We at Home Controls are constantly receiving questions from customers seeking to upgrade their outdated NuTone intercom system – several each day! So you can imagine our excitement when we found a new option to add to our retrofit collection: the IST RETRO Music & Intercom System.
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Upgrade your home’s outdated intercom system with the IST RETRO Music & Intercom System (4 Zones). This unique intercom system is designed to replace pre-existing 3, 4, or 6-wire in-wall intercoms without requiring drywall repair or new wiring. Once it’s installed, you will have a modern, full-featured music distribution and intercom system that interconnects four rooms of your home (expandable to 13), as well as the front door and your Master Station.
- Replaces existing 3, 4, or 6-wire intercoms
- Built-in AM/FM radio with 10 presets
- Docking station and ports for external audio sources
- All stations support 8-ohm external speakers
- System can expand up to 13 zones (rooms)
The RETRO Music & Intercom System comes with a Master Station, four indoor Room Stations, and one outdoor Door Station, which are available in three different colors. The color you choose will determine the color of all stations (Master, Room, and Door).
How the System Works
The Master Station is the main intercom station and distribution hub of the system. It allows you to communicate with and play music through any and/or all stations in the system. The Master Station supports up to 17 Room Stations (4 can be Patio Stations) and up to two Door Stations.
- Master Station: As the hub of the system, the Master Station links all other stations with one another. It retrofits into the hole of your pre-existing master intercom unit and optionally supports external speakers in addition to other intercom stations. The unit features a built-in AM/FM radio with 10 presets, a dock for MP3 players and other audio sources, USB and Firewire charging ports, and an optional door release feature. You can also control volume levels, bass and treble levels, clock settings, and privacy settings.
- (4) Room Stations: Each Room Station allows you to play music distributed from the Master Station and communicate with other stations in the system. When a call is initiated from any station, all stations will be paged for the call. When the call is answered, the conversation becomes private to the two stations involved, and the receiving station can talk hands-free. You can also use any Room Station to listen in on other individual or multiple stations, perfect for monitoring children.
- Door Station: When a visitor presses the doorbell button on the Door Station, all the stations in your system will produce your selected doorbell chime. You can then answer the door from any station.
You can create an entire whole-room audio system with the Master Station or any Room Station by optionally connecting 8-ohm 30W or 100W external speakers (sold separately) to the unit.
The IST RETRO Music & Intercom System comes with adapter plates and cover plates that help you retrofit your new intercom stations into the existing wall holes where your old intercom stations were installed. These plates cover extra space left by the old stations, eliminating the need for drywall repair.