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Nuvo Grand Concerto Amplifier Expander, 6 Source, 8 Zones

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Adds 8 Zones To The Grand Concerto Amplifier System

Your Nuvo Grand Concerto Amplifier System can send audio to eight additional zones when you add the Nuvo Grand Concerto Amplifier Expander (6 Source, 8 Zones). The expander works just like the original amplifier unit, delivering 80 Watts of power to each amplified zone (9-14). This complete kit includes the main amplifier expander, as well as control and installation accessories.

  • Delivers 80W to amplified zones (9-14)
  • Expander adds 8 zones for 16 total
  • Responds to IR commands
  • Includes remote and keypads

The amplifier features built-in amplification for zones 9-14, and includes Control Pads for each amplified zone. To control Zones 15 and 16 (not amplified), you have the option of linking a Control Pad to multiple zones, or adding the Grand Concerto Zone Pack, which provides amplification and Control Pads for the last two zones.

Kit Includes

  • Grand Concerto Amplifier (NV-I8GM)
  • (6) Control Pads (NV-I8GCP)
  • (24) Screwless Trim Plates (White, Ivory, Almond and Black for each Control Pad)
  • Remote Control (NV-GRC1)
  • Audio Link Cable (NV-SLC)
  • Digital Link Cable (NV-DLC)
  • Power Cable, 2-Wire (NV-PC2NA)
  • Rack Ear Mounts (NV-REM)
  • Installation Manual

Note: Add the Grand Concerto Zone Pack (NV-I8GZPK-D2120) to power and control zones 15 and 16.

Be Closer To Your Music

You love music, it's that simple. The way it can inspire and energize, soothe and comfort, right when you need it. The way you can always count on it to be the party guest that really rocks the house. And Nuvo loves bringing the music to you, complete with every ounce of feeling it possesses and every last instrumental detail, in your own home. Whatever you need your music to do, our whole home audio solutions make it happen easily and affordably.

Product Features

Powerful Digital Amplification: The most powerfully amplified system for large rooms and open space zones.

Wired Speakers and Keypads: Direct wiring from the amplifier to the individual rooms and speakers allow a solid signal path for clean audio transfer without distortion or interruption.

8 Zones of Audio: Music can be shared in eight rooms, all playing the same song or different tunes at once.

Music Inputs: A variety of six different inputs (DVD, Internet Radio, SIRIUS, etc.) allows each person to customize and listen to whatever they want.

Digital Amplification: High-performance amplifier operates coolly and saves energy.

High-Fidelity Audio: Designed for the purest audio reproduction, without distortion, for a music experience that sounds like it's live.

NuvoNet Platform: Displays Song and Album information from any NuvoNet Smart Audio Source Component for easy navigation.

Independent Zone Control: You are the master of your domain. Every room in your system can play and be controlled indepently, so you listen to your favorite album on the deck, while the kids listen to the Radio in the den.

Sleek Control Pads: Several elegant controllers that install into the wall offer a low profile way to manage your system. Complete control of what's playing, where it's playing and more is at the touch of a button.

Wireless Control from Apple and Android: Wirelessly manage your music, change your listening selection, edit your playlist, change volume and more, all from the palm of your hand. With your personal Android or Apple device you have absolute control.

Home Automation Integration: Using RS-232, music can be accessed and controlled through a whole home automation system.

IR Control: Music can be controlled through a third-party remote control.

Add Zones Capability: A Concerto Expander can add up to eight additional rooms of music to accommodate all areas of the home, even the garage, for a full system of 16 zones.

Note: You will need the IR Learning Station to install the Nuvo Grand Concerto.

Technical Details

Zones 1-6 Power Amplifier Outputs

  • Continuous Average Output Power: 80W (40W x 2)
  • Two channels driven 30-20khz @ 1% THD
  • Rated Distortion (1/2 Power): 0.40%
  • Rated Impedance: 6 ohm
  • Damping factor: 50+
  • Frequency Response: 20-20kHz

Zones 1-8 Preamplifier Outputs

  • Variable Output: 0-600mV RMS
  • Fixed Output: 600mV RMS
  • Impedance: 600 ohm

Source Inputs 1-6

  • Input Impedance: 20K
  • Input Sensitivity for Rated Power: 300mV RMS
  • Input Overload: 3V RMS

Emitter Outputs

  • Source Outputs: 6
  • Sum Outputs: 2
  • Output Drive Current: 100mA
  • Output Drive Voltage: 12VDC
  • Compatible with single and dual emitters


  • System On (output): 12VDC @ 50mA
  • External Mute: 3-12VDC

Zone Trigger Outputs

  • Output Power: 12VDC @ 50mA
  • Outputs: 8 (zones 1-8)

Source Status

  • Output Power: 3-15 VDC
  • Outputs: 6 (sources 1-6)

Power Requirements

  • Power Supply:
    • I8GMS: 110V 50/60Hz
    • I8GMS-EX: 240V 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption all channels driven to full-rated power: 600VA (480W)
  • Power Consumption average operating conditions: 100VA (80W)
  • Power Consumption no signal: 30VA (25W)

Regulatory Approvals

  • I8GMS: ETL
  • I8GMS-EX: CE, C-Tick, ETL

Physical Specifications:

  • Unit Size: 3-3/4(H) x 17(W) x 13-3/8(D) inches
  • Unit Weight: 20.6 pounds