Our KC7 keypad, with its LCD TFT screen and backlit buttons, is easy to install and easy to use. And unlike other designs, our keypad is intuitive and can be used by anyone the first time. The KC7 can be combined with KC6 Keypads on the same system.
Simply push one of the six soft-gel buttons to select the source you want to hear and control volume with similar up/down buttons. You can easily put the system into "party mode" by pressing a source button for five seconds. All zones, whether currently turned on or off, are immediately switched to on and with that source selected. Volume in each zone returns to the last volume set in that zone.
Press the Power/Mute button once to put a zone into mute. Press it for one second and that zone is turned off. Press it for three seconds and all zones are turned off.
Enter "set-up" mode by pressing both volume buttons at the same time for three seconds. While in set-up mode, you can adjust treble, bass, and balance, adjust color for both background and text, and control the LCD screen's intensity when both active and in sleep mode (including turning the screen completely off).
The keypad is designed to fit a Decora-style cutout. We provide an attractive "screwless" wall plate, but you can instead choose to install the keypad using your own Decora-style wall plate, including a multi-gang plate. The keypad connects to the MC-66 or MCA-66 via Cat-5 (or higher) cable. Each keypad includes two RJ-45 inputs so that up to four keypads can be "daisy chained" together in the same zone.
Each KC7 Keypad includes an IR (infra-red) receiver that transmits signals received from any IR remote control (operating in the 37.5 to 56 kHz band) back to the controller. Using IR emitters connected to the back of the MC-66 or MCA-66 controller and positioned in front of source components located near the controller, it is possible to control a component using its remote control from any room that includes a KC7 or KC6 keypad, i.e. you can control centrally located devices from within each zone.