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RX-5502 Dual Source 4 Pair Speakers Stereo Receiver
RX-5502 Dual Source 4 Pair Speakers Stereo Receiver
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RX-5502 Dual Source 4 Pair Speakers Stereo Receiver

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Product code: SW-RX5502
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Features and Specifications:
Dual-Zone, Dual-Source Stereo Receiver Switching for Four Pair of Speakers
• Digital Encoder Volume Control
• System Illumination (Dimmer)
• Headphone Jack
Dimensions and Weight • 17 3/8" W x 5" H x 13"
In our modern, surround sound driven universe, one might think that mere Stereo is old fashioned. But don’t be mislead. Humans have only two ears and stereo is still a significant life form. Our case in point—the new Sherwood RX-5502. With independent speaker selection for up to 4 pair of loudspeakers, the RX-5502 is adept at powering multi-room audio setups, yet is economical enough to serve a single room. Rated at 70 watts RMS x 4 (with 100 watts per channel into 4 ohms), distortion is less than 0.20% from 20 Hz to 20 kHz into 8 ohms.
• Tone Direct
• Large Fluorescent Display
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RX-5502 Dual Source 4 Pair Speakers Stereo Receiver
Owner's Manual:
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Questions and Answers:
By Larry from pensacola, fl on October 2, 2011
can I connect my ipod to this receiver

By Customer Service - Q&A on October 3, 2011

Yes - use the stereo to RCA cable.
By Customer Service - Q&A on October 7, 2011

Yes it can...

You will need a 3.5mm stereo to 2 RCA adapter cable available from OSD in 1 to 12 foot lengths.

You will connect the 3.5mm to the headphone output of the the iPod, typically located at the top of the iPod. Then plug the two RCA's into the Aux input of the Sherwood Receiver. The RCA's are labeled red and white. Use the red for right and white for left on the input to the receiver.

Note: you can also connect you lap top or computer the same way.

By Jorge from Medellín, Colombia on September 19, 2012
I wolud like to know, how many years of warranty does this device have?
By Customer Service - Q&A on September 19, 2012

Hi Jorge,
The RX5502 features a 1-year warranty and is made by Sherwood.
CL/MA 1297

By jated from fort Collins, co on January 17, 2013
Does this have a sub output? Do you need an additional amp for that?
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 20, 2013

Hi Jated,

A number of our powered subwoofers accept speaker level input. On this receiver, the speaker A and B are in one zone and Speaker C and D are in another. In this case, determine which speaker you want to add a subwoofer to, either A or C. If you select A then connect the subwoofer to Speaker B output or if you want to utilize a sub with Speaker C then connect to Speaker D. You can also connect the subwoofer directly to Speaker A as an example then connect right and left channel speakers to the speaker level outputs of the subwoofer. If you give us more information on your system, we can be of more assistance.

TL /MA 1553

By LARRY from austin, TX on September 23, 2012
Can I have all four pairs of speakers at one time?
By Customer Service - Q&A on September 24, 2012

Hi Larry,
Yes, you can run all four pairs at the same time.
CL 1305

By Jason from Dublin Ireland on September 26, 2012
Hi, can I use your Ace600 ceiling speakers with this? I plan connecting an airport express to this so I can play music wirelessly from iPad, assume this is ok? Do I need to have a subwoofer/ Amp with this or am I ready to go with ceiling speakers and Rx 5502. Thank you
By Customer Service - Q&A on September 26, 2012

Hi Jason,
The RX5502 has an RCA connection and it looks like the airport express uses a 1/8 (mini). You can use our RCA to Mini cable to connect them. Here is a link to the 6ft unit, but we do offer different sizes:

The RX5502 will power the speakers, and although you don't need a subwoofer, adding one will go a long way toward improving the listening experience, especially at low frequencies. Our super budget friendly P8 sub may be a perfect fit.
CL/MA 1307

By Keith from d on January 1, 2012
Is there an audio out channel on this receiver that I can send to a second amplifier? I want to power 4 speaker pairs with this Sherwood receiver and 2 more speaker pairs with another amp.
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 3, 2012

Hi Keith,

The only audio output is on the tape loop, probably not what you are looking for in your setup (this limits your choice of sources). This receiver features an independent second zone designation (A&B for Zone 1 and C&D for Zone 2). It is not recommended to run multiple speakers off the individual outputs, so you are limited to the four pair of speakers.

The only affordable option that might work would be to use an OSD DSM6 dual source speaker selector and connect Speaker A to Source 1 and Speaker C to Source 2. That way you can connect all six speakers to the speaker selector and still have the dual source choice for each zone (switchable at the speaker selector). You would not use speaker B or D output from the receiver.


By Rick Borseti from Boston, ma on May 5, 2012
Can anyone recommend some passive subwoofers that are compatible with this receiver?
By Customer Service - Q&A on May 5, 2012

Hi Rick;

We need more information to answer that question. What type of speakers, how many zones and why are you thinking passive sub-woofers. We offer powered sub-woofers that can take speaker level inputs and be combined with the satellite speakers you want to be utilized up to two zones with this Receiver. So please let us know exactly what is your application.


By Fred from Sugar Land, Texas on January 17, 2012
Can I connect 2 pair of 8 ohm speakers to this receiver and run all 4 speakers at one time? In addition, would I use impedance matching vol controls for each pair?
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 17, 2012

If you are running two pairs, I would connect one pair to 'A' and the second to 'C'. This receiver allows you to run up to 4 pairs, sectioning A+B to Zone One and C+D to Zone Two. You have the ability to play both zones using one source, or either zone with a seperate source.

By Ev from Richmond, VA on October 31, 2011
Aside from the 4 speakers, can this receiver support a subwoofer/bass?
By Customer Service - Q&A on October 31, 2011

No - it doesn't have the subwoofer preamp output like home theatre receiver.
By Customer Service - Q&A on November 1, 2011

Yes, you can connect one of our Powered Sub Woofers, which allows you to connect to the Speaker level output. This allows you to add a subwoofer to both zones—Zone 1: Speaker A for the stereo pair and Speaker B for the Subwoofer, Zone 2: Speaker C output for the stereo pair, and Speaker Output D for the second Powered sub. Combine the two. Check out our S-10, which combines the connection flexibility, plenty of power at a great factory direct price. You can even buy two, one for each zone


By Mark from Overland Park, KS on November 16, 2012
The unit description states independent speaker selection for up to four pairs, but there are only two zones. Zone 1 is speaker pairs A & B; Zone 2 is speaker pairs C & D. So is there a way to only play speakers A or speakers D for example? Or when playing A, will B always also be on?
By Customer Service - Q&A on November 19, 2012

Hi Mark,
You are able to cycle through the 4 zones individually. Page 9 and 19 of the Owner’s Manual goes into how to toggle between the zones. Here is a link /lib/yhst-5323690727015/rx-5502-manual.pdf
CL/MA 1381

Product Reviews:
RX-5502 Dual Source 4 Pair Speakers Stereo Receiver
4.5 Stars based on 10 Review(s)
Great receiver/value!
June 28, 2013
I used this reciever in a 4-pair speaker application and it works great! I love being able to select a/b/c/d speakers independently.
Best Uses:
Multiple zones with volume controls.

Bill Hughes
NE Florida
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good unit for multy purpose rooms
January 14, 2013
Put this receiver in double size room set-up with twin projectors and 8 foot screens. Matched it with 4 iw-800 in wall speakers and man this room rocks. Let system play low for 24 hrs to break in and let her rip. Everyone who has seen it want's me to come over to there house and put in the same thing.
Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Accurate Controls
Poor Reception / Weak Antenna
Best Uses:
Larger Rooms, Multiple Rooms / Whole House, Basic Systems, Smaller Rooms

Visalia, Ca
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great value and power
December 18, 2012
I bought it to power up 4 outdoor speakers AP640. Works great I might need a unit that can equalize the bass and treble so that I can fine tune it.
Energy Efficient, Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control

Yuacaipa CA
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Will buy again and again.
November 19, 2012
Used in small commercial application divided into 3 rooms. Sounds great and can turn on/off zones as needed.
Good Power Output, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
Best Uses:
Basic Systems, Multiple Rooms / Whole House

4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Really Great Sound
July 27, 2012
Sound is clear. Quality is good. I'm powering 4 75 watt outdoor speakers on my deck. After adjusting the equalizer and adding a sub woofer the sound is really nice and it BOOMs! My friend jokingly said "Hey, those folks about 7 houses down wanted to know if you take requests!"
Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output
Best Uses:
Outdoors covered Deck

4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Amp
June 1, 2012
Once I reas through the manual and figures out how to control the volume for 2 separate zones this Amp rocks, before it was too loud inside or too quiet outside. This is a cheap solution until we get our pool done and add more speakers.
Great Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control
Best Uses:
Multiple Rooms / Whole House

Nashville, TN
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good receiver
January 31, 2012
Needed receiver to handle multiple speaker pairs. This unit is rated to do so. Added Monster cable multiple speaker switch. Works fine initially. Will see how it holds up over time.
Easy To Setup, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control
Best Uses:
Multiple Rooms / Whole House, Basic Systems

Fort Collins, CO
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

just buy it
August 1, 2011
Amazingly fast delivery wow the best
Great company w o w, Easy To Setup, Good Power Output, So fast on delivery, Accurate Controls, Energy Efficient, Very easy, Love this company, Great Sound Quality, Good Remote Control, This is amazingi
Love this company, None

las vegas
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

This is the second ...
February 28, 2011
This is the second Sherwood RX-5502 I have purchased from Outdoor Speaker Depot in the past 4 years. The first unit is in my business performing great and the second is now in my home replacing a 15-year-old Sherwood receiver from my college years. I purchased this unit mostly because of price. It's fairly inexpensive for a 4 speaker zone unit that can play 2 sources at the same time. Outdoor Speaker Depot - great products, fast order filling, outstanding through and through!

4.5 Stars

I have had this receiver ...
August 6, 2010
I have had this receiver for a few months now, and it sounds great. It handles my 4 different speaker zones perfectly and I have never lacked for volume. The "Room 2" feature is nice too, as I can have music playing inside and listen to a baseball game outside, all with one receiver. The only negative thing I have to say about this receiver is that when you power it off or go to standby mode, the volume always resets to 50. I talked to a Sherwood tech and he said that is just how the amp works and there is no way to change it. It isn't really a problem, just more of an annoyance to have to reset my listening volume every time I turn the receiver on. It would be much more convenient to have it remember the last volume setting it was at. All-in-all, it is a great receiver for the money.

4.5 Stars

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