Whole-House Audio System Comparison Chart

  Mid-Level Advanced
Controller Model MCA-66 MC-66 Lync 6 Lync 12
Keypad Style
Midlevel Keypad KC6Midlevel Keypad KC7
KC6 or KC7
Midlevel Keypad KC6Midlevel Keypad KC7
KC6 or KC7
Advanced Keypad Lyncpad
Lyncpad
Advanced Keypad Lyncpad
Lyncpad
Controllable from any Smart Device
Valet Home Control

Valet Home Control

Valet Home Control

Valet Home Control
Starting Price for Standard Package
(with Controller, Keypads, Multi-Channel Amplifier, and Accessories)
$1099 (KC6 Keypads)
$1279 (KC7 Keypads)
$1379 (KC6 Keypads)
$1549 (KC7 Keypads)
$2,199 $3,999
Amplifier Power Built-In
Multi-Channel Amplifier
max 60W/zone
Separate
Multi-Channel Amplifier
DMA-1240: max 100W/zone
DMA-1275 (+$500): max 200W/zone
Separate
Multi-Channel Amplifier
DMA-1240: max 100W/zone
DMA-1275 (+$500): max 200W/zone
2 Separate Multi-Channel Amplifiers
DMA-1240
DMA-1275 (+$500 ea)
Maximum Primary Zones
(additional primary zones require an additional controller)
6 6 6 12
Sub-Zones Possible
(a sub-zone is usually a room nearby the primary zone that has independent volume control but is a "slave" to the source selected by the primary zone)
Yes
Variable AND Fixed Outputs for Every Zone
Yes
Variable AND Fixed Outputs for Every Zone
Yes
Variable AND Fixed Outputs for Every Zone
Yes
Variable AND Fixed Outputs for Every Zone
Source and Music Streamer Inputs
(CBL/SAT Boxes, Music Streamer - Airport Express, SONOS, Gramofon, etc.- , Tuners, DVD players, PCs, etc.)
6 6 12 18
Location of Sources
(Central=same as controller;
Zone Source=within a zone)
Central Only Central Only 6 Central (including 1 Digital/Analog, 4 Analog, and built-in MP3 player)
+ 6 Zone Sources
6 Central (including 1 Digital/Analog, 4 Analog, and built-in MP3 player)
+ 12 Zone Sources
Control of Central Sources YES
YES
YES
YES
Maximum Speakers
(speakers rated at 8 ohms; additional speakers can be added to any zone/sub-zone with the purchase of additional amplifiers)
4 per Zone

24 per System
4 per Zone

24 per System
4 per Zone

24 per System
4 per Zone

48 per System
Balance, Treble, and Bass Control - Unique Per Zone Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intercom
(one-to-one & one-to-all)
No No Yes Yes
Phone-to-Zone No No Yes Yes
Built-In MP3 Player
(with meta-data & controllable by Keypad)
No No Yes Yes
Keypad KC6 or KC7 KC6 or KC7 LyncPad LyncPad
Screen Type KC6: buttons only
KC7: 1.44” TFT LCD screen
KC6: buttons only
KC7: 1.44” TFT LCD screen
2.4” TFT LCD screen 2.4” TFT LCD screen
Source Names KC6: Not Applicable
KC7: Unique source names using Valet
(defaults: Source 1, Source 2, etc.)
KC6: Not Applicable
KC7: Unique source names using Valet
(defaults: Source 1, Source 2, etc.)
Unique names can be entered using HTDNET
(defaults: Source 1, Source 2 . . .)
Unique names can be entered using HTDNET
(defaults: Source 1, Source 2 . . .)
Zone Names Not Applicable Not Applicable Unique names can be entered using Valet
(defaults: Zone 1, Zone 2 . . .)
Unique names can be entered using Valet
(defaults: Zone 1, Zone 2 . . .)
Keypad Functions Source Select, Volume, Mute, Power, Party Mode, All-Off Source Select, Volume, Mute, Power, Party Mode, All-Off Source Select, Volume, Mute, Power, Party Mode, All-Off, DND (Do Not Disturb), MP3 Player- stop, skip back, play/pause, skip forward, Intercom- zone select, talk Source Select, Volume, Mute, Power, Party Mode, All-Off, DND (Do Not Disturb), MP3 Player- stop, skip back, play/pause, skip forward, Intercom- zone select, talk
"Green" Features HTD multi-channel amplifiers include a high-efficiency digital design. Power consumption of the multi-channel amplifier is only 5 watts when in stand-by mode. Stand-by mode can be automatically triggered when all Keypads are turned off. When “awake” the multi-channel amplifier only draws power as required by each zone.