We are pleased to announce that custom flush-mounting installation kits are now available for the XTS wall-mounted touchscreen, the MDK-C6 multiline keypad and the SLK-1 single-gang keypad through Wall-Smart.  Check out the new installation possibilities that will enable you to delight your customers at www.russound.com/wall-smart.

Support for Voice Control with Amazon Alexa is now available for the MCA-66, MCA-88, MCA-88X as well as the XSource, XZone4, and XZone70V.  Enjoy the convenience of voice control for all of the most popular system commands.  Turn rooms on or off, adjust the volume, control the music, and even play your favorites, quickly and easily  with voice commands.  Ask your Russound Dealer for more info.

The latest additions to the Russound product assortment, our XZone70V Streaming Mixer Amplifier, AW70V6 Surface Mount Speakers, and ALT-70V-50 volume control are now shipping to our customers! 

We are pleased to announce that the latest URC driver module for Russound has now been released.  The new module allows for complete integration of any Russound XStream Series products into URC Total Control systems.

 

Pandora

 

A firmware update is now available for Russound's streaming media products to resolve issues with accessing Pandora

 

Last month, the Financial Times reported that streaming services are the biggest money makers in the music industry. According to the article, " US revenues from streaming providers such as Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora grew 29 per cent in 2015 to $2.41bn, accounting for 34.3 per cent of total industry revenues. It was the first time total streaming revenues passed $2bn as every segment of the market grew."

Last year, we announced the Russound Certified Installer (RCI) program that is designed to drastically reduce unauthorized online sales of the company's products while ensuring that consumers receive the benefits of working with certified installation professionals. Russound products designated "RCI Required" are locked, and can only be installed by Russound installers who buy the company's products through all authorized sales channels, whether it is through a distribution partner or direct dealer.

Russound's XTS in-wall touchscreen doesn't take its job lying down, unless that is what the job calls for.

Thanks to a recent update, our popular XTS touchscreen -- an advanced, intuitive touchscreen control for Russound's XStream systems and MCA-Series Controllers -- nowfeatures a Landscape mode that allows it to be mounted horizontally in order to better accommodate a two-gang opening in any installation, especially those where the XTS is replacing a two-gang device.

Of all the new Russound models hitting the market, one of the most intriguing has to be the TVA2.1 digital amplifier, which has an overwhelmingly positive effect on TV audio in rooms where a full-blown theater may not be feasible. The stealthy TVA2.1 is easily mounted behind a TV, in a wall box, or placed on a shelf.

Russound is now shipping its XZone4 Four-Stream, Four-Zone Audio System, which is designed to offer Russound installers a single-box package featuring simple browser-based configuration with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.