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
I like the several Niles switchers that I own however they only have a finite life. After about 5 years one the channels goes out
Anonymous, Naperville, IL
What's in the Box:
- Speaker selector with volume control
- 72 Stick-on room labels
- Installation & Operation Guide
- Warranty and Registration Card
Niles SSVC-6 Reviews
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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.
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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Why did you buy this?
Works well to connect my existing speakers throughout the house to my Sonos Amp [ John Jul 21, 2018 ]
I had 2 before and it worked for about 8 years and now its partly working. [ Hal Apr 04, 2018 ]
Design department advice [ john Dec 02, 2017 ]
it fit the bill [ Alan Sep 22, 2017 ]
Replacement for older niles speaker selector that lasted 32 years. [ Walter Aug 20, 2017 ]
Build quality seemed to be great in customer reviews here and at other retailers' websites. Aesthetics are great, not flashy, not covered with lights and decals. I prefer electronics to be toned-down. [ Aaron Jul 01, 2017 ]
2 questions already asked
I don't think we have a single device that will work for the 4 zone control like you seek. I recommend calling us on 1-800-324-9695 to speak with an advisor to see if we any combination of our gear will need your needs. We look forward to hearing from you soon! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Aug 01, 2016 ] Staff
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 Apr 16, 2014 ] Staff