- •Product Specifications
- •Speaker Wire Technology (SWT)
- •Cabling Instructions
- •Cable Type
- •Connecting Sources (Audio Inputs/Outputs)
- •Connecting Zone Outputs
- •SWT Connectors
- •Connecting Paging Inputs/Outputs
- •Connecting To Tango Audio Controllers
- •Zone Expander Addressing
- •Additional Documentation
Tango Zone Expanders (FIG. 1) are used to expand the number of zones in the system beyond the 4 or 8 that are available using the Tango Audio Controllers.
Expansion Port IN: from Tango Audio Controller
Expansion Port OUT:
or other Expander
to other Expander
Stereo Inputs/Outputs (8)
Zone Outputs (up to 8)
Power Switch & Receptacle
FIG. 1 Tango Zone Expanders
•Each Zone Expander has the capability of offering 4 or 8 zones per Expander.
•Up to 7 Zone Expanders may be used in the system, offering the ability to expand the system to 64 zones.
Tango Zone Expanders - Product Specifications
40 Watts/CH Stereo amplifiers
(20Hz - 20 KHz @ .1% THD)
960W max (Actual average usage = 300W)
8 Stereo Inputs, 47K impedance
8 Stereo Looping Outputs
4 or 8 Independent Zones (4 X 2 Zone Modules).
Front Panel Components:
Blue light bar indicates power status.
Blue LEDs indicate active zones.
Rear Panel Components:
• Power Switch/
Master power switch remains in ON position normally
• Paging In/Out Ports
RCA jacks to connect to Paging devices (any audio input
can be used as a paging device). The Paging device con-
nects to the Controller via the "Paging In" connector. The
“Paging Out” connector is used to carry the page to Zone
• Expansion IN Port
RJ11 - From Mi Series Controller or other Zone Expander
• Expansion OUT Port
RJ11 - To another Zone Expander
• Address Switch
Sets the address of the Zone Expander and the zones
within that Expander
• Zone Outputs
Connections for up to 8 zone outputs that connect to the
17” x 3.5” x 13.5” (43.18cm x 8.89cm x 34.29cm)
(including feet and connectors)
8 27.95 lbs. (12.68 kg)
• Power cable
Other AMX Equipment:
Tango units occupy two rack spaces in a standard 19" equipment rack. Rack mounting brackets are supplied with the optional
Note: Exercise extreme care when lifting or moving Tango units within the rack to avoid injury. It is recommended that you seek the assistance of another person when rack mounting Tango units.
1.Attach the rack mounting brackets to each side of the Tango unit using the four screws
Note: To prevent injury the Tango unit must be securely attached to the rack in accordance with the installation instructions. ALWAYS use the special rack mount brackets supplied and high quality fixing screws to ensure the Tango unit is installed in the rack correctly.
2.Place the Tango unit in the equipment rack and hold steady.
3.Secure the Tango unit in the rack using the mounting holes.
Note: DO NOT stand other units directly on top of the Tango unit when it is rack mounted, as this will place excessive strain on the mounting brackets.
To ensure that the rack enclosure is adequately ventilated, there must be a minimum of 3" all around the Tango unit.
Sufficient airflow must be achieved (by convection or
Speaker Wire Technology (SWT)
Speaker Wire Technology (SWT) allows both data and audio signals to travel over the same four conductor wire. This remarkable technology removes the need for control wire since the control and audio signals are shared on the same wire. The reliability and simplicity of this system has been proven for years. AMX Distributed Audio is the only company that offers a “retrofit solution”, one which allows the replacement of volume controls with AMX Distributed Audio keypads and Controllers, giving full control over the sources. Additionally, the versatility of SWT also allows AMX Distributed Audio products to be connected where the control wire has been run separately from the speaker cable.
CAUTION: Be sure to check for any wiring restrictions required by the electrical code in your area.
This installation uses low voltage cabling similar to telephone and alarm wiring, and as such does not commonly have very many restrictions on their installation. However rules may vary in different regions.
The Tango Controller is cabled using standard
Connecting Sources (Audio Inputs/Outputs)
Up to 8 audio devices can be connected to the Tango Zone Expanders via the Sources INPUT and OUTPUT RCA connectors on the rear panel (see FIG. 1 on page 1). Industry standard RCA connectors provide
Each audio input has a corresponding buffered output used to connect the audio sources to additional Tango Controllers or to other devices that share the audio sources (FIG. 2).
To R/L IN jacks on additional
controllers, or other devices
that share this audio source
From R/L OUT jacks on
Source 1 audio device
FIG. 2 Connecting Sources (Audio IN/OUT)