The first Russound 70v model to be announced, XZone70V Streaming Audio Amplifier, is a digital media streaming audio source that incorporates the company’s XStream technology to enable streaming audio content from the cloud, a local network, AirPlay-enabled devices, all from a single component. The 70v/100v amplifier uses advanced circuitry to provide up to 300 watts of power in a single 1U chassis.
Similar to its residential counterpart, the XZone70V’s built-in audio streamer offers the most popular services, but with a focus on commercial installations. Included in the system is SiriusXM for Business, providing installers with a simple, cost-effective option for streaming legally licensed music at any business. Also included are such stalwart, popular services as vTuner, Pandora, Spotify and TuneIn.
One of the more interesting features for commercial installations is an integrated microphone input that automatically senses a signal and pauses the audio stream for paging through the system. Condenser mic support is easily accessed with a sliding switch on the rear panel, in addition to a Mic Gain control for easy adjustment of the audio level, and a front panel Mic Volume Level that gives users access to increase Mic Volume as the environment dictates.