Extron electronics RAC 104 User`s manual

User’s Manual
RAC 104
Remote Volume and Tone Controller
68-782-01 Rev. C
12 08
Precautions
Safety Instructions • English
This symbol is intended to alert the user of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature provided with the equipment.
This symbol is intended to alert the user of the
presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within
the product's enclosure that may present a risk of
electric shock.
Caution
Read Instructions • Read and understand all safety and operating
instructions before using the equipment.
Retain Instructions • The safety instructions should be kept for future
reference.
Follow Warnings • Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the
equipment or in the user information.
Avoid Attachments • Do not use tools or attachments that are not
recommended by the equipment manufacturer because they may be
hazardous.
Consignes de Sécurité • Français
Ce symbole sert à avertir l’utilisateur que la
documentation fournie avec le matériel contient des
instructions importantes concernant l’exploitation
et la maintenance (réparation).
Ce symbole sert à avertir l’utilisateur de la présence
dans le boîtier de l’appareil de tensions dangereuses
non isolées posant des risques d’électrocution.
Attention
Lire les instructions• Prendre connaissance de toutes les consignes de
sécurité et d’exploitation avant d’utiliser le matériel.
Conserver les instructions• Ranger les consignes de sécurité afin de
pouvoir les consulter à l’avenir.
Respecter les avertissements • Observer tous les avertissements et
consignes marqués sur le matériel ou présentés dans la documentation
utilisateur.
Eviter les pièces de fixation • Ne pas utiliser de pièces de fixation ni
d’outils non recommandés par le fabricant du matériel car cela
risquerait de poser certains dangers.
Sicherheitsanleitungen • Deutsch
Dieses Symbol soll dem Benutzer in der im
Lieferumfang enthaltenen Dokumentation
besonders wichtige Hinweise zur Bedienung und
Wartung (Instandhaltung) geben.
Dieses Symbol soll den Benutzer darauf aufmerksam
machen, daß im Inneren des Gehäuses dieses
Produktes gefährliche Spannungen, die nicht isoliert
sind und die einen elektrischen Schock verursachen
können, herrschen.
Achtung
Lesen der Anleitungen • Bevor Sie das Gerät zum ersten Mal verwenden,
sollten Sie alle Sicherheits-und Bedienungsanleitungen genau
durchlesen und verstehen.
Aufbewahren der Anleitungen • Die Hinweise zur elektrischen Sicherheit
des Produktes sollten Sie aufbewahren, damit Sie im Bedarfsfall darauf
zurückgreifen können.
Befolgen der Warnhinweise • Befolgen Sie alle Warnhinweise und
Anleitungen auf dem Gerät oder in der Benutzerdokumentation.
Keine Zusatzgeräte • Verwenden Sie keine Werkzeuge oder Zusatzgeräte,
die nicht ausdrücklich vom Hersteller empfohlen wurden, da diese eine
Gefahrenquelle darstellen können.
Instrucciones de seguridad • Español
Este símbolo se utiliza para advertir al usuario sobre
instrucciones importantes de operación y
mantenimiento (o cambio de partes) que se desean
destacar en el contenido de la documentación
suministrada con los equipos.
Este símbolo se utiliza para advertir al usuario sobre
la presencia de elementos con voltaje peligroso sin
protección aislante, que puedan encontrarse dentro
de la caja o alojamiento del producto, y que puedan
representar riesgo de electrocución.
Precaucion
Leer las instrucciones • Leer y analizar todas las instrucciones de
operación y seguridad, antes de usar el equipo.
Conservar las instrucciones • Conservar las instrucciones de seguridad
para futura consulta.
Obedecer las advertencias • Todas las advertencias e instrucciones
marcadas en el equipo o en la documentación del usuario, deben ser
obedecidas.
Evitar el uso de accesorios • No usar herramientas o accesorios que no
sean especificamente recomendados por el fabricante, ya que podrian
implicar riesgos.
Warning
Power sources • This equipment should be operated only from the power source
indicated on the product. This equipment is intended to be used with a main
power system with a grounded (neutral) conductor. The third (grounding) pin is
a safety feature, do not attempt to bypass or disable it.
Power disconnection • To remove power from the equipment safely, remove all
power cords from the rear of the equipment, or the desktop power module (if
detachable), or from the power source receptacle (wall plug).
Power cord protection • Power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to
be stepped on or pinched by items placed upon or against them.
Servicing • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. There are no userserviceable parts inside. To prevent the risk of shock, do not attempt to service
this equipment yourself because opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Slots and openings • If the equipment has slots or holes in the enclosure, these are
provided to prevent overheating of sensitive components inside. These openings
must never be blocked by other objects.
Lithium battery • There is a danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace it only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
Avertissement
Alimentations• Ne faire fonctionner ce matériel qu’avec la source d’alimentation
indiquée sur l’appareil. Ce matériel doit être utilisé avec une alimentation
principale comportant un fil de terre (neutre). Le troisième contact (de mise à la
terre) constitue un dispositif de sécurité : n’essayez pas de la contourner ni de la
désactiver.
Déconnexion de l’alimentation• Pour mettre le matériel hors tension sans danger,
déconnectez tous les cordons d’alimentation de l’arrière de l’appareil ou du
module d’alimentation de bureau (s’il est amovible) ou encore de la prise secteur.
Protection du cordon d’alimentation • Acheminer les cordons d’alimentation de
manière à ce que personne ne risque de marcher dessus et à ce qu’ils ne soient
pas écrasés ou pincés par des objets.
Réparation-maintenance • Faire exécuter toutes les interventions de réparationmaintenance par un technicien qualifié. Aucun des éléments internes ne peut être
réparé par l’utilisateur. Afin d’éviter tout danger d’électrocution, l’utilisateur ne
doit pas essayer de procéder lui-même à ces opérations car l’ouverture ou le
retrait des couvercles risquent de l’exposer à de hautes tensions et autres dangers.
Fentes et orifices • Si le boîtier de l’appareil comporte des fentes ou des orifices,
ceux-ci servent à empêcher les composants internes sensibles de surchauffer. Ces
ouvertures ne doivent jamais être bloquées par des objets.
Lithium Batterie • Il a danger d'explosion s'll y a remplacment incorrect de la
batterie. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du meme type ou d'un ype
equivalent recommande par le constructeur. Mettre au reut les batteries usagees
conformement aux instructions du fabricant.
Vorsicht
Stromquellen • Dieses Gerät sollte nur über die auf dem Produkt angegebene
Stromquelle betrieben werden. Dieses Gerät wurde für eine Verwendung mit
einer Hauptstromleitung mit einem geerdeten (neutralen) Leiter konzipiert. Der
dritte Kontakt ist für einen Erdanschluß, und stellt eine Sicherheitsfunktion dar.
Diese sollte nicht umgangen oder außer Betrieb gesetzt werden.
Stromunterbrechung • Um das Gerät auf sichere Weise vom Netz zu trennen,
sollten Sie alle Netzkabel aus der Rückseite des Gerätes, aus der externen
Stomversorgung (falls dies möglich ist) oder aus der Wandsteckdose ziehen.
Schutz des Netzkabels • Netzkabel sollten stets so verlegt werden, daß sie nicht
im Weg liegen und niemand darauf treten kann oder Objekte darauf- oder
unmittelbar dagegengestellt werden können.
Wartung • Alle Wartungsmaßnahmen sollten nur von qualifiziertem
Servicepersonal durchgeführt werden. Die internen Komponenten des Gerätes
sind wartungsfrei. Zur Vermeidung eines elektrischen Schocks versuchen Sie in
keinem Fall, dieses Gerät selbst öffnen, da beim Entfernen der Abdeckungen die
Gefahr eines elektrischen Schlags und/oder andere Gefahren bestehen.
Schlitze und Öffnungen • Wenn das Gerät Schlitze oder Löcher im Gehäuse
aufweist, dienen diese zur Vermeidung einer Überhitzung der empfindlichen
Teile im Inneren. Diese Öffnungen dürfen niemals von anderen Objekten
blockiert werden.
Litium-Batterie • Explosionsgefahr, falls die Batterie nicht richtig ersetzt wird.
Ersetzen Sie verbrauchte Batterien nur durch den gleichen oder einen
vergleichbaren Batterietyp, der auch vom Hersteller empfohlen wird. Entsorgen
Sie verbrauchte Batterien bitte gemäß den Herstelleranweisungen.
Advertencia
Alimentación eléctrica • Este equipo debe conectarse únicamente a la fuente/tipo
de alimentación eléctrica indicada en el mismo. La alimentación eléctrica de este
equipo debe provenir de un sistema de distribución general con conductor
neutro a tierra. La tercera pata (puesta a tierra) es una medida de seguridad, no
puentearia ni eliminaria.
Desconexión de alimentación eléctrica • Para desconectar con seguridad la
acometida de alimentación eléctrica al equipo, desenchufar todos los cables de
alimentación en el panel trasero del equipo, o desenchufar el módulo de
alimentación (si fuera independiente), o desenchufar el cable del receptáculo de
la pared.
Protección del cables de alimentación • Los cables de alimentación eléctrica se
deben instalar en lugares donde no sean pisados ni apretados por objetos que se
puedan apoyar sobre ellos.
Reparaciones/mantenimiento • Solicitar siempre los servicios técnicos de personal
calificado. En el interior no hay partes a las que el usuario deba acceder. Para
evitar riesgo de electrocución, no intentar personalmente la reparación/
mantenimiento de este equipo, ya que al abrir o extraer las tapas puede quedar
expuesto a voltajes peligrosos u otros riesgos.
Ranuras y aberturas • Si el equipo posee ranuras o orificios en su caja/alojamiento,
es para evitar el sobrecalientamiento de componentes internos sensibles. Estas
aberturas nunca se deben obstruir con otros objetos.
Batería de litio • Existe riesgo de explosión si esta batería se coloca en la posición
incorrecta. Cambiar esta batería únicamente con el mismo tipo (o su equivalente)
recomendado por el fabricante. Desachar las baterías usadas siguiendo las
instrucciones del fabricante.
FCC Class A Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
N This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral devices. Shielded
cables must be used with the unit to ensure compliance.
RAC 104 • Introduction
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RAC 104 • Table of Contents
Quick Start Guide — RAC 104
To install and set up the RAC 104 remote volume and tone controller,
follow these steps and see the appropriate section of this manual for
details:
Step 1
Turn all of the equipment off and disconnect the power cords.
Step 2
Mount the RAC 104 (if applicable) or affix the rubber feet to the
bottom of the unit for tabletop use. See
Projector
Mounting
Bracket
Mounting
Bolt
A
Tx Rx
CON
TRO
LS
ADJ
UST
MEN
TS
Vol.
Bas
Trebs
le
E
4
B
3
3
2
2
A
1
NTR
OLL
A
& TON
E CO
B
INPUTS
4
3
4
VOL
UM
OUTPUTS
IO
B
RS-232
AUD
1
2
1
ER
E CO
IN
OUT
A B A B
ON
RAC 104
& TON
LINE LEVEL
CON
TRO
LS
ADJ
UST
MEN
TS
Vol.
Bas
Trebs
le
E
3
4
VOL
UM
POWER
IO
B
12V
0.2A MAX
AUD
1
2
+4 dBu
-10 dBV
A
1U Rack Shelf
NTR
OLL
ER
1/4 Rack Width False Front
Face Plate
A
AUD
IO
1
2
Use 2 mounting holes on
opposite corners.
B
CON
TRO
LS
ADJ
UST
MEN
TS
Vol.
Bas
Trebs
le
E
3
4
VOL
UM
& TON
E CO
NTR
OLL
ER
(2) 4-40 x 3/16" Screws
page 2-2.
Digital Projector
A
AU
1
2
B
DIO
CO
NT
RO
LS
AD
3
4
VO
LU
ME
JUS
TM
EN
Vol
.
Bas
Tre s
ble
& TO
NE
TS
CO
NT
RO
LL
ER
Step 3
Attach the cables to the audio input and output devices. Wire the
connectors as shown below.
R
Unbalanced Input
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (s)
Tip
Ring
R
R
Unbalanced Output
Balanced Input
L
L
Tip
No Ground here
Sleeve (s)
Tip
No Ground here
R
L
Tip
Sleeve
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (s)
Tip
Ring
L
Tip
Sleeve
Balanced Output
RAC 104 • Quick Start Guide
QS-1
Quick Start Guide — RAC 104, cont’d
Step 4
If the RAC 104 is to be connected to a computer or host controller for
remote control, connect the host’s RS-232 cable to the RAC 104’s
3-pole captive screw RS-232 connector. Wire the connector as shown
below. See chapter 3 for more information on remote control.
Tx Rx
RS-232
Transmit (Tx)
Receive (Rx)
Ground (Gnd, )
Pin
RS-232 function
Description
1
2
3
Tx
Rx
Gnd
Transmit data
Receive data
Signal ground
Step 5
Set the line level selector DIP switches to -10 dBV
(unbalanced, consumer line level) or +4 dBu (balanced,
professional line level).
IN
OUT
A B A B
ON
+4 dBu
-10 dBV
LINE LEVEL
Step 6
Connect power cords. Wire the RAC 104’s power connector as
shown below.
When connecting the power supply, voltage polarity is
extremely important. Applying power with incorrect
voltage polarity could damage the power supply and the
RAC 104. Identify the power cord negative lead by the
ridges on the side of the cord or a black heat shrink
wrapping around it.
CAUTION
Smooth
A
Ridges
A
SECTION A–A
Power Supply
Output Cord
Tie Wrap
Orange Captive Screw
Connector
The two power cord wires must be kept separate while the
power supply is plugged in. Remove power before
wiring.
Step 7
Turn all the equipment on.
Step 8
Set volume, bass, and treble levels using the front panel controls,
Simple Instruction Set commands, or the Extron Audio Products
Control Program. See chapters 2 and 3 for more information.
QS-2
RAC 104 • Quick Start Guide
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 • Introduction .......................................................... 1-1
About the RAC 104 ................................................................ 1-2
Features ...................................................................................... 1-2
Chapter 2 • Installation and Operation .......................... 2-1
Mounting the RAC 104 ........................................................ 2-2
UL rack mounting guidelines ................................................. 2-2
Tabletop use ........................................................................... 2-3
Rack mounting ....................................................................... 2-3
Furniture mounting ............................................................... 2-4
Projector mounting ................................................................ 2-5
Rear Panel Features and Cabling .................................. 2-6
Front Panel Controls ............................................................. 2-9
Channel ties .......................................................................... 2-10
Creating a tie ................................................................. 2-10
Cancelling a tie ............................................................... 2-11
Resetting the RAC 104 ......................................................... 2-11
Locking the front panel ....................................................... 2-11
Chapter 3 • Remote Control ................................................... 3-1
Simple Instruction Set ........................................................ 3-2
Host-to-controller instructions .............................................. 3-2
Controller-initiated messages ............................................... 3-2
Controller error responses .................................................... 3-3
Using the command/response table ..................................... 3-3
Command/response table for SIS commands ....................... 3-5
Windows-Based Program Control ................................ 3-10
Installing the software ........................................................ 3-10
Using the software .............................................................. 3-10
Input/Output Level fields ............................................... 3-11
Preset Preview button ................................................... 3-11
Setting volume and tone limits ..................................... 3-11
Using the help system ......................................................... 3-12
Updating the firmware ....................................................... 3-12
Front Panel Security Lockout (Executive
Modes) ....................................................................................... 3-13
Presets ....................................................................................... 3-13
Mute ........................................................................................... 3-13
RAC 104 • Table of Contents
TOC-i
Table of Contents, cont’d
Appendix A • Specifications, Part Numbers,
and Accessories .............................................................................. A-1
Specifications ......................................................................... A-2
Included Parts ......................................................................... A-4
Accessories .............................................................................. A-4
All trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective
owners.
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RAC 104 • Table of Contents
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RAC 104
1
Chapter One
Introduction
About the RAC 104
Features
Introduction
About the RAC 104
The Extron RAC 104 is a high-performance, four-channel
remote audio controller that adjusts volume and tone for stereo
or mono audio signals. Adjustments are made via the
RAC 104’s front panel controls or through a device connected to
the unit’s RS-232 connector.
The four channels on the RAC 104 can be used as four discrete
mono channels or can be tied into pairs as stereo channels. All
channels input and output balanced or unbalanced signals on
5-pole captive screw connectors.
The unit features smooth volume adjustment and three presets
for each channel. An external 100-240 VAC power supply is
included with the unit.
Features
Volume, bass, and treble controls — Adjust these three settings
using the RAC 104’s front panel controls or an RS-232
device. Set upper and lower limits for volume and tone
using an RS-232 device.
Four discrete channels — Versatile input/output configuration
can accommodate mono audio, stereo audio, or a
combination of the two.
Speed-sensitive volume knob — Turn the knob quickly to
make coarse adjustments or slowly to make fine
adjustments.
Smooth volume adjustment — No audible “stairstepping” or
jumps when volume is adjusted.
Input gain adjustment — Using an RS-232 device, adjust the
input gain to reduce variations in volume between
channels and set an upper volume limit for each channel.
Presets — Save and recall up to three presets for each channel
via an RS-232 device. Each preset saves volume, bass,
treble, and input gain settings.
Balanced/unbalanced inputs and outputs — The RAC 104 is
compatible with both balanced and unbalanced audio,
and can be used as a balanced-to-unbalanced audio
converter.
1-2
RAC 104 • Introduction
Consumer and professional audio compatibility — Input and
output line level can be set to consumer (-10 dBV) or
professional (+4 dBu).
Rack, furniture, and projector mountability — The RAC 104
can be mounted on an optional VersaTools or Universal
rack shelf. Alternatively, it can be mounted under a desk,
podium, or other furniture, or secured to a projector
mount with optional brackets.
Extron
SI 26CT
Two-Way
Ceiling
Speakers
Microphone
RS-232
Control
Extron
SW 6AV
Zone 2
Switcher
TE
REMO
SW
6AV
UTSB
L
OUTP
R
R
A
L
6
Mixer
R
L
5
R
Extron
SI 26CT
L
4
TS
L
INPU
R
R
3
L
2
SYNC
UTS
OUTP
3
4
0.3A
100-240V
5
6
L
IN
A
B
TS
INPU
R
1
R
L
OUT
LISTED
1T23
I.T.E.
US
C
Two-Way
Ceiling
Speakers
1
2
50-60Hz
Zone 1
TS
INPU
4
3
B
2
1
Tx
Rx
4
A
3
B
RS
-23
2
2
C 10
RA
Extron
RAC 104
4
1
IN
B
A
WER
PO
T
OUB
A
ON
A
u
+4
dB
-10
dB
V
OU
TP
UT
S
L
VE
E LE
LIN
-70V
1001
HPA
Volume and Tone
Controller
2 WIRING
CLASS T
X
V
12 MA
A
0.2
OUTPU
70V
E
REMOT
E
S
INPUT
17TT
80
100W
VOL/MUT
10V
R
STANDBY
HFP
LISTED/VIDEO
ATUS
AUDIO LEVEL
APPAR
US
L(MONO)
Hz
C
0
R/
Extron
HPA 1001-70V
50-60Hz
1.3A,
LIMITECT
PROTE L
SIGNA
100-240V
Audio Power
Amplifier
-70V
1001
502
HPA
HPA
2 WIRING
CLASS T
2 WIRING
T
2
CLASS
OUTPU
1
OUTPU
70V
E
REMOT
E
E
x2
50W
REMOT
E
4/8
VOL/MUT
10V
INPUTS
17TT
US
Extron
HPA 502
Audio Power
Amplifier
1
/VIDEO
LISTED
ATUSLEVEL 2
AUDIO
APPAR
1
INPUTS
R
OHM
17TT
2
STANDBY
US
2
1
HFP
LISTED/VIDEO
ATUS
AUDIO LEVEL
APPAR
80
Hz
100W
VOL/MUT
10V
STANDBY
L(MONO)
C
0
0
R/
C
0
50-60Hz
1.3A,
R/
50-60Hz
1.3A,
LIMITECT
PROTE L
SIGNA
100-240V
LIMITECT
PROTE L
SIGNA
100-240V
Extron
HPA 1001-70V
Extron
SI 28
Surface-Mount
Speakers
Audio Power
Amplifier
Typical RAC 104 application
RAC 104 • Introduction
1-3
Introduction, cont’d
1-4
RAC 104 • Introduction
RAC 104
2
Chapter Two
Installation and Operation
Mounting the RAC 104
Rear Panel Features and Cabling
Front Panel Controls
Installation and Operation
Mounting the RAC 104
The RAC 104 can be set on a table or mounted on a rack shelf,
under a desk or tabletop, or on a projector mount.
UL rack mounting guidelines
The following Underwriters Laboratories (UL) guidelines
pertain to the safe installation of the RAC 104 in a rack.
2-2
1.
Elevated operating ambient temperature — If installed in
a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating
ambient temperature of the rack environment may be
greater than room ambient temperature. Therefore,
install the RAC 104 in an environment compatible with the
maximum ambient temperature (Tma = +122 °F, +50 °C)
specified by Extron.
2.
Reduced air flow — Install the equipment in a rack so that
the amount of air flow required for safe operation of the
equipment is not compromised.
3.
Mechanical loading — Mount the equipment in the rack
so that a hazardous condition is not achieved due to
uneven mechanical loading.
4.
Circuit overloading — Connect the equipment to the
supply circuit and consider the effect that circuit
overloading might have on overcurrent protection and
supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of equipment
nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this
concern.
5.
Reliable earthing (grounding) — Maintain reliable
grounding of rack-mounted equipment. Pay particular
attention to supply connections other than direct
connections to the branch circuit (e.g. use of power strips).
RAC 104 • Installation and Operation
Tabletop use
Four self-adhesive rubber feet are included with the RAC 104.
For tabletop use, attach one foot at each corner of the bottom
side of the unit and place the unit in the desired location.
Rack mounting
For optional rack mounting, do not install the rubber feet.
Mount the RAC 104 on an RSF 123 VersaTools™ 19" 1U rack shelf
(Extron part #60-190-20) or a RSU 129 universal 1U rack shelf
(Extron part #60-190-01). On the Universal rack shelf, the unit
mounts in one of four locations to the rear of the rack or in one
of four locations to the front of the rack.
1.
Remove rubber feet if they were previously installed on
the bottom of the RAC 104.
2.
Mount the unit on the rack shelf, using two 4-40 x 3/16"
screws in opposite (diagonal) corners to secure the unit to
the shelf.
3.
Install blank panel(s) or other unit(s) on the rack shelf.
4.
Attach the rack shelf to the rack using the supplied bolts.
A
AU
DIO
1
2
B
CO
NT
RO
LS
AD
JU
ST
ME
NT
S
Vol
.
Ba
ss
Tre
ble
3
4
VO
LU
ME
& TO
NE
CO
NT
RO
LL
ER
A
AU
DIO
1
2
1U Rack Shelf
B
CO
NT
RO
LS
AD
JU
ST
ME
NT
S
Vol
.
Ba
ss
Tre
ble
3
4
VO
LU
ME
& TO
NE
CO
NT
RO
LL
ER
1/4 Rack Width False Front
Face Plate
A
AU
DIO
1
2
Use 2 mounting holes on
opposite corners.
B
CO
NT
RO
LS
AD
JU
ST
ME
NT
S
Vol
.
Ba
ss
Tre
ble
3
4
VO
LU
ME
& TO
NE
CO
NT
RO
LL
ER
(2) 4-40 x 3/16" Screws
Mounting the RAC 104 on a VersaTools rack shelf
Only products in the VersaTools line can be mounted on
a VersaTools shelf. Most 1U rack-mountable Extron
products can be mounted on the standard shelf.
RAC 104 • Installation and Operation
2-3
Installation and Operation, cont’d
Furniture mounting
Furniture mount the RAC 104 using the optional MBU 123
mounting kit (Extron part #70-212-01) as follows:
1.
Remove rubber feet if they were previously installed on
the bottom of the RAC 104.
2.
Attach the furniture mounting brackets to the RAC 104
with the machine screws provided.
3.
Hold the RAC 104 with the attached brackets against the
underside of the table or other furniture. Mark the
location of the screw holes of the bracket on the mounting
surface.
4.
Drill 3/32" (2 mm) diameter pilot holes, 1/4" (6.3 mm)
deep in the mounting surface at the marked screw
locations.
5.
Insert #8 wood screws into the four pilot holes. Tighten
each screw into the mounting surface until just less than
1/4" of the screw protrudes.
6.
Align the mounting screws with the slots in the brackets
and place the RAC 104 against the surface, with the screws
through the bracket slots. See the illustration below.
7.
Slide the RAC 104 slightly forward or back, then tighten all
four screws to secure the unit in place.
A
AU
DI
O
1
2
B
CO
NT
RO
LS
AD
JU
ST
ME
NT
S
Vo
l.
Ba
ss
Tre
ble
3
4
VO
LU
ME
& TO
NE
CO
NT
RO
LL
ER
Mounting the RAC 104 under furniture
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Projector mounting
Projector mount the RAC 104 using the optional PMK 100 pole
mount kit (part #70-217-01) as follows:
1.
Remove rubber feet if they were previously installed on
the bottom of the RAC 104.
2.
Attach the projector mounting brackets to the RAC 104
with the machine screws provided.
3.
Secure the RAC 104 to a projector mount or other surface
by inserting the mounting bolt through the bracket’s
slotted hole, as shown below.
Projector
Mounting
Bracket
Tx Rx
4
B
3
B
+4 dBu
-10 dBV
ON
LINE LEVEL
RAC 104
POWER
12V
0.2A MAX
IN
OUT
A B A B
1
1
A
2
A
OUTPUTS
2
3
INPUTS
4
RS-232
Mounting
Bolt
Digital Projector
Mounting the RAC 104 on a projector mount
RAC 104 • Installation and Operation
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Installation and Operation, cont’d
Rear Panel Features and Cabling
1
INPUTS
RAC 104
POWER
IN
12V
0.2A MAX
1
A
2
3
B
4
1
A
2
3
B
4
OUT
A B A B
ON
Tx Rx
+4 dBu
5
3
-10 dBV
LINE LEVEL
OUTPUTS
4
1
2
Input connectors — Plug the audio input devices into these two
5-pole captive screw connectors. One stereo device or two mono
devices can be connected to each captive screw connector. Wire
the connectors as shown below.
R
Balanced Input
Output connectors — Plug the audio output devices into these
two 5-pole captive screw connectors. One stereo device or two
mono devices can be connected to each captive screw connector.
Wire the connectors as shown below.
CAUTION
R
R
Unbalanced Output
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (s)
Tip
Ring
L
L
Tip
No Ground here
Sleeve (s)
Tip
No Ground here
2-6
R
L
Tip
Sleeve
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (s)
Tip
Ring
L
Tip
Sleeve
Unbalanced Input
2
RS-232
Balanced Output
Connect the sleeve to ground ( ). Connecting the
sleeve to a negative (-) terminal will damage the
audio output circuits.
RAC 104 • Installation and Operation
RS-232 connector — Plug an optional RS-232 device into this
3-pole captive screw connector. Wire the connector as shown
below.
3
Tx Rx
RS-232
Transmit (Tx)
Receive (Rx)
Ground (Gnd, )
Pin
RS-232 function
Description
1
2
3
Tx
Rx
Gnd
Transmit data
Receive data
Signal ground
Line level selector DIP switches — Set these switches to
-10 dBV (unbalanced, consumer line level) or +4 dBu (balanced,
professional line level). There are four switches, one for each
input group and output group.
4
IN
OUT
A B A B
ON
+4 dBu
-10 dBV
LINE LEVEL
Power connector — An external 12 V power supply is included
with the unit. Plug it into this 2-pole captive screw connector.
Wire the connector as shown below.
5
Smooth
A
Ridges
A
SECTION A–A
Power Supply
Output Cord
CAUTION
Tie Wrap
Orange Captive Screw
Connector
When connecting the power supply, voltage
polarity is extremely important. Applying power
with incorrect voltage polarity could damage the
power supply and the RAC 104. Identify the power
cord negative (ground) lead by the ridges on the
side of the cord or a black heat shrink wrapping
around it.
The two power cord wires must be kept separate
while the power supply is plugged in. Remove
power before wiring.
To verify the polarity before connection, check the no load
power supply output with a voltmeter.
RAC 104 • Installation and Operation
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Installation and Operation, cont’d
Your RAC 104 may have shipped with a blue captive
screw connector. This blue connector can be plugged
into either a blue or an orange power receptacle.
The ideal length of exposed (stripped) copper wire
for the blue connector is 3/16" (5 mm).
The blue connector does not have the extended tail or the
included tie-wrap.
Do not tin the power supply leads before installing in the
direct insertion connector. Tinned wires are not as
secure in the connectors and could be pulled out.
After making any adjustments to the RAC 104, either
via the front panel controls, SIS commands, or the
Extron Audio Products Control Program, wait at least
10 seconds after making those changes before
disconnecting power to the RAC 104. Failure to
observe the 10-second timeout may result in those
adjustments not being saved.
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RAC 104 • Installation and Operation
Front Panel Controls
AUDIO CONTROLS
A
ADJUSTMENTS
B
VOL
1
3
BASS
2
4
TREBLE
RAC 104
VOLUME & TONE CONTROLLER
1
2
3
4
1
Power LED — Lights to indicate that the RAC 104 is on.
2
Channel selector buttons and LEDs — The RAC 104 has two
channel selector buttons, one for channel group A (channels 1
and 2) and one for channel group B (channels 3 and 4). Press
and release these buttons to select the channel(s) to adjust.
When a channel is selected, the corresponding LED lights.
Pressing the buttons repeatedly cycles through four possible
selections:
Both LEDs on — both channels selected (tied, for stereo audio)
When both channels in a group are selected, they will be
tied togther once the user turns the adjustment knob.
The RAC 104 automatically sets both channels to the
same volume and tone levels and any future changes
will affect both channels simultaneously. To cancel a tie,
press and release the channel selector button again and
then turn the adjustment knob. See “Channel ties” in
this chapter for more information.
LED 1 (or 3) on — mono channel 1 (or 3) or the left stereo
channel selected
LED 2 (or 4) on — mono channel 2 (or 4) or the right stereo
channel selected
Both LEDs off — no channel selected
Groups A and B cannot be adjusted at the same time.
Pressing the button for one group will cause the LEDs
for the other group to turn off.
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Installation and Operation, cont’d
3
Adjustment selector button and LEDs — Press and release this
button to select volume, bass, or treble adjustment. When an
adjustment is selected, the corresponding LED lights. If after 10
seconds you do not make any other adjustments or selections on
the front panel, this selector will default to volume.
The adjustment selector button will not function unless
you have first selected one or more channels (see 2 ,
above).
4
Adjustment knob — Turn this knob to adjust the volume, bass,
or treble for the channel(s) you selected using the channel
selector buttons. When you reach the upper or lower limit of
the allowable adjustment range, the adjustment selector LED
flashes three times. (See chapter 3, “Remote Control”, for
instructions on setting volume and tone limits.)
The volume adjustment is speed sensitive. Turn the
knob quickly to make coarse volume adjustments or
slowly to make fine volume adjustments.
Channel ties
The user can tie the two channels in a group together for stereo
audio.
Creating a tie
To tie channels together:
1.
Press the channel selector button until both LEDs are on.
2.
Press the adjustment selector button to select either
volume, bass, or treble and turn the adjustment knob in
either direction.
The RAC 104 automatically sets both channels to the same
volume or tone level using the following criteria:
For volume — The unit changes the volume setting for the
channel with the highest volume to match that of the other
channel.
For example, if the volume on channel 1 is set to 85 and
the volume on channel 2 is set to 50, the unit will change
channel 1’s volume setting to 50 when the user ties them
together.
Volume before tie:
Volume after tie:
Channel 1 Channel 2
85
50
50
50
For bass and treble — The unit changes the tone setting
for the channel with the tone setting farthest from 7 (0dB)
to match that of the other channel.
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For example, if the treble on channel 1 is set to 6 and the
treble on channel 2 is set to 10, the unit will change
channel 2’s treble setting to 6 when the user ties them
together.
Treble before tie:
Treble after tie:
Channel 1 Channel 2
6
10
6
6
Volume, bass, treble, and mute adjustments can now be made
to both channels simultaneously. The user can continue to
adjust the gain settings independently using the SIS or the
Windows-based control program via the RS-232 connector (see
chapter 3 for more information).
Ties can also be made using the SIS or the Windows-based
control program (see chapter 3 for more information).
Cancelling a tie
To cancel a tie, press and release the channel selector button
again so that only one channel selector LED is on, then turn the
knob.
Ties can also be cancelled using the SIS or the Windows-based
control program (see chapter 3 for more information).
Resetting the RAC 104
To return the RAC 104 to its default settings, press and hold the
adjustment selector button for 10 seconds. All the LEDs will
light and then turn off. The default settings are:
Volume
Gain
Bass
Treble
70 (-30 dB)
0 dB
7 (0 dB)
7 (0 dB)
Any volume and tone limits are cancelled (see chapter 3 for
information on limits).
The unit can also be reset using the SIS or the Windows-based
control program (see chapter 3 for more information).
Locking the front panel
To prevent accidental changes to the controller settings, the
front panel controls can be locked using one of two executive
modes. The user turns the executive modes on and off using
either the SIS or the Windows-based control program via the
RS-232 connector (see chapter 3 for more information).
If the user presses a front panel button that is locked, the LED
corresponding to that button flashes three times.
RAC 104 • Installation and Operation
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Installation and Operation, cont’d
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RAC 104 • Installation and Operation
RAC 104
3
Chapter Three
Remote Control
Simple Instruction Set
Windows-Based Program Control
Front Panel Security Lock Out (Executive Modes)
Presets
Mute
Remote Control
The RAC 104 can be controlled remotely via the RS-232
connector using the Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS) or the
Extron Windows-based control program.
The RS-232 connector on the RAC 104 is a 3-pole captive screw
connector, with one pole for transmitting data, one for receiving
data, and one for the ground. Wire the RS-232 connector as
shown below.
Tx Rx
RS-232
Transmit (Tx)
Receive (Rx)
Ground (Gnd, )
RS-232 connector wiring
Pin
RS-232 function
Description
1
2
3
Tx
Rx
Gnd
Transmit data
Receive data
Signal ground
RS-232 pin assignment table
The RS-232 protocol for this connector is 9600 baud, 8-bit, 1 stop
bit, no parity.
Simple Instruction Set
Host-to-controller instructions
The RAC 104 accepts SIS commands through the RS-232 port.
SIS commands consist of one or more characters per command
field. They do not require any special characters to begin or
end the command character sequence. Each controller response
to an SIS command ends with a carriage return and a line feed
(CR/LF = ), which signals the end of the response character
string. A string is one or more characters.
Controller-initiated messages
The following copyright message is initiated by the controller
when it is first powered on. Vx.xx is the firmware version
number.
Boot V1.00,(c) 2003, ? to Enter
(c) Copyright 2003,Extron Electronics,RAC 104, Vx.xx
3-2 RAC 104 • Remote Control
Controller error responses
When the RAC 104 receives an SIS command and determines
that it is valid, it performs the command and sends a response
to the host device. If the controller is unable to perform the
command because the command is invalid or contains invalid
parameters, the contoller returns an error response to the host.
The error response codes are:
E01 — Invalid channel number (too large)
E10 — Invalid command
E13 — Invalid value (out of range)
E14 — Invalid setting at this time (i.e., setting outside the
upper or lower value limit)
E23 — Firmware update failure
Using the command/response table
The command/response table begins on the next page. Upper
and lower case letters can be used interchangeably in the
command field except where noted. Symbols are used
throughout the table to represent variables in the command/
response fields. An ASCII-to-hexadecimal (HEX) conversion
table and symbol definitions are provided below. Command
and response examples are shown throughout the table.
ASCII to HEX Conversion Table
•
Symbol definitions
= Carriage return/line feed
= Carriage return (no line feed)
X1 = 0 through 100, output volume; attenuation (dB) = X1 -100.
Default = 70 (-30 dB)
X2 = 1 through 4, channel numbers
1 = group A, channel 1
2 = group A, channel 2
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Remote Control, cont’d
3 = group B, channel 3
4 = group B, channel 4
X3 = 0 or 1
0 = off
1 = on
X4 = 0 through 14, bass adjustment range
(+/-14 dB; 2 dB increment/decrement,
bass in dB = [bass number minus 7] times 2;
default = 7 [0 dB]).
X5 = 0 through 14, treble adjustment range
(+/-14 dB; 2 dB increment/decrement,
treble in dB = [treble number minus 7] times 2;
default = 7 [0 dB]).
X6 = Front panel executive modes
0 = off
1 = executive mode 1
2 = executive mode 2
X7 = Controller software version to second decimal place
X8 = A or B, group number
Group A = channels 1 and 2
Group B = channels 3 and 4
X9 = 1 through 3, preset number
X10 = -12 through +12 (audio gain or attenuation in dB)
X11 = 0 through 12 (audio gain in dB)
X12 = 1 through 12 (audio attenuation in dB)
X13 = 0 through 15, decimal number indicates settings for the
four input and output line level DIP switches. DIP
switch settings are shown in the table below.
X13
DIP
Switch
1
2
3
4
Group
Input A
Input B
Output A
Output B
0
Off
Off
Off
Off
1
Off
Off
Off
On
2
Off
Off
On
Off
3
Off
Off
On
On
4
Off
On
Off
Off
5
Off
On
Off
On
6
Off
On
On
Off
7
Off
On
On
On
8
On
Off
Off
Off
9
On
Off
Off
On
10
On
Off
On
Off
11
On
Off
On
On
12
On
On
Off
Off
13
On
On
Off
On
Off = -10 dBV (unbalanced, consumer level)
On = +4 dBu (balanced, pro level)
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14
On
On
On
Off
15
On
On
On
On
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3-5
Vol X2 * X1
Vol X2 * X1
Vol X2 * X1
X1
X2 V/v
X3
X2 *0Z/z
X2 Z/z
1*Z/z
0*Z/z
Z/z
Z
View mute status of one channel
Mute all channels
Unmute all channels
View mute status of all channels
Example:
Amt All* X3
Amt All* X3
X3 • X3 • X3 • X3
1010
Amt X2 * X3
Amt X2 * X3
X2 *1Z/z
X2 -V/v
X2 +V/v
X2 * X1 V/v
Mute one channel
Unmute one channel
Mute
Specify volume level
Increment volume
Decrement volume
View volume
Output Volume
X10
Gain
Chn X2 Gain X10
Chn X2
X2 +G/g
X2 -G/g
Gain decrement
View gain/attenuation for input V/v X2 G/g
Chn X2 Gain X10
X2 * X12 g
Set attenuation (-dB)
Gain increment
X10
Chn X2 Gain X10
Chn3 Gain8
X2 * X11 G
3*8G
(RAC 104 to host)
ASCII Command Response
(host to RAC 104)
Set gain (+dB)
Example:
Audio input gain/attenuation
Command
Command/response table for SIS commands
X2
to
X10 dB.
X2 .
Mute channel X2 .
Unmute channel X2 .
View mute status of channel X2 .
Mute all channels.
Unmute all channels.
View mute status of all channels.
Channels 1 & 3 muted, channels 2 & 4 not muted
Set volume for channel X2 to X1 .
Increment volume for channel X2 by 1 dB.
Decrement volume for channel X2 by 1 dB.
View output volume for channel X2 .
X2
Increment gain for channel
by 1 dB.
Decrement gain for channel X2 by 1 dB.
View input gain/attenuation for channel
Set attenuation for channel
Set gain for channel X2 to X10 dB.
Set gain for channel 3 to 8 dB.
Additional description
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View preset status
Example
Save preset
Recall preset
Preset save and recall
Specify treble level
Increment treble level
Decrement treble level
View treble level
Treble adjustment
Specify bass level
Increment bass level
Decrement bass level
View bass level
Bass adjustment
Command
Bas X4
Bas X4
.
Spr X2 * X9
Rpr X2 * X9
X3 • X3 • X3
011
X2
to
X4 .
X2
to
X5 .
Save preset X9 for channel X2 .
Recall preset X9 for channel X2 .
View preset status for channel X2 ; see note below.
For channel 3, preset 1 is empty, preset 2 is used,
and preset 3 is used.
Increment treble level for channel X2 by 2 dB.
Decrement treble level for channel X2 by 2 dB.
View treble level for channel X2 .
Set treble level for channel
Increment bass level for channel X2 by 2 dB.
Decrement bass level for channel X2 by 2dB.
View bass level for channel X2 .
Set bass level for channel
Additional description
Each of the four channels has three presets. The View Preset command response tells the user which presets for
a particular channel have been used to save settings and which are empty. The response consists of a sequence
of three digits. The first, second, and third digits indicate the status of presets 1, 2, and 3, respectively. A 0 in
the sequence indicates an empty preset, a 1 indicates a used preset.
3.
X2
X2 * X9
X2 * X9
,
.
Trb X5
Trb X5
X5
Trb X5
+<
X2 -<
X2 <
X2
X2 * X5 <
X4
Bas X4
+>
X2 ->
X2 >
X2
X2 * X4 >
(RAC 104 to host)
ASCII Command Response
(host to RAC 104)
Remote Control, cont’d
RAC 104 • Remote Control
3-7
Upload firmware update
Upload success
Update firmware
Reset to factory defaults
System reset
View input gain
View output volume
View bass setting
View treble setting
View Preset Settings
Command
Go
UPL
See note below.
See note below.
Default settings:
Input gain X10 = 0
Volume level X1 = 70
Bass level X4 = 7
Treble level X5 = 7.
Additional description
Firmware updates will periodically become available on the Extron Web site. To update the firmware, first
download the update file from the site. Then open HyperTerminal and type the Esc Upload command.
After receiving the Go response, select Send Text File from the Transfer menu. In the Send Text File window,
locate and select the file you downloaded and click Open. The controller will send the UPL response once the
update has been successfully completed. It will send the error code E23 if the update failed.
Esc Upload
Zpx
X5
X2 * X9 *8#
Esc ZXXX
X1
X4
X2 * X9 *7#
X10
X2 * X9 *6#
X2 * X9 *5#
(RAC 104 to host)
ASCII Command Response
(host to RAC 104)
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X6
GrpA* X3 GrpB* X3
4#
View ties of all groups
Tie channels in group X8 together
(0 = not tied, 1= tied).
Group A tied/not tied, group B tied/not tied.
View DIP switch settings (see table on page 3-4).
60-561-01.
0 = off.
1 = mode 1 (all features except volume are locked).
2 = mode 2 (all features are locked).
0 = off.
1 = mode 1.
2 = mode 2.
Additional description
Commands can be made back-to-back with no spaces. Example 1*1!02!03*03!..
The RAC 104 supports the 2-digit numeric format (01*02).
Tie Grp X8 * X3
X8 * X3 *4#
X7
xx-xxx-xx
X13
X6
Exe
Tie channels together
Tie channels together
Information request (DIP switch settings)
I/i
Request for part number
N/n
Query software version
Q/q
Information requests
X/x
View executive mode status
X/x
X6
Set executive mode
(RAC 104 to host)
ASCII Command Response
(host to RAC 104)
Front panel lock out (Executive modes)
Command
Remote Control, cont’d
RAC 104 • Remote Control
3-9
View treble upper limit
View bass upper limit
Set treble lower limit
Set treble upper limit
View treble lower limit
Set volume lower limit
Set volume upper limit
View volume lower limit
View volume upper limit
Set bass lower limit
Set bass upper limit
View bass lower limit
X2
X2
X2
X2
X2
X2
X2
X2
X2
X2
X2
X2
*
*
X1
X1
X5
X5
Tll X2 * X5
Tul X2 * X5
X4
X4
Bll X2 * X4
Bul X2 * X4
X1
X1
Vll
Vul
* 21 #
* X1 * 22 #
* 21 #
* 22 #
* X4 * 23 #
* X4 * 24 #
* 23 #
* 24 #
* X5 * 25 #
* X5 * 26 #
* 25 #
* 26 #
X2
X1
*
X2
(RAC 104 to host)
ASCII Command Response
(host to RAC 104)
Volume, Bass, and Treble Range Limit Settings
Command
X2
to
X1 .
Set volume upper limit for channel X2 to X1 .
View volume lower limit setting for channel X2 .
View volume upper limit setting for channel X2 .
Set bass lower limit for channel X2 to X1 .
Set bass upper limit for channel X2 to X1 .
View bass lower limit setting for channel X2 .
View bass upper limit limit setting for channel X2 .
Set treble lower limit for channel X2 to X1 .
Set treble upper limit for channel X2 to X1 .
View treble lower limit setting for channel X2 .
View treble upper limit setting for channel X2 .
Set volume lower limit for channel
Additional description
Remote Control, cont’d
Windows®-Based Program Control
The Windows-based Extron Audio Products Control Program is
compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP and provides
remote control of the volume, gain, and tone adjustment, and
other RAC 104 features.
Updates to this program can be downloaded from the Extron
Web site (http://www.extron.com).
Installing the software
The program is contained on the Extron Software Products
CD-ROM. To install the software:
1.
Insert the CD-ROM into the drive. The installation
program should start automatically. If it does not selfstart, run Launch.exe from the CD.
2.
The Extron software CD window appears.
Using the software
To run the software:
1.
Double click the Audio Products Control Program icon in
the Extron Electronics program group.
2.
Click the comm port that is connected to the unit’s remote
connector.
3.
Click OK. The Audio Products Control Program main
window displays the current volume, tone, and gain/
attenuation settings for each channel and allows the user
to adjust them. The window also contains channel tie,
channel mute, front panel lock out (executive modes), and
preset controls.
Windows-based control program main window
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Input/Output Level fields
The Input Level and Output Level fields display the current
settings for the line level selector DIP switches. See the chapter
2 section, “Rear Panel Features and Cabling”, for more
information.
Input/Output Level fields
Preset Preview button
To view a preset before recalling it, select a channel and preset
number, then click and hold the Preview button.
Preset Preview button
Setting volume and tone limits
Volume and tone limits allow you to specify the range of
allowable volume, bass, and treble values. To set upper and
lower volume and tone limits:
1.
On the File menu, click Advanced Setup, then click Set
Limits. A check mark appears next to Set Limits.
2.
In the Volume and Tone adjustment area of the main
window, click and drag the yellow arrows up or down to
change the upper and lower limits. Limits for channels
tied together will change simultaneously.
3.
To lock the limits to the values you selected in step 2, click
Advanced Setup on the File menu, then click Set Limits.
The check mark next to Set Limits disappears.
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Remote Control, cont’d
Using the help system
For information about program features, you can access the
help program in any of the following ways:
•
From the Extron Electronics program group, double-click
the Audio Products Help icon.
•
From within the Audio Products Control program, click
Help on the task bar.
•
From within the Audio Products Control program, press
the F1 key.
Updating the firmware
Firmware updates will periodically become available on the
Extron Web site. To load a firmware update:
1.
Download the update file from the Extron Web site
(www.extron.com).
2.
Run the Audio Products Control Program.
3.
On the File menu, click Update Firmware. The Firmware
Loader window appears.
Firmware Loader window
4.
Click the Upload Firmware File button.
5.
Locate and select the update file you downloaded from the
Web site and click Open. The Firmware Loader loads the
update.
The RAC 104’s front panel LEDs flash intermittently
during the loading process. Once loading is complete, all
the LEDs flash simultaneously for 10 seconds and then
return to their default settings.
The firmware update file must have an .s19 extension. If
it does not have that extension it will not work properly.
6.
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After the update has completed loading, click Exit.
RAC 104 • Remote Control
Front Panel Security Lockout (Executive
Modes)
To prevent accidental changes to the controller settings, the
front panel controls can be locked using one of two executive
modes. The user turns the executive modes on and off using
either the SIS or the Windows-based control program via the
RS-232 connector. While an executive mode is on, the locked
controls can be adjusted through the RS-232 device only.
Executive mode 1 locks the tone controls and channel selector
buttons only. The user can continue to change the volume
via the front panel.
Executive mode 2 locks all the front panel controls.
Presets
The user can program up to three presets for each channel using
the SIS or the Windows-based control program via the RS-232
connector. The presets allow the user to save the current input
gain and output volume, bass, and treble settings for recall at a
later time.
When two channels are tied together, selecting a preset for
either channel will set the volume, bass, treble, and gain for
both channels. Input gain for tied channels can be adjusted
independently.
Mute
The user can mute each channel using the SIS or the
Windows-based control program via the RS-232 connector.
•
Volume and tone settings can still be adjusted while a
channel is muted.
•
When two channels are tied together, selecting mute or
unmute for one channel will mute or unmute both.
•
When the user ties a muted channel to a channel that is not
muted, the RAC 104 unmutes the muted channel
automatically.
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Remote Control, cont’d
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RAC 104
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Appendix A
Specifications, Part Numbers,
and Accessories
Specifications
Included Parts
Accessories
Specifications, Part Numbers, and Accessories
Specifications
Audio
Gain ................................................ Unbalanced output: -6 dB; balanced
output: 0 dB
when input gain is set to 0 dB, output
volume is at 100, and the input and output
are set to the same level via the Line Level
DIP switch
Frequency response .................... 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB
THD + Noise ................................. 0.03% @ 1 kHz at nominal level
S/N ............................................... >90 dB, balanced at maximum output
(unweighted)
Crosstalk ....................................... <-120 dB @ 1 kHz
Stereo channel separation .......... >80 dB @ 1 kHz, >60 dB @ 20 kHz
CMRR ............................................ >75 dB @ 1 kHz
Volume control range ................. -100 dB to 0 dB (volume numbers 0
through 100) in 0.5 dB steps
Attenuation = volume number minus 100. The default is -30 dB
= volume number 70.
Bass control range ....................... ±14 dB, 100 Hz referenced to 1 kHz
(0 through 14) in 2 dB steps
Bass dB = (bass number minus 7) times 2. The default is 0 dB =
bass number 7.
Treble control range .................... ±14 dB, 10 kHz referenced to 1 kHz
(0 through 14) in 2 dB steps
Treble dB = (treble number minus 7) times 2. The default is 0 dB
= treble number 7.
Audio input
Number/signal type ................... 4 channels, which can be mono or tied into
stereo pairs, balanced/unbalanced
Connectors ................................... (2) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors,
5 pole
Impedance .................................... >18k ohms unbalanced/balanced,
DC coupled
Nominal level ............................... +4 dBu (1.23 V), -10 dBV (316 mV),
switchable per group
Maximum level ............................ +20 dBu (7.75 V), (balanced or unbalanced)
at 1% THD+N
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Input gain adjustment ................. –12 dB to +12 dB
0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV
2 dBu.
Audio output
Number/signal type ................... 4 channels, which can be mono or tied into
stereo pairs, balanced/unbalanced
Connectors ................................... (2) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
Impedance .................................... 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
Nominal level ............................... +4 dBu (1.23 V), balanced; -10 dBV
(316 mV), unbalanced; switchable per
group
Maximum level (Hi-Z) ................ >+20 dBu, balanced or unbalanced at 1%
THD+N
Control/remote — remote volume/tone controller
Serial control port ........................ RS-232, 3.5 mm captive screw connector,
3 pole
Baud rate and protocol ............... 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
Serial control pin configurations 1 = TX, 2 = RX, 3 = GND
Program control .......................... Extron’s control/configuration program
for Windows®
Extron’s Simple Instruction Set (SIS™)
General
External power supply ................ 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, external
to 12 VDC, 1 A, regulated
Power input requirements ......... 12 VDC, 0.2 A
Temperature/humidity .............. Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) /
10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) /
10% to 90%, noncondensing
Mounting
Rack mount ...................... Yes, with optional 1U, 9.5" deep rack shelf
(RSU 129, #60-190-01; RSB 129, 60-604-01);
1U, 6" deep rack shelf (RSU 126,
#60-190-10, RSB 126, 60-604-10); or
VersaTools® 1U, 3.5" deep rack shelf
(RSF 123, #60-190-20, RSB 123, 60-604-20)
Furniture mount .............. Yes, with optional brackets
Enclosure type .............................. Metal
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Specifications, Part Numbers, Accessories, cont’d
Enclosure dimensions ................. 1.7" H x 4.3" W x 3.0" D (1U high, quarter
rack wide)
4.3 cm H x 10.9 cm W x 7.6 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors and knob.)
Product weight ............................. 0.5 lbs (0.3 kg)
Shipping weight ........................... 2 lbs (1 kg)
Vibration ....................................... ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe
Transit Association)
Regulatory compliance
Safety ................................. CE, CUL, UL
EMI/EMC ......................... CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
MTBF ............................................. 30,000 hours
Warranty ....................................... 3 years parts and labor
All nominal levels are at ±10%.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Included Parts
These items are included in each order for an RAC 104:
Included parts
Replacement
Part number
RAC 104
60-561-01
12 VDC, 1.0 A external power supply
70-055-01
3.5 mm, 5-pole captive screw connector (4)
10-319-10
3.5 mm, 3-pole captive screw connector (1)
10-265-03
Audio Products Control Program
Tweeker (small screwdriver)
User’s Manual
Accessories
These items can be ordered separately:
Accessories
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Part number
RSU 129 1U universal rack shelf
60-190-01
RSF 123 VersaTools 1U rack shelf
60-190-20
MBU 123 under-desk mounting bracket
70-212-01
PMK 100 projector mounting bracket
70-217-01
RAC 104 • Specifications, Part Numbers, and Accessories
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