Russound EZB-8 Connecting Block
Eight-speaker connecting block for use with impedance matching volume controls
Our take on the Russound EZB-8 Connecting Block by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
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.
- 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
What's in the Box:
- Speaker connecting block
- 9 Plug-in speaker connectors (pre-installed)
Works great. Easily accepts 12-gauge wire. High quality construction and connectors.
Anonymous, Redmond, WA
Russound EZB-8 Connecting Block Reviews
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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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Why did you buy this?
Morgan suggested that we needed it for our speakers and volume controls. [ Susan Oct 23, 2017 ]
Clean and easy connection of multiple speaker pairs to one source. [ Joel De Oct 03, 2017 ]
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 ]
cable management [ Daniel R. Mar 26, 2017 ]
Sonos connect [ George Jan 11, 2017 ]
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 ]
Necessary for hookup with impedance matching volume controls [ James Jul 09, 2016 ]
for Installing it in 70v distributed sound system. [ Sebastian Mar 02, 2016 ]
3 questions already asked
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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