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E SERIES NV-E6MS/NV-E6XS

MULTI-SOURCE/MULTI-ZONEAUDIO

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

OWNER’S MANUAL

DANGER

EXPOSURE TO EXTREMELY HIGH NOISE LEVELS MAY CAUSE A PERMANENT HEARING LOSS. INDIVIDUALS VARY CONSIDERABLY TO NOISE-INDUCEDHEARING 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 IN

SOUND LEVEL db FLOW

HOURS

RESPONSE

8

90

6

93

4

95

3

97

2

100

1

103

ACCORDING TO OSHA, ANY EXPOSURE WITHIN 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.

IMPORTANT

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

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

3.Obey all cautions in the operating instructions and on the back of the unit.

4.All operating instructions should be followed.

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

6.This product should be located so that its position does not interfere with proper ventilation. It should not be placed flat against a wall or placed in a built-inenclosure that will impede the flow of cooling air.

7.This product should not be placed near a source of heat, such as a stove, radiator, or another heat-producingamplifier.

8.Connect only to a power supply of the type indicated on the back of the amplifier near the power supply cord.

9.Do not break off the ground pin of the power supply cord.

10.Power supply cords should always be handled carefully. Never walk on or place equipment on power supply cords. Periodically check cords for cuts or signs of stress, especially at the point where the cord exits the unit.

11.The power supply cord should be unplugged when the unit is unused for long periods of time.

12.If this product is to be mounted in an equipment rack, rear support should be provided.

13.Metal parts and vinyl covering may be cleaned with a damp rag.

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.This unit should be checked by a qualified service technician if:

A.The power supply cord or plug has been damaged.

B.Anything has fallen or been spilled into the unit.

C.The unit does not operate correctly.

D.The unit has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.

THIS APPARATUS SHALL NOT BE

EXPOSED TO DRIPPING OR

SPLASHING. NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH

LIQUIDS (SUCH AS VASES) SHALL BE

PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.

TO AVOID ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO

NOT DISASSEMBLE. REFER SERVICING

TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY!

C A U T I O N

RISK OF ELECTRIC

SHOCK

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC

SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE CHASSIS. NO

USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS 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 UNINSULATED “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.

16.The user should not attempt to service this equipment. All service work must be done by a qualified service technician for warranty repairs.

CAUTION

THIS AMPLIFIER HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE POWER RESERVE FOR PLAYING MODERN MUSIC THAT MAY REQUIRE OCCASIONAL PEAK POWER. EXTENDED OPERATION AT ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM POWER IS NOT RECOMMENDED BECAUSE THIS COULD DAMAGE THE ASSOCIATED LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MAXIMUM POWER CAN BE OBTAINED. WITH VERY LOW SETTINGS OF THE MASTER VOLUME CONTROLS IF THE INPUT SIGNAL IS VERY STRONG.

NUVO Technologies Inc.,

4940 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, OH • USA Tel: (866) 796-4904Fax: (513)347-2298www.nuvotechnologies.com

INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of the NUVO E Series audio distribution system. The E Series offers the newest in multi-zone/multi-sourceaudio technology in an attractive,easy-to-install,andsimple-to-usepackage.

The E Series system is designed for the home owner. Its attractive, backlit keypads are elegant, easy-to-operate,and able to be customized for any installation. Included with each keypad are molded, screwless cover plates in white, ivory, almond and black, to best match your home’s decor in every room. Also included with each keypad are thirty preprinted, interchangeable buttons, which allow the system to be specifically tailored for each installation.

Using the E Series is as easy as the push of a button. The E6M amplifier is designed to be turned on and left on. Each zone can then be turned on or off independently, or all zones can be turned off simultaneously by using the “ALL OFF” command at any one of the keypads. Individual volume control and mute for each zone is also as easy as the push of a button.

For the ultimate convenience, each E Series system includes an NV-RC1infrared (IR)remote control. Complete control of audio source selection, volume, mute, or the innovative “ALL OFF” function are in the palm of your hand. Aim your RC1 remote at the IR receiver on the keypad, press the button for the command you desire, and the E Series does the rest.

The built-inIR repeater allows for direct access to all of your audio source equipment by utilizing the individual audio component’shand-heldremote, or you can enjoy the convenience of having all of the commands of your audio source equipment in one universal learning remote. In addition, the RC1 remote is the perfect tool for teaching all of the functions of the E Series keypads to any learning remote control, so you have complete control of not only the E Series system, but of all your individual audio components from any room of the house.

The following pages of the manual are step-by-stepinstructions for installing the E Series in your home. We suggest that you read and understand this installation guide in its entirety before installing your NUVO E Series system.

Proper installation will insure years of audio enjoyment.

NUVO Model NV-E6MS/NV-E6XSSystem Components

NV-E6MS:Main Audio Distribution System

 

Part #

Description

Qty

NV-E6M

Six Source Distribution Amplifier

1

NV-RC1

IR Remote Control

1

NV-EKP

Backlit Keypad

6

NV-EZP

Multi-portConnection

1

NV-VEC

Mini Mouse IR Emitter with Feedback LED

4

NV-NC1

10 ft. Network Cable

1

NV-E6XS:Expander Audio Distribution System

 

Part #

Description

Qty

NV-E6X

Expander Distribution Amplifier

1

NV-RC1

IR Remote Control

1

NV-EKP

Backlit Keypad

6

NV-AI2

Audiolink Interconnect Cable

1

NV-DI3

Datalink Interconnect Cable

1

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E Series Amplifier Front

1

2

3

1

POWER Button:

The amplifier is designed to be turned on and remain

 

 

on. The power button supplies power to the system.

 

 

Each zone can then be turned on or off independently.

2

Stand By LED:

This blue LED (light-emittingdiode) will remain lit as

 

 

long as the power button is engaged. Note that once

 

 

the system is installed, it is designed to be left on.

3

ZoneStatusLED:

These LEDs indicate the power status of each zone.

 

 

Once in standby mode, each zone has the ability to be

powered up or down independently.

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E Series Amplifier Back Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINE OUT / SPEAKER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIAGNOSTIC

CONTROL

 

ZONE 1

 

 

ZONE 2

 

 

ZONE 3

 

 

ZONE 4

 

 

ZONE 5

 

 

ZONE 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

R

LEFT

RIGHT

L

R

LEFT

RIGHT

L

R

LEFT

RIGHT

L

R

LEFT

RIGHT

L

R

LEFT

RIGHT

L

R

LEFT

RIGHT

REFER TO MANUAL MUTE UNIT ON

 

 

- +

- +

 

 

- +

- +

 

 

- +

- +

 

 

- +

- +

 

 

- +

- +

 

 

-

+

- +

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

1

2

3

N.O. G +12V G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINE OUT

20W/8 OHM X2

LINE OUT

20W/8 OHM X2

LINE OUT

20W/8 OHM X2

LINE OUT

20W/8 OHM X2

LINE OUT

20W/8 OHM X2

LINE OUT

20W/8 OHM X2

 

 

 

 

-INPUT--OUTPUT-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT SOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO OUTPUT

 

 

 

IR EMITTER OUTPUTS

 

 

 

NETWORK

 

 

DIGITAL OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECT TO NV-E6X

 

 

+12V OUTPUT PULSE

 

 

CONNECT TO

 

 

CONNECT TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NV-EZP

 

 

NV-E6X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ODD NUMBERED OUTPUTS ARE IDENTICAL (TIED TOGETHER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVEN NUMBERED OUTPUTS ARE IDENTICAL (TIED TOGETHER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

 

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

SUM

 

 

 

 

 

MODEL NV-E6M

SIX SOURCE SIX ZONE AUDIO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

120V 60Hz 300W KUSTOM INC. CINCINNATI, OH USA

0215

1 2 3

1Audio Source Inputs:

2Preamp LINEOUTS:

3Speaker Outputs:

4Audiolink:

5Routed IR Outputs:

6Diagnostic LEDs:

7RJ45 Input:

8Datalink:

9 Mute Input:

10 AC:

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

The E Series amplifier accepts up to six audio sources. These can accept any audio component capable of supplying a line level signal.

Preamp lineouts for each zone allow you to easily use an additional amplifier to power additional speakers in a zone. Only use one pair of 8-ohmspeakers per zone.

Individual stereo speaker outputs provide 20 watts output per channel to each zone.

This multi-pinconnection is used to transfer the audio information from the E Series main amplifier to the expander amplifier. This output is used to expand the system to twelve zones.

These outputs transfer IR signals from the zones to your source components. They are routed odd and even so that when source

1, 3, or 5 is selected at any of the keypads, the IR outputs 1, 3, and 5 all flash IR commands. Similarly, when source 2, 4, or 6 is

selected at any of the keypads, the IR outputs 2, 4, and 6 all flash. The “Sum” output always flashes IR commands regardless of the source selected.

These four LEDs indicate the operation of the system’s MPU. They also indicate correct communication through the system.

A single Cat-5wire terminated with an RJ45 connector carries all the information from the individual zones to the main amplifier.

This multi-pinconnection transfers all the digital information from the main amplifier to the expander amplifier. This output is used to expand the system from six to twelve zones.

This input temporarily mutes the system when the pins are shorted by a dry contact closure.

Detachable power cord connects the system to an external AC power supply.

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E Series Keypad

1

5

2

3

4

1Cover Plate:

2Source Selection:

3Source Buttons:

4RJ45 Connection:

CD1 ALL OFF

ON•OFF

6

CD2

 

MUTE

 

SAT

 

VOL

7

TUN1

 

 

VOL

8

TUN2

 

TUN3

 

 

 

 

9

The E Series keypad comes with four molded, replaceable covers in white, ivory, almond, and black.

The selected source button remains a backlit green until a new source is selected or the zone is turned off. A flashing source button indicates that the zone is muted.

Each keypad comes with 30 preprinted replaceable buttons, so the system can be customized for the homeowner.

Each keypad plugs into a dedicated Cat-5wire using an RJ45 phone jack. The system operates on standard EIA/TIA 568A wiring.

5ALL OFF Button: This turns the entire system off from any of the zone keypads.

6Zone ON/OFF Button: Each zone can be individually turned on or off.

7

Mute Button:

Each zone can be individually muted. The source selection button

 

 

will flash indicating a muted zone.

8

Volume Button:

The music’s volume may be increased or decreased individually in

 

 

each zone.

9

IR Receiver:

Infrared commands can be used to control the E Series system as

 

 

well as individual source functions.

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NUVO RC1 Remote Control

1

TUNER 1

 

TUNER

5

 

TUNER 2

 

MULTI-ROOM

 

 

TUNER 3

 

 

 

 

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3

 

 

1

2

3

 

 

Source 4

Source 5

Source 6

 

2

3

4

4 5 6

Source 7

Source 8

Source 9

7

8

9

 

Source 10

 

NUM

0

MEM

Power

ALL OFF

 

 

OFF

ON

 

Mode

ON-OFF

 

 

MON

ST

 

 

Band

MUTE

 

 

AM

FM

 

 

Tune

 

_

+

VOL

 

Preset

 

_

+

VOL

 

TUNER

MULTI

ROOM

 

NV-RC1

 

6

7

1

Device Selector:

This allows you to easily switch between the NUVO E Series System

 

 

and any of the three NUVO 3-IN-1Tuners.

2Numeric Keypad: Use the numeric keypad to change audio sources.

3ALL OFF Button: Turn off the entire system via IR.

4Volume Button: This allows IR control of the individual volume in each zone.

5

IR Emitter:

Use the RC1 remote’s IR emitter to directly control the E Series system

 

 

or to teach the system control functions to any learning remote control.

6Zone ON/OFF Button: Individual zones may be turned on or off via IR.

7Zone Mute Button: Use the remote control to individually mute a zone.

The additional keys on the NV-RC1remote control not mentioned here are designed to be used with the NUVONV-T3AM/FM3-IN-1Tuner.

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INSTALLING YOUR E SERIES

SYSTEM

I. Installing and Terminating Cables

The basic installation requires two different types of cables. The keypads communicate with the E6M amplifier through Cat-5data cable (4twisted-pair).This cable is terminated at both ends with RJ45 connectors.

The wiring scheme is standard EIA/TIA 568A, which is a standard for computer networking (see Fig. 1). These cables are routed in walls, crawl spaces, or attics, and go from the location of each keypad to the location of the E-ZPort hub.

It is important to use a high-qualitycrimptool to assure the best possible connections. Testing each termination with aCat-5cable tester is crucial before installing the keypads. Improperly wired cable can damage the E6M amplifier or the keypads.

The second type of cable used is AWG 16-2or16-4speaker cable (AWG14-gagecan be used as well).

These are routed in the walls, crawl spaces, or attics, and go from the location of a speaker to the location of the E6M amplifier. These cables are terminated at the E6M using the supplied 4-pinterminal block connectors.

Using more than one pair of 8-ohmspeakers is not recommended. Doing so could overheat and damage the amplifier and will void the warranty.

When routing the Cat-5and speaker cables, be careful to avoid running them in parallel with any other cables, such as AC, low voltage lighting, or home automation.

Important Note: This unit generates large amounts of heat so please remember to allow for adequate ventilation. The top clearance must be at least 1 inch (25mm).

Fig. 1: 568A Cat-5wiring scheme

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pair

2

 

 

Pair 1

 

Pair 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pair 3

After stripping the insulation off a portion of the Cat-5,untwist the wires and fan them out in the correct color order from left to right. Each of theRJ-45connectors is terminated in the following pin order again from left to right.

Pin #

1.Green Stripe

2.Green

3.Orange Stripe

4.Blue

5.Blue Stripe

6.Orange

7.Brown Stripe

8.Brown

Note: Colors listed as “Stripe” are a white wire with a colored stripe. In other words, Orange Stripe is a white wire with orange stripes.

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II. Installing the E-ZPort Hub

The location of the E-ZPort is mostly determined by whereFig. 2: E-Z Port Backside you locate the E6M amplifier. AllCat-5cables should be

terminated and routed to this location. Once this is done, installation of the E-ZPort is easy.

Plug each of the keypad cables into one of fifteen available jacks on the back of the E-ZPort (Fig. 2). The jacks are numbered1-15,although order is not important to the system’s operation.

Once all the Cat-5cables are plugged into theE-ZPort, it can then be easily mounted into any commercially availabledual-gangJ-boxor mud ring.

Cat-5cables from keypads.

III. Connecting the E6M to the E-ZPort

Once you have installed the E-ZPort, connect it to the E6M using the supplied 10 ft.Cat-5cable supplied with the package (Fig. 3).

Both RJ45 connectors are wired identically with the 568A wiring scheme, so either end is connected to the E-ZPort, with the opposite end connecting to the “Network Input” on the back of the E6M.

If the supplied network cable is too short or too long, you can make your own using the 568A wiring scheme outlined in Fig. 1, page 6.

Fig. 3: Network Input

AUDIO OUTPUT

 

IR EMITTER OUTPUTS

 

NETWORK

DIGITAL OUTPUT

CONNECT TO NV-E6X

 

+12V OUTPUT PULSE

 

CONNECT TO

CONNECT TO

 

 

 

 

 

NV-EZP

NV-E6X

ODD NUMBERED OUTPUTS ARE IDENTICAL (TIED TOGETHER)

 

EVEN NUMBERED OUTPUTS ARE IDENTICAL (TIED TOGETHER)

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

SUM

 

NV-NC1Network Cable attaches

the E-ZPort to the E6M

E-ZPort Face Plate

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IV. Attaching Source Equipment to the E6M

Each piece of source equipment is connected to the E6M

Fig. 4: Source Inputs

 

amplifier with RCA cables. These go from the RCA output

 

 

INPUT SOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the back of the source equipment to the RCA source inputs

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the back of the E6M (Fig. 4).

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

Any unused inputs should be shorted-circuitedwith the

supplied RCA shunts. This prevents any possibility of crosstalk between the sources.

RCA Shunts are provided with the E6M and E6X packages and should be used to short-circuitany unused source inputs.

V. Connecting the IR Emitters

IR commands are transferred from the E6M amplifier to the source equipment via mini IR mouse emitters. Four of these are supplied with your E Series system. The emitters are plugged into the “IR Emitter Outputs” (Fig. 5).

Outputs 1-6are routed to the odd and even sources. In other words, if source 1, 3, or 5 is selected at the keypad, then emitters 1, 3, and 5 all flash, as does the “Sum” output. If source 2, 4, or 6 is selected, then emitters 2, 4, and 6 all flash, as does the “Sum” output.

IR source routing allows you to have two identical sources and still have independent control of those two sources.

If IR repeating is needed while the zone is turned “OFF,” only the 1, 3, 5, and “Sum” outputs are active.

Fig. 5: IR Emitter Outputs

AUDIO OUTPUT

IR EMITTER OUTPUTS

+12V OUTPUT PULSE

CONNECT TO NV-E6X

ODD NUMBERED OUTPUTS ARE IDENTICAL (TIED TOGETHER)

EVEN NUMBERED OUTPUTS ARE IDENTICAL (TIED TOGETHER)

1

2

3

4

5

6

SUM

The NV-VECemitter flasher has an adhesive pad that attaches directly over the IR receiver window on the source equipment.

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