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Crestron CNX-PAD8A Professional Audio Distribution Processor


This is a lightly used product in excellent condition.


Among the wave of multi-room audio products on the market, Crestron audio distribution processors are set apart for their unmatched flexibility and no-compromise performance. Features like independent software-driven preamp-style controls on every room output enable the most demanding user to tailor the listening experience to individual taste in every room. Any audio parameter or device function can be controlled using keypads, handheld remotes, touchpanels, or computers, putting just the right amount of control right where it's needed.

8 Stereo Sources x Up to 32 Rooms

The CNX-PAD8A is a high performance 8 x 8 stereo audio switcher and preamplifier, providing distribution of 8 stereo audio sources to 8 room outputs. Up to four CNX-PAD8A's may be combined to handle as many as 32 rooms*. Every room output includes independent control over volume, bass, treble, balance, loudness, and mute. Mono summing is also built in to facilitate distribution to non-stereo zones.

Advanced Features

Additional features make the CNX-PAD8A a truly refined audio component. Programmable input gain compensation assures a consistent level when switching between input sources. Scaling factor settings allow minimum and maximum levels to be defined for each room output. And, protective relays on each output prevent "thumps" during power-up and provide total attenuation when any room is turned off.

A Complete System Solution

Together with any 2-Series control system, Crestron's audio distribution processors provide an extensively customizable audio control solution. For the ultimate in audio performance, just add a CNAMPX-series multi-room amplifier to form a total, intelligent audio head-end. Crestron keypads and touchpanels complete the system, putting essential control access within arm's reach throughout the home, office, restaurant, etc.

SystemBuilder™ Programming

Crestron's SystemBuilder™ software can make audio distribution programming a quick and simple task, providing easy drag-and-drop system configuration with extensive support for interfacing to hundreds of AV devices through Crestron's vast database of third-party codes and drivers. Hi-tech or bare necessity, for all tastes and technical abilities, SystemBuilder allows the discerning AV system designer to deliver a tailor-made audio distribution solution every time.

Key Features
  • High-performance stereo audio switcher and preamp
  • Distributes 8 stereo audio sources to 8 line outputs
  • Combinable for up to 32 rooms
  • Volume, bass, treble, balance, loudness, and mute controls
  • Programmable input gain compensation
  • Selectable mono summing on each output
  • Protective output mute relays
  • Fully configurable in SystemBuilder software
  • Controllable via Cresnet communications

Does not include warranty, original packaging, or power supply.