Multi-Room Audio Controller: The Niles MRC-6430 is a whole
home audio controller that delivers up to six unique music sources for amazing
sound in six rooms of the house. The MRC-6430 integrates multi-room audio along
with home theater control in a way that is simple to set up and easy to use.
And, for larger homes, two MRC-6430s can be paired to create a six-source,
12-zone system. Additionally, all zones are equipped with fixed or variable
pre-outs, making it simple to add power and volume with an external power
amplifier (sold separately).
6 Source/6 Zone (Expandable): The MRC-6430 provides six
audio source inputs (RCA) and provides four amplified zone along with two
pre-out zones (separate amplifiers required for Zones 5 & 6). You can simply add
another Niles MRC-6430 audio controller through system's Loop Outputs to create
a more robust multi-room system with twelve zones (a maximum of two MRC-6430s
can be daisy-chained).
Network Connection: The MRC-6430 is fitted with a Ethernet
RJ-45 port for connection to your home's local area network (LAN). Use a
category 5 (or higher) cable to make a connection between the Ethernet port on
the MRC-6430 and an open Ethernet port on your network router. Connecting the
MRC-6430 to your home's network allows it to communicate with Niles
controllers, Apple iOS & Android devices, as well as other 3rd party controllers
(all sold separately).
Note: The MRC-6430 is an IP based system and as such has no
keypad connections on the rear. All user interfaces use internet protocol to
communicate with the MRC-6430 system through the local area network (LAN),
either hard-wired or via WiFi. The MRC-6430 and all user interfaces must be
connected to the same local area network (LAN).
Niles Controllers: The Niles MRC-6430
multi-room audio controller delivers amazing sound throughout the home using a
simple, intuitive user interface with options that include a
handheld remote, a
seven-button keypad pre-programmed for zones, and a choice of
devices (all sold separately). The intuitive interface renders identically
across devices enabling simple and convenient control by all.
- NTP7 Touch Panel: The NTP7 touchscreen (7" screen) is
wall-mountable in either portrait or landscape orientation to best suit the
needs of the room. The NTP7 features a proximity sensor to wake it from
sleep without any touch required and provides a dedicated Niles user
interface for a more customized experience.
- NHR200 Remote Control: The NHR200 Home Theater and
whole house WiFi remote control is a sleek extension of the intuitive Niles system. The
NHR200 features all of the function of a
touchscreen packaged in the contemporary styled remote control. A stylish
charging base is included and keeps the NHR200 ready to grab-and-go.
- NKP7 Keypad: The NKP7 keypad delivers a simple
interface (7 buttons total) that lets you easily select your favorite
sources, adjust volume, and turn off the system. Its extremely simple to use
and easy to navigate.
Note: The listed remote controls are all sold separately
Niles Auriel App: The MRC-6430 may also be managed from a
variety of mobile devices like Apple iOS devices, Android smartphones/tablets,
plus Windows or Mac-based computers using the Niles Auriel Control App. This
free application provides not only control of the MRC-6430, but also displays
metadata such as song/artist info, album art, and even station identification.
- For Apple iOS: Download the free
Auriel App from
Apple's App store onto your Apple iOS (4.3+) iPhone, iPad, or touch.
- For Android: Download the free
Auriel App from
the Google Play Store onto your Android (OS 2.2+) smartphone or tablet.
- For Windows or Mac: Download the free
from the Niles website onto your compatible Windows (XP/Vista/7) PC
or Mac (OS X) Computer.
Online Music Streaming
Services: Streaming is now built into Auriel App. The MRC-6430's
single internal streamer can play any music service offered on
mysqueezebox.com/appgallery; such as Pandora, TuneIn, Tidal and more. Using
the internal streamer requires a free Logitech Squeezebox account, as well as
individual accounts for any service that will be used. Paid subscriptions and
fees will apply for some online music streaming services.
Note: To expand the MRC-6430's streaming ability, you
can add separate music streamers (like the
sold separately) to any input on the
MRC-6430. From the Niles Auriel interface, you'll have basic control over the
Sonos music player (such as selecting Favorites, play/pause, and skipping
tracks) for any music service available through Sonos.
3rd Party Controllers: The MRC-6430 can also be controlled
from a variety of third party control systems. 3rd Party Control Systems include
ELAN, Control4, Savant, Crestron, RTi, URC, AMX, etc.
8-Channel Amplifier: The MRC-6430's advanced Class-D
amplifiers deliver 30 watts per channel to each of the 4 powered zones (240 watt
total system power). Low impedance capability (4Ω stable) provides speaker
connection flexibility. There are four sets of removable speaker wire terminals,
one for each amplified zone. The terminals accept speaker wires up to 14 AWG in
Inputs/Loop Outputs: The MRC-6430 is fitted with six stereo
RCA analog audio inputs to connect your external sources. Each source input also
features a stereo RCA Loop Output to connect to another MRA-644 for expanded
Zone control (up to 12 zone).
Pre-Outs: If you need more power, each of the four powered
zones also feature RCA pre-out connections to support the connection of higher
powered amplifiers (sold separately). A separate amplifier is recommended if you are power
outdoor speakers. The MRC-6430 preamp outputs can be set for fixed or variable
output depending on system design. You can even use the speaker outputs and
pre-amp outputs can be used at the same time if you need more than just a single
pair of speakers in one zone.
Whole House Mode: In addition to sending a different audio
source signal to each Zone, you can set the MRC-6430 to "Whole House Mode" so all
zones playback the same audio source.
Custom Tailored Sound: Independent bass, treble, and
loudness controls enable the customization of each zone to optimize performance.
Assignable IR Outputs: The MRC-6430 has an IR output (3.5mm)
for each source input (IR emitters sold separately). has a built-in IR database
of codes to control sources from around the world. The IR database is
cloud-based and is updated frequently. IR controllable sources are items like
Cable or Satellite set-top boxes, Outboard AM/FM tuners, CD\DVD or Bluray
Players, Media players like Apple TV and Roku, Game Systems and iPod docks.
IP Control: The MRC-6430 has built-in drivers for controlling
sources via Internet Protocol (IP). These drivers are built-in, tested and allow
two way feedback and control of sources like Tuners\Internet Tuners built into
AVR receivers from many third-party manufacturers. There are also two-way
feedback drivers built-in to control media player sources such as Sonos,
Autonomics, Yamaha Aventage and Logitech Music Service (LMS) based media players
such as Fusion Research and S1Digital. The two-way feedback include various
levels of Metadata and album art to be shown on the Niles based user
interfaces. The level of Metadata feedback is limited to the media player and
Paging: This feature allows paging from a phone system, to
be heard through the speakers in pre-configured zones. The zones of the MRC-6430
that are on will mute so the page can be heard. The zones that were off will
turn on so the page can be heard. When the page is completed, zones that were on
will automatically begin playing music again and the zones that were off will
again turn off.
USB Port: The USB (type-A) port is for Niles approved
accessories only (sold separately). Not used for plugging in USB thumbdrives,
Apple iPod/iPhone/iPads, Android smartphone/tablets, or other 3rd party USB
Rack Mountable: You can use the included rack mount ears and
hardware to mount the Niles MRC-6430 into a standard equipment rack.
Ensure adequate ventilation for the MRC-6430 by placing at least one blank rack
space above and below.