Russound | BSK-1 Bluetooth Source Kit | manual | Bluetooth® Source Kit

Bluetooth® Source Kit
Safety Instructions
Verify the red power LED is lit on the BTC-1 Termination
Box and the green LED is lit on the BTC-1X Remote
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions
should be read before the equipment is operated.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the equipment in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - Follow all operating and user
5. Water and Moisture - The equipment should not be used
near water; for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
6. Mounting - The equipment should be mounted or secured as
recommended by the manufacturer.
7. Heat - The equipment should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other equipment
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
8. Power Sources - The product should be connected to a power
supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or
as marked on the equipment.
9. Grounding or Polarization - Precaution should be taken so
that the grounding or polarization means of the product is not
10. Avoid spills and foreign objects. Ensure liquids and objects
don’t get into the product enclosure through any openings.
11. Damage Requiring Service - The equipment should be
serviced by qualified service personnel when: the power supply
cord or the plug has been damaged; objects have fallen, liquid has
been spilled into the equipment; the equipment has been exposed
to rain; the equipment does not appear to operate normally; or the
equipment has been dropped or the enclosure is damaged.
12. Servicing - The user should not attempt to service the
equipment beyond that described in the operating instructions. All
other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.
13. Care – From time to time you should wipe any dust
accumulation from the equipment with a soft dry cloth.
BTC-1X Remote Transceiver
Turn on a Bluetooth® enabled source i.e. media player,
smartphone, or computer. Open the Bluetooth menu
and enable the pairing feature on the device. Select the
Russound BSK-1 product by its configured name from
the list of available Bluetooth enabled products. Enter PIN
number 0000 to complete pairing.
Select the desired audio from the device and start the
For Local Source configurations
The Local Source feature is designed for use when the
Primary Zone is in the Off state and is not available if the
Primary Zone is already in use.
When an audio output signal from the BSK-1 is detected
by the C-Series controller, the Primary Zone will turn on,
select the BSK-1 source and set the zone's volume level
based on the settings made through SCS-C5 software.
The volume on the source device should be at its highest
setting to assure the audio output level from the BSK-1 will
be strong enough to detect and activate the Local Source
feature. If the audio signal level is not strong enough for
the C-Series controller to detect, the local source feature
will not activate or, if already in use, will shut the local
source feature off after 10 minutes of no audio signal
For non-Local Source configurations
Turn on a zone and select the BSK-1 source input and
adjust the volume to the desired level. Audio from the
Bluetooth enabled source should be heard throughout the
Normal Use
Only one device at a time may be actively paired with
the BSK-1 in the multiroom system. Activate the Bluetooth
feature from the source device and connect or 'pair' with
the BSK-1 by selecting its assigned name. If being used as a
Local Source and the Primary Zone is in the Off state, it will
automatically be turned on, select the BSK-1 source input
and volume level adjusted. Otherwise manually choose
your music and start playing. Choose the appropriate
source input on the Russound system and enjoy the music.
When finished, disconnect your device from the BSK-1 or
turn off the Bluetooth feature of the source device. If you
move your device out of range (15M without obstruction)
it will automatically sever the connection. If you are unable
to connect to the BSK-1, another device within range may
be connected.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of
the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of or
more of the following measures: reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna; increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver; connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected, or consult
the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme
NMB-003 du Canada.
Power requirements:
CAT-5 connection:
Max cable length:
supplied by BTC-1 via CAT-5
2,400-2,483.5 MHz
RJ-45 (T568A standard)
70mm x 56mm x 26mm (W x D x H)
3.1 ounces
300’ (CAT-5) BTC-1X to BTC-1
50', (15M) without obstruction
BTC-1 Termination box
Power requirements:
CAT-5 connection:
Trigger Output:
Trigger Input:
Audio Connections:
Max cable length:
Bluetooth® Source Kit
12VDC 300mA
RJ-45 (T568A standard)
12VDC 100 mA Max
122mm x 51mm x 38mm (W x D x H)
7.3 ounces
25’ (RCA cable) BTC-1 to Controller
300’ (CAT-5) BTC-1X to BTC-1
Limited Warranty
The Russound BSK-1 is fully guaranteed for two (2) years
from the date of purchase against all defects in materials and
workmanship. During this period Russound will replace any
defective parts and correct any defect in workmanship without
charge for either parts or labor. For this warranty to apply, the unit
must be installed and used according to its written instructions. If
service is necessary, it must be performed by Russound. Russound
assumes no responsibility for defects resulting from abuse or
servicing performed by an agency or person not specifically
authorized in writing by Russound. Damage to or destruction of
components due to improper use voids the warranty. In these
cases the repair will be made at the owner’s expense. Accidental
damage and shipping damage are not considered defects under
the terms of the warranty. To return for repairs, the unit must
be shipped to Russound at the owner’s expense, along with a
Return Authorization number and documentation explaining
the nature of the service required. Any product returned without
prior written permission will be returned to sender. Russound
sells products only through authorized Dealers and Distributors
to ensure that customers obtain proper support and service.
Any Russound product purchased from an unauthorized dealer
or other source, including retailers, mail order sellers and online
sellers will not be honored or serviced under existing Russound
warranty policy. Any sale of products by an unauthorized source
or other manner not authorized by Russound shall void the
warranty on the applicable product.
To obtain Return Authorization please contact us at:
Copyright ©2013 Russound® All rights reserved. All trademarks are
the property of their respective owners. Russound is not responsible for
typographical errors or omissions. Specifications are subject to change
without notice.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Russond is under license.
Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
The BSK-1 Bluetooth Source Kit enables the user of a portable
media player, smartphone, or other Bluetooth equipped device
to wirelessly transmit audio content to a Russound multiroom
audio system. The BTC-1X Remote Transceiver connects to the
BTC-1 Termination Box via a single CAT-5 cable. The CAT-5 cable
both powers the transceiver and transmits audio signals from the
BTC-1 Termination Box which is then connected to the multiroom
controller for audio and 12VDC trigger signals. It can be
designated either as a global source for the multiroom system or
as a local source for an individual "Primary Zone" with automatic
control over zone power, source selection and volume level.
The compact BTC-1X Remote Transceiver can sit on a flat
surface or be placed in a standard electrical box in an ideal
location so that the user can connect and move throughout the
listening area without interrupting the audio stream. Housed in
a compact surface-mount metal box, the BTC-1 Termination Box
is connected directly to the controller via RCA audio patch cables
and an optional 12VDC trigger cable.
Russound, Inc. 5 Forbes Rd., Newmarket, NH 03857, USA
tel 603.659.5170 • fax 603.659.5388
technical support: 866.888.7466 e-mail:
28-1369 06.06.14, Rev.5
The BTC-1 Termination Box should be placed close to the
controller (distance not to exceed 25 ft). The installer then
installs the BTC-1 by either mounting it to a flat surface
or to the back of an A/V equipment rack using screws
through the holes in the mounting flanges. Terminate the
end of the CAT-5 cable connected to the BTC-1X Remote
Transceiver with an RJ-45 plug using the T568A standard
wiring configuration. Connect the cable to the BTC-1
Termination Box.
Connect RCA audio patch cables from the termination
box’s audio outputs to the designated source input on the
Russound controller for which the BSK-1 will be assigned
The provided two conductor 12VDC trigger cable
terminated with a 1/8” male plug at each end is connected
from the termination box’s 12VDC trigger output to the
Home Theater trigger input on the Russound controller.
This will wake the Russound controller from standby once
the BSK-1 is actively paired with a Bluetooth® enabled
The BSK-1 is supported by C-Series products with the
minimum firmware listed below :
MCA-C3 v4.00.00 or higher
MCA-C5 v5.00.00 or higher
MDK-C5 v5.00.00 or higher
SCS-C5 v5.00.00 or higher
My Russound v2.00.00 or higher
CAT-5 300’ Max Cable Length
RCA to Source
All current firmware update files are located on the
Russound Support center,
The installer configures the source input which the
BSK-1 is connected to by selecting the device from the
drop-down list of source device types on the source setup
page. A drop down list will be presented for selection of
a Primary Zone with a default selection of 'None' along
with a turn on volume setting for the Primary Zone if this
is to be used as a Local Source. If this is to be used as a
global source for all zones leave the selection as 'None'.
Otherwise, select a Primary Zone from the list and adjust
the turn on volume for the Primary Zone for when the BSK1 is being used. Doing so enables the audio sensing for
that source input to trigger local source settings for the
selected zone as follows:
• Turn on the Primary Zone.
MCA-C5 Controller
RJ-45 CAT-5 Wiring Scheme
• Select the BSK-1 source for the Primary Zone
Route a single CAT-5 cable from the BTC-1 Termination
Box to the BTC-1X Remote Transceiver location. The
recommended maximum CAT-5 cable length is 300
feet (91.44 meters) between the BTC-1X and the BTC-1
Termination Box. If the BTC-1X location is freestanding,
the CAT-5 cable can be terminated to a RJ-45 wall plate
using the T568A standard wiring configuration. A CAT-5
jumper cable would then be connected from the wall plate
to the BTC-1X. If the location is in-wall, the CAT-5 cable is
routed into an 18 ci or larger US standard electrical work
box where it is terminated with a RJ-45 plug which is then
connected to the BTC-1X.
Determine the ideal location for the BTC-1X Remote
Transceiver based on whether it will be a global or local
source, keeping in mind that structural elements, concrete,
and other 2.4 gHz transmitters may interfere with the
signal. The BTC-1X Remote Transceiver may be located in a
freestanding position or in a standard 18 ci electrical box.
The BTC-1X Remote Transceiver must be accessible for
programming a custom name later.
Configure the C-Series
configuration software.
Trigger (opt)
Connection Diagram
Read all instructions before starting the installation.
Source configuration
Connection Instructions
• Set the Primary Zone volume for Local Source use
Adjust the Source Volume Trim on the Source Summary
page within SCS-C5 so that the BSK-1 output level
appropriately matches that of the other audio sources.
Save the system configuration to the controller
Assigning a custom name to the device
The BTC-1X comes configured with the Name Russound
and Passkey 0000. To create a more secure network, it is
recommended that a unique Name and Passkey be created
at the time of installation and provided to the homeowner.
Follow the steps below to create a unique Name and
Passkey for each BTC-1X.
If this is to be used as a local source for a zone, use SCS-C5
configuration software to assign it to a Primary Zone and
set the Local Source turn on volume level which is unique
from the zone turn on volume level.
Note: CAT-5 cable must be connected during
programming to provide power to BTC-1X.
Connect the included 12VDC power supply to the
BTC-1 Termination Box but do not plug into the wall until
installation has been completed.
2 Connect the micro USB cable to the USB port on the PC.
1. Plug in the micro USB cable (included) to the USB
programming port in the BTC-1X. (see diagram)
3. Download the BSK-1 programming software from the
dealer portal at
4. Launch the BTC-1X Configuration Tool software.
BTC-1 and BTC-1X
5. Enter a unique Name and a numeric Passkey
(minimum 4 digits), then Write to device.
6. Disconnect the micro USB cable from the BTC-1X first,
then cycle the power on the BTC-1X by removing the
CAT-5. Cycling the power will reboot the BTC-1X with
the assigned custom Name and Passkey.
CAT-5 Jack
Programming Jack
Micro USB cable
BTC-1X Remote Transceiver
Important Considerations
• Disconnect the power cord to the controller before
making any connections to the controller.
12 VDC Trigger
• Verify that all connections and polarity are correct.
• Keep all power cords away from all signal cables to
prevent humming from induced noise.
CAT-5 Jack
RCA Audio Outputs
Power LED
Power Jack
• Choose reliable signal cables and patch cords.
• Avoid running audio cords or CAT-5 signal cables close
to house electrical wiring for any distance. If you have
to run them parallel, make sure to space the wires at
least two feet from the AC line. If you need to cross an
AC line it should be at a 90° angle.
Power LED
BTC-1 Termination Box
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