Functions well but rear connectors are crazy
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This unit does exactly what I need to do: switch between 2 amp sources in to 1 set of R-L speakers (a 5.1 surround sound tv system; a hifi vinyl system). The overall build seems rock solid. The rear connectors are what is lacking IMO. For starters, the largest gauge wire they take is 14. Too small IMO. Also, the way the connectors are crowded together, there is no way to use any type of modern wire ends like banana plugs or pins. You have to go bare wire. Finally, the rear "detachable snap connectors" as they call them do just that, they detatch / pop off too easily. They literally physically slip away from the unit as you are trying to install the wires. Seriously? A great overall product made weak by the connecting system. I called and also emailed Russound a week ago for support and to see if they had any advice and got no response.
Pros: Does what I need to do. Housing and switch seem well-built.
Cons: Poorly designed wire hookup system in the back. Poor support from Russound.Crutchfield response on June 14, 2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.