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SSVC2 2 Pair Speaker Selector Dual Source 300W Volume Control

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Features & Specifications

The SSVC2 is low-profile table top volume controls with individual A/B input selectors for each listening zone. The SVC300, a 300 watt autoformer volume control is utilized in each SSVC for uncompromised sound quality and performance. The spring-loaded guillotine-style push terminals accept up to 14 gauge cable. The SSVC’s feature 16 gauge steel construction with our durable black wrinkle powder coating and gray silk-screening. The 8.5" chassis width of the SSVC2 or SSVC1 combines with other 8.5" wide OSD components to make a standard 17" wide unit.


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The SSVC2 is low-profile table top volume controls with individual A/B input selectors for each listening zone. The SVC300, a 300 watt autoformer volume control is utilized in each SSVC for uncompromised sound quality and performance. The spring-loaded guillotine-style push terminals accept up to 14 gauge cable. The SSVC’s feature 16 gauge steel construction with our durable black wrinkle powder coating and gray silk-screening. The 8.5" chassis width of the SSVC2 or SSVC1 combines with other 8.5" wide OSD components to make a standard 17" wide unit.


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23 Questions & 23 Answers
from Columbus ohio asked:
August 8, 2019
Will this work with car audio speakers? I want to run 2 pairs of 6×9" in each zone.
1 Answer
Hi Jody:

The SSVC2 will work with 6x9 car speakers. But most if not all 6x9 speakers for a car are rated at 4 ohms per pair. Technically if you are using an 8- ohm rated amplifier you would have to set the impedance matching to 8X per each zone. That would involve opening the cover and changing the Impedance setting to 8X for both zones. The 8x number corresponds to the number of 8-ohm speakers you have connected in parallel to your receiver. When calculating 4-ohm speakers, each pair counts as two 8-ohm speakers or 2X per pair times four pairs total + 8X for both settings. When you wire two pair of 4-ohm 6 x 9 speakers, the load drops to 2-ohm. Our AMP200 and AMP300 are two ohms stable, and you could get away setting each zone to 4X. But if your amp will only do an 8-ohm load than 8X would work. You will need to remove the cover on the SVC2, make sure your input and output connectors are disconnected (pulled out).

Good luck


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on August 13, 2019

from Cherry Hill, NJ asked:
April 14, 2019
Hi, I'm considering the SSVC2 speaker selector to manage playback of two 8-ohm Boston Acoustics RK8T2 rock speakers in my yard. Each of these speakers is wired as a stereo pair and cover two different zones. The speakers are currently being powered by a Denon AVR5600 receiver, which supplies 140 watts RMS per channel (the speakers are rated for up to 200 watts/channel). The DSP in the receiver is misbehaving a bit, and so I'd like to change my setup to use the same two amp channels to power both speakers, and to have individual volume control for each zone. The problem I'm running into is that most speaker selectors that include the volume control are only rated for 100 watts RMS, and I'm concerned that the Denon's 140 watts/channel will overpower them. I'm hoping you can clarify the power handling capability of the SSVC2 - the website listing says it supports 300 watts, and the user manual gives conflicting info: one part of the manual says "The SSVC1 SSVC2 & SSVC4 are designed for use with a receiver or amplifier with a maximum power of 180 Watts per channel at 8 ohms respectively", and the Technical Specifications section says that "Audio Power Handling is 100 Watts/Channel peak". What is the actual power handling of this device in relation to the receiver I'm using? On a related note, will using a speaker selector like the SSVC2 be likely to reduce the sound output or diminish the audio quality? I'm looking for the convenience of individual zone audio control, but don't want to give up output or quality. The alternative I've been considering is replacing the AVR5600 entirely in favor of using a new zone 2 amp like your XMP300 or AMP300 model - but those amps don't allow you to control the volume individually per zone, and are also high powered at 150 watts per channel. Any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance for your feedback.
1 Answer
Hi Demian: It sounds like the SSVC2 will be ideal for your application. The SSVC2 has two internal SVC300 Impedance Matching Volume Controls, rated for 300 watts peak and 150 to 180 RMS. The key is to have enough power handling capability of the internal transformers, so they do not saturate them before the music become inaudible. Note: Just turning the Volume Controls so you hear no signal, does not disconnect the Volume Control if the music is still active from the source. The On/Off switch on the SSVC2 will shut the zone source completely. Good choice TL/5506
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 17, 2019

from Los Angeles, CA asked:
February 20, 2019
Hi, I have 2 pairs of Bose 251 Speakers (4 total) and a Bose SA-5 Amplifier. Unfortunately with the amplifier you cannot separate the channels, it must be done manually if I want to disconnect 2 of the speakers. I have purchased 2 different other types of splits but as soon as I increase the volume half way the sound disconnects, I have to lower it to get the sound. My question is: Will this (SSVC2 2 Pair Speaker Selector Dual Source 300W Volume Control) work to separate the channels but at the same keep the same quality sound as if it was connected directly to the amplifier? Thank you
1 Answer
Hi Ed: The SSVC2 is ideal for your application because it features dual Source inputs. The SSVC2 allows you to utilize both Speaker A to Source A and Speaker B to Source B of the SSVC2. The SSVC2 features both a Source A/B switch as well as On/Off button per each zone. Plus you have internal Impedance Matching Volume Controls which will allow you to attenuate the volume levels for each pair of speakers independently. Good choice TL/5422
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on February 21, 2019

from Cambridge, UK asked:
December 12, 2017
HI! First, I live in the UK, so you deliver? If so, great! Second question I have a 150 wpc amp with no A/B selector but a pair of stereo outputs (it can run 4 speakers). I would like to drive have the ability to drive all 4 speakers (2 in one room, 2 in another) at the same time, or just in one room or the other (your typical a/b, a+b option set. Is this the speaker selector switch I need? Thanks!
1 Answer
Hi Paul: This would be the perfect solution for your application. You would need to contact the factory directly. Send an email to He will be able to let you know if we can ship to the UK. TL/4690
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 14, 2017

from Miami asked:
October 14, 2017
I have a outdoor speaker free space 51 and a pair of speaker bose 201 i want ti connect both to a bose ampli bose sa-5 i want to connect both to the ampli and control the volume separtly, Is possible to use the ssvc2, if yes how can i connect?
1 Answer
Hi Jose: The SSVC2 will work for your application. Based upon the owner's manual you would connect speaker 1 output (removable connector) to the Source A input of the SSVC2,(also a removable connector). Then connect the BOSE 201's to Zone 1 output and the Free space 51's to Zone 2. Would recommend 16/4 CL3/FT4 four conductor speaker wire from the BOSE Amp to the SSVC2, then 16/2 CL3/FT4 from the SSVC2 to each speaker. You can use 2ea 16/2 from the BOSE to the SSVC2. We offer the cable from 50 foot to 500 ft. Good luck TL/4593
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 17, 2017

from Mission Viejo, CA asked:
February 10, 2015
I currently have a pioneer av receiver model VSX-821. It's only connected to 2 Yamaha outdoor speakers(8 ohms) at the moment on the Front L & R. I'd like to purchase an in-wall center channel speaker to place inside(kitchen), but I want to control the volume level individually on these 2 speakers. Will this selector work for my configuration? Also, any suggestions on which in wall speaker to get? I'm a little new to all of this, but I basically need to have the best sound output simultaneously on all 3 speakers. Is there a better way to connect to my receiver? Thanks!
1 Answer
Hi Alex: I am assuming you are using this as just a stereo Receiver so yes there is a better way. Your Receiver can be set to stereo output and you can use Speaker A for your Yamaha outdoor speakers outside and then connect a pair of speakers to Speaker B output for your Kitchen. Then your choice of speakers comes down to accessibility in your kitchen whether in -wall or in-ceiling. In either case you will be running wires from your receiver. Usually in a retro fit or installation on finished walls/ceiling the ceiling is usually the more accessible and most acceptable if your dealing with Wife Acceptance factor. I would recommend using something like our Pro series ICE-840 (8") or ICE-640 if you have less room. Note if you have only space for a single speaker in the Kitchen you can go with a ICE-840TT which takes a stereo right and left (+/-) input and sums the speaker into Stereo/Mono. Note: Go to page 12 of your Pioneer VSX-821 owners manual (available on line if you don't have it) and look at the first column, it will describe the connection for Stereo and Stereo ALC mode. You will be able to select either speaker A, speaker B or A and B (button on front panel or with your remote). The limitation is you will not be able to control the volume separately. To do that you would use the SSVC2 but only connect the speaker A output to the Input A of the SSVC2. Then connect the Yamaha pair to Zone 1 output and the Kitchen speakers/speaker to Zone 2. TL/3137
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 11, 2015

from Sterling, MA asked:
September 9, 2013
I am new to speakers! Here is my set up thus far - I have 2 pair of outdoor bose 151 speakers (4ohms). I have a pyle mini 2.x75w amplifier. I intend to use one pair of speakers inside and one pair on outside deck. I am under the impression that I need volume control because the inside speakers will have to be set less than the outdoor speakers. My concern is about the whole 4vs8 ohms and how it will effect my components. So my question is... can I use the SSVC2 channel selector for my 2 sets of bose speakers? Thank you. Keith
1 Answer
HI Keith: BOSE does not list the impedance of the Outdoor 151 speakers on its own web site but other web sites claim they are 8 ohm speakers. Either way the OSD SSVC2 will work perfect for you application. To be on the safe side you will need to remove the cover of the SSVC2 before you connect all your speakers and change the internal jumper settings for the Impedance matching Volume Controls. You will see four settings 1x, 2x, 4x and 8x. It will most likely be set at 2x (pin #2 and 3) from us. You will want to change it over to 4x (pin #4 & 5) for both Volume Controls. This would be the setting for a pair of 4 ohm speakers and would make sure to protect your system. Most likely you would leave the outdoor speakers at full on and then adjust the internal speakers volume control. Also do not depend on turning the volume control down until you hear no music, instead use the on/off switch on the front of the SSVC2 to turn the respective zone off. Otherwise although you can not hear music it is not off it is just diverting the current into the transformers of the volume control. The on/off switch disconnects the signal completely. TS-2208
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 17, 2013

from Grants Pass, OR asked:
March 5, 2017
I'm really new to all this, so I'm hoping the community can help. I have a Yamaha Rx-V379 Receiver + NS-B40 (Front & Surround) + NS-C40 (Center) + NS-SW40 (Subwoofer). Would this 2 pair speaker selector allow me to connect the 5.1 home theater speakers AND additional speakers and have both pair work? I was reading some additional notes that suggested that by connecting the front speakers for the 5.1, the rest of the system would work when watching TV normally. Then if I was playing music through the system (AppleTV), I could use both sets of speakers? Thoughts and suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
1 Answer
HI Tim: You are trying to complicate matters, you just need to connect your Yamaha Receiver to the NS 40 5.1 speaker system that you have. The Yamaha RX-V379 is a basic unit meant to power three front stage speakers left and right with a dedicated center channel. And then connect the remaining two speakers to the left and right Surround outputs (channels 4 and 5). Then connect your powered sub woofer to the Subwoofer output of the Receiver. make sure you connect to a monitor that has an ARC HDMI connection. You can connect the Apple TV either directly to the TV or through the Receiver. Read your owner's manual for the RX-V379 (77 pages), NSP-40 Speaker system (6 pages) Apple TV and whatever TV monitor that you buy. We typically sell speaker selectors with Receivers featuring 2nd and 3rd zone outputs but even in those cases we recommend adding an external amplifier to drive the Speaker Selector with Internal Volume Controls like the SSVC2 (we also have an SSVC4 and SSVC6D) or suggest a passive Speaker Selector without internal volume controls and use external volume controls (1 for each pair of speakers) to provide flexibility and protection. You would have had to purchase a 7.1 Receiver to find the feature for ZONE 2. This is the OSD tech support site, not a community forum... Happy reading... TL/42421
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 6, 2017

from Montreal asked:
April 18, 2016
Hi, I need more clarifications on the 4 vs 8 ohms thing. I run Yamaha 8" ceiling speakers inside and Bose 151 outside. The sound on the indoor Yamaha speakers is horrible when loud or when deep base is playing. Is this related to the difference in ohms? Also, my amplifier is a Bose SA3 room extender and it can become hot. I unplugged eveything and opened the speaker selector to change the jumpers (as per one of the question/answer on the knowledge base). I noticed that one of the resistor is melted on top. Is the selector fried?
1 Answer
Hi Danick: When you opened up the SSVC2, what was the pin setting for both Volume Controls? Normally if you had two 8 ohm speakers the setting should be 2X for each Zone, pins 2-3. The problem is you are dealing with BOSE who typically have a nominal impedance of 4 ohm although they claim it is 4-8 ohms compatible. But lets say it is 4 ohms which is equal to 2 eight ohm speakers when we are trying to calculate the impedance setting, so 2X. Add to that your second pair of speakers are Yamaha 8" in-ceiling speakers which are rated at 6 ohm which would equal 1.5, 8 ohm speakers or 1.5X. The Impedance settings for most Impedance matching Volume controls are 1X, 2X 4X and 8X. The same settings you find in the SSVC series of Speaker Selectors we sell. So when you have an number that you calculate is between one of these number you go to the higher number. So if you have 5X, 6X or 7X you go to 8X to be on the safe side. In your case you number would be 3.5X so the setting should be 4X for both Internal Volume Controls. The fact that your BOSE amplifier is running hot tells us that the impedance it is seeing is below its safe operating zone. As the impedance drops the current demand increases dramatically. More current, the more heat is generated. One other thing, it is important to physically turn off the zone on your speaker selector rather than use the Volume control to turn the sound down to in-audible levels. So please let me know the Impedance settings, maybe you can take a picture of the inside of the SSVC2 showing the pin setting and the burned out resistor. Send to my email at Thank you in advance TL/3821
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 19, 2016

from Austin asked:
July 6, 2014
I have an Onkyo TX-8020 stereo receiver (50 wpc, 2 channels driven,) with speaker A/B switching. If running A or B speakers, impedance is 4 - 16 ohms/speaker. If running both A and B speakers, impedance is 8 to 16 ohms/speaker. For my A speakers, I am running a pair of Orb Auido Mod2X speakers in my living room, which Orb says are 4 ohms nominal, but also "compatible with all popular receivers & amps rated at 6-8 ohms." For my B speakers, I need to run 2 pairs of Boston Acoustics Voyager 2 outdoor speakers on my back deck, which are 8 ohms/speaker. I'll often want to run the system in A + B mode (i.e., running both the A speakers and the B speakers at the same time). When running in this mode, the B speakers -- the outdoor speakers -- need to be at a higher volume than the A speakers to fill the outdoor space and compete with the outdoor noise, etc., so I cannot control both the A and the B speakers with the Onkyo's volume control (i.e., it'll either be too loud in the living room or too quiet on the back deck). Is the SSVC2 the solution I need? Do I need to run both the A speakers and the B speakers through the speaker selector? If so, will the SSVC4 do the trick? Many thanks!
1 Answer
Hi Bryan, The SSVC2 would work, but I just don't know if it's safe to run off that receiver of yours. Typically you want a receiver that is going to be able to handle down to 2-4ohm loads or else it could end up damaging your receiver. I would talk to Onkyo if I were you, and let them know what you're planning to do. See if they think it's safe to run a 2-zone selector off one of those zones.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 9, 2014

Jason Ambrose
from Oakland, CA asked:
June 5, 2014
Hi, do the internal jumpers come pre-set for 8ohm speakers or do I need to adjust them? Saw another question that suggested this..but can't find any reference to jumpers in the product manual. Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Jason, Yes - everything is set for 8ohm pairs where typically each speaker of the pair is 16ohms and combined give an 8ohm load. You don't need to change anything on the selector. Thanks! BM 2734
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 10, 2014

from Rriverside, CA asked:
January 10, 2014
I have a Yamaha HTR-5940 receiver, I want to use this to power 5 different zones in my house 4 zones inside with 2 rectangular in ceiling speakers in each with volume controls, the out side speakers are Omni in ground (green), I would also like to use the Apple air play for iphone/ipod use, I need a speaker selector, or new receiver also?
1 Answer
Hi Dale, With the SSVC2, you will not need volume controls at each zone as the SSVC2 has volume control with it. I recommend going with the SSVC4 as this has 4 different zones. However, you will definitely need an external amp to power a load like this. Your receiver won't be able to handle that many speakers off one zone, so I recommend running something like our AMP200 to the SSVC4 and onto your speakers. Let us know if you have further questions. Thanks CS 2434
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 7, 2014

from Gallatin, Tennessee asked:
January 14, 2013
I have a Outlaw RR2150 Stereo receiver that is 100W/Chanel. I have 2 pair of speakers connected to this unit. One pair on (A) and a pair on (B). The pair I have on (A) are JBL-L65 and the pair on (B) are small Bose 301's. Both pairs of speakers are in the same room but I would like to be able to adjust these independently of each other. The reason is, when I have both pair of speakers (A&B) playing at the same time, I can not increase the volume like I would desire to get the bass effect from my larger JBL-L65's without the Bose 301's being to loud. Will your SSVC2 take care of this? I suppose the Remote will no longer function for volume once the SSVC2 is connected. Is that correct?
1 Answer
Hi Roger, For your application, we actually recommend the SSVC1 connected to the BOSE 301s, which appear to be more efficient or are 4 ohm. In both cases, it will play louder. Let the JBL-L65 go direct to the Outlaw amplifier. The SSVC1 will cause a bit of drop in volume by just being in-line. Then you can attenuate the volume lower as you desire. The volume can still be controlled by the SONOS or receiver whichever way you have it configured. The SONOS and receiver actually handle the gain; the speaker selector is a passive device which only cuts the gain. This will be the perfect solution for your application. TL/MA - 1539
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 15, 2013

from NJ asked:
December 5, 2012
Hi I brought a Yamaha 2020 receiver 9.2 double zone. I am setting 7.1 speaker in my basement and from second zone 2 speaker at swimming pool and 2 speaker at deck. The consultant suggested me Russound SDB 2.1 to split the 4 speaker out side from second zone. Somehow I want to buy SSVC 2 from this website as this is much better price. Will this work exactly as Russound sdb 2.1. pl advise.
1 Answer
HI Sash, Our SSVC2 dual source speaker selector has all the same features as the unit you listed. It features dual source so you can play source A on zone 1 while playing source B on zone 2. It also has dedicated on/off switch per zone. You can also adjust the impedance setting in case you want to drive more than a pair of speakers per zone. Plus, the SSVC2 is a great value. TL/MA 1443
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 10, 2012

from asked:
November 30, 2012
I have a yamaha htr-4065 that is 5.1 not dual zone or A/B speaker selection. can i use this device to connect just the front left and right speakers from the receiver to the input of this device then output to my main speakers left and right as well as a pair of outdoor speakers left and right? thank youl
1 Answer
Hi Jay, You can use the SSVC2 volume control to connect both the right and left speaker of your main or front stage speakers of the 5.1 system as well as the pair of speakers for the outdoors. Connect the output from the Yamaha main speakers labeled Front L and R to the Source A Input of the SSVC2. Then connect the actual front speakers from the Zone 1 Output of the SSVC2 and connect the outdoor speakers to the Zone 2 Output. When listening to 2-channel stereo on your A/V receiver, you will be able to listen to the main speakers and outdoor speakers play at the same time. Your limitation will be when you are playing a movie through the 5.1 system. You will not be able to hear a separate source for the outdoors unless you add an external amplifier (like our AMP120) that connects to Source B. You can connect an iPod, iPhone or iPad to the AMP120 using an adapter cable (3.5mm to dual RCA) connected to the headphone output of the iPod. This would allow you to play Source B for outdoors while the front speakers play Source A (the surround sound.) You can start with the SSVC2 and add the external amplifier later. TL/MA # 1431
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 30, 2012

from fort myers fl asked:
November 28, 2012
I have what I think is a fairly simple question but I am unsure about it. I have a 5.1 yamaha receiver (no A/B speaker setup) and want to hook up a couple of outside speakers on my lanai. Can i use this box to input the two left and right front speaker wires from the receiver to the A side and output to the 5.1 setup and two outdoor speakers? thank you.
1 Answer
Hi Jay, What model Yamaha receiver are you using? Knowing this will help us better answer your question. Some of the 7.1 receivers allow you to designate channels 6 and 7 for a second zone. The basic 5.1 receiver may be limited so I would like to look at the owner’s manual before trying to sell you something you can not use. TL/MA 1424
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 28, 2012

Ron Cluett
from Halifax asked:
August 3, 2012
Just purchased this not knowing about the 8 ohm requirement. Will this system work on an outside deck setup with Bose 151 / 4 ohm at one end, 35 ft. away Yamaha NSW 6 ohm powered by an old Kenwood amp. Tks Ron
1 Answer
Hi Ron: The SSVC2 should work fine. You may want to open the cover up and check what the settings of the internal jumpers are for each Volume Control. I believe there are four settings, 1x, 2x, 4x and 8x. You may want to set it at 4x because you have to treat a 4 ohm pair of speakers (like the BOSE 151) as (2) 8 ohm speakers. Add to that you are also using a pair of 6 ohm Yamaha speakers that you would treat as 4 ohm as well or (2) 8 ohm speakers. Technically the pair of BOSE speakers would be considered 2 pair and adding the pair of Yamaha (considered 3 pairs) would call for a 4x setting just like 5 Pairs would jump up to 8x. The only other variable is how good is your old Kenwood Receiver. Check your owners manual to see if it can play a 4 ohm load. Typically most of the Japanese base Receivers wanted no part of anything less than 8 ohm unless it was truly a High Current model with a 2 ohm load specification. If so you can get away with a 2x setting but the 4x would still be your safest bet. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 8, 2012

from St. Louis asked:
June 29, 2012
Can you educate me on the difference between impedance matching and impedance magnification? J
1 Answer
Hi Bill, Impedance Magnification is a marketing term used by another company. It describes a technology that was introduced years ago when Impedance-matching volume controls were evolving into what they are today. You can be assured that all our Impedance-matching volume controls feature the latest and greatest technology available. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 2, 2012

from Texas asked:
June 20, 2012
My reciever is currently running my surround sound plus a pair of patio speaker. I am looking to add another pair of out side speaker with the ability to turn the patio speaker down with the new pair remaining loud. Will this product work for that? I noticed on the back it has 4 inputs and four speaker outputs. I will be using only 2 of those inputs will it still control all outputs for 2 pair of speakers like i want? If not is there another product you would recommend?
1 Answer
Hi Bobby, The SSVC2 is a perfect addition to your application. It will allow you to add a second pair to Zone two output (channel 6 & 7) of your Audio Video Receiver. Not only does it allow you to control the volume of each pair but controls the Impedance matching of the two pairs to the single output of the Receiver. The SSVC2 also features an optional second source input and individual A & B switch for each pair. It works even if you only connect one of the sources.Good Luck. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 21, 2012

from DC asked:
March 28, 2012
I have a dual zone receiver/amp that I would like to use with this device. I plan on splitting the 2nd zone signal from my amp and sending it to 2 outdoor speaker pairs using this device. One pair will be on a run about 70 ft away. My questions are 1) should this device work and will I have enough power to power both sets of speakers simultaneously. 2). Will the impedance circuitry in this device help protect my amp.? 3). Will performance or volume be impacted by the 70 ft run of speaker wire, or when running both sets of speakers at the same time? Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Chris, The SSVC2 would enable you to do that and protect the receiver. The distance should not be a problem with standard 16 gauge, but if you are concerned you could run a 14 gauge. CL/MA 631
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 28, 2012

from bosotn asked:
February 4, 2012
i have two questions about this. What if i am using one pair of 8 ohm and 1 paird of 4 ohm speakers. Also is i amd coming out of a mixer and want to go to the speaker selector than two amps will the selector work for that.
1 Answer
Hi Lou: You should not have problem driving one pair of 8 ohm speakers and one pair of 4 ohm speakers. The 4 ohm speakers will play a little louder when volume controls are set to wide open. Regarding your second point this speaker selector is speaker level input connected after the Amplifer/Recievers. It features dual input (A or B) selectable per zone. The amplifiers would be between the mixer and speaker selector. I hope that answers your question. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 6, 2012

from Indiana asked:
January 5, 2012
I am setting up a whole home speaker system for a day spa, they want all of the rooms to project the same music. Picture relaxing environment. :) Will this work for a 5 room home, with at least 5 different speakers? Probably more along the line of 8 speakers.
1 Answer
Hi Scott, To best answer your question we would need a little more information. How many rooms total including reception and possible office? Do you want to control the volume of each room from a central location (reception or office) or feature volume controls in each room? You can pick a speaker selector with up to 6 volume controls or use a speaker selector without internal volume controls. How big are the rooms? You can choose between ceiling speakers, either a single 8" dual voice coil like our OSD ICE840TT or a pair of speakers like our ICE640. Both of these would work for basic background music. Another choice would be our Patio Indoor/Outdoor on-wall speakers. What will your source be? We would recommend using our AMP200 with Automatic Source switching (select between two sources) and using a computer as your media source; there are a number of options for streaming content or using the iTunes or Window media libraries. Another system option would be to go with a 70 Volt system and utilize PA190 commercial Amp/Preamp, which features a microphone/paging system over background music. In this case we have many options for 70V speakers as well. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss further. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 5, 2012

from miami, fl asked:
December 29, 2011
I'm looking towards the purchase of this item but I have a question: my home receiver has a second zone option and this is gonna be the output to the speaker selector. My concern is that my receiver outputs 90 w per channel and I'm don't know If this speaker selector will be damage the receiver(because of the 300w).
1 Answer
Javier, Our SSVC2 is a passive device, it distributes the power it receives so it wouldnt damage the receiver. Its maximum operating range is up to 300 watts so your 90 watts will work fine. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 29, 2011

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