The CasaTunes Audio Manager, or CAM for short, is the latest innovation from CasaTunes. It is designed to provide customers the best of both worlds. It allows customers to combine their favorite music streamer with their favorite matrix amplifier (aka matrix switch or audio distribution system).
CAM is similar to the CasaTunes music streamer in the sense that it includes the same matrix switch management functionality that is part of the CasaTunes music streamer, but differs by requiring an external music streamer, like the SONOS Connect, for music.
The initial release of CAM supports SONOS music streamers and SONOS speakers only. Future releases will support additional music streamers (and speakers), targeting both residential and commercial markets.
With CAM you can control one or more SONOS Connect music streamers depending on the number of different music streams required. For many households a single SONOS Connect device will suffice.
CAM works with many current and legacy matrix amplifiers, including those from Audio Authority, Acurus, Axium, CasaTunes, Dayton Audio, HTD, Leviton/HAI, Legrand/NuVo, Monoprice, RTI, Russound, SpeakerCraft, and Vanco/PusleAudio.
With CAM you can expand your existing whole house music system by simply adding one or more SONOS speakers and/or devices. CAM automatically discovers your SONOS speakers and devices, and allows these to be seamlessly grouped with your existing matrix zones. Expanding your whole music system has never been easier.
CAM is the ideal solution for both retrofit and new installations. For retrofit installations, that is households that are currently using one of the matrix amplifiers that CAM supports, CAM upgrades the system to offer best in class multi-room audio. This includes adding Android and iOS App control, Alexa voice control, persistent room groups, multi-room volume control, AVR integration, waking up and sleeping to music, now playing metadata, music browsing and selection, home automation integration, Lutron integration, remote support, and much more.
For new installations, CAM is available bundled with one or more CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifiers. Each CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier supports music in up to 6 rooms, and you can add up to six matrix amplifiers, for a total of 36 rooms. The CasaTunes 6X6 matrix amplifier also includes six input sources. These are used to connect your SONOS Connect devices, and can be used to connect additional source equipment, such as TVs, set top boxes, and other streamers.
CAM uses SONOS Connect devices connected to your matrix as both, a music streamer and as a gateway to other SONOS speakers.
Using the CasaTunes Apps for Android and iOS you can control the music and which rooms your music plays in. Use the Join Rooms option in the App to select any combination of matrix zones and/or SONOS speakers to play the music in.
Under the hood, CAM selects the SONOS Connect device on the matrix as the source for the selected matrix zones, and groups the SONOS Connect device with any selected SONOS speakers.
When you join a SONOS speaker to a matrix zone, CAM intelligently selects a SONOS Connect device to use if there is more than one SONOS Connect device connected to the matrix switch, groups this device with the SONOS speaker, then selects the SONOS Connect device as the source for the matrix zone.
The App makes it easy to join the rooms where you want to listen to your music. Simply check each room in the Join Rooms screen, and to remove a room from the group, simply uncheck the room.
With CAM, you can seamlessly manage the volume for both matrix zones and SONOS speakers. Use the master volume control to change the group volume, and use the individual room volume controls to change the volume in a specific room.
If you find yourself often selecting the same group of rooms, and adjusting the volume in these rooms, you can save these settings as a CasaTunes Room Group.
Room groups simplify managing your music in multiple rooms. When you turn on a room group, or join a room group, it powers on all the rooms that are part of the room group, sets the same source for each room, and adjusts the volume for each room appropriately.
Use room groups to implement Party Mode and Scenes.
Since CAM uses the official SONOS cloud based Control Application Programming Interface (API) to control SONOS Connect devices and any additional SONOS speakers, CAM displays much of the same information that is available in the SONOS App (see side-by-side Now Playing images above).
With CAM you can select to listen to any SONOS Favorite or Playlist. If you would like to browse and search for other music, CAM makes it easy to open the SONOS App. Once you have completed selecting your music, press the top left button in the SONOS App to return back to the CasaTunes App.
We recommend creating a robust list of your SONOS Favorites and Playlists. This way you can quickly select your music without ever having to leave the CasaTunes App.
CAM automatically organizes your favorites based on the music service type (for example, Pandora), simplifying the selection process.