The Rane RAD26 provides any room with end user control via the color LCD display and rotary encoders. It also features a dual universal audio I/O interface, line-level input jacks for local needs, a headphone output, and a dual 4-watt amp all using using one shielded cat5e (or better) cable drop. Three logic closure inputs and three active-low outputs add to the control capabilities. The built-in amplifier powers a small stereo pair of room speakers, or it can be switched in software to power a single 8-watt speaker.
The RAD26 provides enough I/O and control to support one room in a HAL audio system which may require:
Local audio line input (smartphone, laptop, MP3, DVD)
One or two microphone or line-level inputs
Amplifier outputs for ceiling speakers
On the rear, there are 2 balanced Euroblock Mic / Line / Line-Plus audio inputs with the mode set in Halogen software. The Line-Plus inputs accept unbalanced left and right signals, and sums them to mono. Also, 24V phantom power is available for condenser mics. For end users, there is a 3.5 mm Aux input on the underside of the front, accepting the output of a smartphone, laptop or other consumer device.
Balanced line outputs can drive an external amplifier or powered subwoofer for more output.
Software logic senses an inserted connector at the Aux In or Headphone jacks to optionally override the rear connections.
The RAD26 fits with most decor in a matte white metal box. A programmable ambient light sensor automatically dims the display and status LEDs in darkened rooms.
Screw the included wall-mount bracket over U.S. (or international) electrical boxes - or flush mount the DR6 with the bracket, and a 2" (5 cm) square hole in the wall to accommodate the cable.