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Russound SS-4.2

4-pair speaker selector

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You want tunes playing on the patio, in the living room and kitchen, but not in the bedroom where the kids are trying to sleep. Now you can have your music right where you want it. The Russound SS-4.2 gives you flexible speaker-switching options for multi-room applications. It allows you to connect as many as four pairs of speakers and play them all simultaneously without damaging your equipment. Create a whole-house system so you can listen to music in every room. Impedance-matching protection circuitry ensures that your amplifier or receiver operates at a safe load.

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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. Plus, our tech support specialists can help you through your installation step-by-step.

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Highlights:

  • play up to 4 pairs of speakers simultaneously
  • impedance-matching protection circuitry ensures that your amplifier or receiver operates at a safe load
  • power handling: 100 watts per channel
  • accepts up to 12-gauge speaker wire
  • includes room/speaker labels
  • 8-1/2"W x 1-13/16"H x 6-1/4"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • SS-4.2 speaker selector
  • Instruction Manual
  • Sheet of 52 room labels and 8 blanks

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Features

Overview: The Russound SS-4.2 Speaker Selector allows you to switch up to four speaker pairs connected to a stereo amplifier. Each pair of speakers can be turned on or off through individual front panel switches. It provides switchable built-in impedance matching, or can be used with impedance matching volume control. The SS-4.2 is designed for use with 8-ohm loudspeakers.

Impedance Matching Protection: When used with multiple speaker pairs, the impedance matching circuitry lets you operate the system safely with automatic overload protection. When connecting more than one pair of 8 ohm speakers to the speaker selector, the rear panel impedance switch should be placed in the "In" position. If using impedance matching volume controls (such as ALTx-2 or LPTx-2), the switch should be in the "Bypass" position.

Amplifier Requirements: When using internal impedance matching (switch set to "In") a 4-ohm stable amplifier is required. When using external impedance matching volume controls (switch set to "Bypass"), a 4 to 8 ohm stable amplifier may be used. You should use only the Amplifier "A" speaker outputs when the SS-4.2 is used. "B" speaker outputs should not be used.

Connections: The SS-4.2 features spring clip speaker terminals that can accommodate up to 12-gauge wire. For most applications, stranded 16-gauge speaker wire is recommended. For runs of over 100 feet, 14-gauge is recommended, while 12-gauge can be used for runs of up to 200 feet.

Performance: The speaker selector is designed for use with amplifiers with a power output of up to 100 watts per channel RMS (200 watts per channel peak. The frequency response is 20Hz to 20kHz (+/- 0dB).

Room Labels: The SS-4.2 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.

 
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Russound SS-4.2 Review

Written By Anthony, Phoenix, AZ on Monday, July 07, 2014
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I combined this with the Onkyo TX-NR727. Works as advertized!
Cons:
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5 out of 5

RUSSOUND SS_4.2

Written By TPC, New York, NY on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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This unit is a MUST HAVE for driving a combination of multiple sets of speakers (in this case, four sets, a total of eight speakers) with differing impedances. The unit is attractive, easy to set up and use.....the labels for each switch are a nice added bonus.
Pros:
Easy set up.
Cons:
No remote controller is available.......it would be a major plus.
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Russound SS-4.2

Written By DonS, Boston, MA on Monday, October 21, 2013
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Product works as advertised. Who could ask for more?
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Russound SS-4.2

Written By Godo1960, Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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Easy installation and worked well. I zoned my outdoor speakers. Worked just as advertised/
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5 out of 5

Does the job

Written By Don K, Ohio on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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I am using the Russound SS-4.2 with a Russound X75 amp to push sound to 3 sets of speakers with excellent results. Set up is simple and straightforward.
Pros:
Works as advertised
Cons:
None
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Good Product

Written By Ed, MIami, FL on Monday, February 18, 2013
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Easy to set up. Works as advertised. Great looking.
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I want to use this product to hook up 2 pairs of 8ohm speakers to a single Sonos Connect: Amp. I think the amp is 110 or 120 watts per channel, and this is rated at 100 watts per channel. Will this product make sense for what I'm looking for? [ Matt  Jan 03, 2014 ]
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  • You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current gear. They will be able to pull up your gear and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 03, 2014 ]

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