Nuthouse AV system user instructions
The Nuthouse is equipped with a large flatscreen display and a sound bar, plus ceiling speakers which are part of the whole-building sound system for Hunt Hall.
To use the flatscreen display for meetings, you can either connect your own laptop with the VGA or HDMI cable underneath the display, or use a small PC that is permanently connected to the display. The controller for the display has square buttons that turn it on and off, raise and lower the volume from the sound bar, and choose the input: VGA or HDMI laptop (each press of this button toggles between the two); or the Wireless PC (the permanently connected PC). The Wireless PC can be controlled with a wireless keyboard that can be checked out from the Dining Services office.
When you are finished using the computer cables, please roll them up and put them in the holder under the display. Return the wireless keyboard to the Dining Services office.
The other control panel next to the display is for the ceiling speakers. It is not necessary to use these controls to set up a meeting with the display, unless you want the TV sound to come out of the ceiling speakers. Details about the controls for this system are below, and are posted next to the control panel.
Hunt Hall zoned sound system: Nuthouse
This system control panel mixes the sound from the selected inputs at the selected level, and directs them to the ceiling speakers in the Nuthouse. It is possible to have the sound from several inputs mixed together. To select an input, press Menu until the desired input is displayed. Then use the Up and Down buttons to increase or decrease the volume of that input. Volume levels are in decibels (dB) and go from OFF through negative numbers, through zero, and up to +12. A typical level for a wireless mic is +4.
If you are hearing sound sources that you do not want to hear, toggle through the inputs with the Menu button and use the Down button to set the incorrect sound to OFF.
WLess 1, WLess 2: sound from Wireless Mic 1 or 2 when that mic is turned on anywhere in Hunt Hall.
Music: Sound from the master music source for the building.
West: All sounds that are selected and mixed by the system control panel in Hunt West. This input allows people in this room to hear the same things that people are hearing from the system in Hunt West.
East: All sounds that are selected and mixed by the system control panel in Hunt East. This input allows people in this room to hear the same things that people are hearing from the system in Hunt East.
TV: The sound from the TV will come from the ceiling speakers. This does not control the sound coming directly from the TV. That sound level is controlled by the panel to the right of the TV. A typical volume for TV sound from the ceiling speakers is -20.
1/8: This input, located on a panel under the TV, can be connected to a phone or laptop headphone output.
XLR: This input, located on a panel under the TV, is for wired microphones.