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Niles Solo®-6 MD Keypad
In-wall LCD keypad for Niles ZR-6 MultiZone receiver
Item # 190S6MD | MFR # FG01493
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Our take on the Niles Solo®-6 MD Keypad by Crutchfield's Tara W.
Control for a Niles multi-room audio system
The Solo-6 MD in-wall keypad lets you control your Niles MultiZone audio system in one of your playback rooms. Its six-source capability and iPod®-compatible display make it a perfect match for the Niles ZR-6 audio receiver.
2" LCD screen makes it easy to control of sources and rooms
The Solo-6 MD's built-in 2" LCD screen makes it easy to choose sources and select music. Three "soft" keys change function depending on what appears on the screen. When you connect your iPod to your system, the Solo-6 MD can display its menu along with track, artist and album information.
Make music selections with a remote
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 ZR-6 receiver, and extras are available through Niles for additional zones.
Standard "single-gang" junction box recommended for installation (available at most home improvement stores).
Overall good item but would suggest lights installed in the keypads for evening use older model had this !
rvdv, Corona, CA
What's in the Box:
- Single-gang Solo-6MD keypad/LCD screen
- Metal mounting frame
- White frame and keypad cover
- Light almond and keypad cover
- Bone frame and keypad cover
- 4 Silver screws (length=3/8")
- 2 Screws (length=1-1/2")
- User Guide
- in-wall keypad for a single playback zone
- 4 preset keys for iPod, radio, off and mute
- cursor keys provide basic control of connected components
- 2" LCD screen displays iPod track information like album name, artist, and song title
- 3 soft keys change to reflect choices on the LCD screen
- IR sensor for use with Niles R-8L remote
- connects to MultiZone receiver via CAT-5 cable
- 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-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 iPod
- 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, previous, next)
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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