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Russound EZB-8 Connecting Block

Eight-speaker connecting block for use with impedance matching volume controls

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This Russound connecting block lets you easily and neatly attach up to eight pairs of speakers with impedance...

This Russound connecting block lets you easily and neatly attach up to eight pairs of speakers with impedance...

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About the Russound EZB-8 Connecting Block

This Russound connecting block lets you easily and neatly attach up to eight pairs of speakers with impedance matching volume controls to a single stereo amplifier or receiver — perfect for multi-room audio applications.

This Russound connecting block lets you easily and neatly attach up to eight pairs of speakers with impedance matching volume controls to a single stereo amplifier or receiver — perfect for multi-room audio applications.

The EZ-BLOCKS are designed for surface mount applications. Position them in an area close to the amplifier and volume control wiring. Use the included push-lock plugs to mount the connecting block to a wall, cabinet, or structured wiring can.

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Product highlights:

  • power handling: 150 watts RMS per channel
  • for use with impedance-matching volume controls
  • removable screw-down connectors accept up to 12 gauge wire
  • easily mounts to a wall, cabinet, or structured wiring can with included push-lock plugs
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 8100-536106

What's in the box:

  • Speaker connecting block
  • 9 Plug-in speaker connectors (pre-installed)

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Russound EZB-8 Connecting Block

Chris from San Luis Obispo, CA on 3/16/2019

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Fantastic time saver for running 70v distributed systems. Used these to run 10, 20, 30 speakers without an issue. Good build quality, and haven't had any problems so far. So easy to install our maintenance guys can do it!

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Crutchfield customer from Redmond, WA on 6/1/2018

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Works great. Easily accepts 12-gauge wire. High quality construction and connectors.

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great for OCD wiring

Robert from Sioux Falls, SD on 2/25/2018

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I bought two of these to connect six speaker zones in my house, with three zones on A and three zones on B. If I change my mind about which room should be on A or B, it's easy to pull the plug from one block and connect it to the other block. The previous homeowner used wire nuts to connect up to four speaker wires together, and the cabinet was a mess. I cleaned it up with these connecting blocks and also sorted out some mis-wiring along the way.

Pros: good connections, clear labels

Cons: none

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Donna from Hewlett, NY on 12/27/2017

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Great, well made product. Crutchfield rocks!

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Crutchfield customer from Jim Thorpe, PA on 12/26/2017

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Works as advertised. I have used a few of these in the past and I have never had any call backs or issues. I totally recommend.

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Crutchfield customer from Scottsdale, AZ on 2/19/2017

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Great Product for creating a clean wiring distribution for multi-room audio. I used with Russound xZone4 streaming amp and alt126 volume controls. Just make sure you set the proper impedance levels on the volume controls when powering multiple speaker sets from the same amp channel.

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Essential for whole home speaker system

Sandy from Irvine, CA on 12/26/2016

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Easy to use connecting block for multiple speakers to your receiver, especially for a whole home system. The advisors of Crutchfield were most helpful in advising and helping choice the equipment.

Pros: Idiot proof install

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steve from Grants Pass, OR on 10/3/2016

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Great and easy to use

Pros: easy to use

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Geno from San Jose ca on 8/14/2016

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Easy to use

Pros: Easy to connect wiring

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Great Connection Block

Steve from Louisville, KY on 5/20/2016

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The product worked as described with the removable speaker connection points making the process a breeze. I wish running the speaker wire inside the walls was this easy.

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Features

Speaker Connecting Block: The Russound EZB-8 is a modular speaker connecting block which allows you to connect multiple pairs of speakers to a single amplifier. It has removable plug-in connectors with screw-down terminals for easier wiring. This unit has one 4-conductor input and eight 4-conductor output connections for up to eight pairs of speakers. The EZB-8 is designed for use with impedance-matching volume controls (such Russound's ALT-126R) on the individual speaker pairs.

Speaker Terminal Connectors:  The Russound EZB-8 includes nine plug-in connectors; eight speaker output connectors and one amplifier input connector. Each plug-in connector is fitted with four screw-down terminals to connect your speaker (16-to-14AWG).

Mounting: The EZB-8 is designed for surface mount applications.

Power Rating: The EZB-8 has a power rating of 150 watts RMS, 300 watts peak.

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Customer Q&A

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simple solution - all ratings were 5 star [ DAVID  May 23, 2019 ]
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REPLACEMENT [ SCOTT  Dec 05, 2018 ]
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to connect multi room speakers to amplifier [ Keith  Aug 21, 2018 ]
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Morgan suggested that we needed it for our speakers and volume controls. [ Susan  Oct 23, 2017 ]
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Clean and easy connection of multiple speaker pairs to one source. [ Joel De  Oct 03, 2017 ]
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I have an existing in-wall Nuvo system, but the previous owner took the amp with them. I am going to cut the proprietary Nuvo connection and run the speaker wires through this block. [ Steven  Jul 30, 2017 ]
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cable management [ Daniel R.  Mar 26, 2017 ]
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Sonos connect [ George  Jan 11, 2017 ]
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Needed multiple speaker distribution in our house. This offered compact installation in standard home video / audio distribution box in a wall. Solved interconnect problems for wiring distribution. [ D  Aug 05, 2016 ]
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Necessary for hookup with impedance matching volume controls [ James  Jul 09, 2016 ]
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for Installing it in 70v distributed sound system. [ Sebastian  Mar 02, 2016 ]
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4 questions already asked

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I have 19 pair of spkrs to hook up. Can the EZB-8 blocks be connected together to allow more connections like the older EZB-1sc and EZB-2sc blocks?
[ David  Jan 13, 2017 ]
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Yes the EZB-8 will give you the ability to add up to 8 speakers x's 2 (pairs) to each zone or channel of your sound system... One warning is to make sure that your "Input" connection wire from your amp is of a substantial gauge enough to disburse the discharge load to all your pairs of speakers. Remember each EZB card disburses only one channel to your speakers at a time.
[ THOMAS  Jan 14, 2017 ]
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Would this work in a 70V commercial system?
[ Jeff  Apr 24, 2015 ]
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Should work just fine in a 70 volt system. It is just a connecting block, no impedance matching. So if your wires are homer in then you could use this to connect them.
[ Robert  Apr 27, 2015 ]
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It should, all it is is a connecting block that allows you to take one set of signals and split it for up to 8 speaker pairs. There are not any electronics involved that I am aware of.
[ Terry  Apr 26, 2015 ]
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Are the volume controls required or can the speakers be wired directly to the connecting block and just use the volume control on the amp?
[ MAT4Ret  Feb 03, 2015 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You should not use this without something to perform the impedance matching that those volume controls will do. If you didn't use them, then you run an extremely high risk of presenting an impedance to the amp that it cannot support. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Feb 09, 2015 ]  Staff

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