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High end Whole House Audio system by ADA, Audio Design Associates. The ADA Suite 16 preamplifier has 16 analog source inputs and 16 separate zones of stereo. Aside from it's big brother the Suite 32 ($10k base) this is the best multi-room system you can buy. This preamp was $7k without control or keypads and is still a current product in their lineup. It DOES NOT HAVE VIDEO, HD video switching can be installed but is a $4500 option. I have (5) MC5000 Rhapsody kepads. These keypads have a nice fluorescent digital display with feedback for volume, bass, treble, source label, etc. You can fully customize source labels, inputs, IR control, group zones together, all through the keypad or PC. I am including the IRL 5000 remote learner that allows you to control your source component's transport functions through the keypad. You can also point any learning remote or OEM remote at the keypad and it will pass the IR through the IRL5000 to your source components. Also included is the WH2000 board that all keypads and ADA BUS wiring plugs into, along with a CMB-1 clock module so the keypads display date and time when room is off. You can also program pads to go dark when not in use. Keypads and Suite 16 are in excellent condition.

The Trinity Triple Tuner has 2 FM modules and one AM, allowing three different rooms to use the tuner simultaneously. All tuner functions including Local/DX filter are available through the keypad. You can seek, scan, choose presets, manually tune, or enter station numbers through keypad. From the front panel you can select fine tune and tune in hundredths instead of tenths. Has a scope type tuning meter. Nice tuner by itself but really an integral part of this system. Tuner is in very nice condition, face looks great, top has a few light marks. Was $2500 new

The PTM 1260 Amplifier is a beast, this is the best 12 channel zone amp you will find and is also still in their current lineup. The MSRP on a new one is $6K It is fully controlled by the preamp's input trigger. It will mute any channels not used. The six zones are rated at 75 w per channel into 8 Ohms, 135 w per into 4 Ohms and stable to two Ohms. Each zone's pair can be bridged for 265 into 8 Ohms and 390 w into 4 Ohms. This amp is built like a tank, it has massive heat sinks and a fan to keep it cool. Weighs 62lbs. Excellent condition

Also included is the ACC 48 AC switcher, it works in conjunction with preamp and IRL 5000 to turn source components on and off.

The only thing required is speaker wire and RG45 from the preamp to each room . The amp can drive any speaker you choose and the preamp can set a volume limit for each zone so your family members won't blow out your speakers. The keypads are magnetic and stick to a quad metal outlet box that you run the RG 45 to.

This is a complete, turn key system that cost over $20,000 new. The two black boxes and keypads were $6000 alone.

The Suite 16 is fully forward compatible with all ADA cards,accessories, sources, including their own iPod dock . It can be used with their Profiler source controller, third party control like Creston, AMX, Control 4, Pronto, etc. There is a MX 900 ADA version remote also for complete control through IR. RF control is also an option.

I have all software required to customize the Suite 16, test and program keypads, test software to control the preamp via PC. Tons of RS232 doc. IR codes, etc. Easy to program if you are fairly computer literate. The system is very easy to configure with a PC but most changes can be input directly through a keypad.

I'm listing this as a local pick up but I will deliver within 100 mile radius of Boston or Providence.

Will sell just Suite 16 with keypads AC controller and IR learner for $1500 Interesting trades welcome too, preamp or high end monitors preffered.
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