®
MDS-6A
Music Distribution System
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
MDS-6A FRONT PANEL INDICATORS & CONTROLS
Zone status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lit LED Indicates Zone On
Power Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lit LED Indicates Power On
IR Activity Indicator . . . . . . . . Flashes When IR is Received and During Keypad Activity
Music-on-hold Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hidden Gain Adjustment
Page/doorbell Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hidden Gain Adjustment
MDS-6A INPUTS
Source Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Left-right Pairs of RCA Jacks
Keypad Zone Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 RJ-45 Jacks
Page/doorbell Audio Input (future use) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 RCA Jack (47KΩ Impedance)
Page/doorbell Trigger Input . . . . . . . . . . . .1/8” Phono Jack, Triggers on Contact Closure
SOURCE INPUT SPECIFICATIONS
Input Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Volts RMS Max.
Input Impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47KΩ
• Six Source/Six Zone
Configuration
MDS-6A OUTPUTS
Speaker Zone Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Quick-connect Removable Terminal Blocks
IR Emitter Outputs . . . . . . . . . 1/8” Phono Jacks, 1 for Each Zone + 1 Combined Output
Music-on-hold (MOH) Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 RCA Jack (1KΩ Impedance)
• 12 Channel x 40 Watts per
Channel Power Amplifier
AMPLIFIER OUTPUT
Output Power Per Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40W @ 8Ω
Number Of Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 (6 Left-right Pairs)
Total Output Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480W @ 8Ω
Speaker Impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Ω
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Hz to 20kHz ± 1 db
THD + Noise (@ 1KHz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.02%
Signal-to-noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >95dB
Crosstalk (Zone To Zone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >70dB
• Zone on/off Status Indicators
• Quick and Easy Programming
• User Feedback to all Back-lit
System Keypads
• Easy to Install and Maintain
KEYPAD BACK-LIT BUTTON INDICATORS
Source Buttons
Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Source is Off
Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Source is On
Yellow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Source is in Whole-house-music Mode
Mute Button
Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Speaker Zone at Normal Volume Setting
Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speaker Zone Muted
Yellow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Speaker Zone in Do-not-disturb Mode
Copyright © 2004 Linear LLC
Printed in China
• Six Source-Specific, Routed IR
Output ports
• Easy Telecom Expansion
(available at a later date)
223317 A
MCS-1A
MCS-2A
MCS-1A—Source, Volume
Control Keypad
MCS-2A—Multi-function
Control Keypad
®
INTRODUCING…
The New MDS-6A
Multi-Room, Multi-Source
Music Distribution System
Features...
• Six Source/Six Zone Configuration
♦ Independently listen to and control
up to six different audio sources in
six distinct listening areas (zones)
• 12-Channel x 40 Watts-per-Channel
Power Amplifier
♦ More than enough power to drive a
house full of speakers
• Zone On/Off Status Indicators
• Quick and Easy Programming
• User Feedback to all Back-lit System
Keypads
♦ Source Selection, Zone On/Off,
Volume Level, Mute, Do-Not-Disturb,
Whole-House Music Status, and
more
• Easy to Install and Maintain
♦ Removable Speaker Terminals
♦ RJ-45 Keypad Jacks
• Six Source-Specific, Routed IR Output
ports
♦ Allows the use of multiple “same
make/model” source components
without conflict or interference
♦ An ALL IR port is also provided
• Easy Telecom Expansion (available at
a later date)
The MDS-6A is an
all-in-one music
distribution system that
can accept up to six
different music sources.
It offers 480 Watts of
system power, 40 Watts
per channel, with up to
12 channels available.
The MDS-6A offers
the installer a Page/
Doorbell input jack as
well as a Music-onhold output jack for
interconnection of an
optional Communications
Controller. Volume
level adjustments are
provided to customize
the level of each of
these features. (Contact
your ChannelPlus
sales representative
for information about
the addition of this
feature set.)
Music Control is provided
via either the MCS-1A
or MCS-2A keypads.
Each provides you with
flexible control over the
MDS-6A and connected
music sources and gives
the user feedback on the
status of the system. The
keypads are back-lit and
are supplied with white
and almond bezels.
The MCS-1A is a
single-gang Decora™
style controller with
volume, mute, and
source selection buttons.
An IR target is provided
that allows complete
control of the connected
music source. Learning
Remotes can be
configured to duplicate
the MCS-1A’s volume,
source and mute control.
For complete system
control, use the MCS-2A
double-gang control.
Equipped with all of the
functions found in the
MCS-1A, the MCS-2A
adds total source control
to the MDS-6A system.
A full learning keypad
with onboard universal
code library, the MCS-2A
will learn IR codes from
each of the six sources
including track selection,
play, start, stop and other
key functions. In addition,
the keypad can learn
up to 25 macros with
10 steps each. Macro
codes are permanently
stored and can be cloned
between additional
MCS-2A controllers.
• Single-gang mounting
• Double-gang mounting
• Connects via RJ-45 connector
• Same Features as MCS-1A plus.....
• Decora™ style wall plate provided in White and
Almond
• Programmable transport buttons:
♦
Play
• Allows selection of any source
♦
Stop
• Allows Volume Up/Down and Mute per each zone
♦
Pause
♦
Skip Forward
♦
Skip Backward
♦
Next Track
♦
Previous Track
• Multi-colored, back-lit LED keys:
♦
Red—selected source
♦
Green—normal backlight color
♦
Yellow—Whole House Music on selected Source
button, Do-Not-Disturb on Mute button
• Can learn up to 25 macros with 10 steps each
• Full IR pass-through
• User assignable delays for macros
• Button caps can be customized for the installation
(32 additional button caps provided)
• Data cloning between keypads
• Two keypads can be used in the same speaker zone
• Extensive On Board IR Code library simplifies
source IR code programming
WARRANTY–The MDS-6A, MCS-1A, and MCS-2A are
warranted for a period of two years.
MCS-1A
MCS-2A
MCS-1A—Source, Volume
Control Keypad
MCS-2A—Multi-function
Control Keypad
®
INTRODUCING…
The New MDS-6A
Multi-Room, Multi-Source
Music Distribution System
Features...
• Six Source/Six Zone Configuration
♦ Independently listen to and control
up to six different audio sources in
six distinct listening areas (zones)
• 12-Channel x 40 Watts-per-Channel
Power Amplifier
♦ More than enough power to drive a
house full of speakers
• Zone On/Off Status Indicators
• Quick and Easy Programming
• User Feedback to all Back-lit System
Keypads
♦ Source Selection, Zone On/Off,
Volume Level, Mute, Do-Not-Disturb,
Whole-House Music Status, and
more
• Easy to Install and Maintain
♦ Removable Speaker Terminals
♦ RJ-45 Keypad Jacks
• Six Source-Specific, Routed IR Output
ports
♦ Allows the use of multiple “same
make/model” source components
without conflict or interference
♦ An ALL IR port is also provided
• Easy Telecom Expansion (available at
a later date)
The MDS-6A is an
all-in-one music
distribution system that
can accept up to six
different music sources.
It offers 480 Watts of
system power, 40 Watts
per channel, with up to
12 channels available.
The MDS-6A offers
the installer a Page/
Doorbell input jack as
well as a Music-onhold output jack for
interconnection of an
optional Communications
Controller. Volume
level adjustments are
provided to customize
the level of each of
these features. (Contact
your ChannelPlus
sales representative
for information about
the addition of this
feature set.)
Music Control is provided
via either the MCS-1A
or MCS-2A keypads.
Each provides you with
flexible control over the
MDS-6A and connected
music sources and gives
the user feedback on the
status of the system. The
keypads are back-lit and
are supplied with white
and almond bezels.
The MCS-1A is a
single-gang Decora™
style controller with
volume, mute, and
source selection buttons.
An IR target is provided
that allows complete
control of the connected
music source. Learning
Remotes can be
configured to duplicate
the MCS-1A’s volume,
source and mute control.
For complete system
control, use the MCS-2A
double-gang control.
Equipped with all of the
functions found in the
MCS-1A, the MCS-2A
adds total source control
to the MDS-6A system.
A full learning keypad
with onboard universal
code library, the MCS-2A
will learn IR codes from
each of the six sources
including track selection,
play, start, stop and other
key functions. In addition,
the keypad can learn
up to 25 macros with
10 steps each. Macro
codes are permanently
stored and can be cloned
between additional
MCS-2A controllers.
• Single-gang mounting
• Double-gang mounting
• Connects via RJ-45 connector
• Same Features as MCS-1A plus.....
• Decora™ style wall plate provided in White and
Almond
• Programmable transport buttons:
♦
Play
• Allows selection of any source
♦
Stop
• Allows Volume Up/Down and Mute per each zone
♦
Pause
♦
Skip Forward
♦
Skip Backward
♦
Next Track
♦
Previous Track
• Multi-colored, back-lit LED keys:
♦
Red—selected source
♦
Green—normal backlight color
♦
Yellow—Whole House Music on selected Source
button, Do-Not-Disturb on Mute button
• Can learn up to 25 macros with 10 steps each
• Full IR pass-through
• User assignable delays for macros
• Button caps can be customized for the installation
(32 additional button caps provided)
• Data cloning between keypads
• Two keypads can be used in the same speaker zone
• Extensive On Board IR Code library simplifies
source IR code programming
WARRANTY–The MDS-6A, MCS-1A, and MCS-2A are
warranted for a period of two years.
®
MDS-6A
Music Distribution System
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
MDS-6A FRONT PANEL INDICATORS & CONTROLS
Zone status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lit LED Indicates Zone On
Power Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lit LED Indicates Power On
IR Activity Indicator . . . . . . . . Flashes When IR is Received and During Keypad Activity
Music-on-hold Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hidden Gain Adjustment
Page/doorbell Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hidden Gain Adjustment
MDS-6A INPUTS
Source Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Left-right Pairs of RCA Jacks
Keypad Zone Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 RJ-45 Jacks
Page/doorbell Audio Input (future use) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 RCA Jack (47KΩ Impedance)
Page/doorbell Trigger Input . . . . . . . . . . . .1/8” Phono Jack, Triggers on Contact Closure
SOURCE INPUT SPECIFICATIONS
Input Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Volts RMS Max.
Input Impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47KΩ
• Six Source/Six Zone
Configuration
MDS-6A OUTPUTS
Speaker Zone Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Quick-connect Removable Terminal Blocks
IR Emitter Outputs . . . . . . . . . 1/8” Phono Jacks, 1 for Each Zone + 1 Combined Output
Music-on-hold (MOH) Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 RCA Jack (1KΩ Impedance)
• 12 Channel x 40 Watts per
Channel Power Amplifier
AMPLIFIER OUTPUT
Output Power Per Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40W @ 8Ω
Number Of Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 (6 Left-right Pairs)
Total Output Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480W @ 8Ω
Speaker Impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Ω
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Hz to 20kHz ± 1 db
THD + Noise (@ 1KHz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.02%
Signal-to-noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >95dB
Crosstalk (Zone To Zone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >70dB
• Zone on/off Status Indicators
• Quick and Easy Programming
• User Feedback to all Back-lit
System Keypads
• Easy to Install and Maintain
KEYPAD BACK-LIT BUTTON INDICATORS
Source Buttons
Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Source is Off
Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Source is On
Yellow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Source is in Whole-house-music Mode
Mute Button
Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Speaker Zone at Normal Volume Setting
Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speaker Zone Muted
Yellow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Speaker Zone in Do-not-disturb Mode
Copyright © 2004 Linear LLC
Printed in China
• Six Source-Specific, Routed IR
Output ports
• Easy Telecom Expansion
(available at a later date)
223317 A