Amplified in-wall keypad for Russound A-BUS systems
Our take on the Russound AK-4 by Crutchfield's Kramer Crane
Easily control your A-BUS system
Russound's AK-4 in-wall amplified keypad makes controlling A-BUS components simple. Its backlit buttons let you toggle the system on and off, select a source, and adjust the volume. It also has a built-in IR (infrared) sensor so you can use a compatible remote control from across the room.
- amplified keypad for use with Russound A-BUS systems
- backlit buttons let you control power, source selection, and volume adjustment
- built-in IR (infrared) sensor lets you use a compatible remote control from across the room
- line-level output (screw terminal type) for adding an external amplifier or powered subwoofer
- adjustable gain control lets you set the maximum allowable volume
- connects to system via CAT-5 cable
- installs in a standard single-gang electrical box with a Decora®-style wall plate (not included)
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Amplified keypad
- Rubber gasket
- 2 Mounting screws
- Installation manual
works great. fairly easy to install. this was a replacement for an older model so I needed to reconfigure the cat 5 cable. other than that, straight forward.
michael, Sumter, SC
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Amplified Keypad: The Russound A-K4 is an in-wall amplified keypad used with A-BUS hubs and controllers in a distributed audio system. It can be used with both single and multi-source A-BUS hubs/controllers. The A-K4 provides source selection and control with backlit push buttons, plus an IR window to receive remote control signals.
- Power: Turns zone On or Off when pressed once.
- Source Select: When the keypad is set in "Multisource"
mode, the power button is used to toggle through and select a source.
source 2, etc
- Gain: The two rotary trim potentiometers on the side of the
A-K4 provide adjustment of audio gain. These are used to
set the maximum allowable volume for the left and right speakers connected to the A-K4.
- Volume: The volume up/down buttons control the speakers in the room that are connected to the A-K4.
- Speaker Outputs: The Speaker Output connections provide speaker-level audio output for a pair of 8-ohm speakers. These screw-down terminals accept up to 16 gauge speaker wire.
- Line Outputs: The Line Out provides a variable line-level audio output connection for an external amplifier or powered subwoofer. These screw-down terminals accept up to 22 gauge/4 conductor speaker wire.
- RJ 45 Connector: The RJ-45 input provides a connection for the CAT-5 cable from an A-BUS hub/controller to receive an audio signal, pass-through IR and power over the CAT-5 cable. The recommended maximum length for standard CAT-5 cable is 150'.
IR Receiver: The IR receiver on the front-panel receives IR signals from a remote control. Source components attached to IR emitters in an A-BUS system can be controlled with their own remote controls aimed at the A-K4 keypad.
Status LED: The status LED is green on the keypad when the system is on (keypad can be on or off)
Installation Note: Typical installations place one A-K4 in each room of the A-BUS system.
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1 question already asked
I cannot find the output wattage for this in any information we have or that is on Russound's web site. I recommend contacting them on 866-888-7466 to find out what to expect from it My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Nov 07, 2017 ] Staff