MCA-88 8 Source, 8 Zone Controller Amplifier

RussoundSKU: MCA88



The Russound MCA-88 Digital multi-zone controller amplifier provides up to eight zones of distributed audio. Scalable to 48 zones, the MCA-88 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-88 to connect up to 8 individual sources. AV source input options include up to 8 Analog, with up to 3 Digital (up to 3 coax, or 2 coax and 1 optical), including 1 paging and 1 Bluetooth extender connection. The Bluetooth connection allows the installation of the MCA-88 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. An RNET link allows for metadata transmission, linking multiple MCA controllers and connection to all Russound RNET Smart Sources like the ST1 AM/FM external tuner.


Shipping Dimensions: 21.0" (W) x 10.3" (H) x 20.1" (D), (53.3 x 26.0 x 51.1 cm)

Shipping Weight: 34.0 lbs (15.4 kg)

Audio Output(s): 6 Speaker Level 40W/ch (8 Line Level, fixed or variable selectable)

Audio Source Inputs: 8 stereo RCA Line-Level, 3 coax, 1 optical (maximum of 8 total inputs)

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 Links In/Out

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 1 dB at 1W output into 8 ohms

Fuse Rating:

100-120V/T5.0A 250V US and Canada
220-240V/T3.15A 250V International

Home Theater Trigger Input: In/Out, 12VDC (pass-through)

IR Outputs: 6 routed, 1 common

Keypad Ports: 8 RJ-45 T568A Standard

Paging Trigger: In, 12VDC

Power Output: 40W RMS into 8 ohms x 12 channels

Power Supply:

100-120 VAC, 60Hz (MCA-88)
220-240 VAC, 50Hz (MCA-88i)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 93 dB unweighted, 96 dB A-weighted

Speaker Connection(s): 6 detachable 4 pole connectors

Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.05%, 1W output into 8 ohms 20Hz-20kHz


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