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Adagio Audio Distribution System - Crestron Adagio

Supplier: Hempel Sound

The Adagio Audio Distribution System (AADS) delivers a complete, low-cost solution for high-performance multi-room audio distribution. Right out of the box, the AADS provides sophisticated audio signal routing, processing, and amplification for up to 6 rooms, controllable from its LCD-driven front panel and a choice of room controllers.


Multi-Room Audio
The AADS supports up to 6 sets of stereo room speakers, allowing listeners in each room to listen selectively to any of 6 different stereo sources. Its integrated multi-channel power amplifier delivers a robust 45 watts per channel to all rooms. Without requiring any programming, the AADS can easily be expanded to support a total of 12 rooms by adding an AAE Audio Expander. Or, as many as 24 rooms can be handled using 3 AAE's with simple setup provided by Crestron Adagio Composer software.

High-End Performance

An advanced Class G amplifier topology produces the great sound of a classic Class AB design with near-digital efficiency. A massive MOH-core toroidal power transformer directs pure, continuous power to each channel, achieving exceptional dynamic range and low distortion sound quality in every room. Gentle power-up is achieved through a "soft-start" inrush current limiting circuit, and quick-response output protection on each channel prevents failure caused by speaker line faults and overheating.

Front Panel Control

The AADS's front panel provides for controlling audio to a houseful of speakers, with custom naming of rooms, groups, and sources facilitated on the LCD display. The 6 room select buttons can also be custom labeled using Crestron Engraver software.

Preset Groups

The "Group" feature makes it simple to combine speakers in adjacent rooms, or switch into whole-house party mode, by letting the user link any number of rooms to function as one. Grouping lets you easily route one source to multiple rooms at once without the sync problems common to streaming-based systems. Up to 6 groups can be defined within the "PRESETS" mode.

Versatile Room Controls

A choice of basic 12-button keypads or the advanced APAD Wall Mount LCD Controller enables versatile control of the AADS in every room. A keypad provides the essential controls for adjusting volume, selecting sources, and toggling up and down through tracks and radio channels. For more elegant control, the APAD provides true feedback for display of audio sources, radio stations, CD titles, artists, and tracks by name, plus audio settings and many other parameters.

Dual AM/FM Radio and Audio Servers
Two built-in AM/FM radio tuners let listeners in different rooms each enjoy their own choice of music, news, sports and talk. RDS/RBDS enables the display of the full FM radio station name and other information about the song or program that you're listening to.

In addition to radio, 4 line-level inputs are provided to accommodate external audio sources including Crestron's AAS Audio Server and CEN-IDOC Interface for Apple iPod®. Plug-and-play compatibility with the AAS* and CEN-IDOC* delivers instant access to an entire collection of music from any room in the house with fully-bidirectional communications for browsing by album, artist, and song title.

2-Series Ethernet Control System

Adagio brings Crestron's industry-leading Total Home Technology to homes of any size and budget. At the heart of the AADS is the powerful 2-Series control engine. With both Cresnet and Ethernet connectivity, plus custom programmability using Crestron SystemBuilder™ software, the AADS allows expansion and customization using Crestron's line of touchpanels, wireless remotes, and hundreds of other devices. The built-in Web server with native e-Control®2 XPanel support enables full remote control over IP from computers and PDA devices, as well as remote diagnostics and updates. Built-in IR and RS-232 ports are included to interface the AADS with non-Crestron devices ranging from CD changers to security systems.

Home Automation and Integration

More than just an audio distribution system, the AADS can actually grow as part of a complete home automation solution supporting all of Crestron's Cresnet® and infiNET™ controllable dimmers, shade controllers, thermostats, and so much more.

Out-of-the-box audio distribution for 6 rooms, expandable up to 24
Front panel setup and control
Choice of 12-button room keypads or APAD LCD controllers
Dual built-in AM/FM radio tuners with RDS/RBDS
Plug-and-play support for Adagio Audio Server and iPod interface*
2-Series Ethernet control system — programmable to support Crestron touchpanels, wireless remotes, lighting dimmers, thermostats, and much more!