BSK-1 Bluetooth Source Kit

The BSK-1 Bluetooth® Source Kit enables a portable media player, smartphone, or other device equipped withBluetooth wireless technology to transmit audio content to any multiroom audio system.

When used with a Russound MCA-Series controller, the BSK-1 kit can be used as a global source for system-wide access, or as a Local Source for independent use by a specific room. Local source use with MCA-Series controllers provides additional automation features automatically turning on the audio, selecting the BSK-1 source input and setting the volume in a room configured as the 'Primary Zone' via SCS-C5 software.

The BSK-1 is comprised of two components, the BTC-1X Remote Transceiver and the BTC-1 hub that is used for audio wiring connections, power, and 12vDC trigger connections to the main audio system.

The BTC-1x Remote Transceiver is wired with a single CAT-5 cable up to 300' allowing for optimum placement in different system environments. In other words, you can locate the BTC-1 hub near your main audio equipment in one area of the house and remotely locate the BTC-1X transceiver in the bedroom, living room, or other area where the Bluetooth source device will be located.  The BTC-1X transceiver features a 49' (15m) range and the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) ensures high quality stereo audio.  It utilizes advanced aptX encoding for CD-like quality from supported devices.

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  • Add Bluetooth audio streaming to a multiroom audio installation
  • Remote transceiver for optimum range placement
  • aptX encoding for CD-like audio quality
  • Free custom naming software for easy identification when using more than one in a home
  • Shipping Dimensions 4.9" (W) x 2.5" (H) x 3.8" (D) / (12.5 x 6.4 x 9.5 cm)
  • Shipping Weight 0.4 lbs (0.2 kg)
  • Audio Input Connectors 2 RCA
  • CAT-5e Connection RJ-45 (T568A Standard)
  • Frequency Range 2,400-2,483.5 MHz
  • Max Cable Length 300' (CAT-5) BTC-1x to BTC-1
  • 25' (RCA cable) BTC-1 to Controller
  • Power Input (BTC-1): 12VDC, 200mA
  • Power Requirement(s) BTC-1X Remote Transceiver: supplied by BTC-1 via CAT-5
  • Trigger Input(s) 12 VDC
  • Trigger Output(s) 12VDC 100mA Max


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Since September we’ve been shipping updated BTC-1X that no longer require a PIN code.

The BTC-1X comes configured with the Name Russound. To create a more secure network, it is recommended that a unique Name and Passkey be created at the time of installation and provided to the homeowner.

Follow the steps below to create a unique Name for each BTC-1X.

Note: CAT-5 cable must be connected during programming to provide power to BTC-1X.

1. Plug in the micro USB cable (included) to the USB programming port in the BTC-1X. (see diagram)

2 Connect the micro USB cable to the USB port on the PC.

3. Download the BSK-1 programming software from the dealer portal at

4. Launch the BTC-1X Configuration Tool software. 

5. Enter a unique Name, then Write to device.

6. Disconnect the micro USB cable from the BTC-1X first, then cycle the power on the BTC-1X by removing the CAT-5. Cycling the power will reboot the BTC-1X with the assigned custom Name.