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Wired Home SS4 Speaker Selector Impedance Matching 1 In 4 Out

Brand:| Model: SS4
Overview
The SS4 is a low-profile speaker selector that allows you to distribute a stereo speaker-level (amplified) signal to multiple listening zones. These speaker selectors feature a manually activated impedance protection circuit.
Highlights
  • Manual impedance matching protection circuit
  • Accommodates up to 14 AWG speaker wire
  • Loop-through output from the source amplifier
  • Select any one or all of your connected speakers
Part # 
300-970
Weight: 2.44 lbs.  
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Wired Home SS4 Speaker Selector Impedance Matching 1 In 4 Out

The SS4 is a low-profile speaker selector that allows you to distribute a stereo speaker-level (amplified) signal to multiple listening zones. These speaker selectors feature a manually activated impedance protection circuit. The protection switch can be turned ON to prevent the impedance to your amplifier from dropping below 5 ohms, regardless of the number and impedance ratings of your speakers. The protection switch can be turned OFF when used as part of a system incorporating impedance matching volume controls, allowing you to get the most out of your amplifier.

The terminals on the rear of the speaker selector will accommodate up to 14 gauge cable; sufficient for cable runs exceeding 100 feet. For shorter distances, 16 ~ 18 gauge cable will suffice. For in-wall installations, we recommend using CL-2 or CL-3 rated cable for compliance with local building codes. If unsure, contact you local building inspector. When connecting a speaker and amplifier, it is important to maintain polarity; positive (+/red) to positive and negative (-/black) to negative. Be careful to maintain correct polarity between the amplifier, the speaker selector, the volume controls and the speakers. Power: 70 watts/channel impedance protection off, 140 watts/channel impedance protection on. Dimensions: 8-1/2" W x 2-1/8" H (with feet) x 5" D (including wire terminals and push buttons).



Product Specifications
  • Inputs (Source)Single (1 Pair)
  • Speaker Outputs4 Pair
  • Volume ControlNo
Wired Home SS4 Speaker Selector Impedance Matching 1 In 4 Out
  • BrandWired Home
  • ModelSS4
  • Part Number300-970
  • UPC844632080241
  • Product CategorySpeaker Selector Switches
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (20 Reviews)
  • Weight2.44 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Wired Home SS4 Speaker Selector Impedance Matching 1 In 4 Out
Wired Home SS4 Speaker Selector Impedance Matching 1 In 4 Out is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Descent ProductIf you are looking for variability in how your system sounds and want to be able to turn on/off speakers in select loctaions theis speaker switcher is going to be a pretty good fit.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome little device!This is my second purchase of this exact device. The first one works flawlessly and is still in use in my garage. I needed the same thing inside for a stereo that didn't have three zones. It instantly adds an extra zone to wherever you need it. It doesn't harm the speakers because of the optional protection built in it. You can't go wrong. I highly recommend it. Works great and priced right.
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install, works greatI bought a month ago to switch between studio monitors. This a great option to add a second set of speakers without buying another amp. So far, it works great. All metal construction. Very solid build.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I neededI bought this to allow 2 different sets of speakers to be driven from 1 receiver/amp without the fear of damaging the amp. It works perfectly. Thanks P/E for having specialty parts that I need at a very reasonable price.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectlyVery well sturdy and well made. Very fast shipping as always.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small Speaker SelectorCurrently I am using this in an outside weather box for 3 pairs of speakers. I purchased a new amp/speakers and wanted the option of being able to control the load /ohms on the amp and also turn off any pair for quieter nighttime listening. The load on my amp was lower when not using the constant load switch so I have that off. The selector unit is heavy and robust and does get a little warm but hopefully will continue for years to come. Would I purchase it again if needed. Yes
Date published: 2014-11-10
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Wired Home SS4 Speaker Selector Impedance Matching 1 In 4 Out

I am installing Bose amplifier and 4 speakers, (2 in each room). I understand the input (I take this is for the output from the amplifier) I see the speaker selectors. What is the output for. I need installation instructions

Asked by: Pete 67
The output on these selectors is a pass-through of the input. This is used in case you want to have a pair of speakers wired to the main output of the amplifier and not have a mess of cables. You can see the manual for the selector below.www.parts-express.com/pedocs/manuals/wired-home-speaker-selectors-ss4-ss6-ss8-manual.pdf
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-19

is the impedance protection on when the button is pushed in?

Asked by: Tim92
Yes, Press the button in for the Impedance protection.
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2014-12-16

Would it be safe to also use remote volume control with this?

Asked by: audiodork
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-05

What are the dimensions of this unit?

Asked by: Oneshot
Dimensions: 8-1/2" W x 2-1/8" H (with feet) x 5" D (including wire terminals and push buttons).
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-28

can any one tell me how to safely hook up my SS4 speaker selector Wired home or Dayton they have an input output and 4 channels i may be nuts but why should  there be an  output along  with the 4 output channel ?? thanks  for your help

Asked by: lacguy
The output is simply a pass-through connection since the SS4 occupies the outputs from your receiver for the connections. The other four outputs are the switched outputs that have selectable impedance matching option.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-24

So would there be any problem running two pair of small ADS L200C speakers through this switch? Amp is 115 WPC Denon PMA-1315R.  Can I run them off the B speaker output of the amp and still keep my AR-3a's running off the A output? 

Asked by: JBaudiophile
Usually when a receiver has A and B outputs and both are used, the impedance is combined for both. The receiver will have to safely handle a 4 ohm load in order for it to be connected this way.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-10
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