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Niles ES2 Extender System

Connect an iPod® to your Niles ZR-6 multi-room receiver from anywhere in your home

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by Tara W.
Niles

This extender system makes it more convenient to play the music on your iPod through your Niles multi-room music system. Install one wall plate in the room where you'd like to connect your iPod, and the other in the room where you keep your Niles ZR-6 multi-room receiver. This solution is especially handy if you store your components in a closet, basement, or other out-of-the-way location.

The ES2 is compatible with the Niles SmartDock2, which lets you switch easily between playing your iPod through your system and syncing it with your computer.

Highlights:

  • connect an iPod in one room with the Niles Audio ZR-6 receiver in another room
  • compatible with the Niles SmartDock®2 iPod® dock
  • requires two in-wall CAT-5 cable runs
  • input wall plate and output wall plate fit in standard single-gang J-boxes (white Decora-style cover plates included)
  • included power supply charges iPod when connected
  • 2-meter cable included for connection to receiver
  • each wall plate is 2-3/4"W x 4-1/2"H
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • ES2 Input wall plate
  • ES2 Output wall plate
  • 2 White Decora cover plates
  • AC/DC adapter with attached 6' DC output cord (DC output: 12V/250mA)
  • One 2-pronged AC plug insert
  • 6.5' iWARE cable (30-pin connectors on each end)
  • 4 Screws (Length=1.25")
  • iPod Compatibility Chart
  • User Manual

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Features

Overview: The Niles Audio iWARE ES2 Extender System is a wall-mount extender system for your iPod, that gives you plug-in capability from another room as far away as 100 meters. It connects with either the Niles Audio IntelliControl ICS or the Niles ZR-6 MultiZone Receiver. You can even incorporate the iWARE SmartDock 2 (item # 190SMRTDK2) to hold your iPod and give you additional functionality. Balanced/differential audio connections help preserve the audio quality, and reject noise and hum pickup. The ES2 input and output wall plates are designed to be installed in standard J-boxes, and connect to each other via dual same-length runs of Cat-5 cable (terminated with RJ45 plugs). Two white Decora cover plates and a 12-volt DC power supply are included.

iPod Compatibility: The Niles ES2 supports audio playback and charging for the following iPods (as of Nov. 2009):

  • iPod click-wheel (4th generation)
  • iPod color-display (4th generation)
  • iPod video (5th generation)
  • iPod classic (80/120/160GB)
  • iPod mini (1st/2nd generation)
  • iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th generation)
  • iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd generation)

iPod Charging: As long as the ES2 Extender System is connected to the 12-volt power supply, either using the supplied AC/DC adapter or in-wall on the backside of the input wall plate, your iPod's internal battery is charged whenever it's connected. LEDs on the ES2's input and output wall plates indicate whether the Extender System is connected to the 12-volt power supply, and is capable of charging the iPod.

iWARE Connections: The ES2's Output Wall plate should be mounted in-wall, close to your iPod-compatible Niles MultiZone System (IntelliControl ICS or ZR-6 receiver). The supplied 2-meter iWARE cable connects the receiver to the wall plate. In the remote iPod location, the ES2's Input Wall plate should be mounted in a convenient location near where you would keep your iPod (or connect the SmartDock2). The 2-meter iPod cable that came with your MultiZone System directly connects your iPod to the Input Wall Plate. If you are using the SmartDock2, the 2-meter iWARE cable supplied with the SmartDock2 connects the SmartDock to the Input Wall plate.

Note: The 30-pin Niles connector on the iWARE cable and the 30-pin iPod connector are not interchangeable. You must use the supplied cables.

 
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