Crestron Adagio Media System (AMS)
Delivers a high-performance surround sound and multi-room audio distribution solution in one elegant yet cost-effective package. Right out of the box, the AMS provides sophisticated surround processing and amplification for a complete home theater, plus audio signal routing for 4 or more pairs of remote room speakers. Its built-in Crestron control system enables enhanced control and integration capability for AV and home automation.
7.1 Surround Sound
The AMS features a state-of-the-art surround sound processor and powerful 7-channel amplifier designed to deliver jaw-dropping sonic performance from all of today's digital sources. Dolby® Digital EX and DTS-ES 96/24 decoding achieve superlative sound quality from the latest generation of DVD video and audio titles, with a full set of decoding and processing modes provided to support and enhance the vast range of movies and music available.
High-End Audio Performance
A thunderous 7x100 Watts of amplification, plus discrete subwoofer/LFE balanced line output, are furnished to drive any 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 theater speaker system with powered subwoofer. An advanced Class G amplifier topology produces the great sound of a classic Class AB design with near-digital efficiency. Independent six-band parametric EQ is provided on each output channel including the subwoofer/LFE output, as well as time-delay affording up to 100mS per channel for proper lip-sync and speaker placement compensation.
Audyssey MultEQ XT facilitates an optimum listening experience for every seat in your theater using an ingenious equalization solution that corrects for both time and frequency response problems. MultEQ XT is the only technology of its kind capable of properly measuring sound response throughout the listening area, and combining that information to accurately represent the acoustical intricacies of the room. Based on these measurements, MultEQ XT meticulously calculates an equalization solution that effectively minimizes response distortion at every listening position.
Copious AV Inputs and Outputs
To accommodate a full complement of audio sources, the AMS supplies a total of 10 S/PDIF digital audio inputs, 3 HDMI inputs, 10 analog stereo inputs, and one analog 7.1 surround input. In addition to its speaker and subwoofer outputs, the AMS furnishes unbalanced line-level audio outputs containing the 7.1 surround signal as well as a stereo downmix signal. High-definition video switching is also provided for 8 HDTV/component, 4 S-Video, 4 composite, and 3 HDMI sources.
The AMS's HDMI inputs and output provide simplified connectivity for today's and tomorrow's high-end components, providing a single-cable digital interface that combines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and intelligent format and command data. HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) supports DVD and DTV sources up to 1080p, and can decode digital audio signals from DVD-Audio, SACD, Dolby Digital and DTS sources.
In addition to surround sound in the home theater, the AMS also distributes stereo audio to feed several pairs of remote room speakers. Listeners in each room can enjoy their own choice of radio stations, CDs and MP3s, or even a stereo downmix of the surround sound output. Each room includes its own volume, bass, and treble controls, with the ability to combine a group of rooms easily at the press of the "Party Mode" button.
The integrated multi-room amplifier delivers a robust 45 watts per channel to each of 4 rooms. A fifth stereo room, or up to 2 mono rooms, can be supported using spare surround channels if the theater is configured as 6.1, 5.1, or lower. And without requiring any programming, the AMS can easily be expanded to support another six rooms by adding an AAE Audio Expander. In fact, a total of three AAE's may be added, with simple setup afforded using Crestron Adagio Composer software, supporting up to 24 rooms in all (plus the theater).
For homes that combine their theater with their main living space, some additional signal routing flexibility is needed. Listening to stereo music through the theater's main front speakers can have a distracting effect when there's music playing throughout the house. With 2-channel and multi-channel steering capability, the AMS lets you listen through the theater's side or rear speakers instead of, or in addition to, the front speakers for the most cohesive whole-house listening experience.
Up to 3 dual radio tuner cards can be installed in the AMS to enable combinations of up to 6 AM/FM, XM and SIRIUS® Satellite Radio tuners, letting listeners in different rooms each enjoy their own choice of music, news, sports and talk. For satellite and most FM stations, the AMS displays data such as the radio station name, song and artist, traffic, weather, and phone numbers. The AMS comes with one tuner card included.
Plug-and-play compatibility with Crestron's AAS Adagio Audio Server* and CEN-IDOC Interface for Apple iPod®* delivers instant access to an entire collection of music from any room in the house with full capability for browsing by album, artist, and song title.
Enhanced Front Panel Control
With its large backlit LCD display, Room and Preset buttons, 4 softkeys and dual rotary encoders, the AMS front panel provides a very powerful, yet friendly user interface for setting up and controlling the theater along with a houseful of speakers. Custom naming of rooms, groups, and sources is facilitated on the LCD display, and also on the custom backlit label strip using Crestron Engraver software. A selection of pre-made labels is also included.
Versatile Room Controls
A choice of basic 12-button keypads or the advanced APAD Wall Mount LCD Controller enables versatile control of the AMS 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 actually extends the many functions of the AMS front panel to each room, providing true feedback for display of audio sources, radio stations, CD titles, artists, and tracks by name, plus audio settings and many other parameters.
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 AMS is the powerful 2-Series control engine. With both Cresnet and Ethernet connectivity, plus custom programmability using Crestron SystemBuilder™ software, the AMS 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, RS-232, relay and digital input ports are included to interface the AMS with non-Crestron devices ranging from CD changers to security systems.
Home Automation and Integration
More than just a home audio video system, the AMS 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.
- Integrated surround sound processor and amplifier
- Audyssey MultEQ XT advanced automatic equalization
- High-definition analog and HDMI digital video switching
- Audio distribution for 4 to 6 rooms, expandable up to 24
- Choice of 12-button room keypads or APAD LCD controllers
- Accepts up to 3 dual radio tuner cards for XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and AM/FM radio with RDS/RBDS (1 tuner card included)
- Plug-and-play support for Adagio Audio Server and iPod interface*
- Set up via front panel or software
- 2-Series Ethernet control system — programmable to support Crestron touchpanels, wireless remotes, lighting dimmers, thermostats, and much more!