10 Best Speaker Selectors
OSD Audio ATM-7
One of the few remote controlled devices available, the OSD Audio ATM-7 is remarkably convenient, and can accommodate a wide range of configurations. Its two-way circuitry can either feed 2 sources to 7 sets of speakers, or send any of 7 inputs to channels A and/or B.
- Peak capacity of 400 watts
- 5-meter cord on infrared receiver
- Two of them can be used in parallel
Six outputs allow the AVX 1624 to accommodate most whole-home systems, and the independent volume controls make it easy to manage all the levels from one place. It’s engineered to maintain a consistent 8 ohms, no matter how many pairs are playing.
- Accepts up to 14-gauge wire
- Five-year warranty
- Offered at a reasonable price
Nobsound Little Bear
The Nobsound Little Bear comes in two distinct versions. One offers a single 3.5-millimeter stereo input and two RCA connectors, in addition to Bluetooth connectivity, while the other features two pairs of XLR jacks, for those using pro-level gear.
- Especially compact
- Balanced to unbalanced conversion
- Passive noise-free operation
Specialty AV TEC-905B
The Specialty AV TEC-905B is a versatile piece of equipment that features 5 stereo outputs and dual inputs. It has individual volume controls, though they are incremental, rather than linear, which some users find inconvenient.
- Maintains signal quality perfectly
- Headphones jack on the front
- Allows you to toggle between sources
From a company known for reliable audio equipment, the Niles SSVC-6 offers 12-step level control and up to 54 decibels of attenuation. It can deliver an average of 100 watts to each of 6 sets of speakers, and won’t add any static or noise to the signal.
- Individual zone toggle switches
- Selectable impedance magnification
- Somewhat costly
The TEC 7220 isn’t particularly complex, but it is constructed using high-grade components that won’t introduce any noise into a quality sound system. Its gold-plated binding posts accept 12-gauge wire, banana plugs, or 90-degree spade lugs.
- Requires no power
- Doesn't produce a pop when switching
- Outputs to only 1 channel at a time
Those searching for an affordable selection will appreciate the Pyle PSLSW4 . Despite its relatively low price it offers a decent amount of advanced features, such as the ability to pass through music from two amps simultaneously.
- Individual volume knobs
- Rated for 100 watts per channel
- Can't handle loads under 8 ohms
One of the most straightforward options, the AVX 1602 lets you toggle up to six zones on or off. With impedance matching turned off, it can handle 150 continuous watts per channel, though it drops to 75 when the protection is on.
- Easy-to-use spring-loaded connectors
- Inexpensive choice
- Lacks independent volume control
Keen Eye Black Box
The Keen Eye Black Box uses a dial to change between different sets of speakers rather than distinct buttons, making it more compact than many other options on the market. Users can switch between two channels, or send audio to both of them simultaneously.
- Very affordable
- Can be mounted with a few screws
- Small terminals can be tricky
Designed for installation in a typical 1-gang electrical box, the Pyle PVCS2 is a great way to streamline audio control in a home or business. With only 2 stereo channels, it’s relatively simple, but it gets the job done without taking up any shelf space.
- Individual or simultaneous operation
- 120-watt power handling
- Not ideal for multi-room systems