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16x16 Multi-Zone Audio Matrix
16x16 Matrix Preamp with DSP
Model ADX-1616

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$1686.00 USD
  • 16 source, 16 zone stereo audio matrix
  • Per zone volume control, tone, and balance controls
  • Per zone 10-band EQ, low-pass / high-pass filters
  • Add a sub to any zone 2.1 channel groups
  • Ethernet, RS-232, IR, and front panel controls
  • Compatible with Control4, URC, RTI and more
  • USA designed and assembled
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The ADX-1616 is the cornerstone of a quality distributed audio system. Loaded with features like onboard volume control, 2.1 channel sub/sat zones, a 10-band equalizer, tone and balance controls, the ADX-1616 mates up with any zone amplifier and control system to deliver high fidelity audio to up to 16 independent stereo zones. New discrete commands are provided in the revised ADX manual, available for download below.
  • Supports 16 sources and 16 zones (Model ADX-0808 supports 8 sources, 8 zones)
  • Ethernet, RS-232, IR, and front panel control options
  • Digital volume control, 10-band EQ, tone, and balance for each output zone
  • Low-pass and High-pass filters and zone grouping feature for 2.1 channel audio zones
  • Single-cable audio connection (DB25) to SonaFlex amplifiers
  • PC utility allows easy setup (requires Microsoft® Windows™)
  • Rack mountable with included 2U rack-mount ears
  • USA Designed and assembled

See video tutorials for more information.


    See application drawings featuring the ADX matrix preamp.


    Key Features
    • 16x16 matrix switcher (also available ADX-0808)
    • Integrates seamlessly with third party control systems from Control4, RTI and more (Serial and Ethernet Commands Serial and Ethernet Commands (47.00 KiB) )
    • IR and RS-232 codes available for use with virtually any third party control system
    • Zone grouping (10 groups) and Source/Zone combination presets (10 source/zone combinations)
    • Global source selection (all zones on to same source)
    • Front panel lockout
    • Simple setup using our PC utility via serial, Ethernet or USB drive
    • 2U rack mount ears included
    DSP Features Per Zone

    Audio Inputs/Outputs
    • Stereo analog audio - 16/16 (RCA)
    Control Interfaces
    • Ethernet (Serial and Ethernet Commands Serial and Ethernet Commands (47.00 KiB) )
    • RS-232 (two-way serial Control4 and RTI drivers available)
    • Front panel IR sensor
    • Rear panel IR input (3.5 mm jack or 3-pin header)
    • Full front panel control with capacitive touch surface and simple multi-function knob


    Audio Parameters
    • Input Impedance: 100K
    • Min Load Impedance: 10K
    • Multi-channel Digital: No
    • Frequency Response: 10-25kHz
    • S/N Ratio: 82dB
    • THD+Noise: 0.02%
    • Crosstalk: -85dB
    • Connector Types (Input): RCA
    • Connector Types (Output): RCA
    • Product Dimensions:3.5 x 16.5 x 8.25 (H-W-D, inches)
    • Net Product Weight: 9.9
    • Shipping Weight: 11.4
    • Agency Approvals: FCC
    • DC Input Connector: 5.5 x 2.1mm
    • DC Input Voltage/Polarity: 18V center positive
    • Max DC Input Current: 600mA/1.1A
    • Heat Output:38/68 BTU/hr
    In the Box
    • Power Supply: Model 803-170
    • Rack Mount Ears: Model 1192A
    • User Manual




    Video Tutorial:
    ADX Front Panel Controls

    (YouTube link)

    Many features can be used from the front panel controls. This video briefly explores how to use the touch-sensitive buttons and multi-function knob to switch sources, adjust volume, modify EQ settings, and other tasks.

    Video Tutorial:
    Naming Sources, Zones, Favorites and Groups

    (YouTube link)

    ADX matrix preamps allow easy naming of source devices, output zones, favorite scene presets, and groups of outputs. This tutorial shows how to use the ADX software utility to enter custom names and save the configuration file.

    Video Tutorial:
    Create, Load, and Save EQ Presets

    (YouTube link)

    With ADX matrix preamps you can adjust a 10-band EQ on each stereo output. This tutorial shows how to load ten basic presets provided with the PC utility, and how to create and save your own presets.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What is the DB-25 connector for on the rear panel of the ADX?
    A: The SonaFlex multi-zone amplifier accepts input signals from ADX or HLX via the DB-25 connector as an alternative to its RCA inputs. The ADX-1616 can support two SonaFlex amplifiers. Do not use SonaFlex RCA inputs when using the DB-25 input.

    Q: What is the process to create a 2.1 zone group?
    First apply the low-pass filter to one zone output, which produces a mono signal on both channels. Then group the lowpass zone with a full range or high-pass zone, so that group commands (e.g. volume, mute, and switching) effect both outputs. See this application example for more detail.

    Q: Can I use both of the mono outputs in a lowpass zone?
    Yes. Both low level zone outputs may be connected to separate powered subwoofers, or to two separate amplifiers driving passive subs.

    Q: Do you offer an iPad app for ZQ?
    We no longer support a Command Fusion template, but all ADX Serial and Ethernet Commands Serial and Ethernet Commands (47.00 KiB) are available in the manual for use with Command Fusion or any other software. 

    Q: On the front panel controls, my changes to an EQ preset dont' take effect immediately. Why?
    Select another preset in the zone and then return to the changed preset. EQ presets are not designed to be adjusted on the fly. 

    See more ADX Tips in the knowledgebase. 





    • Drawings
      • Application Drawings Application Drawings [View] (23.67 MiB) Nine application drawings featuring ADX and our soon coming SonaFlex 16 channel digital amplifier

    • Drivers

    • Firmware
      • ADX Firmware Version 2.6.0 ADX Firmware Version 2.6.0 (0 B)
        WARNING! Export settings to USB and then restore settings after update.

        Changes since 2.5.4 (see change log for details):
        • Reverted to MQX 3.7 due to I2C issues.
        • Corrected "query all" command relating to power on levels.
        • Changed nominal settings to include SDDP and power settings.

      • ADX Firmware Version 2.5.4 - Beta ADX Firmware Version 2.5.4 - Beta (237.97 KiB)
        WARNING! Export settings to USB and then restore settings after update.

        Improvements since 2.0.0 (see change log for details):
        • Improved Ethernet (telnet) performance.
        • SDDP is off by default. Turn on SDDP via serial command: [SDDP1].
        • Error detection to ensure correct IP address settings.
        • Zone off commands.
        • Adjustable turn-on volume level for each zone.

      • ADX Firmware Version 2.0.0 ADX Firmware Version 2.0.0 (656.31 KiB)
        This version may be required for updates from older firmware. Call Audio Authority Tech Support.

    • IR Codes
      • RTI IR Code Library RTI IR Code Library (11.67 KiB) IR code library for Audio Authority products, posted 12/3/2011
      • ADX IR Codes ADX IR Codes (222.73 KiB) Standard and discrete IR codes in .xls and .pdf formats, posted 11/30/2011

    • Literature

    • Manuals

    • PC Software
      • ADX PC Utility ADX PC Utility (339.44 KiB) Windows™ PC software utility download - includes new low-pass and high-pass filters. Version 1.4

        • Windows software in .zip archive
        • Allows easy setup including source and zone naming, EQ, Tone, Balance, and other settings
        • Direct connection via RS-232 serial, or Ethernet
        • File mode works remotely using a USB drive
        • Try before you buy! Works independently of the ADX (file mode)
        • Reqires Windows™ 2000 or later

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    Model HLX
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