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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

Page 1

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.

Page 3

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.

Page 4

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.

Page 5

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.

Page 6

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

Page 7

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.

Page 8

VI. Connecting the E6M to the E6X

Six additional zones can be added to the E6M. This is accomplished by adding the E6X expander unit. The connection is made by using the 37-pin“Audiolink” cable and the26-pin“Datalink” cable supplied with the E6X package (Fig. 6).

No other cables are necessary except the AC power cord. The speakers for the additional zones are attached to the E6X in the same way as the E6M using the supplied

4-pinterminal block connectors.

Caution: Using more than one pair of 8-ohmspeakers per zone will damage the amplifier and void the warranty.

Fig. 6: Audiolink and Datalink Connection

E6X Amplifier

AUDIO INPUT

 

DIGITAL INPUT

CONNECT TO NV-E6M

 

CONNECT TO

 

NV-E6M

 

 

 

E6M Amplifier

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-DI3Datalink Cable

NV-AI2Audiolink Cable

VII. Installing the NV-EKPKeypads

The NV-EKPkeypads are the heart of the NUVO system. You are now ready to install the keypads, address them for each zone they will be controlling, adjust preset EQs, and group them as necessary, using a series of DIP switches located on the back of the keypad.

The amplifier should be plugged into an AC outlet, and the “Power” button on the front panel turned on. The blue “Stand By” LED should be lit.

The following section will be devoted to properly setting the eight DIP switches on each of the system’s keypads.

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Fig. 7: NV-EKPKeypad back panel

 

EXTERNAL

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMMER

 

 

 

 

SW #

ZN#

SW #

EQ

SW #

SRCE

SW # VOL. RST.

1,2,3,4

5,6

(DB)

7

GROUP

8

@ ZN OFF

1000

1

00

B,T+4

0

ON

0

ON

0100

2

01

100+4

1

OFF

1

OFF

1100

3

10

10K+4

 

 

 

 

0010

4

11

FLAT

 

 

 

 

1010

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

0110

6

O 1

2 3

4 5

6 7 8

 

0

1110

7

 

0001

8

N

 

 

 

 

1

1001

9

 

 

 

 

 

0101

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

1101

11

DIP SWITCH ARRAY

 

 

0011

12

 

 

SW 1-4SETS ADDRESS

 

1011

1*

 

SW 5-6SETS ZONE EQ

 

0111

2*

 

SW 7 SETS GROUP ON/OFF

1111

3*

SW 8 SETS VOLUME RESET

* FOR SECOND KEYPAD

 

 

 

VIII. Setting the NV-EKPDIP Switches

The single most important aspect of the installation is to address the keypads correctly. The DIP switches labeled 1-4are used to set the address (zone #) that this particular keypad will control.

On the back of the keypad is a chart that indicates how to set these switches (Fig. 7). To set the keypad to control zone #1, set switch #1 down (1) and switches 2-4up (0). This keypad will now control the speakers that are plugged into the “Zone 1” speaker outputs (Fig. 8).

Plug the keypad into the Cat-5cable that is in zone #1. If you press the “ON/OFF” button, the keypad should light up and the LED on the front panel of the E6M amplifier for “ZONE 1” should light up.

Fig. 8: DIP switches 1-4

Zone 1 Zone 2

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 3

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 5

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 7

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 9

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 11

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 4

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 6

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 8

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 10

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 12

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The three addresses labeled ZN 1*, 2*, and 3* are set aside so that two keypads can be used in zones 1, 2, and 3. For instance, zone 1 can have two keypads: one addressed 1-0-0-0and one addressed1-0-1-1

(Fig. 9). This allows for a total of 15 keypads in a 12zoned system.

Fig. 9: Zone 1, 2, and 3 additional keypads

Zone 1*

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 3*

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone 2*

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Switches 5 and 6 allow you to set a permanent EQ in that particular zone. You can set that zone to have a

+4dB boost at 100Hz, a +4dB boost at 10kHz, a +4dB boost at both frequencies, or a flat response (Fig. 10).

Fig. 10: Switches 5 & 6, Zone EQ Presets

+4dB Boost

+4dB Boost

at 100Hz

at 10kHz

O 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

O 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

N

N

+4dB Boost

at 100Hz and 10kHz

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flat Response

O 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switch 7 allows you to group multiple keypads so that when a source is changed on one grouped keypad, all other grouped keypads will also change. This is handy for open floor plans where you might not want different sources interfering with each other. Source grouping is active when switch 7 is in the up position

(Fig. 11).

Switch 8 allows you to have the volume reset itself to a low level at power off. If this switch is in the up position, the audio volume will reset to a preset low level when power is restored to that zone. If the switch is in the down position, then the audio volume will return to its previous volume level when the zone was turned off (Fig. 12).

Once the DIP switches for each zone are set, they can be installed in most standard J-boxes(we recommend the Slater model #S1-18-W),but not all. The width of the keypad is 51mm or 2 inches. It is important to make sure that the keypads are compatible with theJ-boxesbeing used in the installation.

Fig. 11: Switch 7, Zone Grouping

Zone Group ON

Zone Group OFF

O 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

O 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

N

N

Fig. 12: Switch 8, Zone Volume Preset Volume low-levelpreset Set volume level

O 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

O 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

N

N

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IX. NV-RC1REMOTE CONTROL

All NUVO products come with the wireless remote. This remote will control all functions of the NV-EKPkeypad. To control the E Series, move the “Device Selector” switch on the upper right side of the RC1 to“Multi-room.”Now the numeric buttons will select the source(#1-#6),and the five buttons in the“Multi-room”section will correspond exactly to the EKP keypad.

The RC1 can also be used to teach any learning remote control all of its internal commands (Fig. 13).

Fig. 13: NV-RC1Remote

Source

 

Source

 

Source

 

 

 

4

1

TUNER TUNER

TUNER

7

 

4

 

1

2 3

1

Source

5

Source

2

Source

 

 

 

8

 

5

 

2

 

 

 

9 Source

6

6 Source

3

3 Source

ROOM-MULTI

TUNER

NV-RC1Remote Learning Remote

Refer to the owner’s manual for your learning remote control to place that device in learn mode. Once you have chosen a page for storing the E Series’ internal functions, i.e., source selection, volume, etc., you can then easily teach these functions to your learning remote and have complete wireless control of your NUVO system.

X. Using the “Mute” and “Unit On” Pins

The “Mute” input can be used to mute the system by providing a dry closure to these pins (Fig. 14). In other words, any short-circuitacross this input will temporarily mute the system. This can be useful for providing a mute when the phone, or doorbell ring. Most home automation devices can provide this type of output.

The “Unit On” pins will provide a +12Vdc at 100mA output when any zone is “ON.” This can be used via a signalsensing power strip to switch on other equipment when the E Series system is being used.

Fig. 15: “Mute In” and “Unit On” Pins

DIAGNOSTIC CONTROL

REFER TO MANUAL

MUTE UNIT ON

0

1

2

3

N.O. G +12V G

 

-INPUT--OUTPUT-

The “Mute ” is an external mute switch. This can be as simple as a 2-conductorwire from a relay closure on a home automation system or phone system to the E6M unit. This willshort-circuitthe input, and

mute the system when the doorbell or phone is rung.

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XI. MPU Diagnostic LEDs

The MPU Diagnostic LEDs serve several functions. One function is the “lowest assignable address.” This is an aid in sequentially assigning the appropriate address on each keypad. When the system is turned on, and none of the keypads have been addressed, the diagnostic LED 0 should flash every 0.8 seconds. This means the first DIP switch on the keypad should be set in the “down” position, and the other three should be in the “up” position. This sets that keypad for zone 1.You will then see diagnosticLED 1 begin to flash. This is indicating the next available zone setting, which is the second DIP switch in the “down” position and the other three in the “up” position. The next available address would then be zone 3, which is the first two DIP switches in the “down” position and the third and fourth DIP switches in the “up” position, which is indicated by diagnosticLED 0 andLED 1 flashing simultaneously. As each keypad is set, the LEDs will continue to cycle to the next address, with the flashing LEDs indicating which of the four address DIP switches should be in the “down” position (Fig. 15).

Important Note: Once a keypad has been addressed, it should be left hooked up to the system. This will keep the diagnostic LEDs accurately displaying the next available address.

If the MPU’s bus transceiver is functioning properly, one or more of the Diagnostic LEDs will flash continually every 0.8 seconds. If the MPU’s bus transceiver sees a short-circuiton the bus, all four LEDs will flash ONtwice every 0.8 seconds.

If the MPU is not processing normally due to a malfunction of the micro controller, all four LEDs will flash ON three times every 0.8 seconds.

Fig. 15: Diagnostic LEDs

DIAGNOSTIC CONTROL

REFER TO MANUAL

MUTE UNIT ON

0

1

2

3

N.O. G +12V G

 

-INPUT--OUTPUT-

A steadily flashing LED indicates a properly functioning MPU. If all four

LEDs are flashing twice every 0 .8 seconds, there is a short-circuitthat is most often a result of improperly wiredCat-5cables. If all four LEDs flash three times every 0.8 seconds, there is a malfunction of the micro controller. If this should occur, please contact NUVO for proper warranty service.

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XII. Changing the Buttons on the NV-EKP

The NV-EKPkeypads come with 30 preprinted, interchangeable buttons. These have a variety of audio source labels for customizing the E Series system to match the audio components being used. Included in these are six genre buttons, such as Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc.

These can be useful for components like CD changers or satellite receivers that can be set up for specific styles of music.

The keypads have a screwless cover plate that is easily removed with a small screwdriver. Under that plate is another smaller plate that holds the buttons in place. This is also easily removed with a small screwdriver. Once that is removed, the buttons can then be replaced either individually by tearing the perforation or as a complete strip of six buttons.

Align the buttons you wish to use on the keypad and snap the internal cover plate back over them. Snap the cover plate back on, and the keypad is now ready to be installed in its location in the wall (Fig 16).

Fig. 16: Changing Keypad Buttons

CD 1

ALL OFF

CD 2

ON•OFF

 

 

MUTE

SAT

 

VOL

TUN 1

VOL

TUN 2

Using a small screwdriver, release the tab holding the internal cover plate to the keypad, and remove it.

TUN 3

The buttons have rubber tabs designed to fit into holes in the keypad’s PC board.

XIII. NV-MI1Mute Interface

The NV-MI1Mute Interface is an additional accessory that can be used to temporarily mute all zones whenever the phone rings or the doorbell chimes. No external power is needed for this purpose.

To mute the system when the doorbell chimes, simply run a pair of doorbell wires from the chime terminals to the connector on the MI1 labeled “DOORBELL A” or “DOORBELL B” (or both). Then connect a pair of wires from the “Mute Out” jack on the MIB-1to the “Mute” pins on the back of the E6M amplifier (Fig. 17).

To mute the system when the phone rings, simply connect a standard four conductor telephone line cord (for two phone lines) into the “Telco In” jack, and then connect a pair of wires from the “Mute Out” jack on the MIB-1to the

“Mute In” pins on the back of the E6M amplifier (Fig. 17).

The MI1 is not supplied with the E6M or the E6X packages.

Fig. 17: NV-MI1:Mute Interface

DIAGNOSTIC

CONTROL

REFER TO MANUAL

MUTE UNIT ON

0

1

2

3

+12V G

 

NV-MIB1

 

 

 

-INPUT--OUTPUT-

BACK

TO E6m

FRONT

TELCO IN

AIBDOORBELL

The MI1 will accept two phone lines and two doorbell signals, and combines them to one two-conductorconnection to theE6M’s “Mute” input.

Up to two phone lines from the home’s telephone service can be connected

to the MI1 via typical four-conductorphone line with an RJ11 connector. Two doorbells can be connected to the MI1 from the doorbell chimes usingtwo-conductorwire.

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Troubleshooting

Symptom

Probable Cause

Remedy

When a keypad is plugged in, there is a loud “pop” through the speakers and the keypad does not work.

My keypad is lit, but nothing happens when I press a button.

When there is a lull in the music, I can hear other sources playing in my speakers.

The RC1 wireless remote will not operate the E6M.

In certain zones the repeater does not seem to work properly.

Improperly wired Cat-5cable.

Assigning identical addresses to more than one keypad usually causes this.

This is a result of open source inputs on the back of the E6M.

The RC1 is in “Tuner” mode or there are dead or improperly installed batteries.

If the equipment that you are trying to control is in the zone in question and it is in the line of sight with your wireless remote, i.e., a rack with a glass door, then you are creating interference at the IR sensor of the source equipment.

Check that you are using the 568A wiring standard (See Section I. “Installing and Terminating Cables”).

Each keypad MUST have a unique address as set by DIP switches 1-4(Section VIII. “Setting theNV-EKPKeypads”). There are 15 valid addresses available to any12-zonesystem.

Place the supplied RCA input shunts in any unused RCA source inputs (Section IV. “Attaching Source Equipment to the E6M”).

Make sure the “Device Selector” switch is in the “Multi-room”position and that the batteries are installed properly and are good.

Verify that the rack equipment can be controlled through the keypad by blocking the IR sensor of the source equipment (but not the emitter) with your hand. If it works, then either move the keypad or block the sensor permanently.

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NUVO NV-E6MSpecifications

Power Amplifier Section

 

 

Continuous Average Output Power

 

23W

Two channels driven 30-20kHz

 

 

@ 1% THD

 

 

Rated Distortion (1/2 power)

 

0.4%

Rated Impedance

 

8 Ohms

Damping Factor

 

50+

Line Output Level (at full output)

4.5V RMS

Frequency Response (30-20kHz)

 

+/-3dB

Preamplifier Section

 

 

Input Impedance

 

50k

Input Sensitivity for rated power

330mV RMS

Input Overload

3V RMS

IR System

 

 

Source Outputs

 

7

Output Drive Current

 

100mA

Output Drive Voltage

 

12V

Compatible with single and dual emitters

Yes

Power Requirements

 

 

Power Supply

120VAC/240VAC 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

 

382VA (333W)

all channels driven to full-ratedpower

Power Consumption

177VA (140W) 1/8 power

average operating conditions

 

Power Consumption

 

37VA (30W)

no signal

 

 

USA Safety Listing (ANSI/UL-6500)

Canada Safety Listing (CAN/CSA C22.2 NO. 1)

CE Listing

 

 

Physical Specifications

 

Unit Size

 

88 x 430 x325

in millimeters (H x W x D)

 

Unit Size

 

3.5 x 17 x12.75

in inches (H x W x D)

 

 

Shipping Size

 

180 x 520 x400

in millimeters (H x W x D)

 

Shipping Size

 

7.5 x 20.5 x 15.5

in inches (H x W x D)

 

 

Unit Weight in kilograms

8.6

Unit Weight in pounds

 

19.0

Shipping Weight in kilograms

10.0

Shipping Weight in pounds

22.0

Warranty

NUVO Technologies warrants this product to be free of defects in workmanship or material for a period of three (3) years from the original date of purchase. This warranty applies to the original purchaser only and is not transferable. This warranty is subject to the following conditions and exclusions:

-Defectscaused by wear and tear, misuse, or neglect are not covered by this warranty.

-Thiswarranty will be void if:

a.The unit has been altered or modified.

b.The serial number has been removed or defaced.

c.Original purchase is not from an Authorized NUVO Dealer.

d.The warranty card is not completely filled out and mailed within 10 days of the original purchase.

Neither NUVO Technologies, nor NUVO dealers are liable for any incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in or failure of NUVO Technologies products. This warranty gives the original owner of NUVO Technologies products specific legal rights, and he or she may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other agreements and warranties, expressed or implied, except as may be otherwise required by law.

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NUVO Technologies Inc.,

4940 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, OH • USA

Tel: (866) 796-4904Fax: (513)347-2298

www.nuvotechnologies.com