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The Russound MCA-88 Digital multi-zone controller amplifier provides up to eight zones of distributed audio.


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-2X Bluetooth receiver up to 500’ away in or near the room where the Bluetooth source will be located. 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.



  • 6 Amplified Zones @40W/ch
  • Fixed/Variable Line Out for All Zones
  • Up to 8 Line-Level Stereo Inputs, 3 Digital Coaxial and 1 Optical
  • RS232 and IP Controllable
  • Voice Control is available using Amazon Alexa
  • 6 Routed IR Outputs, plus 1 Global IR Output
  • Home Theater 12v Trigger In/Out for Shared Sources
  • Global 12v Trigger Output
  • Removable Screwless Speaker Connectors
  • Expandable to up to 48 Zones
  • Supports Bluetooth® with Optional BTC-2X
  • Paging System Support with Dedicated 12v Trigger Input
  • Supports KNX® with Optional KNX-RIO-1
  • Rackmountable with Rack Mount Ears Included
  • Two-Year Limited Warranty


Feature Specification
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
Weight 15.4 kg
Dimensions 51.1 × 53.3 × 26 cm

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