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Russound Brings Next-Generation Bluetooth Source Kit to CI Channel

A complete solution for audio wiring and power connections

Russound’s BSK-2 Bluetooth source kit


Russound is preparing to ship the next generation of its acclaimed Bluetooth source kit, the BSK-2. This and other new Russound products are on exhibit at CEDIA Expo, Booth 12042.

Shipping next month, the BSK-2 is a complete source kit featuring Russound’s BTC-2X Remote Transceiver and BTC-2 Audio Hub, in a unique two-piece design offering a complete solution for audio wiring and power connections with the Bluetooth transceiver able to be located up to 500 feet from the connected audio devices.

The BSK-2 adds Bluetooth audio to any audio system, with an installation range of 500 feet away from the amplifier or other audio components. In addition, the kit is used to add multiple Bluetooth inputs to a Russound MCA-66 or MCA-88 controller by way of the BTC-2X transceiver, which adds a single source of Bluetooth audio to Russound controllers that feature built-in audio and power connections.

A rear view of Russound’s BTC-2X remote receiver

The BTC-2X remote receiver may be placed anywhere in the home. Connection via CAT-5 wiring is made between the transceiver and the source box near the home audio system or standalone amplifier, within 500’/152m. In addition, the BTC-2X can be used as a standalone Bluetooth audio source when the additional 500’/152m range is not necessary. The BTC-2X also offers a unique contact closure option to initiate pairing mode, simplifying usage in hospitality or MDU installations.

The BSK-2 includes analog and digital inputs, both automatic and manual pairing modes, and, when used with Russound’s MCA-66 or MCA-88 controllers, full metadata and control. Up to eight Bluetooth receivers may be used with the Russound controllers.