The ISS4, ISS6 and ISS8 are low-profile speaker distribution systems with individual on/off selectors for each listening zone which distribute one stereo speaker-level signal to eight, six or four stereo listening zones. The ISS Series also provides manual power protection that is activated from the rear panel.
The manual power protection switch engages 10 ohm /15 watt resistors wired in parallel, three per channel in the ISS8 or two per channel in the ISS6/ISS4 providing higher power handling capability than the competition (able to handle up to 50% more power!) in order to protect your amplifier. All ISS’s are capable of handling 140 watts per channel total input power without the manual protection engaged and 70 watts per channel with the protection engaged.
Designed to distribute audio to up to six pairs of speakers, the ISS8 High Power Speaker Selector puts you in control of your whole house audio by giving you the option to play any pair, a combination of pairs, or all pairs of speakers simultaneously and control the volume. Easy to connect with a low-profile design that fits into a cabinet or equipment rack, the ISS8 speaker selector includes a dual source input so you can choose between two audio sources, and we even include die cut labels that fit within the recessed area on the buttons so you can label your audio zones (e.g., Bedroom, Kitchen, etc.,).
A passive device that connects to a high-current amplifier, front-panel push buttons let you turn each pair of speakers on or off independently, and the ISS6 also includes impedance-matching circuitry so you can safely drive all six pair at once without damaging your equipment. Keep in mind that running six pairs of speakers will require a high-current amp such as our AMP300 or a multi-zone amp such as our MX1260. Using an A/V receiver alone is not recommended.
Easy to ConnectYou don’t need to be a tech-head to install the ISS8 speaker selector. We designed in European-style input/output connectors that are removeable, which gives you better leverage when terminating cable than traditional spring-loaded terminals. This speaker selector takes either four or two conductor speaker wire (up to 14-guage) stripped at the ends that are inserted into the screw-down input/output terminals for a tight fit to ensure the best signal transmission and sound quality possible.
Protecting Valuable Audio Equipment with Impedance ProtectionWhen connecting multiple speakers to an amplifier, you need to stay above the amp’s minimum load requirements. Going below the impedance rating can overheat or even damage expensive equipment. The ISS8 includes selectable impedance matching protection circuitry that allows a single amplifier to safely power multiple pairs of speakers. This speaker selector handles 140 watts per channel total input power without the manual protection engaged and 70 watts per channel with the protection engaged.
|Features||How Does this Work? A speaker selector will allow you to connect any group of speakers to your a single amplifier / receiver. You can then select what rooms you wish the speakers to turn on.|
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