AD-8 Audio Distribution System

Quick Overview

This model has been discontinued

Designed to be the audio hub for commercial and residential installations, this powerful audio distribution matrix switcher has the capability to route eight analog audio sources to eight different zones. For larger projects, expand the system up to 64 zones by stacking up to eight units together. Used with RTI controllers and processors the AD-8 provides complete control with two-way communication for zone-independent status feedback. Imagine every aspect of your environment working in complete harmony - from audio and video to lighting, temperature and more.

  • Distributes up to eight analog audio sources to eight zones.
  • Integrated 16 channel amplifier utilizes Cool Power® technology.
  • Provides 25 watts per channel in each zone.
  • Accessory wall plate allows sources to be connected remotely via Cat-5.
  • Expansion to 64 output zones by stacking AD-8 Distributed Audio Systems.
  • Tight integration with RTI control systems allows two-way feedback.
  • Discrete volume and tone control in all zones using IR or RS-232.
  • Pre-outputs allow outboard amplification for adding rooms or speakers.
  • Optional phone and doorbell mute function.
AC Input Voltage 115VAC, 120W
Power Switch Front Panel On/Off with LED
Mounting Rack mount or free standing
Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.24in(133mm) x 17.0in(432mm) x 14.75in(375mm)
Weight 24lbs (10.9kg)
Operating Temperature C -10 to +40degrees, F +14 to +104 degrees
Local Input Source Eight, RCA jacks x 16
Remote Input Mixed Source Four, RJ45
CTRL In One, 3.5mm, for IR control
Remote Source IR One, 3.5mm x 4 sources, IR input
RS232 Port One, Bidirectional control
Trigger Output One, 12VDC @ 15mA
Voltage Output One, 12VDC @ 500mA
Mute One, 3.5mm
Output Zones Eight zones, two channels each, phoenix connector
Pre-amp Output (fixed or variable) Eight zones, two channels each, RCA jacks
Rated Power/Channel >20 Watts, 20Hz to 20KHz (RMS, 2 chan driven 8ohms)
Power/Channel >25 Watts @ 1KHz (RMS, 2 chan driven 8ohms)
Total Harmonic Distortion @20W/8ohm, .5%
Total Harmonic Distortion @1W/8ohm <.05%
S/N @ Rated Power, IEC A-wtd, Source Input shorted 92dB (mute +1)
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20KHz @1W/8ohm 1.5+/-.5dB
Input Overload 2.5V
Input Impedance >22KOhms
Channel Separation 1KHz >60dB
Crosstalk Between Sources @ Rated Power/1KHz >75dB
Crosstalk Between Zones @ Rated Power/1KHz 80dB
Treble Control @10KHz 10dB +/-.5dB
Bass Control @100Hz 10dB +/-.5dB
Warranty Three Years (parts & labor)
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