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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    can I connect 4 speakers for one room and one amp to this unit?
    A shopper on Jan 30, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes. I have 4 speakers powered with this controller powered from 1 amp. I can adjust the volume on the 2 zones independently
    Can I route "post" amp speaker wires through the #8231 unit and turn off the speakers when the unit is de-energized?
    New User U on Mar 16, 2017
    4.5 / 5.0
    29 Reviews
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    PROS: Good quality, easy to set up. Solid unit.

    CONS: Maintains an 8 ohm load. If your running multiple speakers powered by an amp that can handle a 4 ohm or better, your power will be cut in half because the speaker selector box will maintain that 8 ohm load.
    June 4, 2015
    2-Channel A/B Speaker Selector w/ Volume Control
    Received my 2-Channel A/B Speaker Selector w/ Volume Control today, shipped quick, hookup is straight forward if you know what your doing, if your a newbie to hooking up speaker cables and peripherals it might take you a bit longer, make sure the polarity is wired correctly (+ to + & - to -) check their website, maybe there's a video tutorial, anyway I digress the unit is outside under my covered patio, speakers are located by the pool & under the covered patio, I temporarily hooked it up so I could give it a Q/A test run, speakers have a minimal loss of power to either zone, discovered no audio clipping between zones, seems solid, I'm hoping it makes it through an Arizona summer!
    I would've given a score of 10, but the bent volume stem drops it to an 8.

    PROS: Compact design, volume "click" positioning knobs, no power required to operate.

    CONS: None, other than a bent volume stem, and that's only a cosmetic issue.
    May 10, 2012
    Works as advertised at about 1/3 the cost!
    Perfect for hooking up the outside speakers to the main system, the dual volume controls allow for loud outside and quiet inside.

    PROS: Cost

    CONS: Chunky design. About standard for this type of equipment, but it reminds me of a 1980's keyboard/mouse/printer switch. Thank goodness it's not that beige color.
    February 1, 2012
    2-Channel Speaker Selctor w/volume control
    The speaker selector works as specified. Hooked to a Harman Kardon multi-zone receiver. A to main speaker and B to second zone for convenience. Easily to hook up and worked as described. Looked at Amazon for similar functionality and all would cost 3 to 4 times what I paid for this Speaker Selector at MonoPrice.

    PROS: Easy to set up
    Solidly built
    works as advertised.

    CONS: Input and Output with screws was putsy. Regula lug speaker inputs would all for quick hook up with Banana Plugs. Issue I can see with that would be movement would allow for un plugging.
    August 29, 2011
    Product does what is expected. I would purchase it again.

    PROS: Does exactly what I needed the device to docontrol audio level in another room. Previously both main speakers and satellite speakers were controlled by same volume control and the levels were never right. Also there is room for expansion should I add another input.

    CONS: The amp input/speaker output connector blocks on the device for the wiring are a bit dodgy. Seems like the price wouldn't be affected much by a wiring block that would give one a better feeling of confidence. This concern is why the rating is an 8 rather than a 10.
    December 27, 2014
    I liked it so much that I returned it and bought the 4-channel version
    Easy to install, simple user interface. I had three speaker pairs with the 2-channel version of this device, I could support all three but with a confusing tree of buttons to push to choose among them. I bought the 4-channel version instead, so now I select among the pairs with the same simple button-and-knob arrangement for each output.

    PROS: Does just what it says.
    November 19, 2014
    Working well
    easy to setup. Perfomed as expected. I have it set up with a Sonos Wireless Amp and have a pair outdoor speakers about 25 yards away. I plan to set up an additional set of outdoor speakers close to the amp.
    I am anxious to see how whether driving both sets of speakers through the A/B switch will significantly effect volume levels

    PROS: easy to setup. Perfomed as expected. I have it set up with a Sonos Wireless Amp and have a pair outdoor speakers about 25 yards away. I plan to set up an additional set of outdoor speakers close to the amp.
    I am anxious to see how whether driving both sets of speakers through the A/B switch will significantly effect volume levels

    CONS: the wire clamps on the back are very small and therefore could pull the speaker cable out inadvertantly.
    February 28, 2014
    Do not buy this unit
    I would never recommend this unit

    PROS: None

    CONS: The unit does work. The connectors in the back so so ridiculously small it hard to believe that you can serioulsy consider selling it to people. Plus I can't get the unit to even work.
    November 28, 2015
    Works as advertised. Excellent solid construction that blends in well with a high-end system.

    CONS: No holes for wall mounting. Modded the case (drilled) and hung it up, works great.
    January 25, 2012
    Love these speaker switches/selectors, even with noted cons, although the connection points could certainly be larger to get a 10 rating. I have been looking for reasonable priced high-power selectors for quite a while to match up to a 120 watts/channel high-current power supply and speakers in three rooms, and these throw in channel volume controls to boot! No clipping so far, or loss of signal power that I can discern. I like 'em!

    PROS: -Ability to handle high power loads with no impedance problems over long speaker-cable runs

    -Solid, heavy construction

    -Individual channel volume controls and speaker selection switches

    CONS: -Really tiny, wee connection points, with no room between them. Even the most slender banana plugs will seem crowded here

    -It would be better if channel volume controls were continuous rather than gradated, but I understand the non-continuous keep the price low

    -A little bit large, but a minor complaint
    September 23, 2015

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