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Russound MBX-PRE

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Russound MBX-PRE

Streaming audio player/preamplifier with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

Add streaming audio to a Russound multi-zone system

The MBX-PRE Streaming Audio Player is designed to offer a simple-to-install and simple-to-configure streaming media solution to add high quality streaming audio content to any audio system. The MBX-PRE can be used as a single stereo audio streaming source for a single room, or supply a single audio stream to a larger whole-house system through its easy-to-use analog line-level/digital (coax/optical) outputs.

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.

In addition to offering streaming audio from popular internet sources, the MBX-PRE also offers streaming of local UPnP compliant audio.
In addition, a built-in USB port allows users to connect an external flash drive or an externally powered USB hard drive for use as additional music sources.

Voice control and more

There are several ways to control the MBX-PRE. You can issue voice commands and queries via Amazon Alexa and Google Home, or you can use a handy Russound XTSPlus in-wall touchscreen. For remote control on your mobile device, download the MyRussound™ app.

Product highlights:

  • music streaming source for a connected amplifier or MCA-series multi-zone controller
  • responds to voice commands from Amazon Alexa and Google Home
  • remote control via MyRussound app or Russound XTSPlus in-wall touchscreen
  • built-in Bluetooth®
  • native streaming from Spotify, SiriusXM (subscription required), TIDAL, Deezer, Tunein, and vTuner
  • Apple® AirPlay® 2 for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or computer running iTunes® (may require firmware update)
  • Pandora streaming built-in (free firmware update)
  • Chromecast built-in for streaming music from the cloud with compatible mobile apps
  • DLNA support for NAS drives
  • wall mounting brackets included
Connections:
  • Toslink digital optical input
    • connect your TV using the optical input (TV's audio output must be set to "PCM Audio"; Dolby Digital® not supported)
  • 3.5mm analog input
  • Type-A USB input for connecting a thumb drive
  • Ethernet port for making a wired connection to a router
    • high-res audio streaming support up to 24-bit/192 kHz
  • Toslink digital optical output
  • stereo analog RCA output
  • 12-volt trigger output
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 8-3/8"W x 1-7/8"H x 9-1/2"D