• OEM Systems IW-101 Pro-Wire Source/Speaker Switch, White
OEM Systems IW-101 Pro-Wire Source/Speaker Switch, White

OEM Systems IW-101 Pro-Wire Source/Speaker Switch, White

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  • Push-Button Switch Operation
  • Choose Either A Or B
  • Functions As A Source Selector Or A Speaker Pair Selector
  • Decorator-Style
  • White

Customer Reviews

Pefect for multiple input sourcesI am using this so I can have multiple sources and switch between them. My first source is a small 2-channel amplifier that is hooked up to my television digital audio via a Digital to Anagol converter (DAC). My second source is a Sonos AMP.Now I could have ran my analogs into the sonos and skipped having another 2 channel amplifier, but that requires me to use the sonos app to switch the source to the audio In on the Sonos, and that is not quick or convenient.I run the output of this switch into an OSD volume controller. So now I have full control of source and volume at the wall. I can adjust sonos volume through the app as well. My 2-channel receiver doesnt have a remote for volume control so I must use the wall for TV volume, but since this is in an outdoor patio pavillon, that is just fine. I couldnt hide a larger amp that had remote control features, so I will live with that.I am happy with how it turned out. 5Worked perfectly for my needs (two sources for 1 set ...Worked perfectly for my needs (two sources for 1 set of speakers in the family room).I wanted the same set of speakers to alternate between running off a whole house sound/music system, or as part of the home theater in that room only.No crosstalk between channels, no hums, just clear sound from whichever source I select. Thanks. 5ReliableI do not sense degraded sound quality, when use with budget bookshelf speakers and speaker wires. 5Source switchI installed this product several years ago now and it continues to work great. I am using the same speakers for my music system and surround sound for movies - therefore the switch between the two. You do have to have some skills when installing the wiring, but nothing beyond what patience brings to the effort. I gave a 5 star because it performs as its intended to and I have some long term fail safe experience with the product. However, (editorial comment to be excused please) far too many reviews inappropriately use the 5 star rating in my opinion - particularly with book reviews. 5Does what it saysDidn't read the directions. The item is labeled well enough for those who know what they are doing and who want to set up a source switch. Description says it can also be a speaker switch, but I cannot comment on that. Make sure that you only strip a quarter inch of 14 awg or smaller, and that you have a relatively small phillips head screwdriver handy (my ratcheting, changeable bit driver had one small enough).I ran wire from receiver in family room (drilled thru floor corner) and from receiver in basement to the switch, which I installed in a PVC gang box screwed to a stud, and then out thru the walkout basement wall to my outdoor speakers. Switch works great. As long as wires aren't pulled (they shouldn't be) the screw lock should hold the connections in place for a looooong time. 5100w 8ohm power handlingI mostly wanted to include a review because I had asked the question here, about what wattage this selector would handle, since I don't see it stated anywhere. Nobody replied, so now that I have the instructions in front of me, for anyone wondering, it states:8 ohm = 100 watts4 ohm = 50 wattsI wanted to find a speaker selector switch that would NOT allow both pairs of speakers to play at the same time, as lowering impedance that way is really hard on an amplifier. This really fits the bill. As others have noted, it can be used as either a source selector for a single pair of speakers, or a speaker-pair selector for a single source, just depends on what order you connect them in. I did have one instance of switching where one of the speakers didn't connect, but clicking the switch back and forth again made the connection just fine. It takes a standard switch plate cover for the large rocker switches. It's also too deep to fit in a shallow gang-box, so a standard size box is required. Time will tell, but it seems like a solid performer. 4Doubles as input selectorI used this for an input selector instead of speaker selector and it works great for that. 5Excellent Design - Carefully Read the SchematicsThis switch is well built, with a very sturdy circuit board and connectors. It is well worth the price and the design is much better than toggle or rotary switches (I've used both). Be careful to thoroughly read and understand the schematics when installing this device. They are very clearly presented but the grouping of the connectors is a bit counterintuitive. Look at how the connections are organized by CHANNEL versus DEVICE and you won't have any problems setting up the switch. Have on hand a very small screw driver for the connections. The connectors are clearly labeled and they will accept 14ga wire. It can be set up either for one source/two speakers or two sources/one speaker. 5Welll made switch little tight but did the trick just fine.I needed a switch to toggle back and forth in an motorhome from the rear set of speakers to a set of outside speakers to listen to when we were sitting outside the unit under the awning. This switch did the trick though a little tight to squeeze in the outlet box but it worked fine. I used wire same gauge braded wire as speaker wire but it comes as flat wire of 4 different colored wires . This wire is actually known as trailer wire for hooking up lights to a towing trailer but for this application its worked so much easier since everything was tight and kept all the wires down to 3 flat wires which contains 4 wired per piece of flat wire. plus the 4 colors made it easy to keep track of neg and pos wires so everything wired back up easy. So we are then only dealing with 3 wire rather then 12 single wires. It also made it easier when connecting everything to this switch. I had to run from entertainment unit in Motorhome dash back to switch then from switch, Then another set of the flat wire from switch to radio to connect the rear speaker wires back upand then from the switch another 4 wire flat wire to the outside area which I mounted the outside speakers, plus the flat wire is weatherproof so its the way to go. I reviewed the flat wire too, so if your interested in what I am talking about you can see it on my review site as well. Trust me the flat 4 wire made this job a whole lot easier with this tight switch. I read others who complained how hard it was to wire 12 wires to this switch and after reading their reviews went out and order 100 roll of the flat wire. 4Works Perfect.This is awesome! I use this to switch my main speakers (NHT's) from home theatre use (crappy sony amp) to Stereo Hi-Fi use (with a very powerful T-Amp) and it works flawlessly. probably not the highest fidelity way to accomplish this task, but it gets the job done and to my ears lends no color.Be aware it will not accept huge cables...maybe a true 16ga at the max 5
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Description
  • Push-Button Switch Operation
  • Choose Either A Or B
  • Functions As A Source Selector Or A Speaker Pair Selector
  • Decorator-Style
  • White
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Pefect for multiple input sourcesI am using this so I can have multiple sources and switch between them. My first source is a small 2-channel amplifier that is hooked up to my television digital audio via a Digital to Anagol converter (DAC). My second source is a Sonos AMP.Now I could have ran my analogs into the sonos and skipped having another 2 channel amplifier, but that requires me to use the sonos app to switch the source to the audio In on the Sonos, and that is not quick or convenient.I run the output of this switch into an OSD volume controller. So now I have full control of source and volume at the wall. I can adjust sonos volume through the app as well. My 2-channel receiver doesnt have a remote for volume control so I must use the wall for TV volume, but since this is in an outdoor patio pavillon, that is just fine. I couldnt hide a larger amp that had remote control features, so I will live with that.I am happy with how it turned out. 5Worked perfectly for my needs (two sources for 1 set ...Worked perfectly for my needs (two sources for 1 set of speakers in the family room).I wanted the same set of speakers to alternate between running off a whole house sound/music system, or as part of the home theater in that room only.No crosstalk between channels, no hums, just clear sound from whichever source I select. Thanks. 5ReliableI do not sense degraded sound quality, when use with budget bookshelf speakers and speaker wires. 5Source switchI installed this product several years ago now and it continues to work great. I am using the same speakers for my music system and surround sound for movies - therefore the switch between the two. You do have to have some skills when installing the wiring, but nothing beyond what patience brings to the effort. I gave a 5 star because it performs as its intended to and I have some long term fail safe experience with the product. However, (editorial comment to be excused please) far too many reviews inappropriately use the 5 star rating in my opinion - particularly with book reviews. 5Does what it saysDidn't read the directions. The item is labeled well enough for those who know what they are doing and who want to set up a source switch. Description says it can also be a speaker switch, but I cannot comment on that. Make sure that you only strip a quarter inch of 14 awg or smaller, and that you have a relatively small phillips head screwdriver handy (my ratcheting, changeable bit driver had one small enough).I ran wire from receiver in family room (drilled thru floor corner) and from receiver in basement to the switch, which I installed in a PVC gang box screwed to a stud, and then out thru the walkout basement wall to my outdoor speakers. Switch works great. As long as wires aren't pulled (they shouldn't be) the screw lock should hold the connections in place for a looooong time. 5100w 8ohm power handlingI mostly wanted to include a review because I had asked the question here, about what wattage this selector would handle, since I don't see it stated anywhere. Nobody replied, so now that I have the instructions in front of me, for anyone wondering, it states:8 ohm = 100 watts4 ohm = 50 wattsI wanted to find a speaker selector switch that would NOT allow both pairs of speakers to play at the same time, as lowering impedance that way is really hard on an amplifier. This really fits the bill. As others have noted, it can be used as either a source selector for a single pair of speakers, or a speaker-pair selector for a single source, just depends on what order you connect them in. I did have one instance of switching where one of the speakers didn't connect, but clicking the switch back and forth again made the connection just fine. It takes a standard switch plate cover for the large rocker switches. It's also too deep to fit in a shallow gang-box, so a standard size box is required. Time will tell, but it seems like a solid performer. 4Doubles as input selectorI used this for an input selector instead of speaker selector and it works great for that. 5Excellent Design - Carefully Read the SchematicsThis switch is well built, with a very sturdy circuit board and connectors. It is well worth the price and the design is much better than toggle or rotary switches (I've used both). Be careful to thoroughly read and understand the schematics when installing this device. They are very clearly presented but the grouping of the connectors is a bit counterintuitive. Look at how the connections are organized by CHANNEL versus DEVICE and you won't have any problems setting up the switch. Have on hand a very small screw driver for the connections. The connectors are clearly labeled and they will accept 14ga wire. It can be set up either for one source/two speakers or two sources/one speaker. 5Welll made switch little tight but did the trick just fine.I needed a switch to toggle back and forth in an motorhome from the rear set of speakers to a set of outside speakers to listen to when we were sitting outside the unit under the awning. This switch did the trick though a little tight to squeeze in the outlet box but it worked fine. I used wire same gauge braded wire as speaker wire but it comes as flat wire of 4 different colored wires . This wire is actually known as trailer wire for hooking up lights to a towing trailer but for this application its worked so much easier since everything was tight and kept all the wires down to 3 flat wires which contains 4 wired per piece of flat wire. plus the 4 colors made it easy to keep track of neg and pos wires so everything wired back up easy. So we are then only dealing with 3 wire rather then 12 single wires. It also made it easier when connecting everything to this switch. I had to run from entertainment unit in Motorhome dash back to switch then from switch, Then another set of the flat wire from switch to radio to connect the rear speaker wires back upand then from the switch another 4 wire flat wire to the outside area which I mounted the outside speakers, plus the flat wire is weatherproof so its the way to go. I reviewed the flat wire too, so if your interested in what I am talking about you can see it on my review site as well. Trust me the flat 4 wire made this job a whole lot easier with this tight switch. I read others who complained how hard it was to wire 12 wires to this switch and after reading their reviews went out and order 100 roll of the flat wire. 4Works Perfect.This is awesome! I use this to switch my main speakers (NHT's) from home theatre use (crappy sony amp) to Stereo Hi-Fi use (with a very powerful T-Amp) and it works flawlessly. probably not the highest fidelity way to accomplish this task, but it gets the job done and to my ears lends no color.Be aware it will not accept huge cables...maybe a true 16ga at the max 5
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Return And Refund Policy
  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Delivery Policy
Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

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