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ATM7 Automatic Speaker Selector 7 Zone w/ Remote Control IR Code

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Features & Specifications

New improved we dim the blue led indicator light so it is not too bright at night. Speaker selector switches allow you to connect multiple pairs of speakers to your stereo receiver or amplifier. The ATM 7-Zone Speaker Selector with Remote Control can control up to seven pairs of speakers so you can listen to music in multiple rooms simultaneously.

ATM 7-Zone Speaker Selector includes an IR remote control. With a backup memory function and a 10-meter remote operating distance, this may be the perfect solution for your needs. Also you can easily program the remote control to any of your favorite universal remote control with the factory code we provide.


Other Product Info

While the speaker selector concept has been around for decades, they generally require you to either walk to the selector in each zone to turn the speakers on or off. The IR remote(line of site to the speaker selector is required) control lets you select your speakers with ease.


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50 Questions & 52 Answers
from Brea, CA asked:
January 28, 2016
Hello, Have you heard of a universal remote that your ATM-7 speaker selector will work with? Thanks! Tom
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Hi Tom: If you have the current remote that comes with the ATM7 you should be able to use any Universal Remote that has Learning capability. So as long as you have the current Remote Control to interface with the Universal Remote that should work. The problem arises when you have lost the ATM-7 remote than you need the Head Code and possibly the Hex codes which pertain to the actual buttons. We will post our findings as soon as we clarify with our Factory Engineers. TL/3679
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on January 28, 2016

from CA asked:
January 22, 2015
i see that there is not a ON/OFF for the remote. Wonder if there is a IR code out there for it from the manufacture. I was thinking that if your AMP has a switched outlet that your could control it that way?? Anyone use it with a URC remote?
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Hi James: The ATM7 does not have a 12 volt trigger that would be needed to connect directly to an Amplifier like our AMP200 or multi-channel amp the MX1260. It does have an IR Receiver input so you can hard wire a IR Receiver to it. We are attempting to get the actual code from the Factory, but you should be able to learn the code form the existing remote using any Universal Remote Like URC. We will post the code once we get it on the site. TL/3111
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on January 27, 2015

from France asked:
October 9, 2017
Hi I would like to manage 2 paires of speakers from 2 different amplifiers (one from HiFi and one from Home Cinema) What kind of product can you propose? Thank you Vincent
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HI Vincent: If you need to operate both amplifiers at once you will want to check out either our SSVC2 2 zone speaker selector with 2 internal Volume Controls or our DSM4 a 4 zone speaker selector both which feature independent source A or B switching per each zone. So you can play A on both pair of speakers or Source B on both sets of speakers. Plus you can play source A on one pair while listening to source B on on the second pair of speakers. The DSM4 will allow you to expand to 4 zones and add optional external volume controls for each pair of speakers for the best impedance matching protection. The DSM4 has internal protection but when enabled it cuts the power handling in half from 140 watts down to 70W. There is also the SSVC4 which is 4 zone , 2 source and includes four internal impedance matching volume controls. Good luck TL/4581
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on October 12, 2017

from L.A. asked:
July 31, 2017
Could this unit be wired in reverse? Assuming it is passive, right? Could one hook up 7 amps or receivers to the speaker inputs and one pair of speakers to the amp inputs? volume controls can just be wide open since only one amp or receiver is being utilized at a time. This would allow a person with 7 different amps to compare and enjoy through his favorite pair of speakers if I'm not mistaken. I have one (another brand hooked up this way and it's awesome except for the cheesy spring connector terminals. The ATM7 has the banana plug connectors I need.
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Hi Josef: This unit is bi directional, either 2 amp input to 7 zones/speakers. Or the reverse allows you to connect up to 7 amplifiers and two pair of speakers. You can pick anyone of your amplifiers (up to seven total) and compare two sets of speaker with the A or B switch. TL/4498
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on August 1, 2017

from California asked:
July 26, 2017
I recently purchased the ATM7 and connected it to my receiver and speakers; however, I am not able to change the volume in any of the speakers.
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Hi Marlene: This unit is a unique speaker selector that with its remote control you can select which speaker you want to turn off or on, there is no individual or master volume control on either the Box or the remote. It is just a speaker selector that connects all your speakers together in parallel. And the ATM7 allows yo to do it remotely. Sorry about that... TL/4488
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on July 27, 2017

Andre Dueso
from Guadalajara, Mexico asked:
July 22, 2017
Do you deliver products in Mexico? Thks for yr answer Andre Dueso
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Hi Andre: Yes we do ship to Mexico. The only difference is we do not have free shipping to Mexico. TL/4479
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on July 27, 2017

from Studio City, California asked:
July 7, 2017
I'm not too familiar with audio equipment, so please be patient. I am wanting to replace my current Russound speaker selector with this one, because the Russound doesn't isn't remote controlled. I currently can just tell Alexa to connect to my AVR and play whatever throughout my home. She can also change from the AVR Main Zone to Zone 2, change the source, and change the volume. What she can't do currently is select which speakers to play from. I have to manually go into our library and change that one thing. It's no big deal, but it's one of those things where having to go do that one thing makes having the other conveniences sort of moot. So, my question is about the note above Note. Use impedance matching volume controls with this unit." Is this something I need to worry about? We do not have in-wall volume control. I wish we could control each room's volume, but we don't currently and it's not a big deal. Sound comes from the selected source to the avr to the amp to the speaker selector through the walls to the speakers. Thanks
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Hi Dax: There is an issue withe ATM7 not having internal impedance protection in case you want to listen to more than two pair of speakers at a time. So we recommend having to use the Impedance Matching Volume Controls to make sure the amp/receiver does not see a impedance load less than 4 ohms.Most Receivers and Amps want to see a 8/16 ohms load. It is not a big problem if you are using a High Current amplifier like our AMP200 and AMP300. but their limit is between 3 and 4 pair. TL/4459
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on July 13, 2017

from Netherlands asked:
May 23, 2017
Problem in operating the OSD-ATM7. When I turn on the OSD ATM-7 and then click on the "zone out / in Selector" 1,2,3 ... ..7 , after 30 seconds to up to 2 minutes, you hear a relay click and the OSD ATM-7 turns off the respective speakers , Also the yellow led goes out. This does not change automatically, therefore you have to press manually the appropriate selector button.If you turn the device off and on again, it will remember the last setting and will function up to 2 minutes. If I use "Multi Zone In / Out", I can turn on multiple speakers at a time (1 -7), and what happens than is actually the same, so after a maximum of 2 minutes, the multiple speakers with corresponding yellow LEDs will turn off. If you do it the other way around, so "IN / OUT Mode" changes, you see exactly the same mistake. Finally, I disconnected all cabling, so both the inputs and outputs and the OSD ATM-7 turned on, and after 2 minutes the speakers 1 - 7 with the yellow LEDs are also released.There I love the OSD to operate I hereby ask you, ca you give me an answer what the problem may be. If this ain’t possible, I wonder if it is possible to send me a Service Manual. Hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Chris Willems
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Hi Chris: I am sorry you are having issues. I need a little more information to better address your problem; 1) What is your configuration; how many speakers, one or two sources? 2) Has the system worked as it should then started to act up or is this an out of box problem? 3) Zone in/Out Select, I am assuming you are connecting two sources? 4) Based upon what you describe it sounds like a defective unit. Which based upon where you are is a problem (Holland?) 5) Where and when did you purchase the unit from? 6) Did you download the owner's manual from our site? I will send an email regarding your problem to the factory and request a possible service manual if available. My email address is TL/4381
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on May 26, 2017

from Miami asked:
February 19, 2017
does thie atm7 conects directly in the bose receiver in the auxiliary audio input jacket?
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HI Javier: The ATM 7 has only speaker level ( High level) inputs and outputs. It has to connect to either Speaker A or Speaker B of the BOSE amplifier. You also have to make sure you utilize Impedance matching Volume Controls for each speaker that you connect to the ATM7. The Speaker Selector has no internal Impedance Matching and if you were to connect two pair or more and play at the same time the BOSE Receiver would have issues with the lower impedance. The problem is when the impedance drops the current demand increases and the more current the greater amount of heat is created. If your receiver is only rated at 4 ohms it will not handle the current draw or the excess heat created. TL/4222
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on February 21, 2017

from Oklahoma asked:
January 27, 2017
so we moved into a house that has speakers in all rooms. However there are no wall volume controls. I have a Pioneer SC-55 receiver that has 3 zones. Zone 1 = Living room is hooked up, via 5.1 sound. Zone 2 = master bedroom with 2 speakers, and Zone 3 is the patio with 2 speakers. Would I be able to use the ATM7 to split zone 3 to the master bedroom and 5 additional rooms in our house? Since I dont have any impedance matching volume controls can this ATM7 be used safely if I only turn on 1 room at a time off of zone 3? If so how is switching rooms for this unit done? would I first have to turn off one room then turn on the next room? Or can this be setup in a way that when I turn on another room that it automatically turns off the first room, more of like a toggle instead of splitting? Or would it be too easy to forget to turn off one room before turning on another & possibly overload my receiver? Is there a device I can purchase to put in front of (between receiver & ATM7) or after the ATM7 (between ATM7 and each speaker set) so that it will automatically impedance match and not overload the unit if I were to accidentally turn on two rooms at once? so that way I don't have to cut holes in the walls and splice into the wires to install volume knobs? What do you recommend?
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HI Steve: The Pioneer Receiver gives you options. The ATM7 will not work for your application since it has no internal protection and you can not add volume controls to do the impedance matching since your system is already wired. You will also need an external amplifier to power your multiple rooms. What I would suggest is adding our OSD AMP200 and either our SSVC6D or TSM8 speaker selector. Connection to the Pioneer would still be a 5.1 system, Zone 2 would be connected to Surround back (A) speaker level to control your master bedroom. Then connect Zone 3 to your pre amp out to the Input #2 of the AMP200 to run your multiple rooms including your Patio. The SSVC6D features internal Impedance matching Volume Controls to handle the protection. Most likely you will never use the volume controls. The best Speaker Selector we have with internal protection is the TSM8 which features selectable protection knob depending on how many speakers you have connected. The speaker level output of the Audio Video Receiver for Zone 2 and like your receiver Zone 3 are meant to control a single pair of speakers (like in your master bedroom). But when you go to multiple speakers you need to go to an external amplifier connected to the dedicated Zone Pre Amp output. We sell hundreds of AMP200/300 for this application along with the best Speaker Selector for the application (that is why we have 13 different speaker selectors to choose from). Good luck TL/4197
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on January 31, 2017

from CA asked:
January 20, 2017
Am i able to independently control each volume with the remote control?
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HI Mark: The Remote Control does not allow you to control the Volume. Its main function is allowing you to turn on off the individual speakers/zones. Checkout the Hex codes there is no command controlling the volume. TL/4189
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on January 27, 2017

from Indiana asked:
January 3, 2017
I just purchased the ATM7 unit to run 4 zones fed off zone 2 of my Onkyo RZ710. Each zone is a separate room with one pair of speakers on each zone. There is a SVC-100 volume control in each room. Do I set the impedance matching selector to 1 for one pair in each zone or 4 for four pairs total? Does the power draw from the source amp change depending on how many zones are either on or off?
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Hi Michael: The SVC-100 impedance matching volume controls should all be set to 4X. so in case you are driving all four zones at the same tome you are protected for worse case scenario. The ATM7 does not provide any internal protection so the SVC-100 are perfect. The only thing I would add is the the Zone 2 output of any of the Audio Video Receivers is not meant to drive multiple speakers like the setup you described. We always recommend adding an external Power Amplifier like our High Current 2 Channel Stereo Power Amplifier the AMP-200. You do not want the internal amplifier with the single internal power supply attempt to drive multiple speakers on top of the 5 or 7 channels of the surround sound. TL/4162
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on January 12, 2017

John Smith
from Huntington, NY asked:
December 28, 2016
Do you make an impedance matching remotely controlled speaker selector?
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Hi John: The ATM7 is the only IR remote controlled Speaker Selector we have. We do have 12 channel power amp that features both IR and RS232 control. I answered your original question suggesting you switch to a SONOS Connect versus the SONOS Connect AMP and add our OSD AMP200. I would more than happy to explain further. The SONOS is a great choice for your sources but their amplifiers are limited when dealing with lower impedance and multi room setups. Obviously they want you to have dedicated SONOS per each zone. We recommend the SONOS, NUVO wireless and other well respected streaming pre amps to supply the single source to our basic multi room systems. tim TL/4156
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on December 31, 2016

John Smith
from Huntington, NY asked:
December 28, 2016
I too want to use this with my Sonos Connect:AMP. I only want to switch one pair of speakers at a time. Connect:AMP ----> ATM7 From ATM7, I'd select Office, or Master Bedroom. Would I still need impedance matching volume controls?
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Hi John: If you are playing one pair of speakers at a time then you should not have to worry about using the ATM7. I think you need to verify with SONOS on their SONOS Connect Amplifier on whether it is recommended to drive two pair of speakers in parallel (like playing zone 1 and Zone 2 at the same time). Another option is to purchase a SONOS Connect Pre amp and purchase one of our AMP200 High Current Amplifiers along with the ATM7. This amp has no problem driving lower impedance loads. The concern is when you play three zones, each with a pair of 8 ohm speakers, the first two pair bring the load down to 4 ohm, then by adding the third pair at 8 ohm the load drops to 2.6 ohms. The AMP200 is a high current amplifier featuring the design and all discrete components to handle the increased current demand. The ATM7 is rated at 400 watts so the weak link is the Amplifier. The AMP200 weighs 24 pounds due the ample internal heat-sink needed to dissipate the increased heat created by the low impedance loads. The SONOS Connect Amp Manual says nothing about connecting more than a direct pair of speakers. It weighs 5.1 pounds. Part of that is the SONOS Connect Amplifier is a Class D Amplifier that is usually 90% efficient compared the the Class A/B Analog design of the AMP200 which is 50% But the well built amp has more flexibility to work in more demanding applications and is a true audiophile sounding amplifier. Note; the SONOS Connect features all the same Front end functions as the SONOS Connect AMP just with more options for adding more power. Good Luck TL/4155
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on December 31, 2016

Danny F; Kaye
from Winnipeg, Canada asked:
July 20, 2016
Does anyone know where one can find rack ears for the ATM7? I've looked around quite extensively finding nothing for the 1.5U size.
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Hi Danny: We do not offer rack Ears specifically for the ATM7 1.5 RU size. What Rack are you using and do they offer a universal Shelf for components like this without optional Rack ears. Typically the universal shelf's are for either 1.0 RU or 2.0 RU. I looked extensively on line as well. I saw a good selection of Universal shelves at Mid Atlantic Rack accessories. Sorry about that... TL/3889
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on July 22, 2016

from cape cod asked:
February 23, 2016
I'm looking for an A/B speaker selector with remote capabilities (IR preferred), that can take the A/B source to four or more outputs, and A/B source can be selected at the same time on different outputs simultaneously(with volume control preferred, but not necessary). So I can play source A on output one and source B on outputs two, three and four, or other combinations, but A/B can be selected to multiple output simultaneously. Is there something like that?
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Hi Roy: We have the ATM7 which IR controlled and up to 7 zone plus dual source, but limited to a single source for all at one time. The SSVC6D is six zone with Dual Source (and built in Volume controls) but no IR and only a single master A/B switch so one source for all not a choice of two. The SSVC4 is a four zone speaker selector with volume controls and Dual source with individual A/B switches one per zone so you can select A or B on all four zones so you can play both sources at the same time. The DSM6 is a six zone speaker selector with no Volume Controls but does have Dual Source with the individual A/B source switch per zone. The DSM4 is the same as the DSM6 but two less zones. That is what I have that is anywhere close. TL/3719
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on February 23, 2016

from Huntington, NY asked:
October 14, 2015
Can I use this to switch which speakers are active for a sons connect:amp? I'd like to have one connect:amp play in different rooms, but not at the same time. Thanks!
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Hello Greg, That is the function of this unit, but it doesn't have any impedance protection, so unless your Sonos amp can run less than an 8ohm load (4ohm - 2ohm) then you would need to run impedance matching volume controls for each set of speakers.
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on October 19, 2015

from Huntsville, AL asked:
May 21, 2015
I have a Pioneer VSX-518-K 5-Channel A/V Receiver Featuring Advanced Sound Retriever Can I hook this to it in order to utilize my outdoor speakers I have added in my backyard. There are 4 sets of speakers and planning to add some in sunroom. Thanks
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Hi Garrett, You can, but we don't recommend it. This is intended for use with a high-current amplifier such as our AMP300. This unit doesn't have any kind of impedance protection, so it would be very risky running it off your 8ohm receiver. You could run your receiver into our AMP300 and run the ATM-7 off our AMP300 to power your outdoor system.
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on May 28, 2015

from Long Island, NY asked:
February 21, 2015
I currently have two AMP120s connected to Zone 2 on my receiver, running four sets of speakers total. I need to be able to play 2x sets simultaneously maximum. I want to be able to control what zones are on via IR so am looking at the ATM7. I see I can connect both of the AMP 120s to the ATM7 but it looks like only one can be active at time. Is there any way with two amps that I can get two zones of speakers active simultaneously using the ATM7? If not, any other ideas? Thanks and love your products!
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Hi Dan: Typically the AMP120 features A and B speaker output but the speaker switches purposely allow you to only have one set of speakers to play at one time. I am assuming you have decent AVR that not only features a zone 2 output but allows you to control the receiver with a universal remote or application that will allow you to use a number of different devices. Also you did not mention that you are using volume controls to help control the impedance. I do have a suggestion using your two AMP120 amplifiers. You should checkout our SSVC4 speaker selector. It features an internal Volume control per zone to control the impedance matching. The SSVC4 also features Dual source selectable by zone so you can listen to two different sources at the same time. Say zone one would be source A and zones 2, 3 and 4 could be playing source B. The way you would configure the AMP120 would be as follows. Connect Zone 2 output of the AVR to the first AMP120 (source A) to the Input 2. Then connect the second AMP120 (source B) from the first AMP120 Line 2 Output to the In-put #2 of the second AMP120.You can then add a second actual source to Line Input #1 of the Second AMP120.. You would then connect the first AMP120 Speaker A to Source A of the SSVC4. The Second AMP120 speaker B Output would be connected to the Source B of the SSVC4. Make sure the first AMP120 has the speaker A button pushed in and AMP120 has speaker Button B pushed in. I can provide you an actual diagram if you want just let me know if you want a further explanation. Good Luck TL/3152
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on March 4, 2015

from Ca asked:
January 20, 2015
I have a Integra DTR-7.8 AVR. I was wondering if I can connect my powered zone 2 into this unit to power 3 pair of speakers? Thanks for your help and time. james
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Hi James, It's not recommended as receivers such as yours can typically only run at 8ohms (1 pair of speakers). Running a multi-zone speaker selector will create an unstable load and you run the risk of damaging your receiver. Best to run an AMP300 to the ATM-7.
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on January 21, 2015

from MIAMI, FLORIDA asked:
December 27, 2014
Hello, I bought 2 pairs OSD-ACE 540, 1 pair of OSD-ICE640, 1 pair of RC65i In-wall Loudspeaker from Polk Audio and 2 pairs of rc85i and 5 OSD-SVC205 (all installed and operating). I have a STR-DN1030 SONY and now I would like to use an ATM-7 (purchased), how do I connect the ATM-7 on the Receiver? Even having bought and installed the OSD-SVC205, can i install ATM-7? I need to buy a AMP300? Thanks!
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Hello, It would be very risky trying to run that many speakers off a standard receiver. I recommend going with our AMP300 so you don't risk damaging your components. Run a 4-conductor speakers wire from the amp to the ATM-7.
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on January 14, 2015

from Calgary asked:
October 9, 2014
I just purchased the ATM-7 and AMP300 to use for my home audio system with 7 pairs of wall/ ceiling speakers. All the speakers are wired to a common location, where i will place the amp and speaker selector. Do i need impedance matching volume controls for the speakers? Currently i do not have them. my source is a sonos connect, so i can control the volume thru my ipad. is this going to work okay?
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Hi Bernard, Yes - the ATM-7 doesn't have built-in impedance protection like our other speaker selectors, so you would need to run impedance matching volume controls on each zone to run it safely.
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on October 10, 2014

from Potomac, MD asked:
September 13, 2014
Is it possible to control the speaker selector with a iPhone, iPad ect?
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Hi Joe, The speaker selector require and amp to feed it power. You can run any handheld device such as an iPhone or iPad to the amp, but not directly to the speaker selector, as it is a passive device. The power supply for the speaker selector is only there to power the LED lights. Any speakers will need to be driven by an amp running to the selector.
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on September 15, 2014

from The Internet asked:
September 5, 2014
Ok, I am interested in this selector as it has remote control. It will drive 5 pairs of speakers. My source is the Zone2 out from a surround amp. What AMP would you suggest? The AMP200 or AMP300? I am not looking for wild power. I just want something that can handle the impendance load that could happen if all speakers are turned on. Thank you.
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Hi CR, Either the AMP200 or AMP300 will work, but you will have limited volume on the 200, as running 4-5 zones is going to be utilizing all of its power. The AMP300 has some extra juice for you to really get a lot of power with 5 pairs.
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on September 15, 2014

from Portland, OR asked:
August 20, 2014
Does the speaker binding posts accept spade connectors? I have very expensive speaker cables with only spade terminations.
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It is built to accept banana plug or bare wire. You may be able to get spade connections to work somehow, but we do not offer any solutions for spade connectors unfortunately.
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on August 26, 2014

Tom ODonnell
from Phoenix, AZ asked:
July 28, 2014
I have a Yamaha RX-V677 AV receiver which has the ability to power 2 zones. Can this unit be plugged into the second zone of the receiver to increase the number of zones in my system to 8? Also, I don't understand what volume impedance control is. Is that a problem in the way I am thinking about doing this?
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No, you would need a high-current amplifier to run something like the ATM-7. A home theater receiver is only intended to run a pair of speakers off the zone 2. The ATM-7 doesn't have impedance protection which is pretty crucial when running that many speakers/zones, so we highly recommend running our impedance matching volume controls off each zone.
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on July 29, 2014

from Chicago asked:
May 3, 2014
My unit keeps turning off the speaker zone that I've selected after about a minute of play. Why would that be?
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Hi Tommy, What kind of amp are you powering it with? What speakers are you using and how many pairs? BM 2656
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on May 5, 2014

from Craig Colorado asked:
March 31, 2014
I am interested in your AMP-7 speaker selector. Currently have 5 pairs of speakers wired around my house. I currently use the 2 in the living room ceiling and a pair of outdoor sparkers the most. I currently have a Sony Muti Channel AV receiver (STR-DH540). Can I make this amp work to run 3 pairs of speakers with you selector?
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Hi Ryan, This is a great speaker selector, because you get remote control unlike our other speaker selectors. On the other hand, this selector doesn't have impedance protection as our other selectors do, so it's required to use impedance matching volume controls on each zone. I don't believe your receiver will work with this selector, because it's a surround sound 5.2 receiver, so its main purpose is for home theater. If it has a 2nd zone, that zone can probably only handle one pair of speakers. What you would need to run the ATM-7 is the AMP200 or AMP300 depending on the total amount of speakers you want to run eventually. AMP200 can handle up to 4-5 pairs while the AMP300 can handle as many as 10 pairs. Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks. -BM 2580
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on April 2, 2014

from Minnesota asked:
February 19, 2014
I have a Denon AVR3803 that I use for 5.1 surround sound. I would like to connect Peavey Crest Audio CKS 800-2 amp to my Zone 2 to power whole house audio. The amp is rated for 400W per channel @ 8 Ohms. Will this selector handle that kind of power? Thanks
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Hi Dane, Sounds like a nice setup. The ATM-7 can handle a total of 400 watts, so I believe it's 200 per channel. Your amp may advertise as 400wpc, but I wonder how you would have to have it set up in order to output that many watts. You may want to contact the manufacturer of that amp to inquire as to how many watts actually outputs at standard volume. Let us know what you come up with. -BM 2497
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on March 4, 2014

from Canada asked:
February 12, 2014
Could this unit be used to compare amplifiers, i.e., to hook up a single set of speakers to several amplifiers?
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Hi Anthony, Yes. You can run multiple amps and one speaker or vice versa - multiple speakers and one amp. -BM 2483
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on March 5, 2014

from Chicago, IL asked:
January 6, 2014
Hello, My home has 5 pairs of ceiling speakers that are wired without volume controls. The wires all terminate in one location where I will put my amp. I have an old Harmon Kardon AVR 25 II that has 2 separate speaker outputs. I am interested in using the ATM-7 Zone Speaker Selector to power at most 3 pairs of speakers at a time. I really want to use this speaker selector so I can use the remote and control it from my phone (via home automation system I will be able to turn on the amp, speaker selector, then choose the speaker pairs). There are no other speaker selectors that I have seen that can do this. How important are the impedance-matched volume controls? Is there a device I can hook up to the ATM-7 to accomplish this? Thanks, Tom
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Hi Tom, It's great that you are interested in the ATM-7, as it is a very useful product. However, I would not advise you to use it in line with a standard receiver, especially a home theater receiver. The reason being that these types of receivers can usually only handle an 8ohm load, which is one pair of speakers. When running 3 pairs of speaker, as you are intending to, that will create a load of just over 2ohms, which a receiver such as yours wouldn't be able to handle. Even if you ran impedance matching volume controls on each of the 3 zones that you plan to use, I don't think it would be safe with that receiver. My recommendation would be to run our AMP200 to the ATM-7 to give it sufficient power. If you run the AMP200, you would not need volume controls. Let us know if that answers your questions. Thanks. -BM 2430
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on March 6, 2014

from Austin, TX asked:
December 6, 2013
The illustrations for the hookup don't show any impedance matching volume controls. Why are they needed?
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Hi Nathan, This happens to be the only speaker selector that we manufacture that doesn't have built in impedance protection. Thus, if you are running more than one zone, impedance matching volume controls are required so that the load doesn't affect your amp in a negative way. What kind of amp would you be running into this selector? -BM 2379
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on January 29, 2014

from OKC asked:
October 7, 2013
More of a comment than a question.... seems strange there would be a full-function remote with no power button. I would think that would be the #1 use of a remote - to turn a device off and on.
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Hi Tim, Thank you. There isn't a master on/off button on the remote, but there is one for each of the 7 zones. The unit is technically passive. The power supply lights up the LEDs but when the LEDs goes off, the circuit is closed and no signal is passed through that zone. Hope that helps. Thanks! -BM 2265
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on October 17, 2013

Rodney Blanchard
from atlanta, ga asked:
August 4, 2013
Can anyone tell me what the THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) ratio is for this product?
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Hi Rodney, There is no power supply in line with the signal path. Like our other speaker selectors, it is totally passive, so whatever the source is rated is what is passed through. Thanks! -BM 2121
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on August 21, 2013

from Los Gatos, CA 95032 asked:
June 20, 2013
I am wondering if this unit allows the A/B channels to be used simultaneously. If so, I can use the unit to drive the fronts/rears of two different rooms with 5.1 systems. I would simply need to add a 1:2 splitter for the center channel and the amp I am using will drive two separate sub woofers.
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Hi Jeff, The ATM-7 speaker selector does A or B and is not designed to do both at the same time. CL/MA 1999
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on June 27, 2013

Bob Stevdenson
from Sav.,GA asked:
June 7, 2013
How high is this unit rated, and how does it compare with Niles Audio?
1 Answers
Hi Bob, The ATM-7 speaker selector is rated at 400 Watts. As long as you are using impedance-matching volume controls, it compares favorably. CL/MA 1958
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on June 11, 2013

from Belgium asked:
May 27, 2013
I'm very interested in this product although the 15W power consumption is too much for me. I was wondering if the on/off button is a hard or a soft button. If it's a hard button I would connect it to my home automation system so I can switch off the power with the home automation when the unit is not being used. If it's a soft button that's by default off when the power comes on I would be unable to do that.
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Hi Stijn, It would be a hard button on the ATM-7 CL 1934
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 31, 2013

Dickson Law
from Hong Kong asked:
May 23, 2013
Does the unit support 220V ? Thanks
3 Answers
Hi Dickson, Yes, the ATM-7 speaker selector supports 100-240V AC and 12V/1.5A DC voltage. #1924 MA
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 31, 2013
Hi Dickson, Yes, the ATM-7 speaker selector supports 100-240V AC and 12V/1.5A DC voltage. #1924 MA/CL
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 31, 2013
Hi Dickson, Yes, the ATM-7 speaker selector supports 100-240V AC and 12V/1.5A DC voltage. #1924 MA
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 31, 2013

from dallas asked:
May 11, 2013
Hi. Will the ATM-7, or any other typical speaker selector work with outside wireless pool speakers?
1 Answers
HI David, A speaker selector distributes power. You wouldn't need to use it with wireless speakers because they are self-powered. What is the music source you would be using? CL/MA 1886
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 17, 2013

Michele Palmas
from Italy asked:
May 7, 2013
Hi, i'm interested to buy the ATM-7 but I like to ask you some question, 1) it' possible controll the ATM-7 by Logitech Armony link , in mode that I can change the zone by iPhone/iPad? 2) you have some dealer in Europe where I can order the ATM-7? Thank you, and best regards, Michele
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Ciao Michele, The ATM-7 speaker selector cannot be controlled by iPhone/ iPad. We do not have a dealer in Europe, but we do ship international. You can place an order online and have it delivered to you in Italy. CL/MA 1872
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on May 10, 2013

from Eau Claire, WI asked:
April 8, 2013
I have a Denon AVR-3801. An older unit but heavy duty at that and has been great all around. I would like to run all 7 zones of the ATM-7 off the multizone on the denon. I currently use the mutizone paired with the harmony link and is a breeze to control with my phone. I just want to expand to the whole house and have the ir remote capable switch (ATM-7) to control as well. Would putting in impedance matching controls in all 7 zones and running it off the denon avr-3801 be enough to power all zones or would I need another distribution amp? Or would getting another distribution amp with impedence matching built in bypassing the impedence matching wall controls be more efficient? I really would'nt mind not having wall controls as I can control volume level with my phone anyway just not independently. What is my best option?
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Hello Derek, The ATM-7 speaker selector does not have impedance matching so volume controls will be required. You can use our SVC100s for impedance matching set at 8X. However, the power output of your multi-zone receiver may not have enough power to drive seven pairs of speakers. Consider adding our AMP300 to drive your whole house speakers. We are obtaining the remote code for you from our factory. Please email for future correspondence. CL/MA 1782
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on April 9, 2013

from Switzerland asked:
March 25, 2013
Hi, sorry for a beginner question here: I have 8 single speakers - all 8 ohm. I have 1 receiver with 1 available stereo speaker output (receiver can handle down to 4 ohm). Can i connect this stereo speaker cable to the ATM 7 Zone device and then spread to the 8 single speakers ? I am not sure how impedance is managed as it is stated that the device does not manage impedance ? thanks for clarification (to a non-technician..) Thanks Roland
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Hi Roland, With the ATM-7 speaker selector, we recommend using an even number of impedance-matching volume controls. If your stereo receiver only has one output left, adding 8 speakers to might be too much. We recommend an additional amplifier like our AMP200 to drive your 8 speakers. Are the speakers placed in a position to be in stereo? The ATM-7 is setup for a left and right speaker per zone. Assuming they are 8-ohm speakers, you have several options but we need to know a little bit more about your setup. Could you provide us with simple diagram? Here is a link to Upload your plans- CL/MA 1730
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on March 25, 2013

Wayne Powell
from Lake Havasu City,Arizona asked:
March 19, 2013
Hello. I have an older Pioneer Elite VSX-49TX A/V Receiver .I have 6 speaker sets (12 total) that I need to control. I have installed impedance matching volume controls to all speaker zones. My receiver states that speakers should be 6-16 ohms of nominal impedance. Would this unit work for my application ? Thanks.We purchased our speakers and controls mostly from you folks and love them so far. Wayne
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Hi Wayne, In order to use the ATM-7 speaker selector, you’ll need a separate amplifier like our AMP300 with impedance-matching volume controls. CL/MA 1717
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on March 19, 2013

from Texas asked:
January 28, 2013
Can this be used safely with a vacuum tube amplifier as one of the sources? Will the tube amp still see a load if the speakers are switched to the second source?
1 Answers
Hi Greg, This speaker selector needs to utilize impedance matching volume controls to handle protection for your overall system. Whether you use a tube amp or just a solid state amplifier, the same rules apply. If you plan on listening to two or more zones at a time, you need to have some sort of Impedance matching so the amplifier (s) see an acceptable load. TL/MA - 1588
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 28, 2013

from Milwaukee, WI asked:
December 4, 2012
Any way to incorporate this speaker selector using Sonos Connect Amp? I currently am trying to figure a work around to having my home prewired with in ceiling speakers all wired to central basement location. I would like not to have to purchase separate Sonos amps right away to make the most of my system. This seems like it may work but then I read that you need to use impedance matching volume controls with this device?
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Hi Brian: The ATM7 will not provide any impedance matching, that is why we recommend using with Impedance Matching Volume Controls.The better choice for your applications would be to use our TSM8 which features Internal Transformers (selectable based upon how many speaker you connect) to do the impedance matching which would be key for your SONOS Connect Amplifier to operate safely. It is also more affordable than the ATM7. TL - 1439
Customer Service - Q&A
on December 5, 2012

Doug Gaylor
from phoenix, az asked:
September 1, 2012
Is this unit going to be available any time soon? It has been out of stock for some time and I would like to order one.
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Hi Doug: They will be back in stock this first week of September. TL 1268
Customer Service - Q&A
on September 3, 2012

from Boston asked:
August 29, 2012
Can someone please tell me how this unit adjusts the overall impedance that the receiver sees, based on the number of speakers on? Assuming I have all 8ohm speakers hooked up, does the impedance always stay at 8ohm or does it increase/decrease? I am wondering if it puts each pair of speakers in series, parallel, or a combination? My receiver puts out more power into 4ohm loads and I am hoping I can use it...
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Hi Brian, The ATM-7 would be wiring your multiple pairs in parallel. It is designed to match to an 8-ohm load; although technically speaking, impedance is constantly fluctuating. Is your receiver switchable? CL/MA 1262
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on August 29, 2012

Steve Abrams
from Orlando florida asked:
August 5, 2012
Recently purchased an ATM-7 unit ...great unit ......easy to install and use..... But recently the right side of zone one ism"t on??? Checked speaker vand it is fine ... Then hooked up speaker directly to switch bypassing the in the wall wire and still no right speaker iin zone one ...the right speaker in all other connected zones seems to be working fine... Any idea
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Hi Steve: Please contact Brennan in our RMA/Tech department. His email is Are you using all seven zones? If not you may be able to switch zone one to an open zone (making sure both right and left work) and we can determine if we need to send you a replacement so you would still have music and would not miss a beat while you replace the unit. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on August 8, 2012

from Salvisa, KY asked:
July 30, 2012
Could you please answer my question that I sent you several days ago. I really would like to know the answer. Thanks
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Hi Grady, We'll need more specific information to answer your question correctly. It would help to know what components you are using (i.e., receivers, make and model), what sources are connected to each receiver, and what speakers you are using. The ATM can connect up to seven receivers and output to two speakers, but you cannot listen to both outputs at the same time. You are restricted to either A or B. It would also help to see which receivers have A & B out as well where you can output both A & B. Perhaps then you can look at our Dual Source Selectors. The ATM7 is speaker level output only and you need to connect your sources to the receiver or amplifiers to convert to speaker level output. As you can see answering this question is not so simple. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 31, 2012

from Naperville, IL asked:
July 6, 2012
Can individual room volume controls be added-in? Do they have to be impedance-matching volume controls? I assume the ATM-7 can drive seven pairs of 8-ohm speakers and does that impedance matching with or without individual room volume controls?
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Hi Doug: Yes individual Volume Controls can be added. They can be Impedance matching but would be set to the default setting so the Speaker Selector is handling protection. You could add a volume control to one or all of the zones. We do also feature a Resistor based Volume Control with no Impedance matching that can be used as well. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 9, 2012

Product Reviews

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71% Recommend this product (17 of 24 responses)
By Dale
Silver City, New Mexico
September 1, 2016
Perfect switch for my multiple amp installation
I have two complex audio and video systems with multiple amps, pre-amps, and processors. The stereo system side puts out 500 watts per channel, and I was having a hard time finding a switch to link these to one set of high-end speakers. The ATM7 is the only switch that can handle the power and, with all banana plug connectors, is pretty straight forward to use. Once I had the right number and length of banana cables, it took seconds to install the switch.
ProsVery well built, sturdy switch. High power handling. Very flexible 2-input 7-output or 7-input 2-output switch. All banana plug inputs and outputs. Flexible remote control with multiple input output options.
ConsNo on/off switch on the remote.
Best UsesOf course I have a slightly unusual installation with only one set of speakers and two power systems. The ATM7 appears to be designed for up to seven speakers in seven different zones. I have no doubt that it will work as advertised.
By DrLonglocks
My little heaven, OR
April 20, 2013
It is what you expect
I read reviews where people complained about the bright light, and the 15watt power consumption unless you "manually" turn the unit off... before I bought this piece. If a bright light (you can cover it) or 15 watts of power consumption (that person should turn off his/her power amp and buy an mp3 player with ear buds...) stop you from purchasing this unit, then you must not really need one. It is what you expect. It works. And it has a decent build. But for me, the clincher was the binding posts. NO MORE spring loaded buttons trying to hold onto your speaker wire. I use this unit in a recording studio with multiple pairs of monitors. It replaces a Radio Shack push-button style selector switch. I now work knowing that the weakest link in the chain is not the speaker selector switch.
ProsBinding posts The remote is handy.
ConsIt might have been nice if this was rack mountable.
By Randy VanArt
March 26, 2013
good built piece,compaired to any other selectors i looked at.and made in USA
Prosbuilt solid,very professional. bananna plugs for good conection
Consgreenish-yellow leds,bit tacky
Best Usesholds quality sound,even with 4pr. spks.
By Eric
Billings, MT
March 11, 2013
Worked well.
I used this to implement a 2 zone system and it works fine. The only thing I wish it had was zone volume controls.
By Ivan
New Hampshire
January 26, 2013
My current house was pre-wired in four other rooms besides my living room. The splitter I was using was decent, but would cut out in different rooms, indicating to me that it couldn't handle the output of the receiver. By switching to the ATM-7, every room plays much stronger, clearer music off my reciever now.
ProsEasy To Set Up, Low Power Consumption, Easy To Use, Quality Construction
Best UsesUpgrade
By Rex
December 26, 2012
Great selector
Great product !! Even if you don't need 7 channels, this is the selector to get. You never know, you might add more later. I have this hooked through a Marantz reciever & an AMP300 & it works great. No delay between the speakers hooked straight to the reciever & the ones through the external amp & selector. Only con for some would be no volume controls, however a few in wall volume controls fixed that issue without much extra work. Keep the great products coming!!!
ProsLow Power Consumption, Easy To Use, Easy To Set Up, Quality Construction
By josh
middleburg, florida
December 12, 2012
Works with smart systems
You can use it with any ir system. Logetec works seamless
By Jason T.
Pittsburgh, Pa
November 4, 2012
Works perfectly
I hooked it up to zone 2 of my onkoyo receiver and now I can switch speakers anywhere in my house by controlling the unit with the logitech harmony link remote and my iphone. Very conveniet to be able to select between my deck,bar,workshop, and garage speakers without running downstairs to my media cabinet each time.
ProsQuality Construction, Easy To Use, Easy To Set Up
Best UsesUpgrade
By Da Tool Man
Waukesha, WI
October 21, 2012
Great Unit, A shame no remote power.
As most have commented, the unit is great, with high quality connectors, 7 zones, 2 inputs, and a remote. There are 3 cons with the unit though: 1) No remote control power. To turn the unit on/off you have to goto the unit itself to stop it from consuming 15 watts of power. 2) The unit draws 15Watts of power at all times. 3) The unit is not a matrix Unit, meaning whatever source you have selected, is for all 7 zones. You cannot run source A to zone 1, B to zone 2, A to zone 3, etc. If the unit had remote control power, and was Matrix, it would be a 5/5 stars for sure! But I had to deduct one star for these missing features.
ProsEasy To Use, Quality Construction, Easy To Set Up
ConsNot A Matrix Unit, No Remote Control Power
Best UsesUpgrade, Replacement
By elkfla
Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 20, 2012
Excellent Unit - The Best On The Market
I purchased this unit (after looking at many alternatives), not to control music in different rooms but to use as a speaker A/B switch to help in evaluating two pairs of speakers side by side. There were many choices to select from if you are looking for a manual A/B selector switch, however, I wanted one with a remote, as I felt that it would be much more convenient. Secondly, almost all of the other units had those awful spring type connectors in the rear instead of the banana plugs that I use on the rest of my speakers and amplifiers. This unit is very versatile in that you can connect two inputs (only one at a time), to seven speaker pairs (zones) or the other way around. In one mode, if you switch between zone 1 to zone 2, you will switch between speaker set A to B. If you select the "Multi Zone Enable" (top right remote button), then you can turn on more than one "zone" (speaker at a time). The unit does have one very bright annoying yellow LED, which you can turn off with the button once you have selected all of the zones that you wish to turn on (Multi Zone Enable LED). Very high quality unit, the very best on the market that has excellent construction, a full featured remote, banana plug inputs/outputs and the ability to change speaker selections or to turn on more than one speaker pair at a time (something that many manual A/B selector switches fo not allow you to do. This is the ONLY unit on the market that I could find that could perform all of these functions!
ProsQuality Construction, Easy To Use, Easy To Set Up
By Soundman Johnny
New Jersey
July 21, 2012
The best way to go!
I fried my Halfer power amp and my new Onkyo surround sound amp trying to use Bose 901s as my fronts and switching them using a Radio Shack device. Bad move. Found a review on Audiokarma that recommended the AMT-7. After getting my components back from the shop, I purchased the AMT-7, and haven't had a care since! It works great, looks great, and keeps my Hafler and Onkyo safe when switching the Bose 901s from one amp to the other. Well recommended.
ProsEasy To Use, Keeps components safe, Easy setup, Looks Professional
ConsLights are too bright
By HomeAutomationGuy
July 9, 2012
Would be great except for 2 design flaws
This zone selector would be great except for 2 flaws. First, it cannot be turned ON/OFF remotely. Second, channels are selected using toggle keys on the remote. Consequently, if you are not in the same room as the speaker which you selected, you dont know whether it is ON or OFF (really bad if you have outdoor speakers and they are ON at 3 AM). If they changed the remote to use an ON and an OFF button for each zone, and added the ability to remotely turn ON/OFF the zone selector, this would be a very good product.
By Lon
Springfield, IL
May 23, 2012
I use this in a very high end,expensive setup. When listening I have noticed no loss of sound quality when running through the speaker switch which was my greatest concern. Very happy and would highly recommend to others.
ProsEasy To Set Up, Quality Construction, Easy To Use
By maertsria
May 14, 2012
Meets an objective
Used in combination with a Yamaha receiver. Receiver output, 'speaker A' is powering 5.1 speakers in family room. Receiver output, 'speaker B' is input to ATM-7, which then powers 4 pairs of speakers throughout the house. While my application is under utilizing the ATM-7, I have observed that with all 4 pairs of speakers on it quickly reaches its limit requiring the volume to be reduced to a respectable level. Base on my experience, I suspect that if all 7 outputs of the ATM-7 were in use the volume would need to be at a level doesn't compete with people having a conversation in the same room. Despite my observation, common sense says that if there are 7 pairs of speakers throughout a home, then the sound coverage should be good and not necessitate a very high volume. ATM-7 setup is intuitive; however, the front display explanation could be a bit better. For instance, what is the big blue circle for? Looks or an actual function such as a front IR window? IR remote is effective, but no feedback mechanism to indicate a command has been accepted. While this is not a deal breaker it does open up an opportunity to make the next generation a nice upgrade.
ProsEasy To Use
By Puckhead
Old Bethpage, NY
February 18, 2012
Great idea that simply works well.
The finishing touch on a whole-house audio system. No longer is it necessary to go to the equipment center to change the speaker zones. Works great with either a single zone or a multi zone listening requirement. Thanks for great customer service.
ProsLow Power Consumption, Easy To Set Up, Great functional design, Quality Construction, Easy To Use
By Riche_guy
February 8, 2012
ATM Speaker Selector
I was happy to find this speaker selector that is controlled by remote.There doesn't seem to be many around. It makes the task of changing or adding speakers very easy. The device is well built which shows it has high quality and allows for plenty of setup options. If I had to change anything I would have added an on/off to the remote ( most important thing that makes a remote in my mind). I was able to add an X-10 controllable outlet to do that. Also the lights on the console can be very bright. It would have been nice if you can lower the intensity or turn them off all together.
ProsEasy To Use, Works as promised, Easy To Set Up, Great looking device, Quality Construction
ConsNo onoff on remote, Bright lights on console
Best UsesRemote controlled
By stosh
February 4, 2012
works as promised
piece of cake to install - solid connections and sturdy switches and case
ProsEasy To Setup, Easy To Use, Quality Construction
Best UsesUpgrade, Replacement
By Bear
Parrish, FL
December 16, 2011
This is my second one
This will be used on my family room A/V system, remote feature is very nice, lights are too bright, need to be able to dim or turn them off
ProsLow Power Consumption, Easy To Use, Easy To Setup, Quality Construction
Best UsesReplacement, Upgrade
By Gary
Parrish, FL
November 24, 2011
This is very nice unit with a great good price. I have indeed run 7 pairs of speaker without any clipping/problems. Indicator lights are a nice feature but would be better if they could be dimmed or turned off. Remote feature on mine failed after about a year. I currently have an RMA in place, unit is warranted for 2 years, but they are currently stock-out. I have yet to see how OSD handles my refund or replacement but I have confidence they will be fair and have already ordered a second unit
ProsLow Power Consumption, Easy To Use, Quality Construction, Easy To Setup
ConsLights are too bright
Best UsesHome Theater, Music, Upgrade
By Scott
Fargo, ND
February 21, 2011
Just purchased this item ...
Just purchased this item to use with a Global Cache WiFi to IR component that allows me to select speaker zones via an iPod or iPad. It works perfectly and was exactly what I was looking for. Great build quality as well.
By Jim
North Las Vegas,NV
January 15, 2011
I love the ATM-7 Zone ...
I love the ATM-7 Zone Speaker Selector. The ATM 7 plays well with my Harmony Remote. Taught the IR codes for my 676 Harmony in 10 minutes worked like a charm. I would give these product 5 stars except for the lack of discrete power control for the switch on power control. This unit takes 15 watts of power so environmentally unfriendly so I will give it 4 stars for my rating. I will team the ATM 7 with something like IRLinc Receiver - IR to INSTEON Converter from smarthome for discrete power control I hate electronics sucking power when not in use. Shipping of the ATM 7 was quick and double boxed. The unit has a solid build and come with an IR extension nice. If you can add power control you will have a hard time keeping them in stock. The sound is perfect on all zones I run seven with no lose of quality just a great product
By John
Houston, TX
August 27, 2010
I couldn't find too many ...
I couldn't find too many reviews on this product before buying, so I was a little skeptical at first. I purchased this item from OSD about 3 weeks ago and am very pleased! Shipping was prompt and it was packaged well. The construction is nice with attractive finish. Speaker wire terminals are tight and seem strong, nice spacing in between (better than my Onkyo 805 receiver which are too close together). I was searching and searching online for something like this until I stumbled upon this item. I don't know why other manufacturers are not making more products to compete because this is absolutely ideal. It is remote controlled and with my RF Transmitter-to-IR adapter that I purchased from Amazon, I am able to switch speaker inputs from any room in my house. I don't know if OSD Audio has a remote code that I can use to program this into a Universal Remote, but that would be great so my wife can easily switch between zones and not have to carry an extra remote around. I connected the ATM-7 to my zone 2 speaker outputs on the Onkyo 805. I tried this with zone 3 and an external amp, but I couldn't control the volume of the 805 remotely (this is an 805 issue which I have never been able to resolve). So, my zone 2 amps inside the 805 are great for the extra 7 zones that I am using - 8 zones total. I have not yet tested all 7 zones at the same time since I am still in the process of hooking up the various rooms, but with 3 zones playing simultaneously, everything sounds great. Or, you can switch the ATM-7 to only have one zone play at at time (can be done from the remote as well). I have the following zones planned for this ATM-7: master bedroom, kids' room, kitchen, guest bathroom, home office, backyard. That leaves me with one more output available and I can't think of an extra use at the moment, except maybe the front patio area which we never use.
By Chris
April 9, 2010
Nice and flexible ...
Nice and flexible selector, great construction and working well with my 3 ohm speakers at loud levels. Remote control convenience is priceless. LEDs are too bright.
By Dan
St Augustine FL
March 6, 2010
I was comparing this with ...
I was comparing this with the expensive Aton DLA6 which my frind has, it is half the price and good solid product. It doesn't have the fancy LED lights like Aton, but who cares since your equipments are in closet. Easy to setup, metal finish and standard rack size are plus for easy installation with my other equipments. Switching different zones is just a easy button push on the remote. OSD is a good company to do business, I bought their ceiling speakers and amp for my house, saving me lots of money and they all sound great.