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, a universal remote (USRC), 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
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
- Six Stereo RCA Inputs: The CAA66 supports up to six audio sources
via its six stereo analog RCA input jacks on the rear-panel.
- Seven IR Ports: Each source component has a designated IR port
(3.5mm) on the back of the CAA66 to plug in the included six IR emitters.
There is also a Common IR jack on the rear of the CAA66 which allows control
of any source equipment without that source being selected on the keypad.
- Six Keypad Ports: The six Keypad Ports are located on the back of
the CAA66. Connections at the Keypad Ports are made with RJ-45 connectors
using T568A CAT-5 wire configuration.
- Six Pair of Speaker Terminals: Up to six pair of speakers can be
connected to the CAA66 using the modular snap connectors on back of the
unit. An 8-hm minimum speaker is required for each amplified output. Each of
these color-coded connectors is designated for the speaker set of a
particular amplified zone. Standard 16-gauge/4-conductor stranded speaker
wire can be run up to 125', while 14-gauge/4-conductor wire can be run up to
- Fixed/Variable Audio Outputs: The CAA66 has two line Audio
outputs, on Zone 1 and Zone 2. Each of these zone audio output
connections features a stereo line out RCA connection plus a switch to allow
for either a fixed or a variable line level output.
- Controller Link In/Out: The Controller Link In and Link Out can
be used to connect up to six CAA66 controllers. The connection
is made using a CAT-5 patch cable from the Link Out of the master CAA66 and
into the Link In of the next controller. Along with data signals, the
Controller Link In and Link Out jack passes the six source IR signals.
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.
- Each keypad will install into a single-gang electrical work box (sold
separately at most hardware stores). You'll need to use a UL/CSA approved plastic single-gang (18 ci)
electrical box. Decorative cover plates not included (sold separately at
most hardware stores).
- The keypads connect to the CAA66 controller-amplifier via CAT-5 cable. The maximum recommended wire run length is 250' for
each keypad. Each keypad uses a 110-punchdown terminal on the back
panel to provide simple installation and a strong connection for CAT-5
cable's eight conductors.
Note: The CAA66K system will also support Russound's KPL Keypad with LCD
(543KPL, sold separately).
Remote Control (USRC): The included universal remote control
(URSC) operates any of the programmed system sources and up to three local
devices such as a TV or home theater receiver. The USRC also includes a large
library of IR device codes (compatible with most manufacturers' products) for
simplified system setup. It also has command learning capability for other
devices and unique functions. With an easy to use layout of commonly used source
control buttons to quickly access music, the USRC is an ideal option for system
- Page Up/ Page Down keys along with standard cursor keys support
on-screen menu navigation.
- Discrete source keys allow selection of sources on the Russound systems
without needing to scroll through a list.
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.
- Mute Input: When 12 volts DC is applied to this 3.5mm
minijack the system will mute the speakers in all four zones; this might
connect to a doorbell or paging system.
- Output: When any zone is turned on 12 volts DC is
output from this 3.5mm minijack; this can trigger an external amp or source
component to turn on. The output is turned off 5 minutes after the last zone
is turned off.
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
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:
- Drill with a 1/2" x 6" drill bit
- Keyhole saw
- Flat head screwdriver (medium size)
- Phillips Screwdriver (cordless recommended)
- 110 punchdown tool (included)
- Modular RJ-45 crimper and connectors
- Pair of diagonal cutters or wire strippers
- Stud finder
- Steel wire fish tape
- Cable staples
- Single-gang electrical work boxes
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