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ZR-8630AV

MultiZone Audio/Video Receiver

Eight-Source,Six-Zone,30W Per Channel

AM/FM Receiver

B L E N D I N GT E C H N O L O G Y A N DA R C H I T E C T U R E®

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Thank you for purchasing the NilesZR-8630AVAudio/Video MultiZone Receiver, one of the most flexible and convenient audio/video components ever offered. TheZR-8630AV,like all Niles products, is built to the highest standards of quality and reliability. With proper installation and operation, you'll enjoy years oftrouble-freeuse.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

FEATURES AND BENEFITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7–8

PARTS GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9–12 R-8 REMOTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 INTELLIPAD® CI KEYPAD MODULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13–27

CONFIGURATION 1 - SIX ZONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13–15

CONFIGURATION 2 - ADDING ZONES USING MULTIPLEZR-8630AVUNITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

CONFIGURATION 3 - DISTRIBUTING SOURCE-COMPONENT AUDIO AND VIDEOSIGNALS . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-18

CONFIGURATION 4 - INTEGRATING ANIR-CONTROLLEDHOME THEATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

CONFIGURATION 5 - INTEGRATING A HOME THEATER USING AN INTELLICONTROL® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

CONFIGURATION 6 - MULTIPLE MASTER KEYPAD MODULES IN A ZONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

CONFIGURATION 7 - MULTIPLE LISTENING AREAS IN A ZONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

CONFIGURATION 8 - EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER IN A ZONE FOR MORE POWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

CONFIGURATION 9 - EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER IN A ZONE FOR MULTIPLE LISTENING AREAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

CONFIGURATION 10 - EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER IN A ZONE FOR MULTIPLE ROOMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

CONFIGURATION 11 - SYSTEM PAGING AND EXTERNAL TELEPHONE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

CONFIGURATION 12 - IR REPEATING FOR CONTROL OF LOCAL COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

COMPONENT COMPATIBILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Infrared Command Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Testing for a Possible IR Command Conflict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Solving the IR Command Conflict if Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

SOURCE POWER SYNCHRONIZATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

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CHOOSING A SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Video Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Voltage Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Current Sensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Light Sensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

SOURCE AND HOME THEATER SYNC STATUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-33

OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-45 MASTER KEYS/SOURCE BUTTONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Master Key/Source Button Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 MASTER KEY/SOURCE BUTTON OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Single-Zone Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 System-Wide Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 OFF KEY/BUTTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 OFF Key Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 OFF KEY/BUTTON OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Single-Zone OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 System-Wide OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 VOLUME KEYS/BUTTONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Volume Keys/Buttons Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 MUTE KEY/BUTTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Mute Key/Button Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 FUNCTION KEYS/BUTTONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Function Key/Button Operation for Connected Source Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Function Key/Button Operation for the Built-in Tuners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 FRONT-PANEL TUNER OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 IDENTICAL SOURCE COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 SHARED SOURCE COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 OPERATING A SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE ZR-8630AV UNITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 OPERATING A SYSTEM INTEGRATED WITH A HOME THEATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Operation from the Stereo Zones Provided by the ZR-8630AV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

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Operation from the Home Theater Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 1. Integrated Home Theater using 12V Home Theater Sync and IR Repeating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 2. Integrated Home Theater using 12V Home Theater Sync and NilesR-8Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 3. Integrated Home Theater without 12V Home Theater Sync and using NilesR-8Commands . . . . . . . . .45

SYSTEM-BUSYINDICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45SOURCE-IN-USEINDICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 PAGING INDICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-52 CONNECTING SPEAKER WIRE TO THE NILES NO-STRIP CONNECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 TERMINATING FOUR-PAIR TWISTED CABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 CONNECTING THE MASTER KEYPADS TO THE HOME RUN OF FOUR-PAIR TWISTED CABLE . . . . . . . . . . . .47 CONNECTING ACCESSORY KEYPADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 CONNECTING IR SENSORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 SOURCE-COMPONENT AUDIO/VIDEO SIGNALS AND VIDEO SYNCHRONIZATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 TELEPHONE PAGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 SOURCE-COMPONENT POWER SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 IR FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 SOURCE-COMPONENT HOME THEATER SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 12V CONTROL SIGNALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 HOME THEATER CONTROL SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 AM/FM ANTENNAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 SPEAKERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 PREAMPLIFIER ZONE OUTPUTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 KEYPAD MODULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 SYSTEM EXPANSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 AC POWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 CONNECTING AN IR SENSOR FOR LOCAL SYSTEM CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 CONNECTING AN A/B AMPLIFIER SWITCH FOR LOCAL SYSTEM SELECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53-59 INSTALLER PROGRAMMING PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

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PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

PROGRAMMING DOCUMENTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

ZR-8630AVProgramming Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

ZR-8630AVSource-ComponentProgramming Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Function Keys/Buttons Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

Sequence Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

PROGRAMMING A LEARNING REMOTE FOR ZONE OPERATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

PROGRAMMING A HOME THEATER REMOTE CONTROL TO OPERATE

SOURCE COMPONENTS SHARED WITH A ZR-8630AV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57-59Method1–ControllingShared-SourceCompnts. w/IR Repeating & 12V Home Theater Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Method2–ControllingShared-SourceCompnts. w/NilesR-8Commands & 12V Home Theater Status . . . . . . . . .58 Method3–ControllingShared-SourceCompnts. w/NilesR-8Commands & w/out 12V Home Theater Status . . . . . .59

INSTALLATION SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-61 ALL ON/PAGE DIP SWITCH SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 FIXED/VARIABLE PREAMPLIFIER SWITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 PROGRAMMING MASTER/SLAVE MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 INSTALLING ZONE LABELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 VOLUME SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

Changing Volume Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

SOURCE-IN-USESETTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

SYSTEM PROGRAMMING STEPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63-68

PROGRAM-EDITING STEPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69-71 SOURCE-POWER EDITING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 IR-COMMAND EDITING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69-70 SEQUENCE EDITING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 STORING TUNER PRESETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 PROGRAM ERASING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-73

TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76-77

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INTRODUCTION

Niles Audio Corporation has recognized the need for asimple-to-use,cost-effectivemulti-zoneaudio/video system that can provide years of listening and viewing pleasure. Ourproduct-developmentteam has produced an innovativemulti-zonereceiver that incorporates six separate zones of amplifier power, twobuilt-inAM/FM tuners, and connections for six audio/video source components.

The ZR-8630AVAudio/Video MultiZone Receiver is themulti-zonesolution for which you have been asking. It allows you to combine keypad modules with infrared sensors andhand-heldremotes for total control of a homeentertainment system, providing"one-touch"system-widecontrol.

Now everyone in the household can be happy: One person can watch a DVD in a bedroom, while another simultaneously listens to the radio by the pool. At the same time, a third person can listen to DSS music in the kitchen, while a fourth watches TV in the den. In addition, source-componentIR control of theZR-8630AViscustom-programmableto provide intuitive operation for a wide range of source components.

ZR-8630AVMultiZone Audio/Video Receiver

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Multi-Zone/Multi-Source

The ZR-8630AVAudio/Video MultiZone Receiver incorporates matrix preamplifier technology to provide twobuilt-inAM/FM tuners and six audio/video source components to six zones simultaneously. Finally, Dad can relax by watching a DVD in the den while the kids listen to their favorite music by the pool.

12-Channel30W Amplifier for Six Zones of Stereo Sound

The ZR-8630AVAudio/Video MultiZone Receiver is an integrated solution formulti-zoneapplications. Sixbuilt-in30W stereo amplifiers provide clear and dynamic sound for six zoned areas. The patented Nilesno-stripconnectors provide fast and reliable connections to the speaker pairs in the listening zones.

TwoBuilt-InAM/FM Tuners

The ZR-8630AVincludes twobuilt-inAM/FM tuners. Both of thesehigh-qualitytuners are available to all zones and include direct station access. Also, each tuner is programmable with 10 preset AM stations and 10 preset FM stations, for a total of 40 presets per unit.

Central Intelligence

The design of the ZR-8630AVAudio/Video MultiZone Receiver is a radical departure from that of traditional programmablekeypad-controlledmulti-zonesystems. Instead of redundantly programming each of the individual keypads with IR commands, all IR commands are programmed and stored in theZR-8630AV.The IntelliPad® Ci keypad modules and Niles IR Sensors connect to the receiver for complete system control. Total system cost is now dramatically reduced due to shorter programming time and the low cost of the modular keypads located in each zone.

Quick and Easy Programming with ZR Source Library and Archiving Software

Manual programming is fast and easy, thanks to push buttons and LED visual prompts that lead youstep-by-stepthrough the programming process. Additionally, you can use Niles ZR Source Library and Archiving Software to back up all system programming on your PC and to loadpre-programmedSource Library Files.

One-TouchOperation withSource-ComponentPower Synchronization

One touch of a Master Key or Source Button instructs theZR-8630AVAudio/Video MultiZone Receiver to perform a sequence of IR commands for complete automation of your distributed A/V system.

The ZR-8630AVprovides both video and voltage Sync Inputs that sense whether the connected source components are ON or OFF. The unit issues power commands for these source components only if the source components are actually OFF, turning them on correctly every time. Then theZR-8630AVselects the proper input for the source component and issues a programmed sequence of IR commands (i.e., Play or Favorite Station).

You can operate a complex mix of audio/video components of various brands with ease and simplicity when using the ZR-8630AV.

Elegant and Intuitive User Interfaces

The Selectand SoloMaster Keypad Modules - The Selectand SoloMaster Keypad Modules are elegant,single-gangcontrol solutions for theZR-8630AV.Custom-labeledbacklit Master Keys provide complete system activation and source selection. The IR version of each Master Keypad Module contains an integrated IR sensor.

The Numericand TransportAccessory Keypad Modules- The Numericand TransportAccessory Keypad Modules can be combined with a SelectMaster Keypad Module in any or all zones. The Numeric(but not the Transport) can be included with a Solo. The Numericprovides direct access to discs, tracks, stations, and channels when operating DSS receivers, CD/DVD changers, and the built-in AM/FM tuners. The Transportprovides basic source-transport functions such as Play, Stop, and Pause, and cursor keys for on-screen menus.

The R-8 Remote - The R-8 Remote is an ergonomichand-heldIR remote control. In zones where Niles SelectIR or SoloIR keypads or IR Sensors have been installed, theR-8Remote provides system control from anywhere in the zone.

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System-WideOperation

The ZR-8630AVAudio/Video MultiZone Receiver incorporatessystem-widecontrol to activate all zones to a particular source component. An ALL OFF command is included for complete system shutdown from any zone in the system.

Paging Input for Telephone Systems

A paging input accommodates telephone systems equipped with a paging output. Audio sensing detects the paging signal and interrupts source components playing in the various zones, enabling the paging signal to play through. If a zone is off during a page, it turns on, enabling the paging signal to play through.Front-panelswitches disable this paging feature in any zones where it is not required.

12V Control Output

A control-outputconnector provides a constant 12V DC trigger signal the moment any zone is activated. This signal can be interfaced tovoltage-triggeredAC power strips (i.e., NilesAC-3)for the automation of source components that can be activated only by switched AC outlets. Also, individualcontrol-outputtriggers for zones 4, 5, and 6 provide a constant 12V DC trigger signal for reliable triggering of external amplifiers specified for zones requiring more power.

Expandable for Larger Multi-ZoneSystems

Up to three ZR-8630AVunits can be combined in a single system, providing up to 18 zones. Source components are connected to all receivers, splitting their audio/video signals with NilesAVDA-3Audio/Video Distribution Amplifiers.

Program Memory Protection

The ZR-8630AVAudio/Video MultiZone Receiver usesnon-volatilememory to store its programming. This safeguards against accidental loss of the programming for the entire life of the product.

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PARTS GUIDE (ZR-8630AV)

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This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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LED Zone ON/OFF Indicators

Provide individual ON/OFF indication for each zone.

Zone Label Slots

Coined slot for placing included zone labels for easy identification.

Tuner Controls

Radio station up/down, radio station preset, and tuner selection buttons.

Tuner Display

Displays the most recent tuner selected manually on the front panel. Then that tuner displays the most recent station selected on that tuner. Also shown is the reception mode (mono or stereo).

Removable Programming Cover

Conceals installer-onlyprogramming controls.

Main Power Switch

Turns the main power to the receiver ON and OFF.Note: Equipment is not completely disconnected from the main power source when power switch is in the OFF position.

Sensor for IR Capture

IR sensor captures IR commands that control the con- nected source components.

Programming Controls and Indicators

Push buttons and LED prompts for system and IR pro- gramming.

Zone ALL ON/PAGE Enable Switches

Individual DIP switches enable or disablesystem-wideAll ON commands and the paging feature.

DB-9Computer Interface

Connects a laptop computer to back up and download pro- gram configurations using ZR Source Library and Archiving Software.

Sync Inputs

Video Inputs and Voltage Sync Inputs 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 detect when a source component is ON/OFF for reliable system activation. The HTmini-plugSync Input senses voltage for determining the ON/OFF status of a Home Theater system that shares source components with theZR-8630AV.

Paging Input

A mono RCA input accepts a paging signal from a telephone system.

Keypad Inputs

Six female RJ-45jacks for connecting Master KeypadModules.

System Expansion

Two femaleRJ-45jacks for connecting multiple receivers together in largermulti-zonesystems.

Flasher Outputs

Six 3.5mm jacks provide an output connection for IRC-2P MicroFlashers, one for each connected source component. A seventh output labeled ALL is designed for the IRC-1P High-Output IR Flasher.

IR Input

A single 3.5mm jack provides an input connection for IR commands sent from a Home Theater system to control source components shared with aZR-8630AV.

12V Control Outputs

One 3.5mm jack controls source components requiring activation from a switched AC outlet by providing a 12V DC trigger signal for use with voltage-triggered AC power strips (i.e., Niles AC-3). Three zone-specific 3.5mm jacks (for zones 4, 5, and 6) activate external amplifiers that may be specified for those zones by providing a 12V DC trigger signal when the corresponding zone activates.

Tuner Antenna Inputs

Dual female coaxial F-connectorsandspring-loaded,bare-wire jacks provide connections for the included AM and FM antennas, or external antennas.

Audio Inputs

Six pairs of stereo RCA jacks provide input connections for source components.

Video Inputs

Six RCA jacks provide composite video input connections for the distribution of audio/video source components.

Video Outputs

Six RCA jacks provide zoned output connections for TVs and video displays.

Individual Zone Preamplifier Outputs

Six pairs of stereo RCA jacks provide output connections for external amplifiers used instead of, or in conjunction with, the built-in ZR-8630AV amplifiers.

Fixed/VariablePreamplifier-OutputAdjustment Switch

Two-positionswitches for zones 4, 5, and 6 set the individual preamplifier outputs to a variable or a fixed signal.

Removable Speaker Connector

Niles’ patentedno-stripspeaker connector provides connection to speakers in the listening zones.

Removable Power Cord

An IEC removable power cord provides easy handling dur- ing installation.

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