ELAN EL-IPD-PRE-MSI Multi Zone Preamp Audio Matrix


The EL-IPD-PRE-MSI Multi Zone PREAMP Audio Matrix can be used in a stand-alone configuration with standard amplifiers or AVRs or with other amplifiers and pre-amps within the Nice/ELAN IP audio distribution family of products by adding the optional Dante™ Audio Networking Card.

In stand alone mode when paired with external amplifiers will support up to 22 input sources (6 digital, 16 mono / 8 stereo analog RCA and 1 stereo 3.5mm typically used as the doorbell input from an Nice/ELAN System Controller). Each RCA analog input can be configured as left, right or as mono. 12 line level outputs can be configured as 12 mono or 6 stereo output zones or as subwoofer out. Each can be configured as left, right, mono, or sub out.

Adding the optional Dante™ Networking card connects sources to other Dante™ enabled Nice/ELAN IP amplfiers using existing networks.

ELAN IP enabled audio distribution simplifies whole house audio distribution and enhances the intelligent home by delivering high quality audio over the existing network. Easily scaling from a single chassis solution to a decentralized multi-chassis / multi-source implementation, Nice/ELAN IP audio distribution meets the needs for projects of up to 64 individual zones.



6 Stereo or 12 Mono Pre-amp Zones

Adds Nice/ELAN Zone Control to Any Amplifier

With the Optional Network Audio Card, add Dante™ audio networking

3 Optical, 3 Co-ax, and 8 Stereo / 16 Mono Analog Inputs

DSP with 5-Band EQ for Each Zone

Lip Sync Correction

Digital Audio Inputs

  • 3 Optical TOSLINK Inputs
  • 3 Coaxial RCA Inputs
  • Stereo, PCM, 96kHz, 24-bit

Line Level Audio Inputs

  • 8 Stereo / 16 Mono Analog RCA Inputs
  • Configurable to Left, Right, or Mono
  • Maximum Input Level:  2.0 VRMS
  • Input Sensitivity:  0dbV (1.0 VRMS)
  • Input Impedance:  47k Ω to 49k Ω

Doorbell Audio Input

  • 3.5mm Stereo Input
  • Max Input Level 2.0 VRMS
  • Input Sensitivity:  0dbV (1.0 VRMS)
  • Input Impedance:  47k Ω-49k Ω

Line Level Audio Outputs

  • 6 Stereo / 12 Mono Analog RCA Pre-amp Outputs
  • Configurable to Left, Right, Mono, or Sub-woofer
  • Fixed or variable line level output
  • Fixed:  0dB fixed gain
  • Variable:  -50 to +0dB at 0.5dB per step Unbalanced
  • Output Impedance:  470 Ω

Lip Sync Delay

  • Individual Lip Sync Delay for Each Speaker and Preamp Zone
  • Delay Time:  0 – 400ms
  • Adjustable:  10ms increments

Tone Control

  • Individual Tone Control for Each Speaker and Preamp Zone
  • Five-band Equalizer, Loudness on/off, High/Low pass
  • Adjustable Crossover Points

Trigger Outputs

  • 3.5mm Mono
  • Zone Trigger / System Trigger Outputs
  • Pinout:  Tip = signal, Sleeve = ground
  • Output:  +12Vdc, 100mA current limit


  • 1 RJ45 Jack
  • 100/1000 Ethernet DHCP Enabled by Default


  • AC 100-120 / 220-240 V~ 50/60Hz, 1000W


  • Operating Temperature:  +5° C – +45° C (+41°F – +113°F)
  • Operating Humidity:  0 – 90% non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature:  0° C – +60° C (32°F – +140°F)


  • Dimensions (D x W x H):  431.8  x 431.8 x 101.6 mm (with feet)
  • Dimensions (D x W x H):  431.8  x 431.8 x 88.9 mm (without feet)
  • Weight:   7.05 Kg
Additional Information
Weight 7.05 kg
Dimensions (DxWxH) 431.8 × 431.8 × 101.6 mm