Among the wave of multi-room audio products on the market, Crestron audio distribution processors are set apart for their unmatched flexibility and no-compromise performance. Features like independent software-driven preamp-style controls on every room output enable the most demanding user to tailor the listening experience to individual taste in every room. Any audio parameter or device function can be controlled using keypads, handheld remotes, touchpanels, or computers, putting just the right amount of control right where it's needed.
Up to 24 Stereo Sources x Up to 32 Rooms
The CNX-BIPAD8 is a high performance 24 x 8 stereo audio switcher and preamplifier, providing distribution of 16 stereo audio sources and 8 room inputs to any of 8 room outputs. Up to four CNX-BIPAD8's may be combined to handle as many as 32 rooms*. Every room output includes independent control over volume, bass, treble, balance, loudness, and mute. Mono summing is also built in to facilitate distribution to non-stereo zones.
Crestron Home® CAT5 Balanced Audio
The CNX-BIPAD8 is designed to provide maximum flexibility for audio distribution through the use of Crestron's bidirectional CAT5 balanced technology. The CNX-BIPAD8 actually supports a versatile combination of balanced line-level and speaker-level audio, featuring both balanced and unbalanced connections on each room output. The RCA-type unbalanced connections may be used to directly drive a multi-channel amplifier, while the RJ45-type CAT5 connections enable distribution of line-level signals to remote room locations up to 1000 feet away.
Room Solution Boxes
At each remote room location, one of Crestron's "Room Solution Boxes" is connected to the television or local amplifier to receive the CAT5 signal and serve as a local preamp and switcher. Audio-capable models include the CNXRMCLV, C2N-DAP8, and C2N-DAP8RC. These models also support a "return" audio signal over the same CAT5E cable allowing the signal from a local audio source to be routed to the head-end for redistribution to other rooms. A single CNX-BIPAD8 can receive and redistribute return signals from up to 8 rooms without additional equipment. For systems utilizing multiple CNX-BIPAD8's, one CNX-PBAR4 balanced audio receiver must be added for every 4 room returns.
Additional features make the CNX-BIPAD8 a truly refined audio component. Programmable input gain compensation assures a consistent level when switching between input sources. Scaling factor settings allow minimum and maximum levels to be defined for each room output. And, protective relays on each output prevent "thumps" during power-up and provide total attenuation when any room is turned off.
A Complete System Solution
Together with any 2-Series control system, Crestron's audio distribution processors provide an extensively customizable audio control solution. For the ultimate in audio performance, just add a CNAMPX-series multi-room amplifier to form a total, intelligent audio head-end. Crestron keypads and touchpanels complete the system, putting essential control access within arm's reach throughout the home, office, restaurant, etc.
Crestron's SystemBuilder software can make audio distribution programming a quick and simple task, providing easy drag-and-drop system configuration with extensive support for interfacing to hundreds of AV devices through Crestron's vast database of third-party codes and drivers. Hi-tech or bare necessity, for all tastes and technical abilities, SystemBuilder allows the discerning AV system designer to deliver a tailor-made audio distribution solution every time.