About the Russound X75
Today's networked audio players, music streaming services, and remote control apps for smartphones and tablets have radically changed the way we experience music at home. You still need good clean power to drive your speakers, but you probably don't need a traditional receiver with a lot of buttons to push. Maybe all you really need is a smartly automated amp like the Russound X75.
Connect one music component as your primary source, and it will activate the amplifier when it sends out an audio signal. The amplifier returns to standby mode when the audio signal ceases. Your secondary audio source takes over automatically when there's no signal coming from the primary source. There's no need to manually switch inputs.
Say you have a network audio player, such as a Sonos ZonePlayer 90 connected to the primary input. Any time you fire up the ZonePlayer, your X75 turns itself on and feeds the music to your speakers. Because the X75 has two sets of speaker outputs, you could be listening in the den, the kitchen or wherever you chose to install your speakers. Because you control the ZonePlayer with a wireless controller or smartphone app, it doesn't matter where you put it. The ZonePlayer and the X75 could be out of sight in a utility closet or cabinet.
You might connect an old-school music source like a CD player to the secondary input, and enjoy it whenever you're not using your ZonePlayer. When a CD stops playing, the X75 will automatically switch to standby mode.
- 60 watts per channel into 8 ohms or 75 watts into 4 ohms
- 160 watts when bridged into a single 8-ohm load
- volume and balance controls
- A/B speaker switching
- primary and secondary audio line inputs with automatic source switching
- loop output on the secondary line input passes that audio signal on to another amp, giving you flexibility in designing a multi-room system
- 16-1/2"W x 2-3/4"H x 10-1/8"D
- 10.4 lbs.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # X75
What's in the box:
- Two-channel amplifier with attached 68" power cord
- Installation Manual
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Features & specs
|Number of Channels||2|
|Power Output per Channel (8 ohms)||60|
|Power Output per Channel (6 ohms)||---|
|Power Output per Channel (4 ohms)||75|
|Bridged Power per Channel||160 (8 ohms) watts|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Number of Inputs||2|
|Speaker Connectors||Binding posts|
Overview: The Russound X75 is a dual source 2-channel power amplifier. The X75 features volume and balance controls, as well as A/B speaker switching on the front panel.
Power Output: The X75 is a Class D amplifier rated at 75 watts per channel into 4 ohms, and 60 watts per channel into 8 ohms. Both amplifier channels can be bridged for a higher power mono output of 160 watts into a single 8 ohm load (The Stereo/Bridge switch on the back panel should be in the Bridge Mono position when bridging.)
Signal Sensing Inputs: The X75 can be turned on manually or automatically by setting a switch on the rear panel. For manual power, the front panel power switch turns the unit on or off. When set to automatic, the unit will power on when music is sensed on either RCA input connector. Once the signal is no longer detected, the unit will automatically shut off. Signal sensing inputs allow the amplifier to easily integrate with multi-room audio systems and home theater components.
Thermal Protection: The amplifier is designed with a special circuitry that protects the unit under a thermal overload condition. Thermal protection mode will only engage when the unit has been run at high volume for extended periods without adequate ventilation and/or when speaker impedances are below the minimum levels. For proper ventilation, it is recommended that the amp have a minimum of 8-1/4" of clearance above, 5-1/8" of clearance behind, and 2-7/16" of clearance in front of the unit.
Short Circuit Protection: In addition to thermal protection, the X75 also has special circuitry to protect the amplifier from short-circuit conditions. This can be caused by a faulty speaker or when speaker wires come in contact with each other. When this condition occurs, the amplifier will shut down until the short circuit is corrected.
Unswitched Outlet: The X75 has a built-in AC outlet on the back panel for powering a device such as a small subwoofer or an audio component. The outlet provides power as long as the X75 is plugged into a live outlet, regardless of whether or not the amplifier is powered on. The outlet is rated at 120 volts and 400 watts.
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