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SSVC6 Dual Source (Master A/B) 6-Pair Speaker Selector/Controller with Individual Volume Controls and Impedance-Matching Protection

Product code: OSD-SSVC6D

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Features & Specifications

• Single source speaker selector that distributes audio from a high current amplifier to up to six pairs of speakers or six separate zones
• Includes individual volume control knobs to raise or lower the volume of each listening zone
• Front-mounted master A/B switch lets you turn sources either on or off
• Play one pair, a combination of pairs, or all six pairs simultaneously and adjust the volume to suit each zone
• Impedance protection allows a single amplifier to safely power several pairs of speakers
• Autoformer-based operates more efficiently than resistor-based selectors
• Compact table top design or fits inside cabinets and equipment racks
• Six individual zone on/off slotted buttons for easy labeling
• Removable input/output connectors provide hassle-free hook-up
• Compatible with all high-current amplifiers up to 300W
• Accepts up to 14-gauge speaker cable
• High quality metal construction


The SSVC6D Dual Source 6-Pair Speaker Selector with Volume Controls is one of our most popular models because it’s the perfect fit and price for a wide range of distributed audio systems and includes features found on selectors that cost three times as much. Made of high quality metal cast construction and compact enough to fit tablet top, this versatile speaker selector connects six pairs of speakers or 12 speakers total and puts you in control of which zone to play and at what volume level. Compatible with all high-power amps up to 300W, the front-mounted master A/B switch allows you to toggle between two audio sources; for instance, switch from music streamed from your tablet or receiver with just a push of a button.

Professional-Level Whole House Audio at a DIY Price
This durable 6-zone speaker selector will accommodate many distributed audio systems and is limited only by your imagination. Control your outdoor rock speakers and patio system with outputs 1 and 2, dining room and kitchen speakers with outputs 3 and 4, etc., to create a professional-level whole house system. The SSVC6D is also well suited for commercial applications such as restaurants where the bar area may have higher volumes than the dining rooms and restrooms.

Impedance-Matching Protection Safeguards Amplifiers

To help protect expensive audio equipment, this 6-zone high-power speaker selector includes impedance-matching frequency protection circuitry that reduces subsonic signals so you can safely drive multiple pairs of speakers without going below the amp’s impedance ratings which can cause it to overheat or shut down.

Designed for Ease of Use and Installation

Connecting 12 speakers is a tedious and frustrating chore which is why the SSVC6D includes removable input and output connectors that accept up to 14-gauge speaker cable. The heavy-duty connectors unplug from the back so you can strip and insert the wires systematically without confusion of what speaker wire is going to what zone. For added convenience, the individual on/off buttons are slotted so you can label each of the listening zones.

Specifications

Other Product Info

300W 6 speaker (pairs) outputs with individual speaker level controls. The SSVC-6 speaker selector lets you add up to six speaker pairs around your house with individual volume controls for each speaker. Features Plug-in screw terminal block for easy, yet secure wiring. Full impedance protection to protect your amplifier from low impedance when multiple speaker pairs are selected Solid metal construction

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

42 Questions & 44 Answers
Nick
from San Marcos, CA asked:
October 24, 2017
Does this product keep the left and right channels grounds separated / on different paths? I see that as a requirement mentioned with SONOS amps.
1 Answers
Hi Nick: The speaker selector features isolated grounds. There are no common ground connections. The SONOS AMP has no problem with any of our 8 ohm speaker selectors. A better deal is combining the SONOS Connect and our OSD XMP100 Class D Power Amplifier. There is special pricing on the XMP100 plus you would get free shipping on both the amp and the SSVC6D speaker selector. TL/4606
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 27, 2017

WYMAN DEEMER
from 78962 asked:
March 26, 2017
I have two receivers,one a sony home theather. the other a Yamaha receiver. I would like to use my front speckers on both receivers . is there a switch for this. I have polk tower speckers. I would like use them for both.
1 Answers
Hi WYMAN: There maybe two options, checkout the SSVC1 Speaker selector with built in Volume Control. It has dual source A or B input. And an on /off switch and Source A or B switch as well. Plus a volume knob to attenuate the volume level. basically you are turning the sound down, there is no gain. The other option is using our SVC-405 Volume Control that has two stereo inputs and a single stereo output. Both options will switch between your two receivers. TL/4273
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on March 31, 2017

Josh
from Idaho asked:
January 28, 2017
I just purchased two of these switches as I'm building my whole house audio system now. Does this switch use a transformer or resistors to match impedance?
1 Answers
Hi Josh: The SSVC6D uses a Transformer type Impedance matching internal Volume Control for each zone. There are jumper settings that can be changed for each internal VC depending upon you application. There are not Resistor based volume controls that have Impedance Matching capability. Our ISS and DSM series Speaker Selectors feature internal Protection using sandstone resistors. But it cuts the power handling capability in half when you enable the internal protection; 140 watts without and only 70 watts with protection enabled. Typically we recommend using impedance Matching Volume Controls to handle the protection. In those cases we instruct you to make sure the internal protection of the switcher is disabled (the off position). TL/4198
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on January 31, 2017

Mark
from markbrotman@gmail.com asked:
February 17, 2015
is this a current model ? i usually see this as a ssvc6 ....not with a d
1 Answers
Hi Mark: The SSVC6D is the latest version. It replaced the original SSVC6 model which had a problem with the A/B source switch which each zone had similar to our SSVC4 and SSVC2. We decide to make the new one with only a Master A/B switch which limited the option of being able to listen to different sources (A or B) at the same time. Now you are limited to either A or B not both at once. But reliability was dramatically increased and cost reduced. TL/3148
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on February 18, 2015

Rajiv Saini
from Austin, TX asked:
September 27, 2017
My audio reciever is in room upstairs which control all 8 zones with hard wired connections. Is there a way to remote control this unit?
1 Answers
Hi Rajiv: That is a loaded question that has no simple answer. The only Speaker Selector that can be controlled remotely is out ATM7 which features an IR remote control and we supply Universal Remote codes as well. But this unit does not have any impedance protection so you would need to add an impedance matching volume control for each zone you connect. You mention 8 zones. The ATM7 is seven zones and the SSVC6D is 6 zones with the impedance Matching Volume Controls built in. Add to that which Yamaha Receiver are you connecting to? Most all Audio Video Receivers featuring a zone 2 output need to add a external power amplifier like our AMP300. Note if you are using a speaker selector with an impedance Matching Volume control like our SVC-205 with on off switch you would be able to control the each room from the room/zone itself. The ATM7 would also let you use the remote (but it has to see the IR sensor on the ATM7 front face plate. Good luck More questions; tim@osdaudio.com? TL/4568
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 3, 2017

Gregory Gilstrap
from Rossville, GA asked:
July 31, 2017
Can I connect this SSVC6 to a Onkyo TX-8140 and leave all volume controls at max controlling volume at the receiver, but leaving the sixth switch OFF. I would like to add a duel cone speaker to my bathroom. Thank you
1 Answers
Hi Gregory: This SSVC6 will work perfectly for your Application. Note this device does not have a power supply it is totally passive. The 6 internal Volume Controls are Impedance matching where they actually Attenuate or turn the sound down. There is no gain, you are not turning the sound up but actually just turning the sound down as you turn the Volume Control's Rotary Knob counterclockwise. So when you say setting the VC to max controlling volume you're volume level are at its highest where the signal is no longer being diverted to the transformers. No problem adding a Dual Voice coil Summed Mono stereo speaker with a right and left input which connects to the left and right(+/-) connections (4 total). Good Luck TL/4497
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on August 1, 2017

Peter Barnett
from Sherman Oaks, CA asked:
May 30, 2017
Does this unit require ventilation? I need to use it outside. Can it be mounted in a watertight and airtight container?
1 Answers
Hi Peter: Will it least be in the shade; heat is enemy number one to electronics? Are you setting it and forgetting it? can you tell me more what you are trying to accomplish? What are you connecting the six zones to? Will you be needing to adjust the volume levels? Or use the on/off switches? tim@osdaudio.com TL/4397
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on May 31, 2017

katherine
from ottawa, canada asked:
May 30, 2017
It says free shipping. does that include Canada?
1 Answers
HI Katherine: The free shipping only applies to orders within the continental US. TL/4395
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on May 30, 2017

Matthew
from CA asked:
April 24, 2017
Hello, this product appears to be very similiar to one labeled Niles SSVC6 and sold by a large retailernwhose name begins with A. Is this produced by the same manufacture? Except for the power rating are they essentially identical? I'm just trying to understand the significant price difference. Thank you
1 Answers
HI Matthew: These are out of different factories. You will also note our OSD SSVC6D features Dual Source that has a master AB switch on the front panel. It allows you to connect two sources but can only play A or B for all zones. The Niles also features selectable impedance settings on the rear panel. In order to access the impedance settings on our Speaker selector you have to remove the cover and physically change the impedance matching on all six zones. That might explain some of the cost difference but ours should be selling for 30% more, so its your call. Note: Our four and two zone SSVC4 and SSVC2 feature dual zone selectable per zone so you can play both A or B per zone at the same time as an example you could be playing zone A on zone 1 and 4 while listening to Source B on Zones 2 and 3. TL/4324
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on May 8, 2017

Ken
from Manahawkin, New Jersey asked:
April 21, 2017
How to set jumpers? I have the OSD-SSVC6D Stereo Speaker Selector and I'm not sure how to set the jumpers. I have 7 pair of 8ohm speakers, 1 pair each for zones 1-5 and 2 pair 8ohm wired in parallel (4 ohm load). My amp is 110 watts per channel and can handle an 8-16 ohm load. Should jumpers be set to 1x, 2x, 4x, or 8x? Do I set all the same or set the channel with 4 ohm load differently?
1 Answers
Hi Ken: Based upon your application I think you need to set all six impedance settings to 8X (pin 5 and 6 behind each Volume Control internally). So you will need to open up the cover to access the pins. That setting will be on the safe side based upon your description of the 110 watt an 8 to 16 ohm amplifier. I am hoping your are not planning on connecting these to a Audio Video Receiver Zone 2 Speaker Level output, channel 6 and 7.Typically Zone 2 output using the internal amplifier of the AVR is meant only to drive a single pair of speakers just like it would if it were connected to a pair of surround speakers. All seven channels are using a common Power Supply and by connecting multiple speakers you are taxing the system. That is why we also recommend using one our two High Current Amplifiers either the AMP200 or AMP300. These are connected directly to the Zone 2 Pre amp output from the AVR. There is also a speaker level input on both of these amplifiers in case you do not have a pre amp output on the AVR. In that case you would connect Zone 2/Surround Speakers channel 6 & 7 to the High Level input). Plus if you use one of these two amplifiers you can safely set the impedance matching to 4X for all six Volume Controls. Good Luck; TL/4321
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on May 8, 2017

mark
from ashley, oh asked:
March 1, 2017
can I use the pin type connectors to this unit , it appears they may be to big to use every connection, I have run 12ga wire for my speakers, not sure if that will fit this unit
1 Answers
Hi Mark: You are correct that the inputs will not accept a 12 gauge wire in the input/output connectors. You can use speaker wire pins but need ones that are narrow due the closeness of the connections of the removable connectors. Phoenix Gold used to have what they called flexi pins which would be perfect for this application. We do have the AR pins part number AR-AP396 (.99 cents). TL/4236
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on March 2, 2017

GM
from Los Angeles, CA asked:
December 20, 2016
My family room was custom-wired for 2 pair of indoor and 1 pair of outdoor/patio speakers to play off of an indoor receiver. I've recently added another pair of outdoor speakers and will be adding an outdoor receiver to be its source. So from the patio standpoint, I have: A pair of speaker wires coming from my indoor receiver (we'll call these Speaker A). A pair of speaker wires coming from my (soon to be) outdoor receiver (for Speaker B). Thus I have 2 pairs of patio speakers (Speakers A & B). Would this SSVC6D 6, or another device you'd recommend allow me to switch Speaker A's audio source between the indoor and outdoor receivers? It would be nice to listen to the outdoor receiver thru all (4) patio speakers, yet not lose the ability to switch over to my indoor receiver despite it only coming from 1 pair of speakers (Speaker A) at the touch of a button. Hope I didn't confuse you.
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HI GM; The SSVC6D; although a dual source speaker selector it has limitations where you can only play one source or the other. You could not be listening to your two pair of outdoor speakers on Source A and then you internal speakers on Source B. It features a Master A/B switch either A or B but not A and B. That is the bad news the good news is the SSVC4 is what you are looking for since it has independent A or B source switches per each pair of speakers or each zone. That will allow you to connect your two sources and listen to source A (inside receiver) for your inside speakers and then listen to Source B (your outside Receiver) on your two outdoor pair of speakers. You also have room to add another pair of speakers either inside or outdoors and the Internal Volume Controls handle the impedance Matching which protects the amplifiers/Receivers (both A and B). Good Luck TL/4151
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on December 27, 2016

ronlad meyer
from menifee,ca 92584 asked:
September 17, 2016
We are also looking a Niles 6 pair speaker switch w/volume control. We have home theater 1000 W Sony receiver w 6 speakers . Which can allow more wattage SSVcD or the Niles. NIles states 250W max and SSVC6D states 300W but since you sell them all we need to know best choice. We purchased JEC 906 and the volume controls have already failed . Please advise Thanks ron
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Hi Ronlad: The JEC TC-906 features Dual Source selectable per zone with a Master on off switch. Our SSVC6D features on/off switch per zone (like the Niles) and a master A or B dual source. I not find what the JEC Volume Controls were rated at. The Niles and OSD have the same rated internal Volume Controls 100 Watts RMS and 250 to 300 watts peak. Are is a little more affordable than the Niles. Both the OSD and Niles feature removable input/output connectors versus the push terminals of the JEC. The real question is why did the JEC Volume Controls fail. Are you using the 1000 Watt SONY AVR for both Home Theater and then connecting Zone 2 Speaker output to the Speaker Selector. All AVR manufacturers recommend connecting only a single pair of speakers to the Zone 2 output. That is why they usually feature a pre-amp output to connect to an external Amplifier like our High Current AMP200. Then you connect to the Speaker Selector.There is not enough current to drive a six zone speaker selector especially with six internal volume controls. The shared Power Supply (with the other 5 to 7 channels was not meant for that application. I hope that helps. TL/4071
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on September 22, 2016

Brad
from Charlotte, NC asked:
September 7, 2016
Do you have volume control with multiple source simultaneously? I note from one of your comments for this product, you used to have one (SSVC4 and/or SSVC2), but that you went to a "master switch" and thus losing the dual source at the same time (for example source A feeding speakers 1-3 and source B feeding speakers 4-6). Please advise. Thanks, --Brad
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Hi Brad: The SSVC1, SSVC2 and SSVC4 speaker selectors with individual internal Volume Controls feature independent A or B source selection per zone (plus on/off switch per zone as well). So you can play either A or B at the same time for all zones. The SSVC6D features a master A or B switch which affects all six zones the same. It does not have the same flexibility as the SSVC1,2 or 4. We do have an independent Volume Controls that has an A or B switch plus Impedance matching (SVC-405) TL/4057
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on September 8, 2016

ralph resek
from Batavia, Illinois asked:
August 24, 2016
I have a Yamaha RX-710 AV Receiver. Can this control 4- pair of speaker and center speaker. How do I wire to receiver?
1 Answers
Hi Ralph: What are you trying to accomplish? This is 7.1 channel Audio Video Receiver. Are you using it now for a custom home theater and then also wanting to run multiple rooms. Or you trying to figure out how to use it as stereo receiver only. I understand the four pair of speakers but when you mention the center channel that where I get confused. If you can clarify what your current setup is so I can give you a better answer. My contact info is tim@osdaudio.com Possible drawing of your layout, Speakers you are using (brand and model) anything you can add will help. TL/4035
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on August 30, 2016

Prabh Likhari
from Owings Mills, MD asked:
July 4, 2015
i just purchased the SSV6 speaker selector from OSD and cannot get it to work with a Pioneer VSX 42. have looked up the input from the B speakers into the SSV6 and cannot get any sound. please advise.
1 Answers
Speaker selectors are only intended to be run with high-current amplifiers such as our AMP300. Standard receivers are usually only built to run at 8ohms. When you have that many speakers running off the same load, the impedance drops down below 8ohms and can be unstable for receivers not rated to handle lower impedances.
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 9, 2015

Steve
from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA asked:
June 13, 2015
I am planning on running 4 sets of speakers through an Onkyo TX 8050 receiver for background music in a medical office. Is the SSVC4 well suited for volume control of these 4 pair and is the receiver a good fit? I plan on playing internet radio, sirius radio and from an I-pod.
1 Answers
Hello Steve, The SSVC4 is built to run 4 separate pairs of speakers and give you on/off control plus volume control on each zone. Typically it's recommended to run with a high-current amplifier such as our AMP200, but in some cases can safely run off a receiver. It would help if your receiver can handle lower than 8ohm loads only. If it can handle a 4ohm load, that would be good.
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on June 16, 2015

Michael
from Orlando, Florida asked:
March 17, 2015
Looking at purchasing a SONOS Connect AMP and using this 6 pair speaker selector to control 5 pair of (a total of 10 individually) speakers. Looking at either the 6.5" ICE640's or MK650's - 3 pairs of either or, ICE600WRS - 1 pair, and Yamaha NS-AW150 - 1 pair. Will this setup work? I guess I'm most concerned with the speakers being driven properly from the SONOS through this speaker selector. Help? Thanks in advance. P.S. If you can also shed insight into the 6.5" speakers that would also be much appreciated!
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HI Michael: The SONOS Connect Amp should work well with the SSVC6D Speaker Selector with six individual internal Impedance Matching Volume Controls. Between the MK 650 (our top of the line 6.5 inch In-Ceiling speaker) and the ICE640 both are very efficient (92 dB vs 91 dB) so they don't take a lot of power to drive them. The MK 650 goes lower 28 Hz versus 38 Hz. If you are looking for more power and additional features you can go with a SONOS Connect and combine with our AMP200. You also can add additional SONOS components to rooms that may not have any speakers and strengthen your mesh network. Note: You used to have to connect at least one of the SONOS components to your router for it to connect. TL/3198
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on March 19, 2015

Harold
from Austin, Texas asked:
July 23, 2014
I am looking for a speaker selector with volume control to pair with my amp. Each zone will have a 2 or 4 ohm load placed on it. I see that the SSCV6D is rated for 300W. I am wondering if this will work with the loads I am applying to the system. If not do you have a solution that would work for my system? Below are the specs for the amp. 2 channel amp: 2Ω Dual (per channel) 1,050W 4Ω Dual (per channel) 650W 8Ω Dual (per channel) 375W
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Hi Harold, Are those the specs for your amp? If so, it looks like you'd have far too many watts at a 2ohm load and 4ohm load. Unfortunately 300-400 watts total would be the max any of our higher-end speaker selectors can handle, so it may not be a good idea to run a selector with that amp. Usually our customers run our AMP200 and AMP300 with multi-zone audio.
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 23, 2014

Patrick Smith
from Walton kentucky asked:
July 9, 2014
I have 6 pairs of speakers I would like to hook up to one reciver . Will this unit be able to do that? And what would be a good reciver to do this?
1 Answers
Hello Patrick, Yes - you would just need a powerful enough amp to run this amount of speakers. Use our AMP300. In fact, I would recommend running two smaller speaker selectors rather than one 6-zone, as our AMP300 has 2 zones, each with 150 watts. Thus, you can run an SSVC4 on zone A of the amp, and an SSVC2 on zone B of the amp, for a total of 6 zones (pairs) but twice as much power as you would get running all on an SSVC6 on one zone of the amp.
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on July 9, 2014

Curt
from Los Angeles,CA asked:
June 16, 2014
I have 7 zones/pairs of speakers, do you have a speaker selector similar to the SSVC6D for 7 or 8 speaker pairs with individual volume controls? If not, can I connect 2 sets of speakers to one of the switches on the SSVC6D? Thanks, Curt
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Hi Curt, The best thing for you to do is to run two SSVC4 speaker selectors, one from each zone off the amp. What amp are you using? BM 2756
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on June 16, 2014

Collin Bloanrowitz
from Phoenix, AZ asked:
November 16, 2013
My house is pre wired and I cant get any sound once I hook up from the amp. Does the main volume have to be turned right up. I connected from the left and right main source. Not sure what I am missing
1 Answers
Hi Collin, What kind of amplifier are you running to the SSVC6 selector? Typically you want to have a high current amp running this many zones, so that enough watts are going to each speaker. The volume knobs on the selector are simply attenuators, so they're not adding any volume/power, only resisting it. This unit is dual-source, but only one source can run at a time, not both simultaneously, so you want to make sure they're all set to "on" and that your chosen source is active and playing. Let us know if that answers your question. Thanks! -Bm 2335
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on November 19, 2013

Rich
from UN, Reno asked:
October 17, 2013
Does this come with rack mount hardware? Do you have something similar that is
1 Answers
Hi Rich, Just as with the DSSM8, there are no specific rack mount ears packed with either of these products, however you can buy shelves for racks that will allow rack mounting without the rack ears. There may be some universal rack mounting kits as well. You should find some good results with a quick Amazon search. Thanks! -BM -2280
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on October 18, 2013

Hugo Salazar
from Cancun, Mexico asked:
September 23, 2013
Can i use the amp120 for this selector. Im just going to use it to here ambient music in a spa.
1 Answers
Hugo, This selector should only be used with a high-current amplifier, such as the AMP300. The AMP120 just doesn't have enough power to run multiple zones, even when low volume. Thanks! -BM 2242
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 15, 2013

Rick
from Miami asked:
August 30, 2013
If I change a zone from a to b it only stay with the a source. do I alway need to leave source b on?
1 Answers
Hi Rick, Each zone only has an a/b switch, and no individual on/off switches. So, yes, you would need to power off the source. Only one source can be active at a time. If you are interested in having the ability to have both sources running on different zones, go with the SSVC4 and an SSVC2. Thanks. -BM 2187
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on October 15, 2013

Remo
from NJ asked:
July 31, 2013
I'm planning on using this speaker selector to power 5 zones of stereo speakers (all are 8 ohms) - total 10 speakers. They will be powered by zone 2 of Yamaha RX-A2010 (140W per channel). Will my receiver handle it? I'm planning only using it for background listening.... Thank you.
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HI Remo: Most AV Receivers recommend powering only a single pair of speakers with the second or third room options. We recommend going with either an AMP200 or AMP300 in combination with the OSD-SSVC6D. You will want and need plenty of power for five pairs of stereo speakers each connected to a dedicated Impedance matching Volume Control. Connection would be through either Room 2 or Room 3 Pre-amplified outputs. You also have 12 volt trigger connection between AVR and Amplifier. The RX-A2010 is a beast it features 140 watts per channel for it appears 11 channels if completely connected. But all channels share a common Power Supply which is not set up to handle more than a single speaker per channel. TL-2115
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on August 21, 2013

Jon
from Denver asked:
July 27, 2013
Will this unit handle a powered subwoofer
1 Answers
HI Jon: The SSVC6D like all of our Speaker Selectors are passive devices that are connected by speaker (high) level connection using speaker wire. The only way you can connect to a Powered Sub woofer is if it has a right and left Speaker level input. If that is the case you can connect to any one of the six zones. If the Powered Sub woofer has only signal (low) level input it will not work with the SSVC6D. TL-2108
Customer Service - Q&A
on August 21, 2013

Brian
from Oklahoma City, ok. asked:
January 20, 2013
I have 6 zones. One is the surround I intend to connect directly to the receiver. The other five will be powered by your amp 200. My existing five zones of speakers are wired as mono back to the av cabinet. If I output from the amp 200 in bridge mode to the ssvc6 300. (A). Will it work. And b if so should I bridge out from the ssvc6 from each zone to the speakers. Or just wire out from one channel of each zone to the speakers?
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Hi Brian, We believe you can do this by connecting the bridged output of the AMP200 (the two positive outputs from Speaker A labeled as Bridged outputs). Connect these two wires to the right input of Source A of the speaker selector. Then make sure all of your five speakers are connected to the right side output of zone 1 through 5. The speakers should see a bridged mono signal to each one directly passed through from the AMP200. Good luck! TL/MA - 1567
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 21, 2013

Skylar
from Nashville, TN asked:
November 24, 2012
i purchased this to use with a sherwood RX-4105 amplifier which runs into the speaker selector and then out to 4 sets of Polk Audio OWM3 and 1 polk audio Atrium 4 speakers. All speakers are 8 ohm, one per channel. This is used in a resturant so the stereo runs from about 3pm to about 1pm. So there are a total of 5 zones hooked up right now (1 empty) but the amplifier will shut off now and then. (What I assume is overheating.) The amp runs at 100w per channel according to the manual, is that enough for all these speakers? Do you have any other suggestions?
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Hi Skylar: I do not believe the Sherwood is the best choice to drive the SSVC6 with five sets of speakers on its own. Its hard enough to connect two pair of 8 ohm speakers using the A & B connections and playing them both at the same time. What I would recommend is adding our OSD High Current Amplifier the AMP200 to the system using your Sherwood as a Pre Amplifier to connect your sources. You could either connect to the Tape Output of the Sherwood using a Stereo RCA interconnects (signal level). I believe the output is always active. Or you could connect the AMP200 to the Speaker Output of the Sherwood Receiver to the Speaker Level Input option of AMP200. The AMP200 will give you the consistent current needed to drive your system to its maximum potential. Right now I am afraid you are driving the Sherwood to protection. I would also suggest if you select the AMP200 option I would also switch out the SSVC6 for our OSD SSVC4 to drive your four pair of Polk Audio OWM3 from Speaker A. And then drive your Audio Atrium 4 speakers off Speaker B. I am assuming they will be outside where you could add a local Volume Control like our OVC300 in line to the speakers. You will find the SSVC4 has internal settings for the impedance matching that can be adjusted. The SSVC4 has the Dual Source as well. The AMP200 also allows you to add second source. Plus has a pre-amp output if you wanted to add a Powered Subwoofer. Please contact me if you need further clarification at tim@osdaudio.com. TL #1413
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 25, 2012

Robert Rossi
from Franklin, ma asked:
November 23, 2012
I have a 9-1 reciever and 12 channel Elan AMP. I would like to have just music to the entire home using the Elan for power. a couple of my speakers have a volome control in the wall, th others are not hooked up to controls. All unhooked wires - speakers are fed to the area of my electronics. I would like to use the elan and have a volume control at that area for all channels. Please advise your recomendation(s). Thanks. Bob
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Hi Franklin: We do not have a dedicated Speaker Selector box that will work for your application. I believe you can create your own Speaker selector panel using our individual Volume Controls and Mounting brackets (we have brackets for 1, 2, 3, and 4 controls). These would be for the Rooms/Zones that do not already have a Volume Control wired in-line. You may need to purchase a Decora panel cover plate depending on the mounting bracket selected (1, 2, 3, or 4 hole opening). Since your application does not call for Impedance matching because, your zones are being powered by its own dedicated stereo amplifier (2 channels of the ELAN), We would recommend using out VKR120 kit which is a Resister Based Volume Control. In theory it has a broader Frequency Response and better overall sound quality. Let me know if I can be of further assistance. TL - 1407
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on November 25, 2012

jim
from Austin, Texas asked:
September 30, 2012
I have an Onkyo TX-NR708 receiver with 5.1 Polk Soundbar on Zone 1. My house is pre-wired with 5 speaker zones (measured impedance is 6 ohms). Can I connect this selector directly to Zone 2, and randomly control which zones (1 or many) zones are one, and the volume at each?
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Hi Jim, Typically, a second zone, speaker level output (channels 6 and 7) of the 7.1 Audio/Video Receiver is meant to drive a single pair of speakers. That is why they add a pre-amp output (for Room 2 as well) to connect to an external two-channel amplifier when customers are planning to add a more demanding load like multiple zones/rooms. We recommend our AMP200 in conjunction with the SSVC6. The combination would be ideal and give you the control and reliability you want in a multiple room setup using an audio video receiver to do both home theater and whole house. TL/MA1314
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on October 5, 2012

Mark
from Oregon asked:
September 11, 2012
We have 22 speakers (11 sets) that put our 60 watts of power each or a total of 1320 watts. I see that this unit can handle 1800total watts. I know that input/output impedance can be a factor, but can we DOUBLE up the amount of speakers we put on each of the six audio sources? In other words, can this accommodate 12 sets of speakers (doubled up) instead of just six? Thank you!
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Hi Mark, To answer you correctly, we need to know about the amp and speakers you plan on using. Please provide the model numbers or specifications on the entire system. Email: Casey@outdoorspeakerdepot.com CL/MA 1287
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on September 14, 2012

Nicholas
from Boston, MA asked:
September 6, 2012
I need a speaker selection box, for six pairs, with impedance protection that handles banana plugs. Does OSD make anything?
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Hi Nicholas, Our speaker selectors accept bare wire. Simply remove the banana plug and connect the bare wire to the terminals on the back of the SSVC6. We do not carry a speaker selector that accepts volume controls. CL/MA 1280
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on September 14, 2012

robert yoder
from Portland Oregon asked:
August 2, 2012
Do you still carry Dual Input of this unit?
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Hi Robert, This unit has been modified to single source. The DSM6 has a dual source speaker selector but it does not have volume control for the zones. CL/MA
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on August 2, 2012

Tim
from Bellingham, WA asked:
July 4, 2012
Will this work with only 4 pairs of speakers now until I upgrade to 6 pairs later, or will it have issues running like that?
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Hi Tim, Having the volume control on the unit is a compromise. For your application with 4 zones now and 2 later, I would recommend going with the DSM6 and having 6 in line volume controls like the SVC300. CL/MA
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on July 6, 2012

Terence
from Marietta, GA asked:
June 21, 2012
I have a 7.1 theater system. The receiver's power output is 20 Hz - 20 kHz/THD=0.08%: Theater front has a center, a L&R and 2 subwoofers. A surround L&R is in back of room and 2 surrounds in L&R ceiling (8 ohms, 110 Watts/Channel and 6 ohms, 140 Watts/Channel). Aside from the theater room, there are 3 additional sets of speakers (weight room, bar area and outdoors). I am looking for a speaker selector which will handle this system. Obviously, the SSVC6-D300 can accommodate the 3 zones but I have other questions. 1. Will the SSVC6 - D300 handle my receiver? 2. If not, Is there another speaker selector more appropriate for my system?
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Hi Terence, The SSVC6-d300 is compatible with your receiver; however, driving six additional pairs may be beyond your surround sound capability. To ensure that all the zones are receiving enough power, you may need to add an additional amplifier. CL/MA
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on June 25, 2012
Hi Terence, The SSVC6-d300 is compatible with your receiver; however, driving six additional pairs may be beyond your surround sound capability. To ensure that all the zones are receiving enough power, you may need to add an additional amplifier. CL/MA
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on June 25, 2012

Dan
from Danville. IN asked:
May 19, 2012
I know very little about wireless speakers. Is it possible to connect outdoor wireless speakers to the SSVC6?
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Hi Dan: The Wireless Speakers need to have a Pre-amplified signal from the selected source. Something like a Headphone output connected with a mini 3.5mm RCA cable. The SSVC6 is connected to an Amplifier or Receiver after the signal has been amplified using speaker wire, four conductor (Right and Left +/-). The connection from the speaker selector is also done with speaker wire to the individual speakers. The wireless speaker features a Transmitter that has to be connected to the source with the audio cable plus it needs a Power Supply connected to an AC outlet. The Wireless Speaker features a Internal Wireless Receiver plus Power Amplifier that also needs a Power Supply connected to the main speaker and then the second speaker is connected by a hard wire that delivers power to both the Wireless Receiver and Power amplifier for that speaker. Only the Audio signal from the Transmitter to the Main and Secondary speaker is transmitted wirelessly. So the answer is no the SSVC6 Speaker Selector will not work with any of our Wireless speakers. TL
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on May 20, 2012

Scott Callagy
from dallas, TX asked:
March 2, 2012
My Receiver is the RX-V3800 I have a main Theatre room with a Sub, Center, Front and back right and left. Outside two pairs or spekers wired as one.
2 Answers
Hi Scott, Your amplifier has a speaker level output for your second zone, which I am assuming you have connected to your two pairs of outdoor speakers. You also have the option of connecting an external amp as well to drive the two outside pairs. Although I’m a little unclear on the end goal, you can use the SSVC6 to drive your current external outdoor speakers connecting a pair to each zone. That would leave you with four open zones to expand your system. Note this has six self-contained volume controls that you can adjust at the box. We offer other alternatives where we separate the speaker selector and volume controls so you can locate the volume controls in the actual zone. We do have outdoor volume controls for your application as well. If nothing else, you should probably have your two outdoor speakers connected to a impedance matching volume control. Right now based upon your information if the two speakers are connected in parallel, you are presenting a 4-ohm load to the amplifier which is making it work harder than it is intended to do. Check out our OVC100 Outdoor impedance matching volume control.
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 5, 2012
Hi Scott: Your amplifier has a speaker level output for your second zone which I am assuming you have connected to your two pairs of outdoor speakers. You also have the option of connecting an external amp as well to drive the two outside pairs. I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish here. You can use the SSVC6 to drive your current external outdoor speakers connecting a pair to each zone. That would leave you with four open zones to expand your system. Note this has six self contained volume controls that you can adjust at the box. We offer other alternatives where we seperate the speaker selector and Volume controls so you can locate the volume controls in the actiual zone. We do have outdoor volume controls for your application as well. If nothing else you should probably have your two outdoor speakers conected to a Impedance matching control. Right now based upon your information if the two speakers are connected in parallel you are presenting a 4 ohm load to the amplifier which is making it work harder than it is intended to do. Check out our OVC100 Outdoor impedance matching volume control. TL
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on March 5, 2012

Jason
from Spring, Texas asked:
January 23, 2012
I noticed this is 300W, but could it work with a 150W reciever? I was planning on upgrading to a more powerful reciever, but would like to use it for now with the 150W reciever. Also could this work with 12 ohms impedance speakers.(I have 2 sets of 3 - 4 ohms speakers wired in series so it could work on a regular house reciever) Would this be a problem??
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Hi Jason: You should not have problem using this with your 150W Receiver and it would be future proofed in case you go for more power. Regarding the 4 speakers rated at 3-4 ohms that you have wired in series. If you have them wired as stereo pairs, two speakers for right channel and two speakers for left, I would think that would be considered a 6 to 8 ohm load. You could use those for one of the zones. TL
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on January 23, 2012

Tee Bordelon
from baton rouge, La asked:
January 4, 2012
i recently purhased and hooked up this speaker selector to my Denon AVR-1912 that i also just purchased. i connected 1 pair of outside speakers and 2 seperate stereo speakers (also from OSD) to the selector 0n 3 different channels of the selector. i have to turn the volume control on the selector to almost the highest level before i can hear any sound and it is still very low. do you have any suggestions? is my amp rejecting the selector for some reason. I'd appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks Tee
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Hi Tee, Based on your description, we have a few suggestions. First, to set up the Speaker Selector with Volume Controls you must turn your source off (the Denon AVR-1912). Then set all three volume controls to full “on” or as far as it will go clockwise. Then turn on your Denon receiver and adjust the volume on Zone 2 output to almost clipping. Now adjust the Volume Control counter-clockwise until your particular listening level is reached in each individual zone. Note that the volume control adds no gain; it attenuates from a maximum level to lower volumes. If this does not work, you may also have an issue with only utilizing 3 of the 6 zones since the impedance matching setting of the internal volume controls would be 8x (the default setting for 5 to 8 speakers). If you are not planning to power the other three zones, you would be better off exchanging this unit for our four zone version the SSVC4 which would be set at 4X. TL/MA
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on January 4, 2012

Mark
from new orleans, la asked:
November 27, 2011
I would like to use the ssvc6 300 watt with my Hafler xl-600 amplifier to power 6 pair of speakers. I would either use 6, 4 or 2 speakers at a time. I have attached the relevant owner's info from Hafler for your advice on whether this ssvc6 will do a good job. If not, please let me know any suggestions. Thanks, Mark
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Hi Mark, I think this is a great choice, especially the 300 watt version. Each internal Volume Control is rated at 300 watts and is also impedance matching for setup of all 6 speakers connected and playing at once. TL/MA
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on November 28, 2011

Tony
from santa fe asked:
November 14, 2011
Does the ssvc6 actually have built-in amplifiers? The overview states it handles up to 300w amp receiver... thanks
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The SSVC6 is a totally passive unit (there is no power cord). Note this unit comes in two versions. The one you are looking at features the SVC300, 300 Watt impedance-matching volume controls. It can handle up to 300Watts per channel. We also have a 100 Watt per channel version that features our SVC100 impedance-matching volume controls. It all depends on which amplifier/receiver you are using. TL/MA
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on November 15, 2011

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100% Recommend this product (5 of 5 responses)
By Bill
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
February 24, 2017
6 Speakers Controls
Great selector w/volume controls. Well made, easy installation and priced right. I would recommend this product to anyone considering adding additional speakers. Go for the 6 speakers to ensure you have plenty of room for future expansion
Best UsesAdding additional speakers with volume control.
By Robert Widmer
Pleasanton, CA
September 2, 2016
Works as promised
We have a large Christmas display www.widmer-world.com and have speakers throughout the property. Have always had problems with different zones too loud or too soft. This unit has solved the problem completely and I am only running my amplifier at about 60% capacity now. Great investment and does what is it advertised to do.
Proseasy to set up, works right out of the box, no additional power needed.
By Riccardo
Fort Lauderdale
February 14, 2015
SS VCD-6D pair-speaker-selector
Item arrive last night . It seams of very good quality with metal casing. I connected to my speakers very quickly thanks to the istraction manual. I can finally enjoy music all over my home.
ProsBest speaker selector I have ever had.
By d
Lawrenceville, Georgia
January 25, 2014
6 Zone Speaker Selector / Volume Control
Unit received just as pictured and described. Worked well as a replacement for and previous model. More compact than the previous model.
By tim
lakeside midwest
July 29, 2013
not sure how to review a headline- it is what it says!
This is the 2nd one I've purchased- the first being the earlier model. It works very well, though, now, the volume control dial has a click feature (rather than smooth turn). No big deal, its just an observation. This one is also smaller (not as deep)- again, no big deal. One of the few zone controllers WITH volume control. I was waiting and waiting for OSD to re-stock these... thanks!
Prosworks great- one of the few zone controllers with volume control. simple, easy to hook up.
Consit is a little tedious to connect the wires to the rear of the unit. I didn't notice whether the entire wiring 'clip' pops out so that wires could be attached and then the entire 'zone' re-installed. I think that was a feature on the earlier one ? don't remember, its been in use for over a year without any probs. just put this one into service a few weeks ago. works great.