Russound Announces MCA-88X Streaming Multizone Controller Amplifier

russound-multi-amp-0914Russound has announced the new MCA-88X Streaming Multizone Controller Digital Amplifier, an eight source, eight zone controller with built-in XStream Technology that streams content from the cloud, home network, tablets and phones, all from a single component.

Scalable up to 48 zones by combining multiple controllers, the MCA-88X is part of Russound’s next generation of controllers that claims to be delivering super-fast response time, an array of digital inputs and quicker configuration. The unit offers plentiful options to fit the distributed audio needs of most residential and light commercial environments. In addition to its analog, digital, and paging sources, the new MCA-88X is also  Bluetooth compatible. This enables use of Russound’s BTC-1X Bluetooth Extender to wirelessly connect portable media players, smartphones and similar devices, located anywhere in a home to the MCA-88X. The unit also features full system control via the My Russound app on both Android and IOS mobile devices, and is fully compatibility with Russound’s advanced keypads and TS3 touch screens.

The MCA-88X features six zones of digital amplification at40 watts per channel, all channels driven, and offers maximum integration flexibility with fixed/variable line-level outputs for outboard amplification, wireless expansion and subzone use for up to eight zones per chassis. Built-in Serial and IP control allow easy bi-directional integration with 3rd party control systems.

Here are all the specs.