I’ve owned a CAV6.6 for some time now and love it. I usually check out Russounds website every few months to check out what new products they have released. And what do you know… they just happended to released a new controller called the CAM6.6.
The CAM6.6, a Multi-Source/Multi-Zone AM/FM or XM Satellite Radio Receiver that can distribute six audio sources into six zones. Now, this isn’t meant to replace the CAV 6.6 because it doesn’t do video distribution, switching, or RNET, instead it is meant to replace the old CA line.
The CAM6.6 will be initially delivered in two versions. The first model shipping this month and will offer a built-in AM/FM tuner for $2,099 (MSRP), followed by the CAM6.6X ($2399 MSRP) which will offer built-in XM Satellite Radio. The CAM6.6T will be offered in a package with (6) UNO-S1 keypads while CAM6.6X will be combined with (5) UNO-S1 keypads and (1) UNO-S2 keypad.
If you are a Russound fan, you probably noticed that there is a new keypad… you read that right! Russound’s also released the UNO-S1 smart keypad with an retail price of $229. The UNO-S1 features a custom five character LCD display that provides the user with important feedback such as source name, radio frequency and preset name. When combined with Russound smart sources such as the CAM6.6 built-in tuner, ST2-XM Dual Tuner or SMS3 Media Server, the user can view useful information such as station id, artist, track and song title right from the UNO keypad display. The compact single gang keypad is housed in a stylish Decora design that is available in five popular colors to blend in with virtually any decor.