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Russound SIX-SOURCE CONTROLLER CAM6.6 Instruction Manual: Getting Started; Unpacking; Tools Needed; System Installation Considerations

Six-zone, six-source controller; six-zone, six-source am/fm receiver.
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Unpacking the System Components
• Keep the original carton and packing materials
for future shipment or storage.
• Check for any visible signs of damage. If
you encounter any concealed damage, con-
sult your Russound dealer before proceeding
to install the unit.
• Retain the sales receipt as it establishes the
duration of the limited warranty and provides
information for insurance purposes.
Tools needed for installation:
• Drill with a 1/2" x 6" drill bit
• Keyhole saw
• Flat head screwdriver (medium size)
• Phillips Screwdriver (cordless recommended)
• 110 punchdown tool (included)
• Modular RJ-45 crimper and connectors
• Pair of diagonal cutters or wire strippers
• Stud finder
• Steel wire fish tape
• Cable staples
• Single-gang electrical work boxes

System Installation Considerations

There are several factors to consider before
installing the Russound CAM6.6 system:
• What are the intended listening zones?
Do not connect the controller's main power feed until all other connections have
been made and verified. Live connection or removal of the keypad wiring or other
wiring when the system is powered can cause communication problems in the
network. Double-check terminations during each phase of the installation to pre-
vent accidental damage. Incorrect wiring is the number one cause for non-war-
ranty product damage.
• What system options and accessories
might be required for features such as local
sources, etc.?
• From where in each zone will the user prefer
to control the system? Where will the keypads
be located? Where will the speakers be located?
• Where will the source equipment be located?
The CAM6.6 must have proper ventilation above
and below for air circulation and heat dissipation.
A rack-mount location may require fans and vents.

Connection Tips

• It is recommended that the CAM6.6 and the
source equipment be plugged into a dedicated
20-amp circuit with an isolated ground. A power
line conditioner can reduce interference prob-
lems caused by noise found in some electrical
• Disconnect all live power cords before making
connections to the controller.
• Verify that all connections and polarity are
• Keep all power cords away from all signal
cables to prevent humming from induced noise.
• Choose reliable signal cables/patch cords.
• Label all wires with room location at both ends
of the wire.




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  • ronald Gacek Jun 24, 2018 10:20:
    not sure how to interface a microphone on a source location.