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Adagio Multiroom-Audioverstärker für 6 Zonen

Audioverstärker für 6 Zonen, 10 externe Audioquellen (Tuner, TV, CD, Musikserver …), 6 Raum Stereo Audiodistribution, 12 Verstärker: 45 W @ 8 Ohm, 60 W @ 4 Ohm, Volume, Bass, Höhen, Balance, Mute für jeden Kanal. Bis zu 4 AAEI ermöglichen den Ausbau auf 24 Räume, 6 Cresnet Ports für Tasten- oder LCD Module. Integriertes Netzteil. Rackeinbauhöhe: 4 HE.

The Adagio Audio Expander (AAE) from Crestron® is a high-performance audio distribution processor with integrated multi-channel amplifier. Designed to expand a Crestron Adagio home entertainment system with 6 additional room outputs, the AAE is equally well equipped for use as part of any complete Crestron Home® audio distribution solution.

Multi-Room Audio Routing
Built around a 10 x 6 stereo matrix switcher, the AAE delivers professional-quality audio signal routing to 6 amplified room outputs from any of 10 stereo sources. Multiple AAE units may be combined to handle as many as 24 rooms[1].

Preamp Controls
Independent software-driven volume, bass, treble, balance, loudness, and mute controls are available on every room output, enabling listeners in each room to tailor the sound to individual taste right from the room touchpanel or keypad. Additional features include input gain compensation to assure consistent levels between input sources, plus programmable scaling factor to define minimum and maximum levels for each room, and mono summing to accommodate monophonic speaker systems. Front panel pushbuttons are included for room selection when using the AAE in an Adagio system.

Multi-Channel Power Amplifier
The AAE's built-in 12-channel power amplifier delivers a robust 45 watts per channel to support up to 6 separate pairs of speakers. Mute relays on every output ensure silent muting, and provide protection against "thumping" on power-up.

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.

Easy, Flexible Setup
Together with any Crestron control system and choice of keypads and touchpanels, the AAE provides an extensively customizable audio control solution. Programming a complete audio distribution system is a quick and simple task using Crestron SystemBuilder™ software. For Adagio systems, no programming is required at all, with plug-and-play support for a single AAE, or simplified setup for up to 3 AAE's using Crestron Adagio Composer software.

Built-in Cresnet® Distribution
Six powered Cresnet ports are built into the AAE, providing for the termination of keypads and other Crestron devices without necessitating an external distribution block or power supply.

Key Features


  • Audio distribution for 6 rooms, expandable up to 24
  • 10 stereo line inputs
  • Integrated 45 watts x 12 channel power amplifier
  • Easy expansion for Adagio® systems
  • Works with any Crestron® control system
  • Built-in Cresnet® distribution and power supply


  1. Room outputs are expandable by cascading the inputs of multiple AAE units using standard RCA interconnect cables. Crestron recommends cascading no more than four (4) AAE units. Adagio systems may utilize up to three (3) AAE units in addition to the main unit. The actual number of possible units in a system is virtually unlimited, although additional equipment may be necessary to maintain signal integrity. Contact your Crestron representative for assistance.

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.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, Adagio, Cresnet, Crestron Home, and SystemBuilder are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States, other countries or both. Other 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 proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

  Typical of 6 Room Outputs:
  Controls Volume, Balance, Bass, Treble, Loudness, Mute, Mono, Input Compensation
  Volume Gain Range -80dB to +20dB, 1 dB steps
  Mute -100dB (electronic), -120dB (relay)
  Input Compensation ±10dB
  Bass Gain Range ±12dB @ 100Hz, 2 dB steps
  Treble Gain Range ±12dB @ 10kHz, 2 dB steps
  Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.75dB
  S/N Ratio 100dB, 20Hz to 20kHz A-weighted
  THD+N 0.05%, 20Hz to 20kHz
  Stereo Separation >75dB
  Output Power 45 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms, 60 Watts per channel at 4 Ohms
  Cresnet® Cresnet slave mode with built-in distribution and power for additional Cresnet devices
Controls and Indicators
  ROOM (6) Pushbuttons with green LEDs and backlit labeling strip, select room(s) to adjust
  SETUP (rear) (1) Miniature pushbutton and red LED for touch-settable ID (TSID)
  SOURCES 1 – 10 (40) RCA female providing (10) unbalanced stereo line-level audio inputs, and (10) parallel loop-thrus;
Maximum Input: 3.2 Vrms (flat);
Input Impedance: 47k ohms;
Connect to audio loop-thru from AADS or AES, or other source devices, with loop-thru to additional AAE units
  ROOMS 1 – 6 (12) 2-pin 7.62mm detachable terminal blocks, power amplifier outputs;
Wire Size: 12 AWG maximum;
Output Power (per Channel): 45 Watts at 8 ohms, 60 Watts at 4 ohms
  NET 1 – 6 (6) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Cresnet distribution ports, provide data and power for keypads and other Cresnet devices
  LOOP THRU (2) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Cresnet loop-thru ports; Y, Z, and G paralleled with NET ports 1 through 6;
Connect to AADS, AES, or other Crestron control system, and additional AAE units
  FUSE Main fuse, T8AH;
(1/4” x 1-1/4”, 250V, 8A, time-lag, high-rupture rated)
  120V~50-60Hz (1) IEC C14 male chassis plug; mates with removable power cord (included)
  G 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
Power Requirements
  Main Power 850 Watts (7 Amps) @ 120 Volts AC, 50-60Hz
  Available Cresnet Power 50 Watts (2.08 Amps @ 24 Volts DC)
  Temperature 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation 700 BTU/hr @ 8 ohms, 800 BTU/hr @ 4 ohms; all channels loaded to 1/8 full power
  Black metal with molded ABS/PC front panel;
Freestanding, side ventilation should not be restricted
  Height 5.64 in (144 mm)
  Width 17.16 in (436 mm)
  Depth 18.08 in (460 mm)
  36.6 lbs (16.2 kg)
  All the features and specifications of the AAE except:
  Connectors (partial)
  FUSE Main fuse; T4AH;
(5mm x 20mm, 250V, 4A, time-lag, high-rupture rated)
  230V~3.5A (1) IEC Male; mates with removable power cord (included)
  Power Requirements
  Main Power 850 Watts (3.5 Amps) @ 230 Volts AC, 50Hz
  Available Cresnet Power 50 Watts (2.08 Amps @ 24 Volts DC)


DigitalMedia: Residential Multi-Room Distribution
Models Included: AAE, CP2E, DM-MD8X8, DM-TX-300N, MP-WP140, MP-WP152

Multi room distribution in residential environments involves the combining of several sources and format types to different makes and resolutions of displays. Crestron Digital Media enables the distribution, resolution determination and HDCP management across a minimal whole home infrastructure. DM allows a homeowner to play the content where they want it, when they want without comprising resolution. Features: Multi-source, multi-room HDMI distribution; Remote located sources using DM transmitters; Up to 8 sources and 8 displays.

Application Diagram (PDF - 2.87 M)
Rev. Date: 12/8/2009

Application Diagram


2013 Product Brochure

Brochure: 2013 Product Brochure (PDF - 12.73 M)
Doc. No. 4543C
Rev. Date: 7/1/2013
Note: This brochure gives an overview of the full line of Crestron products and solutions, commercial and residential home and building control.

Spec Sheet

Spec Sheet (PDF)


Manual (PDF - 1.1 M)
Doc. No. 6460B
Rev. Date: 10/1/2007
Note: For AAE and AAEI.

Installation Guide

Installation Guide (PDF - 93 K)
Doc. No. 6504A
Rev. Date: 6/20/2013
Note: Installation Guide for Adagio units requiring a custom-engraved label.

CADs, Drawings and Revit Files

Zoomable Drawing

Zoomable Drawing

Cad Files

Cad Files (ZIP - 2.0 M)
Rev. Date: 5/25/2006

Available Models

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Adagio® Audio Expander



Adagio® Audio Expander - International Version, 230V



Available Accessories

Model Description      


Backlit Engravable Label Strip for AAE, AADS, and AADS-XM



Crestron® Certified RCA Stereo Audio Interface Cable, 1.5 ft



Crestron® Certified RCA Stereo Audio Interface Cable, 3 ft



Crestron® Certified RCA Stereo Audio Interface Cable, 6 ft



Crestron® Certified RCA Stereo Audio Interface Cable, 12 ft



4-Space Rack Mount Shelf


Invitation to Tender

AAEI (TXT - 561 B)
Letzte Änderung 11.11.2012