Russound XSource - Single Output High Resolution Network Streamer
The XSource Streaming Audio Player is a multi-use streaming media solution with a tiny form factor for easy integration with external amplifiers or whole-house receivers.Designed for scalability, the XSource includes native support for high resolution audio, and the full complement of sources available in all of Russound’s XStream series of products.
The XSource can be integrated with Russound MCA-Series (legacy) and the current C-Series controllers (MCA-66i, MCA-88i & MCA-88x), or it can operate as a stand-alone streaming source that can be used alongside any single amplifier, multi-channel amplifier or multiroom audio system. The XSource has been built for custom installation, and as such Russound have cleverly designed into the chassis a built-in 'Slide Lock System' that allows coupling of up to 4 units in a single rack width.
It offers both analog and digital outputs as well as built-in Ethernet connectivity. In addition, it works with the MyRussound App for iOS/Android phones and tablets, and the XTS touchscreen interface, for control of up to 16 stereo audio zones in a single installation using any combination of XStream series audio products. Russound was the first multi-room audio company to embrace Apple™ Airplay™ and the XSource is no exception, plus it offers the popular streaming service Spotify® Connect too (Premium). It also features two handy internet radio services too with vTuner® and Tunein® both provided.
Additionally, the XSource embraces high resolution quality audio as it was designed with sound quality as a top priority. From the high-resolution DAC to the gold-plated audio connections, Russound didn’t skimp on any components. The XSource can stream high resolution audio files from your local area network storage devices. The XSource being a fully DLNA compliant device uses a set of standard protocols to seek music files from NAS drives, PCs and also MACs (running appropriate software).The XSource also benefits from a dedicated USB port for playback of media content too, so it enables flexible playback of most digital based audio.
The XSource has a an Ethernet connection for network access and playback of digital audio files. The XSource can handle high resolution formats, with full 24 bit/192KHz support. XSource can play a myriad of file formats - with support for: MP3 (CBR, VBR), WAV (8, 16-bit),OGG Vorbis, FLAC (8, 16-bit). AAC, AAC+. The XSource's high quality internal DAC enables the audio quality to be as discerning as possible even when using the standard analogue outputs, but it also has dedicated coaxial and optical outputs too for use with external DAC's too - ideal for use obviously with the MCA-66i, MCA-88i and MCA-88x multi-room controller amplifiers.
Russound XStream™ XSource - Streaming Audio Source - Features & Benefits:
Spotify Connect (Premium)
vTuner & Tunein Internet radio support
High Resolution audio playback
USB input for digital music media
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
Russound Certified Installer Product
Russound XStream™ XSource - Streaming Audio Source - Specifications:
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz
Audio Source Outputs: Analog - Stereo RCA jacks
Digital - Optical or Coax
Line Audio Output: 2Vrms
Audio Source Inputs: 1 USB 2.0 Media Playback
Communication ports: 1 Ethernet RJ45, 10/100 Base T
Music File Formats: MP3 (CBR, VBR), WAV (8, 16-bit), OGG Vorbis, FLAC (8, 16-bit). AAC, AAC+ (supports up to 24-bit/192 kHz)
Power Requirements: Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz 0.4A
Output: 12VDC, 1A
Dimensions: 4"W x 6.375"D x 1.75"H (10.2 x 16.2 x 4.4cm)
Weight: 1.2 lbs. (0.54 kg)
Russound XStream™ XSource - Streaming Audio Source - Resources & Downloads:
Russound XSource Manual (contact/Register with us).