4-Channel A/B Speaker Selector w/ Volume Control
    Product # 8232
    4-Channel A/B Speaker Selector w/ Volume Control
    Product # 8232
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    4-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 4-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-4 is a dual source 4 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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    I will have 2 ceiling speakers in the rear of the family room that I want to double as rear channel speakers for movies and stereo speakers for music. So for this application I would need 4 inputs to the MSV-4 switch (two from the rear channel connections and two from the B Speaker input.) Additionally, we will have 2 speakers in the kitchen (which is next to the family room) that we will use for music as well. So if we can connect the B speaker input to connect to MSV-4 and switch both the family room rears and the kitchen island speakers on at the same time (assuming impedence matching) then the MSV-4 is the product we need? Please let me know. I wish your website had a schematic (didn't see one.)
    New User U on Mar 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, this switcher will accommodate your needs to switch two sources. Source A for connection with your surround receiver for movies. Source B for connection with a stereo amplifier (can be the same receiver if needed) for music.
    The MSV-4 is impedance matching so no problems for your amplifiers. Remember, you may need to switch off the kitchen speakers when watching a movie. Both sets of speakers are always connected to the source you select.
    Can I hook a powered subwoofer in one of the channel ?
    A shopper on May 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: You can but only if the sub has speaker inputs. Many subs connect to the amp via the sub pre-out connector (RCA), which won't work with this item.
    If I want to connect this to 4 speakers and drive them simultaneously does my amplifier need to be able to power all speakers (4x25w=100w for example) or does this device provide some kind of amplification?
    Gil B on Jan 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Even if you connect one set of speakers you will find that the volume is about 25% less than the amp output.
    Will this work with 14ga speaker wire?
    A shopper on Apr 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, no larger tho.
    I have a listening room with several sets of speakers and want to switch or combine different sets. Some have 8 ohm impedance and some 4 ohm. Will this work for my application?
    A shopper on Feb 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No it won't, it only offers pass thru connections.
    What are the dimensions of this product?
    Patrick M on Jan 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. The dimensions are 430W x 158D x 64H mm, I hope this helps, and of course if you have any more questions feel free to contact us!
    Can it be mounted in a rack?
    Daniel L on Jan 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. While this unit may be mounted in a rack, it unfortunately does not come with the necessary hardware to do so. I apologize for the inconvenience
    Can i connect this to a sonos connect amp and power 6 ceiling speakers from it? I dont need the speakers to be in zones as all speakers are in the same room so all should be playing the same music
    New User U on Jan 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. In order to better assist you, please feel free to contact us at tech@monoprice.com with a detailed question and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    4.3 / 5.0
    19 Reviews
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    Well made heavyweight
    Surprisingly heavy. Going to open it up to see the Autoformers. Going to test its sound quality but looks better than I could hope for at this price. No more Niles for me.

    PROS: Well made.

    CONS: Speaker connectors are concise but function. Could be spread out a little more. Buss is removable which makes it easier to connect
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    November 3, 2011
    Works great
    5/5

    PROS: Works very well! The other reviews are wrong, you can send one source to up to 4 speakers. I have one amp, and can power 1 to 4 zones (L/R) speakers with this and it works well.

    CONS: The wire plugs in the back and pretty small and close to each other.
    January 3, 2015
    Good Component
    This is the fourth purchase for different projects. Works flawlessly. Less expensive than what appears to be an identical component from another manufacturer. We probably make our own tails to run from bare end to Molex or similar connectors to make hookup cleaner and faster.

    PROS: Slim height, knobs and rotary control have a very solid feel in hand, VALUE!

    CONS: Small wiring terminals on rear make installation more time consuming and require longer lead wire to install in tight racks
    October 22, 2015
    excellent and best in class for price
    This product is a great value.We have used the 2 and 4 channel version.HEAVY,solid and I will stack this ,as a pr,up against the rest at 3-4x the cost.The only negative is `consumers` finding out for themselves how great this product is.

    PROS: I am a pro and use this product faithfully.I will stack it up against my usual `pro` brand that costs 3x as much any day of week.
    October 15, 2014
    8232 Speaker selector switch
    Overall good product for the money. Already have plans to go to Radio Shack for new knobs.

    PROS: Good price compared to other sites, received equipment undamaged, works great

    CONS: Don't really care for the stepped volume controls. Control knobs are loose or seems loose. Could have used more information in the description, i.e Impedance rating, wattage ratings, length of attached speaker wire and gauge, frequency range. In short, the info that was printed on the side of the original box for the equipment. Terminals could be better designed but does provide good connections to unsoldered tightly twisted speaker wire.
    September 4, 2013
    Perfect!
    Another great product from mono price! I'm running speakers of different power levels and this unit allows me to "balance" the volume between areas. Really helped make our home great for entertaining.


    PROS: Price, flexibility, no loss of sound quality, I can finally set indoor volumes at conversation level and have the outdoor speakers up a bit louder!

    CONS: none
    October 3, 2013
    Great Product
    This product works very well and is just as advertised! We use it to control the audio (radio and one TV) in four areas of our home. It was easy to install. The first one we ordered arrived damaged in shipping. Monoprice replaced it immediately and the second works just perfectly. We would recommend it!
    April 12, 2017
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Helping the American Dream
    5/5

    PROS: This channel selector is perfect for my brother's restaurant! Easy for all of his staff to use and plenty of volume for every area! He is in an old historical building built in the 1800's and where we could & couldn't go was quite a puzzle for him. All of us siblings pitched in & bought a new sound system and this completed the ensemble! Bottom line it is a great product, timely delivery and overall great experience.
    August 22, 2015
    Good volume control, not truly 4 channel
    If you want to distribute one L/R signal to 4 speaker zones, this is not the right product for you. For 2 zones on one amp output and 2 zones on another amp output, it works fine.

    PROS: Volume control and impedance protection are good. Feels decent quality

    CONS: No really 4 channel. A and B channel L/R inputs, but A output only has 2 zones of L/R output and B channel has 2 zones of L/R output.
    June 27, 2014
    speaker selector box
    Haven't hooked it up yet but don't see any problems, Looks to be a quality.
    March 30, 2017
    Purchased
    2 months ago

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