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Russound AK-4 Amplified in-wall keypad for Russound A-BUS systems

Item # 543AK4

Russound's AK-4 in-wall amplified keypad makes controlling A-BUS components simple. Its backlit buttons let...

Russound's AK-4 in-wall amplified keypad makes controlling A-BUS components simple. Its backlit buttons let...

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About the Russound AK-4

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.

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.

Note: a standard single-gang junction box, CAT-5 cable, and Decora®-style wall plate are required for installation. EZ-RJ45 connections are recommended for termination.

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Product highlights:

  • 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
  • MFR # 2000-534591

What's in the box:

  • Amplified keypad
  • Rubber gasket
  • 2 Mounting screws
  • Installation manual

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Features

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.

  • Controls:
    • 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.
  • Connections:
    • 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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Q
can I direct connect two ak-4s together so I can run 2 speakers off of one and 2 speakers off of the other?
barry  Jan 24, 2023
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A
Greetings Barry, and thank you for your question. The Russound AK-4 is used with the Russound A-Bus whole house systems. I would need more information on your current equipment to answer this question. The best option for you is to reach out to our whole house audio design group with your plan. You can get started by submitting some questions here: https://www.crutchfield.com/Services/Residential/
hogan  Jan 24, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Can I run (4) in ceiling speakers in one room off of one keypad?
crawdaddy2000  Jul 04, 2022
1 answer
A
You can only run 2 speakers directly off of one keypad.
arielle  Jul 05, 2022 (Staff)
Q
I have a Russound A-KP that I need to replaced. Can I replace with the Russound AK-4?
hugo  Apr 12, 2020
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A
The Crutchfield A/V Design Group will be best suited to help you with this: http://www.crutchfield.com/Institutional/diy.aspx This specially-trained group of advisors can go over what you have, what you want, and recommend the components & cabling you'll need to get the performance and capabilities you require in each location. I hope that helps!
thomas  Apr 28, 2020 (Staff)
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Wattage?
doug  Nov 03, 2017
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A
I called Russsound at the phone number provided and they said that it is 15 W per channel, two channels: one for the right, one for the left.
mark  Aug 09, 2021
A
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
jason  Nov 07, 2017 (Staff)
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