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MCA Series

Advanced Multi-room Audio Systems



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Next Generation Multi-Zone Has Arrived

RCI Building on Russound's legendary reliability, simplicity, and sound quality, the new multi-zone controllers now offer lightning fast response time, an array of digital inputs, quicker configuration, and more great content. The evolutionary MCA-88X, an 8-source, 8-zone controller, features built-in XStream™ technology, enabling popular streaming content from the cloud, home network, tablets and phones—all from a single component. The intuitive MyRussound™ App conveniently controls the entire system and displays metadata using tablets and phones. In addition, a wide assortment of keypads, touchscreens and hand-held remotes ensures optimum control for any location.

Engineered for flexible configuration and easy integration the controllers satisfy any design challenge. The system allows multiple controllers to be combined to create up to 48 independent zones. The new Russound line of multi-zone controllers delivers the perfect balance of popular music content, audio performance, and optimal control.

Controller Amplifiers

6 Zone, 6 Source Controller AmplifierMCA-66

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  • 6 Amplified Zones @20W/ch
  • Fixed/Variable Line Out for Zones 1 and 2
  • Up to 6 Line-Level Stereo Inputs, 3 Digital Coaxial and 1 Optical
  • RS232 and IP Controllable
  • 6 Routed IR Outputs, plus 1 Global IR Output
  • Home Theater 12v Trigger In/Out for Shared Sources
  • Global 12v Trigger Output
  • Removable Screwless Speaker Connectors
  • Expandable to up to 36 Zones
  • Supports Bluetooth® with Optional BTC-1X
  • Paging System Support with Dedicated 12v Trigger Input
  • Supports KNX® with Optional KNX-RIO-1
  • Rackmountable with Rack Mount Ears Included
  • Two-Year Limited Warranty

8 Zone, 8 Source Controller AmplifierMCA-88

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  • RS232 and IP Controllable
  • Supports KNX® with Optional KNX-RIO-1
  • Rackmountable with Rack Mount Ears Included
  • 6 Amplified Zones @40W/ch
  • Line Out for All Zones (Fixed/Variable)
  • Up to 8 Line-Level Stereo Inputs, 3 Digital Coaxial and 1 Optical
  • 6 Routed IR Outputs, plus 1 Global IR Output
  • Home Theater 12v Trigger In/Out for Shared Sources
  • Global 12v Trigger Output
  • Removable Screwless Speaker Connectors
  • Expandable to up to 48 Zones
  • Supports Bluetooth® with Optional BTC-1X
  • Paging System Support with Dedicated 12v Trigger Input
  • Two-Year Limited Warranty

8 Zone, 8 Source Controller Streamer AmplifierMCA-88X

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  • Built-in XStream includes: Apple Airplay, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify, TuneIn, vTuner, dlna
  • 6 Amplified Zones @40W/ch
  • Line Out for All Zones (Fixed/Variable)
  • Up to 8 Line-Level Stereo Inputs, 3 Digital Coaxial and 1 Optical
  • RS232 and IP Controllable
  • 6 Routed IR Outputs, plus 1 Global IR Output
  • Home Theater 12V Trigger In/Out for Shared Sources
  • Global 12V Trigger Output
  • Removable Screwless Speaker Connectors
  • Expandable to up to 48 Zones
  • Supports Bluetooth® with Optional BTC-1X
  • Paging System Support with Dedicated 12V Trigger Input
  • Supports KNX® with Optional KNX-RIO-1
  • Rackmountable with Rack Mount Ears Included
  • Two-Year Limited Warranty

Available Interfaces

Wall-Mounted Color TouchscreenXTS

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  • Elegant, low-profile design
  • 4.7" (11.9 cm) high resolution QHD display
  • Powerful Cortex-A9 dual core processor
  • Adjustable display brightness and screen timeout settings
  • Supports all MCA-Series/C-Series controllers and XStream systems
  • Controls any zone within a Russound system

Multiline Display KeypadMDK-C6

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  • High-resolution multiline display
  • Menu-driven interface
  • IR receiver with auxiliary input (plasma proof option)
  • Standard FIT™ two-gang box
  • Available in six colors

SLK-1 Single Line KeypadSLK-1

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  • 5 Character LCD shows source name, volume level and system status
  • Single-gang Decora-style keypad design exclusively for the MCA-Series and C-Series systems
  • Conversion kits available in 5 color options
  • Responsive easy to use buttons & visual feedback for simple control

MyRussound AppMRA-3

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  • Auto-discovery of Russound devices on the network
  • Intuitive control of any zone in a system
  • Source metadata including Album Art for compatible sources
  • Easy Content browsing

Sources

XZone4 4 Stream, 4 Zone Audio SystemXZONE4

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  • Built-in AirPlay streaming with full metadata to iOS/Android apps or XTS touchscreen
  • Integrated fixed/variable stereo line-out connections for additional amplification options
  • Four mounting options available: table top, rack mount, under cabinet or wall mount
  • Easy configuration and set-up via smartphone, tablet or laptop using Russound Web Config
  • 4 independent streaming audio players
  • 4 amplified zones, expandable to 16 streaming zones using any combination of XStream Series products
  • Controllable by the XTS in-wall touchscreen or the MyRussound app
  • Hi-Res audio streaming supports up to 24-bit/192 KHz
  • Powerful 30 watts per channel to each connected zone
  • XStream complement of streaming sources include Spotify, Pandora, AirPlay and more
  • Mix and match with other XStream Series components for versatile system design

Streaming Audio PlayerXSource

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  • Integrate a streaming source into any MCA Controllers
  • Connect to any amplifier or receiver as a streaming audio source
  • Control via the MyRussound App or XTS in-wall touchscreen
  • Mix and match with other Russound XStream Series products for up to 16 streaming zones
  • Built-in Slide Lock System allows coupling of up to 4 units in a single rack width

Smart TunerST1

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  • Custom preset and RDS information displayed on the user interface
  • 8.5" W X 1.75" H allows 2 tuners to fit side-by-side in a standard 19" rack mount space
  • Seamless installation with MCA-Series and C-Series systems
  • Multiple mounting options for shelf, wall and single or dual rack installation

Bluetooth Source KitBSK-1

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  • Add Bluetooth audio streaming to a multiroom audio installation
  • Remote transceiver for optimum range placement
  • Free custom naming software for easy identification

Bluetooth Remote TransceiverBTC-1X

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  • Installs via a single CAT-5e
  • Adds a Bluetooth streaming source connection
  • Dramatically extends Bluetooth range
  • aptX higher resolution Bluetooth Audio Codec
  • Custom Naming and Passcode for easy identification and secure connections

iBridge Dock KitBGK1

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  • Allows full control of the iPod from an RNET or IR-controlled multiroom system
  • Select music by playlist, genre, album, artist and song; see what's playing on keypads, touchscreens and iPhone/iPad/iPod touch app
  • iPod can be located anywhere in the house up to 300 feet (90 m) away with included RNET A/V Decoder
  • Transmits full RNET data or IR and stereo audio on one CAT-5 cable
  • Battery charges iPod while it is docked
  • Compatible with most iPod models

System Accessories

A-BUS SubzoneA-SZ4

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  • Seamless integration wiith the C-Series Multizone Controllers
  • Add 4 A-BUS subzones to a C-Series Multizone Controller
  • Use two subzone modules per controller
  • Features assignable subzones and multiple mounting options

Russound KNX to RIO GatewayKNX-RIO-1

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  • Allows KNX keypads and panels to operate Russound controllers via RIO protocol
  • Connection to the local LAN for IP control
  • Supports up to 16 zones and 8 sources
  • Supports up to 32 System Favorites
  • Supports Source Metadata - Source Name, Channel, Playlist, Artist and Song Title
  • Standard KNX bus connection
  • LED indicators for programming status and connection status
  • Standard connection to DIN rail for power and ease of installation

Universal System Remote ControlUSRC

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  • Pre-programmed for Russound devices
  • Controls modern Russound and A-BUS audio systems via the system keypad or IR receivers
  • Learning IR capability
  • Controls up to 3 programmable Local Sources
  • Sleek, ergonomic design

Desktop Stand, MDK-C6/TS3DTS2

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  • Puts MDK-C6 keypad or TS3 Color Touchscreen within reach on desk, table or nightstand
  • Available in white or black
  • Weighted body and non-skid base
  • Includes terminated CAT-5 cable