Suite 32 Flag Ship 32-64 Source/16-96 Zone AV System
Suite 32 Technical Description
The Suite 32 system utilizes the same cards that are used with Suite 16. As such, both the Suite 16 chassis (AVP-16) and the Suite 32 chassis (AVP-32) can in certain configurations be made to the do the same thing. For example, if you have a system with 16 central sources and 16 remote sources going to just 16 zones, using an A-16 card, SR-16 card, P-16g card, and P-32 module would work in both the AVP-16 chassis and the AVP-32 chassis. So depending on configuration, you may not always need to employ the Suite 32 chassis while still offering 32 inputs.
A-16 Audio Input Card
The Suite 32 uses the A-16 Audio Input Card that provides connection for 16 source inputs as well as a paging input. Two A-16s can be used in a Suite 32 chassis (AVP-32). While the Suite 16 system features one audio bus (Audio Bus A), the Suite 32 features two audio busses (Audio Bus A and Audio Bus B). The top card slot in an AVP-32 chassis is for an A-16 card on Audio Bus A. The second slot is for Audio Bus B.
P-16g Preamplifier Card & P-32 Input Expansion Card
Much like the Suite 16, the Suite 32 uses a new version of the P-16 Preamplifier card called the P-16g. This card features 16 zones of preamplification as well as the two 9-pin D low voltage triggers for turning on and off zones on ADA multi-room power amplifiers (featuring a PAC module). Preamplifier features per zone include turn-on volume level, maximum volume level, balance control and turn-on balance preset, tone controls featuring bass, midrange and treble as well as loudness contour and stereo enhancement filters - you can also set a turn-on acoustical preset when not using the Profiler. Bass, midrange and tone controls also allow adjustment of center frequency and you can also set a zone from stereo to mono. Paging groups and Party groups are also set in the preamplifier. When extending beyond 16 inputs, a P-32 module is added to the P-16g card making it possible for a single zone to select as many as 32 source components.
SR-16 Two-Way Balanced Audio on Cat-5 Card
The SR-16 is a Cat-5 based card that is added on top of a P-16g card. While it appears like two separate cards, the SR-16 and P-16g are mated and are mounted to one double-height plate. With just the SR-16 mounted to a P-16g, the zones on that P-16g are now cable of outputting balanced audio to a remote zone via Cat-5 (bottom row of RJ-45 jacks). Here, you can leave the outputs of the P-16g set to variable while the corresponding zone output of the SR-16 is either fixed or variable. Connecting that output to an SRS-L balun, would permit feeding audio to local devices like TV sets, subwoofers, local stereo or home theater systems or local amplifiers. When the combination of SR-16 and P-16g also includes the P-32 module (mounted to the P-16g card), the SR-16 can also return balanced audio from the remote location to the system mainframe on the same Cat-5 cable that brings audio to the remote room.
The only rule for the return audio feed is that if RJ-45 jack is for example on zone 1, then the return source is either input 1 (first input Audio Bus A) or input 17 (first input Audio Bus B). For zone 3, it would be either input 3 or input 19. Suite 32 features jumper pins where by you would knock out a central input to make way for the return audio from a remote zone. Regarding source input design Suite 32 is incredibly flexible. You can determine which central inputs are global, which central inputs are knocked out because a remote source is coming in on that input/bus instead (jumper pins per source/bus on the inside of the AVP-32 chassis). The same is true for the SR-16 card. Here a return source can input onto Audio Bus A or Audio Bus B (respective to the zone number corresponding to the matching input number) on a source by source basis (jumper pins on the SR-16 card). Alternately, a return audio source can be a regional source directed only to 16 zones on the P-16g card mounted to that SR-16. Using Suite 32's completely open architecture, you can have one return source be global while the next is regional.
SRL-L Suite Room Solution Line-Level Balun
Suite 32 doesn't care where your source components are located or where you prefer to provide a zone's power amplification. With the optional SR-16 card mated to a P-16g preamplifier card (with or with P-32 module), you now have two-way balanced audio for each zone via Cat-5 cabling. ADA provides the SRS-L Suite Room Solution Line-level balun. If you have a local subwoofer, run the output of the SR-16 to an RJ-45 wall jack and connect it to an SRS-L mounted to a self-powered subwoofer and set the zone's SR-16 Cat-5 output to subwoofer. Alternately, set the Cat-5 output to fixed and run the balanced audio to a local home cinema system or local hifi system via an SRS-L. For flat-panel TVs in which you want to TVs sound to play through the TV's speakers in addition to the room's speakers, the SRS-L can be easily hidden behind the TV. Best of all, for Internet capable flat-panels, the return audio path on the SRS-L makes it possible to include the TV's audio output as an input to the central system. The SR-16's RJ-45 Cat-5 output is pin-to-pin compatible with the Crestron RMCLV.
SRS-A Suite Room Solution Amplifier
For remote amplification, ADA offers the SRS-A Suite Room Solution Amplifier. The SRS-A runs on two Cat-5 cables, one for two-way audio and another for two-way control and becomes and integral part of the Suite 32 mainframe even though they can be located directly in the room or nearby utility area. The SRS-A features both preamplified (set to either fixed or variable) and subwoofer line-level audio outputs as well as a built-in two-channel power amplifier. The SRS-A also features two line-level audio inputs which are selectable. You can return one local source for playback in the home while you listen to the other in that room. The SRS-A provides ultimate flexibility.