Intercom Solutions

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Say “intercom”, and most people think of “tinny” sound and inconsistent performance…

Those days are long gone!

Today, Nortek Security & Control’s communication and whole-house music distribution systems deliver true sound for music and voice. These elegant and sophisticated acoustical systems deliver quality sound throughout the home. They also ensure peace of mind with enhanced security and room monitoring features.

For more than 50 years, a company named M&S Systems has been the leading designer and manufacturer of fine systems for home communication and entertainment. These products revolutionized home communications with technology, style, and value. That company is now part of Nortek Security & Control, where the legacy of quality in design and development continues on.

Systems for new installation using Cat-5 wire

Nortek Security & Control’s DMC1 Music/Communications System offers much more than just good looks. Designed for today’s home, the DMC1 offers the homeowner the ability to communicate and monitor up to 15 rooms and up to three door speakers. The add-on model DMCBT offers music playback and adds wireless streaming capability from smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth-enabled music/audio streaming products.

Systems for 3-wire, 4-wire, and 6-wire retrofit installations

Nortek Security & Control’s DMC3-4 offers many of the same features as the DMC1, but it is engineered to run on existing wires. The DMC3-4 will replace most older 3-wire or 4-wire M&S Systems and NuTone intercoms (use DMC1 for 6-wire retrofits). Unique retrofit finish-out frames make installation easy by eliminating the need to repair drywall. The DMC3-4 retrofit also offers an optional Bluetooth® Player.

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INTERCOM SYSTEM KITS

DMC1PACKDMC1PACK: Music/Communication System Package
Includes one DMC1 Music/Communication System, four DMC1RS Indoor Room Stations with Remote Scan and Master Volume, one DMC1RW Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume, one DS3B Intercom Door Speaker with Bell Button, and one MC3 3-Note Chime Module
DMC3PACKDMC3PACK: Music/Communication System Package
Includes one Music/Communication retrofit system master unit, four DMC3RS Room Stations, one DMC3RW Patio Station, one DS3B Door Station with Bell Button, and one MC3 3-note Chime Module
DMC4PACKDMC4PACK: Music/Communication System Package
Includes one Music/Communication retrofit system master unit, four DMC4RS Room Stations, one DMC4RW Patio Station, one DS3B Door Station with Bell Button, and one MC3 3-note Chime Module
DMCBTPACKNEW! DMCBTPACK: Music/Communication System Package (White)
Includes one DMC1 Music/Communication System Master, one DMCBT Bluetooth® Player, four DMC1RS Room Stations with Remote Scan and Master Volume, one DMC1RW Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume, one MC3 3-Note Chime Module, one DS3B Intercom Door Station with Bell Button, one DMC1F Combination Mounting Frame

INTERCOM MASTERS 

DMC1DMC1: Music/Communication System Master (White) 
Music/communication system master unit, up to 15 room stations and 3 door speakers, built-in tuner, white
DMC1ADMC1A: Music/Communication System Master (Almond)
Music/communication system master unit, up to 15 room stations and 3 door speakers, built-in tuner, almond
DMC1BDMC1B: Music/Communication System Master (Black)
Music/communication system master unit, up to 15 room stations and 3 door speakers, built-in tuner, black
DMC3-4DMC3-4: Music/Communication Retrofit System Master (White) 
Music/communication retrofit system master unit, up to 15 room stations and 3 door speakers, built-in tuner, white
DMC3-4ADMC3-4A: Music/Communication Retrofit System Master (Almond)
Music/communication retrofit system master unit, up to 15 room stations and 3 door speakers, built-in tuner, almond
DMC3-4BDMC3-4B: Music/Communication Retrofit System Master (Black)
Music/communication retrofit system master unit, up to 15 room stations and 3 door speakers, built-in tuner, black

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INTERCOM ADD-ON MEDIA PLAYERS 

DMCBTNEW! DMCBT: Intercom and Music System Bluetooth® Player 
Add-on DMC Intercom Bluetooth Media Player for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communication Systems, available in white, almond or black

INTERCOM ROOM STATIONS 

DMC1RDMC1R : Indoor Room Station
Indoor intercom room station for DMC1 Music/communication System, requires DMC1HR Room Station Rough-in Ring, white
DMC1RSDMC1RS: Indoor Room Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (White)
Indoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control for DMC1 Music/Communication System, requires DMC1HR Room Station Rough-in Ring, white
DMC1RSADMC1RSA: Indoor Room Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Almond)
Indoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control for DMC1 Music/Communication System, requires DMC1HR Room Station Rough-in Ring, almond
DMC1RSBDMC1RSB: Indoor Room Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Black)
Indoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control for DMC1 Music/Communication System, requires DMC1HR Room Station Rough-in Ring, black
DMC3RDMC3R: Retrofit Indoor Room Station
Indoor intercom room station, 3-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/communication Retrofit System, white
DMC3RSDMC3RS: Retrofit Indoor Room Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (White)
Indoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 3-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, white
DMC3RSADMC3RSA: Retrofit Indoor Room Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Almond)
Indoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 3-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, almond
DMC3RSBDMC3RSB: Retrofit Indoor Room Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Black)
Indoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 3-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, black
DMC4RDMC4R: Retrofit Indoor Room Station
Indoor intercom room station, 4-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/communication Retrofit System, white
DMC4RSDMC4RS: Retrofit Indoor Room Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (White)
Indoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 4-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, white
DMC4RSADMC4RSA: Retrofit Indoor Room Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Almond)
Indoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 4-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, almond
DMC4RSBDMC4RSB: Retrofit Indoor Room Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Black)
Indoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 4-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, black
N68RSN68RS: Retrofit Large Indoor Room Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume
Indoor intercom room station with 8-inch speaker, includes radio remote scan and master volume control options, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System (4-wire installations only), white

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INTERCOM DOOR STATIONS 

BD3BNBD3BN: Intercom Door Station with Bell Button
Bright brass door station with lighted bell button for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communication Systems
BD3NBD3N: Intercom Door Station
Bright brass door station without bell button for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communication Systems
D3BND3BN: Intercom Door Station with Bell Button
Antique brass door station with lighted bell button for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communication Systems
DS3BDS3B: Intercom Door Station with Bell Button 
Plastic door station, with lighted bell button, for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communication Systems, white
DS3NBDS3NB: Intercom Door Station with Bell Button
Nickel finish door station with lighted bell button for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communication Systems

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INDOOR PATIO STATIONS

DMC1RWDMC1RW: Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (White)
Outdoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control for DMC1 Music/Communication System, requires DMC1HRW Flush-mount Rough-in Enclosure or DMC1HRWS Surface-mount Rough-in Enclosure, white
DMC1RWADMC1RWA: Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Almond)
Outdoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control for DMC1 Music/Communication System, almond
DMC1RWBDMC1RWB: Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Black)
Outdoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control for DMC1 Music/Communication System, black
DMC3RWDMC3RW: Retrofit Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (White)
Outdoor intercom patio station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 3-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, white
DMC3RWADMC3RWA: Retrofit Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Almond)
Outdoor intercom patio station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 3-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, almond
DMC3RWBDMC3RWB: Retrofit Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Black)
Outdoor intercom patio station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 3-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, black
DMC4RWDMC4RW: Retrofit Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (White)
Outdoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 4-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, white
DMC4RWADMC4RWA: Retrofit Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Almond)
Outdoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 4-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, almond
DMC4RWBDMC4RWB: Retrofit Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume (Black)
Outdoor intercom room station with radio remote scan and master volume control, 4-wire, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, black
NW65RSNW65RS: Retrofit Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume
Outdoor patio station with 5-inch speaker, includes radio remote scan and master volume control options, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System (4-wire installations only), white
NW68RSNW68RS: Retrofit Large Patio Station with Remote Scan and Master Volume
Outdoor patio station with 8-inch speaker, includes radio remote scan and master volume control options, for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System (4-wire installations only), white

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45-OHM INTERCOM SPEAKERS

NR8PNR8P: Ceiling Intercom Speaker 
8-inch, 45-ohm, ceiling intercom speaker with plastic grille, NR8 mounting ring required, white

INTERCOM WALL PLATES AND VOLUME CONTROLS

MVC1MVC1: Monaural Volume Control (White)
Monaural volume control for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communications Systems, mounts in single-gang J-box, white
MVC1AMVC1A: Monaural Volume Control (Almond)
Monaural volume control for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communications Systems, mounts in single-gang J-box, almond

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INTERCOM MOUNTING FRAMES 

DMC1FDMC1F: Combination Mounting Frame (White)
Plastic mounting frame for DMC1 Music/Communication System when installed with add-on DMC1MM, DMCMP3 or DMCBT installed, white
DMC1FADMC1FA: Combination Mounting Frame (Almond)
Plastic mounting frame for DMC1 Music/Communication System when installed with add-on DMC1MM, DMCMP3A or DMCBTA installed, almond
DMC1FBDMC1FB: Combination Mounting Frame (Black)
Plastic mounting frame for DMC1 Music/Communication System when installed with add-on DMC1MM, DMCMP3B or DMCBTB installed, black
DMC1FGDMC1FG: Master Gap Frame 
Gap frame for DMC1 Music/communication system master
DMC1FRGDMC1FRG: Room Station Gap Frame 
Gap frame for all DMC1 indoor room stations
DMCFCDMCFC: Combination Retrofit Mounting Frame (White) 
Plastic retrofit mounting frame for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System when installed with add-on DMC1MM, DMCMP3 or DMCBT player installed, white
DMCFCADMCFCA: Combination Retrofit Mounting Frame (Almond)
Plastic retrofit mounting frame for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System when installed with add-on DMC1MM, DMCMP3A or DMCBTA player installed, almond
DMCFCBDMCFCB: Combination Retrofit Mounting Frame (Black)
Plastic retrofit mounting frame for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System when installed with add-on DMC1MM, DMCMP3B or DMCBTB player installed, black
DMCFDDMCFD: Door Station Retrofit Mounting Frame
Plastic retrofit intercom door station frame, white (Nutone Door Station replacements only)
DMCFMDMCFM: Master Retrofit Mounting Frame (White)
Plastic retrofit mounting frame for DMC3-4 Music/Communication Retrofit System, white
DMCFMADMCFMA: Master Retrofit Mounting Frame (Almond)
Plastic retrofit mounting frame for DMC3-4A Music/Communication Retrofit System, almond
DMCFMBDMCFMB: Master Retrofit Mounting Frame (Black)
Plastic retrofit mounting frame for DMC3-4B Music/Communication Retrofit System, black
DMCFRDMCFR: Room Station Retrofit Mounting Frame (White)
Plastic retrofit mounting frame for intercom room station, with mounting plate, fits all indoor retrofit room stations, white
DMCFRADMCFRA: Room Station Retrofit Mounting Frame (Almond)
Plastic retrofit mounting frame for intercom room station, with mounting plate, fits all indoor retrofit room stations, almond
DMCFRBDMCFRB: Room Station Retrofit Mounting Frame (Black)
Plastic retrofit mounting frame for intercom room station, with mounting plate, fits all indoor retrofit room stations, black
DMCFRWDMCFRW: Patio Station Retrofit Mounting Frame 
Plastic retrofit mounting frame for intercom patio station, with mounting plate, weather resistant, fits all outdoor & high sun flush mount retrofit patio stations, white

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INTERCOM ROUGH-IN COMPONENTS 

DMC1HDMC1H: Wall Housing Kit 
Includes one metal wall housing for DMC1/DMC 3-4, one FM Dipole Antenna, one ferrite filter, 25 feet of Antenna Wire, 75 feet of MS4DCXSC Shielded Speaker Cable, four 1-1/2″ snap-in bushings, and one TE5D Transformer Assembly
DMC1HCDMC1HC: CD Combination Wall Housing Kit 
Includes one metal wall housing for DMC1/DMC 3-4 with optional accessory music player, one FM Dipole Antenna, 25 feet of AM Antenna Wire with a Ferrite Filter, 75 feet of MS4DCXSC Shielded Speaker Cable, two 3/4″ snap-in bushings, four 1-1/2″ snap-in bushings, one TE2D Transformer, and one TE5D Transformer
DMC1HCKITDMC1HCKIT: Combination Music Player Wall Housing and Rough-in Ring Kit 
Includes one metal wall housing for DMC1/DMC 3-4 with optional accessory music player, one ME3 Door Station Rough-in Enclosure, one DMC1HRW Flush-mount Rough-in Enclosure, four DMC1HR Rough-in Rings, one FM Dipole Antenna, 75 feet of MS4DCXSC Shielded Speaker Cable, 25 feet of AM Antenna Wire with a Ferrite Filter, two 3/4″ snap-in bushings, four 1-1/2″ snap-in bushings, one TE2D Transformer, and one TE5D Transformer
DMC1HKITDMC1HKIT: Wall Housing and Rough-in Ring Kit 
Includes one metal wall housing for DMC1/DMC 3-4, one ME3 Door Station Enclosure, one DMC1HRW Flush-mount Rough-in Enclosure, four DMC1HR Rough-in Rings, one FM Dipole Antenna, 75 feet of MS4DCXSC Shielded Speaker Cable, one ferrite filter, 25 feet of Antenna Wire, four 1-1/2″ snap-in bushings, and one TE5D Transformer
DMC1HR-5DMC1HR-5: Room Station Rough-in Ring (5-pack) 
Pre-installation mounting rings for DMC1R and DMC1RS Room Stations, 5-pack
DMC1HRWDMC1HRW: Flush-mount Rough-in Enclosure
Pre-installation metal flush mount enclosure for DMC1RW Patio Station
DMC1HRWSDMC1HRWS: Surface-mount Rough-in Enclosure
Pre-installation plastic surface mount enclosure for DMC1RW Patio Station, white
DS3BXBDS3BXB: Intercom Door Station Enclosure (Black)
Surface mount plastic enclosure, fits BD3BN, BD3N, and D3BN door stations, black
DS3BXWDS3BXW: Intercom Door Station Enclosure (White)
Surface mount plastic enclosure, fits DS3B door station, white
ME3ME3: Door Station Rough-in Enclosure
Metal enclosure, fits all M&S wall mount door stations except DMC-10DS
NR8-5NR8-5: Ceiling Intercom Speaker Mounting Ring (5-pack) 
Mounting ring for 8-inch NR8P ceiling speaker, 5-pack

INTERCOM CABLE AND WIRE

MS2SX5SCMS2SX5SC: Shielded Speaker Cable 
2-conductor shielded cable, 22 gauge solid copper wire, yellow cable jacket, blue & purple pair in foil shield with drain wire, 500 feet

 INTERCOM ACCESSORIES 

D360D360: FM Antenna 
Omni-directional FM antenna for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communication Systems
DMC1QCSDMC1QCS: Quick Connect Pack
Includes five plug-in connectors with screw-down terminals for room and patio station connections to a DMC1 master
DMCRACDMCRAC: Antenna Adapter 
Antenna adapter converts the DMC1 AM and FM antenna input connectors to screw terminals, used with DMC1 in 6-wire retrofit systems when using existing antenna wires, includes five 8-position terminal blocks
DRWDRW: Door Release Mechanism
Door release mechanism for wood door, for DMC1, DMC3-4, and DMC-10 Music/Communication Systems
MC3MC3: 3-Note Chime Module
Three-note door chime, for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communication Systems; 1, 2, or 3 note intercom doorbell chime sounds
MC8MC8: 8-Note Chime Module
Eight-note door chime, for DMC1 and DMC3-4 Music/Communication Systems; 1, 2, 4 or 8 note intercom doorbell chime sounds
RT11RT11: Remote Transformer 
Plug-in transformer for DRW Door Release Mechanism, includes 50-foot 4-conductor cable
RT35RT35: Remote Transformer
Direct wire transformer for DRW Door Release Mechanism
TE2DTE2D: Transformer Assembly
Hardwire transformer used for powering the add-on DMC1MM, DMCMP3 or DMCBT player, mounts in DMC1HC Wall Housing
TE5DTE5D: Transformer Assembly
Hardwire transformer for DMC1 & DMC 3-4 Music/Communication Systems, mounts in DMC1H or DMC1HC Wall Housings

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