musicBox 6 | 12 | 18 System Overview

Providing up to 4 HD music streams in 6, 12 or 18 rooms

The musicBox Multi-room audio system features a high-quality music experience for your home that you can enjoy no matter what room you’re in. Working, relaxing, entertaining friends, getting ready for your day or going to bed, even just doing housework or laundry -- all these activities are enhanced when you have a whole home audio system providing the perfect background music for everything you do.

We designed the musicBox multi-room home audio system for the DIYer, like you, with superior ease of use and simple instructions. But when it comes to quality, everything about this whole home audio solution is professional grade. The musicBox system is available in six, twelve and eighteen room configurations.

The musicBox multi-room music system includes the CasaTunes music server and one or more CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifiers.

The CasaTunes music server is the heart and brain of your multi-room music system, supplying four independent High Definition audio streams to the CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier. Each stream, or streamer, acts as a stand-alone music player. You select the music to play on each player, and which player to listen to in each room.  You can listen to the same music in all rooms, or any combination of rooms.

The CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier operates as a switch, switching any of six input sources to any combination of rooms, and as an amplifier, powering the speakers in each room.

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musicBox 6
6 Room Music System
Includes CasaTunes 4-stream music server, 1 x CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier, 6 x keypads + hub, 1 remote control
musicBox 12
12 Room Music System
Includes CasaTunes 4-stream music server, 2 x CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier, 12 x keypads + hub, 2 remote controls
musicBox 18
18 Room Music System
Includes CasaTunes 4-stream music server, 3 x CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier, 18 x keypads + hub, 3 remote controls

Information

Scalable

You can connect up to 3 x CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifiers to a CasaTunes music server, for a total of eighteen rooms. Need more? Call us.

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Flexible power

Each CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier can supply each room with 50W of power when connected to 8 ohm speakers. You can boost the power in a room to 100W by bridging amplifier outputs

Alternate Power Amplifier

The CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier includes a pre-amplified line level output and a 12V trigger for each room, ideal for integrating an AV Receiver, or secondary power amplifier, to power the speakers in a room or large area

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Input sources

Four of the six input sources on the CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier are reserved for use by the CasaTunes music server streams. The two remaining, unused input sources (either 2 analog, or 1 analog and 1 digital input), can be used to connect to other music equipment, such as a TV, set top box, Google cast device, Amazon Echo device, etc

Rack mountable

Both the CasaTunes music server and the CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier are rack mountable and include rack mount hardware

Feedback LEDs

The front of the CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier contains several indicator LEDs. There is a Standby LED which indicates whether a room is powered on or in standby mode, and there is also a Peak LED which turns on when the input level for the connected source is too high

Music

Music Services

CasaTunes supports SHOUTcast® and TuneIn® radio, with over 100,000 free radio stations to choose from, as well as various popular premium music services including Calm Radio, Deezer®, Spotify®, TIDAL®, and more

Apple AirPlay

Each room and room group is configured as an AirPlay speaker. Stream any music App, on one or more iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, to any room or room group

Networked music

CasaTunes can play your music stored on uPnP/DLNA media servers, such as a Network Attached Storage devices, Plex, or Twonky

Your own music collections

CasaTunes QuickSync can automatically discover, catalog, and optionally copy your music collections to the music server hard disc

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Music server hard disc

Use the 500GB disc on your CasaTunes music server to store your entire music collection. Easily store 100,000 mp3 songs

High Definition audio

Each stream supports 24 bit/192Khz High Definition Audio playback

Music compatibility

CasaTunes is compatible with a variety of uncompressed (WAV, AIFF, DSD), lossless compressed (FLAC, ALAC, APE, WMA), and lossy compressed (M4A, MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC) audio formats

Features

Room groups

Room groups simplify managing your music in multiple rooms. When you turn on a room group, it powers on all the rooms that are part of the room group, sets the same source for each room, and adjusts the volume for each room appropriately. Use room groups to implement Party Mode and Scenes

Wake up and sleep to music

You can create any number of wake up alarms. Wake up to your favorite playlist in a specific room at a specific time on certain days of the week, ramping up the volume gradually when you wake, and automatically shutting off the music at a later time. Similarly, you can also set a timer to turn off your music allowing you to gently fall asleep listening to your bed time music

Control where the music plays

With CasaTunes it is easy to move music from one room to another, share music playing in one room with other rooms, or join a room and listen to the music playing in another room

Playlists

Creating CasaTunes playlists is as simple as saving the current songs or station in the queue. Your playlist can contain music from one or more music services

AV Receiver Integration

With CasaTunes, it is now easier than ever, to seamlessly integrate AV Receivers, including popular receivers from Denon, Harman Kardon, Integra, Marantz, NAD, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sony and Yamaha, into your whole house music system

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Control

Android and iOS Apps

The native musicBox Apps have been specifically designed for both Android and iOS smart phones and tablets

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Voice Control

Control your musicBox using your voice. Voice control requires an Alexa enabled product, such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot . You can use a single device to control your whole house, or you can use a device to control each room

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CasaTunes Keypads

Each CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier includes six keypads, which can be installed in each room, and connect to an in-wall keypad hub using standard Cat5 or Cat6 ethernet cables. Installation of keypads is optional

Paging

The CasaTunes 6X6 supports triggered paging. When paging is triggered, via the PA Input, the CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier powers on all rooms and switches the source to Input Source 1

IR Repeater

Each keypad includes an IR receiver, which forwards the IR signal back to the selected room source IR emitter on the CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier. You can use the IR repeaters to control non-CasaTunes music sources, for example, a cable or direcTV box

Remote Control

The CasaTunes musicBox 6 solution includes one IR Remote Control. This remote can be used to power, mute, cycle through the available input sources, and change the volume, balance, bass and treble settings for a room

Support

Updates

CasaTunes offers free updates. You can select to manually or automatically install these updates

Built-in diagnostics and notifications

CasaTunes will automatically attempt to recover from any failures, and notify you when it detects an issue. This allows you to pro-actively manage your music server equipment

Integration

Music server control and integration

CasaTunes provides various options for controlling CasaTunes, including; the CasaTunes Serial API, Serial-over-IP API, and a robust RESTful API. The REST API was used to develop the CasaTunes Android and iOS Apps

App integration

The CasaTunes Apps provide simple 3rd party App control and App automation via a robust URL scheme

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