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Russound MBX-AMPi - High Resolution Network Streamer & Zonal Amplifier

Professional Grade High Resolution Network Streamer & 'Smart' Zonal Amplifier

The Russound MBX-Series now supports Apple AirPlay 2!

The all-new MBX-AMP is part of the latest generation of professional grade streamers from Russound, dedicated to high-resolution music performance and installation flexibility. They both bring Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi versatility to the customer’s music and fingertip control for their music pleasure.

When the MBX-AMP is installed in a customer’s home, the music content in their smart phone, tablet, or any of their mobile devices is instantly available through their entertainment system or TV at the tap of a fingertip with the easy-to-use Russound App. These new MBX streamers are the best solution to give consumers 'wireless sourcing' from any of their hand held devices, streaming services and NAS drives - as well as localised source options too*.

Built on a fast next-gen processor, the MBX-AMP provides ultra-fast response with tasks like album art based menu browsing and hassle-free synching and grouping among any rooms now a seamless pleasure.More user-friendly than other streamers, the MBX-AMP has front panel controls that can allow customers to control volume, play/pause and also have a slick new feature called “favourites”. This feature enables the MBX-AMP to play not only the customers’ favourites, but also provides immediate access to the last selection that the customer was playing.

MBX-AMP is also 'Voice Compatible' with Alexa and Google Home via built-in Chromecast and it provides a host of streaming service support too. The new MBX-AMP now has native support for Tidal, Deezer and ANY audio through Chromecast (built-in), adding to Russound's existing support for Spotify, TuneIn, vTuner, UPnP devices, and of course Apple AirPlay.

The MBX-AMP is not purely just a streamer. With the availability of digital (optical) and analogue (3.5mm stereo) inputs allows the addition of up to two external sources if needed (can be set up to auto-switch to the digital input too) making it ideal for amplifying your locally connected devices - such as TV's. Furthermore, with the usage of the included IR receiver you can also attenuate your TV's volume and more (even use a Russound USRC remote too for enhanced features). Just use the included Infrared Sensor and quickly teach the MBX-AMP your remote control's volume and mute commands. It's that easy.

MBXAMP Callout

On the power output stage the MBX-AMP has a 'smart' digital amplifier that allows for 'soft clipping' (for smoother audio performance at higher listening levels) and also has a high grade DAC internally that will support the best resolution digital audio formats (NAS or Streaming services). On the power side of the equation the MBX-AMP delivers a healthy 50 watts per channel into an 8 ohm load (70 watts per channel into a 4 ohm load), and also has a designated subwoofer output alongside the speaker outputs - ideal for adding a dedicated subwoofer for your customer for an impressive 2.1 configuration (ideal if your customer is a 'bass-head' if used alongside in-ceiling speakers).

The MBX-AMP in addition has dedicated digital and analogue pre-outputs too (optical & 3.5mm stereo) if you require connectivity to other amps or receivers, and also has a handy 12V trigger to enable activation of external amplifiers and AV receivers upon engagement. The MBX-AMP also has a handy USB input that allows for the easy plug-in of external hard drives or flash drives for an additional source of content.

The MBX-AMP allows for expansion to up to 32 streaming rooms of audio in a single installation with any combination of other MBX-Series® streaming products from Russound. When paired with a Russound multi-room controller, system expansion is possible up to 8 independent audio sources and up to 48 total rooms of audio.

The next generation of audio streaming, connectivity and professional grade audio performance from Russound has arrived!

Russound MBX-AMP - High Resolution Streamer & Zonal Amplifier - Features & Benefits:

Apple™ AirPlay
Voice Control is available using Amazon Alexa
Spotify Connect (Premium), Tidal & Deezer
vTuner & Tunein Internet radio support
High Resolution audio playback (supports up to 24-bit/192 kHz)
USB input for digital music media
Digital & Analogue 'Local' Inputs
Digital & Analogue Outputs
12v Trigger Output
Hard Button 'Favourites' with Volume Control & Play/Pause
50 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms
70 watts per channel into 4 Ohms
Subwoofer output
Infra-red control (includes SLM-1 IR Receiver)
Control via the 'MyRussound' App or XTS in-wall touchscreen
Russound Certified Installer Product

Russound MBX-AMP - High Resolution Streamer & Zonal Amplifier - Specifications:

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz
Speaker Output: 50 Watts Per Channel @ 8ohms & 70 Watts Per Channel @ 4ohms
Audio Outputs: 1 x Analogue (3.5mm Stereo Audio), 1 x Digital (Optical) & 1 x Subwoofer (RCA)
Line Audio Output: 2V rms
Audio Inputs: 1 x Analogue (3.5mm Stereo Audio), 1 x Digital (Optical) & 1 x USB 2.0 (Media Playback/Thumbdrive)
Bluetooth Audio Support: Yes
Apple Airplay Support: Yes
Chromecast Support: Yes
Streaming Services: Deezer, Spotify & Tidal
Internet Radio: Tunein & vTuner
Wi-Fi: 802.11ac, Dual band
Music File Formats: MP3 (CBR, VBR), WAV (8, 16-bit), OGG Vorbis, FLAC (8, 16-bit) & AAC, AAC+ (supports up to 24-bit/192kHz)
Trigger Output: 12vDC @100mA
Communication Ports: Ethernet RJ45 10/100 BaseT
Power Requirements: 220-240 VAC (50Hz)
Product Dimensions (W x D x H): 21cm x 17.8cm x 4.5cm
Product Weight: 1.5 kg

Russound MBX-AMP - High Resolution Streamer & Zonal Amplifier - Resources & Downloads:

Russound MBX Series Brochure

Russound MBX-AMP Zonal Streaming Amplifier - Product Brief

Russound MBX-AMP Zonal Streaming Amplifier - Manual

Russound MBX Series FAQ Fact Sheet