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Is it possible to get more than three levels of priority paging on the Zone Mix 760?

How-to: More than three levels of paging with the Zone Mix 760
Within the offices of Symetrix, we often joke that our all-encompassing banner should actually read ‘Over-engineered by Symetrix’. We take great pride in the design of our products, so much so, that we often subconsciously overdo things — just a touch. It’s all for the better in the end, reinforcing our commitment to produce extremely high value, robust and affordable products for audio professionals.

As we’ve come to find out, the Zone Mix 760 is no exception. It is advertised as having three levels of paging plus emergency page and background music. However, it is possible to get four, and even five, levels of paging if you do not require the emergency page and/or wish to forego background music in a zone.

For up to four levels of priority paging plus one BGM (background music) source, you can use the Program 1 and Program 2 inputs for each zone as the lowest two paging levels (lowest of all is the BGM).

1. For a given zone, assign your BGM as the source for Program 1.
2. Select your lowest priority page mic as the source for Program 2.
3. Adjust the Ducker Threshold, Depth and Hold as necessary.
4. Set Page mics 2-4 as the sources for Page Stations 1-3.
5. Set the Page Station Priority to Low, Med and High, respectively, for Page Stations 1-3.
6. That’s it!

It is also possible to get five levels of paging. If you forego BGM in a zone, you can use the Program 1 source as your fifth paging source (lowest priority). Note that an external microphone preamplifier, such as the Symetrix 302 Dual Microphone Preamplifier, is required in order to connect microphones to the Audio Media inputs of the Zone Mix 760.

But why stop there? You can expand even further on this configuration because the Symetrix 302 is a dual microphone preamplifier, why not use that 2nd channel to feed the next Audio Media input on the 760 so you can have a unique lowest level paging source for another zone?

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