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RX-5502 Dual Source 4 Pair Speakers Stereo Receiver

Product code: SW-RX5502

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Features & 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.
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• Large Fluorescent Display

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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.

OWNER'S MANUAL

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

44 Questions & 46 Answers
Howard
from tennessee asked:
May 31, 2012
does this unit have a way to connect an ipod?
1 Answers
Hi Howard: Yes, you can connect the iPod to the CD or Aux inputs of the receiver by using one of our MS cables (mini 3.5 RCA to Dual RCA adapter cable), which plugs the 3.5mm connector into the headphone jack. The dual RCA's plug into the inputs on the back of the receiver. We do stock an iPod docking station from Sherwood that is connected with a standard RCA cable. Not only does it charge your iPod, iTouch or Nano, it also includes a remote control. The model is DS-10. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 31, 2012

Keith
from d asked:
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.
1 Answers
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. TL/MA
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 3, 2012

Tony
from Chicago, Illinois asked:
February 20, 2017
If you have 4 speakers connected, can you adjust the volume to one pair independent of the other pair? The receiver I have now just raises or lowers volume to all at once.
1 Answers
HI Tony: Are you using a RX 5502 now or trying to find a Receiver that will control the zones independently? I do not think we have sold this Receiver for a while and pretty sure we do not have any units left in stock to test it so I could answer your question. You might want to direct the question directly to the Manufacturer Sherwood. We had been a distributor fort them in the past. If you are currently have a different receiver that you are having issues with you might want to see about adding our SSVC series of Speaker Selectors which feature individual impedance matching Volume Controls per zone with an individual on/off switch per zone and A or B Dual Source switch per zone. That is on our single double and four zone boxes. WE also have a6 zone box but only a master A or B source switch. This would give you the control over the volume level for each pair you connect from 1 to 6 zones. TL/4224
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 21, 2017

Wes Benton
from Woodward,ok73801 asked:
March 6, 2016
What brand of speakers are recommended for that receiver
1 Answers
Hi Wes: That is a loaded question since I do not know your application. Are you looking for an architectural speaker like an In-wall or In-ceiling speaker, an outdoor speaker like a Rock or patio speaker. Once you determine the category of speaker, The first thing you need to look at for any speaker is the Impedance Rating measured in Ohms. This Amplifier definitely wants a speaker to be rated at 8 ohm. Both pair (if looking at two speakers) need to be rated at 8 ohm minimum. The speaker's power rating would is the next specification you should look at; this amplifier is 70 watts and you usually want the Amplifier to be around 10% higher than the rated power of the speaker. So look for something rated at 60 to 80 watts.The 60 to 80 should be at RMS (or continuous) not peak power. Sensitivity is another specification for the speaker measured in DB or decibel's. Most speakers you will look at have a sensitivity around 89 to 90 dB, The higher the number, the more efficient and less power that will be needed.You will see a number of speakers that qualify under the OSD brand on our site that you located the Sherwood Amplifier. TL/3738
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 7, 2016

james
from Montreal, QC asked:
January 30, 2015
I want to have 2 sets of speakers outdoors. 1 rock speaker set for around the pool. 1 regular set for around the gazebo. I have a shed that has electricity running to it. I would like a set up were I am able to stream via Bluetooth my Sirius radio app from my iPhone to all these 4 speakers. Hence being able to control volume/channel where ever I am. Is a bluetooth enabled receiver that is able to control 2 sets of speakers available?
1 Answers
Hi James: We feature both a Bluetooth wireless rock and Bluetooth Wireless Patio speaker which both come as pairs. But the limitation is you can only sync up to one or the other and not both. So you can not play both at the same time. There are a number of stand alone Bluetooth Receivers that will allow you to connect to either the RX5502 Receiver or an Amplifier like our AMP200 an independent amplifier that may have speaker A & B output. That would have to be placed inside your shed if it were weather proofed. I am assuming that we are talking about the late Spring, Summer and Early Fall season (for Montreal) when you would be utilizing this setup. And the system would be disassembled and put away (including the speakers) for the long cold Canadian Winter. But that is the way you could have your Bluetooth Receiver in the shed in range of your Bluetooth enabled device and play music through both pairs of speakers or depending on the amplifier three pairs. You may find you will need a second pair of Rock speakers for more coverage. In both cases you will run speaker wire from the Receiver/Amplifier to the speakers. TL/3120
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 4, 2015

Rick
from Boston asked:
July 25, 2014
Can i connect an equalizer to this unit?
1 Answers
Hi Rick, I don't see why not. This receiver will accept RCA cable for your sources.
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 29, 2014

jack
from Ellicott City, MD asked:
June 30, 2014
Can the volume in zone 1 and zone 2 be adjusted independently?
1 Answers
Hi Jack, I believe you have only one volume control on this receiver which will control all zones simultaneously. You can always add volume controls to each zone however.
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 30, 2014

burt S.
from 941 asked:
June 20, 2014
can i run 4 speakers with a 4 to 8 ohm on this receiver
1 Answers
Hi Burt, This receiver can run a pair of speaker on each zone in 8ohms, meaning each pair will need to have an 8ohm load altogether. You could run a single, dual-tweeter speaker on each zone also, and those speakers can have 4ohm loads each.
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 20, 2014

Diego
from Albuquerque, NM asked:
June 18, 2014
What kind of speakers (ohms) should i buy for this receiver and let me know if Bose 301(example) will sound similar then a Yamaha receiver. I need zoning chances for a small cafe house 2 rooms one patio
1 Answers
Hi Diego, This works with 8ohm speakers and can run a single pair (2 speakers) off each of the 4 zones.
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 19, 2014

Pete
from Philly asked:
June 18, 2014
Is there any way to hook up a powered sub woofer to use with this receiver?
1 Answers
Hi Pete, I'm not 100% sure, but you may be able to run a powered sub off the "Tape Out" RCA terminals on the back.
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 18, 2014

James Rippey
from NY asked:
May 30, 2014
can i run all zones at once for speakers or do they need to be divided , i have all 4 pairs set in my living room , 2pairs each side , living room nicely sized at 22 ft * 21ft
1 Answers
Hi James, Yes - all 4 zones can run at once with a pair on each zone. Thanks.
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 30, 2014

Joyce
from Jackson, TN asked:
May 19, 2014
We have 4 speakers and a woofer inside and 2 speakers outside . Will we be able to switch from inside to outside speakers with this receiver and will be adequate for our needs/ Thanks!
1 Answers
Hello Joyce, This receiver has 4 zones, allowing you to run 1 pair of speakers per zone for a total of 4 pairs of speakers. You can run the speakers wherever you would like, so if you want music playing outside, you can have one or two zones dedicated to outdoor speakers. If you want a pair of speakers in the living room and one pair in the kitchen, you can have those as well. Let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks! BM 2693
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 20, 2014

rick grasinger
from denver,colorado asked:
May 14, 2014
I have a two zone receiver that currently has surround sound 5.1 running on zone A in the family room. I have four other rooms that have two speakers each with volume control in each room. If I were to run this amplifier out of zone B to push the other four rooms would this amp work? Also would I be able to run all four sets of speakers at the same time?
1 Answers
Hi Rick, Yes - you can run this receiver off your home theater receiver as long as it has an RCA output on zone 2. You can run A, B, C and D at the same time. Let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks!
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 14, 2014

Ron D
from Ontario asked:
May 12, 2014
I am hoping to determine if this receiver can do this: 1 set of speakers 8ohm in main room, then use existing in wall speaker cables to basement room for another pair of 8ohm speakers. So far so good. But from the basement area, I want to add an impedance protecting spkr switch to connect up to patio spkrs along with a sub amp to an outdoor sub. So if a use a 4 channel spkr switch, can I use for example channel 1 of the switch for the basement pair of speakers, channel 2 to the patio speakers and use channel 3 of the switch to the input (speaker level) of the sub amp which drives the patio sub. In essence, I would only be connecting to 2 of the 4 speaker outs of this receiver. Or would it be safer to run additional speaker cable runs directly from the 4 receiver outs to main room then basement speakers, then patio and finally the 4th going to the (spkr level) input of the sub amp? I should also mention, there are already impedance selecting outdoor volume controls for the patio spkrs and the patio sub installed. The user also wants to play the same music to all 4 outputs at the same time. So music in the main room, the basement and the patio including the sub. As an aside, this person is not looking for pool party volume, but just wants a reliable but reasonably simple operation of having his music playing inside and out. Although this receiver can also create 2 zones for signal, this is not a must have at this point but I how I would configure the outputs with what I've described, if he wanted to take advantage of using the 2nd zone option in the future.
1 Answers
Hi Ron, That wouldn't work with this receiver, as it can only run a single pair of speakers on each zone. Impedance protection speaker selectors will not make that work unfortunately. I would recommend the AMP200 or AMP300 for your application. BM 2678
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 12, 2014

Ron D
from Ontario asked:
May 9, 2014
Can this amp use all 4 outputs (amps) running at once in the same "room" or zone? In other words, the same music or program but running all 4 sets of speaker locations? What about loss from long speaker cable runs. Any concerns with heating up? Thanks
1 Answers
Hi Ron, You can run all 4 zones at the same time using the same source. How long of a distance are you planning on running each speaker? Under 80ft, use 16 gauge wire. Over 80ft, use 14 gauge wire and that should be fine.
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 9, 2014

Joe
from Gainesville VA asked:
March 23, 2014
when will the RX-5502 be back in stock?
1 Answers
Hi Joe, From what I know, a new company took over Sherwood and we're currently getting set up with them again. We should be ready to order from them soon enough. Check back within the next two weeks and be sure to put your email in the box to get an alert when it's available! Thanks. -BM 2558
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 27, 2014

Shane
from Florida asked:
March 16, 2014
Can this item be hooked up to an ipod and TV? I want to use 2 sets of speakers only (4 total), and I just want to run my smart tv, blu ray, and ipod with sound in stero. I do not care if only source can be run at a time.
1 Answers
Hi Shane, Yes the RX-5502 has 5 total inputs. To connect your iPod you would need an RCA connection. CS 2542
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 17, 2014

C
from Sacramento, CA asked:
January 24, 2014
I have a clinic in which I would like to run 4 speakers in the waiting room, and 2 speakers in each treatment room. I think that would equal 4 sets of speakers. Could I power all at the same time, and is there a way to control the volume on each set of speakers? Thanks!
1 Answers
Hey C, That's a very good question. To support the 4 pairs of speakers you would want to use a powerful enough amp, like our AMP200. And you can easily control the volume of each pair of speakers by installing a volume control, like our SVC100, in each room along with the SSVC4 speaker selector. Let us know if you have any other questions. CS 2458
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 7, 2014

Debbie Cavion
from Chino CA asked:
October 15, 2013
I am going to have 1 pair of speakers inside which I want to run through the receiver to improve my TV sound while at the same time I want my 3 pairs of speakers outside to be able to play music through the receiver. Is this possible? Can I run TV inside at the same time I am playing music outside?
1 Answers
Hi Debbie, Great question. It is possible to run two sources at a time on this receiver. The trick with this receiver is that A and B are controlled together, and C and D are controlled together. Meaning that you can run one source for all A, B, C and D, or you can run a different source to A/B than you are running to C/D. You can also choose to have A off and B on, or vice versa, and the same goes for C/D. Now this all may sound complicated, but there are instructions in the owner's manual which spell it out nicely. Thanks! -BM 2276
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 15, 2013

Nooh
from cairo,egypt asked:
August 11, 2013
1- Can an apple airport express be connected to RX- 5502 stereo receiver to wirelessly stream music ? 2- Does RX- 5502 stereo receiver support 220V ?
1 Answers
Hi Nooh: 1) I do not believe the Apple Express can be connected to the RX-5502 since it does not have a Digital Input. 2) The RX-5502 does not have multi-Voltage capability. It is limited to 120 Volts not the 220 you need for your country. TL-2136
Customer Service - Q&A
on August 24, 2013

Mike
from Ocean View, NJ asked:
June 24, 2013
For a home application, can this unit power 4 pair of speakers (in 4 rooms) at the same time? I assume it can based on my review of the manual, but....
1 Answers
Hi Mike, This is a basic receiver that will work for your application, but ideally two pairs at a time. Please note it groups A+ B and C + D together. The AMP200 and a 4-zone speaker selector would be your best bet. This gives you an On/Off option for each zone and enough power to play all speakers at the same time for long periods of time. CL/MA 2011
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 27, 2013

Gene Yeargin
from Houston, TX. asked:
June 19, 2013
(1) I am confuseed about the power rating for speakers, I have Klipsch bookshelf rated at 85 watts, Klipsch towers rated at 110 watts, and Sony tower rated at 100 watts; If I understand the manual if I am only running 1 pair of speakers it is 100 watts, 70 watts if 2 pair or more, Please explain so I know which of my 3 pair to use as main speakers. Can I ever use the bookshelf or Sony speakers by themselves? (2) Can you hook up an EQ thru the tape connectors on a tape loop for EQing?
1 Answers
Hi Gene, This model Sherwood is a basic receiver for running one to two pairs of speakers at a time. When you drive 2 pairs at a time, each set receives less power. Please contact the manufacturer directly (Sherwood 714-739-2000) for your second question. CL/MA 1997
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 25, 2013

Paul M. LaPia
from CT. asked:
May 14, 2013
Do you have to aim the remote at the receiver to control the volume.
1 Answers
Hi Paul, Yes, the remote control is line of sight for this receiver. Take a look at our IR kits, like the IRP-2 if you would like to extend the "eye" to a more convenient location CL.MA 1895
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 18, 2013

mike
from mansfield, ohio asked:
March 31, 2013
can this receiver play 1 source through both zones at the same time? i would like to install this unit in a bar with a total of 4 pairs (8 total speakers) in the ceiling. i need to know if this receiver can play all 8 speakers at the same time? are there separate buttons for speakers A, B, C, & D? thanks in advance
1 Answers
Hi Mike, We suggest going with our AMP200 high current amp and DSM4 speaker selector. The RX5502 groups A+B and C+D together. In a bar setting where you might need higher volumes, the AMP200 would be ideal and the DSM4 would give you the zone selection you need. Unless played at lower volume levels, the RX5502 would not likely have power necessary to run all 4 zones at the same time. CL/MA 1752
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 1, 2013

Sunday
from Lagos, Lagos asked:
February 14, 2013
Will the svc100 volume controls be connected at the same speaker connection point at the back of the receiver?
1 Answers
Hi Sunday, Wire the volume control anywhere in line between the receiver and the speakers. Go IN to the SVC100 with a right and left channel and go OUT with the same amount of wire to the speakers. CL/MA 1635
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 14, 2013

Sunday
from Lagos, Lagos asked:
February 13, 2013
can i use volume controls with this receiver or do i need a speaker selector?
1 Answers
Hi Sunday, The RX-5502 receiver comes with outputs for 4 pairs of speakers so you do not need a speaker selector. You can add a volume control (one per pair). Just remember that this receiver is meant to drive 4 pairs at the maximum. CL/MA 1630
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 13, 2013

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

June
from Montreal Canada asked:
January 12, 2013
I want to connect 4 pair of 150W speakers. 2 pair of ACE640 ceiling speaker. (150W for each pair) 1 pair of AP640 Patio speaker (150W) 1 pair of RS670 Rock speaker (150W) This amp can handle for this 4 pair with maximum sound? Or there is any other amp you are recommend for these speaker? I will connect with Sonos Connect (Formerly the ZonePlayer 90) system to control these 4 speaker. This amp also capable with Sonos Connect? please let me know. Thank you
1 Answers
Hi June, For your application, we recommend the OSD AMP200 along with our SVC4 speaker selector box. The SONOS will provide all your sources and you'll be able to control basic functions with your iPad or iPhone application (or Android). The speaker selector will control your impedance matching while providing additional volume settings per room. You could go with our DSM4 and external volume controls depending on the volume controls to handle the impedance matching for the four pair of speakers. The AMP200 will provide better sound quality and more current to drive all your speakers. The SSVC4 comes with the internal jumpers set to 2x, which puts greater demand on the amplifier. You will also have a couple of second source options with both the AMP200 and Speaker Selectors. TL/MA - 1532
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 15, 2013

Fil
from Toronto asked:
December 18, 2012
The manual indicates a unit slightly different then the picture. I was wondering if there is a RS-232 serial port on the back like in the picture.
1 Answers
Hi Fil, We have confirmed all our inventory matches the owner’s manual. There is no RS232 connection on the current product. We will be removing the rear panel image from our site. Thank you for pointing this out. TL/MA - 1476
Customer Service - Q&A
on December 19, 2012

joey
from apple valley california asked:
December 12, 2012
For this unit, how many watts do the speakers need to be without blowing them?
1 Answers
Hi Joey, Look for speakers rated at least 75 watts per channel, whether you connect one, two, three or four pairs. Each pair needs to be more than the the RMS rating of the unit (70 watts per channel) in case you decide to play just one pair at a time. TL/MA -1462
Customer Service - Q&A
on December 13, 2012

Tim
from charlotte, nc asked:
December 7, 2012
I was just wondering how the system does with a Windows based PC using iTunes or Pandora.
1 Answers
Hi Tim, It should work just fine. Assuming you are connecting to either a laptop or desktop computer, you will need a 3.5mm to dual male RCA adapter cable. Simply connect the 3.5mm to the headphone or audio output jack of the computer to the AUX input of the Sherwood which is a right and left female RCA connection. We have the adapter cable available in 1, 3, 6 and 12 foot lengths. https://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/6ft-mini-to-stereo-adapter.html TL/MA 1448
Customer Service - Q&A
on December 10, 2012

Mark
from Overland Park, KS asked:
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?
1 Answers
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 https://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-5323690727015/rx-5502-manual.pdf CL/MA 1381
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 19, 2012

Jason
from Dublin Ireland asked:
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
1 Answers
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: https://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/6ft-mini-to-stereo-adapter.html 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
Customer Service - Q&A
on September 26, 2012

LARRY
from austin, TX asked:
September 23, 2012
Can I have all four pairs of speakers at one time?
1 Answers
Hi Larry, Yes, you can run all four pairs at the same time. CL 1305
Customer Service - Q&A
on September 24, 2012

Jorge
from Medellín, Colombia asked:
September 19, 2012
I wolud like to know, how many years of warranty does this device have?
1 Answers
Hi Jorge, The RX5502 features a 1-year warranty and is made by Sherwood. CL/MA 1297
Customer Service - Q&A
on September 19, 2012

Troy
from NC asked:
September 6, 2012
Is there independent volume control for each set of speakers?
1 Answers
Hi Troy, No there is not. You could add volume controls for each pair (it's best to keep it even). We have both indoor (SVC300) and outdoor (OVC300) models. Adding volume controls would enable you to lower the volume on the zones you want quieter. CL/MA 1278
Customer Service - Q&A
on September 7, 2012

Roy
from Adelaide, Australia asked:
June 12, 2012
Can this system works as 5.1 surround sound system if I use your 5.1 ceiling speakers pack? If not what is the best and cheapest option if I wanted to go for 4 pairs of ceiling speakers along with this system ? Please reply. Thanks once again for promptly answering my previous query.
1 Answers
Hi Roy, This particular receiver would not be appropriate for 5.1 surround sound as it is designed for multi-room audio. For this purpose, we would recommend four pair of our ICE620 or ICE640 in-ceiling speakers. TL/MA
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 14, 2012

Roy
from Australia asked:
June 11, 2012
Can all 4 pairs of speakers will work at one time with this model
1 Answers
Hi Roy: Yes all speakers can play at once. They are grouped together as two zones. Speaker A & B are zone 1 and Speaker C & D are for zone 2. You can play two separate zones at once using the remote control. You need to make sure you use 8 ohm speakers. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 11, 2012

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

Fred
from Sugar Land, Texas asked:
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?
1 Answers
Fred, 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. CL
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 17, 2012

Neil
from Florida asked:
November 27, 2011
Does this unit have the ability to switch all 4 speaker zone on or off independently ex. A zone on all other speakers off or A B and D zone on and zone C off
1 Answers
Hi Neil: Yes... The remote control has two control buttons, one for A/B (zone 1) and the second for C/D (zone 2) that cycle through four steps each. You can turn both A and B off with button labeled A/B while selecting to listen to only speaker C with D turned off. The real key is if you assign Speaker A and B to Room 1 and Speaker C and D to Room 2 you can listen to one source (tuner as an example) for Room 1 while listening to a different source (your iPod) for Room 2 at the same time. You have the option of having speakers in four different rooms but limited to two zone output (A/B or C/D). All of this contriolled by your remote. Check the downloads section for the owners Manual which explains the remote control settings. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 27, 2011

Eric
from Maryland asked:
November 16, 2011
I am looking to power 4 pair (8 total) outdoor speakers with this receiver all playing the same audio source. This will be for a large patio/pool area. Does this receiver have enough power to power 8 speakers at once at a loud volume? The speakers would be 8 ohm. Thanks.
1 Answers
Yes, you should be able to drive four independent pairs of speakers. It also has the ability of playing dual sources in two independent zones. As an example you might run A and B in the patio area and the C and D in the Pool area. This would allow you the flexibility to listen to a football game in the patio area (from the tuner) while music is playing around the Pool (from your IPod connected to the receiver). Or play a single source though all 4 pairs (8 total speakers) at once to answer your initial question. 8 Ohms would be the proper choice for each pair of speakers. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 17, 2011

Ev
from Richmond, VA asked:
October 31, 2011
Aside from the 4 speakers, can this receiver support a subwoofer/bass?
2 Answers
No - it doesn't have the subwoofer preamp output like home theatre receiver.
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 31, 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 TL/MA
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 1, 2011

Larry
from pensacola, fl asked:
October 2, 2011
can I connect my ipod to this receiver
2 Answers
Yes - use the stereo to RCA cable.
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 3, 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.
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 7, 2011

Product Reviews

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80% Recommend this product (8 of 10 responses)
By Bill Hughes
NE Florida
June 28, 2013
Great receiver/value!
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 UsesMultiple zones with volume controls.
By Squidbefsh
Visalia, Ca
January 14, 2013
Good unit for multy purpose rooms
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.
ProsEasy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Accurate Controls
ConsPoor Reception / Weak Antenna
Best UsesLarger Rooms, Multiple Rooms / Whole House, Basic Systems, Smaller Rooms
By gbtechsys
Yuacaipa CA
December 18, 2012
Great value and power
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.
ProsEnergy Efficient, Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control
By DietDew
Michigan
November 19, 2012
Will buy again and again.
Used in small commercial application divided into 3 rooms. Sounds great and can turn on/off zones as needed.
ProsGood Power Output, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
Best UsesBasic Systems, Multiple Rooms / Whole House
By none
Georgia
July 27, 2012
Really Great Sound
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!"
ProsAccurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output
Best UsesOutdoors covered Deck
By Scooter
Nashville, TN
June 1, 2012
Great Amp
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.
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control
Best UsesMultiple Rooms / Whole House
By Eggo
Fort Collins, CO
January 31, 2012
Good receiver
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.
ProsEasy To Setup, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control
Best UsesMultiple Rooms / Whole House, Basic Systems
By chris
las vegas
August 1, 2011
just buy it
Amazingly fast delivery wow the best
ProsGreat 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
ConsLove this company, None
By Anonymous
Undisclosed
February 28, 2011
This is the second ...
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!
By Joe
IL
August 6, 2010
I have had this receiver ...
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.