Russound 6 Zone 6 Source Network Controller/Amplifier/Matrix kit with 6 x MDK-C6 Keypads & Accessories.
The Russound MCA-66i Digital multi-zone controller amplifier provides up to six zones of distributed audio. Scalable to 36 zones. The MCA66i 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. The MCA-66i features 6 zones of high quality amplification, providing 20 watts of power per channel. Zones 1 & 2 also feature useful fixed or variable line-level outputs for use with outboard or additional amplification (for larger zones / more speakers etc.)..
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-66 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.These digital inputs can be perfectly utilised with Russound MBX-PRE streamers 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. The Russound MCA-66i is now also fully controllable with a certified Control4® driver - making it even easier to deploy in home automation projects.
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 control of Russound MBX-PRE streamers, the Russound MCA-66i can control all of your additional source devices too - via keypad, remote or via App!
Included in the KT2-66i, are 6 x Russound MDK-C6 keypads. The MDK-C6 is a wall-mounted, US double-gang keypad for all C-Series multizone controller amplifiers. It offers a high-resolution gray scale LCD screen displays real-time system information. This can be real-time information including play-list, channel, artist, song title, genre and more when used with Russound Smart Sources (like the Russound MBX-PRE streamer), allowing easy navigation of sources and content.
Plus, because of the C-Series controllers easy IR programming and control - all buttons can access IR driven sources such as Sky Boxes, Blu-Ray players or media clients (such as Apple TV's) as well. These responsive hard buttons also offer access to virtually every system feature (sleep timer and alarms for example) and source control functions.
The MDK-C6 also features a flexible IR option with an auxiliary input, plus allow for zonal adjustable brightness, volume, bass, treble, and balance. and also control, party mode, all off/on, and alarm and sleep timer. All the MDK-C6 needs is an RJ-45 connection, home run back to the C-Series multi-zone controller amplifier.
So even when you have the pleasure and ease of using the My Russound App for control, the MDK-C6 now adds a touch of class to hard-wired control also. The MDK-C6 is supplied in white with the KT2-66i kit, but multiple alternate finishes can be bought.The MDK-C6 requires fitment into a US style 2 gang J-box.
Also included within the kit is the Russound USRC. It is designed to operate source devices and all Russound controllers/keypads. It has an inbuilt IR code library for numerous other devices and sources meaning that it can be used for almost everything you have attached to your Russound system (or not!). Full learning capability - so you can learn in codes (if not already supported) from exisitng 'un-supported' devices original remote controls (simple point to point set-up).
Note: The MCA-66i can only be installed and configured by a Russound Certified Installer.
Russound C-Series MCA-66i - 6 Zone 6 Source Network Controller Amplifier Features:
- 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 Russound MRA-3 iPad/iPhone/iPod App
- RS232 and IP Controllable
- Rack mountable with Rack Mount Ears Included
- 6 Amplified Zones @ 20W/ch
- 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 SCS-C5 programming software or Web Browser
- Multiple keypad options: SLK-1, MDK-C6 & XTS+
- Control4® Drivers Available
Russound C-Series MCA-66i - 6 Zone 6 Source Network Controller Amplifier - Full Details:
Russound C-Series MDK-C6 Multi-Line Display Keypad Features:
- Compatible with MCA-66i & MCA-88i
- High contrast, wide angle TFT color display
- Supports all C-Series multiroom audio system features:
- Sleep timer, clock, etc. system and source information/meta-data
- High-resolution multiline display
- Menu driven interface
- IR receiver with auxiliary input
- Requires 1 x cat5e- 1 for controller connection
- Fits into a 2G US style J-box: S2-32-W, S2-35-RAC & CADMP-AL2