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        SWAMPIE-8

        Sonnex® Multiroom Audio Expander - International Version, 8-Zone

        Adds 8 stereo amplified zones to a Sonnex® Multiroom audio system.

        The SWAMPE-8 is an 8-zone expander for the Sonnex® Multiroom Audio System (SWAMP-24X8[1]) from Crestron®. It adds 8 stereo amplified zones to the Sonnex system, with the option for installation at the central equipment rack or at a remote location near the rooms it serves. The latter "decentralized" approach has the benefit of minimizing the amount of speaker wiring required, affording higher performance and efficiency, and a faster, easier, and less expensive installation.

        Integrated Audiophile Amplifier

        The SWAMPE-8 features the same custom hybrid amplifier design as the SWAMP-24X8, delivering the warmth and neutrality of a fine Class AB amplifier with all the efficiency benefits of modern Class D. Each of its 16 channels (configured as 8 stereo zones) delivers 140 Watts into 8 Ohms, or 240 Watts into 4 Ohms, and any two adjacent outputs can be bridged to produce 400 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms. Even with such incredible power, the SWAMPE-8 runs cool and efficiently, and requires only three rack spaces for mounting. Each zone is individually controllable to save energy by turning off any unused channels.

        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 passive 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 SWAMPE-8, the SWAMP-24X8, or another Sonnex Expander. Output bussing is ideal for grouping adjacent listening areas together or associating a subwoofer with its stereo speaker pair. Volume Offset adjustments allow for balancing the levels of each bussed zone for smooth, even coverage.

        70/100V Option

        Any zone output can be converted to 70 or 100 Volt using one or more Sonnex Output Transformers (SAT-70V/100V-2 or SAT-70V/100V-4[1]). Also known as "constant-voltage", 70 Volt and 100 Volt speaker systems allow for long wire runs using small-gauge wire, with the potential for connecting numerous speakers per circuit. Typical applications include outdoor speaker zones, commercial retail spaces, hallways, and common areas.

        Simple, Versatile Installation

        The SWAMPE-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 SWAMPE-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 amplified outputs
        • 140 Watts/Ch. @ 8 Ohms, 400 Watts/Ch. bridged
        • 70/100 Volt "constant-voltage" output options available
        • Advanced DSP, mono summing, and output bussing per zone
        • Sonnex Speaker Protect™
        • Individual zone power control and global standby
        • Remote fault monitoring
        • Heavy duty detachable terminal blocks
        • Single-cable interface to SWAMP-24X8 via Sonnex Link
        • Plug-and-play operation
        • Low power consumption, cool-running operation
        • Three-space rack mountable
        1. Item(s) sold separately.
        2. For connection of the Sonnex Link between the SWAMPE-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.

        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, Sonnex, Sonnex Speaker Protect, and SSP 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 speaker level
         
      • Typical of up to 8 amplified stereo zone outputs:
      •   Digital-To-Analog Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
          Output Power 140 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms;
        240 Watts per channel at 4 Ohms;
        400 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms bridged
          Damping Factor >200 @ 20 Hz
          Amplifier Monitoring Over Current, Over/Under Voltage, Over Temperature, DC Offset, Clipping
          Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
          THD 0.02%
          S/N Ratio >105dB SPDIF in, >100dB balanced or unbalanced analog in, A-weighted
          Stereo Separation >90dB
          Zone Separation >95dB
          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
          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
          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
          Speaker Profiles Comprises 5-band GEQ and SSP settings
          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]
          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 60320 C14 main power inlet;
        Mates with removable power cord (included);
        A dedicated 15 Amp circuit is strongly recommended
          220-240V~50/60Hz MAX 6A (International) (1) IEC 60320 C14 main power inlet;
        Mates with removable power cord (included);
        A dedicated 10 Amp circuit is strongly recommended
          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
        Controls & Indicators
          On/Off (1) Rocker switch, turns unit on and off
          PWR (1) green LED, indicates unit is turned on
          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
          Bridging (rear) (8) red LEDs, indicate adjacent outputs are configured for bridged operation
        Power Requirements
          Main Power
        (US/North America)
        12 Amps @ 120 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz (a dedicated 15 Amp circuit is strongly recommended)
          Main Power (International) 6 Amps @ 220-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz (a dedicated 10 Amp circuit is strongly recommended)
        Environmental
          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)
        Enclosure
          Chassis Metal with black finish, vented sides, variable-speed fan-cooled
          Front Panel Metal, black finish with polycarbonate label overlay
          Mounting Freestanding or 3U 19-inch rack-mountable (feet and rack ears included)
        Dimensions
          Height 5.83 in (149 mm);
        5.20 in (133 mm) without feet
          Width 19.0 in (483 mm);
        17.29 in (439 mm) without rack ears
          Depth 18.22 in (463 mm)
        Weight
          60.0 lb (27.3 kg)
        1. Item(s) sold separately.
        2. For connection of the Sonnex Link between the SWAMPE-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.

        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, Sonnex, Sonnex Speaker Protect, and SSP 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.