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Russound D850

8-channel multi-room power amplifier

Item # 543D850

It boasts a high-efficiency amplifier for cool operation, reduced weight, and clean, undistorted sound at high volumes.

It boasts a high-efficiency amplifier for cool operation, reduced weight, and clean, undistorted sound at high volumes.

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$699.00

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About the Russound D850

Powerful, cool-running multichannel power amp

Russound's D850 amplifier offers versatile multi-room flexibility and plenty of power when and where you need it for top-notch sound. Enjoy clear stereo sound in four rooms, or combine two channels into one to give your speakers more juice — a great option for power-hungry outdoor speakers. And unlike traditional amps that run hot and waste a lot of energy, the D850 boasts a high-efficiency Class D amplifier design for cool operation, reduced weight, and clean, undistorted sound even at high listening volumes.

Powerful, cool-running multichannel power amp

Russound's D850 amplifier offers versatile multi-room flexibility and plenty of power when and where you need it for top-notch sound. Enjoy clear stereo sound in four rooms, or combine two channels into one to give your speakers more juice — a great option for power-hungry outdoor speakers. And unlike traditional amps that run hot and waste a lot of energy, the D850 boasts a high-efficiency Class D amplifier design for cool operation, reduced weight, and clean, undistorted sound even at high listening volumes.

More flexible options for enjoying music throughout your home

The D850 can distribute music from one audio source, such as a networked music streamer, to multiple rooms in your home. Or you can connect up to four separate sources and play a different one in each listening room. Each of the amplifier's playback "zones" features independent left- and right-channel gain controls so you can adjust its output to fine-tune the levels of each speaker in your system. For music playback in more than four rooms, you can daisy-chain multiple Russound amplifiers together.

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Product highlights:

  • 8-channel amplifier with 4 independent playback zones
  • 50 watts per channel into 8 ohms (1,000 Hz) with all channels driven
  • 80 watts per channel into 4 ohms
  • 160 watts per channel into 8 ohms (bridged mode into 4 channels)
  • high-efficiency, cool running Class D amplification
  • frequency response: 20-20,00 Hz (+1.7/-1dB at 1 watt output into 8 ohms)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: greater than 90 dB
  • 4 stereo RCA audio inputs, one for each zone
  • stereo RCA global bus input for distributing a single audio source among multiple amplifier channels of your choice
  • independent trigger input/output for each zone
  • audio signal sensing with auto-switching delay settings per zone
  • global trigger input/output
  • cascade bus input/output for "daisy-chaining" additional amplifiers
  • independent gain adjustment for each channel allows volume fine tuning and maximum volume level settings for each zone
  • protection circuit provides safe and reliable operation for each amplifier output channel under extreme conditions
  • detachable speaker terminals support up to 14-gauge wire
  • removable AC power cord
  • rack mountable chassis (rack mount ears included)
  • weight: 19 lbs.
  • 16-7/8"W x 3-1/2"H x 16-3/16"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 2800-536236

What's in the box:

  • 8-Channel amplifier
  • 6' AC power cord
  • 2 Rack-mount brackets (pre-installed)
  • Installation Manual

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8-Channel/4-Zone Amplifier: The Russound D850 digital multichannel amplifier offers the features custom installation professionals demand while offering a lighter weight, smaller chassis and more efficient Class D power. The feature-rich design of the D850 is ideal for the demands of distributed audio systems and is also compatible with our Russound volume controls. The D850's eight channels are arranged in stereo pairs to provide discreet amplification and custom configurations for each of four zones.

System Configuration: The Russound D850 can be configured as the main amplifier for an audio distribution system or home theater system.

  • Distributed Audio: When used with an audio distribution preamp, each zone can independently drive one of several different sources by using each zone's individual line audio inputs, or a pair of zones can be bridged to create a higher powered zone.
  • Home Theater Application: The D-Series amp is even up to the rigorous demands of home theater applications, easily transforming into a powerful 160 watt x 4 channel amplifier (in bridged mode). You can also choose to individually un-bridge pairs for lower power applications.

Bridged Mode: Each pair of channels is bridgeable (independently), increasing the power output to a single speaker to 160 watts into an 8Ω load.

Ultra-Low Distortion: Ultra-low distortion output (relatively unheard of in other multi-zone amplifiers) allows for clean, undistorted audio even at high listening volumes.

Auto Sensing Zone Inputs w/ Independent Control: Each zone of the amplifier features a stereo RCA input. These line-level inputs are auto-sensing and will activate when an audio signal from a source is present. Each Zone input offers independent gain control for the left and right RCA channel. When used in Bridged Mode, only the left gain is used.

Bus Input & Output: The bus line input is a stereo RCA input that can be used to connect a single source to multiple zones. The bus line output is a stereo RCA output that allows passive passthrough of the Bus Input and can be used to daisy chain the source to other amplifiers in the system.

Speaker Outputs: The Russound D850 multichannel amplifier is fitted with phoenix-style speaker connectors. The minimum speaker impedance is 4Ω for Stereo Mode and 8Ω for Bridge Mode.

Trigger Inputs/Outputs: The Russound multiroom amplifier features Zone 12V trigger inputs/outputs (3.5mm) and Bus 12V trigger inputs/outputs (3.5mm) for added convenience.

  • Zone 12V Triggers: The Zone 12V Trigger In is used to activate a specific zone. The Zone Trigger Out can be used to trigger other 12V devices. The delay and audio sensing are bypassed when the 12V Zone Trigger Input is used.
  • Bus 12V Triggers: The Bus 12VDC Trigger In is used to activate all zones that are using the Bus Input and disables other zone triggers or signal sensing on those zones when it is used. If the Bus Trigger In has 12V applied to it, only the 12V Bus Trigger Out will have 12V and the Zone Trigger Outputs will not.

Zero Hum: Advanced triggering options allow the amps to operate on demand. Apart from the obvious energy efficiency, there is no amplifier hum on your speakers when the system isn't in use.

Zone Indicator LEDs: The four LEDs on the unit's front-panel correspond to the D850's four stereo zone amplifiers. The LEDs will illuminate blue when the amplifier power is on and a zone is active. The LEDs do not illuminate when a zone is off.

Protection Circuitry: A robust protection circuit provides efficient, safe and reliable operation under extreme conditions and protects each amplifier output channel. Russound's resilient protection circuit maintains safe and dependable operation in maximum performance conditions.

  • Thermal Protection: The amplifier is designed with special circuitry to safeguard the amplifier under a thermal overload condition. Thermal protection mode can only engage when the unit has been run at high volume for extended periods of time without adequate ventilation and/or when speaker impedances are below the minimum levels for the amplifier.
  • Short Circuit Protection: The Russound amplifier is also designed with special circuitry to safeguard the amplifier under a short-circuit condition. A faulty speaker can also cause a short circuit condition. The Zone LED will blink rapidly between Red and Blue when the Zone is in short circuit protection.
Note: The amplifier will auto-correct itself when the trouble condition has been removed. The amplifier will then resume normal operation.

Auto Standby: The amplifier will go into Standby mode when audio signal or trigger is not present, and after the minimum delay time has timed out. The amplifier consumes 0.5 Watt or less current while in standby power mode. Standby delay can be adjusted to either 5 seconds, 5 minutes, or 10 minutes by using the DIP switches on the rear panel. This delay is selectable per zone. When an audio signal is not present, the amplifier will automatically go into standby mode after the preset period of time.

Rack Mountable: The multichannel power amplifier includes a set of rack ears for rack mounting applications. The amplifier will take two rack spaces with the feet removed.

Optional Volume Controls: The  D850 amplifier has been tested to work with all Russound autoformer-based volume controls (sold separately).

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3 questions already asked

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I need an Amp to control 8 speakers in separate rooms will this do the job how will I control it volume make the music come out of the separate rooms separately this unit will go in the closet?
[ louis  Nov 10, 2019 ]
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hey louis- i would talk to a crutchfield tech about your options to set up different sound zones-- i think there's a way to do it by adding Sonos components, but it gets pricey. i have mine in a closet feeding 8 ceiling speakers in 4 different rooms. there's a manual volume control on the back of the russound amp for each 2 channel set, but its small and hard, so not ideal for a situation where you expect to modulate volume regularly.
[ DANNY  Dec 04, 2019 ]
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This amplifier has 4 separate playback zones. The volume would be controlled by whatever source device you were using for the audio ( i.e. preamp, streamer, etc.) You should get in touch with one of our advisors for more personalized help! https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Calvin  Nov 28, 2019 ]  Staff
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Can I connect to my existing amplifier?
[ Kidbass  Jul 05, 2019 ]
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Bernard, this amplifier has RCA inputs, meaing that it can receive signal from another receiver as long as it from a non amplified output that is also in the form of RCAs.
[ Calvin  Jul 12, 2019 ]  Staff
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Yes, if your amplifier/receiver has "pre out" outputs.
[ TIMOTHY  Jul 12, 2019 ]
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Can I connect Chomecast Audio as an audio source?
[ GregATL  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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I have a sonos streamer as my only source. Plugged into the bus. I keep the same music in all 4 zones, but I have a volume control in every zone.
[ Alek  Jan 02, 2019 ]
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Yes. Though you can pretty much connect a chromcast audio to anything provided you have the correct cable. In your case, you want to make sure you have the red and white RCA male cables coming out of the Chromecast Audio device to connect to the female input side of the amp. There are switches on the back of this amp if i recall that allow you to bridge one input to all of the outputs. In your case though, do you need multiple zone amp to accomplish your goal? This unit is good for wiring multiple rooms with two speakers per room.
[ Jim Krupa - Dri  Dec 28, 2018 ]

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