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4 Zone Multi-room Audio System OSD Audio

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If you're wondering how to set up multi-room audio, it's easier than you think. This 4-zone audio system from OSD Audio lets you separately control music in 4 different rooms, and the audio quality is pristine and beautiful. With this multi-room stereo system, all you'll need to do is select the best speakers for each room and run the wires. Outdoor Speaker Depot is your premiere source for home entertainment systems and audiophile audio systems, and we're here to answer any questions you have.

When you choose your speakers, keep these simple rules in mind. For rooms that are 150 square feet or less, 5.25-inch speakers are a good size. Select 6.5-inch speakers for rooms that are 200 square feet and larger, and 8-inch speakers for rooms that are bigger than 400 square feet. As for speaker style, Contractor and Custom series speakers are good for background music. For stronger bass and louder sound, see our High Definition series. The Kevlar series speakers have the best overall sound that's ideal for a home theater and audiophile tastes. In the Trimless series, the speakers are designed to blend into your de´cor.

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This multi-room audio system will allow you to control 4 zones in your home with ease. This simple system has everything you need to setup your multi-room audio. All you need is to pick out your speakers. Kit comes included with (1) ISS4 speaker selector, (1) AMP200 amplifier, and (4) SVC100 volume controls.



30 Questions & 30 Answers
Richard Harkness
from Draper, Utah asked:
May 22, 2019
New Const. 10, Yamaha NS-IW280CWH 6.5" 3-Way, 8 Ohm. 2 Zones w/4, 1 w/2. Diff vol. per zone?  One, two, three or all at same time? only low bg music.  All speakers have a two line 14 gauge wire set.  These are ceiling speakers.  Would this work?
1 Answer
Hi Richard:

Based upon your application and Speakers you have chosen I would pick out the following components

Amplifier: XMP300, Speaker Selector: DSM4, and SVC300 Impedance Matching Volume Controls. I am a huge fan of the Angled speakers and their mounting options. Typical down firing in-ceiling speakers need to be mounted 3 feet from the nearest adjacent wall. Angled speakers can be mounted within 1.5 feet as long as they are aimed away from the wall. There is also a broader dispersion pattern with the angled as well. We highly recommend them for Custom Home Theater including Front Stage LCR, Surround and Effects Speakers (for Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X). The DSM4 is a step up from the ISS4 with the Brushed Aluminum Faceplate, Protection switch on the back and also Dual Source input. Regarding the SVC300; It is always better to have higher rated Impedance Matching Volume Controls to avoid distortion from over saturating the transformers. The XMP300 Power Amplifier is our newest Class D amplifier featuring more power than the AMP200/AMP300. I have also included information on our NERO WiFi Link for a possible source that includes a free Wi-Fi app. I am sending you a short presentation with wiring diagram based upon your description.

Good luck;


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 28, 2019

from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canada asked:
January 1, 2019
I want to hook up my osd audio. 4speaker self automation. To my new Onyko receiver
1 Answer
Hi Judy: If you are referring to one of the new ONKYO AVR's and you are using it for your Home Theater Surround Sound it will have a ZONE 2 pre-amplified option you would connect the AMP200 using an RCA Patch cord. Then you will need four conductor speaker wire from the AMP200 to the ISS4, and four conductors to each of the Volume Controls that will need to be installed in each respective zone where you are planning to have your music playing. You will need two-conductor speaker wire coming from the in-wall volume control, one pair to each speaker. Please let me know if you need additional help in selecting your speakers and providing wiring diagrams; Good luck TL/5349
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on January 2, 2019

from Washington asked:
December 10, 2018
Hello I have 4 rooms/zones, two 6.5" wired ceiling speakers in each zone, with a wall cat5 connection for each zone. My family has all Apple devices and we listen mainly to apple music. What could allow us to listen from our devices in each room from a different device? Hopefully you understand what I mean.....
1 Answer
Hi Jesse: You have a few options for your application. The whole house audio bundle would not be adequate for you. You have Cat5 running to each zone. Is there actual control unit there from a previous system? The Volume controls in the kit need to connect in line to each pair of speakers in the four zones. The AMP200 in the kit features automatic source switching for two sources but only plays one at a time. I am assuming you will want at least two to four sources so you can play different music in different rooms. So technically you will need an amplifier for each zone with a connected source (powered internally or externally). The source you select will also need a WiFi connection to interface with your Apple devices. I am assuming you have all your wires including the Cat5 to a central location. So you have choices of Streaming devices with Pre-amp output like SONOS Connect, Yamaha Music cast or NUVO P300 Wireless Player Preamplifier. These will all run you about $349.00 for each and still need to add a power amplifier like our XMP100 or the XMP300 for more power. All three of the above Pre amplifier also come with a step up all in one version with built-in power as well. Other options to look at (and much more affordable) are the AMAZON DOT and Google Home products. All these new systems now offer multi-room options and have preamp connection. I did also find the Apple Home Pod option but is not something you can interface with your existing speaker setup. Your next question will be how many sources will you need, 1, 2 or 4? That will determine your next step. So you will need to do a little research into all these devices and see which makes the most sense for your application. Let me know what you find; Good luck TL/5328
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on December 26, 2018

from Marco Island, FL asked:
October 7, 2018
To start with I have a Denon AVR-x2400H Integrated Network AV Receiver for the heart of my entertainment center. It does seem to support 2 Zones but not very well. 7 Channel at 95W RMS/Channel. I am looking at the 4 Zone Multi Room Audio System Kit as one solution as well as individual components. I will be adding at least one pair of AP840 or AP850 on our Lanai. (It's a large area so I may add an additional one or two pair later). Question 1. Some items you have indicate Watts but not what kind (RMS, Peek, Peek-Peek). What do you use? Question 2. I do want to control the Volume for the speakers on the Lanai from the Lanai. Question 3. The AMP200 appears to be a Two Channel device (Presumably Left and Right channels) and is rated at 200 watts peek power per channel. The specifications also states "Rated at 80 Watts per channel at 8 ohms". So which is it? 200 or 80? I know the 200 is Peek what is the 80? RMS? There is also no specification for THD or any other distortion figures. Question 4. Looking at the ISS4 as a Stand alone it appears that I could simply use it (forgoing the AMP200) directly from Zone2 on the Denon and control up to 4 pairs of speakers. Am I missing something? Question 5. I also looks like, assuming I want to separately control volume for each pair of speakers, 1 SVC100 per pair would do the trick. Am I correct? I know that's a lot of questions. THank you for your help
1 Answer
Hi Neal: The DENON is a Beast, good choice. Zone 2 like most receivers are limited to analog source inputs, that may be what you are referring to its limitations. This amp is a 7.2 Receiver, why aren't you running a 5.2.2 Dolby Atmos system? Regarding your questions. AP850, no comparison especially with Rustproof Aluminum Grills. Q1) In the headers on each web page we usually list peak power for peak Marketing effect. We list RMS continuous and Peak in the bullet points or worse case in the attached Owners Manuals. Q2) OVC300 Impedance Matching Volume Control for the Lani. Q3) AMP200 Is High Current Stereo Power Amplifier that is rated at 80 Watts RMS at 8 ohms and 125 Watts RMS at 4 ohms. It is stable down to 2 ohms. A definite step up to the so-called 95 watts per channel of the DENON. The specs in the Owner's manual list the AMP200 80 watts at 8-ohms less than .2% THD. 125 watts at 4-ohm less than .2% THD and 250 Watts Bridged Mono (8-ohm). Q4) Most Japanese Audio Video Receivers do not recommend attaching more than a single pair of 8-ohm speakers. The Denon, in this case, says 4 to 16-ohm speakers. Their concern is they don't know what you are connecting, so they lose control. So the external amp is the way to go. Q5) You will need to have an Impedance Matching Volume Control for each zone. But the SVC100 is 50Watts RMS so not right for your application. The SVC300 are the way to go along with the OVC300 for the outdoor Lani speakers. Also, check out the DSM4 as a step up to the ISS4. Note Protection switch needs to be disabled on the speaker selector (either the ISS4 or DSM4). The DSM4 has the protection switch on the back so less chance it will be enabled by mistake. Also on both speaker selectors when you have the protection enabled the power handling drops from 140 to 70 watts per channel. The Impedance Matching Volume Controls will do the heavy lifting (protect the AMP200). Each Impedance Matching Volume Control set to 4X. Last note, You can connect to two pairs of the AP850 patio speakers on the single OVC300 Volume Control with the same settings I suggested. But you may want to check out the AMP300 (for more power) over the AMP200. Note we will give you an extra 10% for bundling the AMP, Speaker Selector, and 4 Volume Controls. I hope that helps TL/5233
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 13, 2018

from California asked:
August 20, 2018
Hi.. You answered this previous question, Can an Amazon echo/echo dot be used to control this multi-room kit via Bluetooth/Wifi? I was hoping you can go into detail about hookup. My goal is to connect an echo to the amp and be able not only wake up the amp but to voice activate the turning on music, change songs and adjust volume. Also, using voice activation can I start and stop music in one zone and than start it in the second zone or even play in both zones at same time. Thanks in advance
1 Answer
Hi David: The 4 Zone Audio System will work with the single Echo connected to the AMP then driving a four zone speaker selector with an Impedance matching Volume Control connected to a stereo pair of speakers. Here was your first statement; "My goal is to connect an echo to the amp and be able not only wake up the amp but to voice activated the turning on music, change songs and adjust volume." The amp would be set on auto sensing so when the voice activation will turn on the echo sending a signal to the amp turning it on. The Echo will be able to change the music and control the volume. The volume controls are passive devices that only turn down the music level established by the Echo. That is as far as you can go with this setup. You can not control different zones without adding a dedicated Echo per zone. You would also need a dedicated amp per room/zone so that you play the speakers in that respective area. I am not sure whether you are starting from scratch or working with an existing system. I believe you could purchase our XMP100 for each Echo and connect the speakers in that room/zone with a local amp and Echo. I think you could issue voice commands in one room (with the Echo) and control the other three rooms/zones with the Echos communicating with each other. The XMP100 would be set to auto-sensing and come on when its room/zone received a turn on command from the first Echo. I also think you can now do the same with the Chromecast Audio as well, using commands through your cell phone.
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on August 22, 2018

Jose Padilla
from Presidio, Tx. asked:
July 18, 2018
Hi.. I have 3 zones, Living Room, Bedroom and Patio 14 speakers total, all cables were run to a single location, I don't have Speakers controls on each room.. This System will work or what do you recommend?
1 Answer
Hello Jose: There is not enough information to answer you properly so maybe you can answer a couple of questions... Three zones with 7 pair of speakers, they are pairs of speakers, am I correct? How many speakers are in each zone? Do you have 7 pairs of speaker wires coming back to your central location or three pairs somehow configured in each zone, either Parallel or in Series? You are inquiring about a four zone kit that features an Amplifier, 4 zone speaker selector and also four Volume Controls (you mentioned you did not have volume controls currently, would you be able to add them)? What is your source, or you tied in with a Home Theater Audio/Video Receiver? Can you tell me what speakers you have and components you are currently using; Brand and Model number helps? Images, basic drawing of your system and possibly a Blueprint would help as well. My contact info is TL/5115
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on July 19, 2018

Jeff Kivlin
from West Hartford, Ct asked:
April 14, 2018
I am trying to set up a 4 zone system for my restaurant. I would like the ability to have the volume locations in different locations. I would also like the ability in the bar to be able to switch the audio source to a tv with a panel in that room. What would be the best system for this and the best way to wire this? Thanks, Jeff
1 Answer
Hi Jeff: We can certainly help you were your application. Just a couple of questions. What speakers are you looking at, Patio on-wall speakers, pendant speakers or In-Ceiling speakers? Where do you want to locate your components? Would suggest possibly have equipment at the bar. Look at the DSM4 with SVC 205 speaker selectors, AMP200 for main system and XMP100 for Bar TV option. Checkout the NERO our new amplifier instead of the XMP100 for the bar that has a sub woofer output which I would suggest adding to the bar. Would you be able to supply a layout of the restaurant /bar. Any need for outdoors? Please contact me directly at TL/4909
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 17, 2018

Robert dupuis
from Quebec asked:
April 7, 2018
Hey there.. i currently have a 80w/ch marantz 2 channel integrated amp with A & B so using for two zones with 100w polk ceiling speakers. sounds great but would like to add two more zones so thinking i could use the marantz as pre-amp only, and get the power from this kit.. would the 200 amp have the power to drive 8 speakers ?? if not are there more powerful 4 zone amps ?? thanks for the advise
1 Answer
Hi Robert: I would suggest just adding the AMP200 also with A and B speaker output. Connect it to the Marantz pre amp and still use the Marantz for the first two zones and then use the AMP200 to connect Zone 3 and Zone 4. You really don't need the speaker selector or volume controls for protection or impedance matching for your application. Both the Marantz and AMP200 are High current amplifiers that are meant to work best at 4 ohms where you get more output. We call this addition by addition without subtraction. Good luck TL/4893
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 17, 2018

from Merced, CA asked:
January 16, 2018
My house came with cat-5 and speaker wires ran to 5 locations in my home. I’m looking for a system that can run this set up. What do I need? Is the cat-5 wire used for a bus system? I’m not totally sure what a bus is, but I believe it is used to control volume and inputs in each room. Regardless, one set is outdoor and I won’t be using that. So I need a 4 zone set up with speakers. Please help.
1 Answer
HI Andrew: Do you have some sort of volume control in each room or a hole in the wall where one might have been installed (maybe covered by blank wall plate. A buss system would have a Cat5 run from your central location to the wall control panel then speaker wire run to the pair of speakers from that location. But if you have the Cat5 run to the wall plate and the speaker wire runs from each speaker all the way back to your central location (by passing the wall location), that is a different system all together. So do me a favor and take images of all your rooms and the wiring in your central location. I am assuming you have speakers already? My email is where you can send the images. Also what other components do you have; please include brand and model numbers with the photos. With all that I can better help you. TL/4754
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 18, 2018

from Atwater, CA asked:
January 13, 2018
I just asked a question about the inputs and how many it has. I have a CD player and an iPod, and satellite radio but that is all I have. No receiver. Will this set up still work for me? Do I just run each unit directly to the amps input?
1 Answer
HI Drew: Checkout the Pre-One on our web site. This would give you the multiple inputs that you are looking for which can be easily connected to the AMP200 featured in the Four Zone System you are looking at... I touched on this in an earlier response to you. TL/4748
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 17, 2018

from California asked:
January 11, 2018
how many inputs are on this amplifier? I want to hook up a cd player and satellite radio to it. Possible an AM/FM radio as well. Will this unit work for that?
1 Answer
Hi Drew: The AMP200 features automatic Source Switching with priority over ride. That would take care of two inputs. Take a look at our Pre One Pre amplifier which would allow you add up to 4 sources including a turntable, 2 auxiliary and one DVD/CD. That could be connected to Line 2 input on the AMP200. You could add a second source to line 1 input that when you start to play it will instantly take priority. Another possibility would be going with the AMP200 without adding the Pre one, and plugging your CD player into line 2 and adding something like the SONOS Connect NUVO LeGrand P300 streaming wireless Pre amplifiers both which will allow you to add an additional source as well. Good Luck TL/4741
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 16, 2018

from Toronto, Ontario, Canada asked:
December 11, 2017
hi, could this type of system be added to an existing proficient audio whole home M4 system ?
1 Answer
Hi Tom: It depends what you are trying to accomplish. Are you already using all four zones with the Key Pad controllers. It appears there four four pre amp outputs one for each of the four zones. You could use the the key pad controller for that zone to be the master controller of that zone. Run the input to the Line 2 input of the AMP 200 which would leave you a second input on the AMP200 that would take priority. So you would suddenly have 7 zones instead of four. TL/4686
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 12, 2017

from Blackfoot, Idaho asked:
November 14, 2017
Can an Amazon echo/echo dot be used to control this multi-room kit via Bluetooth/Wifi?
1 Answer
HI Cody: Yes, it will need a 3.5mm cable to Dual RCA to connect the Echo (3.5mm) to the AMP200 Line 2 input (dual Female RCA connection). You can set the AMP200 to auto sensing mode so when you speaker it will wake up the AMP200 from stand by. Great combo... TL/4650
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 16, 2017

from Cape Cod asked:
April 18, 2017
can all 4 zones be used simultaneously?
1 Answer
Hi Tristan: Yes all four Zones can be plays at the same time. The Volume Controls are used to control the Impedance that the amplifier needs to see for it work in a safe operating mode. The impedance matching setting would be 4x on all four of the Volume Controls. You must make sure the protection switch on the front of the ISS4 would be in the off/out/disabled position. The Impedance Matching Volume Controls will do the protecting. The AMP200 is a High Current Amplifier which will have no problem supplying enough power output for the four zones. You can also get away with driving a couple pair of speakers in two of the four zones. As an example let say you have a great room off the kitchen that you would need two pair to give the room the proper coverage so you would purchase another pair of identical speakers for that zone and wire them in parallel, positive to positives and negatives to negatives. So that would be a total of 5 pairs which would be no problem for the AMP200. Note the ISS4 speaker selector when you use the internal protection you cut the power handling in half from 140 watts down to 70 watts. Another reason we like using the Impedance Matching Volume Controls for the primary protection instead. Good luck TL/4311
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 19, 2017

from Memphis asked:
September 12, 2016
I want all of my speakers to get both stereo channels, so I plan to use the amp200 in bridged mode. Do I run the bridged speaker pair (2 wires) from the amp to either of the channel connectors on the selector, and then to one side (channel) of the volume control? In other words, do i simply treat the bridged connection coming out of the amp as though it were the right channel at the selector and volume and then leave the left channel unused?
1 Answer
HI Bob: Yes, you can connect a speaker to each volume control. Have you purchased the speakers yet. It might be better to utilize a DVC (Dual Voice Coil/Dual Tweeter) summed Mono stereo speaker like our MK 690TT and connect the output of the AMP200 in stereo four conductor from the AMP to the Volume Controls, then a four conductor to each Dual Voice Coil speaker, connecting both right and left channels. The amplifier will be more flexible with the load it sees. Typically 8 ohm is critical in bridged mode. In stereo mode the amplifier can operate in 2 ohm load increasing its output. I would set the Volume controls to 2X on all four volume controls so the amplifier would see a 4 ohm load nearly doubling the output from the AMP200. This amplifier is a High Current Amplifier that is built to easily operate with a 4 ohm load. Good luck, let me know if you need further clarification ( TL/4063
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 22, 2016

from Cumming, Ga asked:
November 20, 2012
I have a receiver that has a 2nd zone output. Can I run that output into the input of your unit and then connect speakers to 3 separate rooms. I realize the source would be the same for all 3 rooms. What is the wiring configuration for the volume controls?
1 Answer
Hi Roger, This 4 Zone Multi-room Audio Kit is very flexible. Depending on your audio/video receiver, you have couple of options to connect the 2nd zone from your receiver. Assuming your receiver is a 7.1 unit that allows you to connect a 5.1 setup with five speakers and a subwoofer, you can connect channel 6 and 7 as a second zone. This would be a powered output (speaker level) using the internal amplifier. The second option would be a 2nd zone pre-amplifier (signal level) output that connects with RCA cables. In either case, the AMP200 featured in the kit has the ability to be connected either speaker level or signal level. If you have both choices available on your receiver, the optimum one would be the pre-amplified (signal level). Addressing wiring, with Option #1 (Speaker Level), use 16/4 CL 3 rated four conductor speaker wire from the receiver's channel 6 and 7 output to the Input #1 of the AMP200 (the black and red push terminals between the RCA connectors). For Option #2, pre-amplified, use OSD Audio cables to connect the receiver and the AMP200 at input #2. Then in both cases, connect the Speaker A output using the 16/4 four conductor speaker cable to the input of the ISS4 Speaker Selector. Our CL3 rated 16/4 speaker wire is approved for in-wall installation. This will be important when you connect to the three zones you plan on using. Use the same 16/4 speaker wire to connect to the output of the ISS4 (first zone 1) then run to your zone where your first volume control is located. The volume control will have an input to connect both a right positive and negative and a left positive and negative (four connections). The 16/4 is color coded red, black, green and white. So connect the red to Right Positive and the Black to Right Negative, and the White to the Left Positive and Green to the Left Negative. Make sure you have connected the same on the receiver (Option #1), AMP200, ISS4 Speaker Selector and Volume Control. Then from the Volume Control, use CL3 16/2 two conductor speaker wire to connect to the pair of speakers. One two conductor (red +/black -) to the right and one to the left. Repeat the connection from the Speaker Selector to the Volume Control to the pair of speakers in the second and third zone. Please feel free to contact us about setting up the output of the AMP200 (adjusting the gains), making sure the protection switch on the ISS4 Speaker Selector is set to off/disabled (button in the out position). Lastly, set the impedance-matching switches on each volume control to 1/2X. This will guarantee you get the most out of your AMP200. Let us know if we can help you with your choice of speakers as well. TL/MA 1397
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 23, 2012

from Louisville, KY asked:
October 7, 2011
Can I hook this up from the "Speaker B" outputs on my receiver?
1 Answer
Yes you can use the Speaker B output from your receiver connecting it to the High Level (speaker) input of the AMP200. It would be better if you have a signal level (or RCA) output from your receiver (if available) and connect to the Input #2 of the AMP200.The low level connection is typically a cleaner signal. The AMP200 also features an A & B speaker output. In both cases the AMP200 features a second source option as well. Also: You can purchase just the Speaker Selector and connect that to the B output of your receiver. In this case you will want to make sure you enable the protection circuit of the Speaker selector so as not to over lowed your receiver.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 7, 2011

Ramon Ortega
from Oklahoma City, OK asked:
June 5, 2018
I recently moved to a new house with 17 ceiling wired-speakers located in 10 different rooms. All speaker wires are terminated in an entertainment center cabinet in the living room. The speakers are located as follows: 2/living room; 1/kitchen; 2/study room; 1/room1; 1/room2; 2/master bedroom; 2/master bathroom; 2/panic room; 2/garage; and 2/patio. I have an Onkyo A/V receiver TX-NR676. My question is how to connect these speakers and additional equipment needed in order to establish multiple zones and listen to music from multiple audio sources. Please advise. Thanks a lot for your support
1 Answer
Hi Ramon: This is a loaded question... I have a few questions regarding the system which help me better understand what you need and I can provide answers. 1) Are there Volume Controls in each room? 2) Do you know what system was in there already? 3) You have 10 zones are they all there, well marked? 4) Have you tested all the speakers? 5) Do you have a Home Theater that the Onkyo will be connected to? 6) I am assuming you do and you are planning to connect to Zone 2 Output We specialize in basic whole house audio systems with some interface with new technology like Bluetooth, SONOS, Chrome cast and maybe even some Alexa. Also depending on your answers regarding Volume Controls where we have to determine how to deal with impedance matching. I see you can get away with 4 master zones controlling 10 subzones. This would involve multi-channel amp or two. Master Zones would be broken down something like Sub Zone 1 Livingroom, subzone 2 Kitchen, and subzone 3 Study room. Master Zone 2 would be subzone 4 Garage and subzone 5 Patio. Please let me know if you can answer the questions above. My contact is Note: What would really help would be images of the rooms and also wiring coming from the wall TL/5037
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 8, 2018

from CA asked:
April 10, 2018
Can Apple AirPlay be used to control the system?
1 Answer
Hi Mike: This is still a manually operated system. Your connection is analog through unbalanced RCA. Usually from a 3.5mm to RCA adaptor. So it depends on what device you have that uses Apple Air Play. That may be a question for Apple. TL/4902
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 18, 2018

from Minneapolis, mn asked:
November 4, 2016
Is this system able to be controlled via iPhone or Android application? Looking to install a smart system to integrate with my new home theater and to install multizone listening with amplified sound to wired speakers with complete control from my phone.....
1 Answer
Hi Tom: This a basic Analog system but you can have some control of the sources through your phone if this is connected to the ZONE 2 output of your Home Theater Surround Sound Receiver. Most of the new AVRs include an App that will control the Receiver and its sources including master volume, bass and treble and choose your source (Internet Radio, Pandora etc.). The Amplifier has gain adjustments for setup and the Volume Controls add some flexibility in turning the sound down in the individual zones while providing Impedance Matching for the AMP200. So there is definitely a way to provide basic control of your system with your phone or tablet. Check the app provided by the Receiver Manufacturer of the receiver you have or are intending to purchase. TL/4110
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 7, 2016

Daniel Smith
from Florida asked:
June 16, 2016
I have a restaurant with 4 zones, and I am presently running 4 amps with 2 speakers attached, with volume control to each speaker. Could I use your system and double the volume controls to get the same capability?
1 Answer
HI Daniel: Certainly you can increase your system but I am curious what your current system consists of and what you are actually trying to accomplish. Can you tell me what amplifiers, volume controls and speakers you are using right now including Brands and model numbers? And maybe provide a basic diagram of your setup? Then I can confirm if this system will be your best choice or if we have something that will work better. Please send info to TL/3936
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 20, 2016

from Mount Vernon, Washington asked:
August 19, 2015
Hello, Please forgive my ignorance! I need to set up a system with the following requirements: I would like to have 2 indoor speakers and 2 outdoor speakers with separate volume control for the two pairs. I will be using a tablet to play pandora simultaneously, but with different volume levels. Other than adding speakers, do I need anything else? Would you suggest a different system? Also, any advice on the speakers would be great. Thank you, Tamara
1 Answer
Hi Tamara, This package pretty much covers everything but the speakers and the wire! This is good for up to 4 pairs of speakers. So the Amp runs to the speaker selector, the speaker selector has 4 zones, each of which will run to 1 of the 4 volume controls and then each volume control will be wired to a pair of speakers (2 speakers). For outdoor are you planning on running in-ceiling speakers or exterior, wall mounted speakers?
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 2, 2015

from Kennett Square, PA asked:
March 10, 2014
If I buy this setup are there outdoor speakers that are 8 ohm that can handle 125 RMS watts each? I'm having problems finding some. Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi Jim, We have our AP650, which has a 150W power handling and the AP850, which has 200W power handling. CS 2529
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 10, 2014

from Chicago IL asked:
October 21, 2013
What is the warranty on this product?
1 Answer
Hi Peter, Both the AMP200 and the volume controls come with a 2-year warranty, while the ISS4 speaker selector comes with a 5-year warranty. Thanks! -BM 2286
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 24, 2013

from Pittsburgh, PA asked:
October 2, 2013
I purchased the ICE 610 ceiling speakers and slide volume controls for 4 zones. Is this a compatible system?
1 Answer
Hi Christine: Yes it is compatible. Just make sure the impedance matching setting on each of the Volume Controls is set to 4X. And make sure the protection switch on the ISS4 is in the off/out (disabled position before you turn it on. The protection switch should never be used when you have Impedance matching Volume Controls doing the protection. Good Luck TS-2255
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 17, 2013

Kevin Rockoff
from Orange, CA asked:
April 26, 2013
I'm buying a new house and there are several a/v options. How could I integrate this system so I can have multi room audio from zone 2 on my receiver while minimizing my cost to prewire each room? Where would the amp and selector by placed and how could i select one room or all at once?
1 Answer
HI Kevin, Typically, the home theater receiver will drive your surround sound and the amp and speaker selector will drive the whole house audio system. The 4-zone kit bundles our high current AMP200 amp plus speaker selector with 4 volume controls, all at a discounted price. CL/MA 1834
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 26, 2013

from South Florida asked:
April 9, 2013
I think I'm ready to purchase this bundle, but am a total noob when it comes to home theaters / multi-room setup. Ideally, I want to control my 5.1 system with a detached amp and separately power 4-zones independent (or concurrent) with same audio as the 5.1 system. Below is a short list for reference: • 5.1 – family room • Zone 1 – kitchen (mono) • Zone 2 – living room (mono) • Zone 3 – patio (stereo) • Zone 4 – backyard (stereo) I’ll do my best to summarize my thoughts: • Line-in 1 = iphone dock • Line-in 2 = 5.1 stereo speaker system • Each zone will have separate volume controls • Using the speaker selector (or volume controls), can I: o Watch TV in family room and play music to all zones? o Play music in all 5 locations? o Play tv in all 5 locations? Again, I apologize for my silly request, but I need a detailed response and/or wiring diagram for the above requested setup. Thanks to all in advance for you assistance!
1 Answer
Hi Matthew, Consider uploading your whole house audio plans on our Learning Center section. This way we can offer the best advice and provide a complete quote package for your system. You’ll need an AV receiver with a second room output to play different sources in the home theater and 2nd room. Check out the Yamaha RS-V673 that features Network access to the internet as well as apps to control your system through your tablet or Smartphone. Click on Learning Center Tab (top right hand corner) of our website, then click on upload plans. It will ask you to describe your system while adding diagrams, blueprints or even pictures of your rooms. Be sure to also check out our custom Home Theater area for some great tips. OSD can be a one stop shop providing everything you need; all you will have to provide is the Flat Panel TV. TL/MA-1785
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 12, 2013

from California asked:
February 19, 2013
I am trying to put together a whole house audio system. I currently have an old Carver Receiver with 130 watts/channel, a Sonos Connect (no amp), an old pair of Infinity bookshelf speakers (8 ohm) and a pair of Bose wall mount speakers (4 ohm). At the moment, the plan is for 4 zones though one of them may end up dedicated to a subwoofer. My dilemma is: should I hang on to the Carver and use it with an impedance matching speaker selector (with or without volume control?) or purchase a multi-zone amplifier. I have been considering a 12 channel amp from Dayton (would install volume controls for each zone). This 4 room kit provides yet another option.
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Hi SGH, For your application, we recommend purchasing the OSD Audio 4-zone multi-room audio kit and using the AMP200 to drive your speakers. Ideally, the volume controls will do the impedance matching set @ 4x. Turn the 'protection' off on the speaker selector to avoid having both components doing the impedance matching. CL/MA 1644
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 1, 2013

David Gallo
from New York asked:
July 13, 2012
how many speakers can run be run per zone??
1 Answer
HI David: Technically with the 8X setting on the Volume Controls you could connect up to 2 pair of speakers per Zone x 4 or 8 total pairs for the system. One pair per zone would mean setting the impedance switch to 4x, 5 or more the setting goes to 8x on all four zones. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 16, 2012

from Sonoma, CA asked:
April 3, 2012
Is the output mono or stereo to each room (one or two channels)?
1 Answer
Hi Alex, That would be stereo. There are two channels on each zone, one for Left and one for Right. I hope that helps! CL / MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 3, 2012

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