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SSVC6 6x Pair Speaker Selector With Volume Controller, Dual Input Source, Impedance-Matching Protection

Product code: OSD-SSVC6D

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Features & Specifications

• Dual 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.


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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50 Questions & 51 Answers
from Spring Hill, FL asked:
December 25, 2019
I have five sets of wired speakers connected now, all working fine. I would like to add a bluetooth pair as number six. Is there an adapter available for me to do that?
1 Answer
Hi Frank:

I am not sure how you would adapt any of our current Bluetooth speakers to Zone 6 of the SSVC6. Do you have a problem running speaker wires to your sixth potential location? There are Wi-Fi options (check out our NERO link) that can be added to your current source. Then look to combine our NERO Stream XD for zone 6 with additional source options, including built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (you can group all zones with the NERO Link) so all six zones could play the same source, and the sixth zone could play the same or different music. Both the NERO Link and NERO Stream XD are app-controlled (by the free OSD Player app). The app features Spotify, Tidal, Napster, iHeart radio, and Intune Radio. The NERO Stream features much more, including an audiophile-quality DAC (Digital to Analog Convertor) with 16-24 bit 192kHz specs. You can even add a powered subwoofer. 

Good luck/


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on December 31, 2019

from Los Angeles asked:
November 23, 2019
This SSVC speaker selector is replacing another speaker selector that wasn’t very good.I have this speaker selector plugged into a Yamaha amp which is 60 W per channel. Each of my six pair of speakers have their own individual volume control. Therefore I have each of the zones turned all the way up.   I noticed, however, that if I want to maintain a volume similar to my previous set up, I must increase the volume on my amp.  Two questions: is it possible the reason is because the sound goes through three different volume controls, the amp, the speaker selector,and the controls for the actual speakers? Will turning up the amp louder put stress on my amp Or is it better that I maintain the volume on my amp and turn up the individual volume controls to the speaker?
1 Answer
Hi James:

First, go online to and order a DSM6 (there should be a 10% promo code with free freight) speaker selector. You are lucky to be in Los Angeles since we ship from Brea (Northern Orange County), CA, so you should have it pretty quick. Call our customer service at 562-697-2600 and ask about an RMA number to return the SSVC6D. Don't disconnect your SSVC6D until you have the DSM6 since the input/output connectors are interchangeable, so unplug from the SSVC6D and then connect to the DSM6. Make sure you plug the DSM6 connectors into the SSVC6D before you return it. And then make sure you have the protection switch on the back of the DSM6 to disable (off). I am assuming you have Impedance Matching Volume Controls in each room/zone, and they are 8X for each Volume Control. I am also assuming you have a 2 Channel Receiver that is rated at 8-ohms, so 8X is your safest setting on each Volume Control. The Impedance setting (1/2X, 4X, 8X) corresponds to the number of 8-ohm speakers you have connected in parallel through the speaker selector. In your case, you have at least six zones, each with a pair of 8-ohm speakers. And the SSVC6D, with its internal Volume Controls, was adding an unnecessary load to your system. Note the volume controls in a multi-room setup are there to protect your system (Amplifier) first and then second, allow you to attenuate your volume levels for each room locally. That means your levels are set from your source, and all the volume control does is turn your signal down by diverting it to the transformers 3 to 6 dB per click at a time depending on the volume control design. Eventually, the music will disappear, but it does not disconnect from the source. That can only be accomplished with the on/off zone switch on the speaker selector. There is no gain from the Volume Control only from your Receiver. You can experiment with your receiver to find the level where it begins to clip. You will want to turn all six zones on at the speaker selector and have your volume controls fully open. Then adjust the volume level on your receiver until the signal begins to clip. Turn it down slightly and make a note not to exceed that level. Note, we do have a 30-day performance guarantee. Questions: where did you purchase the SSVC6D? How many speakers do you have connected and what  Volume Controls (brand and model) are you using?


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on November 25, 2019

Paul Sutton
from Los Angeles asked:
July 9, 2019
Your SSVC6 is exactly what I need except for one thing. I’m looking to connect my iPad and Sirius receiver with cables which both have banana plug connectors. I also will occasionally use my laptop which has the same. It will be problematic if not impossible to be swapping out bare wire connections. Also all of my existing speaker connections have banana plugs. Is there any sort of adapter which can be wired to each connection which will allow me to use my existing banana plugs? Or is there any other option?
1 Answer
Hi Paul:

The advantage of the SSVC6D is that it has built-in Impedance Matching Volume Controls so you have a speaker selector that organizes your 1 to six pairs of speaker connections in parallel. All but one of our speaker selectors feature removable input and output connectors with screw-down terminals and work best with 16 AWG speaker wire the best. 14 gauge is a little tight and 12 way too big for the connectors. We do offer an ATM7 7 zone Speaker Selector with Binding Post that accepts bare wire up to 12 Gauge. The downside is the ATM7 has no internal Protection so you would need to add external Volume Controls in line for each zone especially if you plan to play two or more zones at the same time. The primary function would be to control the impedance matching for your amplifier. Now in both cases, these speaker selectors are passive devices that feature high (speaker) Level signal. Somewhere between your iPad and Sirius Receiver, you will need an Amplifier. Something like either of our AMP300 or the new XMP300. Tell me if you want to discuss further;


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on July 14, 2019

Andy Brazier
from Milford, NH 03055 asked:
June 11, 2019
Will this unit replace the Niles ssvc-6 speaker selection/volume control system with out any problems?
1 Answer
Hi Andy:

The SSVC6 is the same 6 Zone Speaker Selector with dedicated internal volume control for each Zone. Both Speaker Selectors feature an on/off switch per Zone. The Niles SSVC6 features a selectable four position Impedance Matching switch (1, 2, 3-4, and 5-6 located on the back panel. The OSD SSVC6D features impedance Matching Jumpers, two for each stereo (left and right channels) Volume Control per zone. I believe we ship the SSVC6D with all six settings in the 4X settings. Unlike the switch on the Niles, you would need to remove the top panel (along with 14 or so screws) to change the internal parameters of the SSVC6D.  4X will cover 1 to 4 pairs playing at the same time. 4X will work for five and six pairs depending on the quality of power amplifier you are using. No problem with a High Current Power Amp that is 2 to 4-ohm stable. One other feature I need to mention is the OSD SSVC6D has dual Sources (A & B) with a master switch, so all zones are either Source A or Source B. So the SSVC6D should work fine, but I would be happy to discuss the settings for your application before you buy;


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 12, 2019

from Kentucky asked:
May 24, 2019
We have built in speakers in rooms  that run through main wires to one end point - one wire per room, 4 in total (not a Left/Right for each).  This combined with the main stereo would give us 5 zones. Would this work with this system?
1 Answer
Hi Patrick:

I want to help you, but first I have a few questions of my own. 1) What are the components of your primary system? 2) Did you design the multi-room setup (4 rooms) or inherit this application? So there is a single two-conductor speaker cable running to a single speaker in four separate rooms, are they all the same speaker (Brand and model)? Do you have the ability to run additional wires? Note: The SSVC6 is a Two Channel Stereo Speaker Selector with builtin Impedance Matching Volume Controls that does not appear to be a right solution based upon your initial explanation. Please let me know more,


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 28, 2019

from Highland, NY asked:
December 19, 2018
I currently have 6 pairs of speakers powered by a Yamaha R-8 receiver. One pair of speakers is hooked to the receiver's B terminals and the other 5 pairs are hooked to the A terminals via a speaker selector box (no individual volume controls). I would like to add a Yamaha R-N803 receiver to also power these speakers. Would the SSVC6 be a good choice for this scenario?
1 Answer
Hi Fred: The SSVC6 would be a good addition with its Dual Source option so you could connect both Yamaha Receivers, the new one to Source A and the original one to Source B. But you are limited to Source A or Source B. A second, more interesting option would be to add an SSVC4 which has Dual source selectable per zone. You could connect The newest Yamaha Receiver, Speaker A to Source A of the SSVC4. Plus connect Speaker B to one of the six zones. Then connect the second Yamaha Receiver Speaker B to Source B of the SSVC4 and Speaker A to the final zone of the 6. You could even add a second SSVC4 and expand to 8 zones and have a dual-source option for all eight zones. Let me know if you need further clarification. TL/5337
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on December 25, 2018

from Fresno, CA asked:
October 26, 2018
I have an Onkyo-8160 receiver. I have a large home and want to power 8 pairs of 8ohm speakers indoors as well as 6 pair of 8ohm speakers outdoors. What would be my best solution for this? Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Frank: There are options available depending on how much control you want to have either at your central location or for each local zone. Your ONKYO will work the best powering either the inside or outside, not both. Let's look at inside first since that would be best for the ONKYO Receiver. The first option a basic system would include a speaker selector with internal Impedance Matching Protection. The second option would involve adding Impedance matching Volume Controls for each zone and connecting with a DSM8 speaker selector. But depending on your setup maybe adding volume controls is not an easy solution. So a third option would be adding an SSVC4; a 4 zone speaker selector with internal Impedance matching Volume Controls. You would add two boxes, one for Speaker A and the second one for Speaker B. The outside setup you will want to add our OSD AMP300 connected to the Zone 2 pre-amp output of the ONKYO. You will have a couple of options for outdoors as well. Number one would be adding an SSVC6 to handle Impedance Matching and control the volume and on/off capability at the Central location. The second option would be using a DSM6 speaker selector while adding OVC300 Impedance Matching Volume Controls one for each pair of speakers. Certainly easier to add the OVC300 to the outdoor system and is nice to have the control right there at the pair of speakers. Please let me know if I can be of more assistance. TL/5261
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on October 29, 2018

from Tulsa, Oklahoma asked:
October 23, 2018
Will this 6 channel selector work with my old pioneer VSX-453 receiver? I want to run a few pairs of speakers in other rooms.
1 Answer
HI JC: The Pioneer Receiver will work with the SSVC6D as long as you are planning to connect the SSVC6 to your Front Speaker A or B. The Pioneer should have no problem powering however many zones you want to connect of the SSVC6. The SSVC6 features individual Impedance Matching Volume Controls per zone that makes sure that your Pioneer Receiver sees an 8-ohm load. The receiver would have problems connecting to anything else at the same time. Note; with these older receivers, you limit the number and type of source inputs you can use. There is, of course, an AM/FM tuner built-in, Phono input for a turntable with Moving Magnet Cartridge. Then a CD and LD that can be used to connect stereo inputs. You could add streaming components like Bluetooth Receiver, Chromecast Audio, AMAZON Echo Dot or the more expensive SONOS Connect. These all typically offer an analog connection that can connect to either the CD or LD inputs. When you ready, you can upgrade to a stand-alone AMP like our AMP300 combined with our Pre-One Preamplifier. You could connect all of the aforementioned streaming devices to the Pre-One/AMP300 combo. Good luck TL/5258
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on October 24, 2018

John Bagatais
from Northport (Long Island) NY asked:
August 1, 2018
I have an Onkyo TX-80 receiver. I use it with a simple speaker selector to output to any of 6 pairs of hard wired speakers of different makes/sizes & impedences (deck/kitchen/porch/living room and play room), 5 total pairs. There are no selector volume controls which is a balancing problem when more than one set of speakers is chosen. We do not typically crank up the volume. I am looking to purchase the OSD SSVC6D for the volume adjustment capability. Would I need anything more to make this setup work?
1 Answer
Hi John: Pretty simple disconnect one pair and connect to the removable input connector in which there are three, one for zone 1 and 2 (8 connections Left and Right, plus or minus times 2 zones). Alos one for Zone 3 and 4 and one for Zone 5 and 6. Last you will connect to Input A (Source A) with a similar connector to the Zones (Source A and Source B). You can connect a second source to Source B. But only one source is available to play at once. There is a Master Source A or B switch on front panel, no individual switches per zone for Source. Good luck TL/5141
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 3, 2018

from Chandler, AZ asked:
May 8, 2018
Am I able to use this volume control with 4 ohm speakers? If so, does my receiver need to be able to handle a 4 ohm load? Or will it balance the load from the speakers connected to it and present the amp with an 8 ohm load? And can I mix & match 4 ohm & 8 ohm speakers, or do they all need to be the same?
1 Answer
Hi James: Good question, all of our Volume controls will work with 4, 6 or 8 ohm speakers. The Impedance setting applies to how many 8 ohm connections there are to the device (in this case the volume Control). In the case of a 4 ohm speaker that now has to be calculated as 2 each 8 ohm connections. The SSVC6D speaker selector features 6 internal 300 watt impedance matching volume controls. There are four settings for the internal jumpers, 1X, 2X, 4X and 8X but the unit is shipped with all jumpers set to 8X (there are two settings per VC, a R and L). You can hook up 4 ohm with 8 ohm speakers, the 4 ohm speakers usually play louder. The real question is what are using for power for your system. It is not recommended to use the speaker level Zone 2 output from a Audio Video Receiver. They typically only want to connect to a single pair of speakers certainly not six pairs connected to a passive speaker selector box even with protection either internally or from Impedance matching volume controls whether they are external or in your case built in. We definitely recommend using something like our AMP200 or 300 or something comprable from another manufacturer to power the Zone 2. If you need additional answers please don't hesitated to contact me at tim TL/4968
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 8, 2018

David Harman
from OH asked:
March 21, 2018
AM I able to use this with a Crown XLi 1500 (330 watts into 8 ohm) to drive 6 pairs of 8 ohm bookshelf speakers?
1 Answer
Hi David: The SSVC6D should be a good match for the Crown amp and six pair of bookshelf speakers. The internal Volume Controls are rated like our SVC300, 300 watts peak and 150 watts RMS. The SSVC6D comes with the impedance setting at 8X for all six internal Volume Controls. The Crown appears to be a high current power amp where you could get away with setting the Impedance matching settings to 4X for all 12 jumpers especially if you play less than all six pairs at once for extended periods. Making sure you physically turn off the zone at the speaker selector. Good choice TL/4855
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 1, 2018

from Vero beach, FL asked:
January 10, 2018
How does the ssvc6 differ from the older version svl6?
1 Answer
HI Greg: The new SSVC6D has a master switch for the dual source, one button that controls all 6 zones Source A or Source B. There is a independent on/off switch per zone. On the older SSVC6 we had a independent dual source switch with a choice of source A or B per zone as well as on/off switch per zone. There were issues with cross talk between the Zones so we had to decide which would be more stable, We determined that the independent on/off per zone with a single master A/B switch would work best. The SSVC4, SSVC2 and SSVC1 all have both A or B switch and on/off per zone. I hope that helps TL/4740
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 15, 2018

from MN asked:
January 4, 2018
I have an Onkyo Tx-rz610. Will the SSVC6D dual source work with this receiver?
1 Answer
Hi Christy: Zone 2 output connected to the High (speaker) level output is recommended if you are connecting a single pair of 8 ohm speakers.. Checkout page 16 in the Owner's Manual where it shows a pair of speakers connected to the Zone 2 Speaker output (channel 6 and 7, limiting your home theater to 5.1). It shows the Zone 2 Pre-amp connected to a receiver and pair of speakers. But we always recommend adding an external amplifier like our AMP200 then adding the SSVC6D connected to the speaker level output of the Amp. TL/4729
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 7, 2018

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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 27, 2017

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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 31, 2017

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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 31, 2017

from asked:
February 17, 2015
is this a current model ? i usually see this as a ssvc6 ....not with a d
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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 Answer
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; TL/4568
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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 Answer
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? TL/4397
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 31, 2017

from ottawa, canada asked:
May 30, 2017
It says free shipping. does that include Canada?
1 Answer
HI Katherine: The free shipping only applies to orders within the continental US. TL/4395
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 30, 2017

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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 8, 2017

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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 8, 2017

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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 2, 2017

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.
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 22, 2016

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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?
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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 Possible drawing of your layout, Speakers you are using (brand and model) anything you can add will help. TL/4035
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 16, 2015

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 19, 2015

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.
Submitted by: 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?
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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.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 9, 2014

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 19, 2013

from UN, Reno asked:
October 17, 2013
Does this come with rack mount hardware? Do you have something similar that is
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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.
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 15, 2013

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?
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 15, 2013

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 21, 2013

from Denver asked:
July 27, 2013
Will this unit handle a powered subwoofer
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 21, 2013

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 21, 2013

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 TL #1413
Submitted by: 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 25, 2012

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 5, 2012

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: CL/MA 1287
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 14, 2012

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 14, 2012

robert yoder
from Portland Oregon asked:
August 2, 2012
Do you still carry Dual Input of this unit?
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 2, 2012

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?
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 6, 2012

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 25, 2012

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 20, 2012

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