|OEM SYSTEMS offers several different types of speaker selectors. Speaker selectors can be used as a distribution point when multiple speakers are connected to an amplifier. This can reduce wiring clutter and offer a cleaner and more reliable installation. They are also useful for isolating areas of distributed sound. This can permit private listening and prevent disruption to offices or guest and children’s rooms. Beyond these benefits, speaker selectors also help to protect the amplifier from damage by reducing or balancing the load. When it comes to choosing the right speaker selector for your system, feel free to call us with your questions.
The SW-4SPKR is designed to allow up to 4 pairs (SW-8SPKR allows up to 8 pairs) of 8 ohm speakers to be connected to a stereo amplifier or receiver without damaging the amplifier. These devices also function as “Switching Stations” to control all the speakers in a multi-room system from a central location.
Switch 4 pairs of speakers, play any
combination including all 4 pairs
simultaneously. (Unit should be used in conjunction with impedance matching volume controls.)
The buttons are used to turn the individual pairs of speakers ON & OFF. To maintain individual volume control over each pair of speakers, heavy duty “Autoformer” type volume controls should be used (1 for each pair of speakers). These volume controls must be located, in-line, between the SW-4SPKR or SW-8SPKR and each speaker pair.
Wiring from the amplifier to the SW-4SPKR and SW-8SPKR should be a minimum of 18 gauge. If wire is to be run through walls, it should be “CL” rated. For runs over 100 feet 14 gauge wire may be used.