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Sonnex Multiroom Audio System

A fully-scalable audio distribution system that delivers high-output audiophile sound quality to every room with reduced cabling, low power consumption, advanced DSP, and integrator-friendly setup.

Finally—a fully-scalable audio distribution system that delivers high-output audiophile sound quality to every room with significantly reduced cabling, low power consumption, advanced DSP, and integrator-friendly setup. The Sonnex™ Multiroom Audio System takes audio distribution to a higher level, facilitating massive systems with up to 74 zones and over 30,000 Watts of power!

Employing a whole new system topology, Sonnex minimizes speaker wiring distances by allowing expansion units to be placed central to the rooms they serve, routing 24 stereo channels of uncompressed digital audio and control to each expander over a single inexpensive shielded CAT5e cable1. Gone is all the clutter of amplifier interconnects and input loop-thru cables, meticulously integrating 8 zones of high-performance power amplification and signal processing, plus input switching for a generous 24 analog and digital sources, all in one compact 4-space rack-mountable package.'

With Sonnex, you get more power to the speakers—without compromising the electric bill or hogging precious space in your equipment rack. Taking its cues from our PROCISE™ PROAMP line of professional surround sound amplifiers, the SWAMP24X8 boasts a custom hybrid design that achieves the warmth and neutrality of a fine Class AB amplifier with all the efficiency benefits of modern Class D. Designed to appease the most demanding listener, Sonnex possesses the sonic integrity of a world-class stereo amplifier eight times over to deliver faithful, eminently satisfying audio reproduction in every room from all your music sources.

Each of its 16 channels (configured as 8 zones) delivers an unprecedented 140 Watts into 8 Ohms, or 240 Watts into 4 Ohms. And, for those large, noisy areas around the pool or patio, or perhaps in a game room or gym, any two adjacent zones can be bridged to produce a gratifying 400 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms. As impressive as that is, you'll be equally pleased to know that Sonnex accomplishes its class-leading performance in a mere four rack spaces while maintaining highly effective cooling with no need for extra clearance above or below. Each zone is individually controllable, saving further energy by turning off any unused channels.

Designed with flexibility and expansion in mind, the Sonnex Multiroom Audio System provides numerous inputs to manage all your stereo audio sources, both analog and digital. Sonnex easily handles the multi-zone outputs from a Crestron ADMS Intermedia Delivery System™ or CEN-TRACK multi-tuner, plus all your digital television receivers and other devices. Sonnex even accepts a direct input from the CEN-IDOCV Interface for iPod® and other Crestron Home® CAT5 Balanced sources without requiring a separate converter.

A total of 24 discrete inputs are spread across an array of connectors, including unbalanced RCA, balanced terminal blocks, and SPDIF coaxial. For ease of use, descriptive names can be entered for display on the front panel LCD and pushbuttons for every source input and zone output. Via the front panel controls or from a Crestron touchpanel or remote, any input can be selected for listening in any zone or group. Additional features include mono summing for distribution to non-stereo zones, scaling factor settings for defining minimum and maximum volume levels, source signal detection, and source gain compensation to assure a consistent level when switching between disparate sources.

Sonnex leaves no zone behind, providing two additional SPDIF digital outputs for sharing stereo sources with centralized audio processors and AV receivers.

Among the many exceptional features that set Sonnex apart from all other multiroom systems is the remarkable Sonnex Audio Transport. On the rear of the SWAMP 24X8 are eight Sonnex Link ports, enabling the connection of up to eight SWAMPE-4 or SWAMPE-8 expanders2. Each link transports professional-quality 24-bit, 48 kHz digital audio from all 24 inputs simultaneously to each expander, supporting wiring distances up to 200 ft (61 m) over a single CAT5e shielded twisted-pair (STP) cable1.

While the expanders can be installed centrally with the SWAMP-24X8, the ease of running just one tiny wire instead of 16 heavy speaker cables clearly affords a much better decentralized system approach. Installing each expander local to the rooms it serves, whether on a different floor, another wing, or a completely separate building, significantly reduces the amount of speaker wiring you'll need to install. The benefits of reducing speaker wiring include faster, easier and less expensive installation, as well as overall higher performance and efficiency by minimizing the signal loss inherent in long speaker runs.

Control for each expander is also embedded in the Sonnex Link, dramatically simplifying installation and setup through a true one-wire interface. There's no need to set addresses or write any special programming, simply connect each expander to the SWAMP24X8 and instantly control the complete system from the SWAMP 24X8's front panel or Sonnex Tools software.2

To truly deliver an ultimate listening experience in every room, Sonnex includes built-in digital signal processing providing a virtual arsenal of controls and adjustments, intelligently deployed to streamline both the installer setup procedure and day-to-day user operation. Key setup functions are accessible via the front panel, while more advanced settings are provided via Sonnex Tools software. Naturally, the essential user controls can be made available on any Crestron touchpanel, keypad, handheld remote, or mobile device as part of a complete Crestron system.

Sonnex DSP features include:

User Controls - From a Crestron touchpanel or other user interface, Sonnex provides the essential controls for day-to-day listening. Controls include room volume, bass, treble, balance, loudness, mute, zone on/off, and five selectable tone profiles. Through the control system program, many advanced user functions are possible including priority modes (who can control which sources), zone grouping (source sharing), paging, do-not-disturb, alarm clock, sleep timer, and much more.

Tone Profiles - With one touch, users can select from five preset EQ curves including Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, or Spoken Word, each tailored for a different type of material or listening preference.

Dynamic Range Control - When you listen to music or watch TV, you want to enjoy it at a volume level that lets you hear everything clearly - which can be difficult to do if there are competing background noises or someone resting in the next room. Not only that, but the level from one song to the next, and between TV programs and commercials, can fluctuate wildly. Sonnex provides user-selectable DRC to help keep everything at a consistent level, whether in a quiet bedroom, a loud swimming pool, or an outdoor patio, facilitating a more cohesive listening experience without disturbing the neighbors.

Sonnex Speaker Protect™ - When the occasion calls for cranking the volume3, exclusive SSP™ output limiting assures maximum headroom while preventing damage to the amplifier or speakers. More sophisticated than conventional limiting, SSP lets the installer set the protection to match the speakers' power handling capability, achieving a transparent effect right up to the limits of the speaker device.

5-Band Equalizer - To tailor the sound of your speakers to the unique acoustical environment of each room or space, Sonnex provides the choice of graphic or parametric 5-band EQ. Using Sonnex Tools software and a wireless laptop, the installer can easily move from room to room, sculpting the sound for optimal audio clarity and impact.

AV system integrators typically rely on just a few select speaker models for the majority of installs, and subsequently find themselves repeating many of the same adjustments at each project. The Speaker Profiles feature in Sonnex Tools alleviates the repetition, allowing installers to save a complete set of EQ and SSP settings for every type of speaker, room, and customer listening preference. So, tuning the next room or project can be as simple as loading the appropriate Speaker Profile for each zone. Using Speaker Profiles, a complete Sonnex system can be effectively "pre-tuned" before a single note of music or test signal is even played.

The spacious, open floor plans typical of today's homes and offices commonly present multiple adjacent listening zones with no sonic boundary between them - e.g., a kitchen and dinette, a living room and dining room, or an outdoor pool and terrace. One click in Sonnex Tools instantly busses adjacent zones together to function as one group while preserving the individual speaker profile settings for each. Volume Offset adjustments easily allow for balancing the levels of each bussed zone for smooth, even coverage of the complete space.

Sonnex lets you enjoy extended low frequency performance in any room, providing high-performance biamplification capability to support any passive in-wall, in-floor, or freestanding subwoofer. Configuring Sonnex to handle a 2.1 speaker system is both simple and powerful using its parametric equalizers, offering the choice of 2nd or 4th order active crossover filters for each sub and satellite output, plus up to four additional EQ filters for further room correction and enhancement. With 400 Watts available in bridged mode, there's plenty of power on hand to fill any room with deep, gratifying bass.4

To help ensure the most seamless user experience and long-lived operation, Sonnex includes several ways to keep tabs of its operating status and health. On its own, Sonnex possesses the intelligence to protect itself from all types of faults including over temperature, over current, over voltage, under voltage, and DC offset on any channel. In the event of a fault, the front panel LCD provides clear fault indication to speed the troubleshooting of incorrect wiring, poor rack ventilation, and other unforeseen issues. Fault alerts may also be broadcast to a system touchpanel or mobile device, and integrators can even monitor and track the data remotely through Crestron RoomView® software to ensure a rapid service response.

Without question, Sonnex delivers unprecedented intelligence from source to speaker. Via high-speed Ethernet or Cresnet®2, Sonnex affords incredible integration potential as part of a complete Crestron system, enabling seamless control of every room and source through a wide selection of touchpanels, keypads, wireless remotes, computers and mobile devices. Complete setup is afforded via USB or Ethernet using Sonnex Tools software, part of the Crestron Toolbox™ installer toolkit.

1. For connection of the Sonnex Link between the SWAMP-24X8 and each SWAMPE expander, use Crestron DM-CBL-8G or high-quality CAT5e shielded twisted-pair cable. The maximum cable length is 200 ft (61 m) per run.
2. If using Cresnet as the control system interface, system expansion is limited to one SWAMPE expander. Support for more than one expander requires Ethernet as the control system interface.
3. Excessive audio volume may damage your hearing. Crestron advocates enjoying your music at a safe listening level.
4. Passive subwoofer support requires one zone output to drive the main left and right (i.e., satellite) speakers, plus one additional zone output to drive a subwoofer with 140W @ 8 Ohms, or two additional zone outputs bridged to drive a subwoofer with 400W @ 8 Ohms.
5. Feature enabled via control system program.
 

→ Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - 240 Watts per channel at 4 Ohms;
→ Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - 400 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms bridged
→ Connect to SWAMPE-4 and SWAMPE-8 Multiroom Audio Expanders1,2
→ Advanced multiroom audio distribution for homes and offices
→ Robust, high-efficiency audiophile grade amplification built in
→ 140 Watts/Ch. @ 8 Ohms, 400 Watts/Ch. bridged
→ Provides eight amplified stereo zone outputs
→ Provides two additional SPDIF stereo zone outputs
→ Output Bussing—enables linked operation of multiple adjacent zones
→ Bridgeable outputs—Affords extra power for pools and other large areas
→ Sonnex Link—Provides one-wire, plug-and-play interface to eight SWAMPE expanders up to 200 feet away1,2
→ Includes 12 unbalanced, 4 balanced/unbalanced, and 8 SPDIF inputs
→ Supports direct audio connection of the Crestron Interface for iPod® and other "CH" CAT5 sources
→ User adjustable volume, bass, treble, loudness, and selectable "tone profiles"
→ Installer adjustable 5-band graphic or parametric EQ per zone
→ Dynamic Range Control—Maintains even listening levels in both quiet and loud ambient environments
→ Speaker Profiles—Allows easy upload of custom preset speaker settings
→ Sonnex Speaker Protect™—Affords extra headroom while preventing component damage
→ Individual zone power control and global standby
→ Streamlined setup and adjustment via front panel or Sonnex Tools software
→ Remote fault monitoring
→ Seamless Crestron system integration
→ Heavy duty detachable terminal blocks ease speaker wire termination
→ Low power consumption, cool-running operation
→ Four-space 19" rack-mountable

Features 24x10 stereo matrix switcher, 8-channel stereo DSP, 8-channel stereo power amplifier, Sonnex Digital Audio Transport, speaker profiles, Sonnex Speaker Protect™, 5-band graphic or parametric EQ, Dynamic Range Control (DRC), tone profiles, source gain compensation, amp bridging, output bussing, individual zone power control, global standby, source signal detection, amplifier temperature and fault monitoring, priority modes5, paging5,do-not-disturb5, alarm clock and sleep timer5
Input Signal Types stereo analog line (unbalanced and balanced), S/PDIF coaxial (2-channel PCM only)
Output Signal Types Stereo speaker level, S/PDIF coaxial (2-channel PCM only), Sonnex Link
Typical of 24 stereo inputs - Analog-To-Digital Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
Typical of 24 stereo inputs - Source Compensation ±10.0 dB per input
Typical of 24 stereo inputs - Input Monitoring Source Signal Detect
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Digital-To-Analog Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Output Power 140 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms;
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Damping Factor >200 @ 20 Hz
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Amplifier Monitoring Over Current, Over/Under Voltage, Over Temperature, DC Offset, Clipping
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - THD 0.02%
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - S/N Ratio >105dB SPDIF in, >100dB balanced or unbalanced analog in, A-weighted
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Stereo Separation >90dB
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Zone Separation >95dB
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Zone Volume Level Control -80.0 to 20.0 dB, adjustable from 0% to 100% plus mute
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Bass Control ±12.0 dB
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Treble Control ±12.0 dB
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Loudness Compensation On/Off
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Dynamic Range Control On/Off
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Balance Control Left/right adjustable
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Mono Summing Selectable
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Power Limiting Sonnex Speaker Protect™ (SSP™) output limiting; configurable 40 to 140 Watts @ 8 Ohms, 40 to 240 Watts @ 4 Ohms, 40 to 400 Watts @ 8 Ohms bridged
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Tone Profiles Flat, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Spoken Word
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - EQ Modes 5-band graphic or 5-band parametric EQ
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - GEQ Center Frequencies 63, 250, 1k, 4k, 16k Hz
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - GEQ Gain ±12.0 dB per band
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - PEQ Filter Types EQ, High Pass, Low Pass, Treble Shelf, Bass Shelf, Notch
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - PEQ Center Frequency 10 to 20,000 Hz per band
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - PEQ Gain ±12.0 dB per band
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - PEQ Bandwidth 0.1 to 3.5 octaves per band
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Speaker Profiles Comprises 5-band GEQ and SSP settings
Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs - Bus Volume Offset ±12.0 dB per zone for output bussing
Typical of 2 digital stereo zone outputs - Resolution/Bitrate 24-bit 48 kHz
Ethernet For control and console, 10BaseT/100BaseTX, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, CIP, DHCP
Cresnet For control and console, Cresnet slave2
Sonnex Link 64-channel (48 utilized) digital audio w/embedded control, auto-discovery, auto-negotiating
ANALOG SOURCES L/R 1 - 16 (32) RCA female comprising (16) unbalanced stereo line-level audio inputs; Input Impedance: 10k Ohms; Maximum Input Level: 2 Vrms
ANALOG SOURCES BALANCED 13 - 16 (4) 5-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks; Balanced stereo line-level audio inputs (mutually exclusive of corresponding unbalanced inputs); Input Impedance: 20k Ohms; Maximum Input Level: 4 Vrms
DIGITAL OUT 1 - 8 (8) 8-wire RJ45 female (8P8C modular jack); Sonnex expansion link outputs;
SPDIF SOURCES 17 - 24 (8) RCA female; S/PDIF coaxial digital audio inputs; Input Impedance: 75 Ohms
SPDIF OUT 9 - 10 (2) RCA female; S/PDIF coaxial digital audio outputs; Output Impedance: 75 Ohms
LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 female (8P8C modular jack); 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet port
NET (2) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks; Cresnet slave ports, paralleled2
FUSE (US/North America) Main fuse, T15AH; (1/4" x 1-1/4", 250V, 15A, time-lag, high-rupture rated)
FUSE (International) Main fuse, T8AH; (1/4" x 1-1/4", 250V, 8A, time-lag, high-rupture rated)
120V~50/60Hz MAX 12A (US/North America) (1) IEC C14 male chassis plugs, main power input; Mates with removable power cord (included)
220-240V~50/60Hz MAX 6A (International) (1) IEC C14 male chassis plugs, main power input; Mates with removable power cord (included)
G 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
SPEAKER OUTPUTS LEFT/RIGHT 1 - 8 (16) 2-pin 7.62mm 15A detachable terminal blocks; Power amplifier outputs; Wire Size: Terminals accept up to 14 AWG
COMPUTER (front) (1) USB Type B female; USB 1.1 computer console port (6 ft cable included)
LCD Display Green LCD alphanumeric, adjustable backlight, 2 lines x 20 characters per line; Displays source & zone setup, amplifier and expander status, network & control configuration, volume levels, and other parameters
SOFTKEYS (4) pushbuttons for execution of LCD driven functions
MENU (1) pushbutton, steps menu back one level
Λ, V (2) pushbuttons, scroll up or down through menu and adjust menu parameters
ENTER (1) pushbutton, executes highlighted menu item or value
VOLUME (1) continuous turn rotary encoder, adjusts menu parameters, defaults to audio volume
On/Off (1) Rocker switch, turns unit on and off
SOURCE 1 - 24 (24) pushbuttons and green LEDs, select input source for routing and adjustment
ZONE 1 - 10 (10) pushbuttons and green LEDs, select output zone for routing and adjustment
DIGITAL OUT 1 - 8 (rear) (8) green and (8) amber LEDs, green indicates link status and amber indicates data communication on the corresponding output
LAN (rear) (1) green and (1) amber LEDs, green indicates Ethernet link status, amber indicates Ethernet activity
SETUP (rear) (1) recessed miniature pushbutton and (1) red LED, used for touch-settable ID (TSID) in conjunction with Crestron Toolbox™ software
Bridging (8) red LEDs, indicate adjacent outputs are configured for bridged operation
Main Power (US/North America) 12 Amps @ 120 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz
Main Power (International) 6 Amps @ 220-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz
Cresnet Power Usage none
Temperature 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Heat Dissipation 475 BTU/Hr (140W@8Ω), 750 BTU/Hr (240W@4Ω)
Chassis Metal with black finish, vented sides, variable-speed fan-cooled
Front Panel Extruded aluminum, black finish with polycarbonate label overlay
Mounting Freestanding or 4U 19-inch rack-mountable (feet and rack ears included)
Height 7.51 in (191 mm); 6.97 in (178 mm) without feet
Width 19.0 in (483 mm); 17.29 in (439 mm) without rack ears
Depth 18.47 in (470 mm)
Weight 60.0 lb (27.3 kg)

 


1. For connection of the Sonnex Link between the SWAMP-24X8 and each SWAMPE expander, use Crestron DM-CBL-8G or high-quality CAT5e shielded twisted-pair cable. The maximum cable length is 200 ft (61 m) per run.
2. If using Cresnet as the control system interface, system expansion is limited to one SWAMPE expander. Support for more than one expander requires Ethernet as the control system interface.
3. Excessive audio volume may damage your hearing. Crestron advocates enjoying your music at a safe listening level.
4. Passive subwoofer support requires one zone output to drive the main left and right (i.e., satellite) speakers, plus one additional zone output to drive a subwoofer with 140W @ 8 Ohms, or two additional zone outputs bridged to drive a subwoofer with 400W @ 8 Ohms.
5. Feature enabled via control system program.

 



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