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Marantz UD7006

Internet-ready universal 3D Blu-ray player

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A solidly built player with universal appeal

If your disc collection is large and varied, Marantz's UD7006 will make the most of it. Of course you'll get a gorgeous picture and thrilling surround sound from high-def Blu-ray discs — plus you can watch the latest Blu-ray movies in 3D on your 3D TV. The player's powerful Anchor Bay video processor upconverts standard DVDs so that they look close to HD. Music lovers can explore the nuanced sonic richness of stereo and multichannel SACDs, and hear new depth and detail in regular CDs. All this performance comes packed in a solidly built chassis, and Marantz backs it up with a 3-year warranty.

Dynamic sound that energizes the high-def picture

Blu-ray delivers immersive surround sound in addition to a spectacular picture, and Marantz makes it easy to enjoy it. Connect the UD7006 to your receiver using the multichannel outputs, or make a one-cable HDMI connection, to hear Blu-ray movies with Dolby® TrueHD or DTS-HD™ Master Audio soundtracks — the most realistic surround sound ever heard in home theaters.

Watch movies from Netflix® and video from YouTube™, and access music and photos, too

This is one of the first high-performance universal players that's also Internet-ready. Just run a cable to your home network to watch movies from your Netflix Instant Queue. Or stream movies, photos, and music stored on your compatible computer, and enjoy them with the big screen and big sound of your home theater system.

Solid Marantz design backed by a 3-year warranty

Vibration and noise can limit your Blu-ray player's performance, so Marantz engineered the UD7006 to minimize both. Its rigid chassis features an aluminum front panel and dual-layer top plate. Inside you'll find a clean layout that isolates critical circuits to minimize noise. You can count on enjoying superb picture and sound with every disc you play, for years to come.

Key Features:

  • plays standard and 3D Blu-ray discs, SACDs, DVD-Audio discs, DVDs, and CDs
  • Internet-ready — plays TV shows, movies, and more from Netflix® and YouTube™ (membership required for Netflix)
  • streams photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
  • BD-Live support for added bonus features with compatible Blu-ray discs — includes 1GB built-in memory for downloaded content
  • front USB port plays MP3 and WMA audio files
  • 7.1-channel preamp output for connection to a compatible non-HDMI receiver or amplifier
  • Anchor Bay video scaler for improved DVD picture quality
  • rigid design with aluminum front panel and dual-layer top plate
  • independent block construction separates the audio, video, and power circuit boards to minimize distortion
  • remote control
Technical Specs:
  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p (via HDMI output only)
  • video upconversion for DVD (via HDMI)
  • HDMI version 1.4a supports 3D video, Deep Color, x.v.Color, High-Bit-Rate Audio, and HDMI-CEC control
  • 297MHz/12-bit video digital-to-analog converter
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • high-resolution audio can be decoded in the player or in your compatible receiver (HDMI connection required for decoding in your receiver)
  • video outputs include composite video, component video, and HDMI
  • analog component video output resolution may be limited when viewing copy-protected discs
  • audio outputs include stereo, multichannel, and coaxial digital
  • Ethernet port for downloading BD-Live bonus material, Internet audio and video streaming, and possible future upgrades
  • RS-232 port for connection to an external control system
  • IR input and output for remote repeater systems
  • 17-3/8"W x 4-1/4"H x 14-13/16"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC005UD)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 58" AV cable (with a composite video and stereo RCA connectors on each end)
  • 40" Coaxial digital cable (with an RCA connector on each end)
  • User Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Addendum Sheet
  • Important Information (Regarding Component Video Output)
  • Limited Warranty sheet (USA)
  • Limited Warranty sheet (Canada)
  • Important Recycling Notice

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Features and Specs

Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
4K Ultra HD
3D Capable Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix (YouTube w/ future upg
Built-in Wi-Fi N/A
DLNA Certified Audio
Smartphone App Control No
DVD Video Upconversion Yes
Multibrand Remote No
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback Stereo
DVD-Audio Playback Yes
Digital Optical Output None
Digital Coaxial Output 1
HDMI Outputs 1
HDMI Version 1.4a
Ethernet Ports 1
Analog Audio Outputs 2ch/7.1ch
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs 1
RS-232C Port 1

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Disc Compatibility
Video Features
Audio Features
USB/Internet Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc Compatibility

Multi-Disc Compatible:The Marantz UD7006 Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player allows playback of Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, and CD discs. The unit supports the following disc formats: BD-ROM (BD-Video), DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW , DVD-Audio, CD, CD-R/RW, and SACD.

Note:This unit uses NTSC, so BD or DVD discs you play back must be recorded in the NTSC system. You cannot play back BD or DVD disc recorded in other color systems.

Blu-ray Disc Compatible: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to 40 mbps. Blu-ray Discs and players offer several advantages over the standard DVD format:

  • Better Picture Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 1080/24p resolution. While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player). Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture, with deeper, richer colors.
  • Better Sound Quality: In addition to the same multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and uncompressed 5.1 channel PCM
  • Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that require multiple discs with standard DVD.
  • Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.

Note: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available for downloading from the Internet.

AVCHD Playback:The Marantz UD7006 will play home videos recorded in AVCHD. AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a high definition digital video camera format used to record in high definition or standard definition on a DVD-R/RW discs.

DivX File Playback:The UD7006 supports playback of DivX (up to DivX Plus HD). The unit can play back files recorded in the DivX moving picture compression format on DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW discs. This unit supports DivX file sizes up to 2 GB.

JPEG Playback:The Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player will also playback JPEG still image files written onto CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW discs. This unit supports JPEG still image resolutions of 32 x 32 pixels up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels. The maximum file size image is 12 MB. The player can recognize up to 999 folders and 999 files. The name of the folder and file can be displayed up to 32 characters. Images can be played as a slide-show and can be rotated 180-degrees, 90-degrees left, or 90-degrees right.

MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Marantz Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player will play back MP3, WMA, and AAC audio files written onto CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW discs. The unit supports MP3 files with a sampling frequency of 44.1 or 48 kHz and a constant bit rate of 64-320 kbps. In addition, the unit supports WMA files with the same sampling frequency and a constant bit rate of 48-192 kbps. The unit also supports AAC files with the same sampling frequency and a constant bit rate of 16-320 kbps. The player can recognize up to 999 folders and 999 files. Artist names and song titles can be displayed up to 60 characters.

SACD: Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform of music. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over 120dB across the audible frequency range - some 64 times higher resolution then CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just cannot hear on a normal CD.

DVD Audio: DVD Audio is a digital audio format that delivers high-fidelity audio content on a DVD disc. DVD-Audio supports bit depths up to 24-bit and sample rates up to 192 kHz, while CD audio is only 16-bit, 44.1 kHz. Compared to CD audio discs, DVD Audio offers considerable more music storage, higher audio quality, and additional audio channels for surround sound. DVD-Audio offers many possible configurations of audio channels (up to 5.1-channel surround sound).

Video Features

High Quality Construction:The Marantz UD7006's sleek contoured front panel combines both aluminum and reinforced resin composite to dampen resonance and blend with virtually any décor. The panel's construction helps resist the destructive effects of unwanted vibration, while the custom-engineered feet add a further barrier to vibration as well as a nicely finished look. The Blu-ray player's top-panel is double layered to further resist vibration. The player's disc mechanism is specially coated to suppress vibration and is centrally located in order to place the critical disc-laser interface in the middle of the chassis to minimize the kind of artifacts that could impact both audio and video quality.

Video Outputs: The Marantz BD7006 Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player is equipped with the following high-definition and standard definition video outputs.

  • HDMI Output: The Marantz UD7006 features a single HDMI output for HD video and audio signal transmission. The HDMI port is version 1.4a with 36-bit Deep Color and x.v.Color support, along with  High Audio Bit-Rate output and 3D video. The HDMI output supports 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 1080p/24.
  • Component Video Output: The UD7006 features one component video output, capable of passing a progressive scan signal or an interlaced video signal. The component video output supports 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i. When playing back a copyright protected Blu-ray disc, the component video output will only output 480i/576i.
  • Composite Video Output: The Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player features one Composite video output that supports 480i.

Full HD Audio/Video Signal Via HDMI: The Marantz UD7006 includes a 1080/24p HDMI output to faithfully reproduce video images recorded on a Blu-ray disc. When connected to a 1080/24p display, you can enjoy remarkable video performance of Blu-ray which brings out the full character of film material. The Marantz UD7006 can output video and digital audio signals via HDMI. When connected to a AV surround amplifier with an HD-format decoder, the UD7006 can be used to enjoy high-quality video and audio.

I/P Conversion With Upscaling: The Marantz BD7006 is equipped with an Anchor Bay Technology VRS 10-bit video scaler. The Blu-ray player features high-grade I/P conversion (component video) and video scaling up to 1080p (HDMI) so you can take a standard DVD video signal and make it look its best on your connected high-definition compatible television.

Video DAC Converters: For high quality analog output, there is a 297 MHz/12-bit video DAC converter for component and composite video signals.

3D-Ready:The Marantz UD7006 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, a 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.

Deep Color: The HDMI output supports Deep Color, increasing the number of bits available for transmission, meaning more colors. This results in greater color fidelity, smooth tonal transitions, and ultra-fine gradations between colors. It also enables many times more shades of gray, for higher contrast ratio.

x.v.Color:The UD7006's HDMI output supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs when they become available in the future.

TV Aspect:This function of the Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player lets you set a picture size according to the aspect ratio of your connected television. You can choose from the following.

  • 16:9 Wide:Select this when a wide-screen TV is connected; discs recorded in wide-screen format are played over the entire screen.
  • 16: Squeeze Auto:When playing 4:3 images, the picture is displayed in the center of the 16:9 screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • 4:3 Pan&Scan: Select this to play back the disc recorded in wide screen format with 4:3 TV in the Pan&Scan mode with the side of the picture cut off.
  • 4:3 Letter Box:select this to play back the disc recorded in wide screen format with 4:3 TV in the letter box mode with black strips at the top and bottom.

Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the picture quality of the Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player's video output connected to your television and save up to 5 picture setting presets. You can adjust the following picture settings.

  • 3DNR:Reduces the overall level of noise on the picture (0 to +3).
  • BNR:Reduces the block noise generated by digital processing (0 to +3).
  • MNR: Reduces the noise around the outline of an object generated by digital processing (0 to +3).
  • Contrast: Adjusts the difference between the bright and dark parts of the picture (-6 to +6).
  • Brightness:Adjusts the brightness of the picture (0 to +12).
  • Enhancer: Strengthens the contours of the picture (0 to +11).
  • Gamma Correction: Detailed adjustments of the picture's brightness (-4 to +4).
  • Sharpness: Adjust picture sharpness for the higher frequency range (+6 to +6).
  • Hue (color tone): Adjusts the balance between the green and red (-6 to +6).
  • Chroma Level: Adjusts the density of the colors (-6 to +6).
  • Setup Level: Adjusts the black area of the image (0 IRE, 7.5 IRE)/
  • White Level: Adjusts the white level (-5 to +5).
  • Black Level: Adjust the black level (-5 to +5).
  • H.Position: Adjusts the left/right position (-7 to +7).
  • V.Position: Adjusts the top/bottom position (-7 to +7).

Bonus View:The Bonus View feature provides picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.

Slow Forward/Reverse Playback: The unit allows Slow Forward/Reverse Playback in three different speeds of BD-video, DVD-video, and DivX discs. Sound is muted during this function.

Resume Playback:This function allows you to resume playback from the point at which the playback has been stopped on the disc even if the power to unit is turned off.

Marker: You can mark electric reference points on a disc to view at a later time. This feature allows you to assign a specific point on a title or track to be called back later. You can mark up to twelve points.

Angle:Some BD and DVD discs contain scenes which have been shot simultaneously from various angles. This player allows you to select from these different camera angles.

Audio Features

Independent Board Construction:The Marantz UD7006 utilizes independent board construction to minimize the interaction between audio, video, and power supply stages. The audio, video, and power electronic circuits are separate to prevent electronic and electromagnetic noise caused by various electronic signals in the unit.

192kHz/24-Bit DAC: The Marantz UD7006 Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player features a 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter for high-quality sound.

Audio Formats:The Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player's HDMI and coaxial digital outputs are capable of Multi-channel Surround playback, Multi Linear PCM playback, and 2-channel Linear PCM audio playback. The UD7006 supports the following Audio Formats depending on the unit's HDMI or digital output setting, disc type used, and audio recording format of disc.

Disc TypeAudio Recording FormatHDMI Out SettingDigital Coaxial Out Setting
BD-videoDolby DigitalDolby DigitalMulti Linear PCMDolby Digital2ch Linear PCM
Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital PlusMulti Linear PCMDolby Digital2ch Linear PCM
Dolby TrueHDDolby TrueHDMulti Linear PCMDolby Digital2ch Linear PCM
DTSDTSMulti Linear PCMDTS2ch Linear PCM
DTS-HDDTS-HDMulti Linear PCMDTS2ch Linear PCM
Linear PCMMulti Linear PCMMulti Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM
AVCHDDolby DigitalDolby DigitalMulti Linear PCMDolby Digital2ch Linear PCM
Linear PCMMulti Linear PCMMulti Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM
DVD-videoDolby DigitalDolby DigitalMulti Linear PCMDolby Digital2ch Linear PCM
DTSDTSMulti Linear PCMDTS2ch Linear PCM
Linear PCM2ch Linear PCMMulti Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM
DivXDolby DigitalDolby DigitalMulti Linear PCMDolby Digital2ch Linear PCM
MP3/MP22ch Linear PCMMulti Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM
DVD AudioLinear PCMMulti Linear PCMMulti Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM
CD-Audio, MP3/WMA/AAC2ch Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM2ch Linear PCM
Super Audio CDDSD2ch Linear PCMNo audio outputNo audio output
DTS-CDDTS2ch Linear PCMDTS2ch Linear PCM

Audio Adjustments:The Marantz UD7006 offers the following advanced audio settings.

  • Pure Direct: By selecting the Pure Direct Mode, you shut down the circuitry of the front panel and video output for even lesser audio interference and greater sound quality.
  • DRC:This feature compresses the dynamic range of Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby TrueHD soundtracks. At night or other times when you cannot play back at high volume, this compensates by reducing high-level sounds and increasing low level sounds.
  • A/V Sync: The audio output is synchronized to the video output from the HDMI or component terminal.

Music Playback Modes:The Marantz UD7006 offers the following music playback modes.

  • Program Play: You can program up to a maximum of 15 audio tracks.
  • Repeat Play: You can repeat an entire music disc, music folder, or a single music track.
  • Random Play: You can play your music tracks in a random order.

Audio Outputs:The Marantz UD7006 is equipped with the following analog and digital audio outputs.

  • Analog Audio Output: The UD7006 offers a built-in Dolby Digital /DTS decoder with multi-channel analog outputs (7.1ch). In addition to the 7.1-channel analog outputs, the unit features a stereo audio output for connecting to a stereo analog input on a TV or receiver. Even when the source audio is multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, DVD-Audio, SACD), these jacks will output a downmixed 2-channel signal.
  • Digital Audio Output:This unit features a coaxial digital audio output connection. The coaxial digital audio output can be connected to an A/V receiver, amplifier, surround decoder (Dolby Digital, DTS), or other component.

USB/Internet Functions

USB Port:The Marantz UD7006 is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port for playback of audio, still image, and video files stored on a USB memory device. You USB memory device must be formatted with FAT16 or FAT32. The player can recognize up to 8 folder layers, 999 folders, and 999 files. The unit will display file/folder names up to 32 characters and artist/song titles up to 60 characters.

Network Connection:The Marantz UD7006 Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player is equipped with a rear-panel Ethernet jack which lets you connect the player to your home network. Once the unit is connected to your network, you can enjoying the following functions.

  • Playback of a Blu-ray disc supporting BD-Live.
  • Playback of music, photo, and video files stored on a device on your network.
  • Playback of YouTube contents (with future firmware update).
  • Playback of Netflix contents.
  • Downloading for latest firmware updates.

Note: This unit's Ethernet (RJ-45) port supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher cable, Router, Modem, and broadband Internet connection.

DLNA Certified:The Marantz UD7006's Ethernet connection is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 certified and Windows 7 compliant. This means it's easier for you access and enjoy digital music (MP3/WMA/AAC/LPCM), photos (JPEG), and videos (MPEG/DivX/WMV/AVI) stored on your PC through your home entertainment system.

Note:You will need a Windows XP (SP2 or more), Windows Vista, or Windows 7 OS (operating system); with Windows Media Player ver.11 or DLNA software.

Media Player: The UD7006 supports the following audio, photo, and video files via a USB memory device or Network connection.

Playable MediaFile TypeBit RateSampling Frequency
AudioMP364-320 kbps32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA48-192 kbps32, 44.1, 48 kHz
AAC16-320 kbps32, 44.1, 48 kHz
LPCM16 bits44.1, 48 kHz
Playable MediaFile TypeResolutionMaximum File Capacity
PhotoJPEG32 x 32 pixels to 4096 x 4096 pixels12 MB
Playable Media File TypeVideo LayerAudio Layer
DivXup to DivX Plus HD (2GB)Not given

Netflix (2CH): The Marantz UD7006 can play back movies and TV shows from Netflix when connected to your home network with Internet connection. Netflix is a subscription-based online video streaming service. Your Netflix Instant Queue (created on your computer) will display on your connected television.

Note:It is recommended to use a broadband line connection with an effective speed of 6 Mbps or more.

YouTube:The Marantz UD7006 can play back video hosted by YouTube when connected to your home network with Internet connection. YouTube is a video file-sharing service. You can use the player's on-screen virtual keyboard to  search for video content offered by YouTube.

Note: At the moment (April 2011), the YouTube feature of this unit does not function. Software compatible with the YouTube feature will be available later from the Marantz website. Please use the software update from the Marantz website and the player's "Firmware Update" function to update the unit.

BD-Live Ready: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more from a broadband internet and home network connections (fees may apply). The Marantz Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player features an Ethernet port to connect to the internet via your home network and a 1GB built-in memory for additional storage.

Firmware Updates:You can update the firmware of this unit via the Internet, through the unit's Ethernet port.

Convenience Features

On-Screen GUI: The Marantz Super Audio CD/Blu-ray disc player incorporates an on-screen GUI (Graphic User Interface) menu system which makes various operations and menu selections visible on your connected television set. To view the on-screen GUI, you will need can connect either the HDMI, component, or composite video output to your television. 

Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to set a rating limit, which prevents your children from viewing inappropriate material. Playback will stop if the ratings exceed the levels you set, and it will require your to enter a 4-digit password before the disc will play back. The Parental Control feature consists of an 8-level DVD and 254 BD rating system protected by a custom user 4-digit password.

Screen Saver: The Screen Saver function activates when stop or pause status continues for approximately three minutes. The Screen Saver function also activates during playback of a CD, Super Audio CD, or audio file when no operations are performed for approximately three minutes.

Wall Paper:You can select a Blue, Black, Gray, or Picture (Marantz logo) background when the player is in stop mode or audio playback mode.

Auto Power-Off: If the unit is in stop mode for approximately 30 minutes, it will automatically switch to standby mode.

Remote Control

IR Wireless Remote Control (with Glow Buttons): The Marantz UD7006 comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control to operate this unit only. To avoid other Marantz BD players responding to the remote signal of this unit, you can change the signal of the remote control. If the signal code of the remote does not match to the signal code of the unit, you cannot control the unit with the remote. The remote control also features glow-keys so you can operate the unit easily in the dark.

HDMI Control: When a TV supporting HDMI control is connected to the UD7006 via an HDMI cable, it is possible to use the television's remote control to perform such operations as: power on/off, function switching, and volume adjustment.

RS-232 Port: This port connects to the RS-232 port on a compatible external controller, allowing control of this player using outboard remote systems.

Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you to connect the UD7006 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals.

Flasher Input/Output:This 3.5mm input/output is used to control the UD7006 from an external key-pad (sold separately).

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