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    Monoprice 6-Channel Speaker Selector
    Product # 8229
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    Listening Zones 6
    Protection Circuit High Power Resistors 2x10 ohm/15 watts per channel
    Power Handling with Protection Circuit ON 70 watts/channel
    Power Handling with Protection Circuit OFF 140 watts/channel
    Dimensions WxDxH 16 31/32" x 5 7/16" x 2 1/8"

    Included in the Box:
    • 1x 6-Channel Speaker Selector
    • 1x User's manual
    • 1x Card with stickers for identifying channel zones
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    Can all channels be on at same time ?
    A shopper on Sep 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes. This is a simple passive splitter that keeps impedence consistent as loads (speakers) are added (selected).
    Is there a "pop" when switching speakers?
    Walter H on Jun 7, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I only change speakers with the receiver off. I just fell that is better for the equipment.
    Can I run three separate speaker pairs through this, leave all three buttons selected all the time, and let the volume controls turn the speakers off or on as desired? Will it keep up with impedance matching doing this?
    Charles C on Sep 13, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I have not installed. But u should not have any problem. I am replacing a much more expensive 6 speaker unit made by ADCOM. I can tell you that matching the speakers WITH DIFFERENT OHMS IS THE REASON I USE THIS. I HAVE 4 6 & 8 OHM ON MY SYSTEM AND THE VOLUME IS THE SAME ON ALL SPEAKERS.



    Can I use this with a Monoprice Speaker Volume Controller RMS 100W in each zone and play all zone in the same time?
    A shopper on Aug 28, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: You sure can! One of the buttons is specifically to protect your system when more than one set of speakers are in use.
    Can I plug my iPhone into it?
    A shopper on Mar 15, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: No it’s passive you would need a amplifier. You Would goout of the amplifier to the speaker switcher to the speakers
    The currently have 3 pairs of speakers I will be controlling. 2 of those pairs are labeled as 8 ohm speakers and one of those pairs is labeled 6 ohm. Eventually I will be adding 3 more pairs of 8 ohm speakers. Will I be risking my amplifier by using those 6 ohm speakers if they are connected to and controlled by this selector?
    Ken N on Mar 6, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Dave--in other words, are you saying that I cannot play music through the 6 ohm speakers at the same time as I am using one or more pairs of the 8 ohm speakers? So, the 6 ohm speakers can only be used alone?
    Can this unit handle 14 gage speaker wires?
    Ken N on Mar 4, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes 14AWG is the max recommended size.
    I want to add an additional I want to add another speaker to my two channel amplifier ?
    A shopper on Feb 24, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: You can add up to 6 sets of speakers,so it will work for you.
    Are the grounds just common? or can it be used with older amps that had internal transformer with individual speaker isolation. I find the common ground systems causes interference currents for the true isolated speaker outputs.
    A shopper on Oct 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your interest in this speaker selector. The outputs on this unit are not isolated. They share common ground.
    Nothing in the instructions regarding how to turn the impedance matching protection on and off. I assume is the button labeled for one set of loud speakers. In what position is the the impedance matching protection on and in what position is it off?
    A shopper on Jul 2, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your interest in this speaker selector. When the Single Pair Select button is out the impedance matching circuit is active. When you push the SPS button all outputs are still active but impedance matching is deactivated. Please use caution when using this mode. If you use more than 2 pairs of 8Ω speaker your total load will be below 4Ω and you can potentially do damage to your amplifier. Calculate your your total ohm load against minimum impedance of your amp.
    4.6 / 5.0
    28 Reviews
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    Good Value. Works great!
    This piece is a great value for dollars unit. I will use it again.

    PROS: I'm using it as a distribution block as each set of speakers has a Monoprice slider volume control (8245). All the zones stay on all the time. It keeps the load to the amp correct and that's what I wanted. Works great as does almost everything from Monoprice!

    CONS: Speaker connections are the kind you tighten with a very small screwdriver that I never seam to have. Also wire over about 14 gauge would be hard to fit in the speaker connections.
    January 6, 2013
    Speaker Selector
    Overall, I like the way the unit is constructed and designed to run single or multiple speakers with an impedence protection option.

    PROS: Folks, this is a very well made speaker selector. The manufacture used quality steel and not plastic for the case.

    CONS: The binding posts on the rear of the unit are the spring-hinge type and not post. This prevents the use of banana plugs from being used on the wire tips.
    January 26, 2012
    Speaker Selector
    This is an excellent product for the money. Installed with zone2 from amp to speakers in 6 different rooms in the basement. In each room, installed a volume control (PID 8242) and a speaker (PID 4100). Set-up allows me to pipe sound in any room either individually or as many as I like. Sound is great! Love the ability to control the volume in each room and the speakers are so much better than I expected for the price paid.

    Would recommend each of the three products mention above and definitely would buy again if had to do over!!!!

    PROS: Great quality product for the money.
    In robust casing.

    CONS: Would have like to use banana plugs on the back.
    January 17, 2013
    Running 3 pairs of speakers
    I am running this with one of the zones on my Onkyo TX-8255, passing through to 3 pairs of Monoprice 8" in ceiling speakers (4104) and it all works great.

    Why did I buy the six instead of the 4four channel? It's what was available at the time, and it works great for me!

    PROS: Price
    November 8, 2013
    Works great
    Easy to set up. Selects one or multiple speakers with a press of the selector switch. Just what I needed to finish my basic audio center for the whole house.

    PROS: Easy setup. Works great.

    CONS: None yet.
    June 1, 2016
    Excellent Equipment
    This is a very good piece of equipment that very affordable and operates as advertised. I could not be more satisfied!

    PROS: Sleek design, well built, and very affordable.

    CONS: None.
    December 22, 2015
    Does what it's supposed to
    I bought one for my house. At the price points, i opted for the 6 over the 4 speaker selector. I only needed 4 but for a couple bucks more, i figured a couple open spots for future expansion made the most sense.

    My sister called and told me the unit we had put in her house 12 years ago (monster branded) wasn't working right. I ordered a second one of the 6 speaker selector for her. I was that pleased with mine, that without hesitation bought another for my sister. I've had mine for a year or so without issue. We will see the long term life.
    May 19, 2014
    No issues
    The speaker selector worked without any issues. Also surprised that it requires no power to work.

    When hooking up multiple speakers to the selector, do note that the polarity goes +|-|-|+ instead of alternating -|+|-|+ as found on receivers.
    August 21, 2017
    1 year ago
    Works well for the price
    Simple and straightforward. It controls the six sets of speakers throughout my home. It's just a moderately powered system.
    April 27, 2018
    7 months ago
    Great Product ,Great Price!
    I actually had a twelve channel selector installed that gave me problems from the start. It did not match impedance as advertised and would overheat my amp. After a severe storm it went out. Instead of buying another expensive 12 zone selector I thought I'd try this one because I wasn't using all the zones anyway. I connected it and right away it didn't sound right. After troubleshooting I discovered that there was a water leak and one of my volume controllers was full of water! I thought I had fried this selector,but to my surprise after repairing the leak and replacing the controller I was up and running and haven't had a problem since!

    PROS: A lot less expensive than other units of similar quality.

    CONS: None
    August 10, 2014

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