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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

5 Questions & 5 Answers
Dave
from Rochester, NY asked:
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.
1 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 31, 2012

Mike
from Ohio asked:
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?
1 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 20, 2011

Mike
from Findlay, OH asked:
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.
1 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 6, 2011

Henry Adkins
from Houston TX asked:
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?
1 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 15, 2011

bryan
from Salt Lake City asked:
October 25, 2011
Hello - can you explain how this system is expandable?
1 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 26, 2011

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