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Russound SDB-4.1

High-power 4-pair speaker selector with volume control

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$299.99

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Here's a convenient way to distribute signals to four pairs of speakers from one location. The Russound SDB-4.1 lets you independently select and adjust the volume for each set of speakers — a necessity for most multi-room systems. This versatile design also allows you to switch between two source amplifiers or receivers. The impedance can be customized to match your specific combination of speakers and sources.

Here's a convenient way to distribute signals to four pairs of speakers from one location. The Russound SDB-4.1 lets you independently select and adjust the volume for each set of speakers — a necessity for most multi-room systems. This versatile design also allows you to switch between two source amplifiers or receivers. The impedance can be customized to match your specific combination of speakers and sources.

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Do you have questions about using this speaker selector in a multi-room setup? Our Audio/Video Designers can help you put together the ideal system — from planning the wire run to picking out speakers.

This is an awesome product if you are wanting to change the level of volume going to certain areas. You can adjust the volumes very quickly and change quickly if needed. It was easy to hook up and is very elegant looking as well.

BJano, Topeka, KS

What's in the Box:

  • SDB-4.1 speaker selector for four pairs of speakers
  • Sheet of self-adhesive room labels
  • Installation Manual

Product Highlights:

  • play up to 4 pairs of speakers simultaneously
  • allows switching between two source amplifiers or receivers
  • autoformers ensure efficient impedance matching
  • each zone features independent volume, power, and source controls
  • power handling: 200 watts per channel RMS
  • accepts up to 14-gauge speaker wire
  • includes room/speaker labels
  • 17"W x 3-5/16"H x 7-1/2"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Russound SDB-4.1 Reviews

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BJano

BJano from Topeka, KS on 5/4/2016

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This is an awesome product if you are wanting to change the level of volume going to certain areas. You can adjust the volumes very quickly and change quickly if needed. It was easy to hook up and is very elegant looking as well.

Pros: Easy to hook up, easy to adjust speaker volume.

Cons: None

Russound SDB-4.1

James from Branford, Ct on 5/2/2016

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This replaces a Rossound four speaker selector which was working just fine. The volume trimming feature of this new unit is nice and having the option to use the other amp and music source adds versatility. Solid product.

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Allan from shelton,ct on 3/3/2016

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The instructions need a better explanation and also the description needs to state how much power the input amp needs to power the system

Pros: Multi room use very powerful

Cons: Very powerful caused lower output amps to shutdown

Great Product

dav3nator from Coopersburg, PA on 9/17/2010

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I had purchased a cheaper product like this one and it just did not meet my needs. I had to have individual volume control. It makes world of difference being able to control each room, especially my outdoor speakers which where never loud enough even though my other rooms would be deafening. My only complaint is the incremental volume control. I don't understand why Russound would make it this way, but I have gotten used to it. It's well built and looks nice. My old box was an eyesore. I don't use two receivers yet, but plan to. This would eliminate the arguing over which radio station we should listen to. Installation is easy. I would defiantly recommend this product to friends.

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Overview: The Russound SDB Dual Source Speaker Selector is a high-power, dual-source, autoformer-based speaker selector with individual volume controls for 4 rooms or areas. Dual-source operation allows you to choose either one or two different amplifiers or receivers to power selected speakers independently. Each room has its own input selector (A-B), volume control, and on/off switch, located on the front of the unit. The unit works with all speakers rated from 4-8 ohms and amplifiers rated for 4-8 ohms.

Controls: The SDB-4.1 has the following front panel controls:

  • Volume Control: four rotary volume controls, each with a 12-step adjustment.
  • On/Off Switch: four 2-position push button switches (Out=Off, In=On)
  • Amplifier Selector: four 2-position push button switches (Out=Amp A, In=Amp B)

Removable Speaker Terminals: There are four removable 4-pole speaker output terminal blocks and two removable 4-pole speaker input terminal blocks, each of which can accept up to 14-gauge wire. The terminals can support multiple speaker pairs wired in parallel or series, provided their combined impedance is a minimum of 4 ohms. A small slotted screwdriver is required for attaching the terminals to your speaker wires.

Impedance Setting: The impedance of the autoformers is set at the factory at 4x. A chart in the Installation Manual can help you determine the proper impedance setting for the number and impedance of your speakers. If certain applications require changing the impedance setting, the cover can be removed to access the jumpers inside.

Labels: There are 52 pre-printed and 8 blank label stickers included for easy identification of the front panel controls.

Specifications

Specifications:

  • Power Handling:
    • 200 watts per channel RMS continuous
    • 400 watts per channel average
    • 600 watts per channel peak
  • Volume Control: 42 dB attenuation, 12 positions
  • Impedance Matching: Russound Ultra-Match Autoformers
  • Weight: 9 pounds

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Great product for my application [ Michael  Aug 28, 2016 ]
Purchased a home with Russound speakers installed in 4 rooms. The amplifier/selector was sold by previous owner. Needed to hook up speakers to amplifiers/receivers in my media room. [ J  Apr 19, 2016 ]
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