Russound CAA66 Controller Kit
Multi-room controller amplifier with six in-wall keypads and remote
Item #: 543CAA66
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Item #: 543CAA66
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Enjoy music throughout your home with Russound's CAA66 multi-room music system. This package lets you connect as many as six audio sources, like Internet music streamers, CD changers, audio/video receivers, and satellite radio tuners, and listen to them in six different areas of your house. Play classical music in the upstairs bedroom, salsa in the kitchen, rock in the living room, and jazz on the patio. Or play the same source simultaneously throughout the house.
This system includes six keypads that let you control playback in your different listening rooms. You get pushbutton controls for power, source selection, volume, bass, treble, and balance. The keypads also feature a built-in IR (infrared) sensor, so you can use the included wireless remote to control playback from across the room. The remote allows you to turn the entire system on or off with the press of a button, and you can program it to operate your audio source components.
Want to listen to your music in more than six rooms? By adding extra controller/amplifiers, keypads, and optional hardware, you can distribute music in up to 36 areas of your home.
Standard "single-gang" junction boxes and Decora-style wall plates needed for installation of keypads.
Controller Amplifier System Kit: The Russound CAA66K is a multiroom control and amplifier system. This system kit includes a CAA66 Controller-Amplifier, six KP6 keypads, an SRC1 remote, and six 845.1 emitters. The CAA66 caters to homeowners who want more control over their multiroom systems with such capabilities as infrared (IR) tools to manage the system from anywhere in the house. More source inputs, simplified programming and user adjustable sound controls make listening to music throughout the home easier than ever.
Note: The CAA66K cannot be used in conjunction with Russound's CAS44 systems.
Six Source/Six Zones: The Russound CAA66K allows you to connect up to six sources and deliver these sources to any one of six zones for sharing music throughout the home. The CAA66K system supports up to 36 zones by connecting multiple CAA66 units (sold separately), to make whole-house audio available to larger homes.
Controller-Amplifier (CAA66): At the heart of the Russound CAA66K multiroom audio system is the CAA66 controller-amplifier. It can deliver music from any of six sources to six different zones. The ultra-efficient Class D amplifier outputs 20-watts x 12-channels into 8-ohms. You can control the source components from any zone by a single common infrared (IR) emitter and individual emitters routed to each component or from the six external keypads connected via CAT-5.
Keypads (KP6): The CAA66K multiroom control and amplifier system comes with six of Russound's KP6 Keypads. These keypads give you simple control of the CAA66K multiroom system throughout your home. It includes 20 source labels to easily identify each system source, from a CD player to an iPod. The keypad also indicates volume and receives IR commands from a remote control. You can adjust the bass, treble, balance, loudness and volume directly from each keypad to personalize the sound in the zone. For added convenience, you can turn the whole system off at any keypad.
Note: The CAA66K system will also support Russound's KPL Keypad with LCD (543KPL, sold separately).
Remote Control (SRC1): Extensive IR device codes and learning capabilities are built into the CAA66. To make your multi-room system even more convenient to use, a sleek, ergonomic remote control is included. Easy to operate and packed with useful functions, the SRC1 remote provides and added level of access to your music. The SRC1 is a basic IR remote control which offers direct operation of the CAA66K multi-room system. It offers source control, plus function buttons to navigate playlists and simplify song selection.
IR Emitters (845.1): The CAA66K multiroom control and amplifier system comes with six IR emitters. The emitters plug into the back of the CAA66 and then get placed over your source component's IR window.
RS232 Port: The RS232 port enables integration with home control or home security system, allowing a valuable addition to any automated home.
12V Triggers: The CAA66K multiroom system is fitted with 12V trigger input and output.
Programming Center: The CAA66K and its connected sources are configured through the Programming Center, located on the front of the CAA66 behind the removable lower panel. The LEDs are dual purpose with different colors to indicate different modes. The CAA66 has two main programming modes - Controller Setup Mode and Source Setup Mode.
Mounting Options: The CAA66 controller-amplifier can be simply placed on a flat table-top surface. The unit can also be rack-mounted using the included hardware.
Power Requirements: It is recommended that the CAA66 and the source equipment be plugged into a dedicated 20-amp circuit with an isolated ground. A power line conditioner can reduce interference problems caused by noise found in some electrical systems.
Tools Needed For Installation:
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This system can be expended to work with a lot of speakers in different configurations. I recommend calling an A/V Design Expert on 800-653-1007 to discuss the specifics of your system. [ Paul Jan 11, 2016 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yes the Russound system uses the same wiring technique. You should be able to program the system without any special gear. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Sep 29, 2015 ] Staff
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question, and have escalated it to an Advisor. We will post the answer as soon as we have it. If you need immediate assistance please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Sep 28, 2015 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Speaker wire runs from the Russound CAA66 directly to the speakers. The speaker wire does not loop through the keypad. Onky Cat-5 or Cat-6 wire is needed at the keypad location. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy May 05, 2015 ] Staff