7.1 Surround Sound Audio Processor w/Video Switching and Room Control


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        • Professional surround sound processor
        • High-bandwidth video matrix switcher
        • Bidirectional CAT5 balanced audio & video

        The C2N-DAP8RC is a professional surround sound processor, video switcher, and control interface in a single package. As part of a complete Crestron Home® AV distribution system, the C2N-DPA8RC delivers cost-effective, high-end audio processing, AV signal routing, and device control. Having no front panel controls, the C2N-DAP8RC allows each installation to be equipped with just the right balance of automation and adjustability to suit the needs of the end-user. Whether using a touchpanel, keypad, handheld remote, or computer, the user interface is completely customizable, so control of the C2N-DAP8RC can be largely preset to simplify operation for the technically-challenged, or it can be extensively "tweakable" to indulge the most avid theater enthusiast.

        Surround Sound Processor

        Based on the powerful Analog Devices SHARC® 32-bit floating point DSP, the C2N-DAP8RC achieves jaw-dropping sonic performance from all of today's digital sources, and is hardware and software upgradeable to support future advancements. Surround modes include Dolby® Digital EX and DTS® ES, as well as Dolby Prologic II and DTS Neo:6, providing every option for decoding and enhancing a complete range of movies and music.

        Precision 24-bit 96 kHz A/D converters provide maximum dynamic range for analog sources. A total of 6 analog and 5 digital inputs are provided to accommodate a full complement of sources. In addition to the local inputs, analog and digital audio signals may also be received from a centralized head-end via built-in CAT5 Balanced AV ports.

        The 7.1 output section, featuring 24-bit 192 kHz D/A converters, is ideal for driving Crestron's CNAMPX-7X200 7-Channel Surround Sound Amplifier. Both 5.1 and 6.1 speaker configurations are also supported. A discrete subwoofer output supports the reproduction of LFE (low frequency effects) audio with extensive bass management control to maximize the performance of any powered subwoofer. Every output includes individual level adjustment, 6-band parametric equalization, and up to 20 milliseconds of delay for precise optimization of the complete speaker system. Graphic equalization is also available, although its effects are global for all outputs. Output levels can be set and stored differently for each surround mode, and EQ presets (5 parametric or 10 graphic) allow for storage and recall of different curves tailored to particular audio material or listener preferences. Global bass and treble control is provided as well.

        Complete and precise audio setup can be performed easily using Crestron's Digital Media Tools (DMT) software. For proper calibration, pink noise and Dolby noise sources are built into the C2N-DAP8RC.

        Three additional stereo outputs are provided to feed line-level audio to recording devices and remote zone amplifiers. Output A is a fixed unity-level output, while Output B features a complete dedicated preamp section with independent controls for volume, bass, treble, balance, loudness, mono, and mute. The third output feeds the CAT5 audio port, allowing local analog audio signals to be routed to a centralized head-end for redistribution to other rooms. Any analog input on the C2N-DAP8RC can be independently routed to any or all of the three stereo outputs, noting that the signal selected for Output B is synonymous with the analog signal selected for the surround processor.

        Video Matrix Switcher

        The C2N-DAP8RC provides 12 unbalanced video input connectors to accept any combination of composite, S-Video, and high-definition component signals from local video sources. A CAT5 balanced video input port is also provided to receive video and digital audio signals from a centralized head end. Any of the input signals may be freely routed to any of 12 unbalanced output connectors to feed plasma displays, projectors, monitors, and other devices within the room. A CAT5 balanced video output port allows local video signals to be routed to the head-end for redistribution to other rooms.

        Through programming, complete AV signal routing becomes transparent to the end-user with all switching occurring smoothly under the command of the control system. Each unbalanced video input even includes built-in signal sensing to report the presence of video signals to the control system, enabling auto-switching capability and providing verification of device power status. Also, since the C2N-DAP8RC's matrix switcher supports coaxial digital audio as well as video, it can effectively be utilized to expand the number of digital audio inputs and allow redistribution of local digital audio sources via the CAT5 balanced video output port.

        Room Solution Box

        Its bidirectional CAT5 audio and video ports enable the C2N-DAP8RC to interface with CNX-PVID8 video distribution switchers and CNX-BIPAD8 audio distribution processors, allowing AV sources to be shared easily between the theater and head end locations using inexpensive CAT5E cable. One Cresnet cable and up to three CAT5E cables (available as CresCAT™Q, sold separately) provide complete connectivity for bidirectional audio, video, and control over a distance of up to 750 feet (500 feet for component video).

        Four IR/serial ports and one bi-directional RS-232 port provide a powerful interface for control of local video projectors, plasma displays, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, and more. A single digital input port is also provided to support the optional CNXRMCS TV current sensor, or any low-voltage contact closure device.

        The C2N-DAP8RC functions as a slave device to any 2-Series control system communicating via the Cresnet control network. Any of Crestron's touchpanels, keypads, and handheld remotes may be used to provide the user interface to control the C2N-DAP8RC and all connected devices. Adding an optional CNXRMIRD IR receiver affords cost-effective control from any Crestron or third-party universal IR remote.

        Key Features
        • Professional surround sound processor
        • High-bandwidth video matrix switcher
        • Bidirectional CAT5 balanced audio & video
        • Fully customizable touchpanel control
        • Analog Devices SHARC 32-bit floating point DSP
        • Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Prologic II surround modes
        • DTS ES and DTS Neo:6 2-channel modes
        • Precision 24-bit 96 kHz A/D converters
        • 7.1 output featuring 24-bit 192 kHz D/A converters
        • 6-band parametric EQ and 20 mS delay per output
        • Discrete subwoofer output w/LFE and bass management
        • Three stereo outputs for remote zones and recording
        • 2 coaxial and 2 optical digital audio inputs
        • 5 unbalanced analog stereo inputs
        • 12 unbalanced video inputs and outputs
        • CAT5 video in, video out, and audio ports
        • Built-in video signal sensing
        • 1) RS-232 and 4) IR control ports
        • Optional current sensor
        • Optional IR remote receiver
        • Audio setup using Digital Media Tools software
        • Fully configurable in SystemBuilder software
        • Controllable via Cresnet communications
        Video & Digital Audio
          Signal Types Component (YPbPr), S-Video (Y/C), or composite video; digital audio
          Video/HDTV Formats 480i (NTSC), 576i (PAL), 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i
          Digital Audio Format S/PDIF coaxial
          Bandwidth >100MHz (unbalanced)
          Crosstalk <-60dB
          S/N >70dB
        Audio – Surround Sound Processor
          Processor Analog Devices SHARC® 32-bit floating point DSP
          A-D Conversion 24-bit 96 kHz
          D-A Conversion 24-bit 192 kHz
          Two-Channel Modes PCM up to 96 kHz (normal stereo);
        Dolby Pro Logic II (Pro Logic, Matrix, Movie, Music);
        DTS Neo:6 (5.1 Cinema, 6.1 Cinema, 5.1 Music, 6.1 Music)
          Multi-Channel Modes Dolby Digital 5.1;
        Dolby Digital EX;
        DTS 5.1;
        DTS ES Discrete 6.1;
        DTS ES Matrix 6.1
          Master Volume -80dB to +20dB, 0.1dB steps
          Surround Output Volume ±12dB, 0.1dB steps from DMT;
        ±30dB, 0.1dB steps from SIMPL
          Low Frequency Effects (LFE) -10dB to +0dB, 0.1dB steps from DMT;
        -15dB to +0dB, 0.1dB steps from SIMPL
          Mode Trim (Level Preset) -80dB to +20dB, 0.1dB steps (master);
        -30dB to +12dB, 0.1dB steps (per output);
        -15dB to +0dB, 0.1dB steps (LFE)
          Analog Input Gain ±10dB, 0.1dB steps
          Mute -80dB (electronic), >-100dB (relay)
          Bass Gain Range ±18dB, 0.1dB steps
          Treble Gain Range ±18dB, 0.1dB steps
          EQ Modes 6-band parametric; 3-band graphic + 3-band parametric; 5-band graphic + 1-band parametric (Independent PEQ per surround/subwoofer channel; global GEQ excluding subwoofer channel)
          PEQ Filter Gain ±12dB, 0.1dB steps from DMT;
        ±24dB, 0.1dB steps from SIMPL
          PEQ Filter Bandwidth 0.02 to 2.0 octaves (1.0 to 3.0 for shelving)
          PEQ Filter Center Frequency 15Hz to 19.9kHz from DMT;
        20Hz to 20KHz from SIMPL
          PEQ Filter Types low pass, high pass, EQ filter (peaking/notching), bass shelf, and treble shelf
          GEQ Filter Gain +5/-10dB, 0.1dB steps
          GEQ Filter Center Frequencies 63, 250, 1k, 4k, 10k Hz (5-band);
        250, 1k, 4k Hz (3-band)
          Crossover Frequency 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz
          Maximum Delay 20mS per channel
          Dynamic Range (compression) Minimum, Standard, Maximum, Variable 0-100%
          Sub Limit -25dB to +0dB, 0.1dB steps
          Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB
          THD+N <0.0009% at 1 kHz maximum output level
          S/N Ratio >113dB
          Dynamic Range >113dB
        Audio – Stereo Preamp
          Controls Volume, Balance, Bass, Treble, Loudness, Mute, Mono
          Volume Gain Range -80dB to +20dB, 1 dB steps
          Mute -80dB (electronic), >-100dB (relay)
          Bass Gain Range ±14dB
          Treble Gain Range ±14dB
          Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB
          THD+N <0.02% at 1 kHz maximum output level
          S/N Ratio >100dB
        Connectors – Video
          VIDEO IN (1) 8-pin RJ45 female, shielded;
        CAT5 balanced video input port;
        Input Impedance: 100 ohms per pair;
        Connects to CNX-PVID8X3, CNX-PVID8X4, or any “CH” CAT5 video output port*
          VIDEO OUT (1) 8-pin RJ45 female, shielded;
        CAT5 balanced video output port;
        Output Impedance: 100 ohms per pair;
        Connects to CNX-PBVR4 or any “CH” CAT5 video input port*
          VIDEO IN 5 – 16 (12) RCA female comprising up to 12 video or digital audio inputs;
        Input Impedance: 75 ohms;
        Input Level: 1 Vp-p nominal;
        Signal Sensing Threshold: 0.25 Vp-p;
        Connect to video/digital audio outputs of local source devices
          VIDEO OUT A – L (12) RCA female comprising up to 12 video or digital audio outputs;
        Output Impedance: 75 ohms;
        Output Level: 1 Vp-p nominal;
        Connect to video/digital audio inputs of local display/amplifier devices; may be looped externally to SPDIF A or B inputs
        Connectors – Audio
          AUDIO (CAT5) (1) 8-pin RJ45 female, shielded;
        Bi-directional CAT5 balanced audio port;
        Maximum Input/Output Levels: 4 Vrms;
        Input/Output Impedances: 600 ohms;
        Connects to CNX-BIPAD8, CNX-PBAR4, or any “CH” CAT5 audio port*
          SPDIF A - B (2) RCA female;
        S/PDIF coaxial digital audio inputs;
        Input Impedance: 75 ohms
          OPTICAL C - D (2) JIS F05 female (TOSLINK) optical fiber connectors;
        S/PDIF optical digital audio inputs
          AUDIO IN 2 - 6 (10) RCA female comprising (5) unbalanced stereo line-level audio inputs;
        Maximum Input Level: 2.5 Vrms;
        Input Impedance: 50k ohms
          AUDIO OUT A (2) RCA female;
        Unbalanced stereo line-level audio output (fixed level/tone);
        Maximum Output Level: 2.5 Vrms;
        Output Impedance: 50 ohms (3k ohms minimum load)
          AUDIO OUT B (2) RCA female;
        Unbalanced stereo line-level audio output (variable level/tone);
        Maximum Output Level: 2.5 Vrms;
        Output Impedance: 50 ohms (3k ohms minimum load)
        Unbalanced line-level 7.1 Surround Sound audio outputs;
        Maximum Output Level: 3 Vrms;
        Output Impedance: 200 ohms;
        Connect to inputs of CNAMPX-7X200 amplifier
          SURROUND SOUND OUT – SUBWOOFER (1) RCA female;
        Unbalanced line-level subwoofer audio output;
        Maximum Output Level: 8.5 Vrms;
        Output Impedance: 200 ohms;
        Connect to input of powered subwoofer
        Connectors – Control & Power
          Ground (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
          IR IN (1) 3.5 mm TRS mini-phone female;
        For connection of the CNXRMIRD IR receiver (sold separately);
        Allows IR wireless control from Crestron or third-party remotes using RC-5 IR commands
          IR OUT A – D (4) 3.5mm mini-phone female;
        IR/Serial output ports;
        IR output up to 1.2 MHz;
        1-way serial TTL/RS-232 (0-5 Volts DC) up to 9600 baud;
        Connect to STIRP IR probes (sold separately)
          SENS (1) 2-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
        TTL level digital input port, 5 Volts DC, 2k ohms pull-up resistor;
        Connects to CNXRMCS current sensor (sold separately) or contact closure
          RS-232 (1) 6-pin RJ11 female;
        Bidirectional RS-232 COM port and computer console port;
        Up to 115.2k baud, RTS/CTS hardware handshaking
          NET (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
        Cresnet slave port, connects to Cresnet control network
        Controls & LED Indicators
          VIDEO INPUT COMP 1 – 3 (3) screwdriver-adjustable pots for CAT5 video input compensation
          PWR (1) green LED, indicates 24 Volts DC power supplied from Cresnet control network
          NET (1) yellow LED, indicates communication with Cresnet system
          SETUP (rear) (1) recessed miniature pushbutton and (1) red LED, used for touch-settable ID (TSID)
        Power Requirements
          Cresnet Power Usage 21 Watts (0.875 Amps @ 24 Volts DC)
          Temperature 41° to 113°F (5° to 45°C)
          Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
          Black metal, 2U 19-inch rack-mountable (rack ears included)
          Height 3.56 in (9.04 cm);
        3.47 (8.81 cm) without feet
          Width 17.03 in (43.26 cm);
        19.0 in (48.26 cm) with ears
          Depth 8.67 in (22.02 cm)
          5.56 lbs (2.50 kg)

        * Maximum CAT5 distance: 500 feet for component, 750 feet for composite and S-Video, 1000 feet for audio

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