URC HDA8100 Mono and Stereo Multi Zone Amplifier
URC’s HDA-8100 Multi-Zone amplifier delivers incredible performance, reliability, and powerful amplification making it the perfect audio distribution system for any home or business. The HDA-8100 can provide audio in up to eight (8) stereo zones, 16 mono zones, or any combination of both.
The HDA-8100 Multi-Zone amplifier is designed with ICE power technology to provide a robust, cool running distributed audio system.
Using URC’s HDA amplifiers in conjunction with URC architectural in ceiling speakers delivers an incredible high-fidelity audio experience throughout the home or business.
HDA products are NOT compatible with URC’s legacy Total Control amplifiers (DMS).
Features & Benefits
- Flexible Multi-Zone Configuration: With support of up to eight (8) powered stereo zones, up to 16 mono zones, or any combination. The HDA-8100 provides robust flexibility to fit any project demands
- HDA Audio Streams: This device supports up to eight (8) audio sources that are converted into a digital “high resolution” audio stream over the network.
- Source Sharing: Any zone controlled via an HDA amplifier or I/O device has access to the system’s HDA Audio Streams. The perfect solution to briefly lower the volume on the current source to make an audio announcement or doorbell chime
- 100W of Power at 80 (200W per zone) driven by ICE power modules to provide · Rack-mountable with included rack ears. a high-fidelity audio experience
- Flexible Zone Linking: Link one or more zones on the fly via Total Control’s Rooms Menu or have your programmer configure a “Party Mode” button. Room Linking is an easy way to distribute audio across the system
- Integrated Audio Sensor: Each available input on the HDA-8100 has built-in audio sensing capabilities. These sensors can be used to trigger programmed events or activities.
- Zone Input Ducking: The HDA-8100 has the ability to “fade in” an audio input over the currently selected audio input. The perfect solution to briefly lower the volume on the current source to make an audio announcement or doorbell chime.
- Rack-mountable with included rack ears.
Parts & Pieces
Included with the HDA-8100 is the following:
- HDA-8100 Multi-Zone Amplifier
- Power Cord
- 8 Speaker Terminal Blocks
- 4 Device Feet
- 4 Feet Mounting Screws
- Rack Ears
- 6 Rack Ear Screws
Front Panel Descriptions
There are three (3) LEDs on the front panel of the HDA-8100:
1. Power LED: Indicates one (1) of the following:
- Solid Blue: Power has been applied to the device and it has successfully initialized.
- Off: Power has been removed from the device.
2. Status LED: Indicates one (1) of the following:
- Solid Blue: The device has been programmed with Total Control software and is ready for operation.
- Blinking Blue: The device is receiving a download from the Total Control programming software.
- Blinking Green: The device is receiving a firmware upgrade, this light continues to blink until the update is fully applied.
- Off: The device has not been programmed with Total Control software.
3. Ethernet LED: Indicates one (1) of the following:
- Solid Blue: The device has received an IP address from the local network.
- Blinking Blue: The device is connected to the local network; however, it has not received an IP address.
- Off: The device is not connected to the local network.
4. Reset Button: There are two (2) ways to press this button:
- Single Press: Tap the Reset button to power cycle the device.
- Factory Reset: Press-n-hold the Reset button for 10 seconds or more.This option cannot be reversed, once the device has been factory defaulted it requires re-programming.
Rear Panel Description
Below are the available connections on the rear of the HDA-8100:
1. LAN: Full duplex gigabit LAN (only), for audio streaming and zone control (Wi-Fi NOT available, device must be hard-lined to the network.2. Audio Inputs: The HDA-8100 Multi-Zone Amplifier contains eight (8) inputs:
- Inputs 1-6: RCA (single ended) stereo inputs
- Inputs 7 & 8: Either RCA stereo input or Digital Coax input can be used. This setting is configured within the Total Control programming software.
- Inputs 7 and 8 can only be used as analog or digital, not both.
3. Assignable Preamplifier Outputs: Two (2) assignable preamplifier outputs, each with 12V programmable triggers are capable of 150mA of current.4. Zone Speaker Outputs: Supports up to eight (8) stereo zones, 16 mono zones, or any combination of stereo/mono zones (phoenix connector).5. AC Main Power: Connect the supplied power cable to provide the HDA-8100 with power.Digital inputs down-mix a Dolby 5.1 or DTS 5.1 bitstream to stereo without any loss of channel information.
|.Digital inputs down-mix a Dolby 5.1 or DTS 5.1 bitstream to stereo without any loss of channel information.|
The HDA-8100 Multi-Zone Amplifier comes with rack-mounting ears and can be installed in a 2U rack space.
Installing the HDA-8100 in a Rack:
- Using a cross-head screw driver, remove the HDA-8100’s feet from the bottom of the device.
- Attach the rack ears to the left and right sides of the amplifier using the supplied screws.Align the rack ears to the sides of the HDA-8100 aligning the three (3) screw inserts with the slots on the left and right sides of the devices. Turn all three (3) cross-styled screws clockwise until the rack ears are secured onto the device’s chassis.
- Install into the rack (2U rack space) and connect cabling.
- Use the supplied cross-styled screws (4) to secure the HDA-8100 (with rack ears installed) to the equipment rack.
|CAUTION!To prevent damage, maintain adequate ventilation space to the sides of the amplifier.Amplifiers can be stacked vertically, but assure that the device is NOT placed next to other components or against the side of a cabinet. Doing so may block ventilation openings|
The HDA-8100 Multi-Zone Amplifier can power up to eight (8) stereo zones, 16 mono zones or any combination of stereo/mono.To connect speaker wire:
- Connect the speaker wire to the positive (red) and negative (black) to the wire terminals available on the speaker (be mindful of proper polarity).Please refer to the manufacture’s owner’s manual for specific instructions on wiring the speaker.
- Loosen the integrated slotted-style screws (turn counter-clockwise) and remove the phoenix connector from the terminal block on the HDA-8100.
- Secure the speaker wire into the phoenix connector (using the integrated slotted-styled screws), and reinsert it into the terminal block.
- Using the integrated slotted-styled screws on the left and right sides of the phoenix connector (image at the right), secure the phoenix connector to the terminal block.
|CAUTION! Verify the polarity of the speakers and the wires before returning the phoenix connector into the terminal block on the amplifier|
When using more than one (1) HDA devices, URC’s HDA-SW5 Network Switch is REQUIRED on the local network.
For more information of the HDA-SW5 Network Switch, please refer to the HDA-SW5 Owner’s Manual.Although 3rd Party AVB switches may be utilized, they are not supported by URC’s Technical Support team.
Connecting the HDA-8100 to the Network:
- Connect an ethernet cable to an available LAN port on the head-end network switch.If no switch is connected to the network then connect the ethernet cable to an available LAN port on the local router (Luxul preferred).
- Connect the ethernet cable from the previous step to any available LAN port on the HDA-SW5.
- Connect another ethernet cable to an available LAN port on the HDA-SW5 Network Switch.
- Connect the ethernet cable from the previous step to the ethernet port found at the rear of the HDA-8100 (page 5).
- Configure the HDA-8100 to a DHCP/MAC reservation within the local router and program the device into the new or existing Total Control system.A certified URC integrator is REQUIRED to integrate the HDA-8100 into a new or existing Total Control system.
URC’s HDA line of products contains several two-way modules that are accessible from any graphical user interface.
These modules serve a variety of residential and commercial applications providing end-users with advanced functionality directly from any URC interface.
For specific instructions on how to use these HDA modules, please refer to the HDA User’s Guide.
The following modules are supported by the HDA-8100 Multi-Zone Amplifier:
- Room Volume Module
- Room / Zone EQ Module
- Volume Mixer Module
- Announcement Module
- Input Status
- Amplifier Status
- Zone Status
|Not all HDA modules are displayed at the right, for full details on how these modules, refer to the HDA User’s Guide.|
Room / Zone StatusAmplifier StatusAnnouncementsRoom / Zone EQ
- Eight (8) RCA analog inputs with audio sensing capabilities
- Two (2) Coax Digital Inputs on inputs 7 & 8 (optional)
Zone Speaker Outputs:
- Eight (8) Stereo amplifier output channels / 16 mono output channels (any zone can be set to stereo or two  independent mono zones)
- Two (2) assignable pre-amp outputs including two (2) b
Rate Wattage Per Channel:
- 100 W per channel @ 8
- 200 W per channel @ 4
Height x Width x Depth:
- 3.5” (without feet) x 17.25” x 12|
- 12 lbs 10 oz
- Frequency Response: ±0.4 dB, 10Hz – 20kHz, all loads 4Ω – 8Ω
- Signal to Noise Ratio: >100 dB
- High & low pass filters per zone
- Each Zone supports a fully customizable 5-band parametric EQ
- Dolby® and DTS® 5.1 channel Downmixing (digital inputs only)
- Permanent Zone Grouping (also between multiple amplifiers)
- 96 kHz / 24-bit streaming
- Ducking input capability
- Page event support
- Store up to 10 .WAV files in each amplifier (for doorbell ring and/or trigger alert chimes)
- Operating Temperature: 32°F to 86°F
- Humidity: Maximum 85%
- Storage: -40°F to 140°F
- AC Main Power: Universal mains 100-240VAC, 50 – 60 Hz
- Power Consumption: 100-240W AC 50-60Hz 6A
CAUTIONTo reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not remove cover (or back). No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer service to a qualified service professional
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTIONTo prevent electrical shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully inset.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Important Safety Instructions
- Read Instructions: All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the apparatus is operated
- Retain Instructions: Safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
- READ all warnings
- FOLLOW all instructions.
- In the event of malfunction, unplug IMMEDIATELY.
- Do NOT use the apparatus near WATER.
- Clean only with a dry cloth.
- DO NOT BLOCK any ventilation openings.
- Do NOT install the apparatus upside down.
- Do NOT install inside any type of ventilation or AC duct.
- Do NOT install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
- Do NOT defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet
- ONLY use the attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
- Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
- Use ONLY with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
- Unplug the apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
- Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug I damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
- The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
- No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the unit.
- Minimum distances around the apparatus for sufficient ventilation: 20 centimeters
- The product is used in moderate climates.
- Do not expose the unit dripping or splashing fluids, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the unit.
Federal Communications Commission
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning!Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FCC CautionThis device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the authority to operate equipment.
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