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MDS-6AKIT1 6 Source 6 Zone Audio Distribution

Product code: CP-MDS6Akit1

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Features & Specifications

An all-in-one music distribution system, this 6 source, 6 zone kit can accept up to six independent sources and distribute the music to six distinct locations. Installation and programming is quick and easy and the system offers 40 watts per channel for up to 12 channels. You can also expand the system by adding an optional second controller or IR reciever to each zone output thus creating two zones from a single zone output. The second zone is wired in parallel (see the instruction manual page 9 figure #6). You can double up on any one or all of the zones to establish a maximum of 12 zones. You are limited in those two parallel zones to the same source selected.
Features
Uses Cat5 cable between the keypads and amp

Control keypads with volume, mute, and source selection buttons
Keypads are back-lit for easy viewing
Available with white/almond bezels

Easy programming from your location

The IR targets allow complete control of the connected music source.

Include page/doorbell input jack and music-on-hold output jack for optional communications controller.

Customized adjusted volume level

Specifications

Other Product Info

The all-in-one music distribution system can accept up to six independent sources and distribute the music to six distinct locations. 40 watts per channel up to 12 channels. Installation and programming is quick and easy.

OWNER'S MANUAL

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By bryan from Salt Lake City on October 25, 2011
Hello - can you explain how this system is expandable?
By Customer Service - Q&A on October 26, 2011

Answer:
The MDS-6A Kit #1 includes 1 x MDS-6A master 4 x MCS-1A source/volume controllers 2 x MCS-2A system controllers 6 x model 2171 IR emitters

You expand the system by adding an optional second controller or IR reciever to each zone output thus creating two zones from a single zone output. The second zone is wired in parallel (see the instruction manual page 9 figure #6). You can double up on any one or all of the zones to establish a maximum of 12 zones. You are limited in those two parallel zones to the same source selected.

The owners manual can be downloaded from our site as well.

OSD features a complete selection of custom speakers and the CL-3 speaker wire plus pre terminated Cat5 cables in lengths from 1 ft to 200 ft to connec to the controllers.

For additional info:
Linear LLC
760-438-7000 800-999-5225 fax: 760-931-1340
www.channelplus.com



By Henry Adkins from Houston TX on November 14, 2011
Plan on ordering the MDS-6AKITI 6 zone controller. Need 10 zones, what is the "opitional controller" that I need to order to expand?
By Customer Service - Q&A on November 15, 2011

Answer:
You have two choices to expand the MDS-6A to 10 zones: 1) You can purchase both a MDS-6Akit2 ($999.95), which is another 6-zone amplifier and 6 of the standard MCS-1A controllers and MDS-PCK patch cord kit (89.95) that connects the sources between the two zone amplifiers. You expand the individual control up to 12 zones (you wanted 10) but are still limited to the six sources. Or 2) you can purchase four more controllers, a combination of either the MCS-1A ($59.95) or the MCS-2A ($99.95). You can then wire a second controller in four of the original zones. You would have to wire a second pair of speakers in parallel to the speaker output for that dedicated zone. Note you will be limited to the same source selected for both the zone and the sub zone you add to it. As an example you might want to have your Master Bedroom as a zone and the Master Bathroom as a sub zone. You could control the volume separately but you would be limited to the same source.

TL/MA

By Dave from Rochester, NY on May 31, 2012
The manual is unclear about the paging input. Can I input a source such as a line level from a computer which generates announcements? Will this sound, when played through the paging input, play out to all zones simultaneously at a fixed volume, regardless of the state of that zone at the time? Can it mute those zones, or does it just play over existing sounds being played in that zone? Can I select which zones get the page, or do they all get the page by default? Thanks.
By Customer Service - Q&A on May 31, 2012

Answer:
Hi Dave:

Good questions, I believe it is all about the source you plug into the input. Typically a dedicated paging module, I am assuming that the paging comes on and the system is muted not completely turned off. And I believe it would be universal, whatever zone is active would get the page. But I do not want to miss-lead you...

This unit is from Channel Plus. They would be able to answer the question much better than I. Here is there contact info....

Linear LLC
2055 Corte Del Nogal, Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA
760-438-7000 / 800-999-5225

TL

By Mike from Findlay, OH on December 6, 2011
Do I have to run the IR sensors to each zone? One of my zones is approximately 60 ft. from the MDS-6AKIT1.
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 6, 2011

Answer:
Hi Mike:

This one is easy, each key pad (2 programable and four standard) included with the system features a built in IR receiver. The sensors you see pictured are blasters used for the sources.

TL/MA

By Mike from Ohio on December 20, 2011
New construction home; what, and from where do I need to run for the "door bell inturrupter"? Ex: 18-2 from the transformer to the MDS-6AKIT1?
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 20, 2011

Answer:
Hi Mike,

There should be an output trigger at your doorbell that needs to be connected to the Page input trigger on the MDS-6AKIT1. It can be an 18/2 conductor that would be terminated to a mini 3.5mm mono (1 stripe on the pin). When the doorbell is depressed, it will trigger a momentary mute to the system.

TL/MA

Product Reviews

MDS-6AKIT1 6 Source 6 Zone Audio Distribution
$1,928.99
5 Stars based on 7 Review(s)
Anonymous
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Bought this Amp a few ...
March 5, 2010
Bought this Amp a few months ago. Hook up is easy...If you can run wires(Cat-5 and speaker) from the Amp to the area you want sound(Zone). All the rest is easy. Another concern I had was that the 40 Watts per speaker would not be loud enough. Let me tell you this is not the case. It's not AC/DC in concert loud, but it's loud. One more thing, get the 2-gang control panels. The 2-gang panels allow you to change CD's, tracks, AM/FM stations, and any other function that the source(CD, AM/FM player)player remote can do. In other words the control panels can learn from the remote.

Lars
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Very easy to install just ...
April 21, 2008
Very easy to install just like 123. Sound quality is very good, but not like a real hifi-system, but it sounded good enough to add the possibility to connect my foorspeakers (B&W 804) I will recommend MDS-6A

Don
Undisclosed
5 Stars

MDS-6A works great. The ...
March 15, 2008
MDS-6A works great. The connections to the prewire in the house was easy and it works as advertised. A great buy.

Des
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5 Stars

cabled, plugged, ...
March 13, 2008
cabled, plugged, connected, worked. Easy As 123

Todd
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5 Stars

the set up of this system ...
August 11, 2006
the set up of this system is very simple. I set this system up during the construction of my new home. Also the choice of in wall and in ceiling speakers on this web site is very good. I would recommend this system to anyone.

Eric
Undisclosed
5 Stars

The MDS-6A is an awesome ...
June 28, 2006
The MDS-6A is an awesome unit! Easy to install: all you need is speakers, speaker wire, and Cat5. The rest is plug and play. This unit provides great sound on even small speakers of lesser quality. The MDS-6A has plenty of power to blare the music. The manual for the MDS-6A could use some more information. However, the manual for the volume controls is good. Overall great unit!

Ken
Undisclosed
5 Stars

The ChannelPlus MDS-6A ...
April 15, 2005
The ChannelPlus MDS-6A unit works perfectly and can be easily set up by the average homeowner. It only requires speaker wires and a CAT-5 wire running to each zone. It provides very good sound. Most importantly, programming it with MDS-2A keypads really is a breeze and the "cloning" feature makes updating the other keypads easy to do. Although I was very leery of whether it would be easy to program, it's worked perfectly for me by "learning" the IR signals from any of my stereo equipment's remotes. Another cool, undocumented feature is that the "All" IR output can be used as an IR repeater, in case you want to lock up all of your equipment (including your home theater system) inside a closet. It helps if your contractor has installed ethernet connections for the CAT5 wiring running to each zone (male connector in each zone's outlet box and female connector in a wall plate next to the MDS-6A), because making all of the connections yourself can be time-consuming.