Category Archives: Speaker Selector Questions

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  There are generally two types of speaker selectors: resistor based and autoformer based. On one hand, resistor-based speaker selectors are generally lower in cost than their Autoformer counterpart. Resistor-based speaker selectors cost manufacturers less to build, and work quite efficiently and acceptably for background music applications. On the other hand, autoformer based speaker selectors […]

    To match impedance means to take a group of speakers (usually more than three pairs) and forcing the combined impedance of the speakers to maintain an even 8 ohm level (or another number if required). Impedance means ‘the  resistance of an electric circuit or component to alternating current, arising from the combined effects […]

  Typically, in a home situation we suggest a speaker selector with standard volume controls. That’s because you can turn off areas that you wouldn’t normally use. Those areas truly get taken out of the circuit and in doing so; the other areas get more power and better sound. In an application that you would […]

  Tom,   Usually, we recommend using a separate receiver for your Theater room and the whole house system. This way, you can watch TV or a DVD and the rest of the house can be listening to something else and vice versa.   You can hook everything up to the same receiver as long […]

  Kevin, The speaker selector is what you need. It sounds like just a 4 pair selector will do. Something like this should be fine. It’s not too much of a load for most all receivers. The only thing to look for is to make sure your amplifier/receiver will operate with an 8 ohm load. […]

  Jim, To say the least…yes you`ll be pleased with the sound from those JAC6A’s, especially comparing them to the Radio Shack stuff. A speaker selector will take care of the impedance matching in your system. You`ll need just standard volume controls. The Monster selector is fine and these volume controls would work fine: http://www.inwallstore.com/altx2d.html […]

  Johnnie, You’re right about the best method. The speaker selector with non impedance matching volume controls is the way to go. As for the amp/receiver, those brands are fine with most systems. Other favorites of ours are Yamaha and Onkyo.     > Name : > Johnnie quan > > Message : > Hi.. […]

  Ron, Generally not. Most all use floating ground type connections inside. And many receivers use series wiring when using A+B selectors. That doesn`t work together. Sorry, but the selector you choose should have enough capacity to accommodate the number of pairs of speakers you have.     > Name : > ron > > […]

  Allan, You can use a simple Y-adapter or go as far as using an optical cable to one receiver and a coax digital cable to the other (if you have that combination of outputs from the CD/DVD and inputs on your receivers).     > Name : > Allan > > Message : > […]

  Candice, You can look at these options here for the finish. This one is a pass thru port with no really “connections.” Then this one is a theater wall plate. Both are all under this main category for speaker wall plates.     > Name : > Candice Rae > > Message : > […]