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Niles ABA-1D

In-wall speaker or amplifier selector (White)

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The Niles ABA-1D in-wall "A-B" selector comes in handy for two different types of custom audio installations. Use it to safely switch between two different powered audio systems you connect to one pair of in-wall speakers. Or, send music from a single audio system to one of two pairs of connected speakers. Hum along to your favorite music in the kitchen while you cook, then switch to your patio speakers while you enjoy an outdoor meal.

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Highlights:

  • in-wall speaker or amplifier selector
  • handles up to 350 watts per channel
  • accepts up to 14 gauge speaker wire
  • single-gang J-box required for installation (not included)
  • 2-3/4"W x 4-1/2"H x 2-7/8"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • White wall-mount speaker/amplifier selector
  • White Decora faceplate
  • Two 1/4" slotted screws (White painted heads)
  • Two 1-3/16" flathead Phillips screws
  • Installation Guide

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Features

Overview: The Niles Audio ABA-1D is a push-button switcher that allows you to select between two different amplifiers or receivers to play through a single pair of speakers. You can also configure it to allow you to select between two pairs of speakers from a single amplifier or receiver. The switcher is designed to be wall-mounted in a 1-gang P-Ring or J-Box at least 2-1/2" deep.

Operation: The switcher has a spring-loaded, 2-position push-button. Press once and the button locks in the "in" position. Press again and the button pops out to the "out" position.

Contacts: The switcher has self-cleaning, silver-plated contacts, ensuring many years of trouble-free operation. They are 100% electrical and acoustical tested for frequency response, distortion, and power handling.

Power Handling: The ABA-1D can handle up to 350 watts per channel.

Connectors: The ABA-1D has three pairs of speaker connectors labeled "A", "Common", and "B". The connectors can accommodate up to 14-gauge wire. The connectors are tightened with a standard 1/8" slotted screwdriver.

Decora Style: The switcher is constructed with a Decora-style faceplate and insert. The button and insert are removable for quick and easy color change.

Tools Needed: The following tools are needed for installation:

  • 1/8" standard slotted screwdriver
  • 1/4" standard slotted screwdriver
  • Wire stripper
 
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5 out of 5

Niles Quality

Written By Rox, Land O Lakes,Fl on Sunday, June 22, 2014
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Can't beat Niles quality. This is the second Niles ABA-1D switch that I've installed. Does a perfect job of switching between two sets of speakers.
Pros:
Installs easily, with simple connections.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Source selector switch

Written By GeneS, NJ on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Works great to select between two sources, one in the room with the speakers and the main one in the liv. rm. I used wire ferrels on the wires and inserted them into the connection terminals.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Niles ABA-1D

Written By DatonD, Houston, TX on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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The speaker switch was easy to install but I needed to use a a low-voltage wall plate to avoid an electrical box, since this was installed in an old wall in my kitchen. A well made switch with screws to tighten down on the wires.
Pros:
attractive wall switch; wire connectors seem superior quality.
Cons:
somewhat expensive
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5 out of 5

Niles ABA-1D

Written By Anon, Stl,MO on Sunday, November 10, 2013
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Great product. I have 3 of them in use and have had no problems with them at all. My use for them is different than then intended function but works perfectly for what I needed. I use them as an On/Off switch for the speakers in remote locations in the house. I can turn the stereo on and control my music by WiFi through my iPhone. By pressing the button on this wall switch I am able to have music in the garage or the other side of the house without going to the remotely located speaker selector. Another bonus is I don't have to worry about a pair of speakers blasting music that I don't know are on since I can simply turn the switch off when I leave the space and stop the flow of music.
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Highly recommend

Written By Mike56, Portage, PA on Saturday, September 07, 2013
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Great product very easy to use. It's self explanatory and works great. Used it to go from two sources to two zones of speakers(basically a pair, as it says in the description). Plenty of room inside the receptical box for your wiring. Just make sure you have a small enough flathead screwdriver to tighten the screws down on the speaker wire. And it doesn't seem to take any sound quality/clarity away. Buy it!
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Great Solution

Written By JimmyG, STL on Monday, August 05, 2013
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Perfect fix for my needs. I wanted to use 1 set of speakers as both rear surrounds for a home theater setup and as an additional set of speakers for when I'm running music throughout the house from another amp. This worked perfectly.
Pros:
Easy setup, attractive, screw down terminals.
Cons:
None.
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