Nuvo NV-I8GMS, NV-I8GXS User Manual

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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)

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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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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.

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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:

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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.

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Introduction

Congratulations on the purchase of your NuVo System. The Grand Concerto System is truly NuVo's newest masterpiece. The Grand

Concerto's state-of-the-artinterface and NuVoNet communication with the Grand Concerto Suite of audio components offer the best, most affordablewhole-homeaudio system available.

Grand Concerto delivers 80 startlingly clear watts of sound to up to 16 independent zones simultaneously. NuVo's Generation D, class D amplification uses the newest technology in digital amplification, which requires less power and is able to operate at peak capacity while generating very little heat.

The Grand Concerto Control Pad interface offers the elegance and control of an expensive touch panel at a keypad price. The new OLED (organic light emitting diode) display allows up to eight lines of text for easily scrolling through music titles and menu selections. Capacitive touch controls provide immediate access to the audio sources without external rubber buttons. The result is a single piece of polycarbonate plastic that provides ultra-responsivewater-resistantaccess to your music from any room of the house.,

The EZ IR Learning Station makes system setup easy and intuitive. Creating customized audio control is as easy as typing in a Windows template. The Learning Station will allow IR commands for the source equipment to be stored in files for future use, making programming the system as simple as the push of a button.

This installation manual outlines the installation and setup of your new Grand Concerto System. We recommend that you read this manual prior to installing your system. Proper installation and setup will insure years of audio enjoyment.

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1.Variable 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. Use the variable output when you want the additional amplifier to be controlled by the zone's Display Pad.

2.Fixed Lineouts: These preamp lineouts are used for sending an audio signal to an external power amplifier when additional speakers are needed. This output is constant, so an amplifier connected to it will not change volume with that zone's Display

Pad.

3.Source Inputs: The Grand Concerto will accept up to six audio sources. These are connected to the Grand Concerto amplifier with standard stereo RCA cables.

4.Speaker Output: Six of the Grand Concerto's eight zones are amplified. These outputs accept16-gage,two-conductorspeaker wire and provide 40 watts per channel of power.

5.Source Link: This connection is used in conjunction with the Grand Concerto Expander System to create 16 total zones. The source link cable is supplied with the Expander System.

6.Source Status Inputs: These optional inputs can be used to monitor source power status. This is useful when using a macro string of commands to prevent turning off a piece of equipment that is already on and vice versa.

7.Zone Trigger Outputs: These12-voltoutputs can be used to trigger an external device, such as an auxiliary power amplifier, for use in a specific zone.

8.IR Emitter Outputs: IR signals received from the keypads 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 outputs 1 and 2 are common and will pass all IR signals.

9.SYS. ON: This is a constant12-voltoutput for turning on external equipment.

10.EXT. 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 mute forwhole-housepaging through a phone system when set for this function in the Configurator software.

11.Network Input: This RJ45 connection is the input for all zone information coming from the Grand Concerto Control Pads. The connection is made using the Network Cable supplied with the package.

12.Digital Link: This connection is used in conjunction with the Grand Concerto Expander System to create 16 total zones. The Digital Link cable is supplied with the Expander System.

13.RS232: The bidirectional RS232 is a serial communication port that allows the Grand Concerto System to be controlled by an external home automation device.

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

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Grand Concerto Control Pad

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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.

2.Cover plate: Each Control Pad comes with white, ivory, almond, and black trim plates that attach magnetically to the face of the keypad.

3.OLED Display: The organic light emitting diode display is a highly functionalmulti-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.

5.Volume Level Indicator: This bar graph indicates the audio volume level when the Control Pad is in normal play mode.

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

7.Menu: Menu serves as access to music browsing, presets, and favorites, as well as specificzone-settingparameters.

8.Play/ Pause: This button serves as a general stop and start button for each of the sources.

9.OK: The OK button also 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.Arrow Up and Down: These arrows have a dual function. In normal play mode, they control volume level up and down. In menu mode, they scroll up and down through menu selections.

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

12.Forward/Reverse: This is an IR programmable button for simple source transport. Typically it would track forward or back or tune up and down.

13.Time: A feature of the Grand Concerto System is the ability to display the current time on each of the Control Pads.

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Grand Concerto RC1 Remote Control

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

2.Volume: This actually serves to 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 allow for onebutton macro commands.

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

5.Favorites: A function of the Grand Concerto System is the ability to access user defined favorites for easy access. The first twelve are directly accessible using the RC1 Favorites buttons.

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

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

8.MUTE: The RC1 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 T2 Tuners, this button toggles through the Tuners receive modes.

11.MENU: This button enters the menu features of the

Control Pad. One 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.Dynamic Groups: A unique function of the Grand

Concerto System is the ability to create temporary zone groups using the G1 and G2 buttons. This is useful if you wish to listen to a single source in multiple zones.

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Installing the Grand Concerto System in Your Home

I. Prewire

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

Complete CAT5 Crimping Instructions

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

The Grand Concerto 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.

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The correct wiring scheme for the CAT5 cable is standard

EIA/TIA 568A. 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.

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II. Terminating the Speaker Wire (fig. 2)

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All the NuVo systems operate across a “homerun”-wiringscheme usingCat-5for the zone keypad control communication, and a separate run of speaker wire for each zone from the speaker outputs to the zone speakers. We suggest16-gage2- or4-conductorspeaker wires.

The speaker wire termination is done using a modular “Euro” connector. Each conductor is screwed down to the connector block and plugged into the appropriate speaker output on the back of the amplifier. The proper termination is Left channel: and+; Right channel:and+.

III. Installing the Grand Concerto Amplifier

System setup works best when the amplifier is placed in the same location as the audio source equipment. This is typically in an audio rack, entertainment center, or a closet dedicated to housing the home audio/video equipment.

The amplifier should be plugged in and the power button on the front panel should be depressed before proceeding with the rest of the installation. This activates the internal protective circuitry of the Grand Concerto System.

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IV. Installing the NV-I8GEZPEZ Port (fig.3)

The EZ Port is a multi-connectionhub designed to accept all theCat-5wires from the keypads in the system. The location of the EZ Port should be determined by the location of the Grand Concerto amplifier. It is best to place in a wall behind the amplifier that would be easily accessible if necessary.

The EZ Port fits easily in any dual-gang-size,low-voltagering with an open back. These are often referred to as “mud rings.” Simply plug the terminatedCat-5wires into any of the 20 available jacks on the back of the EZ Port. The order in which the individualCat-5wires are plugged in is not important, although it is strongly recommended that you label theCat-5with the appropriate zone number for future reference.

Once you have plugged the Cat-5wires into the EZ Port, screw the EZ port into its construction bracket using the supplied mounting screws.

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V. Connecting the EZ Port to the Grand Concerto Amplifier (fig. 4)

When the EZ Port is installed in the wall, the only part visible should be the faceplate and four RJ45 jacks. The supplied pre-terminatednetwork cable can then be plugged into one of the six available jacks and into the Network connection on the back of the Grand Concerto Amplifier. AnyCat-5cable terminated using 568A or 568B network wiring will suffice should you need a longer connection. Remember, it is important to terminate the cable the same way on both ends.

VI. Attaching Audio Source Equipment to the Grand Concerto Amplifier (fig. 5)

Each piece of audio equipment is connected to the Grand Concerto amplifier with standard stereo RCA cables. Attach an RCA cable to the corresponding audio output on the source equipment and to the desired source input on the back of the Grand Concerto amplifier. The numbered input for each source is important in the configuration of the system. This will be covered in detail in the Grand Concerto Configurator portion of this manual.

Attaching the NuVo T2 Tuners and M3 Server

A feature of the Grand Concerto System is its ability to automatically communicate with the T2 AM/FM and Satellite Tuners and the M3 Audio Server. The communication happens through the EZ Port connection hub, across a communication protocol called NuVoNet. Although software programming is not necessary for this function, configuring the installation through the Configurator Software prior to installation has distinct advantages, see X. Grand Concerto

Configurator Software.

When the T2 Tuners or M3 Server are plugged in for the first time, they will display a prompt to select a source input number for the Grand Concerto. For NuVoNet to communicate properly, you should have already connected the NuVoNet components to one of the six “Peripheral Device” inputs on the face of the EZ Port.

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Each of the T2 Tuner components actually houses two individual AM/FM or Satellite receivers, which have their own display on the front panel. Once the T2 is plugged in and the NuVoNet CAT-5is connected to the EZ Port and initial display,OPERATING MODE will appear for each tuner. Below this, the choices areSTAND ALONE, SOURCE 6, SOURCE 5, SOURCE 4, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 2, andSOURCE 1. Stand Alone is automatically highlighted at initial startup. Selecting the appropriate Concerto source input is accomplished by turning the Select knob for each tunercounter-clockwiseuntil the desired source input number is highlighted. It is selected by pushing the Select knob. Once this is done, the Grand Concerto NuVoNet will recognize that source.

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M3 Server

At initial startup, the front panel display will prompt with

OUTPUT 1: PRESS OK TO SELECT NUVONET SOURCE. When OKis

selected, the top line of the display will read OPERATING MODE OUT 1. Below this the three available lines will display

STANDALONE, SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2 . . . as you scroll using the down arrow button, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4, SOURCE 5,and

SOURCE 6 will appear. Highlight the appropriate choice and press OK to select. This will set the first channel music output. You will then be prompted to repeat for these steps for the remaining two channels.

VII. Connecting the IR Emitters for Third-PartySource

Components (fig. 6)

IR commands for the source equipment are transferred from the Grand Concerto amplifier to the source equipment using the mini IR mouse emitters. Six of these are supplied with your Grand Concerto System. The emitter is plugged into the corresponding source IR output on the Grand Concerto and then placed over the IR receiver window on the source component. The IR outputs are individually routed to sources 1-6.

The two SUM outputs will flash any IR command that is sent from any of the zones. This is most commonly used with an

IR blaster designed to flash IR commands to a variety of components.

VIII. Source Status Inputs (fig. 7)

The source status inputs can be very useful for monitoring the power status of your audio sources. Some equipment uses “toggling commands” for powering on and off (that is, the commands for on and off are not separate, discrete commands). This situation is typically confusing when using a single button to initiate to a piece of source equipment a string of commands that includes power on. With “toggling” equipment, if the unit is already on, moving the button will inadvertently turn it off. The source status inputs give the Grand Concerto System the ability to sense that the source equipment is on so it can automatically bypass that command.

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Using these inputs requires an AC power-sensingmodule.

These are readily available from electronic accessory manufacturers and typically attach to the AC power cord of the desired source equipment. The connection at the back of the Grand Concerto is a mono 1/8” jack. Once this is in place, the Grand Concerto System will sense the amount of AC current being drawn by the source equipment.

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IX. Expanding Grand Concerto to 16 Zones (fig. 8)

Eight additional listening zones can be added to the Grand Concerto System using the Grand Concerto Expander package. The expansion is easily done using the Source Link and Digital Link multi-pinoutputs on the Grand Concerto main amplifier(NV-I8DMS).

The necessary cables for this are supplied with the Expander package. No other connections are necessary except the AC power cord and the additional speaker terminations. The additional Cat-5wires for the zones9-16plug into the Grand Concerto main EZ Port.

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X. Using the Grand Concerto Configurator Software

1. Main Startup

The following section requires the NV-I8DLSIR Learning

Station and Configurator Software. This is available as a package from NuVo Technologies or any Authorized NuVo

Distributor. The Configurator software is a PC program designed to run with Windows 2000, XP, and XP Pro.

1. Main Startup

The Configurator is a tabbed Wizard-styleinterface designed to sequentially walk the installer through the system setup. When the program is launched, the Start tab is highlighted. This gives three choices for beginning a configuration. You can create a new file, open an existing file, or retrieve an existing file from a configured Grand

Concerto System. Once configured, the finished program loaded into the Grand Concerto main amplifier can always be retrieved via the RS232 port and edited.

Once a configuration file has been opened, you can then click on the next button to continue. The Configurator will not let you continue beyond Start without either creating a new file or opening an existing file. It will also prevent moving forward through any of the tabs until the necessary information is completed in any one of the tabs.

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1.1 Open or Create Grand Concerto Configurator File

2.1 IR Libraries

When you click on this button, the program goes to a Config. File. There you can either open one of the existing configurations or specify the name of a new file. Configurations are saved with a .cfg extension.

1.1 Retrieve Configuration from Grand Concerto

To retrieve a configuration from an existing Grand Concerto installation, launch the Configurator software. Make sure your computer is connected to the RS232 port on the back panel of the Grand Concerto amplifier. The Startup screen has two buttons. The first is used to open an existing configuration or to create a new one. The second asks to

“Retrieve Existing Configuration From Grand Concerto.”

When you click on the “Retrieve” button, a progress window will appear.

If you have this configuration already stored on your computer's hard drive, you will see a dialog box asking if you wish to overwrite the existing file. If this file is not stored in your computer, this box will not appear.

The IR Library is a list of available components and their IR function codes. The Configurator software stores captured IR codes in a single directory. Once captured or downloaded, the Configurator software will permanently store it as an .irc file.

2.1 IR Libraries

1.1 Open or Create Grand Concerto Configurator File

2.2 Adding a New Component to the IR Library

New component IR files are easily added by clicking on the Add New button. This brings up a new window titled Add New

Component. In this window you must first enter the manufacturer name and model. The Type drop-downmenu contains a large list of components. Each is a template of common functions for that type of equipment. Clicking on the type that matches the component will add the type name in that field. If desired, you can add a type name that is not in thedrop-downmenu.

Clicking on OK will automatically add the selected component and associated functions to the IR Library.

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Using the IR Learning Station Interface (fig. 9)

To record new IR codes, you will need the IR Learning Station Interface. The IR Learning Station Interface is a powerful tool for setting up new IR Libraries for use with the

Configurator Software, and is part of the IR Learning Station Package. Capturing function codes and adding them to the component IR Library is an easy process.

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The back panel of the Interface box has two IR outputs for testing purposes. You can use the included IR emitter and attach it to the IR window on the face of the source component, or to the built-inIR blaster, which, when aimed at the source equipment, will fire the IR command.

2.3 Recording IR codes

When a new component is added to the IR Library, it is necessary to record the IR codes associated with each function. To do this, connect the Learning Station Interface as described above. Double-clickon the desired component from the IR Library page. This will open the IR Library Editor.

This window lists the complete set of functions for that type of device.

To initiate the IR recording process, you can either doubleclick on a function to be recorded or highlight the function and click on the Record button. This will open the IR Library Record window. The window will indicate that the Configurator is “Waiting for IR Communications.” To record a new code, simply point the component's remote control at the IR receiver on the NuVo IR Learning Station Interface. The first time you enter a code, the Configurator determines if it is a “toggling function,” which means that the remote actually sends two commands back-to-back.This requires that the function button be pressed four times in succession.

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When the remote code is entered, the IR Library Record window will go from yellow to green and indicate that the capture was successful, and it will then return to yellow. Repeat this procedure three more times until the desired code is added to the IR Library Edit window. You will now see the number of code repeats and the duration of the code. A normal non-togglingremote will require two button pushes to successfully record a command, while a toggling remote will require four button pushes for each command.

If there is an error in recording the code, the display in the Record window will indicate that there was a communication error. If this occurs, click on the Record button and reenter the code.

2.3 Recoding IR Codes

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2.4 IR Library Default Key Assignment

Once the desired codes are added, assign them to the appropriate key on the Display Pad. To do this, right-clickon each code and select “Keys.” This opens adrop-downmenu of the possible key selections for the Grand Concerto Display Pad. Select the appropriate key for that command and the Configurator will add it to the Default Key field for that command. Keep in mind that the Grand Concerto Control

Pad has only five IR assignable buttons, so button control is limited. More capability for control can be incorporated in the macro tab covered later, and can then be added to the menu capability of that source.

Once this sequence is completed, proceed to the next function command, and repeat the above steps. When you have assigned a default key for each IR, click on “Done” and that component's IR Library is complete.

2.4 Library Default Key Assignment

2.5 IR Library Test

An important feature of the Grand Concerto Configurator is the ability to test each IR code as it is added to the IR Library. This insures that every code will work reliably.

When a new code is added, while it is still highlighted, click on the test button. This will open the IR Library Test window.

Make sure that the IR Learning Interface box's IR emitter is either facing the IR receiver window of the source equipment or an IR emitter is plugged into one of the two IR emitter outputs and affixed to the IR receiver window of the source equipment. Clicking on the test button will cause the IR Learning interface to emit the code. The source equipment should respond appropriately to the command if it has been stored correctly. A test result box will open where you can record yes or no to the test. Three successful test results are required before the “Passed” count turns green. Clicking the “OK” button will save the results in the IR Library. The “Tested” column for that command will show the number of successful tests performed.

Although not required, testing each code is highly

recommended.

2.5 IR Library Test

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2.6 Adding a Function Code

If a required IR code is not in the list of codes, it is possible to add a code to the list by clicking the “Create New” button.

The pull-downmenu contains a list of all standard IR codes. A name not found in the list can be typed in, but it is recommended that you use the names provided in the list.

This conserves memory in the Grand Concerto. Clicking on the “OK” button proceeds directly to the IR recording process.

2.6 Adding a Function Code

3.1 Select or Edit Source

Double-clickingon a blank source will open the “Select

Source” window. This window assigns the appropriate source number input. The “Display Name” is the text that will be read on the Display Pad when that source is selected in any zone. The display name can contain only capital letters, numbers, and some punctuation. If an invalid key is typed, it will be ignored.

The “Make” field defines the manufacturer of the equipment. A drop-downmenu allows you to choose a source from the IR Library. The “Model” field provides adrop-downmenu that allows you to choose the specific piece of source equipment from the selected manufacturer.

An important feature of the “Select Source” window is the

“Gain” level control. Different pieces of source equipment tend to have different levels of audio output signal. This slider control allows you to compensate for equipment that has an inherently lower volume level. By using this adjustment, when switching between sources, relative volume levels remain constant.

When the appropriate information has been completed, click “OK.” This will add the updated source information to the

“Source” window. When all the desired sources have been defined, go to “Next” and proceed to the “Macros” setup.

2.7 Cleaning Up an IR Library

3.1 Select or Edit Source

Unused IR codes can be deleted from the list by highlighting the code and either clicking the ”Delete” button or rightclicking and selecting “Delete.”

When you are finished editing the library, select “Done.”

3. Defining Sources

The “Sources” tab allows you to define the source component attached to each of the six source inputs. All six sources are not needed, but at least one source must be defined.

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4. Macros

Each source defined in the “Source” step has a separate

Control Pad definition. The “Source to View” pull-downmenu provides the display name given to each source. Using the “Next” and “Back” buttons will automatically cycle through all defined sources.

An important feature of the NuVoNet Suite is the communication with each Control Pad within the installation, which eliminates the need for Macro Definitions. However, if you do want to create specific strings of IR commands or use the IR libraries of third-partysource equipment to setup functions within that source's Menu on the Control Pads, this is the place to do that.

If the component had default keys defined in the IR Library, single IR code macros will be automatically created for each key. Hovering the mouse over each key in the Display Pad picture on the left side of the screen will bring up a tool-tipdisplaying the name of the macro assigned to that key. Clicking on the key highlights the macro on the right side of the screen.

Double-clickingon a key in either display will begin editing the macro associated with that key.

4. Macros

4.1 Edit Macro Definition

The Macro Definition window has two separate points of definition on the right side of the screen. The

top section allows a string of commands to be associate with one of the five IR programmable buttons.

The bottom section automatically places the commands I the menu selections at the Control Pads.

Examples of this use would be specific disc selection on a multi-discchanger or specific station tuning

for satellite or cable receiver boxes.

The tree in the left-handwindow displays all available IR codes from the library. The tree is automatically expanded to show the codes from the component associated with the source.

Each macro has a “Display Name” that is used to describe the macro. Before a macro can be saved, the name of the macro must be established.

4.1 Edit Macro Definitions

4.1.1 Adding Codes to a Macro

A code is added to the macro by double-clickingon the green IR code name in the library to the left. That code will then be automatically added to the macro string to the right. Up to 100 codes can be added to a single macro.

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4.1.1 Adding Codes to a Macro

4.1.2 Editing Codes in a Macro

Double-clickingon a macro step on the right side will open an “Edit Macro Code Settings” window. This allows you to change the delay time before the command is issued. The default delay is .25 seconds. This can be increased by .25second increments up to 30.5 seconds. Often a command requires mechanical movement in the source equipment and, therefore, the delay is important before initiating the next command.

The number of repeats for each command can also be changed. This is equivalent to pushing and holding the button on the remote control.

4.1.2 Editing Codes in a Macro

Re-OrderingMacro Codes

After a code is added to a macro, highlighting a code and pushing the Ýorßbutton can reorder the codes.

Macros (updated)

After editing a macro, the macro list is updated to show the number of IR codes and the display name.

Note that the Macro tab has an additional button at the bottom that says “Update Macros From Library.” If codes were edited in any way in an IR library after a source has been defined in the Source tab, this button will automatically pull those changes into the Macro Definition window.

5. Zones

Up to 20 zones can be defined with the Grand Concerto. Each zone can be defined with unique properties.

You will notice that the zone tab contains 20 entries for zone Display Pads. The system can accommodate a total of 20

Display Pads by using the slave function in the “Edit Zone

Properties” window. A slave Display Pad is homerun to the

EZ Port, but automatically shares the same functions and works in tandem with the main zone Display Pad. Up to three slave Display Pads can operate on a single zone.

5.1 Edit Zone Properties

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5.1 Edit Zone Properties

Double-clickingon a zone number opens the “Edit Zone Properties” window. Specific properties defining that zone are set here.

Max Volume: This allows the volume in a zone to be limited. This can be done either to avoid damage tolow-powerspeakers or simply to prevent a certain room from being turned up too high (e.g., a teenager's bedroom).

Party Volume: This controls the reset volume level for each zone when the All On/Party Mode is initiated from any of the

Control Pads. The range is –78dBto–30dB.

Page Volume: If you are using the paging feature of the

Grand Concerto System, you can also set the specific volume level of the page zone by zone, by using this volume control. The range is –78dBto–30dB,with a default at–40dB.

Balance: The level of output to the left and right speakers is adjusted here. The default is center, but depending on the location of the speakers and the optimal listening area of the room, it may be advantageous to adjust the balance to either the left or the right.

Bass and Treble: Each of these EQ levels can be adjusted individually. The range is-18dBto +18dB.

Volume Reset at Zone ON: A zone-specific feature is the ability to have a zone automatically reset to a low volume level when the zone is turned on. This check box initiates that feature and is tied to the Zone Reset Volume level set above it. If this box is not checked, the zone will turn on at the last volume level.

Loudness Compensation ON: This box defaults to checked and enables an automatic bass and treble boost when the zone is at a low listening level. This EQ gradually flattens out as the zone volume is increased. Unchecking the box turns this function off.

Exclusive Source Control: Checking this box gives this zone exclusive “do not disturb” control of any chosen source.

Other zones will have the ability to listen to that source, but they will not have any specific function control.

Source Grouping: This allows for one zone to automatically listen to the same source as all other zones in the group. This is a very useful feature for a large open area where it is not practical for more than one source to be playing at one time. The advantage of the zone group is that each Display Pad within the group has the ability to turn on or off, mute, and control volume independently. Thisdrop-downmenu allows any zone to be assigned to a group, or as an individual zone with no group affiliation. Up to four distinct groups can be created.

IR Pass-through: Each zone Control Pad has an IR receiver for wireless remote control. By its nature, IR is susceptible to external interference. To account for this, there is specific

IR pass-throughsettings for each Control Pad.IR Disabled turns off the IR receiver completely and eliminates any possibility of a competing light source. This is useful in an environment in which the Control Pad receiver is competing with overwhelming sunlight. This will prevent IR communication throughout the system and therefore, it is better to eliminate that light source.IR No Pass-through preventsthird-partyremote control commands from being accepted, but still allows the NuVoNV-I8GRC1remote control to operate the system. In some zones this is necessary when athird-partyremote is often used to control anon–NuVoSystem source such as a TV. This would eliminate that remote control's commands from being received by the Control Pad and passed through to the source equipment.

Lock Zone By Default: This check box turns on a function that automatically prevents any functionality from the zone until the assigned security code is entered. Primarily, the function prevents an outside zone from being turned on except when the homeowner really wants to listen to it.

Do-Not-Disturb: This Section is used to lock out systemwide commands from a specific zone.

No Master: Master and Party refer to the ability to turn all zones on simultaneously. In some zones you may not want this function.

No Page: The Grand Concerto System is capable of paging through audio source input 6. This involves a phone system that has a paging audio output and a means to provide a voltage trigger. This is controlled using the Security tab to set the voltage trigger and utilizing the Mute Input, see Mute Input page, . This will be covered in the next tab.

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