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IR Controllable
PC Programmable
Initial Zone Capacity
6 Zones Included
Maximum Power Handling
150 Watts
Maximum Zones
12 Zones
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Multi-Source, Multi-Zone Audio Distribution System Offers Flexibility and Remarkably Clear Sound
NuVo Essentia 6-Source, 6-zone Audio System, Amp Only
NuVo Technologies Essentia 6-Source, 6-zone Audio Distribution System, Amp Only
NuVo Technologies Essentia 6-Source, 6-zone Audio Distribution System, Amp Only
Item# 8271GM
Price: $2099.00
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  • Pure, clear sounding whole-house audio system integrates seamlessly to any home
  • Six audio source inputs and six zone outputs (expandable to 12 zones)
  • Efficient power supply that reduces heat output and protects against equipment failure
  • First whole home audio system to earn the Energy Star logo

Essential Info

The NuVo Essentia EG6 is the ideal choice for a premiere whole-house audio distribution system at an affordable price. It can deliver remarkably clear sound from up to six different audio sources out to six different listening zones, at up to 40 Watts per zone. With each zone able to listen to the same source or different sources at the same time, the Essentia is flexible enough to meet the diverse taste and lifestyle of each family member. This system ships without the NuVo Essentia OLED control pads, which can be purchased separately if you have an application with six or less zones. A complete Essentia EG6 system is also available separately, that includes six NuVo Essentia OLED controllers. The NuVo Essentia Audio Distribution System gives you the power of choice, blending the advanced technology of superior home sound with the simplicity of a user-friendly design, all at a price that's easy to live with. Home never sounded so good!

With the addition of speakers, wire, and audio source equipment, all sold separately, you can enjoy the power of the NuVo Essentia EG6 in no time.

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

  • NuVo Essentia EG6 Main Amplifier
  • Allport connection hub
  • Network cable
  • Six IR emitters
  • Remote control
  • Rack ears
  • Power cable
  • Product manual
  • More Info

    Expandable System
    For large homes or applications, the NuVo Essentia EG6 can be expanded from six zones to 12 zones. This requires the addition of a NuVo Essentia EG6 Expander, which includes a zone controller/amplifier for six additional zones. NuVo Essentia single gang OLED control pads can be added to the Expander, depending on how many zones (up to six) you wish to add. The NuVo Essentia EG6 Expander and the NuVo Essentia single gang OLED control pads are sold separately.

    Control System Locally With Wall-Mounted Touch Pads
    You won't need to run to the main system every time you want to change the volume or source of a zone. With the addition of new OLED control pads, you can manually change the volume or source you want to hear, directly from the zone it controls. You can browse by station, play list, track, artist, album, or genre, as all of the audio information displays what's playing when it's playing. Each keypad has a built-in infrared receiver, offering the option of using an IR remote as well. The new control pad interface has a flush mount design, pressure sensitive tactile buttons and an OLED display that provided full metadata feedback for each zone. Additionally, the keypads are water resistant, so they can be used in certain outdoor applications.

    Play Your iPod Through Your NuVo Essentia EG6
    Install the Remote iPod Dock almost anywhere in your house and you'll be able to call up, browse and control your iPod instantly from the backlit display of any of the control pads connected to your NuVo Grand Concerto whole-house audio system.

    Music Server & AM/FM/Weather/XM® Satellite Tuners Available
    Take your Essentia EG6 to the next level by adding NuVo's smart components, which provide full display feedback and control of connected sources through each Essentia OLED Control Pad. Add the M3 Music Server to play your entire music library on a Windows Media Player-based 160GB hard drive that can sync with your PC. Add a dual tuner (sold separately) to the Grand Concerto 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. These tuners feature Radio Data Service (RDS), displaying artist and song information on your Concerto Control Pad. 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.

    This product has been awarded the ENERGY STAR.



    Manufacturer Product No.:NV-E6GM-DC
    Dimensions:1 3/4" H x 17" W x 9 7/8" D
    Weight:16.5 lbs. (8.6kg)
    Source Input Impedance:20k
    Source Input Sensitivity for Rated Power:300mV RMS
    Source Input Overload:3V RMS
    Continuous Average Output Power:40W (20W x 2)
    Power Amplifier Rated Impedance:6 Ohms
    Power Amplifier Damping Factor:50+
    Power Amplifier Frequency Response:20-20kHz
    Preamplifier Outputs Variable Output:0-2.4V
    Preamplifier Outputs Fixed Output:2.4V
    Preamplifier Outputs Impedance:1k Ohms
    IR Emitter Outputs:6
    IR Emitter Sum Outputs:1
    Output Drive Current:20mA
    Output Drive Voltage:5V
    Power Requirements:85-265VAC 50/60Hz
    Power Consumption:150VA (150W) all channels driven to full-rated power; 70VA (70W) average operating conditions; 18VA (12W) no signal; Standby 0.8 W
    Output Power:5V @ 20mA
    Approvals:UL, Energy Star compliant

    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



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