The QED WM17 two-way series speaker switch allows you to connect and switch two pairs of speakers in series from one amplifier. Series switching ensures that the load to your amplifier does not fall below 8 Ohms when using 8 Ohms speakers. This way you protect your amplifier, but the volume level will drop when both pairs of speakers are playing because the impedence (resistance) will rise to 16 Ohms instead of the normal 8 Ohms.
The power handling of the WM17 is 150 Watts RMS. The WM17 is NOT suitable for use with the WM14 volume control.
The WM17 has silver plated switch contacts to minimise audio loss. Designed to suit speaker cable and working at amplified level, ie to be positioned after the amplifier, the WM17 has screw terminal connections for easily connecting speaker cable. It can handle cable up to 2.5 sq mm cross sectional area.
The WM17 two-way series speaker switch requires a 44mm deep UK style back box.
The WM17 two-way series speaker switchl is mounted on the System 45 frame with a white faceplate to match the Systemline Modular multi-room audio controls.
NB: Do not mount this faceplate in a back box together with a 240V mains power socket or switch.
Alternative faceplates: System 45
Alternative faceplates are available in the System 45 range in Polished Brass, Brushed Brass and Bright Polished Chrome. See below for examples shown on the single speaker version WM09. To order click here
WM09 with stainless steel faceplateWM09 with brass faceplate