About the Russound X1-TX8
Go wireless with just about any audio source
Go wireless with just about any audio source
Multi-room audio systems don't have to mean running wires through walls. Russound's X1 wireless audio system lets you send music from up to four audio sources in a central location to as many rooms as you'd like, without running wires. The X1-TX8 wirelessly transmits signals from up to four audio sources of your choice. Pair it with one or more compatible Russound X1 receivers — choose from the X1-RX2 or the amplified X1-RX220 — to add music to a bedroom, kitchen, patio, and porch.
This transmitter features four stereo RCA line-level inputs — great for connecting Zone 2 or 3 preamp outputs from a home theater receiver. If your receiver has multichannel preamp outputs, you could also use this transmitter to send audio signals wirelessly to your surround speakers instead of running wires to rear of the room. (Remember, in either of these cases, you'll need a separate amplifier to power your speakers.) The fourth of these RCA inputs can be A/B switched with the optical digital input for direct connection of a digital source like a digital media streaming box or network music player.
The X1 system operates on multiple wireless bands for noise-free performance. It doesn't require a connection to your Wi-Fi® home network and can switch between bands automatically to limit interference from other wireless activity.
- transmits audio signals from connected sources to compatible Russound wireless receivers
- requires the Russound X1-RX2 or X1-RX220 wireless receiver
- can transmit to an unlimited number of compatible receivers over proprietary RF network
- 3 stereo RCA inputs
- 1 switchable RCA/optical digital input
- wireless range: 100 feet
- mounting bracket and screws included
- frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
- 4-13/16"W x 1-1/2"H x 3-5/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # X1TX8
What's in the box:
- Wireless transmitter
- AC power adapter (w/ attached 59" DC cord)
- 3 AC plug inserts (US/EU/UK)
- 2 Diversity antennas
- 5' Stereo RCA cable
- 57" Optical digital cable
- Mounting bracket
- Installation Manual
Russound X1-TX8 reviews
Thanks for submitting your review
More details on the Russound X1-TX8
Multichannel Wireless Transmitter: The Russound X1-TX8 is a four zone wireless audio transmitter that is part of Russound's X1 professional wireless audio platform. With the required wireless receivers (X1-RX2 or X1-RX220, sold separately), the X1 system is ideal for distributed audio systems and any retrofit applications where installing speaker wire is labor intensive and cost prohibitive. There's no limit to the number of receivers (X1-RX2 or X1-RX220, sold separately) that can be wirelessly connected to each zone, providing plenty of opportunity to expand your system.
Triple Wireless Bands: Russound's X1 professional wireless audio system operates over three bands - 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz and 5.8GHz - featuring Channel Hopping mode or Fixed Channel mode. The Channel Hopping mode will combat crowded spaces by searching for the cleanest channel within the band. Although the X1 wireless system uses bands that are in the WiFi spectrum, the proprietary digital signal transmitted is not used in the WiFi system. This provides a more reliable connection with very low latency between the original source signal and the output receiver, eliminating any echo effect.
Note: The 2.4GHz operates better through walls than the higher frequency. However, this band is widely used in many systems including WiFi. If the band is crowded interference may occur. The 5.2GHz and 5.8GHz bands do not go through walls at the same distance as the lower bands. However, they will have less interference.
Adjustable Diversity Antennas: The X1-TX8 wireless transmitter features two adjustable diversity antennas to optimize performance. These external antennas are used to increase signal range. The two antennas should be in vertical and parallel position for maximum performance.
Analog & Digital Inputs: X1-TX8 features four stereo inputs (three line-level RCA and one selectable between line-in RCA or optical digital) to connect your home audio components.
Metal Chassis: The wireless transmitter's metal enclosure provides increased EMI resistance and better wireless performance. For best performance, locate the receiver in locations that is not surrounded by other metal or other equipment that may interfere with transmission.
AC Power Adapter: The Russound X1-TX8 wireless transmitter operates off of standard household current using the supplied external AC power adapter (input: 100-240V~50/60Hz, 0.5A; output: 5.0V-1.2A
Q Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
2 questions already asked