Configuring Your CasaTunes Music System

The CasaTunes music system includes the CasaTunes music server and one or more CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifiers. You can connect up to 6 x CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifiers to a CasaTunes music server, for a total of up to 36 rooms.

The following diagram provides a brief overview illustrating how to connect the 6 x CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifiers to the CasaTunes music server.

Make sure your music server and matrix amplifiers are disconnected from power before making any connections.

Connections

Control (RS-232)

The CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier is controlled by the CasaTunes music server using a serial control protocol (RS-232).

Connect the provided USB-to-Serial cable from the top USB port on the music server to the RS-232 port on Unit #1 (CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier). This serial cable is used to control units #1 through #3. The expansion cables used to connect Unit #1 to Unit #2, and Unit #2 to Unit #3 carry the serial cable signals required to control Units #2 & 3.

If you purchased a CT4-24Z, CT4-30Z or CT4-36Z, your music server includes an USB-to-Serial cable. Connect this cable on one end, to any of the USB connectors on the music server, and on the other end to the RS-232 connector on Unit #4. This serial cable is used to control units #4 through #6. The expansion cables used to connect Unit #4 to Unit #5, and Unit #5 to Unit #6 carry the serial cable signals required to control Units #5 & 6.

Audio

Connect the 2 analog outputs from the CasaTunes Music Server (CT-2) to Unit #1.

If you purchased a CT2-24Z, CT2-30Z or CT2-36Z, your music server ships with 2 x 3.5 mm to 2 x stereo RCA cables (Y-cables). Use these to connect the 3.5 mm stereo outputs from the music server to the appropriate SOURCE on both matrix amplifiers (Unit #1 and Unit #4).

Master, Slave1 and Slave2 Switch Setting

Set the Master, Slave1 and Slave2 switch settings as follows on your CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifiers:

Expansion Cables

Speakers

Each CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier is capable of powering a pair of speakers in 6 rooms. Connect your speakers to the Zone Speaker Outputs 1-6 on each matrix amplifier.