
[THIS ZONE] SELECT SOURCE 4, proceed to STEP 3. To program: SELECT SOURCE 4 IN ZONE
1:
a)Select DAB COMMAND from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select SOURCE from the FUNCTION pull down.
c) Select ZONE 1 from the ZONE pull down.
d)Select SOURCE 4 from the VALUE pull down.
e)DOUBLE CLICK or DRAG the DAB ICON to the MACRO LIST window to add the step to the macro
list.
3. To program a default favorite station:
a)Select COMMAND FROM LIBRARY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select PORT 4 with the IR OUTPUT pull down
c) Press the SELECT NEW REMOTE Button. The SELECT REMOTE FROM LIBRARY Window will
open. Scroll through the list and select the remote for the component to be controlled. The Select
Remote From Library Window will close and the remote selected will be featured in the Macro
Editor. Manufacturers typically use the same IR codes for all of the models they produce. Try a
different remote of the same brand and component type if the specific remote for the component to
be controlled is not in the list. If a brand or component or specific command is not available, see
section: LEARNING IR CODES.
d)Scroll through the list of commands and double click the numbers for the station to be programmed
as ‘favorite’ e.g.: ‘2’ ‘0’ ‘5’ for the Contemporary Rock Station. Each numeric command will be
individually added to the macro list.
e)In some cases it may be necessary to add an enter or select command to select a station.
NOTE: It may be necessary to add a time delay between the numeric commands if the Satellite
Receiver does not consistently tune a station.
f) Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the Tuner button in Zone 1 in the
Press level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on that level.
NOTE: A REPEAT UNTIL BUTTON IS RELEASED Command in PRESS will defeat PRESS AND
HOLD for that button.
Press and Hold
Default:
No programming required. A Press and Hold of the Satellite button will switch all Zones in PARTY MODE
to Satellite.
Option:
To scan frequencies on the Satellite Receiver using the Press and Hold function:
1. Select PRESS AND HOLD in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the SAT button in Zone 1. The MACRO EDITOR Window will open. To scan frequencies:
a)Right click the [PARTY MODE] SELECT SOURCE 4 Command. Select and left click DELETE
STEP.
b)Select COMMAND FROM LIBRARY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
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c) Select Port 4 from the IR OUTPUT pull down.
d)If the desired remote is open in Macro Editor, proceed to step ‘e’ below. If necessary, press the
SELECT NEW REMOTE Button. The SELECT REMOTE FROM LIBRARY Window will open. Scroll
through the list and select the remote for the component to be controlled. The Select Remote From
Library Window will close and the remote selected will be featured in the Macro Editor.
Manufacturers typically use the same IR codes for all of the models they produce. Try a different
remote of the same brand and component type if the specific remote for the component to be
controlled is not in the list. If a brand or component or specific command is not available, see
section: LEARNING IR CODES.
e)Scroll through the list of commands and double click the CHANNEL+ command. The Channel+
command will be added to the macro list.
NOTE: It may be necessary to ‘Edit’ the Channel + command. Normally a Channel + command
will move one station at a time when pressed and released and scroll when held. To enable
scrolling, double click on the Channel + command in the Macro List. The EDIT INFRARED
COMMAND Window will open. Check the REPEAT WHILE BUTTON IS PRESSED Box to enable
scrolling.
f) Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the Tuner button in Zone 1 in the
Press and Hold level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on
that level.
Double Press
Default:
None.
Off
The three levels of control (Press, Press and Hold and Double Press) provide flexibility in control option.
For the purpose of this manual, programming the OFF button will be for a system where:
• Each Zone can be turned OFF individually.
• Three Zones in a common area will be in ‘PARTY MODE’ and can be turned OFF as a group.
• All Zones can be turned OFF.
Press
To turn an individual zone OFF:
Default:
No Programming required. The DAB Keypads are programmed at the factory to default to individual
ZONE OFF.
Press and Hold
To turn OFF the Zones in PARTY MODE:
Default:
No Programming required. The DAB Keypads are programmed at the factory to default to turn OFF all
Zones in PARTY MODE.
Double Press
Default:
None.
Option
To turn OFF ALL ZONES:
1. Select DOUBLE PRESS in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Left click the OFF button in Zone 1. The MACRO EDITOR Window will open.
a)Select DAB COMMAND from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select POWER OFF from the FUNCTION pull down.
g)Select ALL ZONES from the ZONE pull down.
h)DOUBLE CLICK or DRAG the DAB ICON to the MACRO LIST window to add the step to the macro
list.
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i) Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the Tuner button in Zone 1 in the
Press and Hold level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on
that level.
Stop, Play, Skip Rev, Skip Fwd
These buttons are found on the handheld remote included with the DAB1 but are not found on the DAB1
optional Keypads. They are VIRTUAL BUTTONS that respond to IR commands generated by the DAB1
REMOTE CONTROL. These four ‘buttons’ can be programmed in all three levels, Press, Press and Hold
and Double Press. When these virtual buttons are programmed, the DAB1 Controller will ‘see’ an IR
Command and output the macro that has been associated to that IR command. These macros can
include any of the command types programmable in the Macro Editor. These buttons will typically be
used to control the source components.
NOTE 1: In order to control a SOURCE COMPONENT with the DAB1 REMOTE, the IR
command for the source function MUST be associated to the DAB1 Remote IR command in
Program Manager. The DAB Remote cannot be programmed to output the IR command for the
source function directly.
NOTE 2: An IR command sent from the DAB1 Remote in any Zone will trigger a function or
macro programmed to a corresponding DAB Keypad button. e.g.: with a macro of: [Zone
1/Source 2, Delay 2 seconds, Play CD] programmed to the CD 1 button, in the PRESS level in
ZONE 1, if the SOURCE 2 command is sent from the DAB Remote in Zone 1, the DAB Controller
will output that macro. The same is true of Press and Hold and Double Press. In other words, the
DAB Remote buttons have the same functions as the Keypad buttons.
NOTE 3: These four virtual transport buttons are universal to the system and cannot be
programmed to have specific functions by source and by Zone. Check www.sonance.com for
updates regarding this feature.
To program the virtual Stop, Play, Skip Rev, Skip Fwd buttons for CD 1 in Zone 1:
Press
To program STOP:
1. Select PRESS in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Select the STOP Button (■) in Zone 1. Macro Editor will open.
a)Select COMMAND FROM LIBRARY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select PORT 2 with the IR OUTPUT pull down. (This will direct the IR commands for CD 1 to the
emitter plugged into PROGRAMMED IR PORT 2 and provide selective control of CD 1).
c) If the desired remote is open in Macro Editor, proceed to step ‘d’ below. If necessary, press the
SELECT NEW REMOTE Button. The SELECT REMOTE FROM LIBRARY Window will open. Scroll
through the list and select the remote for the component to be controlled. The Select Remote From
Library Window will close and the remote selected will be featured in the Macro Editor.
Manufacturers typically use the same IR codes for all of the models they produce. Try a different
remote of the same brand and component type if the specific remote for the component to be
controlled is not in the list. If a brand or component or specific command is not available, see
section: LEARNING IR CODES.
d)Scroll through the list of commands and double click STOP. The STOP command will be added to
the macro list.
e)Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the STOP button in Zone 1 in the
Press level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on that level.
f) Repeat steps 2a-e for the Play, Track Skip Rev and Track Skip Fwd Buttons.
Press and Hold
To program DISC SKIP to the I<< and >>I buttons:
1. Select PRESS AND HOLD in the ACTIONS Window.
2. Select the Skip Rev Button (I<<) in Zone 1.
a)Select COMMAND FROM LIBRARY from the COMMAND TYPE pull down.
b)Select PORT 2 with the IR OUTPUT pull down. (This will direct the IR commands for CD1 to the
emitter plugged into PROGRAMMED IR PORT 2 and provide selective control of CD1).
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c) If the desired remote is open in Macro Editor, proceed to step ‘d’ below. If necessary, press the
SELECT NEW REMOTE Button. The SELECT REMOTE FROM LIBRARY Window will open. Scroll
through the list and select the remote for the component to be controlled. The Select Remote From
Library Window will close and the remote selected will be featured in the Macro Editor.
Manufacturers typically use the same IR codes for all of the models they produce. Try a different
remote of the same brand and component type if the specific remote for the component to be
controlled is not in the list. If a brand or component or specific command is not available, see
section: LEARNING IR CODES.
d)Scroll through the list of commands and double click Disc Skip -. The Disc Skip Rev. command will
be added to the macro list.
e)Click OK. The Macro Editor will close and an ‘M’ will appear on the STOP button in Zone 1 in the
Press level, to indicate that there is a macro programmed on that button, in that zone, on that level.
f) Repeat steps 2a-e for Disc Skip Fwd Button on the >>I button.
Double Press
None.
Panel (Numeric Buttons 1-12)
The Panel buttons are typically used to store the 12 TUNER PRESET COMMANDS in the PRESS Level.
These Presets can be selected with:
• Keypad commands
• DAB1 Front Panel button presses
• IR commands from the DAB1 Remote or other IR remote control
• RS232 commands
These buttons can also be programmed with macros for other control functions. Different commands can
be programmed in the Press, Press and Hold and Double Press levels, but the Press and Hold and
Double Press commands can only be triggered from the DAB1 Front Panel buttons.
Press
Default
To select an Internal Tuner Preset:
No programming needed. The DAB is programmed at the factory to store and select Tuner presets as
configured in TUNER SETUP.
NOTE 1: If a station frequency has not been programmed in TUNER SETUP, the DAB will not select a
preset. i.e. if preset 4 is set to 94.7 FM, the DAB will select that preset with a button press on the Front
Panel or when the DAB1 ‘sees’ the IR command for Memory Preset 4 from the DAB1 Remote. If Preset 5
has no station frequency associated, the DAB will not select that preset. For more information see: Tuner
Setup.
NOTE 2: A STATION FREQUENCY and a DAB COMMAND must be programmed in Tuner Setup and
Macro Editor respectively, to be able to select Presets.
Press and Hold
Default
No programming required. Default command is a DAB Front Panel command. A press and Hold of a
Tuner Preset button on the DAB Front Panel, will store the currently select Tuner frequency and band. A
previously stored frequency will be replaced. Changes made manually will appear in Program Manager in
Tuner Setup if a ‘Receive From Device’ is performed.
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RS232 Control
The RS232 Port on the back panel of the DAB1 Controller allows the DAB to send or receive ASCII text
commands. In some applications it may be desirable to control a particular source component using
RS232 rather than IR. In another application, the DAB might be used as a sub-system in a whole-house
automation system. With RS232 communication, turning on the alarm system could shut down the DAB
system when leaving the house. The press of a button with an advanced lighting system could set a
particular lighting scene and send a command to the DAB to turn that zone on, select a particular source
and start the music.
Programming macros with RS232 commands is done with the Macro Editor using a similar process to
programming IR and DAB commands. The only difference is, the IR Library and DAB commands are
already embedded in the Program Manager. To control another component or system (CD changer,
lighting system, etc) the RS232 command strings need to be entered into the Macro Editor. Refer to the
product manual of the component/system to be controlled to get the specific text commands for that
component/system. Manufacturers will typically post this information on their web sites as another
resource.
When controlling the DAB from another component/system the programming will be to the control system.
The DAB is programmed at the factory to respond to specific ASCII text commands. The protocol for
these commands is detailed below. Refer to the control device programming instructions for details on
how to program RS232 commands when controlling an external device
The RS232 protocol has limitations in terms of wire length and can typically only be used to control one
component/system. The DAB1 Controller should not be more than 50 feet in wire length from the
component/system to be interfaced with. With one RS232 port, the DAB can either control or be
controlled by a specific component or system.
NOTE: In normal use, the DAB1 will automatically send RS232 System Status Updates (Zone
ON/OFF, Source etc) when controlled by a Keypad or IR Remote. If the DAB1 is being controlled
by a PC or control device such as a touch panel controller with a graphic display, these updates
will be output by the DAB and can be monitored without any additional programming. However, if
the DAB1 is sending RS232 commands to control a particular component or system, the DAB1
will not output the Updates.
DAB Serial Protocol
Baud Rate
Parity
Data Bits
Stop Bits
Flow Control
19200
None
8
1
None
Control Commands
Each DAB command begins with a : (colon) character, and ends with a carriage return. The following
commands are implemented:
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Command
Zone Power
All Zones
Off
Source
Select
Tuner
Memory
Syntax
Parameters
:Zxy<cr>
x=Zone 1-6
:Zy<cr>
:Sxy<cr>
y=State
x=Zone 1-6
y=Source 1-4
:Ryy<cr>
yy=Memory 1-12
Band Select
:Ny<cr>
Volume
:Vxyy<cr>
:Vx++<cr>
y=State
x=Zone 1-6 yy=Vol 0
to 60
Volume
Step
Page
Volume
Page
Volume
Step
Mute
Balance
Balance
Bump Step
Bass
Bass Bump
Step
Treble
Treble
Bump Step
or
:Vx--<cr>
:Gxyy<cr>
:Gx++<cr>
or
:Gx--<cr>
:Mxy<cr>
:Bxyyy<cr>
:Bx++<cr>
or
:Bx--<cr>
:Lxyy<cr>
:Lx--<cr>
or
:Lx++<cr>
:Hxyy<cr>
:Hx--<cr>
or
:Hx++<cr>
State
y=State 1=On, 0=Off
++ = increase
-- = decrease
x=Zone 1-6 yy=Vol 0
to 60
++ = increase
-- = decrease
x=Zone 1-6
y=State
x=Zone 1-6
yyy=Bal -10 through
+10
++ = increase
-- = decrease
x=Zone 1-6
yyy=Bass -8 through
+8
++ = increase
-- = decrease
x=Zone 1-6
yy=Treble -8 through
+8
++ = increase
-- = decrease
1=On, 0=Off
Adjustable
Memory
Preset #
1=FM,
0=AM
Adjustable
Comments
Discrete Zone
Setting
Global Setting
Only
Discrete Zone
Setting
Global Setting
Only
Global Setting
Only
Discrete Zone
Setting
Adjustable
Discrete Zone
Setting
Discrete Zone
Setting
Adjustable
1=Mute On
0=Mute Off
Discrete Zone
Setting
Discrete Zone
Setting
Adjustable
Center=0
Discrete Zone
Setting
Adjustable
Discrete Zone
Setting
Adjustable
Flat=0
Discrete Zone
Setting
Adjustable
Discrete Zone
Setting
Adjustable
Flat=0
Discrete Zone
Setting
Adjustable
Discrete Zone
Setting
Adjustable
After each command is received, the DAB will respond with +OK if the command is recognized and
executed, or +ERR if the command is invalid. Note that even valid commands (such as volume controls,
etc) will return +ERR if the DAB is not able to process them (e.g. it is turned off).
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Status Query
The status queries follow the same format as the commands, except that the setting field is replaced with
a ? (question mark) character. The response consists of a + (plus sign) followed by the parameter being
checked, the zone (if applicable), and the current setting.
Command
Syntax
Parameters Response
Zone Power
Any Zones
On
:Zx?<cr>
x=Zone 1-6
+Zxy
:Z?<cr>
none
+Zy
Source
Tuner
Memory
Tuner Band
:Sx?<cr>
x=Zone 1-6
+Sxy
:R?<cr>
:N?<cr>
none
none
+Ry
+Ny
Volume
:Vx?<cr>
x=Zone 1-6
+Vxy
Page Volume :Gx?<cr>
x=Zone 1-6
+Gxy
Mute
:Mx?<cr>
x=Zone 1-6
+Mxy
Balance
:Bx?<cr>
x=Zone 1-6
+Bxy
Bass
:Lx?<cr>
x=Zone 1-6
+Lxy
Treble
:Hx?<cr>
x=Zone 1-6
+Hxy
Response Parameters
x=Zone 1-6
y=1 if On, 0 if Off
y=1 if any zone On,
0 if all zones Off
x=Zone 1-6
y=Current Source (1 – 4)
y=Current Preset (1 – 12), or 0
if not on a preset
y= 1 for FM, 0 for AM
x=Zone 1-6
y=Current Volume (0 to 60)
x=Zone 1-6
y=Current Page Volume (0 to
60)
x=Zone 1-6
y=1 if Mute On or 0 if Mute
Off
x=Zone 1-6
y=Current Balance (-10 to +10)
x=Zone 1-6
y=Current Bass (-8 to +8)
x=Zone 1-6
y=Current Treble (-8 to +8)
The DAB will respond with +ERR if the status query is invalid.
Asynchronous status notifications
The DAB will also send unsolicited response messages in the format described above whenever the
relevant parameter changes.
Examples of RS232 Commands for Controlling the DAB1:
Example 1
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Homeowner wants to walk into a room, press a button to turn on a lighting scene, turn on the music
system in that zone, select the DAB Internal Tuner and switch to a particular Tuner Preset. The lighting or
whole house system would be programmed to send commands to the DAB.
NOTE: The DAB could also be programmed to control the lighting system if desired.
To select a Tuner Preset (Preset 3), select the internal Tuner (Source 1) and particular Zone (Zone 2):
:R3<cr>
:S21<cr>
:Z21<cr>
Example 2
Homeowner wants to turn the alarm system off, automatically turn on certain zones, select the DAB
internal Tuner and switch to a particular Tuner Preset. The alarm system would be programmed to send
commands to the DAB when deactivated.
To turn on certain zones (Zones 2, 3, 5) select the internal Tuner (Source 1) and select a Tuner Preset
(Preset 4):
:R4<cr>
:S21<cr>
:Z21<cr>
:S31<cr>
:Z31<cr>
:S51<cr>
:Z51<cr>
The logic of this order of commands would select the preset first (which only need be done once), select
the source and finally turn the Zones on. This way, the source is set before the Zones are turned on. Of
course all Zones will turn on to their respective Default Volumes as set in Zone Setup.
Example 3
Homeowner wants to be sure the whole house audio system is off when the alarm is set. Alarm system is
programmed to send a command to the DAB.
To turn the entire system OFF:
:Z0<cr>
Examples of RS232 Commands sent from the DAB1 to control external devices:
Example 1
Homeowner wants to turn on a TV or projector when selecting a video source. By using RS232
commands, a specific ON command can be issued so that if the TV/Projector is already on, it will ignore
the command and stay in sync with the system. An additional command could be issued to switch to the
appropriate input. An IR command could then be issued to switch a satellite channel or play a DVD
player. The macro would be programmed in the Macro Editor and commands would be sent to the DAB,
the TV/projector and the Satellite Receiver.
Program the following macro to select a source (Source 4) in Zone 6, turn on a TV or Projector and switch
to input 1 (via RS232) and then select a ‘favorite’ satellite channel ‘205’ and ‘enter’ (via IR):
DAB [Zone 6] Source 4
Serial Port {9600 8N1} ON
Serial Port {9600 8N1} INPUT 1
Port 4/DSS/2
Port 4/DSS/0
Port 4/DSS/5
Port 4/DSS/enter
A bit of trial and error may be necessary to get proper results. Some delays may need to be added
between commands to get proper performance.
Net Control Port
This port is not currently active. Check www.sonance.com for updates regarding this feature.
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Copy and Paste Buttons
Buttons
Once a Zone has been programmed, and tested, the next step is to program the other Zones. The Copy
and Paste Buttons feature saves time from having to program every command and Time Delay on each
button, if all Zones are to be programmed the same. To Copy and Paste Buttons:
1. With either the Select Button or Edit Macro Button selected, RIGHT CLICK on the Button to be
COPIED.
2. Select and left click COPY BUTTON from the pop-up menu.
3. Position the cursor over the button to be programmed.
4. Right click, select and left click PASTE MACRO. If copying to more than one button, (all CD 1
buttons) it may be easier to paste to all CD 1 buttons before copy/pasting the next button (CD 2).
5. Repeat steps 2-4 for all buttons in each of the Press, Press and Hold and Double Press levels.
6. Download Device Program. See: Downloading a Device below.
7. Test all functions. Make changes as needed.
NOTE: Check www.sonance.com for updates regarding this feature.
Programming an Expanded System
For convenience and flexibility, SYSTEMS with multiple DAB Controllers (DEVICES) are OPENED,
CLOSED and SAVED as systems with the ability to individually program each device. For the purpose of
this manual, a system with 4 Devices (up to 24 zones) will be used. If all Zones are going to have
identical functions, the easiest way to program the system is to create a NEW SYSTEM, program the
PRIMARY DEVICE, and then DUPLICATE that Device. All programming (source icons, macros, zone
setup) will be copied to the additional devices. Some incidental programming will be necessary like
resetting the Volume Offsets to ‘0’ and programming the individual Zone Setups.
To keep track of the individual Devices, they can be individually named. Something like: Controller 1
Zones 1-6, Controller 2 Zones 7-12, is good in that those names will appear in the title bar of the Device
Windows and in the System Workspace Window. This will help keep track of the individual Devices and
their associated Zones. Use whatever names make it easy to keep track of multiple devices.
To DUPLICATE a DEVICE:
1. Select and left click the DEVICE to be duplicated from the SYSTEM WORKSPACE Window. The
Keypad Window will open in the Programming Window.
2. If multiple Devices are open, select the DEVICE to be DUPLICATED in the PROGRAMMING
WINDOW.
3. Select and left click DEVICE in the Program Manager Menu bar.
4. Select and left click DUPLICATE from the Device pull down. The DUPLICATE DEVICE Window will
open.
5. Type a meaningful name in the text block.
6. Click OK. The Duplicate Device Window will close. The Duplicated Device will appear in the System
Workspace Window and will open on screen.
7. Program the Duplicated Device as needed.
NOTE: For systems with multiple devices open in the System Window, select and left click the
CASCADE command in WINDOW, in the Program Manager Menu bar, to arrange Keypad
Windows.
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Figure 39. ‘Devices’ Window
Downloading a Device
Once all the programming has been done in Program Manager and Macro Editor, or when looking to test
a macro or a command, the DEVICE PROGRAM will need to be saved and downloaded to the DAB1
Controller. Whether programming a SINGLE Device or an Expanded System with MULTIPLE Devices,
DAB Program Manager keeps track and provides notice of whether a Device or Devices need
UPDATING…i.e. have changes been made in the Device Program that have not been downloaded to the
Device.
To Download a Device Program:
1. The Device (DAB Controller) to be programmed must have AC POWER and must be connected to
the PC via the USB PROGRAMMING PORT on the Device Front Panel using the supplied cable or
any USB “B” type cable. When properly connected, all DAB functions will be suspended and the
message: USB TRANSFER IN PROGRESS will appear in the SYSTEM STATUS Window.
2. Select and left click FILE in the PROGRAM MANAGER Menu bar.
3. Select and left click OPEN from the pull down. The OPEN Window will appear.
4. Select and left click the System name from the Open Window. The Open Window will close and the
selected System’s Device(s) will appear in the SYSTEM WORKSPACE Window. (The Device Keypad
Windows do not need to be opened to download.)
5. Select and left click COMMUNICATIONS in the Program Manager Menu bar.
6. Select and left click SEND TO DEVICE from the pull down. The DEVICES IN THE CURRENT
SYSTEM Window will open with a list of Devices and their Updating Status Figure 39. If a Device
shows: NEEDS UPDATING, this indicates changes have been made in Program Manager that have
not been downloaded to that Device. If a Device shows: UP TO DATE, this indicates no programming
changes have been made since the last time that Device Program was downloaded.
7. Left click the SEND button for the Device currently connected to the PC. The PROGRAM MANAGER
TRANSFERRING DATA Window will briefly appear. (If the COMMUNICATIONS Window opens, be
sure the DAB has AC power and check the USB connection.) The Device Status will change to UP
TO DATE after the Device program has been successfully downloaded.
8. Repeat step 7 for all other Devices in the System that need updating.
9. Left click the CLOSE button on the DEVICES IN THE CURRENT SYSTEM Window. The window will
close.
10. Test all functions from the DAB Keypads and DAB Remote to be sure the System has been properly
configured. Make changes as needed or proceed with installation.
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NOTE: If the Communications Window opens after step 7, unplug the USB cable and reconnect.
The Program Manager will automatically send the Device Program.
Uploading a Device
On occasion, it may be necessary to program or make changes (Firmware Upgrade) to a DAB Controller
that is already installed and the original Device Program is not available. This procedure can also be
useful to check system programming to determine whether a command has been omitted from a macro if
the system is not performing properly.
To Upload a Device Program:
1. The Device (DAB Controller) to be programmed must have AC POWER and must be connected to
the PC via the USB PROGRAMMING PORT on the Device Front Panel using the supplied cable.
When properly connected, all DAB functions will be suspended and the message: USB TRANSFER
IN PROGRESS will appear in the SYSTEM STATUS Window.
2. Select and left click FILE in the PROGRAM MANAGER Menu bar.
3. Select and left click NEW from the pull down. The CREATE NEW SYSTEM FILE Window will open.
4. Type ‘UNTITLED’ in the FILE NAME text block.
5. Left click the SAVE button. An untitled Device will open.
6. In the COMMUNICATIONS pull-down menu, select and left click RECEIVE FROM DEVICE.
7. The DAB Program Manager will upload the Device Program from the DAB1 Controller, place the
Device in the System Workspace and the Keypad Window will open in the Programming Window.
8. In the PROGRAMMING WINDOW, select the Device titled UNTITLED.
9. In the DEVICE pull-down menu, select and left click DELETE.
10. A DAB Program Manager Window will open with a warning that ‘Untitled System’ will be deleted. Are
you sure? Click YES. Untitled System will be deleted, leaving the program from the DAB on screen.
11. To ARCHIVE (Save) a DEVICE PROGRAM, in the FILE pull-down menu, select and left click CLOSE
SYSTEM. Device will close. (All Device Programming will be saved.)
a)To rename a Device Program, select and left click RENAME in the DEVICE pull-down menu. Type
an appropriate file name and click OK.
b)In the ‘File’ pull-down menu, select and left click ‘Close System.’ Device will close.
Saving a System
Single Device (DAB Controller)
DAB Program Manager automatically places an ASTERISK (*) at the end of the FILE NAME in the
DEVICE KEYPAD WINDOW TITLE BAR when any programming changes that have been made to a
Device have NOT been SAVED.
Since most of the usual process associated with saving a file, like choosing a location and creating a file
name, was done at the time the Device was created, saving is a simple process.
To SAVE a Device:
1. With the DEVICE to be saved selected in the PROGRAMMING WINDOW, Select and left click
DEVICE in the Program Manager Menu bar.
2. Select and left click SAVE from the pull down. The selected device will be saved. Any other Devices
currently open will retain program and changes but will not be saved.
3. To close the Device, either left click the ‘X’ in the upper right corner of the Device Window or:
4. Select and left click CLOSE from the Device pull down. The selected Device will close. Any other
Devices currently open will stay open.
Expanded System (Multiple Devices)
When ‘saving a system’ with multiple Devices, either repeat steps 1-4 in ‘Single Device’ above for each
Device in the system or:
1. Select and left click FILE in the PROGRAM MANAGER Menu bar.
2. Select and left click SAVE ALL DEVICES. All open Devices will be saved.
3. To close the system, either individually left click the ‘X’ in the upper right corner of each Device
Window or:
4. Select and left click CLOSE SYSTEM in the FILE pull down. All open Devices will close.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Power
System will not power up.
SOLUTION
a)DAB Controller must be plugged into an unswitched AC outlet.
b)Power cord must be plugged into DAB1
Controller.
Keypads 4-6 will not power up.
Switch keypad power switch on the DAB
Controller back panel to internal.
Source components plugged into switched outlets Power switches on components must be in on or
do not turn on when system is turned on.
standby position.
Keypads
Keypad does not backlight.
Be sure backlight jumper is in place.
Keypad backlight is too bright.
Remove keypad from the wall if installed. Use a
small pair of needle nose pliers to move the
jumper setting from 1 to 2. Note: Removing the
jumper will turn off all keypad backlighting but
keypad will remain functional.
IR receiver in Keypad does not work.
a)Be sure IR receiver jumper is in the ON position.
b)Eliminate interference from light sources,
(sunlight, halogen, fluorescent, etc) that may be
interfering with or locking up the IR Receiver.
c) Move Keypad away from source of interference.
d)Turn the IR receiver on the keypad OFF and use
a separate IR receiver in a different location.
Tuner
No sound from source 1.
Move Tuner switch on rear panel to external input.
Switch to Auto Off by holding down AM/FM
button.
No sound from Tuner.
a)Move Tuner switch on rear panel to Internal
Tuner.
b)Check to make sure the antennae is connected.
The unit is locked up. No button functions work.
a)To prevent accidental power or line surges, be
sure all components are turned OFF and
unplugged from AC and disconnect speakers
before proceeding:
b)Unplug the unit’s AC power cord. Wait about 15
seconds and reconnect to appropriate AC outlet.
The tuner does not select appropriate stations for a)On the front panel hold down the select button for
U.S./European frequencies.
approximately 10 seconds or until the system
menu appears. Then select U.S./European mode
by pushing the up/down arrow once. Then push
the power button.
b)Check configuration in Program Manager Tuner
Setup.
Audio
No Audio From Source
a)Is source ON?
b)Is source line audio out connected to appropriate
source input on DAB Controller?
c) Is source playing?
No Audio in Zone
a)Are speakers connected?
b)Is Zone ON?
c) Is Zone volume turned up?
d)Check Zone max volume/turn on volume in
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No Paging signal in zones.
No audio in Zones driven by secondary DAB
Controllers in an expanded system.
External Amplifiers
Keypad or Remote volume up/down commands
change volume in all sub-zones when using
external multi-channel amplifier for sub-zone
expansion.
Keypad or Remote volume up/down commands
do not adjust volume when using a external
amplifier.
Infrared Control
Remote controls from other products do not get
controlled through local IR.
IR commands are not being routed to specific
source components.
No IR output at Primary DAB Controller from
Keypad button presses connected to Secondary
Controller(s) in an expanded system (multiple
DAB Controllers).
DAB1 remote does not control the DAB1.
DAB1 Remote does not control source
components.
Source does not respond to IR command output
by DAB Controller
Program Manager.
e)Make sure the zone is set up in the software.
a)Be sure Paging audio source is connected to the
Page IN jack on the Primary DAB Controller.
b)Be sure Page IN/OUT are connected in an
expanded system (multiple DAB Controllers).
c) Be sure 12V Page Trigger input is connected.
d)Be sure Page Trigger device is outputting 6-12V
AC/DC.
a)Be sure the Source Outputs on the Primary DAB
Controller (the one that has the source
components connected to it) are connected to the
Source Inputs on the Secondary Controller(s).
b)Check Volume Offset for Sources on Secondary
Controller(s) in Program Manager. (Should be
‘0’.)
Be sure the specific Zone variable/fixed output
switch is in the fixed (in) position. Also be sure the
Zone volume is set it’s appropriate maximum
volume in Program Manager to achieve proper
audio level in sub-zones.
Be sure the specific zone variable/fixed output
switch is in the variable (out) position.
On the rear panel move the front IR pass switch to
on.
a)Emitters must be plugged into Programmed IR
jacks.
b)IR commands must be programmed to output
from a specific port in Macro Editor.
c) Programmed IR cannot be used in expanded
systems (multiple DAB Controllers.)
IR Link(s) must be connected in parallel. A system
with more than two controllers must have a
1N4002 diode in series with the signal line to out
to ‘steer’ the IR signals to the primary controller.
a)In Program Manager, select Device>General
Setup, be sure the Zone to be controlled from the
front panel of the DAB Controller is selected.
b)Remove the batteries, wait about 10 seconds and
reinstall the batteries. Use only alkaline batteries.
Also try to keep the remote off static surfaces like
carpet, rugs.
a)Check to make sure the IR emitters are attached
over the IR eyes on the front of the source
components and properly plugged in to the
DAB1.
b)Be sure IR commands for source components
have been associated to DAB Remote
commands (Stop, Play, Pause, Skip Rev, Skip
Fwd) by source, by zone in Program Manager.
a)Check Program Manager to be sure the proper
command has been programmed to a button.
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b)Test IR Command from IR Library to confirm it is
the right code. Try another remote from same
brand/component if necessary.
c) Teach IR command to IR Library if no codes from
library work.
d)Relearn the command.
RS232 Control
No RS232 communication with an external
device.
Program Manager
The USB connection gives a Windows errors:
device not detected.
a)Is external device ON?
b)Is external device connected with a DB9 Null
cable? (DAB1 RS232 Port is configured as ‘Null’.
Check configuration of external device port.)
c) Is external device properly configured to
send/receive?
d)Are ASCII text commands in Program Manager
correct?
e)Are ‘baud rate’ and ‘format’ properly configured?
a)Unplug the USB cable to the DAB. Also try reinstalling the USB driver.
b)Confirm Com Port selection/connection.
c) Hit send on the program manager and then
connect USB cable to the port.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
These instructions reflect operating the DAB1 System using the FACTORY DEFAULT Programming. Any
changes to the default should be detailed for a client in a separate document.
With AC power to the DAB1 Controller and Source Components, all system connections made and
Device programming complete:
When any Zone is turned ON, the DAB will turn ON and will turn ON any Sources plugged into the
switched outlets. When the last Zone is turned OFF, the DAB will turn OFF and any Sources plugged into
the switched outlets will turn OFF. The DAB1 Remote buttons will have the same functions as the Keypad
buttons, with the addition of the numeric and transport (PLAY, STOP etc) functions.
Default
Source 1 (Tuner)
Press – Turn Zone ON, select Tuner at last selected Preset.
Press and Hold – Turn ON all Zones in PARTY Mode, select Tuner at last selected Preset.
Double Press – Select next programmed Tuner Preset.
Sources 2-4
Press – Turn Zone ON, Select Source 2.
Press and Hold – Turn ON and select Source 2 for all Zones in PARTY Mode.
Double Press - No function.
Volume
Adjust as needed.
Mute
Press – MUTE/UN-MUTE Zone
Press and Hold – MUTE/UN-MUTE all Zones in PARTY Mode.
Double Press – No function.
Off
Press – Turn Zone OFF.
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Press and Hold – Turn OFF all Zones in Party Mode
Double Press – No Function.
These instructions reflect operating the DAB1 System using options the Example System in PROGRAM
MANAGER PART 2.
Source 1 (Tuner)
Press – Turn Zone ON, select Tuner Preset 1.
Press and Hold – Tuner Step UP.
Double Press – Select next programmed Tuner Preset.
Source 2 (CD 1)
Press – Turn Zone ON, SELECT and PLAY CD1.
Press and Hold – CD 1 Next Track.
Double Press - CD 1 Next Disc.
Source 3 (CD 2)
Press – Turn Zone ON, SELECT and PLAY CD 2.
Press and Hold – CD 2 Next Track.
Double Press - CD 2 Next Disc.
Source 4 (SAT)
Press – Turn Zone ON, SELECT Satellite ‘favorite’ channel 205.
Press and Hold – Satellite channel +.
.
Volume
Adjust as needed.
Mute
Press – MUTE/UN-MUTE Zone
Press and Hold – MUTE/UN-MUTE all Zones in PARTY Mode.
Double Press – No function.
Off
Press – Turn Zone OFF.
Press and Hold – Turn OFF all Zones in Party Mode
Double Press – ALL OFF.
Service
Please contact the Sonance Technical Service Department with any questions regarding the operation or
installation of the DAB1 System Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 5:00pm PST at:
800.582.0772 or 949.492.7777.
Technical Service can also be contacted via email at [email protected]
Should the DAB1 require repair or service, contact an authorized Sonance Dealer for help, preferably the
dealer that did the installation, or use the following procedure:
1. Prior to calling, note the product model number, serial number, purchase date and original Dealer’s
name and address.
2. Contact Technical Service at the number above and describe the problem. If required a Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) will be issued. IMPORTANT: Do not return the unit back to
Sonance without first obtaining an RMA number.
3. If directed to return the unit to Sonance for repair, repack pack the unit in its original shipping cartons
(inner & outer). Replacement packaging can be obtained from Sonance for a small charge. Note: it’s
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best if an additional ‘overcarton’ is used to conceal contents before shipping to minimize a
chance of theft in shipment.
4. Contact United Parcel Service, Federal Express, or RPS to arrange prepaid (not collect) shipping. Do
not use the United States Postal Service.
IMPORTANT: Freight collect shipments will be refused.
5. Write the Return Merchandise Authorization number on the outside of the shipping carton.
6. For warranty work, please include a copy of the original bill of sale inside the package.
Ship the packaged unit to:
Returns Department
Sonance
212 Avenida Fabricante
San Clemente, CA 92672-7531
Warranty
If, within five (5) years from the date shown on the bill of sale, the unit fails due to a defect in
workmanship or materials, Sonance will, at its option and at no charge to the purchaser, repair or replace
the components of such unit which prove to be defective.
For this warranty to be effective, the bill of sale must show that the unit was purchased from an
authorized Sonance retailer. This warranty shall apply exclusively to the original purchaser and shall not
apply to units purchased for industrial or commercial use.
Furthermore, this warranty shall not apply if:
1. Damage to the unit was caused by accident, abuse, or misuse;
2. The unit was modified or repaired by unauthorized personnel; or
3. The unit was not used as outlined in the operating instructions
Exclusions and Limitations
The warranty set forth above is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, of merchantability,
fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise. The warranty is limited to Sonance products registered
herein and specifically excludes any damage to any associated equipment, which may result for any
reason from use with this product.
Sonance shall, in no event, be liable for incidental or consequential damages arising from any breach of
this warranty or otherwise. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights,
which vary from state to state.
SPECIFICATIONS
Amplifier
Output Power:
Frequency Response:
Total Harmonic Distortion:
Input Sensitivity:
Input Impedance:
Signal to Noise Ration:
Source Input Voltage (max):
Buffered Loop Output Impedance:
Fixed Line Output Impedance:
Fixed Line Output Level:
Variable Line Output Impedance:
Variable Line Output Level:
30Watts per channel RMS @ 8Ω
20Hz to 20 kHz +/- 1dB
.05%[email protected], 0.1%THD 20Hz-20 kHz
200mV
30k Ω
95dB
2.0 VAC RMS
100 Ω
100 Ω
1:1dB unity gain
100 Ω
+19dB - 0dB, all volume settings at maximum
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Tuner
FM Section
Frequency Range:
THD @ 1 KHz:
Usable Sensitivity:
Selectivity:
Signal to Noise:
Frequency Response:
Stereo Separation:
Output Level:
FM Antenna:
87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz
Mono 0.15%, Stereo 0.20%
- 35dB
28dB
-72dB
30-15kHz +/- 0.5dB
35dB @1kHz
500mV
F-Type 75 Ω
AM Section
U.S. Frequency Range:
U.S. Step Size:
European Frequency Range:
European Step Size:
THD:
Sensitivity:
Selectivity:
Signal to Noise:
Frequency Response:
AM Antenna:
520 kHz - 1710 kHz
10 kHz
522 kHz - 1611 kHz
9 kHz
1.2% @ 1 KHz
25dB
24dB
45dB
40-3kHz +/- 4dB
Loop Antenna
IR
Learning Bandwidth
IR Receiver - Controller Front Panel
IR Receiver - Keypad
Range
36 kHz – 110 kHz (455 kHz from library only.)
26 kHz – 110 kHz
20 kHz – 120 kHz
> 30 feet
General
Input Sources:
Audio Outputs:
Expansion:
RS232:
Sync:
Power Requirements:
Power Consumption:
AC Output:
Keypad Connections:
IR Outputs:
Dimensions:
Weight:
4 Source, configurable either as internal tuner and 3 external
sources or 4 external sources
6 speaker level outputs, 6 line level outputs (fixed or
variable)
Up to 24 zones (3 additional Distributed Audio System systems)
via RCA, IR Link, and Sync connections
19.2K 8NI Auto Update Receive & Confirm / Send, Variable
Baud Rate
3.5 mm Mono Cable
115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz (switchable by qualified service
personnel only)
960 @120V / 1000 @230V watts at maximum power 12
channels driven.)
2 switched outlets on rear (110V input setup only)
6 RJ45 ports
6-Zone Specific, 4-Common, 4-Programmable
16- 3/4” x 6” x 15”
33 lbs
Specifications and features subject to change without notice.
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