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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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FEATURES AND BENEFITS

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)

LED Zone ON/OFF Indicator

Zone Label Slots

T uner Controls

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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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PARTS GUIDE (ZR-8630AV)

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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Zone OFF Button

Zone Volume Buttons

Function Buttons

Zone Mute Button

Source Buttons

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Source Buttons

Tap any of these buttons once to turn on the zone and select a source component. Press and hold these buttons to turn on all enabled zones and select the same source component in all zones.

Zone OFF Button

Tap this button once to turn OFF your specific zone. Press and hold this button to turn OFF all zones.

Zone Volume Buttons

Press and hold these buttons to raise or lower the volume in your specific zone, or to restore sound in a muted zone.

Zone Mute Button

Tap this button once to mute the sound in a zone, or to restore the sound in a muted zone.

Function Buttons

Press and hold these buttons to issue the individual IR commands programmed to control the selected source components.

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PARTS GUIDE (INTELLIPAD® CI KEYPAD MODULES) SOLD SEPARATELY

Function Keys

Master Keys

Zone Off Key

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Transport™ Accessory

Numeric ™ Accessory

Keypad Module

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Zone Off Keys

Mute Key

Zone Volume Key

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NOTE: Selectand SoloMaster Keypad Modules with an integrated IR sensor are available. They accept IR commands from the NilesR-8Remote.

Master Keys

Tap any of these keys once to turn on the zone and select a source component. Press and hold these keys to turn on all enabled zones and select the same source component in all zones.

Zone OFF Key

Tap this key once to turn OFF your specific zone. Press and hold to turn OFF all zones.

Volume Keys

Press and hold these to raise or lower the volume in your specific zone, or to restore sound in a muted zone.

Zone Mute Key

Tap this key once to mute the sound in a zone, or to restore the sound in a muted zone.

Function Keys

Press and hold these keys to issue the individual IR commands programmed to control the connected source components.

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SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

CONFIGURATION 1 - SIX ZONES

 

 

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SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

INTRODUCTION TO ZR-8630AV CONFIGURATIONS

The Niles ZR-8630AVAudio/Video MultiZone Receiver combines with source components and control devices (keypads, remote controls, and IR sensors) to deliver audio and video to multiple zones throughout a home. This section of the manual describes 12 different ways to configure aZR-8630AVsystem, beginning with the most basic (Configuration 1). Possible variations from the basic configuration include enlarging the system with additionalZR-8630AVunits; expansion of zones and listening areas; and integration of a Home Theater, external amplifiers, and an IR repeating system.

CONFIGURATION 1 - SIX ZONES

Figure 4 depicts the most basic configuration, in which one Niles ZR-8630AV Audio/Video MultiZone Receiver and six separate components (which can be audio or audio/video) provide sound (with or without video) to six listening zones. Each zone consists of one room with a pair of speakers. In Figure 4, three zones also have TV sets, though the system could accommodate video in all six zones.

For user control, each zone includes a Selector SoloMaster Keypad Module. (These devices are available with or without abuilt-inIR sensor.) In addition, some zones in Figure 4 have optional Numericand/or TransportAccessory Keypad Modules and a separate IR sensor. Jumper cables (included) connect the Accessory Keypad Modules and separate IR sensor to the Master Keypad Module. Use any combination of control devices to provide the desired degree of control in a given zone, with two exceptions: the Selectand Transportcannot mate with the the Solo.

Source Components

The ZR-8630AVhas RCA audio/video inputs for connecting six external source components. Each of the six listening zones can select from among the six source components, and the twobuilt-inAM/FM tuners.

With this configuration, a user in one zone can listen to and view one source component while another user in a different zone listens to and views a different source component (i.e., the DVD can be selected in Zone 1 while the tuner is selected in Zone 2). Additionally, each of the six zones can be set to an individual volume level. If more than one zone chooses the same source component, they share IR control of that source component.

Keypads, IR Sensors, and Remote Controls

Keypads, IR sensors, and remote controls enable users to control the Niles ZR-8630AV Audio/Video MultiZone Receiver and connected source components by issuing source-component IR commands programmed into the ZR-8630AV. To trigger these commands, a user presses a keypad key or remote-control button.

The Selector SoloMaster Keypad Module in each zone connects to theZR-8630AVthrough a “home run” offour-pairtwisted cable terminating in anRJ-45connector. Each Selectand SelectIR Master Keypad Module can mate with an optional Transportand/or NumericAccessory Keypad Module. The Soloand SoloIR can mate with the Numericbut not the Transport. Jumper cables for these connections are included. (See Connections, Figure 33.)

Adding an IR sensor enables the Niles R-8Remote to control theZR-8630AVand the connected source components from anywhere in asensor-equippedroom. Master Keypad Modules are available with abuilt-innarrow-bandwidthIR sensor that works only with theR-8.In addition, or as an alternative, any zone can include a separatewide-bandwidthIR sensor that connects directly to a Master Keypad Module. Widebandwidth sensors work with theR-8and factory remotes from a wide variety of source components. For separate IR sensors, installed withtwo-conductorshielded cable rather thanfour-pairtwisted cable, Niles offers athree-wiretoRJ-45adapter. (See the Installation and Accessories sections of this manual for more details.)

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In a very large room, you may want to provide a separate IR sensor across the room from a SelectIR or SoloIR Master Keypad Module.

With a separate IR sensor, a source component's actual IR commands (i.e., provided by the component's original remote control or a learning remote control programmed with these IR commands) will control the source components.

Important Note: The ZR-8630AVdoes not provide individual operation of identical source components when using a source component's factory remote through an IR sensor. (See Identical Source Components on page 43 for more details.)

Source-ComponentAutomation

There are two methods of managing the power ON/OFF of the source components.

1.Synchronized IR - In Figure 4, a video signal connected to theZR-8630AV synchronizes the DSS receiver’s power ON/OFF. When the Master Key/Source Button for the DSS is pressed, the ZR-8630AV checks for a video signal at the Sync Input corresponding to the DSS. The ZR-8630AV issues the power command to turn the DSS ON only when no video signal is present and the DSS is OFF.

When the Off Key/Button is pressed in a zone, the ZR-8630AV checks to see if any other zones are ON (including the Home Theater Zone sharing sources). The power command for turning the DSS OFF is issued only if that zone is the last zone turning OFF in entire system and a video signal is present at the Sync Input corresponding to the DSS.

Important Note: 12V Sync Inputs can detect 12V for use with Niles external sensing devices, (i.e. theLS-1LightSensor and the APC-2 Current Sensing Device). See Connections on page 46 for more information.

2.Latching Power - In Figure 4, the switched AC outlets of a NilesAC-3AC turn power to the DVD and CD changer on and off. The 12V Control Output from theZR-8630AVactivates theAC-3when any of the six zones is ON (including the Home Theater Zone sharing sources). Thebuilt-inAM/FM tuners also turn ON when any of the six zones is ON.

Each Master Key on the Master Keypad Module and its respective source component are programmable with a sequence of IR commands. Commands included in the sequence typically are the Play or Channel commands to start a source playing or to select a particular music or radio station after the source has been selected.

Flasher Outputs

Niles IRC-2P MicroFlashersconnect to the numbered flasher outputs on the rear panel of the NilesZR-8630AV.

Flashers send IR commands to the individual source components for control. To control more than one source component, connect an IRC-1P Flooding Flasher to the Flasher output labeled ALL .

Video Outputs

Each zone has “home run” RG-6coaxial cable with100-percent quad-shielding from the video output to a TV set or other video-display device located in the zone. To avoid video-signal degradation, such runs should not exceed 500 feet (152 meters).

Speakers

“Home run” speaker cables from the speakers in each zone connect to the built-inzone amplifier. Connections to the ZR8630AV unit’s speaker output terminals employ Niles’ patented no-strip speaker connectors.

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CONFIGURATION 2 – ADDING ZONES USING MULTIPLEZR-8630AVUNITS

If the system requires more than six zones, use more than one ZR-8630AV to create a larger multi-zone/multi- source system. You can combine as many as three ZR-8630AV units to provide up to 18 zones. Designate one ZR-8630AV as the Master and the others as Slaves. (See Installation Settings on page 60 for more details.)

Source Components

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This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two

 

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MicroFlashers Unswitched

AC Outlet

12V Trigger

TUNER 2

Designated

as the Master

TUNER 2

Designated

as Slave #1

In Figure 5, a four-pairtwisted cable connecting the expansion ports of the twoZR-8630AVunits facilitates communication between them, allowing all zones provided by bothZR-8630AVunits to obtain control of the shared source components (which are always connected to the Master). Also, any zone can issue systemwide commands (i.e. All Zones ON/OFF).

Sharing Source Components with Two ZR-8630AV Units

Two NilesZR-8630AVAudio/Video MultiZone Receivers (Figure 5) share the audio and video signals from the source components. Connect the audio and video signals to bothZR-8630AVunits. To make these connections, RCAY-adaptersare acceptable for sharing audio signals, but sharing video signals requires a NilesAVDA-3Audio/Video Distribution Amplifier.

Note: When sharing source components with a thirdZR-8630AV(for an18-zonesystem) or with a Home Theater system, refer to Configuration 3.

The programming in the master ZR-8630AVaccomplishessource-componentcontrol (Figure 6). Leave all SlaveZR-8630AVunits in the system unprogrammed except for tuner preset stations. Make all Flasher and Sync Input connections for the shared source components to the MasterZR-8630AV.Keypad/Button commands and Zone ON/OFF status are communicated to the MasterZR-8630AVthrough the System Expansion In/Out connections, providing coordinated control of all source components.

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SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

CONFIGURATION 3 – DISTRIBUTING SOURCE-COMPONENTAUDIO AND VIDEO SIGNALS

When sharing source components with threeZR-8630AVunits (see Figure 6) or twoZR-8630AVunits and a Home Theater system (see Figure 7), eachsource—whetheraudio orvideo—requiresa NilesAVDA-3Audio/Video Distribution Amplifier.

Source Components

Niles AVDA-3

Distribution Amplifier

AUDIO

L DIGITAL CD CHANGER

R

 

DSS

Niles IRC-2P

DIGITAL

AUDIO VIDEO PHONE

 

L R

MicroFlashers

L

PAGE

Designated

as the Master

Four-PairTwisted Cable

AUDIO INPUT

2V OUT

8

S

Miami, Florida USA

Designated

as Slave #1

L

 

HT

2V OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAIN

 

 

IR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

ALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLASHER OUT

 

 

TUNER 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

8

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miami, Florida USA

Designated

as Slave #2

Figure 6

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SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

CONFIGURATION 3 – DISTRIBUTINGSOURCE-COMPONENTAUDIO AND VIDEO SIGNALS

Source Components

 

AUDIO

CD CHANGER

 

L DIGITAL

 

R

 

Niles AVDA-3

 

DSS

Distribution Amplifier

DIGITAL

AUDIO VIDEO PHONE

 

 

L R

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

3

4

8

HT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Pair Twisted Cable

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE

 

DIGITAL

AUDIO VIDEO

FRONT

SURROUND

 

 

 

1

L R

L

L

 

 

 

CD

8

 

6

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

DSS

 

 

 

Miami, Florida USA

 

 

CENTER

 

 

4

VA

 

Video 1

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

Video 2

 

 

 

 

 

Home Theater Receiver

Figure 7

Niles IRC-2P

MicroFlashers

TUNER 2

Designated

as the Master

TUNER 2

Designated

as Slave #1

An AVDA-3can send video to a maximum of three destinations. If you install threeZR-8630AVunits with an integrated Home Theater Zone (refer to Figure 8), you may connect the cascade output on eachAVDA-3to the thirdZR-8630AV.If a video component has only onecomposite-videooutput, look for anS-videoor componentvideo output (if applicable to the Home Theater). If a video component has twocomposite-videooutlets, connect one to the Home Theater and the other to anAVDA-3for distribution to the threeZR-8630AVunits. If neither of those solutions yields suitable results, install twoAVDA-3units per video component.

Important Note: An AVDA-3is required whenever you share source components with a Home Theater receiver that shorts its audio inputs. (Some Home Theater receivers short their audio inputs when their power is off or the input is not currently selected.)

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SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

CONFIGURATION 4 – INTEGRATING ANIR-CONTROLLEDHOME THEATER

An IR-controlledHome Theatersurround-soundreceiver can be integrated to share source components in a system with the ZR-8630AV.

 

 

 

Audio Cables with RCA Y-Adapters

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL

AUDIO VIDEO

FRONT

REAR

 

 

 

 

 

1

L R

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

DSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

Video 2

 

12V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source Components

 

 

 

 

D.C.

 

 

Home Theater Receiver

Plugged into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switched

AUDIO

DIGITAL

CD CHANGER

 

 

 

 

AC outlet

L

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

Niles AVDA-3

 

 

 

 

DSS

 

 

Distribution Amplifier

 

DIGITAL

AUDIO VIDEO

PHONE

Niles IRC-2P

 

 

 

 

 

 

L R

 

MicroFlashers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niles IR Sensor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

located in

 

Niles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRP2+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

3

4

 

T

 

 

 

 

8

PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNER 2

Plugged into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unswitched

12V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC outlet

D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 8

Distributing Audio and Video Signals

Connect the audio and video signals for the shared source components to both the ZR-8630AV and the Home Theater receiver (Figure 8). To make these connections, RCA Y-adapters are acceptable for sharing audio signals, but sharing video signals requires a Niles AVDA-3 Audio/Video Distribution Amplifier.

Important Note: If the Home Theater Receiver has shorting audio inputs, use a NilesAVDA-3Distribution Amplifier in place of the RCAY-adapters(refer to Figure 7).

Shared Source-ComponentControl

Connect the DATA output from the Home Theater IR repeater (Figure 8) to the IR Input of theZR-8630AV.The Home Theater IR remote control now can control the shared source components.

A 12V Sync signal from the Home Theater to the Home Theater Sync Input informs the ZR-8630AVabout the ON/OFF status of the Home Theater, enabling theZR-8630AVto coordinate control of the shared source component's power ON/OFF.

Important Note: When issuing the source component’s actual IR commands from the Home Theater remote control, all IR commands pass through to allsource-componentflasher outputs. Identical brand and model source components cannot operate individually using these commands. (For more information on controlling identical brand and model source components, refer to the Operational Overview on page 34.)

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SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

CONFIGURATION 5 – INTEGRATING A HOME THEATER USING AN INTELLICONTROL®

A Home Theater system controlled by a Niles IntelliControl® can be integrated to share source components in a system with theZR-8630AV.

Audio Cables with RCA Y-Adapters

DIGITAL

 

AUDIO VIDEO FRONT

REAR

 

1

 

L R

L

 

CD

L

 

 

 

2

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

CD

DSS

 

 

 

 

CENTER

 

 

L

Video 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

Video 2

 

12V

 

 

 

 

Source Components

 

 

 

D.C.

Home Theater Receiver

Plugged into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switched

AUDIO

CD CHANGER

 

 

AC outlet

L DIGITAL

 

 

 

R

 

 

Niles AVDA-3

 

 

DSS

 

Distribution Amplifier

 

DIGITAL

AUDIO VIDEO PHONE

Niles IRC-2P

 

 

 

L R

MicroFlashers

 

 

 

 

IntelliControl® MSU

H.T. Sync Input

12V Output

AUDIO INPUT

2V OUT

8 PAGE

TUNER 2

6

Niles Audio Corporation

Miami, Florida USA

4

Figure 9

Distributing Audio and Video Signals

Connect the audio and video signals for the shared source components to both the ZR-8630AV and the Home Theater receiver (Figure 8). To make these connections, RCA Y-adapters are acceptable for sharing audio signals, but sharing video signals requires a Niles AVDA-3 Audio/Video Distribution Amplifier.

Important Note: If the Home Theater Receiver has shorting audio inputs, use a NilesAVDA-3Distribution Amplifier in place of the RCAY-adapters.(For more information, see Configuration 3.)

Shared Source-ComponentControl

Connect the flasher output from the IntelliControl® (Figure 9) to the IR Input of theZR-8630AV.Now the IntelliControl, programmed with NilesR-8Remote IR commands, can automate and control the shared source components. Teach NilesR-8IR commands to the IntelliControl using theR-8Remote. (See Programming Overview for more details.)

A 12V Sync signal from the Home Theater to the Home Theater Sync Input informs the ZR-8630AVabout the ON/OFF status of the Home Theater, enabling theZR-8630AVto coordinate control of the shared source component's power ON/OFF.

Important Note: When issuing the source component’s actual IR commands from the Home Theater remote control, all IR commands pass through to allsource-componentflasher outputs. Identical brand and model source components cannot operate individually using these commands. (For more information on controlling identical brand and model source components, refer to the Operation Overview on page 34.)

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