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Operation/Reference Guide

Delta Series

Distributed Audio Controllers

DAS-D(I)04044 Source, 4 Zone Controller

DAS-D(I)04064 Source, 6 Zone Controller

Matrix Distributed Audio

Last Revised: 7/14/2008

AMX Limited Warranty and Disclaimer

All products returned to AMX require a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. The RMA number is obtained from the AMX RMA Department. The RMA number must be clearly marked on the outside of each box. The RMA is valid for a 30-dayperiod. After the30-dayperiod the RMA will be cancelled. Any shipments received not consistent with the RMA, or after the RMA is cancelled, will be refused. AMX is not responsible for products returned without a valid RMA number.

Warranty Repair Policy

AMX will repair any defect due to material or workmanship issues during the applicable warranty period at no cost to the AMX Authorized Partner., provided that the AMX Authorized Partner is responsible for in-boundfreight and AMX is responsible forout-boundground freight expenses.

The AMX Authorized Partner must contact AMX Technical Support to validate the failure before pursuing this service.

AMX will complete the repair and ship the product within five (5) business days after receipt of the product by AMX. The AMX Authorized Partner will be notified if repair cannot be completed within five (5) business days.

Products repaired will carry a ninety (90) day warranty or the balance of the remaining warranty, whichever is greater.

Products that are returned and exhibit signs of damage or unauthorized use will be processed under the Non-WarrantyRepair Policy.

AMX will continue to provide Warranty Repair Services for products discontinued or replaced by a Product Discontinuance Notice.

Non-WarrantyRepair Policy

Products that do not qualify to be repaired under the Warranty Repair Policy due to age of the product or Condition of the product may be repaired utilizing this service.

The AMX Authorized Partner must contact AMX Technical Support to validate the failure before pursuing this service.

Non-warrantyrepair is a billable service.

Products repaired under this policy will carry a ninety (90) day warranty on material and labor.

AMX will notify the AMX Authorized Partner with the cost of repair, if cost is greater than the Standard Repair Fee, within five (5) days of receipt.

The AMX Authorized Partner must provide a Purchase Order or credit card number within five (5) days of notification, or the product will be returned to the AMX Authorized Partner.

The AMX Authorized Partner will be responsible for in-boundandout-boundfreight expenses.

Products will be repaired within ten (10) business days after AMX Authorized Partner approval is obtained.

Non-repairableproducts will be returned to the AMX Authorized Partner with an explanation.

See AMX Non-WarrantyRepair Price List for minimum and Standard Repair Fees and policies.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

1.Read instructions.

2.Keep these instructions.

3.Heed all warnings.

4.Follow all instructions.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water.

6.Clean only with dry cloth.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8.Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-typeplug. The grounding plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12.Use only with cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14.Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

Warning: Shock Hazard - The lightning flash within an equilateral triangle, intended to alert the user to the presence ofun-insulated“Dangerous voltage” within the products enclosure that may be of significant magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons

Read Accompanying Documentation – The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the product.

15.The fuse should only be replaced with the same type fuse as listed on rear of apparatus.

16.The RCA, RJ11and RJ45 Jacks shall only be used for their intended use. Refer to accompanying documentation to insure that they are being used as intended.

17.The spring clip terminals and F-connectoron the tuner module should only be used to connect an AM and FM antenna.

18.Use only an indoor antenna or grounded outdoor antenna.

19.A grounded power outlet is required for safe operation.

20.The grounded 3 prong power cable will be the mains disconnect and it should remain readily available.

21.To completely disconnect the unit from the AC mains, disconnect the power supply cord plug from the AC receptacle.

22.The mains voltage for the AC mains is listed on the back of the apparatus.

Warning – To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. Do not expose this equipment to dripping or splashing and ensure that no objects filled with liquids are placed on the equipment.

Caution: to prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................

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Overview ..................................................................................................................

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Product Specifications ....................................................................................................

1

Tuner Antenna Details.....................................................................................................

2

Delta Installation - Quick Start Steps ..................................................................

3

1. Connect the Source Units to Delta .......................................................................

3

Source Inputs (up to 4)....................................................................................................

3

2. Connect the Keypads to Delta..............................................................................

4

3. Connect the Speakers to the Keypads..................................................................

4

4. Power Up and Test the Basic System Operation...................................................

5

Turning a Zone ON..........................................................................................................

5

Volume Control ...............................................................................................................

5

Tone Control ...................................................................................................................

6

5. Basic Programming ...............................................................................................

6

IR Learning Techniques ...................................................................................................

6

Program Panel.................................................................................................................

6

Wiring and Connections .....................................................................................

7

Pre-Installation Precautions and Recommendations .................................................

7

Note to Professional Installers ........................................................................................

7

Installing Source Equipment............................................................................................

7

Cabling Installation Instructions................................................................................

7

Cable Type .....................................................................................................................

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RF Interference................................................................................................................

8

Distribution Wiring..........................................................................................................

8

Considerations for New Construction Installations ...................................................

8

Securing the Cables ........................................................................................................

8

Keypad “Rough In” Locations .........................................................................................

8

Considerations for Existing Construction..................................................................

9

Running Wires in Existing Construction...........................................................................

9

Marking the Cables .........................................................................................................

9

Existing Electrical Boxes for Keypads .............................................................................

9

Considerations for Outdoor Zones .........................................................................

10

Outdoor Wiring.............................................................................................................

10

Outdoor Keypads..........................................................................................................

10

Controller Connections ...........................................................................................

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Source Unit to Controller Connections..........................................................................

10

AM/FM Tuner Connections............................................................................................

11

Standard 4 Wire Keypad Connections...........................................................................

13

2 Wire Keypad Connections (Control Only)...................................................................

14

Multiple Keypads in a Zone...........................................................................................

15

Matrix Keypad plus Analog Volume Controls................................................................

16

Auxiliary Amplifier Configuration (Zone 1) ....................................................................

17

Auxiliary Amplifier Configuration (Zones 2-6) ...............................................................

18

Remote Amplifier Configuration ...................................................................................

18

Connecting the RS-232 Serial Port ................................................................................

19

RS-232 Cable.................................................................................................................

19

Connecting Matrix Keypads....................................................................................

19

Tools Required for Installation ......................................................................................

19

Orientation of Connectors.............................................................................................

19

Preparing the Wires ......................................................................................................

20

Wire Color Schemes ......................................................................................................

20

Installation into the Wall Cavity.....................................................................................

21

Connecting Matrix In-Ceiling Speakers ...................................................................

22

Overview - Speaker Wire Technology (SWT) .................................................................

22

Overview - Matrix Speakers ..........................................................................................

22

Wiring Method A...........................................................................................................

22

Method B (Retrofit) .......................................................................................................

23

Programming the Delta System ........................................................................

27

Overview ................................................................................................................

27

Preparation for Programming .................................................................................

27

Programming Worksheets ......................................................................................

27

Accommodating Multiple Device Programming .....................................................

29

Program Panel ........................................................................................................

29

Enter the Program Mode ..............................................................................................

29

Program Menu Selections .............................................................................................

30

Setup Program Menu ....................................................................................................

30

Controller Sub Menu...............................................................................................

31

Programming Source Components................................................................................

31

Keypad Functions By Profile .........................................................................................

33

Learning IR Commands ...........................................................................................

35

Labeling IR Commands ...........................................................................................

37

Adding Delay to IR Commands ...............................................................................

39

Labeling a Source ...................................................................................................

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Labeling a Room .....................................................................................................

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Check Room Status.................................................................................................

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Setting Source Levels .............................................................................................

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Tuner Sub Menu............................................................................................................

44

Setting a Station Preset ................................................................................................

44

Clock Sub Menu ............................................................................................................

45

Preferences Program Menu ....................................................................................

45

Backlight Sub Menu ......................................................................................................

45

Display Options Sub Menu............................................................................................

46

About Program Menu .............................................................................................

48

Firmware Version ..........................................................................................................

48

Using Matrix Keypads ......................................................................................

49

Using the Matrix KP-4e Keypad..............................................................................

49

Source Selection............................................................................................................

49

Activating or Deactivating a Zone.................................................................................

49

All Zones ON or OFF.....................................................................................................

50

Navigation Command Keys ...........................................................................................

50

Volume Control .............................................................................................................

51

Muting the Volume .......................................................................................................

51

Tone Control .................................................................................................................

51

Bass (and Balance) Adjustment .....................................................................................

52

Treble (and Balance) Adjustment ..................................................................................

52

Using the Matrix KP-NUM Keypad .........................................................................

53

Direct Access Control....................................................................................................

53

Direct Numeric Access - On Board AM/FM Tuner .........................................................

53

Direct Numeric Access - CD Player or Changer.............................................................

54

Direct Numeric Access - Satellite Radio or DSS/DBS Tuner ..........................................

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Setting Individual Source Component Presets ..............................................................

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Create a Preset .............................................................................................................

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Recall a Preset...............................................................................................................

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Clear All Presets............................................................................................................

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Using the Matrix Touch Panel Keypad ....................................................................

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Labeling the Keypad Grids............................................................................................

57

Customizing LCD Keypad Labels...................................................................................

58

Customizing SOURCE Labels.........................................................................................

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Customizing SOURCE COMMAND Labels.....................................................................

59

Using the Matrix D-RC Remote ........................................................................

61

Overview ................................................................................................................

61

RS-232 Control Commands / Messages ............................................................

63

RS-232 Controller Command Messages .................................................................

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Delta Audio Controller Status Messages ...............................................................

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Source Command Codes.........................................................................................

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Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................

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Overview ................................................................................................................

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Power Connections .................................................................................................

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Source Unit Connections.........................................................................................

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Zone Connection Problems.....................................................................................

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No Keypad Activity (At All).....................................................................................

72

Keypad Lights, No Sound .......................................................................................

72

Troubleshooting Quick Reference .........................................................................

73

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