November 06, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
If you want to focus on bringing all kinds of audio to the rooms throughout your house, without getting into a full-blown control system that will blow up your budget, Proficient’s M6 whole-house audio receiver could be your ticket.
The $3,000 standalone unit is the company’s flagship distributed audio controller and it’s definitely a workhorse.
The M6 includes cool-running digital amplifiers with 30 watts of sound from each of its 12 channels. The variety includes its managing of six zones, running up to six sources. There are two AM/FM tuners with five presets per zone, so a homeowner has choices a plenty wherever he or she is, whether its the kitchen, bedroom, family room and more.
Six master keypads are included, along with integrated IR remotes, with the receiver so you can select the tunes no matter where you are. There’s also a party mode so you can run one source throughout a home for such occasions.
Doorbell and paging functions that silence the system when a visitor arrives rounds out the highlights of the M6. You can crank the AC/DC back up after the FedEx guy leaves.
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