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Infrared (Standard Consumer Electronics)
Serial - RS-232
IR Controllable
PC Programmable
Initial Zone Capacity
8 Zones Included
Maximum Power Handling
960 Watts
Maximum Zones
16 Zones
Ease of Installation
Advanced (Installs > 60 minutes)
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NuVo Concerto
NuVo Technologies Concerto 6 Source 8 Zone System
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NuVo Technologies Concerto 6 Source 8 Zone System
Item# 8270DA
Price: $6999.99
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  • This is a dealer-only product - no retail orders accepted
  • Six programmable display pad controllers with Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) and white, ivory and almond inserts and trim plates
  • EZ port connection hub and network cable
  • Six IR emitters
  • Built-in infrared receiver to block interference from plasma displays, sunlight, or fluorescent lighting

Essential Info

Looking for a whole-house audio system flexible enough to meet the diverse tastes and lifestyles of every member of the family? Then consider Concerto from NuVo.

Concerto gives you the ultimate in listening power with the ability to choose from six different sound sources, delivering music to up to eight different listening zones in the home. Plus, Generation D design protocol utilizes digital amplification for energy conservation, lower heat generation and clear, precise sound.

This product can only be shipped to the billing address & only within the USA. Orders containing this item and shipping to an alternate address (non-billing address) will not be processed. The shipping & billing addresses must be the same. Canadian customers may ship to a U.S. address.


What's Included

  • NV-I8DMS Concerto six-source, eight-zone amplifier
  • Six NV-I8DSP display pads with white, ivory, almond, and black inserts and trim plates
  • Six NV-VEC IR emitters
  • One NV-I8EZP EZ port connection hub
  • One 10' network cable
  • One AC power cord
  • One installation manual

More Info

Controllable by Home Automation
Concerto's bi-directional RS232 port means it is completely controllable by home automation devices designed to control all aspects of the home. Just one of the many features that make Concerto one of the most flexible and powerful distributed audio systems on the market.
Six Audio Sources to Eight Zones Throughout the Home
Concerto offers the power to choose from six different sound sources. Switching between sources is as easy as the touch of a button. You can even listen to multiple sound sources in eight different zones simultaneously! The Concerto Display Pad makes source selection and complete source function control as easy as the touch of a button. Imagine listening to a classical CD in the kitchen while your spouse is hearing the rich, full sound of a DVD upstairs, your daughter is listening to pop music in the sunroom, and your son and his friends are in the den, tuning into the big game. NuVo makes it a reality. And with Generation D technology, it's more powerful and precise than ever.

Source Grouping
This feature of Concerto's allows for one zone to automatically listen to the same source as all other zones in the group. This is a very useful feature for a large open area where it is not practical for more than one source to be playing at one time. The advantage of the zone group is that each Display Pad within the group has the ability to turn on or off, mute, and control volume independently. Concerto allows for four separate groups.

Powerful Sound Output
Although the Concerto is rated for 80 watts of power per zone (40 watts per left and right channel) for high-quality sound reproduction, it still offers a line output for use with external amplifiers when additional power is needed.

Customize Sound for Every Room
Whether you thrill to a pulse-pounding bass or soul-soaring highs, the unique equalization feature on NuVo keypads allows you to adjust the sound system to optimize the natural acoustics of each individual room.

Prevent Speaker Damage — Limit Maximum Volume
The "Max Volume" feature allows the volume in a zone to be limited. This can be done either to avoid damage to low-power speakers or simply to prevent a certain room from being turned up too high (e.g., a teenager's bedroom). "Balance" adjusts the level of output to the left and right speakers. The default is center, but depending on the location of the speakers and the optimal listening area of the room, it may be advantageous to adjust the balance to either the left or the right. Bass and Treble EQ can be adjusted individually. The range is 12dB to +12dB.

Integrate Keypads for Simplified Use
If you like, the NuVo system keypads can be grouped. This enables open living spaces (such as the living room, dining room and kitchen) to share a listening choice, while still permitting individual volume control. Not only that, but the special "All Off" feature allows you to shut down your NuVo system with the press of a single button. Add a dual tuner (sold separately) to your audio distribution system, and you'll have a complete dual AM/FM/Weather tuner, an AM/FM/Weather and XM Satellite radio tuner, or a dual XM satellite radio tuner along with an auxiliary source distribution throughout your home. You can even control up to three of these tuners from any room in the house using a Remote Control for NuVo Tuners (sold separately). These IR remotes send signals through the integrated IR receivers in the connected keypads.

Buy as a Kit and Save
The NuVo Concerto System requires cat. 5e cable and speaker wire. You can purchase these items separately or as a kit.

Optional Accessories:

Concerto IR Learning Station (#8270DLS)
The Concerto IR Learning Station is a complete package for configuring every aspect of the Concerto's operation*. The package includes the Concerto Configurator software, the IR Learning Station interface for capturing audio component IR commands and storing them in an IR Library, RS232 connection cables, and a power supply. The Learning Station package is compatible with all Concerto Systems.

Concerto Programmable Display Pad (#8270DSP)
The Concerto Display Pad makes source selection and complete source function control as easy as the touch of a button.

Concerto Expander with 6 keypads (#8270DX)
Eight additional listening zones can be added with the Concerto Expander package, for a total of 16 zones. Simply connect the Concerto Expander to the Concerto main amplifier using the Source Link and Digital Link outputs. All necessary cables are included in the Expander package. Includes 6 keypads.

This product cannot be sold to Canadian addresses.



Manufacturer Product No.:NV-I8DMS
Damping Factor:50+
Frequency Response:B20-20kHz + 2dB

Zones 1-8 Preamplifier Outputs

Variable Output:0-600mV
Fixed Output:600mV
Impedance:600 Ohms

Source Inputs 1-6

Input Impedance:20K
Input Sensitivity for Rated Power:300mV RMS
Input Overload:3V RMS


System on (output):12V @ 50mA
External Mute:3-12V DC
Output Power:3-15V DC
Outputs:6 (Source 1-6)

For a complete list of specifications, please see page 33 of the User Manual

Due to excessive weight, Smarthome will add a heavy-item shipping charge to this item. This charge will be reflected in the shipping amount on the check-out page.

Important notes:
Only defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item. For defective returns after 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
Manufacturer contact information: Nuvo Technologies Inc, Tel: (859) 817-7200


Concerto Wiring Diagram  NuVo Concerto Rear Connections     
Concerto Wiring Diagram  NuVo Concerto Rear Connections     


Stephen Munson -- seattle, Washington   5/5/2006
Very impressed with the quality of this unit. Combined with the dual tuners & XM, this system will satisfy the most demanding customer. Group combining and single solution for sat/FM attenna are a huge plus for large installations.
Randy -- belen, NM   9/22/2005
An excellent value for performance. The customers wife loved it!
DAN -- ripon, WI   7/7/2005
The system was everything it was made out to be..
JOE -- newport beach, CA   6/4/2004
This system is AWESOME. Keypads are very elegant. Plus, you can control the amp via serial (Stargate, Powerlinc, etc.) as well. Another great product from NUVO.


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Concerto EZ IR Learning Station       

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