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        SWE-8

        Sonnex® Multiroom Audio Unamplified Expander, 8-Zone

        Adds 8 unamplified stereo zone outputs to a Sonnex® Multiroom Audio System.

        The SWE-8 is an 8-zone unamplified expander for the Sonnex® Multiroom Audio System (SWAMP-24X8[1]) from Crestron®. It provides 8 zone outputs consisting of 4 analog line-level and 4 SPDIF digital outputs. All eight outputs also include Crestron Home® (CH) CAT5 balanced audio outputs for long-distance wiring applications. The SWE-8 is ideal for routing audio to AV receivers, powered subwoofers, headphone amplifiers, phone systems (for music-on-hold), and other audio equipment.

        8 Zones Unamplified

        The SWE-8 allows routing of any of the main SWAMP-24X8's 24 source inputs to any of its eight zone outputs. Outputs 1-4 offer balanced, unbalanced, and CH outputs. Outputs 5-8 offer SPDIF and CH outputs.

        Crestron Home® CAT5 Audio Distribution

        The CH CAT5 balanced outputs enable long-distance wire runs up to 500 feet (152 meters) to feed remote equipment such as powered subwoofers and AV receivers located throughout the house. The CH signal is easily converted to unbalanced line-level at each remote location using an ABAR-1 CAT5 Balanced Audio Receiver[1]. CH outputs are also compatible with other Crestron Home products such as the C2N-IADS30X24, CNX-BIPAD8, CNXRMCLV, C2N-DAP8, and certain Crestron touch screens.

        AUD-EXT Audio over CAT5 Extenders

        For long-distance wiring applications requiring wire runs over 500 feet, Crestron offers the AUD-EXT family of audio extenders[1]. Using inexpensive CAT5 wire, these extenders allow unbalanced audio signals to be extended up to 2000 feet (610 m), while SPDIF signal can be extended up to 600 feet (183 m).

        Digital Signal Processing

        Each zone features independent DSP for optimal sound quality and control in every room. Sonnex DSP capabilities include the choice of graphic or parametric 5-band EQ, dynamic range control, volume, bass, treble, balance, loudness, mute, mono summing, and five selectable tone profiles. For subwoofer applications, a choice of 2nd or 4th order active crossover filters can be set using the parametric EQ, leaving the four remaining EQ filters available for room correction and tonal enhancement.

        Output Bussing

        Output bussing allows multiple zones to function as one, whether fed from the SWE-8, the SWAMP-24X8, or another Sonnex Expander. Output bussing is ideal for grouping adjacent listening areas together or associating a powered subwoofer with its stereo speaker pair. Volume Offset adjustments allow for balancing the levels of each bussed zone for smooth, even coverage.

        Simple, Versatile Installation

        The SWE-8 can be installed along with the SWAMP-24X8 at the central equipment rack, or separately at a remote location. It interfaces with the SWAMP-24X8 via a single CAT5e shielded twisted pair (STP) cable up to 200 ft (61 m) in length[2]. This length can be increased to 2000 ft (610 m) using multimode fiber optic cable with the S-EXT1-S Sonnex Link over Fiber Extender[1]. Plug-and-play connectivity affords an extremely easy installation with full control access to all the SWE-8 functions provided through the SWAMP-24X8.

        Please see the SWAMP-24X8 spec sheet for complete Sonnex system information.

         
        Key Features
        • 8-Zone Sonnex® expansion with line-level outputs
        • 4 zones with balanced and unbalanced line outputs
        • 4 zones with SPDIF digital outputs
        • All 8 zones also include Crestron Home® CAT5 balanced outputs
        • Professional-quality audio performance
        • Advanced DSP, mono summing, and output bussing per zone
        • Single-cable interface to SWAMP-24X8 via Sonnex Link
        • Plug-and-play operation
        • Single-space rack mountable
        1. Item(s) sold separately.
        2. For connection of the Sonnex Link between the SWE-8 and SWAMP-24X8, use Crestron DM-CBL-8G or high-quality CAT5e shielded twisted-pair cable. The maximum cable length using DM-CBL-8G or CAT5e is 200 ft (61 m). For longer distances, use the S-EXT1-S Sonnex Link over Fiber Extender.
        3. All analog outputs are paralleled per zone.

        This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, Crestron Home, and Sonnex are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2014 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

         
        Audio
          Input Signal Types Sonnex® Link
          Output Signal Types Stereo analog line (unbalanced and balanced), S/PDIF coaxial (2-channel PCM only), Crestron Home® CAT5 Balanced Audio
         
      • Typical of 8 stereo zone outputs:
      •   Digital-To-Analog Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
          Output Resolution/Bitrate 24-bit 48 kHz (digital outputs only)
          Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
          THD+N <0.003% spdif="" in,=""><0.005% balanced="" or="" unbalanced="" analog="" in,="" 20="" hz="" to="" 20="">
          S/N Ratio >106dB SPDIF in, >100dB balanced or unbalanced analog in, A-weighted
          Stereo Separation >100 dB
          Zone Separation >100 dB
          Zone Volume Level Control -80.0 to +20.0 dB, adjustable from 0% to 100% plus mute
          Bass Control ±12.0 dB
          Treble Control ±12.0 dB
          Loudness Compensation On/Off
          Dynamic Range Control On/Off
          Balance Control Left/right adjustable
          Mono Summing Selectable
          Tone Profiles Flat, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Spoken Word
          EQ Modes 5-band graphic or 5-band parametric EQ
          GEQ Center Frequencies 63, 250, 1k, 4k, 16k Hz
          GEQ Gain ±12.0 dB per band
          PEQ Filter Types EQ, High Pass, Low Pass, Treble Shelf, Bass Shelf, Notch
          PEQ Center Frequency 10 to 20,000 Hz per band
          PEQ Gain ±12.0 dB per band
          PEQ Bandwidth 0.1 to 3.5 octaves per band
          Bus Volume Offset ±12.0 dB per zone for output bussing
        Communications
          Sonnex Link 64-channel (48 utilized) digital audio w/embedded control, auto-discovery, auto-negotiating
        Connectors
          DIGITAL IN (1) 8-wire RJ45 female;
        Sonnex link input;
        Connects to SWAMP-24X8 Multiroom Audio System[1,2]
          1 – 4 L/R (unbalanced) (4) pairs RCA female;
        Unbalanced stereo line-level audio outputs[3];
        Output Impedance: 100 Ohms;
        Maximum Output Level: 2 Vrms
          1 – 4 BALANCED L/R (4) 5-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
        Balanced stereo line-level audio outputs[3];
        Output Impedance: 200 Ohms balanced, 100 Ohms unbalanced;
        Maximum Output Level: 4 Vrms balanced, 2 Vrms unbalanced
          1 – 8 BALANCED (CH) (8) 8-wire RJ45 female, shielded;
        “Crestron Home®” CAT5 balanced stereo audio output ports[3];
        Connect to any “CH” CAT5 audio input ports or bidirectional audio ports;
        Maximum Cable Length: 500 ft (152 m) per port
          5 – 8 SPDIF OUT (4) RCA female;
        S/PDIF coaxial digital audio outputs;
        Output Impedance: 75 Ohms
          24VDC 2A MAX (1) 2.1mm barrel DC power jack;
        24 Volt DC power input;
        PW-2420RU power supply included
          G 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
        Controls & Indicators
          PWR (1) green LED, indicates operating power supplied via power pack
          HW-R (1) recessed pushbutton for hardware reset
          ZONE 1 – 8 (8) pushbuttons and green LEDs, select output zone for routing and adjustment
          DIGITAL IN (rear) (1) green and (1) amber LEDs, green indicates link status and amber indicates data communication
        Power Requirements
          Power Pack 2 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
        100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2420RU included
        Environmental
          Temperature 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
          Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
          Heat Dissipation 41 BTU/hr
        Enclosure
          Chassis Metal with black finish, vented sides
          Front Panel Metal with black finish and polycarbonate label overlay
          Mounting Freestanding or 1U 19-inch rack-mountable (feet and rack ears included)
        Dimensions
          Height 1.72 in (44 mm) without feet
          Width 19.0 in (483 mm), 17.30 in (440 mm) without rack ears
          Depth 10.19 in (259 mm)
        Weight
          5.0 lb (2.3 kg)
        1. Item(s) sold separately.
        2. For connection of the Sonnex Link between the SWE-8 and SWAMP-24X8, use Crestron DM-CBL-8G or high-quality CAT5e shielded twisted-pair cable. The maximum cable length using DM-CBL-8G or CAT5e is 200 ft (61 m). For longer distances, use the S-EXT1-S Sonnex Link over Fiber Extender.
        3. All analog outputs are paralleled per zone.

        This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, Crestron Home, and Sonnex are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2014 Crestron Electronics, Inc.