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Multi-room Audio Package Distributes Four Audio Sources to Four Zones with In-wall Control
ATON DH44KT 4-Source, 4-Zone DIGI-5 Whole Home Audio Distribution System
ATON DH44KT 4-Source, 4-Zone DIGI-5 Whole Home Audio Distribution System
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ATON DH44KT 4-Source, 4-Zone DIGI-5 Whole Home Audio Distribution System
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  • Routes four (4) audio sources (analog or digital) to four (4) zones using cat. 5 wiring
  • End-to-end digital architecture delivers crystal clear sound to all zones without signal loss
  • No software required for setup, simply connect the touch pads and you're ready to go
  • Each touch pad features a touch screen display with indigo blue illumination
  • Expandable to 28 zones with expansion routers

Essential Info

If you are looking for a complete multi-room audio package that distributes four audio source out to four zones, consider using the ATON 4-Source, 4-Zone DIGI-5 Whole Home Audio Distribution System. The beauty of using a DIGI-5 system is that each of the components in this kit can be connected to the audio distribution router via cat. 5 cables, sold separately. Using cat. 5 cables makes installation easier as each connection requires only one cable; one between the local source input and the router and each of four touch pads and the router. The only other connections needed are connecting speakers to the touch pads via speaker wire and connecting an audio source (CD player, MP3 Player, DVD player or Blu-ray player) to the included local source input wall plate (via an Analog Audio, Digital Optical Audio or Digital Coaxial Audio cable); speakers, speaker wire, and audio cable sold separately. From the touch pads in each of up to four zones, you will be able to control up to four different audio sources (using the included IR emitters); additionally, you can operate the touch pads and control the audio sources via the included remote control. The touch pads feature a brilliant indigo blue backlight that adds a bit of contemporary flair to the system. For larger applications you can add up to four ATON 6-Zone Expansion routers to create up to 28 zones. This kit includes everything you need to get started with a whole home audio system.


What's Included

  • 4-source, 4-zone digital audio router
  • Source input wall plate
  • Four (4) digital amplified touch pads
  • Four (4) IR emitters
  • Remote control
  • Owner's manuals
  • Quick-start guides
  • More Info

    4-Source, 4-Zone Digital Audio Router
    The ATON 4-Source, 4-Zone DIGI-5 Digital Audio Router is the hub of your whole home audio distribution system. Connect any device with an analog, digital or coaxial audio output to the router and that device can be accessed from any touch pad on your system. The included infrared (IR) emitters can also be connected from the hub to each source for full IR control (if available on the source) using the included remote control. A list of features includes:
    • 4-Source, 4-Zone capacity (four touch pad wall plate controllers included)
    • Expandable up to 28 Zones with optional Digital Audio Router
    • End-to-end digital architecture for crystal clear sound with no signal loss
    • Simple cat. 5 wiring requirements
    • Slimline IR remote included
    • Whole House Music: turns on all zones to the same source
    • Zone functions: Do Not Disturb, Source Lock Out, Tone Control, Balance, Loudness, Dynamic Range Compression (DRC)
    • Local source connectivity with Optional Source Input Wall Plate (one included with this kit)
    • Built-in IR engine for full source control (four IR emitters included)
    • Paging/DB Functionality with optional Communications Controller
    • Compact Single Rack Space Design
    • Rack mountable with optional Rack Ear Kit
    • The front panel: populated by a power LED indicator and a power button
    • The rear panel: has connections for Power, Source Inputs, Zone Outputs, IR Outputs, Page/Doorbell Trigger Input, Auxiliary Power, USB and Expansion capabilities as well as Digital/Analog Source Selection, Source Input Gain and Zone Pairing DIP Switches.
    Digital Amplified Touch Pads
    This whole home audio distribution system includes four digital amplified touch pads. A touch pad is required to control zone in the system and each touch pad provides Source Selection, Volume, Mute and Power control as well as control of all connected audio sources with its built-in IR receiver. Additionally, it provides amplification for the zone's speakers using an on-board 30 watts per channel digital amplifier. A soft, modern indigo blue light brings each touch pad to life. A list of features includes:
    • Built-in digital amplifier, 30 Watts per channel
    • Attractive back-lit touch surface, no hard buttons
    • Simple, easy to read LED display area
    • Includes removable, customizable graphic films
    • Includes screwless wall plates (white, ivory, and almond)
    • Quick plug-and-play Installation, no PC software programming required
    Source Input Wall Plate
    The Source Input Wall Plate allows a local source located within a room/zone which is not available to the system router or expansion router. This is generally used for iPods, other MP3 players, CD players or any source component with an audio output. The source input wall plate easily connects to a Digital Amplified Touch Pad. It provides connections for Analog Audio, Digital Optical Audio, Digital Coaxial Audio and IR Control. An IR output has also been built-in for remote control of the local source. A list of features includes:
    • Accepts Analog Audio, Digital Optical Audio, Digital Coaxial Audio
    • Converts Analog Audio to Digital Audio
    • Three position source input selection switch
    • Clipping indicator
    • Gain adjustment
    • IR output jack for source control
    • Rear RJ-45 jack for cat. 5 connections to Digital Amplified Touch Pad or an Expansion Router
    About DIGI-5 Technology
    The ATON 4-Source, 4-Zone DIGI-5 Whole Home Audio System uses DIGI-5 technology. DIGI-5 is a revolutionary new technology standard that provides a complete end-to-end digital audio solution over Cat5 wiring. DIGI-5 is based on advanced digital distribution and amplification circuits that allow multi-room audio systems to be installed more quickly and cost-effectively. DIGI-5 allows for interoperability between companies adopting the standard and will provide more choices and more solutions for installers to offer to this expanding market segment.



    Manufacturer Product No.:DH44KT
    Warranty:Two (2) year Manufacturer limited warranty
    4-Source, 4-Zone Digital Audio Router
    Power Input:120V AC / 3 Amps
    Sampling Frequency:48kHz
    Word Size:24 Bit
    Signal to Noise Ratio:94dB
    Input GAIN Switches: DIP Switch 3 & 4 UP: 1.35Vrms / 4.8dBu
    DIP Switch 3 & 4 DOWN: 2V rms / 8.2dBu
    Frequency Response:20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    Output Power:30 Watts per channel over Cat 5
    Inputs and Outputs:Four (4) Digital Coaxial Audio Inputs
    Four (4) Digital Optical Audio Inputs
    Two (2) Analog Audio Inputs
    One (1) Expansion Port
    One (1) Source Loop Output
    One (1) D5-NET IN Port
    Four (4) IR OUT Ports
    One (1) All IR OUT Port
    One (1) Page/Doorbell Trigger Input
    One (1) Auxiliary Power Output Port
    Four (4) Cat. 5 Zone Output Ports
    One (1) AC Power Connector
    Dimensions:With Feet: 2 3/8" H x 17" W x 14 1/8" D (8.6cm H x 43.2cm W x 35.9cm D)
    Without Feet: 1 3/4" H x 17" W x 14 1/8" D (4.4cm H x 43.2cm W x 35.9cm D)
    Weight:19lbs (8.6kg)
    Operating Temperature:32° F - 104° F (0*deg C - 40° C)
    Humidity:0% -90%
    Source Input Wall Plate
    Style:Decora (designed to mount in a standard single-gang junction box)
    Inputs:Left and Right Analog audio
    Digital Coaxial audio
    Optical Audio
    Outputs:3.5mm IR output jack for emitters
    RJ-45 system output
    Switches:Gain Adjustment
    Source input
    Sampling Frequency:48kHx
    Word Format:24Bit, Stereo
    THD + Noise Full Scale:0.004%
    Dynamic Range:96dB
    L/R Crosstalk @ 1kHz:-90dB
    Frequency Response:20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    Maximum Output Distance:800 feet
    G AIN DIP Switches:All DOWN: no GAIN
    DIP Switch 1 & 3 Up: +4dB GAIN
    DIP Switch 2 & 4 Up: +8dB GAIN
    DIP Switch 1, 2, 3 & 4 Up: +10dB GAIN
    Operating Temperature:32° F - 104° F(0° C - 40° C)
    Humidity:0% - 90%
    Weight:.28 lbs (.13 kgs)
    Digital Amplified Touch Pads
    Operating Temperatures:32° F - 104° F (0° C - 40° C)
    Humidity0% - 90%
    Sampling Frequency:48kHz
    Word Format:24Bit, Stereo
    Output Power:30 Watts Per Channel
    THD + Noise Full Scale:0.06%
    Dynamic Range:96dB
    Frequency Response:20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    Unit Dimensions:2.62" L x 1.80" W x 4.07" D (66.548mm L x 45.720mm W x 103.378mm D)
    Inputs and Outputs:One (1) SYSTEM RJ-45 port
    Two speaker output connectors (right and left)
    One (1) Auxiliary power connector
    One (1) RJ-45 port
    One (1) External IR input jack
    Maximum Cable Length:Cat-5 wiring: 300 feet between the router and the touch pad

    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
    Manufacturer contact information: ATON, Tel: (859) 269-7760


    Sample Wiring DIagram       
    Sample Wiring DIagram       


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    RICHARD -- douglasville, GA   4/2/2010
    Easy installation and use. Do not hesitate to self install rather than use professional installers.


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