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You want to crank the tunes up on the patio where the party's going strong, but not in the kitchen where the cook likes the music softer. Now you can make everybody happy. The Russound SDB-2.1 gives you flexible speaker-switching options for multi-room applications. It allows you to connect two pairs of speakers and play them all simultaneously without damaging your equipment. Impedance-matching protection circuitry ensures that your amplifier or receiver operates at a safe load. This selector even lets you connect two source amplifiers and switch between them. So the patio crowd can keep stoking the salsa music, while the kitchen patrol chills to something old-school.
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- play 2 pairs of speakers simultaneously
- 11-step volume control, 42dB maximum attenuation
- allows switching between two source amplifiers
- impedance-matching protection circuitry ensures that your amplifier or receiver operates at a safe load
- handles up to 100 watts per channel
- accepts up to 12-gauge speaker wire
- includes room/speaker labels
- 8-1/2"W x 3"H x 7-7/16"D
- warranty: 10 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Russound SDB-2.1 Reviews
Average Customer Review:
very nice item
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
This is a very sturdy piece of equipment with an all-metal housing that would fit in well with any higher end components. The modular connectors accept multiple wire gauges and make diagnosing any wiring issues a snap. I would have preferred soft-touch infinitely adjustable volume knobs rather than the stepped detents, but that's a minor issue easily compensated for by fine-tuning the master amp volume. I'm using it for living room speakers and deck speakers, where the impedance and speaker wire gauges are different and it works great.
Pros: Sturdy design, modular connectors
Cons: A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Gets the job done.
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Overall, it was a great product to synchronize the built-in speakers between our kitchen and outdoor speakers on our patio. Gives us seamless music at parties. I will agree with a previous review that the stepped volume is a bit odd. It's the only reason I gave it 4 stars. Also, very reasonable price considering your other options.
Pros: Gets the job done. Easy to install.
Cons: Stepped Volume
What's in the box?
- Dual source two speaker selector
- Installation Manual
- Sheet of 52 room labels and 8 blanks
Overview: The Russound SDB-2.1 is a dual source speaker selector that allows you to control two pairs of speakers. The front panel has separate volume controls for each speaker pair so you can adjust the volume in each room from one convenient location. At each volume control, you can turn each pair of speakers on or off, and select amplifier A or B using the two 2-position push-buttons on the front panel.
Ultra-Match Technology: The SDB-2.1 uses high quality impedance matching autoformers that distribute maximum power throughout the system while maintaining a safe operating load at the amplifier. You can use the speaker selector with 4- or 8-ohm speakers. Internal jumpers allow you to select the degree of impedance matching for your speakers and amplifier.
Note: The unit is set at the factory at 2x, which is proper for most applications. If certain applications require changing the impedance setting, you will need to remove the cover and reposition the jumper on the autoformers.
Volume Controls: The SDB-2.1 has two rotary volume controls with 11 steps of volume, plus an off position. The volume control provides a total of 42 dB attenuation.
Connections: The speaker selector features four 4-pole screw terminal blocks, two for the inputs from the amplifiers, and two for the outputs to the two speaker pairs. The terminals allow you to connect up to 12-gauge speaker wire. The terminals can be unplugged from the volume control for easier wiring.
Room Labels: The SDB-2.1 comes with a sheet of non-adhesive room labels which slide into a groove in the front panel. A total of 52 labels and 8 blanks are included.
Performance: The unit will accept up to 100 watts RMS per channel (300 watts peak).
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1 question already asked
Don't have the technical knowledge to answer that. But, can say that I have 2 solid state receivers connected and it works great. [ MICHAEL H Jun 20, 2015 ]