AMX DAS-T0804X-8X-SIG User Manual
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Installation Guide

DAS-T0804X/8X-SIG Tango Zone Expanders



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)

Address Switch





























Paging IN/OUT

Zone Outputs (up to 8)

Power Switch & Receptacle

FIG. 1 Tango Zone Expanders(DAS-T0808X-SIGshown)

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.

Product Specifications

Tango Zone Expanders - Product Specifications

Models Available:

DAS-T0804X-SIG (FG1103-11)Tango4-ZoneExpander


DAS-T0808X-SIG (FG1103-12)Tango8-ZoneExpander



Stereo Output:

40 Watts/CH Stereo amplifiers


(20Hz - 20 KHz @ .1% THD)




960W max (Actual average usage = 300W)



Audio Inputs:

8 Stereo Inputs, 47K impedance



Audio Outputs:

8 Stereo Looping Outputs




4 or 8 Independent Zones (4 X 2 Zone Modules).



Front Panel Components:



Light Bar

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





Dimensions (HWD):

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)



Included Accessories:

• Power cable



Other AMX Equipment:

Rack-MountInstallation Kit(FG1101-60)



Tango units occupy two rack spaces in a standard 19" equipment rack. Rack mounting brackets are supplied with the optional Rack-MountInstallation Kit(FG1101-60).

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 (10-32Panhead Phillips - supplied with the Tango unit) for each bracket.

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 forced-aircooling) to satisfy the ventilation requirements of all the items of equipment installed within the rack.

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.

Cabling Instructions

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.

Cable Type

The Tango Controller is cabled using standard 4-conductorspeaker cable originating at the Tango Controller, passing through the Keypad, and terminating at the speaker location. AMX recommends using a bundled4-conductor16gauge stranded copper wire in a single continuous run.

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 provideline-levelinput and output connections for devices such as CD, DSS, MP3 players etc.

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)