Aton Introduces Whole-Home Audio Kit
Aton, which makes high-performance speakers and digital audio and HD video distribution systems, introduced what it calls the industry's first pre-programmed whole-home music system, the Aton AH66T Kit.
The AH66T is a multizone music solution with a built-in, RDS-enabled AM/FM tuner plus six additional sources, rated at 60W of power per zone with a line level pre-output for subzones. The controller includes a dedicated IR input for every zone with a full, discrete IR code set for integration. It comes with a full two-way RS-232 code set for control via third-party devices where a separate multiroom solution is required.
The six in-wall capacitive touch pads feature full-color OLED displays and interchangeable faceplates in white, ivory, and almond. The kit also comes with two built-in RS-232 ports ready for an iPort iPod dock or Lutron RadioRA2 lighting control with codes preloaded. The controller is stackable to two chassis for a 12-zone system with tuner pre-outputs to share the AM/FM selections between chassis.
"The AH66T KT offers an unsurpassed out-of-box experience that delivers beyond expectations," said Paul Starkey, president of Aton Home Systems, in a statement. "Why have just music when you can get so much more? Plus you can complete the system with our musician-voiced Storm Series speakers."
The AH66T-KT kit is available for immediate delivery at an MSRP of $3,599.