MBX-AMP Wi-Fi Streaming Zone Amplifier

Category: MBX Series

The MBX-AMP Wi-Fi Streaming Zone Amplifier is designed to offer a simple-to-install and simple-to-configure streaming media solution to add high quality streaming audio anywhere in the home. Additionally, the advanced TV integration features enable the MBX-AMP to share speakers between your TV and your audio system easily without having to use any additional hardware or control system. Just use the included Infrared Sensor and quickly teach the MBX-AMP your remote control's volume and mute commands. It's that easy.

The MBX-AMP 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. 

In addition to offering streaming audio from popular internet sources, the MBX-AMP 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.

LATEST UPDATE INFORMATION: AirPlay 2 is now available for the MBX-Series of Products


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"Ultimately, I love the simplicity of just an MBX-AMP with a nice pair of speakers and a digital audio cable to a TV. With that one wire (plus speaker cabling and power, duh) you have the making of a great little 2-channel system that will let most users listen to anything their heart desires."- John Sciacca - Residential Systems


"This MBX-AMP is hands down one of the easiest streaming devices I've ever set up."
Harry Smith - Hifi Pig Magazine


  • Connect your TV's digital audio output to improve your TV's sound quality and to share your speakers with your premium audio system.
  • External IR Sensor included to use the MBX-AMP with your current remote control for Volume/Mute commands
  • Built-in AirPlay 2 streaming with full metadata to iOS/Android apps or XTS7 touchscreens
  • Built-in Chromecast for Audio support with full metadata to iOS/Android apps or XTS7 touchscreens
  • Bluetooth Audio
  • Hi-Res audio streaming support up to 24-bit/192 kHz
  • USB for Flash or external USB Hard drive-based music collections
  • Digital (PCM) and Analog Stereo Inputs
  • Digital or analog output
  • Controllable with the Russound App and fully compatible with the Russound XTS7 in-wall touchscreen
  • Bass, Treble, and Loudness settings available through the Russound App
  • Supports local favorites
  • Onboard browser-based configuration, accessible from a smartphone or tablet
  • Mix and match with other MBX-Series® components for versatile system designs
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz
  • Speaker Output 50 Watts Per Channel @ 8ohms, 70 watts @ 4 ohms
  • Audio Outputs: Analog Stereo RCA, Digital Optical, RCA Subwoofer Out (Analog Output configurable via software as fixed or variable)
  • Line Audio Output 2V rms
  • Audio Inputs 3.5mm Analog Stereo Audio, Digital Optical, USB2.0 Media Playback
  • Communication Ports Ethernet RJ45 10/100 BaseT
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual band
  • Bluetooth Audio Support Yes
  • Subwoofer Out Low Frequency Filter: 80Hz
  • Trigger Output 12vDC @100mA
  • Music File Formats MP3 (CBR, VBR), WAV (8, 16-bit), OGG Vorbis, FLAC (8, 16-bit), AAC, AAC+ (supports up to 24-bit/192kHz)
  • Power Requirements 100-240V~50/60Hz, 4A
  • Product Dimensions 8.25”W x 7”D x 1.75”H (21cm W x 17.8cm D x 4.5cm H)
  • Product Weight: 1.5 lb (0.68 kg)
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.9”W x 11.5” D x 4.1”H (25.1cm W x 29.2cm D x 10.6cm H)
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 lbs (1.85 kg)


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MBX-AMP Product Manual: MBX-AMP Manual

MBX-AMP Product Guide: MBX-AMP Product Guide

Read Me First Document: MBX Read Me First

How to Use Chromecast with the MBX-Series: MBX Chromecast Overview

Sharing Audio Content using the MBX-Series: Audio Sharing with the MBX-Series

For any other questions visit our: FAQ Page

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