Overview: The Niles Solo-6MD is a weather-resistant, single-gang
accessory keypad designed to be used with the ZR-6 MultiZone receiver (connected via
Cat-5 cable). The Solo-6MD's 2" LCD display provides iPod and tuner metadata,
plus source selection and zone setup information. The keypad has 3 soft keys, which
change as necessary to control the selected source and to navigate menus. It also
has a plasma and LCD-proof infrared (IR) sensor for wireless remote control operation
(located between the "soft" keys). A 12 volt output trigger on the back
of the keypad (positive and negative terminals) activates when the keypad is on.
Functions: The Solo-6MD keypad gives you "One Touch To
Entertainment" when you press the "Radio" or "iPod" keys,
or the "Niles" button (to select the last played source). You can also
control basic playback functions and volume. Paired with the Numeric-6P keypad
(item # 190NUM6P) via Cat-5, 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.
Display: The unit's easy-to-read 2" LCD display makes it
easy to select your sources, tune the radio receiver, or navigate your iPod from
any room in your house. All of the artist, album, and song information from your
iPod appears on the display for easy access. You can also adjust the independent
bass and treble controls, and the variable loudness setting.
Keys: The Solo-6MD features the following keys:
- Hard Keys: The four "hard"
keys each perform a single function regardless of the source
- Radio Key: selects and plays the AM/FM
tuner on the ZR-6
- iPod Key: selects and plays the connected
- 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
- Soft Keys: The function of the keys
appears in the LCD above, and changes based on the selected
source or menu.
- Control Keys: controls the zone volume
up and down, plus appropriate playback functions (play, pause,
Weather-Resistant: When properly installed, the Solo-6MD can
be used in moist indoor and sheltered outdoor environments such as patios, spas,
bathrooms, and showers.
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