Tabletop A/B selector
Our take on the Russound AB-2.2 by Crutchfield's Marshall Chase
The Russound AB-2.2 table-top "A/B" selector comes in handy for two different types of custom audio installations. Use it to safely switch between two different powered audio systems you connect to one pair of in-wall speakers. Or, send music from a single audio system to one of two pairs of connected speakers. Hum along to your favorite music in the kitchen while you cook, then switch to your patio speakers while you enjoy an outdoor meal.
- table-top speaker or amplifier selector
- handles up to 150 watts per channel
- accepts up to 14 gauge speaker wire
- 5-9/16"W x 2-1/4"H x 3-11/16"D
- warranty: 10 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Dual source selector switch
- Instruction Manual
Ease to work, connections on back are a little hard to work with.
Kurt, Knoxville, TN
Russound AB-2.2 Reviews
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Overview: The Russound AB-2.2 is a dual-source selector switch that allows a single pair of speakers to be driven by either of two amplifiers, or to allow a single amplifier to drive either of two pairs of speakers. It is a tabletop unit with a push-on, push-off button to switch between the dual amplifier or speaker pairs.
Connections: The AB-2.2 has three removable, color-coded, screwless snap connectors which accept up to 14-gauge wire. These connectors have wire locking levers which snap the speaker wire into place.
Specifications: The AB-2.2 is designed for use with amplifiers with a power output of up to 150 watts RMS per channel.
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Why did you buy this?
I have outside speakers, and my old A/V receiver had the capacity for 9 speakers, the new A/V system I purchased only had room for 7 speakers, so I needed the A/B switch to accomodate my outside speakers. [ Robert May 28, 2018 ]
Doug (4342186120) recommended it [ Theresa May 05, 2018 ]
Have one, like it so much, I ordered a another one. [ W Mar 07, 2018 ]
It was suggested by Nemo and I have another Russound product in a more complex set up (two receivers and two sets of speakers) that works perfectly. Thanks for the help. [ Charles Mar 05, 2018 ]
Simple [ Stuart Nov 26, 2017 ]
I had a somewhat complicated situation trying to feed multiple sets of speakers from one receiver and OZZY was a HUGE help in steering me to exactly what I needed to solve my problem!!! [ Joe Aug 04, 2017 ]
I trust Crutchfield to carry a good product line, and this item meets my current need. [ Terry May 04, 2017 ]
2 questions already asked
If Russound AB-2.2 is being used to switch 2 sets of speakers from one source, only one set of speakers can be used at a time. This device is actually used to switch two sources or amplifiers between a set of speakers, a speaker selector would be more inline with what you're trying to do and some can run more than one set of speakers from a source at a time when properly hooked up. [ Jesse Feb 02, 2018 ]
The box itself is one or the other. [ JEREMY B Feb 02, 2018 ]
It's designed to play one or the other. You cannot play two sets of speakers at the same time. This is to avoid the situation where you have two sources feeding one speaker at the same time. [ Stuart Feb 02, 2018 ]
If I understand you correctly you have 4 speaker wires for each speaker. The AB 2.2 can only switch two stereo pairs to one stereo pair output. You would need twice as many connections to do what you want. [ Phillip Feb 23, 2016 ]
The AB-2.2 selector allows you to power a single pair of speakers with either of two amplifiers (There are two input channels to the AB switch and one output channel.) The selector switch isolates one of the input channels (amps) preventing them from both being connected at the same time. I suspect that the AB-2.2 may not be exactly what you are looking for. Russound makes other products which might be closer to what you need. As a note, the internal construction of the AB-2.2 product is solid, but the wire connectors on the box are very small, probably 16gage or less. [ Omatacco Feb 23, 2016 ]
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