2-Channel A/B Speaker Selector w/ Volume Control
    Product # 8231
    2-Channel A/B Speaker Selector w/ Volume Control
    Product # 8231
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    2-Channel A/B Speaker Selector w/ Volume Control

    Spread Your Music Everywhere.
    One of the most popular trends in Home Audio is whole house audio distribution.  Unfortunately, true multi-zone distribution systems are normally built into only the higher end receivers or require an expensive audio distribution network.  Monoprice brings everything within reach of the average homeowner by offering a wide selection of Home Audio Distribution accessories.
    A Key element of any home audio distribution system is a speaker selector.  The speaker selector allows you to distribute your source signals to several sets of speakers distributed throughout your home.  Additionally, a good speaker selector like our 2-channel A/B selector listed here, will allow you to have different source audio sent to different rooms so that someone in one room can be listening to something different in another room.  Most importantly, a speaker selector provides impedance matching, which ensures that the additional speakers do not overload or damage your amps.
    The Monoprice MSV-2 is a dual source 2 zone speaker selector with built in independent volume controls for each source.  This device can handle up to 100 watts per channel.  It supports a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz.  Accepts wire gauges up to 14AWG and maintains load at 8 Ohms.
    Installation is straight forward and simple.  This is part of making your dream sound system into a reality.

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    27 Reviews

    87.04% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Perfect for my situation!

    • Christoph Gorman,
    •  Iowa City, IA 
    • 9/7/2016 8:57:14 AM

    Pros: Ease of installiton

    Cons: No ability to use pin outs, gotta use wire ends only.

    I have 2 sets of in wall speakers that we were (not easily) managing with a 5.1 receiver. Adding this to the main outs and being able to simply establish a balance with 2 knobs was awesome.

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    A Quality Switch

    • Jeff G,
    •  Chocowinity, NC 
    • 8/21/2016 9:05:46 AM

    Pros: Sturdy construction
    Smooth button and control operations
    Good power handing100Watts/channel in my situation handled easily
    You even get labels for the buttons to indicate which room is on which control.

    Cons: Requires some care in making connections to amp and speaker lines as the terminal strip is cramped. Take your time and you'll avoid problems.

    This speaker selector and volume control is solidly built and has a quality feel to the front panel controls. I had no difficulty connecting 14 gauge speaker wires to the admittedly cramped connector strips. Follow the instructions to strip wires to only 1/4 inch and use a large jewelers type Phillips screwdriver to work the terminal strip screws. Voila! It works perfectly.

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    8231 2-Channel A/B Speaker Selector w/ Volume Control

    • Anonymous,
    •  Okauchee, WI 
    • 5/23/2016 12:22:17 PM

    Pros: Multiple inputs can be directed to different zones
    Volume control for each zone
    Overall unit is compact

    Cons: Speaker wire connections are very close together
    Volume controls didn't really elevated the output much beyond what my receiver was set at. Appears that the volume was toned down once connected and then when volume knobs are 'fully cranked up' resulting speaker volume was at same levels of speakers not connected to this unit. I was expecting a range of up/down volume level beyond what the receiver was outputting.

    Performed well as described, easy to hook up and will accept up to 14 gauge speaker wire. Suggest you install the wires from left to right or right to left otherwise difficult to get the wires connected to the connections. Also only need about 1/4" of bare wire - too much exposed may lead to shorting out.

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    2 Channel A/B Speaker Switch

    • Anonymous,
    •  Marietta, GA 
    • 4/14/2016 9:49:49 AM

    Pros: Works as advertised

    Cons: Wire terminals a bit small

    It's a good basic switch. It works as advertised. I agree with many others, the terminal where the speaker wire goes in is a bit too small.

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    Good Little Unit

    • DP,
    •  Jackson, NJ 
    • 12/27/2015 6:35:17 AM

    Pros: Ease of use
    Great Price

    Cons: Small wiring termnal

    Unit does as advertised and can't beat the price either. Only con as many reviewers have commented, the wiring terminal in the back could be a bit larger. Beyond that, I would recommend to others.. Purchased December 2015

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