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Russound MBX-PRE Wi-Fi Streaming Audio Player


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Stream Audio Anywhere You Want From Local or Streaming Sources

Add streaming audio to your home audio system with the Russound MBX-PRE Wi-Fi Streaming Audio Player! This Wi-Fi and Bluetooth audio streaming player connects to your Internet network and performs as a standalone audio amplifier or can be included into an existing Russound or 3rd party audio system. The Wi-Fi Streaming Zone Amplifier delivers 2 wired audio sources (digital/analog or USB) and 1 Bluetooth streaming source to a single zone when connected to a Russound controller or function as an audio zone when connected to a 3rd party amplifier or receiver. The MBX-PRE can also stream audio to up to 32 wireless zones in a single system when connected to other Russound MBX-Series streaming devices or up to 48 total zones when incorporated with Russound MCA-series amplifiers. The MBX-PRE can stream audio from popular streaming services via Apple AirPlay2 or Chromecast including Spotify, SiriusXM, Pandora, iHeart Radio, Google Play Music, YouTube Music, TuneIn, vTuner, DLNA, Deezer, Tidal, and any other service compatible with Apple AirPlay™, as well as any app that supports Google Chromecast.

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming amplifier shares audio with your Russound or 3rd party audio system
  • Supports a digital or analog wired source, Bluetooth streaming, and audio played via USB connection
  • 1 local output (digital or analog) to an amplifier or receiver
  • Hi-Res audio streaming support up to 24-bit/192 kHz
  • Pair with other MBX or MCA-Series® components to reach up to 32 streaming zones
  • Built-in Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2 compatible streaming with most popular streaming services
  • Fully compatible with the Russound XTS7 In-Wall Touchscreen
  • Switch between audio sources and audio settings through the Russound App
  • Voice Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home

The Wi-Fi Streaming Audio Player provides local control of the amplifier's core command features through front-facing pushbuttons. You can play, pause, raise/lower volume and save up to two "favorite" sources at the push of a button.

MyRussound™ App

The intuitive MyRussound™ App controls the entire Russound system from smart tablets and smartphones. The MyRussound app takes advantage of all of the features available to your Russound devices to simplify control of your Russound audio system no matter the scale or configuration. Control everything from small audio systems of only a few rooms in the home to the most complex audio installations.

Easy, Intuitive Room Grouping

Add, remove, or group any number of rooms for seamless synchronized audio throughout your home. Simply go to the room list and tap the speaker icon of the room that you'd like to share or withhold audio with other rooms in your home.

Faster and More Responsive Browsing

Quickly and easily find and select the song, artist, album that you're looking for within the always available navigation bar.

Improved Favorites Access

Easily access support for customizable room-based and app-based favorites. Create favorites and shortcuts for individual zones or the whole system.

Quick access to Schedules, Alarms and Sleep Timers

Set up innovative scheduling features, alarms and sleep timers that give you the ability to add advanced automation to your listening routines. Scheduling is available quickly from anywhere in the app via the always available navigation bar.

Installation Details

The MBX-PRE Wi-Fi Streaming Zone Amplifier's can be placed on a flat surface or mounted into a media cabinet or enclosure. Connect the MBX-PRE Amplifier to your Internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection. The amplifier and connected audio devices can be controlled through the MyRussound mobile app and by IP controllers on the same Internet network including the Russound XTS7 Touchscreen.


  • MBX-PRE Streaming Audio Player
  • Power supply w/ US, UK, EU, AUS plug adapters
  • (4) Non-marking rubber feet
  • Instruction Manual

NOTE: The MBX-PRE is part of the Russound Certified Installer Required Program and must be installed and configured by a Russound Certified Installer. Become an RCI Dealer today!

Russound Brings Engineered Innovation and Extraordinary Sound

The Russound name is synonymous with audio quality around the world. Russound delivers a complete range of multiroom audio systems, source equipment, volume controls, amplifiers, loudspeakers and intercom systems. Every audio device from Russound has been manufactured to fulfill the ideal listening experience of any user – from background music listening to premium performance in your favorite listening areas at home. Russound remains dedicated to providing its dealers and customers with the right products for their desired audio needs.


  • Manufacturer Part #: MBX-PRE
  • UPC: 612934537226
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz
  • Audio Outputs:
    • Analog – Stereo Audio RCA
    • Digital Optical
  • Line Audio Output: 2V rms
  • Audio Inputs:
    • 3.5mm Analog Stereo Audio
    • Digital Optical
    • USB 2.0 Media Playback
  • Communication Ports: Ethernet RJ45 10/100 BaseT
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11ac, dual band
  • Bluetooth Audio Support: Yes
  • 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/192 kHz)
  • Power Requirements: 12VDC, 1.25A
  • Product Dimensions: 8.25 W x 7 D x 1.75 H inches (21 W x 17.8 D x 4.5 H cm)
  • Product Weight: 1 lb (0.45 kg)