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Niles Solo®-6 IR Keypad

In-wall controller for Niles ZR-6 MultiZone receiver

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Item # 190S6IR

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The Solo-6 IR in-wall keypad lets you control your Niles MultiZone audio system in one of your playback rooms. Its six-source capability makes it a perfect match for the Niles ZR-6 audio receiver.

The Solo-6 IR in-wall keypad lets you control your Niles MultiZone audio system in one of your playback rooms. Its six-source capability makes it a perfect match for the Niles ZR-6 audio receiver.

This keypad features a built-in IR (infrared) sensor, so you can use a Niles R-8L remote to operate your system from across the room. One remote is provided with your MultiZone receiver, and extras are available through Niles for additional zones.

Six source buttons let you select and turn on the audio components in your system, while the cursor buttons provide basic playback control. You also get intuitive buttons for power, muting, and volume. White, bone, and almond color inserts let you match the keypad to your room's décor.

Standard "single-gang" junction box recommended for installation (available at most home improvement stores).

These things go great with my ZR-6! I purchased 4 of these and 2 of the MD keypads and now I wish that I had purchased 6 of the MD's! If these are going into a "low traffic" area, this will be perfect for you!

Travis, Orlando, FL

What's in the Box:

  • White single-gang Solo-6IR keypad
  • White button covers
  • Light almond button covers
  • Bone button covers
  • White Decora faceplate
  • Light almond Decora faceplate and keypad cover
  • Bone Decora faceplate and keypad cover
  • 2 Screws (length=1-1/2")
  • User Guide

Product Highlights:

  • in-wall keypad for a single playback zone
  • 6 source keys
  • cursor keys provide basic control of connected components
  • IR sensor for use with Niles R-8L remote
  • connects to MultiZone receiver via CAT-5 cable
  • moisture-resistant construction allows installation in a bathroom or kitchen
  • includes white, almond, and bone color change kits
  • installs in wall with a standard single-gang electrical box (not included)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Overview: The Niles Solo-6IR is a weather-resistant, single-gang accessory keypad designed to be used with the ZR-6 MultiZone receiver (connected via Cat-5 cable). In addition to the power, mute, and six master source keys, the Solo-6IR has a handy 5-way control for local volume and playback functions such as play, pause, previous, and next. It also has a plasma and LCD-proof infrared (IR) sensor for wireless remote control operation.

Functions: The Solo-6IR keypad gives you "One Touch To Entertainment" when your music or video source is activated via one of the six Master Keys. You can control basic playback functions and volume. Paired with the Numeric-6P keypad (item # 190NUM6P) you get numeric key access to playlists, discs, tracks, stations, or satellite/cable channels. The Numeric-6P also provides random, repeat, disc, and favorite keys.

Keys: The Solo-6IR features the following keys:

  • Master Keys: These six master keys can turn on and play the selected source device (radio, iPod, CD, satellite, TV, etc.). You can select from 16 laser-etched key covers with popular source names.
  • Control Keys: controls the zone volume up and down, plus appropriate playback functions
  • Off Key: press to turn off the zone; press and hold for 3 seconds to turn off the entire system
  • Mute Key: mutes the sound in the zone; press again to restore volume

Mounting: The Solo-6IR can be installed alone in a single-gang box using one of the supplied Decora faceplates in white, light almond, or bone. The Solo-6IR and the optional Numeric-6P keypad can be installed together in a dual-gang box. You will need to purchase a dual-width Decora faceplate to trim out the installation.

Weather-Resistant: When properly installed, the Solo-6IR can be used in moist indoor and sheltered outdoor environments such as patios, spas, bathrooms, and showers.

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