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Selective Design Named North American Distributor for Zero-Ohm

Patented technology allows the use of of 4-ohm or 8-ohm speakers in parallel without 70V/100V transformers.

Selective Design has announced its partnership with Zero-Ohm in North America. Zero-Ohm Systems is a global manufacturer of a unique patented technology that allows the use of any number of 4-ohm or 8-ohm speakers in parallel, including multiples of outdoor satellite/subwoofer systems, without 70V/100V transformers, with the benefit of full-range sound.

Zero-Ohm Systems Front

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Selective Design in North America,” says George Dracopoulos, co-founder, president of Zero-Ohm Systems. “When you are selling a revolutionary product, it is vital to have partners with the knowledge and capacity to promote the benefits and educate the market. Selective has a proven track record and a strong network of dealers and rep firms.

“Together we will ask a basic question: Why would you continue to sacrifice sound quality on major installs? Leave the commonly accepted sacrifices in the past. Zero-Ohm Systems provide the simplicity of 70V/100V installations while delivering the superior benefits of Low-Z (Low Impedance). Our plug-n-play design essentially eliminates the need for transformers and delivers full-range sound, effortless scalability, and cost saving opportunities on a large variety of jobs.”

Zero Ohm Systems Back

“Everyone in the industry knows, or will soon learn, that the use of 70V/100V transformers has been a necessary evil for decades,” says Todd Sutherland of Selective Design. “There has been no other way to connect a large number of speakers with very long cable runs and keep any amplifier safely operating because of impossible impedance loads. Transformers solved the impedance problem, but even at the highest quality levels they introduced frequency response and phase problems of their own. Any speaker engineer will confirm this. Their use remains widespread today because we all have accepted that the solution was worth the sacrifice in sound quality…however, 70V/100V has become synonymous with sacrificing quality sound. This can be both heard, and easily measured.

“Zero-Ohm Systems has changed that completely and is turning the 70V/100V market on its head. Integrators now have complete freedom to use the amplifiers and speakers of their choice to achieve the best sound performance without transformers. In the end, we are in the sound experience business and that’s what clients are expecting from us, without the excuses of connection limitations and compromises.”

For more information about Low-Z and Zero-ohm 4K Disruptor Series and 2K Renegade Series products for residential projects, visit Selective Design or call 888-866-0007.

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