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Essentia®

Six-Source,Six-ZoneAudio Distribution System

NV-E6GMS,NV-E6GXS

Installation Guide

ENGLISH

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Danger

Exposure to extremely high noise levels may cause a permanent hearing loss. Individuals vary considerably to noise induced hearing loss but nearly everyone will lose some hearing if exposed to sufficiently intense noise for a sufficient time. The U.S. Government's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specified the following permissible noise level exposures:

DURATION PER DAY (HOURS)

8 6

4 3 2 1

 

 

 

SOUND LEVEL (dB)

90 93

95 97 100 103

 

 

 

According to OSHA, any exposure in the above permissible limits could result in some hearing loss. Ear plugs or protectors in the ear canal or over the ears must be worn when operating this amplification system in order to prevent a permanent hearing loss. If exposure in excess of the limits as put forth above, to insure against potentially harmful exposure to high sound pressure levels, it is recommended that all persons exposed to equipment capable of inducing high sound pressure levels, such as this amplification system, be protected by hearing protectors while this unit is in operation.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO

NOT REMOVE CHASSIS. NO USER-SERVICEABLE

PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED

SERVICE PERSONNEL.

AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NEPAS OUVRIR.

THIS SYMBOL IS INTENDED TO ALERT THE USER TO THE PRESENCE OF NON-INSULATED"DANGEROUS VOLTAGE" WITHIN THE PRODUCT'S ENCLOSURE THAT MAY BE OF SUFFICIENT MAGNITUDE TO CONSTITUTE A RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK TO PERSONS.

THIS SYMBOL IS INTENDED TO ALERT THE USER TO THE PRESENCE OF IMPORTANT OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE (SERVICING) INSTRUCTIONS IN THE LITERATURE ACCOMPANYING THE UNIT.

APPARATUS SHALL NOT BE EXPOSED TO DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.

1.Read all safety and operating instructions before using this product.

2.All safety and operating instructions should be kept for future reference.

3.Read and understand all warnings listed on the operating instructions.

4 . Follow all operating instructions to operate this product.

5.This product should not be used near water, i.e. bathtub, sink, swimming pool, wet basement, etc.

6.Only use dry cloth to clean this product.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings, It should not be placed flat against a wall or placed in a built-inenclosure that will impede the flow of cooling air.

8.Do not install this product near any heat sources ; such as, radiators, heat registers, stove or other apparatus (including heat producing amplifiers) that produce heat.

9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or groundingtype plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-typeplug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are 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 being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where they exit from the apparatus. Do not break the ground pin of the power supply cord.

11 . Only use attachments specified by the manufacturer.

12.Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving 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.Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the unit through the ventilation ports or any other openings.

15.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way; such as, power-supplycord 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.

16.WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

FRENCH

Danger

L‘exposition a des niveaux eleves de bruit peut provoquer une perte permanente de l’audition, Chaque organisme humain reagit differemment quant a la perte de l’audition, mais quasiment tout le monde subit une diminution de I’acuite auditive lors d’une exposition suffisamment longue au bruit intense. Les autorites competentes en reglementation de bruit ont defini les expositions tolerees aux niveaux de bruits:

DURE EN HEURES PAR JOUR

8 6

4 3 2

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INIVEAU SONORE CONTINU EN dB

90 93

95 97 100

103

 

 

 

 

Selon les autorites, toute exposition dans les limites citees ci-dessus,peuvent provoquer certaines pertes d’audition. Des bouchons ou protections dans l’appareil auditif ou sur l’oreille doivent etre portes lors de l’utilisation de ce systeme d’amplification afin de prevenir le risque de perte permanente de l’audition, Dans le cas d’expositions superieures aux limites precitees il est recommande, afin de se premunir contre les expositions aux pressions acoustiquese I evees potentielIement dangeure u ses, aux personnes exposees aux equipements capables de delivrer de telles puissances, tels ce systeme d’amplification en fonctionnement, de proteger l’appareil auditif.

ATTENTION

RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE

NE PAS OUVRIR.

ATTENTION: AFIN DE LlMlTER LE RISQUE DE CHO ELECTR/QUE, NE

PAS ENLEVER LE CHASSIS. NE CONTIENT PAS DE

PIECES POUVANT ETRE REPAREE PAR L’UTILISATEUR.

CONFER LE SERVICE APRES-VENTEAUX

REPARATEURS

CE SYMBOLE A POUR BUT D'AVERTIR L'UTILISATEUR DE LA PRESENCE DE VOLTAGE DANGEREUX NON-ISOLEA L'INTERIEUR DE CE PRODUIT QUI PEUT ETRE DE PUISSANCE SUFFISAMMENT IMPORTANTE POUR PROVOQUER UN CHOC ELECTRIQUE AUX PERSONNES.

CE SYMBOLE A POUR BUT D'AVERTIR L'UTILISATEUR DE LA PRESENCE D'INSTRUCTIONS D'UTILISATION ET DE MAINTENANCE DANS LES DOCUMENTS FOURNIS AVEC CE PRODUIT.

AFIN DE REDUIRE LES RISQUÉ D'INCENDIE ET DE DECHARGE ELECTRIQUE, NE PAS EXPOSER CET APPAREIL A LA PLUIE OU A L'HUMIDITE.

IMPORTANTES INSTRUCTIONS DE SECURITE

1.Lire avec attention toutes les recommandations et précautions d'emploi avant d'utiliser ce produit.

2.Toutes les recommandations et précautions d'emploi doivent être conservées afin de pouvoir s'y reporter si nécessaire.

3.Lire et comprendre tous les avertissements énumérés dans les précautions d'emploi.

4.Suivre toutes les précautions d'emploi pour utiliser ce produit.

5.Ce produit ne doit pas être utilisé près d'eau, comme par exemple baignoires, éviers, piscine, sous-solhumides ... Etc.

6.Utiliser exclusivement un chiffon sec pour nettoyer ce produit.

7.Ne bloquér aucune ouverture de ventilation. Ne pas placer le produit tout contre un mur ou dans une enceinte fernée, cela gênerait le flux d'air nécessaire au refroidissement.

8.Ne pas placer le produit près de toute source de chaeur telle que radiateurs, arrivées d'air chaud, fourneaux ou autres appareils générant de la chaleur (incluant les amplificateurs producteurs de chaleur) .

9.Ne pas négliger la sécurité que procure un branchement polarisé ou avec raccordement à la terre, Un branchement polarisé comprend deux fiches dont l'une est plus large que l'autre. Un branchement à la terre comprend deux fiches plus une troisième reliée à la terre. Si la fiche secteur fournie ne s'insert pas dans votre prise de courant. consulter un 'électricien afin de remplacer votre prise obsolète.

10.Protéger le cordon d'alimentation de tout écrasement ou pincement, particulièrement au niveau des fiches, des réceptacles utilisés et à l'endroit de sortie de l'appareil. Ne pas casser la fiche de terre du cordon d'alimentation.

11.Utiliser uniquement les accessoires spécifiés par le constructeur.

12.Utiliser uniquement avec le chariot de transport, le support, le trépied, la console ou la table spécifiés par le constructeur ou vendus avec l'appareil. Lors de l'utilisation d'un chariot, bouger avec précaution l'ensemble chariotlappareil afin d'éviter les dommages d'un renversement.

13Débrancher cet appareil lors d'orages ou s'il n'est pas utilisé pendant une longue période.

14.Des précautions doivent être prises afin qu'aucun objet ne tombe et qu'aucun liquide ne se répande à l'intérieur de l'appareil par les orifics de ventilation ou n'importe quelle autre ouverture.

15.Pour toutes interventions techniques s'adresser à un technicien qualifié.L'intervention technique est nécessaire lorsque l'appareil a été endommagé de n'importe quelle façon, comme par exemple si le cordon secteur ou sa fiche sont détériorés,si du liquide a coulé ou si des objets sont tombés à l'intérieur de l'apparei1,si l'appareil a été exposé à la pluie ou à l'humidité, s'il ne fonctionne pas normalement ou s'il est tombé.

16.ATTENTI0N:Pour réduire le risque d'incendie ou de choc electrique ne pas exposer l'appareil à la pluie ou à l'humidité.

Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Page 3

Back Panel Features

Page 4

Control Pad Features

Page 5

RC1 Remote Control

Page 6

Installing the Essentia System in Your Home

 

I. Prewire CAT5 Termination

Page 7

II. Terminating the Speaker Wire

Page 8

III. Installing the Essentia Amplifier

Page 8

IV. Installing the NV-E6GMAPAllPort

Page 8

V. Connecting the Allport to the Essentia Amplifier

Page 9

VI. Attaching Audio Source Equipment

Page 9

Setting up the T2G Tuners, M3 Audio Server and NuVoDock for iPod

 

for use with NuVoNet

Page 9

VII. Connecting the IR Emitters

Page 10

NuVo T2G Tuner Direct Numeric Access

Page 10

VIII. Expanding Essentia to 16 Zones

Page 11

IX. Using the Essentia Configurator Software

Page 12

1. Main Startup

Page 12

2. IR Libraries

Page 12

3. Defining Sources

Page 15

4. Macros

Page 16

5. Zones

Page 18

6. System Settings

Page 21

7. Update System

Page 22

X. Control Pad Setup

Page 24

XI. Using the Control Pad’s MENU Button

Page 24

Favorites

Page 24

Sources

Page 25

Advanced Zone Control

Page 25

Setup

Page 26

Favorites #1-12

Page 26

Zone Settings

Page 26

Source Settings

Page 28

System Settings

Page 28

XII. Essentia Accessories

Page 30

The NV-I8DLSLearning Station Interface

Page 29

NV-MI1Mute Interface Adaptor

Page 32

NV-LSI24Local Source Interrupt

Page 33

NV-LSA40Local Source Amplifier

Page 34

NV-LSA40PDPower Distribution Hub

Page 35

NV-P2100200-WattAuxiliary Amplifier

Page 36

Specifications

Page 37

Troubleshooting

Page 38

Introduction

Congratulations on the purchase of NuVo's new Essentia System. Essentia provides 40 startlingly clear watts of sound to up to 12 listening zones(12 zones with the addition of the expander). NuVo's Generation D amplification uses the latest in digital technology to provide peak performance in a system that sets a new standard for efficiency and energy conservation. Essentia is the first distributed audio system of its type to bear ENERGY STAR®. This means it consumes less than 1 watt of power in standby mode. Even with all the zones turned on and in full operation, the Essentia System's efficient design sets a new standard in low power consumption.

Essentia truly offers the best in affordable distributed audio for the home. NuVo's state-of-the-artNuVoNet communication through Essentia's award winning Control Pads allows you to interact with your source equipment as if you are standing at your equipment rack. Essentia is a music entertainment system like no othermulti-source,multi-zoneaudio system in its class.

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Essentia Back Panel

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VAR

TRIG

IR OUTPUTS

STATUS MUTE

ZONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUM

NuVoNet

LINK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS232

 

 

 

ZONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ALLPORT CONNECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1807

 

MODEL NV-E6GM

 

 

 

SIX SOURCE SIX ZONE

 

 

 

AUDIO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

 

 

NuVo Technologies LLC Hebron, Kentucky USA

 

 

www.nuvotechnologies.com

 

 

 

 

RoHS

 

 

 

CONFORMS TO UL

 

 

 

 

STD.60065 CERTIFIED

 

 

 

3033118

TO CAN/CSA STD.

N1839

100~240V

50~60Hz 130W

C22.2 No.60065:03

MADE IN CHINA

 

 

 

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1.Source Inputs: The Essentia will accept up to six audio sources. These are connected to Essentia's main and expander amplifiers with standard stereo RCA cables.

2.Fixed Lineouts: These preamp lineouts are used for sending an audio signal to an external power amplifier. This is useful for large areas that require additional pairs of speakers. These outputs are constant, so an amplifier connected to it will not change volume with that zone's Control Pad. Zones 1 and 2 both have a fixed lineout.

3.Variable Lineouts: These preamp lineouts are also used for sending an audio signal to an external power (needs left justified) amplifier. Use the variable output when you want the volume of the additional amplifier to be controlled by the zone's Control Pad. Like the Fixed Lineouts, zones 1 and 2 each have a variable lineout.

4.Zone Trigger Outputs: These5-voltoutputs are zone - specific voltage triggers for external amplification.

5.Allport Connection: This25-pinconnection consolidates the zone speaker connections to the back of the Allport hub into a single cable connection on the back of the Essentia amplifier.

6. IR emitter Outputs: IR signals received from the Control Pads are passed through the IR outputs to the source equipment using the supplied IR emitters. Outputs1-6are routed to the corresponding sources, and the SUM output is common and will pass all IR signals.

7.RS232: The9-pinRS232 connection is abi-directionalserial port that allows the Essentia System to be controlled by an external home automation device. It is also used for configuration programming download.

8.Status: This is a constant5-voltoutput for triggering external equipment. There is no voltage output when the zones are off.

9.NuVoNet: This RJ45 connection is the input for all zone information coming from the Essentia Control Pads and all communication with the NuVoNet Suite source components. This connection is made using the suppliedpre-terminatedCAT5 or any network CAT5 cable.

10.Link: This RJ45 output is designed to connect to the Link input on the Essentia Expander component and transfers all zone control commands from the Main Unit's NuVoNet or RS232 command input to the Expander for an additional six zones.

11.Mute: This input is designed to temporarily mute any audio playing through the system when the doorbell or phone rings. This works in conjunction with the NuVoNV-MI1mute interface accessory. It also acts as a trigger for whole house paging through any third party paging device when set for this function in the Configurator Software.

12.AC: A detachable power cord connects the system to an external AC power supply.

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1.Source Indicator: This indicates the current audio source playing in that zone. Source names can be customized in the Configurator Software with athree-characterdesignation.

2.Wall Plate: Each Control Pad comes with white, ivory, almond, and black trim plates that offer a screwless and elegant, finished installation.

3.OLED Display: The organic light emitting diode display is a highly functional and vividmulti-linedisplay.

4.Now Playing/Menu Display: This portion of the display serves two functions: In normal operation, it indicates the artist, station, metadata, and other source information, and in Menu mode, it displays multiple lines of information for browsing purposes.

5.Volume Level Indicator: This bar graph indicates the audio volume level when the Control Pad is in normal play mode. When in Menu Mode, it indicates the playback status of digital music files from the M3 audio server or iPod.

6.Power: This button turns the local zone on and off and has the ability to turn all zones off simultaneously.

7.Menu: Menu serves as access to music browsing, presets, and favorites, as well as specific zone and system setting parameters.

8.Play/Pause: This IR - programmable button toggles between the play and pause functions of the chosen source. When using the T2G Tuners, this button toggles through the Tuner's receive modes. A third “press and hold” function can also be assigned to this button for additional functionality.

9.OK: The OK button serves a dual function. In normal play mode, it scrolls through the available audio sources. In Menu mode, it is used to select the highlighted menu item.

10.Forward/Reverse: This is an IR - programmable button for simple source transport functions. Typically, it would track forward and back or tune up and down. A third “press and hold” function can also be assigned to this button for additional functionality.

11.Arrow Up and Down: These arrows have a dual function. In normal play mode, they control the volume level up and down. In Menu

mode, they scroll up and down through menu selections.

12.IR Receiver: The Control Pad has abuilt-inIR receiver for complete wireless control of all the audio source equipment.

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NV-GRC1Remote Control

1.Power: Each zone can be turned on and off, or all zones can be turned off with this button.

2.Volume: This serves two functions. In normal operation mode, it is a volume control, but when you are using the menu features of the Control Pad, it allows scrolling up and down.

3.Function Buttons: These buttons are currently inactive and designed for future use.

4.Forward and Reverse: These IR programmable buttons are designed for forward and reverse functions.

5.Favorites: A function of the Essentia System is the ability to access user defined favorites for easy access. The first twelve are directly accessible using the GRC1 Favorites buttons.

6.DISP: This button allows access to the Display menu available at each Control Pad.

7.Function LED: This LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights to indicate a button push.

8.MUTE: The GRC1 remote provides a discrete mute function to quickly silence the zone's output.

9.SOURCE/OK: This is another dual function button. In normal playback mode it scrolls through the sources, or in menu mode it selects a highlighted menu choice.

10.Play/Pause: This IR programmable button toggles between the play and pause functions of the chosen source. When using the T2G Tuners, this button toggles through the Tuners’ receive modes.

11.MENU: This button enters the menu features of the Control Pad. When in Menu, mode the Volume up and down buttons scroll through the menu choices.

12.Sleep: This allows access to the sleep timer mode.

13.G1 and G2: These buttons are currently inactive. They are designed for future use.

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REMOTE CONTROL

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Installing the Essentia System in Your Home

I. Prewire

The Essentia System uses CAT5 cable for Control Pad control and either two or four-conductor16-gaugespeaker wire. All the wire is “homerun” from each zone to the location of the Essentia amplifier and Audio Source equipment.

Complete CAT5 Crimping Instructions

The NuVo audio systems require CAT5, unshielded, twisted pair (UTP) for communication between the Control Pads and the main amplifier unit. Each end of the wire is terminated with an RJ45 connector.

The Essentia System can accommodate 2,000 total feet of CAT5 cable. For the most reliable operation, it is best that no single run of CAT5 exceeds 250 feet.

Top view with tab down.

 

 

Bus

 

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IR

ActiveGround Control Control

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Data Ground +20V

 

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Pair 2

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Pair 4

 

Pair 3

 

The correct wiring scheme for the CAT5 cable is standard EIA/TIA 568A, or 568B. Properly terminating the CAT5 cable is crucial for the operation of the system. It is very important to use a good quality crimp tool, and test each end to end run with a CAT5 wire tester to insure that your system operates flawlessly, Fig.1.

Step-by-StepCrimping Instructions:

1.Strip a 2 to 3 inch portion of the insulation, exposing the 4 twisted pairs.

2.Untwist the wires and fan them out individually. Arrange the wires into the correct color scheme as shown in Fig. 1.

3.Flatten the wires in their correct order and trim them evenly across the top. Most crimp tools have a wire trimmer built-in.It is best to trim the wires to about ½” in length.

4.While holding the wires flat between your thumb and forefinger, insert the wires into the RJ45 connector so each is in its own slot. Push the wire into the RJ45 so all 8 conductors touch the end of the connector. The insulation jacket should extend beyond the crimp point of the RJ45.

5.Insert the RJ45 into the crimp tool receptacle and squeeze the tool firmly. Note that a ratchet type tool should tighten down until it no longer clicks.

6.The RJ45 should be firmly crimped to the CAT5 insulation. It is necessary that the color scheme be repeated identically on each end of the wire.

7.Test each termination with a CAT5 Tester before completing the installation.

Wires insert from this end.

Fig. 1: EIA 568A and 568B wiring scheme for CAT5 Cable

Pin # 568A

Pin # 568B

1. Green Stripe

1. Orange Stripe

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Green

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Orange

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Orange Stripe

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Green Stripe

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Blue Stripe

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Blue Stripe

6. Orange

6. Green

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Brown Stripe

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Brown Stripe

8. Brown

8. Brown

Note: Colors listed as “stripe” are a white wire with a colored stripe.

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