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Qt X Hardware comparison quick guide

This article is a quick reference guide to the Qt X controllers with notes on outputs, speaker type supported, and accessories included. 

Comparison Chart and Notes

Model Comparison

 

Notes

Power supplies

All Qt X devices except the 800/800D are shipped with an appropriate power supply. The Qt X 800/800D is intended for plenum installations and requires a PoE+ power supply. When installing any devices, emitters, and their associated power and network cabling in a plenum space or elsewhere, be sure to follow all regulatory/safety requirements.

Multi-controller-type systems

A sound masking system may incorporate both the Qt X 300/600/300D/600D and Qt X 800/805/800D/805D sound masking devices and their associated speakers and audio and network devices. All Qt X devices may be programmed as stand-alone or as part of a larger system configuration sharing virtual zones across multiple controllers.

Only one media type per system

All Qt X hardware in a configuration must be set to the same media type (AVB or Dante). Mixed network modes are not supported.

 

Controller Descriptions

Qt X 300/300D

The Qt X 300/ 300D control module is a three-zone network controller that supports installations of up to 36,000 square feet (3,345 m2). The three zones support active or passive emitters and include two analog audio inputs as well as two network connections for media and control. The Qt X 300/300D is rack or wall-mountable and includes a power supply. The 300D additionally supports Dante® and AVB sources.

 

Qt X 600 / 600D

The Qt X 600/600D control module is a six-zone network controller that supports installations of up to 72,000 square feet (6,689 m2). The six zones support active or passive emitters and include two analog audio inputs as well as two network connections for media and control. The Qt X 300/300D is rack or wall-mountable and includes a power supply. The 600D additionally supports Dante® and AVB sources.

 

Qt X 800 / 800D

The Qt X 800/800D control module is an eight-zone network controller which supports 4Ω or 8Ω speakers and includes two analog audio inputs as well as two network connections for media and control. The Qt X 800/800D is intended for mounting in a plenum space and requires PoE+ power supply. The 800D additionally supports Dante® and AVB sources.

Port #1 supports PoE+ to power the unit.

Note: Qt X 800 controllers use the full 30w PoE+ per port on network switch. It is recommended to consult switch spec sheet to verify that proper power budget per device is available. 

 

Qt X 805 / 805D

The Qt X 805/805D control module is an eight-zone network controller which supports 4Ω or 8Ω speakers and includes two analog audio inputs as well as two network connections for media and control. The Qt X 805/805D is intended for rack/wall mounting and includes a 48v power supply. The 805D additionally supports Dante® and AVB sources.

 

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