By Roger from Gallatin, Tennessee on January 14, 2013
I have a Outlaw RR2150 Stereo receiver that is 100W/Chanel. I have 2 pair of speakers connected to this unit. One pair on (A) and a pair on (B). The pair I have on (A) are JBL-L65 and the pair on (B) are small Bose 301's. Both pairs of speakers are in the same room but I would like to be able to adjust these independently of each other. The reason is, when I have both pair of speakers (A&B) playing at the same time, I can not increase the volume like I would desire to get the bass effect from my larger JBL-L65's without the Bose 301's being to loud.
Will your SSVC2 take care of this? I suppose the Remote will no longer function for volume once the SSVC2 is connected. Is that correct?
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 15, 2013
For your application, we actually recommend the SSVC1 connected to the BOSE 301s, which appear to be more efficient or are 4 ohm. In both cases, it will play louder. Let the JBL-L65 go direct to the Outlaw amplifier. The SSVC1 will cause a bit of drop in volume by just being in-line. Then you can attenuate the volume lower as you desire. The volume can still be controlled by the SONOS or receiver whichever way you have it configured. The SONOS and receiver actually handle the gain; the speaker selector is a passive device which only cuts the gain. This will be the perfect solution for your application.
TL/MA - 1539
By Javier from miami, fl on December 29, 2011
I'm looking towards the purchase of this item but I have a question: my home receiver has a second zone option and this is gonna be the output to the speaker selector. My concern is that my receiver outputs 90 w per channel and I'm don't know If this speaker selector will be damage the receiver(because of the 300w).
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 29, 2011
Our SSVC2 is a passive device, it distributes the power it receives so it wouldnt damage the receiver. Its maximum operating range is up to 300 watts so your 90 watts will work fine.
By Bill from St. Louis on June 29, 2012
Can you educate me on the difference between impedance matching and impedance magnification?
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 2, 2012
Impedance Magnification is a marketing term used by another company. It describes a technology that was introduced years ago when Impedance-matching volume controls were evolving into what they are today. You can be assured that all our Impedance-matching volume controls feature the latest and greatest technology available.
By Scott from Indiana on January 5, 2012
I am setting up a whole home speaker system for a day spa, they want all of the rooms to project the same music. Picture relaxing environment. :)
Will this work for a 5 room home, with at least 5 different speakers? Probably more along the line of 8 speakers.
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 5, 2012
To best answer your question we would need a little more information.
How many rooms total including reception and possible office?
Do you want to control the volume of each room from a central location (reception or office) or feature volume controls in each room? You can pick a speaker selector with up to 6 volume controls or use a speaker selector without internal volume controls.
How big are the rooms? You can choose between ceiling speakers, either a single 8" dual voice coil like our OSD ICE840TT or a pair of speakers like our ICE640. Both of these would work for basic background music. Another choice would be our Patio Indoor/Outdoor on-wall speakers.
What will your source be? We would recommend using our AMP200 with Automatic Source switching (select between two sources) and using a computer as your media source; there are a number of options for streaming content or using the iTunes or Window media libraries.
Another system option would be to go with a 70 Volt system and utilize PA190 commercial Amp/Preamp, which features a microphone/paging system over background music. In this case we have many options for 70V speakers as well.
Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss further.
By Chris from DC on March 28, 2012
I have a dual zone receiver/amp that I would like to use with this device. I plan on splitting the 2nd zone signal from my amp and sending it to 2 outdoor speaker pairs using this device. One pair will be on a run about 70 ft away. My questions are 1) should this device work and will I have enough power to power both sets of speakers simultaneously. 2). Will the impedance circuitry in this device help protect my amp.? 3). Will performance or volume be impacted by the 70 ft run of speaker wire, or when running both sets of speakers at the same time? Thanks
By Customer Service - Q&A on March 28, 2012
The SSVC2 would enable you to do that and protect the receiver. The distance should not be a problem with standard 16 gauge, but if you are concerned you could run a 14 gauge. CL/MA 631
By lou from bosotn on February 4, 2012
i have two questions about this. What if i am using one pair of 8 ohm and 1 paird of 4 ohm speakers. Also is i amd coming out of a mixer and want to go to the speaker selector than two amps will the selector work for that.
By Customer Service - Q&A on February 6, 2012
You should not have problem driving one pair of 8 ohm speakers and one pair of 4 ohm speakers. The 4 ohm speakers will play a little louder when volume controls are set to wide open. Regarding your second point this speaker selector is speaker level input connected after the Amplifer/Recievers. It features dual input (A or B) selectable per zone. The amplifiers would be between the mixer and speaker selector. I hope that answers your question.
By jay from fort myers fl on November 28, 2012
I have what I think is a fairly simple question but I am unsure about it. I have a 5.1 yamaha receiver (no A/B speaker setup) and want to hook up a couple of outside speakers on my lanai. Can i use this box to input the two left and right front speaker wires from the receiver to the A side and output to the 5.1 setup and two outdoor speakers? thank you.
By Customer Service - Q&A on November 28, 2012
What model Yamaha receiver are you using? Knowing this will help us better answer your question. Some of the 7.1 receivers allow you to designate channels 6 and 7 for a second zone. The basic 5.1 receiver may be limited so I would like to look at the owner’s manual before trying to sell you something you can not use.
By jay from firstname.lastname@example.org on November 30, 2012
I have a yamaha htr-4065 that is 5.1 not dual zone or A/B speaker selection. can i use this device to connect just the front left and right speakers from the receiver to the input of this device then output to my main speakers left and right as well as a pair of outdoor speakers left and right? thank youl
By Customer Service - Q&A on November 30, 2012
You can use the SSVC2 volume control to connect both the right and left speaker of your main or front stage speakers of the 5.1 system as well as the pair of speakers for the outdoors. Connect the output from the Yamaha main speakers labeled Front L and R to the Source A Input of the SSVC2. Then connect the actual front speakers from the Zone 1 Output of the SSVC2 and connect the outdoor speakers to the Zone 2 Output. When listening to 2-channel stereo on your A/V receiver, you will be able to listen to the main speakers and outdoor speakers play at the same time. Your limitation will be when you are playing a movie through the 5.1 system. You will not be able to hear a separate source for the outdoors unless you add an external amplifier (like our AMP120) that connects to Source B. You can connect an iPod, iPhone or iPad to the AMP120 using an adapter cable (3.5mm to dual RCA) connected to the headphone output of the iPod. This would allow you to play Source B for outdoors while the front speakers play Source A (the surround sound.) You can start with the SSVC2 and add the external amplifier later.
By Sash from NJ on December 5, 2012
I brought a Yamaha 2020 receiver 9.2 double zone. I am setting 7.1 speaker in my basement and from second zone 2 speaker at swimming pool and 2 speaker at deck. The consultant suggested me Russound SDB 2.1 to split the 4 speaker out side from second zone. Somehow I want to buy SSVC 2 from this website as this is much better price. Will this work exactly as Russound sdb 2.1. pl advise.
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 10, 2012
Our SSVC2 dual source speaker selector has all the same features as the unit you listed. It features dual source so you can play source A on zone 1 while playing source B on zone 2. It also has dedicated on/off switch per zone. You can also adjust the impedance setting in case you want to drive more than a pair of speakers per zone. Plus, the SSVC2 is a great value.
By Ron Cluett from Halifax on August 3, 2012
Just purchased this not knowing about the 8 ohm requirement. Will this system work on an outside deck setup with Bose 151 / 4 ohm at one end, 35 ft. away Yamaha NSW 6 ohm powered by an old Kenwood amp. Tks Ron
By Customer Service - Q&A on August 8, 2012
The SSVC2 should work fine. You may want to open the cover up and check what the settings of the internal jumpers are for each Volume Control. I believe there are four settings, 1x, 2x, 4x and 8x. You may want to set it at 4x because you have to treat a 4 ohm pair of speakers (like the BOSE 151) as (2) 8 ohm speakers. Add to that you are also using a pair of 6 ohm Yamaha speakers that you would treat as 4 ohm as well or (2) 8 ohm speakers. Technically the pair of BOSE speakers would be considered 2 pair and adding the pair of Yamaha (considered 3 pairs) would call for a 4x setting just like 5 Pairs would jump up to 8x. The only other variable is how good is your old Kenwood Receiver. Check your owners manual to see if it can play a 4 ohm load. Typically most of the Japanese base Receivers wanted no part of anything less than 8 ohm unless it was truly a High Current model with a 2 ohm load specification. If so you can get away with a 2x setting but the 4x would still be your safest bet.