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Wired Home SS4 Speaker Selector Impedance Matching 1 In 4 Out
Can I damage my receiver by running too many pairs of speakers at once? I am thinking of using the SS4 with an older 45wpc receiver to switch between remote speakers. If I accidentally run 3 or 4 pairs at once can it damage the receiver?
This is designed to match the impedance and maintain a safe 8 ohm load assuming 8 ohm speakers are hooked up to it.
Date published: 2014-02-06
Is the SS4 Selector Reversable, i.e. Use As Amplifier Selector?
I want to share a single powered subwoofer between two audio systems. In this configuration I would attach Amp 1 speaker out to SS4 Output 1 and Amp 2 speaker out to SS4 Output 2. Subwoofer attach to SS4 Input. Route desired amp to subwoofer by selecting 1 or 2 on SS4.Depending on the electronics (e.g. only switches and resistors) the SS4 may handle the signal in reverse. Can anyone speak to the SS4 electronics? Or has anyone tried this already with the SS4?I understand the risks of driving two amps into the SW at once.
Unfortunately no, this is only functional in one direction.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Can this be used to turn on zone 1, then turn off zone 1 and turn on zone 2?
I have 2 pairs of 4 ohm speakers, and my little bookshelf unit can't handle that I don't think - at least both at the same time - one at a time, it can. Sets of speakers to be placed in nearby areas and not used together, at one time. Receiver is rated 40w/ch and came with one set of the 4 ohm speakers. Would anything be different if I replaced one set of 4 ohm speakers with 6-8 ohm speakers instead?
The best thing to do is get a bigger amp/receiver these days amps put out 100 watts p/ch is standard. 40watts is not going to cut it, also when you have 4 speakers that are all low in ohms, some amps/rec don't like all that low ohm loads, so looking for a bigger amp is better you could do damage to the amp if you keep using it in this way...PE has a wide range of amps/receivers...
Date published: 2012-09-06
So this lists "140 watts/channel impedance protection on". Is this output on each channel? So this is capable of distributing power to 4 pairs of speakers at 140 watts/channel? (assuming the amp is stable at low ohm loads and is capable of at least 600 watt/ch)
Depending on the impedance protection setting, it looks like either 70W or 140W per channel channel (NOT per speaker) . Driving 4 pair of identical speakers simultaneously, that works out to 35W per speaker, minus a little circuit loss, w/ protection on.
Date published: 2012-05-02
Adds power or just a splitter?
is this just a box containing a splitter to just distribute the power from the original amplifier, or does this amplify the signal more?
It's just a splitter - it does not amplify the signal more.
Date published: 2012-02-16
My Unit smells???
Is this because it's new or the Specs are wrong?"Power: 70 watts/channel impedance protection off, 140 watts/channel impedance protection on"...Shouldn't that be the othjer way around? I'm running one Marantz THX SMU-80U (140RMS per channel and that electronic smell devolopes after a while with the Protection circuit on so I turn it off. Please inform before I blow something up!
All new electronic equipment "outgasses" or has a slight electroniic odor to it which "burns off" with time. Some of it is due to the flux and transformer laquer used on the windings. If it smokes or smells funky, consider this equipment is sometimes shipped in containers over seas and sometimes is left for weeks in port before being shipped to retailers or consumers.The plastic parts, cases and knobs may outgas solvents used in the plastic molding process. This is what causes the film to form on new car windows after a few days in the sun; that new car smell is solvents leaching from plastic, fabric, and carpet materials.
Date published: 2014-07-21
why the fith output
I see the four zones on the back of the unit, why is there a pass through fifth zone underneath the inputs? Is that where the "A" speaker output is to go, then you have an additional four zones for a total of five? Or is it four zones total? The instructions don't tell.Thanks
The input and output (marked) connectors are a "pass thru" or "loop" so you can run this thru your original set of speakers. It is not assignable/switchable. You also have 4 other outputs with selector switches for up to 4 more sets of speakers. I hope this helps.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Comparison to Dayton Audio brand.
In terms of specs and features, what is the difference between the SS4 and the TS-4?SS4:http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-970TS-4:http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-606Thanks!
The difference is the location of the impedance protection switch. On the Dayton model, the switch is located on the underside of the chassis, to avoid any accidental de-activation of the protection circuitry. On the SS4, this switch is located on the front panel with the selector switches.
Date published: 2011-07-05
How does with work with a 5.1 receiver?
Should the input to the SS4 only come from the front main speaker pair from the receiver? Instead, would it be just as effective to wire from the rear surround speaker terminal pair on the receiver to the SS4? Is there an impedance problem if I connect the front main speaker out terminals on the receiver directly to the front main speakers, and connect the rear surround speaker terminal pair on the receiver to the SS4, and from the SSR, connect two pairs of rear surround speakers?
The SS4 is primarily designed to be used to distribute stereo sound to different zones (up to four). We generally recommend that the input of the SS4 be connected to the front left and right speakers of a surround sound receiver (unless the rear channels are reconfigurable as a Zone 2 output).Additionally, it is recommended that the main speakers be connected to one of the outputs of the SS4 for maximum impedance protection.
Date published: 2014-07-28