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Phantom Control

The “Phantom Control” C-816 multi-zone Audio Controller and Keypads, use our unique and proprietary technology to communicate and control audio source components, over existing or newly installed four conductor speaker wire. The C-816 supports 8 independently operated zones, as well as 6 audio sources, in addition to a built in AM/FM Tuner. Engineered for the future, the unit includes an RS-232 serial port for easy integration with other home automation systems, including a USB port for firmware upgrades in the field.

The C-816 features six zones, each with 100 watts into 4 ohm loads (all zones driven) including two zones with variable line level out. Audio inputs are comprised of 4 stereo RCA inputs and 2 bays that will accept various input modules such as our MZ-Dock, Internet Radio module and MZ-Audio Input auxiliary module. Also included are audio and trigger inputs for telephone paging and doorbell mute functions, to ensure, you will not miss that important call or visitor.

The C-816 can be expanded to 8 zones, simply by adding our “Phantom”A-200 or A-500 zone amplifiers. The A-200 provides 2 zones, each with 100 watts using the same clear, powerful, musical amplifiers as the C-816.The A-500 zone amplifier features the same functionality, and ease of use with additional power rating of 250 watts per zone. Two C-816 controllers can be stacked to provide a total of 16 individual zones.

The A-500 Zone Amplifier features the same functionality, and ease of use with additional power rating of 250 watts per zone.
Two C-816 Controllers can be stacked to provide a total of 16 individual zones.