BTC-1X Bluetooth Remote Transceiver

The BTC-1X Bluetooth® module is a transceiver that lets you wirelessly connect a portable media player, smartphone, or other Bluetooth equipped device to any Russound MCA-Series controller. 

It transmits balanced line audio to the XStream Bluetooth input.  The BTC-1X also supports the aptX codec, providing enhanced audio quality that is far superior to standard Bluetooth audio. 

The BTC-1X can be installed anywhere and can extend Bluetooth reception beyond the normal limits.  

Like all Russound Local Source Modules, the BTC-1X can be set to automatically interrupt an active audio signal.  It integrates easily with the MCA-Series controller via a dedicated CAT-5 connection.  No other connection or power supply is required. 

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  • Installs via a single CAT-5e up to 300' (91.4m) away from the MCA-Series Controller
  • Adds a Bluetooth streaming source connection
  • Dramatically extends Bluetooth range up to 49'
  • aptX® audio codec for enhanced sound quality
  • Free custom naming software for easy identification when using more than one in a home
  • Shipping Dimensions: 3.5" (W) x 1.3" (H) x 3.8" (D) / (8.9 x 3.2 x 9.5 cm)
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2" (W) x 1.0" (H) x 2.8" (D) / (5.6 x 2.6 x 7.0 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 lbs (0.1 kg)
  • Connections: (1) Programming connection: MicroUSB (cable not included)
                       (1) RJ-45 controller connection (T568A standard)
  • Frequency Range: 2.402 - 2.483.5 MHz
  • Max Cable Length: 300' (CAT-5e) to controller
  • Power Requirement(s): Power supplied by the controller via CAT-5


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BTC-1X Manual: BTC-1x Manual

BTC-1X Configuration Software: BTC-1X Configuration Software

BTC-1X Front Image: BTC-1X Front Image

BTC-1X Rear Image: BTC-1X Rear Image


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.