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Niles SS-6

6-pair speaker selector

Item # 190SS6

Selectable impedance-magnifying circuitry lets you drive up to six pairs of speakers at once.

Selectable impedance-magnifying circuitry lets you drive up to six pairs of speakers at once.

Item # 190SS6

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About the Niles SS-6

Expand your speaker system

The Niles SS-6 lets you send music from a single amplifier or receiver to up to six pairs of speakers throughout your home. Push-button controls let you turn each pair of speakers on and off independently. Selectable impedance-magnifying circuitry prevents damage to your receiver or amp, letting it safely drive all six pairs at once.

Product highlights:

  • handles up to 100 watts per channel
  • selectable impedance magnification safeguards your system
  • requires an amplifier or receiver capable of driving a 4-ohm load
  • accepts speaker wires up to 14 gauge or pin connectors
  • includes room/speaker labels
  • rugged all-metal chassis
  • 11-1/2"W x 2-1/16"H x 6-1/2"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # FG01040

What's in the box:

  • Speaker selector
  • Sheet of self-adhesive Room/Zone Labels
  • Installation and Operation Guide
  • Warranty and Registration card

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The Niles SS-6 replaces these items:

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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.

Protection Switch: The impedance protection switch on the front of the unit safeguards the receiver or amplifier even when all pairs of speakers playing.

Note: You will need to activate the Protection switch whenever the overall system impedance might fall below 4 ohms. It is recommended to verify that the receiver or amplifier is capable of driving a 4-ohm load.

Removable Speaker Terminals: There are six removable speaker output terminal blocks and one removable speaker input terminal block, each of which can accept 14 to 22-gauge wire (16-gauge recommended). This makes it easier to wire the speaker selector into your system.

Labels: Included are 72 pre-printed and 6 blank label stickers for easy identification of the front panel controls.



  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/- 0dB (flat)
  • Power Handling: 100 watts per channel RMS at 8 ohms

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6 questions already asked

best amplifier to attach Niles SPS-6 to MacBook pro?
[ sara  Feb 10, 2021 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Feb 25, 2021 ]  Staff
I blew out my Denon Component/Integrated Stereo Amplifier by running 6 sets of speakers with NO Speaker Selector for 20 years. Can you recommend the best Integrated Stereo Amplifier that works with Niles and my Bose System?
[ David  Oct 19, 2020 ]
1 answer
Hi David, for in depth information and product advice/recommendations for your multi-zone audio system, please submit the info on your current products, along with any other information such as preferred controls, and preferred audio sources, to our AV Design department. An Advisor from that department will supply you with detailed information, as well as a pre-filled shopping cart.
[ Jess  Nov 03, 2020 ]  Staff
Will this work with a Yamaha RX-A2020 receiver? Any issues running 5 sets of speakers at the same time? Thanks
[ Vincent. F  Oct 10, 2020 ]
1 answer
Should be fine I am running 4 sets on an old Yamaha as a 2nd amp to run speakers throughout my house.
[ WILLAIM  Oct 20, 2020 ]
Is there a matching wall mount audio control? Looking for one wall mount with option to control 6 pairs of speakers.
[ Theresa  Dec 11, 2016 ]
1 answer
Sure, You can use Impedance Magnifying in-wall volume controls (up to 8) with a distribution block to safely connect multiple speaker pairs to 2 channels of amplification without having to use the speaker selector: & Keep in mind; this will not leave you with much wattage per speaker so, it is only recommended for background music and lower listening levels. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact the Crutchfield A/V Design Group: I hope that helps. My Bio:
[ Ryan  Dec 16, 2016 ]  Staff
I have an older amplifier. I want to purchase two of the HPS-6's and run 12 sets of speakers throughout my house and outside. Is this possible?
[ Richard  Oct 28, 2015 ]
3 answers
The Niles HSP-6 is a good choice. I am not sure whether they can be daisy chained and if they can, they will only service 11 speakers. If your amplifier has two speaker outputs, each one can service one HPS-6 and therefore 12 speakers. If you are going to run your wires in the walls, you will need to get wire that meets code as suggested by Crutchfield. at least 16 gage wire is suggested. I would also recommend getting the Niles volume controls for each room as each room will have different volume requirements. The last factor that you need to take into account is how much resistance your old amplifier can handle because too much speaker resistance can cause the amplifier to die. If you only plan to run one or two speakers at a time this should not be a problem. You can ask the engineers at Crutchfield to see if they know how much your amplifier can handle. I hope that this helps.
[ Edward  Oct 28, 2015 ]
I have 6 sets of speakers, 5 inside and 1 outside and all works great. I guess as long as the amp can power all twelve speakers, for sure the two selectors will work just fine.
[ Bob  Oct 28, 2015 ]
Yes I have done this with older receiver it works just don't play it to loud it blew my channels out of the reciever
[ DANIEL  Oct 28, 2015 ]

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