6-pair speaker selector with volume control
Our take on the Niles SSVC-6 by Crutchfield's Barry Montgomery
If you're installing speakers throughout your home, you'll get the most out of your system if you can control each pair of speakers independently. Niles Audio's SSVC-6 gives you 12-step volume control plus on/off switching for up to 6 pairs of speakers. It also offers impedance-magnifying circuitry to keep your amp or receiver running safely, even when driving all 6 pairs!Details:
- 12-step volume control
- selectable impedance magnification for safe operation with any amplifier
- handles up to 100 watts per channel
- includes room/speaker labels
- accepts up to 14-gauge speaker wire
- rugged all-metal chassis
- 17"W x 2-1/16"H x 9-1/4"D
- warranty: 10 years
Had some trouble getting it up and running (just one pair of speakers for some unknown reason) but all good now.
TomA, New York
What's in the Box:
- Speaker selector with volume control
- 72 Stick-on room labels
- Installation & Operation Guide
- Warranty and Registration Card
Construction: The chassis is durable black metal with padded feet.
Speaker Switches: Each set of speaker outputs has an on/off switch so any combination of connected speakers can be played at any given time.
Removable Speaker Terminals: There are six removable speaker output terminal blocks and one removable speaker input terminal block. The blocks are removable, making it easier to wire the SSVC-6 into your system, and the blocks accept 14 to 22 gauge wire.
Protection Circuitry: The left and right channel ground returns are isolated to make the unit compatible with all types of amplifiers. The impedance magnification switch on the rear of the unit offers settings for up to six pair of speakers so the impedance load presented to the amplifier remains constant.
Volume Controls: The volume controls use autoformers instead of L-pads to minimize power loss and heat production. Each volume control uses a 12 position rotary knob with "pop-free" switching and 54dB total attenuation.Labels: Included are 72 pre printed label stickers for easy identification of the front panel controls.
- Frequency Response: 20-20kHz +/-1.2 dB
- Power Handling: 100 watts per channel RMS at 8 ohms
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