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Russound MCA-66i: C-Series 6 Zone 6 Source Network Controller Amplifier

C-Series Advanced 6 Zone 6 Source Network Controller Amplifier
Description

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The Russound MCA-66i multi-zone controller amplifier provides up to six zones of distributed audio. Scalable to 36 zones, the MCA-66i provides numerous options to tailor every room in residential or light commercial distributed audio systems.

A variety of input options have been engineered into the MCA-66i to connect up to 6 sources. AV source input options include 6 Analogue & 3 Digital (up to 3 coax, or 2 coax and 1 optical - maximum of 6 total inputs used at once). With it's digital inputs, the MCA-66i also benefits hugely from Russound's audio 'know-how' as it features three audiophile quality DACs that support high resolution audio up to 24 bit/192kHz.

The MCA-66i features 6 zones of high quality amplification, providing 40 watts of power per zone. Zones 1 & 2 also feature useful fixed or variable line-level outputs, ideal for expanding if required into multi-channel power amplifiers for rooms/zones with more speakers.It is the perfect fit and forget professional grade audio system for a multitude of installations.

These digital inputs can be perfectly utilised with Russound's advanced and professional grade MBX streamers - such as the highly adaptive MBX-PRE, to extract the best possible audio quality form any source material (hi-res or not).

The MCA-66i also has a designated Bluetooth extender connection. The Bluetooth connection allows the installation of the MCA-66i in an equipment rack while remotely locating the optional Russound BTC-1X Bluetooth receiver up to 300’ away in or near the room where the Bluetooth source will be located. Additionally, the BTC-1X improves audio quality through the high performance aptX audio codec.

All MCA products are Ethernet enabled devices allowing for IP based features and control. RIO (Russound I/O) allows Russound IP based control systems to integrate with, control, and communicate bi-directionally through an open protocol. In addition to dedicated keypads and touchscreen control options, the free My Russound App (iOS and Android) controls all Russound Ethernet connected products on the LAN including the MCA-66i and its source components. Additionally, an RS-232 port for integration with serial-connected home automation systems is available for utilization on the rear panel of the MCA-66i.

Advanced custom audio settings, party modes, do not disturb, source and zone linking, and all-on/all-off participation are all standard features. The MCA-66i has alarm and sleep timers, a Home Theater trigger and one 12VDC trigger output for power management and control. Being a 'controller' you can learn in IR codes of all your infra red sources (Sky Boxes, Freeview Boxes or DAB Radios for instance), so alongside your seamless control of potential Russound MBX streaming sources, the Russound MCA-66i can control all of your additional source devices too - via keypad, remote or via App!

Alongside the 'My Russound' App, the MCA-66i can be used with advanced Russound keypads or touchscreens such as the MDK-C6 or XTSPlus. The simpler SLK-1 keypad can also be used for areas where basic control is sufficient such as entry/exit areas of a home or business or any area where the My Russound App might be the predominant control interface.

Note: The MCA-66i is part of the Russound Certified Installer Required Program and can only be installed and configured by a Russound Certified Installer.

Russound C-Series MCA-66i - 6 Zone 6 Source Network Controller Amplifier Features & Benefits:

6 source inputs with zone specific access
6 zones - all amplified, zones 1 & 2 with fixed or variable line output (40 Watts per zone)
Fully compatible with the 'My Russound' App for Android & iOS
RS232 and IP Controllable (Expansive control system support)
Rack mountable with Rack Mount Ears Included
6 Amplified Zones @ 20 Watts per channel
Up to 6 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 36 Zones
Supports Bluetooth® with Optional BTC-1X
Paging System Support with Dedicated 12v Trigger Input
Programmable via web interface or SCS-C5 programming software
Compatible with Myro:Bridge for HD Matrix Integration
Multiple keypad options: SLK-1, MDK-C6 & XTS
Control4® Drivers Available

Russound C-Series MCA-66i - 6 Zone 6 Source Network Controller Amplifier Specifications:

Audio Source Inputs: 6 stereo RCA line level, 2 coax,1 coax/optical (maximum of 6 total inputs)
Audio Zone Outputs: 6 Speaker Level 20W/ch (2 Line Level, fixed or variable selectable)
Watts per channel: 20W RMS into 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 1 dB at 1W output into 8 ohms
Minimum Impedance: 8 ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.10%
Signal to Noise Ratio: 93 dB unweighted, 96 dB A-weighted
Common Trigger: Out, 12VDC, @100mA
Home Theater Trigger: In/Out, 12VDC (pass-through)
Page Trigger: In 12VDC
Speaker connection: 6 detachable, screwless 4 pole connectors
Keypad ports: 6 x RJ-45 T568A standard
IR Outputs: 6 routed, 1 common
Communication ports:
  USB (firmware update only)
  1 Serial RS-232, 19.2 kHz baud rate
  1 Ethernet RJ-45, 10/100 Base T
  2 RJ-45 RNET link ports
Power Supply: 220-240 VAC, 50Hz International (MCA-66i)
Fuse Rating: 220-240V/T1.25A 250V International (MCA-66i)
Dimensions: 43.2 x 9 x 34 cm (WxHxD)
Weight: 8.7 kg

Russound C-Series MCA-66i - 6 Zone 6 Source Network Controller Amplifier Resources & Downloads:

Russound C-Series MCA-66i Multi-Room Network Controller Amplifier Product Brief

Russound C-Series MCA-66i Multi-Room Network Controller Amplifier Manual