MTX series

Hassle-free zone control.

Management of the system and the various zones is straightforward and hassle-free with the MTX backend and AUDAC Touch™-based control.

  • MTX88 - 8-zone audio matrix
  • MTX88 - 8-zone audio matrix

MTX88

8-zone audio matrix
3 years
RS232
TCP/IP
24 V
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The MTX88 is the eight-zone version of the MTX series, containing two balanced microphone inputs with priority function, phantom power possibility and three-band tone control. Four stereo line-level inputs are provided where to any line-level music source such as a CD-player, Tuner or MP3 player, ... can be connected. The other two inputs of the matrix are the additional wall panel inputs for both line and microphone signals. The MTX can be controlled by means of additional control panels, its fully functional web based interface or the iPhone/ iPad Remote app. The RS232 port makes the MTX compatible with any home & industrial automation systems supporting RS232. The front panel of the MTX shows a rotary button per zone with indication LEDs for accessing controls and settings. A built-in PFL loudspeaker makes it possible to pre-listen every channel without the need for a headphone. The balanced line-level zone output connections are performed using 3-pin Euro-terminal block connectors, each of them accompanied with an RJ45 connector for connecting additional wall panels for that zone. A 24 volts power connection makes it possible to keep the MTX running on emergency power, even if the main power is shut down.

Scroll-Push control™ 
AUDAC Touch™ enabled
Integrated pre-listening loudspeaker with volume control
Individual zone control section (8x)
RS-232 & ethernet remote control connection
Wall panel connections (8x)
Paging microphone connection - MPX48
Priority mute connection
24V emergency power input
Mic / line inputs with priority, 3-band EQ and phantom power (2x)
Unbalanced stereo line inputs (4x)
Balanced stereo zone outputs (8x)
MTX88 - 8-zone audio matrix
AUDAC Touch™ compatible
Amplify sound, simplify control

AUDAC Touch™ compatible

Using the freely available AUDAC Touch™ application for smart devices guarantees total system control and configuration from any device on any location and at any time.

Individual zone control
Full controllability

Individual zone control

The front panel of the MTX shows a rotary button per zone with indication LED's for accessing controls and settings.

Peripheral devices
Plug-and-play connections

Peripheral devices

The balanced line-level zone output connections are performed using 3-pin Euro-terminal block connectors, each of them accompanied with an RJ45 connector for connecting additional wall panels for that zone. The RS232 port makes the MTX compatible with any home & industrial automation systems supporting RS232.

Emergency power operation
24 Volt connection

Emergency power operation

A 24 volts’ power connection makes it possible to keep the MTX running on emergency power, even if the main power is shut down.

Technical specifications

System specifications
Inputs Balanced Microphone Type 2 x Balanced Microphone
Connector XLR
Sensitivity 0 dBV ~ -50 dBV
Phantom Power 15 V DC
Signal / Noise > 80 dB
THD+N (@ 1 kHz) < 0.05 dB
EQ High ± 15 dB (12.5 kHz)
Mid ± 15 dB (2.5 kHz)
Low ± 15 dB (80 Hz)
Unbalanced Stereo Type 4 x Stereo Unbalanced Line
Connector RCA
Sensitivity -14 dB ~ +9 dB
Signal / Noise > 100 dB
THD+N (@ 1 kHz) < 0.01 dB
Wall Panel Type 8 x Wall panel input
Connector RJ45
Other Type 1 x Priority mute contacts
Outputs Type 8 x Stereo Balanced Line
Connector 3-pin Euro Terminal Block (Pitch - 3.81 mm)
Impedance 51 Ω
Level -70 dB ~ 0 dB
EQ Treble ± 14 dB (2.5~20 kHz)
Bass ± 14 dB (100 Hz)
Frequency Response (± 3 dB) 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Crosstalk (@ 1 kHz) -85 dB
Control Front panel
RS-232
TCP/IP (RJ45)
Wall panel (RS-485)
Audac Touch™
Web (Flash)
Power Consumption 12 W
Supply 100 ~ 240 V AC / 50 ~ 60 Hz
24 V DC (emergency Power)
Socket Connections (AUDAC Touch™) 5 sockets
Product Features
Dimensions 482 x 88 x 335 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 4.840 kg
Unit height 2 HE
Accessories Optional WP2xx Universal wall panel
Recommended applications
Bars & Restaurants
Education
Clubs
Hotels
Corporate
Houses of worship
Residential

Example setups

The following figure shows the connectivity possibilities for a single MTX88.

The following figure demonstrates a typical setup based around an MTX88 audio matrix.

Below you can see how, when combined with a DPA616 and a TRU812 transformer, the MTX88 is perfectly suited for controlling larger store setups in 100V installations.

Functionality

The MTX88 offers 8 output zones. Multiple input options are available. First of all, there are 2 microphone inputs with priority settings. The rear end controls offer a 3 band tone-control for each mic output, ± 15dB, as well as gain control and a phantom power button (+15V). 4 Line inputs allow you to plug in various audio sources, each with an independant gain control and clipping led on the back of the unit. Each output has its own RJ45 port, whch can handle both external audio input panels and control panels. Finally, a dedicated paging RJ45 port makes sure that all the MTX can handle all your paging needs.

 RS232 & TCP/IP control port

 Wall panel inputs & zone outputs

 4 stereo line inputs

2 balanced microphone inputs

What makes the MTX system superior to all other matrix systems in their range are the advanced control possibilities. The MTX can be controlled by means of additional control panels for every specific zone, with or without additional audio inputs.

It also features a fully functional web based interface whereby the audio system can be controlled and configured from any device connected in your LAN network by just using a standard web browser, while the apps for iPhone and iPad enable you to control the MTX out of your pocket.

The RS232 control port makes it possible to control it by means of any external equipment such as home & industrial automation systems supporting RS232. Finally, the front panel of the MTX shows a rotary button for every zone with indication LEDs that allow you to use all the controls and settings using an intuitive design.

Multiple wall panels which can be linked through are available for the MTX, ranging from simple external inputs to complex controller devices equipped with full-colour displays. Connections are made using simple and affordable CAT5/CAT6 cable to transport the audio and data for over 300 meters. All available in white (/W) or black (/B).

Peripheral device compatibility table

M2 R2 MTX AMP523MK2 APG20 LX523 ARU1xx AMP20
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Wall panel functionality

DW5066 DW30xx/DW40xx MWX4x MWX65
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FAQ

Answer

Any product that is updatable by the AUDAC system manager is automatically discovered and downloaded to your personal computer.

All other software versions can be found via audac.eu/software

Previous firmware versions can be found in the portal on the support tab.

Answer

Yes, it is always recommended to run the latest firmware to be compatible with AT2.

Answer

When the user password is lost, it can be changed by logging in with the administrator password. When the administrator password is lost, please contact your local distributor.

Answer

Please download the AUDAC system manger. This will scan your network and tell you the IP address of all AUDAC products within your network.

If your network is blocking global broadcasts, you can connect directly by using a cross cable. The system manager will still be able to inform you of the device IP.

Answer

AUDAC uses two methods to update their devices.

  • USB
  • AUDAC system manger

When unsure which method to use, please refer the product manual.

Answer

When connecting directly to the product,

  • Ensure you are using a cross-link network cable
  • Ensure your personal computer is within the same default AUDAC IP range 192.168.0.xxx
  • Check the WIFI settings of your laptop. In many cases, the laptop will try to make a priority connection through the WIFI network, whereby it will be impossible to reach the webserver. After the WIFI connection of the laptop is disabled, it will work properly

When connecting to your product via network

  • Ensure your personal computer is within the same default AUDAC IP range 192.168.0.xxx

When trying to connect with a personal media device.

  • Ensure the tablet/pad is within range of both the WiFi and AUDAC IP range.

Answer

This depends of the kind of wall panel you are using.

  • Wall panels with control and audio inputs : one wall panel per RJ45 input.
  • Audio only wall panels : two per RJ45 input.
  • Control only wall panels : these can be linked together in combination with all other AUDAC wall panels

Please refer to the product manuals for the detail connection possibilities for each matrix.

Answer

Yes, the RS232 can be controlled by any device supporting RS232. Some examples are: a computer, home and industrial automation systems like AMX and Crestron. The command set for controlling the devices over RS232 is downloadable here.

Education

The AUDAC Education Platform lets you feel like you are participating in a real life innovative sound training hosted by one of our AUDAC specialists.

Visit AUDAC Education Platform to learn more

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