Updated April 27, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Speaker Selectors

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in March of 2016. Speaker selectors aren't incredibly complicated devices, but they do still come with a variety of different features. We've selected some of the most useful hi-fidelity options for various budgets, suitable for applications including studio monitor control, audiophile headphone setups, multi-room music players, home theater entertainment systems, and outdoor speaker arrays. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best speaker selector on Amazon.

10. Pyle PVCS2

9. AVX 1602

8. Russound SDB-4.1

7. TEC 7220

6. Niles SSVC-6

5. Specialty AV TEC-905B

4. Specialty AV SP 93-V

3. Nobsound Little Bear

2. AVX 1624

1. OSD Audio ATM-7

Editor's Notes

April 23, 2019:

Depending on your use case, you can spend as little as $30 and as as much as $300 on a quality speaker selector. The AVX 1624 is one of the most useful for the a wide range of users thanks to its multi-room capabilities, moderate price, and impedance protection. If you don't need volume control, their 1602 is worth a look, because it happens to be incredibly inexpensive. The Pyle is worth a look for fixed 2-speaker installations and makes a great addition to rooms that are already outfitted with flush in-wall audio components. If you're looking for rock-slid reliability and high-volume performance, consider the TEC 7220, Russound, or Niles, all of which have great power handling and dependable electronics inside. Specialty AV also makes a couple audiophile-grade options that seem simple, but do perform very well. Meanwhile, the NobSound is an especially affordable unit that comes in two varieties. One of them incorporates a Bluetooth 4.0 receiver for wireless input, while the other is one of the few consumer-grade models with XLR inputs, which makes it a good choice for those using audiophile-level unbalanced amplifiers. Finally, if you're looking for the most in-depth control over your system, it's hard to beat the OSD ATM-7. While it's a little bit costly, it's the only one we found with reliable remote control, and its 2 sources and 7 output channels can be switched to act as 7 sources and two output channels, making it just about the most versatile of the bunch.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 27, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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