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Russound MBX-PREi - Single Output High Resolution Network Streamer

Professional Grade High Resolution Single Output 'Smart' Streamer / Source

The Russound MBX-Series now supports Apple AirPlay 2!

The all-new MBX-PRE 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-PRE 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-PRE 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-PRE 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-PRE to play not only the customers’ favourites, but also provides immediate access to the last selection that the customer was playing.

MBXPRE Callout

Want more than streaming? Then here is your TV & Auxilliary pre-amplifier too.

The MBX-PRE with the availability of digital and analogue inputs and outputs, allows the addition of up to two external sources if needed - and then also permits simple connection to any external amp or receiver at analogue or digital level. The MBX-PRE streamer also has a handy 12V trigger to enable activation of external amplifiers and AV receivers upon engagement, and the 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-PRE works with all MCA-Series Russound controllers for enhanced system integration and control, as well as ANY other brand of amplifier or receiver (will also work as a stand-alone dedicated streamer). They also give users the option of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi for their streaming audio pleasure to ANY system.

Want Keypad or Touchscreen control alongside the Russound App for iOS & Android?

If your customers want the simple safety net of a keypad to control the MBX-AMP, then Russound has you covered too. The MBX range supports both the new Russound IPK-1 keypad, and also the forthcoming XTS7 Touchscreen (Due Summer 2022). The useful additon of the IPK-1 keypad means that you can also have simple and straight forward control over on/off, volume, track forward/track reverse and 4 favourite buttons all at the keypad. If you are after more luxurious control, then the new XTS7 will give you all the intuitive and flexible control of the Russound App (plus additional App's) at the wall too.

The MBX-PRE 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.

MBX-PRE is also 'Voice Compatible' with Alexa and Google Home via built-in Chromecast and it providesa host of streaming service support too. The new MBX-PRE 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 next generation of audio streaming, connectivity and professional grade audio performance from Russound has arrived!

Russound MBX-PRE - Single Output 'Smart' Streamer - Features & Benefits:

Apple™ AirPlay
Voice Control is available using Amazon Alexa
Spotify Connect (Premium), Deezer, Napster & TIDAL.
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
Integrates as a streaming source into any MCA-66 or MCA-88 Controller system
Connect to any amplifier or receiver as a streaming audio source (Stand-alone)
Control via the 'MyRussound' App or XTS in-wall touchscreen
Russound Certified Installer Product

Russound MBX-PRE - Single Output 'Smart' Streamer - Specifications:

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz
Audio Outputs: 1 x Analogue (3.5mm Stereo Audio) & 1 x Digital (Optical)
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: 12vdc @ 1.25a
Product Dimensions (W x D x H): 21cm x 17.8cm x 4.5cm
Product Weight: 0.5 kg

Russound MBX-PRE - Single Output 'Smart' Streamer - Resources & Downloads:

Russound MBX Series Brochure

Russound MBX-PRE Single Output 'Smart' Streamer - Manual

Russound MBX Series FAQ Fact Sheet