6 Zone Home Audio Multizone Controller and Amplifier Kit - NO LOGO
    Product # 10761
    6 Zone Home Audio Multizone Controller and Amplifier Kit - NO LOGO
    Product # 10761
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    6 Zone Home Audio Multizone Controller and Amplifier Kit - NO LOGO

    Distribute and control music and other audio material to up to six stereo speaker zones using this 6-Zone Home Audio Multizone Controller and Amplifier.

    This multizone controller is a 6x6 matrix with six stereo audio inputs and six outputs. Each input channel can be independently directed to any of the output channels using the included remote control or the keypad controllers installed in each zone.

    The six inputs are 2-channel stereo, with four line level inputs using RCA jacks, one input on a 3.5mm TRS jack, and a Toslink digital optical input. A separate PA input allows you to override selected audio material and broadcast a single audio source to each connected zone. Additionally, a mute input allows you to mute each output channel using a single source trigger.

    Each output channel features an amplifier that is capable of delivering 50 watts/channel into a 4-ohm load or 25 watts/channel into an 8-ohm load. Each amplifier can be individually bridged to produce 100 watts into an 8-ohm load. The amp uses Euroblock connectors for the speaker level outputs, which takes less space than push-grip connector terminals. The Euroblock connectors can accept speaker wire up to 12AWG and can be removed from the amplifier for easier installation.

    Each output channel also features RCA line-level output jacks, allowing you to use a separate, more powerful amplifier in any output zone or to send the audio to a self-amplified component, such as a television display.

    Each zone is independently controlled at the zone using a wallplate keypad with lighted, soft-touch buttons. The keypads connect to the main unit using Cat5e or Cat6 Ethernet cable. Each keypad features an infrared "eye", which can propagate single-band IR remote control signals to individual IR transmitters connected to the master controller. This allows you to control the source devices from each zone using their native remote controls.

    The controller features 12 volt trigger outputs for each distribution zone, plus a master trigger for the entire system. This allows you to activate automated devices, such as lowering a projection screen or dimming the lights whenever the system as a whole, or an individual zone, is activated.

    Up to three master controllers can be connected together to provide a massive 6x18 matrix, with audio source and control information passed between master controllers using the included 18-pin ribbon cable. The master controller can accept 115V and 230V inputs. The voltage selector switch is covered to prevent it from being accidentally changed.

    The master controller features an RS232 serial input, which lets you program a computer for automated control. A complete list of RS232 commands and codes, including status reporting commands, is included in the manual. The package includes a 19" rack mount kit.



    Model 10761 (MPR-SG6Z)
    Stereo RMS Power (8 ohms) 25 watts/stereo channel x6
    Stereo RMS Power (4 ohms) 50 watts/stereo channel x6
    Bridged (mono) RMS Power (8 ohms) 100 watts x6
    S/N Ratio >85dB A Weighted
    THD <0.1%
    Frequency Response 20Hz ~ 20kHz
    Input Impedance >47 kilohms
    Input Sensitivity 250mV
    Amplifier Protection Overload, Short Circuit, Thermal
    Systems ON Trigger Voltage +12 VDC
    External Mute Trigger Voltage +12 VDC
    Infrared Frequency 38kHz
    Input Connectors 3.5mm stereo, RCA, Toslink
    Output Connectors Euroblock terminal, 3.5mm mono
    Power Supply (switchable) 115 VAC, 60Hz / 230 VAC, 50Hz
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.9" x 3.5" x 16.4" (430 x 89 x 416 mm)
    Weight 24.3 lbs (11.0 kg)


    Package Contents:

    • 1x MPR-SG6Z master controller/amplifier
    • 6x Keypad controllers
    • 1x Keypad in-wall hub connection plate
    • 1x Infrared remote control
    • 1x Expansion ribbon cable
    • 1x Rack mounting kit
    • 1x AC power cord (IEC 60320 C13 to NEMA 5-15)
    • 1x User's manual


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    45 Reviews

    81.56% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    Works better than I hoped

    • Anonymous,
    •  Oklahoma City, OK 
    • 1/28/2016 9:16:36 PM

    Pros: Easy to hook up and easy to use. Hooked up to some great in-wall/ceiling Bose speakers, it sounds great.

    Cons: Big and heavy, but no more than any other Amp. The hub connection plate was a bit difficult to surface mount due to the close proximity and depth of the jacks.

    I bought this model because I had priced the alternatives and felt they were overpriced. This one had the features and capabilities that I wanted at a reasonable price. It works well. The only caveat was the original instructions insisted wiring must be 568A. Then they released updated instructions. Not a big deal, but caused me some confusion.

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    Fine...unless it dies.

    • WBMurray,
    •  Prescott, AZ 
    • 12/1/2015 5:19:15 AM

    Pros: The sound quality is good and comparable to the high-ned NUVO I also own. Price is incredible. Installation is simple. Allows home automation via RS232.

    Cons: The unit stopped working. No lights. I checked the fuse in the back of the unit by the power supply and its fine. No lights on the front and none of the panels light up. Its dead.

    As reported by others the time to turn off a zone by pressing the keyboard is annoyingly long. There is no way to turn off (or on) all zones from a keypad. Would be simple to fix with a software update.

    I sure wish my app didn't die. We use it in our vacation house and it was working fine until one trip up it was "toes up". No signs of life. Power supply fuse tests fine but the unit is non-responsive.


    by Monoprice Administrator
    Hello,

    Thank you for your review on PID 10761. My apologies for the recent issues experienced with this multizone controller. I just wanted to mention that there is a 1.5a/250v fuse inside the unit that can be accessed by removing the top of the casing. You should be able to see it by looking down at the board. Can we try checking that fuse to ensure it isn't blown? Please let me know what you find. Sorry again for the trouble and I hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Gabby V.
    Tech Support Associate

    by WBMurray
    THANK YOUI! I am pleased to say that the inside fuse was blown. I replied that and the am is working again. The only odd residual effect is that one of the zone LEDs (that tune blue or white to indicate on/off) will not show blue anymore. I can live with that.

    Thank you for your help. Do you have any information about what causes that interior fuse to blow? It would be helpful to buyers to know what they should be caution of.

    Thanks again!

    by Monoprice Administrator
    Happy to help! I'm really glad that we got it working again. In regard to your inquiry, we unfortunately do not have any particular information as to what would cause the interior fuse to blow. However, I will relay this to our product team to see if they can find what the cause may be and resolve it if possible. Thank you again for your feedback and for keeping me updated!

    Regards,
    Gabby V.
    Tech Support Associate
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    Very good product for the price

    • Anonymous,
    •  Holmdel, NJ 
    • 11/12/2015 6:51:28 AM

    Pros: Extremely easy to install, sound quality is very good.

    Cons: Remote range is very limited no smartphone app

    I received the amplifier on Tuesday afternoon and I had completely finished the install of the initial 3 zones the next day. The install was as easy as one would expect, and the speaker connection terminals make it very easy. The only two complaints I have so far is that the remotes don't sit flush to the wall, and the remote only works within approximately 6 feet of the wall receivers. Overall though, a great product.

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    Great feature set with some questionable design choices.

    • Anonymous,
    •  Kansas City, MO 
    • 10/20/2015 10:41:54 AM

    Pros: - Feature rich and flexible automation options
    - Separate wall controls and speaker wire allows installation economy

    Cons: - Pre-amp outputs are not fixed level, which defeats the purpose of using an external amp in the first place.
    - 2 digital-only inputs force reliance on the built-in DAC.
    - Zone power-off takes too long.
    - No mute feature at the keypad.

    This unit is surprisingly versatile and feature-rich for the price. Six zones of audio with wall controls separate from the speaker path, along with myriad 12v trigger options and RS232 control make this a whole-home audio controller that can compete with options at twice the price.

    Unfortunately some design decisions are questionable at best:

    * Each zone has a speaker output and a pre-amp output. This is great for expanding a zone or adding power and flexibility to a zone, especially since you don't have to choose between the power and line outputs for each zone. The "pre-amp" outputs, however, are not at a fixed level and are instead based on the volume of the zone's amp, which defeats the purpose of an external amplifier (which has its own level controls) in the first place. The pre-amp outputs should be a fixed line-level output.

    * There is no mute button at the keypad, which can create a mad scramble for the right remote or furious button-mashing to quiet a zone in a hurry. Also, even though the manual says a zone will power down after 3 seconds of holding the button, it really takes closer to 5 seconds, which does in fact feel "too long".

    * Though it boasts 6 audio inputs, two of them are digital SPDIF only input 5 is digital coax and input 6 allows coax or TOSLINK. If you dislike the character of the DAC, you're stuck with only 4 inputs.

    Otherwise it seems like a good unit so far. I have 4 zones currently set up. I planned a "kitchen/deck/patio" zone such that the zone amp would drive a pair of ceiling speakers in the kitchen and the pre-amp output would supply a dedicated amplifier driving two pairs of outdoor speakers where each pair has a local volume control. Unfortunately as noted the pre-amp output from the zone controller is based on the volume level of the zone amp, which makes it impossible to have it quiet inside and loud outside as intended.

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    Power issue

    • TheMicKid,
    •  Wilmington, NC 
    • 9/15/2015 6:10:49 PM

    Pros: Great functionality, reasonable price, built well, 6 zones, 6 inputs. Nice keypad.

    Cons: After a year of use, and after the Warranty was up, one day the unit had no power and stopped working.
    Wish keypad had a mute function.
    Wish zones could be controlled from any zone, or Amplifier
    Would be nice if speakers connected to wall control, and only Cat6 tan back to central unit.

    This system was exactly what I was looking for. And at a reasonable price. It was installed in a new home, that was already planned with 4 zones, and I received a credit on what they were going to used, and had then use the Monoprice 6 zone unit. All wiring was the same.


    by Monoprice Administrator
    Hello TheMicKid,

    I am truly sorry to hear that this multizone controller is no longer powering on. If possible, please check the fuses to ensure that they are not broken. One of them is located on the back of the unit under the power input. This fuse is the easiest to get to so I recommend checking that one first. However, if that one is not damaged, the other fuse is located within the unit itself and can be accessed by removing the top of the casing. Once removed, I suggest taking the fuse with you to a local hardware store so the replacement is easier to locate. My apologies again for any inconvenience this has caused and I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any questions or need assistance with anything else.

    Regards,
    Gabby V.
    Tech Support Associate
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