Niles ZR-KE

Keypad expander for Niles ZR-4 and ZR-6 MultiZone receivers

  • Niles ZR-KE


  • Niles ZR-KE

Item #: 190ZRKE
This item is no longer available to purchase.
Contact us for other options
Call   Email  

Our take on the Niles ZR-KE

by Tara W.

This Niles MultiZone keypad expander allows you to connect additional keypads in a particular listening space — ideal for large rooms. For example, use it in a long hallway so you can connect a keypad at either end. This way, you'll be able to change songs or adjust the volume without running to the other end of the hall.

See more info on this item


Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Keypad expander for Niles ZR-4 and ZR-6
  • Installation Guide

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.


Overview: The Niles Audio ZR-KE is a keypad expander, allowing you to have up to three keypads installed in any zone of your ZR-6 system (or up to 2 keypads in one zone if you're using the ZR-4 receiver). The keypads and receiver all connect to the ZR-KE via Cat-5 cable, terminated using the T-568 wiring convention.

Connections: The ZR-KE features four RJ-45 jacks, labeled Keypad 1, Keypad 2, Keypad 3, and Cat-5 In. There is also an input for an optional 12-volt power supply (item # 19012VUNIV). Note: Systems with a large number of keypads may require additional power.

Mounting: Two 2-way mounting ears are provided for horizontal or vertical installation. One ZR-KE can be used for each zone.


Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Video: Niles MultiZone Music Systems

Video: Niles MultiZone Music Systems

by Tara W., Video Guest
Video: Niles MultiZone Music Systems

Niles MultiZone Audio Systems can send sound from music sources, like your iPod®, to multiple rooms in your home.

Be the first to review this product
Great Gear Giveaway rewards card

Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left

Add accessories for the Niles ZR-KE

If you're adding a number of kepads, you may need additional power. See all categories & accessories

1 person says
Your Price: $19.99
Add to Cart

Why choose SquareTrade?

The #1-Rated Protection Plan

Thousands of people have reviewed SquareTrade Protection Plans — and made us #1.

5-Day Service Guarantee & Free Shipping

We'll repair or replace your item in five business days or less after we've received it, or your plan is free. And, as always, we pay for all shipping.

Protection from Normal, Everyday Use

Repairing your average mechanical or electrical failure can cost as much as buying a new device. With SquareTrade, you're covered — including parts and labor.

For a more in-depth review and enhanced detailed information on the Niles ZR-KE, please visit the Crutchfield website product page (/ISEO-rccbcspd/p_190ZRKE/Niles-ZR-KE.html ).