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Completely Customize Your Doorbell Sounds with the "Play Anything Doorbell"
Microsystems Development CHIME-1 iChime Customizable Doorbell
Microsystems Development CHIME-1 iChime Customizable Doorbell
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Wiring Diagram with Transformer Installation without Transformer Front Panel Open with Instructions
Microsystems Development CHIME-1 iChime Customizable Doorbell
Item# 5069IC
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  • Can be customized to play anything you want
  • Records live or from your smartphone
  • Includes more than 50 pre-programmed chimes
  • Easy 2-wire replacement of existing chimes

Essential Info

This iChime Doorbell replaces your current chime and gives you a choice of sounds to announce your visitors. Choose from the pre-programmed selection, record your own tune with the built-in microphone, or record using an CD Player, PC, MP3 player, or Smartphone with the integrated line-in input jack.

Note: The iChime Doorbell is powered by 4 AA batteries, sold separately.

Sounds included for the iChime:
Fun Sounds
Special Occasions


What's Included

  • 1x - iChime Unit
  • 4x - Drywall Anchors
  • 4x - Screws
  • 1x - Manual
  • More Info

    Announce your visitors in style, to custom music or sounds that you create yourself, or choose from six built-in catergories of songs, sound effects, and even voice phrases. This electronic door chime is designed to replace the normal wired mechanical door bell in your home. It supports a front door button (both lighted and non-lighted) as well as a back door button (optional). It can be setup to play any particular song or sound, or for more variety, it can sequence through any one of six different groups: Chimes, Holiday, Halloween, Favorites, Fun Sounds, and Special Occasions. The real versatility of this doorbell comes with its unique programmable feature. Using the built-in microphone or the audio input jack, you can easily record or download up to six different songs or sounds - whatever you want! Total recording time is 60 seconds using state of the art flash memory. Program songs for family events such as birthdays or anniversaries and witch it to Holiday songs for your guests at your Christmas party. Have it scream or howl for Halloween or record your favorite TV theme or movie catch phrase.

    Doorbell has six terminal connections, as follow:
    F = Front Door
    T = Transformer
    B = Back door
    P = Pushbutton
    SPK 1 = Auxiliary Speaker One
    SPK 2 = Auxiliary speaker Two



    Manufacturer:Microsystems Development, Inc.
    Manufacturer Product No.:CHIME-1
    Power:4 AA batteries
    Speaker:8 ohms, 3 watts
    Mounting:Horizontal or Vertical
    Preprogrammed Sounds:51
    Warranty:2 years, limited


    Wiring Diagram with Transformer  Installation without Transformer  Front Panel Open with Instructions   
    Wiring Diagram with Transformer  Installation without Transformer  Front Panel Open with Instructions   


    110 Ratings
    5 star: 56%  (62)
    4 star: 18%  (20)
    3 star: 13%  (14)
    2 star: 5%  (5)
    1 star: 8%  (9)
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    Paulb -- seattle, wa   1/17/2014
    Very fun doorbell. The programmability is decent in that it can record at ok quality via the built-in microphone or headphone jack from your computer or phone as it is fully removable from the installed back-plate which is also great. Very small memory so you can't load up all the custom slots with anything more than a few seconds. I added the secondary chime outside so the people ringing the bell could hear it and that has been the primary fun we've had as visitors, mail delivery folk, etc have enjoyed it. I even had our mail delivery person ask if he could still ring the doorbell even though he gave me the mail outside as I was coming home at the time. We also like the appearance as it basic and doesn't draw attention to itself with some poor attempt at 'style' most all doorbells look ugly and cheap imo Negatives: The speaker is very weak and distorts at the highest setting. If you have small, single story house and use one of the standard 'chimes' the volume might be ok but if you play music or dialog you will likely not hear it unless it is all the way up and which point it will distort audio. Other challenges is that this has been out for a number of years and hasn't been improved at all. I wouldn't buy this if you are hoping for a upgrade that you can just drop onto the already-installed back plate to one that has better speaker, wifi/zigbee etc.
    Tre -- orange county, CA   11/1/2013
    Really great unit. Easy to install. The only addition which would have been nice is an added blue tooth capability so I could transmit the sound to wireless outdoor blue tooth speakers. Would be great for the trick or treaters to hear the spooky sound after ringing the door bell.
    TUOMAS -- tornio, Finland   10/17/2013
    Very good sounds installed originally and you can add them more. We played those Halloween sounds with kids enough to drive my wife mad
    ARTHUR -- thousand oaks, CA   8/24/2013
    I was pleased to discover that the unit operates with or without a transformer.
    ALI -- weehawken, NJ   5/27/2013
    Sounds good. Hooked up 2 8ohm speakers and the amp worked fine
    Frankie A -- Brooklyn NY   12/17/2012
    Great unit -- only negative, they could have designed more to look like a standard door chime rather than a piece of electrical equipment; aesthetically it is lacking. My girlf is so diappointed in the look that I may just go out and buy a fancy unit with the tubular bells that hand down from the box and see if I can gut it and hide this unit inside it.
    Henry -- Phoenix   12/15/2012
    I was very interested in this product until I learned that it required wired buttons. If they made a wireless model for the right price, I would have bought it.
    CESAR -- willemstad, XX   10/21/2012
    iChime is easy to install and to use.The fist one I received was defective and I sent it back. The response was fast and good and I am using my iChime with a lot of satsfaction.
    MEHUL -- philadelphia, PA   10/5/2012
    This is very nice doorbel.. I send this bell to my friend to india.. he is so appriciate..
    KWOK TE -- singapore, XX   4/22/2012
    The item has been giving me problems since it was installed. Every now and then it just goes off with no reason and sometimes happems when the main door is being closed. Even though I had contacted the manufacturer and followed their advice in rewiring, the problem persists. I just hope it doesn;t go off in the middle of the night while we are sleeping.
    LINE -- laval, QC   4/1/2012
    Exactly what I was looking for. Good sound library and the possibility of making our own. Quick shipment. Thanks!
    DAVID -- redwater, AB   2/10/2012
    This item was beyond expectations. The instructions were easily followed, the installation went well and the sounds are great.
    MICHAEL -- fulton, NY   11/24/2011
    Easy to install. Easy to use. Had it on halloween tune's and the kid's loved it. Had a couple of friend's ask where I bought it. Haven't used the download music part of it yet
    DAVID -- ivanhoe, XX   10/26/2011
    Excellent product. Easy to install and very clear instructions.
    RICHARD -- carmichael, CA   10/5/2011
    Bought this for my gf's new house. She loves it. She is very into Christmas and will actually use these chimes in the summer. The sounds are good quality and (even though I've read negative reviews regarding the volume) the volume is plenty loud enough. We have not tried to record anything to use as a door chime, so I cannot comment on that feature.
    MONICA -- cincinnati, OH   9/15/2011
    It is okay, a bit af a pain to change the chimes
    CHRISTINE -- london, XX   8/26/2011
    LOVE IT!!!!
    POLLIT FAMILY -- middle village, NY   7/28/2011
    I love everytging about it. Their is nothing that i cant do.
    RICHARD -- london, XX   7/27/2011
    easy to fit to existing bell push,easy to use(good instruction book)good value,couldn't get anything like in the UK
    DAVID -- karabah, XX   5/25/2011
    Great product & easy to install


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