Carbon XA Amplifiers
Overview - Carbon XA Amplifiers
Where more than one pair of speakers is required in a zone, Carbon XA amplifiers provide the extra power needed to drive up to 4 additional speaker pairs (FIG. 1). Use Carbon XA in backyards, large rooms or other zones where additional speakers are needed.
Carbon XA Product Specifications (Cont.)
Including feet and rear connectors:
• 3 1/16” x 17” x 13 1/2”
• 7.68cm x 43.18cm x 33.52cm
25.75 lbs (11.68 kg)
FIG. 1 Carbon XA Amplifiers - Front view
Carbon XA Amplifiers provide extra output power to multiple pairs of speakers driven from one
Features common to all Carbon XA Amplifiers include:
•Expandable configuration - stack up to 3 Carbon XA units per zone to gain up to 12 additional speaker pairs (24 channels).
•Easy installation - Speaker Wire Technology makes installation simple using four conductor speaker wire.
•Integrates with both the Delta Series and Mi Series controllers, as well as the C,
•Utilizes proprietary SWT - Speaker Wire Technology™
Carbon XA Product Specifications
Modular Design - configurable in single pairs:
• Stackable up to 2 Carbon XA units
• Dual mono amplifier stage design
• 60 watts per channel
• THD+N at 1 Khz continuous .006%@ 8 Ohms
• Each Carbon XA is capable of providing 480 watts @ 8 Ohms
• Matrix keypad
• 750W max (Average usage = 250W).
• High current Torroidal power supply
Front Panel Components:
• Status LED
Dual stage status LED:
• Red in standby
• Green when active
Rear Panel Components:
• Power Switch &
The master power switch will remain in the ON position
• From Controller:
SWT input port (connects to an
• To Keypad:
SWT output port (connects to Matrix keypad or interface)
Connecting Carbon XA to a
Connect the Carbon XA Amplifier to the
Connecting Matrix Keypads to the Carbon XA
Connect Matrix Keypads to the Carbon XA Amplifier via the Molex connector labelled “To Keypad” on the rear panel of the Carbon XA (seeFIG. 2).
FIG. 2 provides a Molex Connector Legend
FIG. 2 Molex Connector Legend
Note: When stripping cable for use with the Molex connector, only strip away about ¼” (6mm) of the insulation from each wire. The complete assembly should not have more than 1/32” (1mm) of bare wire exposed from the bottom of the connector.
Each speaker has a Red (positive) terminal and a Black (negative) terminal. Connect the appropriate wire from the keypad to Red and Black terminals on the Left and Right speakers, as with any standard speaker installation.
Matrix Audio SWT Speakers are different from any other speaker available on the market. They allow you to control a single zone of audio without a keypad being installed. Therefore, some different wiring practices must be considered for proper operation and control.
This is achieved by
•At the controller end, the wiring is
•At the speaker end, refer to the labeling on speaker PCB to ensure the correct wiring.
The labelling at both ends must match or the IR control will not work (i.e.: if you used the RED wire for the Left Audio labelled “L” at the zone output, you must use the RED wire for the pin labelled “L” on the speaker connector).
Be sure to screw the connector down to the speaker crossover board before installing and securing in the ceiling. This will ensure that the connector will not disconnect after installation.
A single run of 16/2 must be run from the first speaker to the second speaker.
When no audio is present, the Carbon XA amplifier will go into Standby mode and mute the speakers after about 5 seconds. When audio is sensed at the input, the device will