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Our 1st generation VSSL A Series is not officially certified as Works with Alexa, however, the VSSL Amplifier can utilize Amazon products with an Aux Out connector as an input (i.e. Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, etc.).  Once configured, your Echo relays its signal and outputs all voice and audio to your VSSL zone.

 

1. Connect the Echo product

Via Cable:

If your Echo can be installed in close proximity to your VSSL, then it is best to connect the Echo to the VSSL via an analog audio cable (e.g. an Echo Dot on a countertop and the VSSL stored in a cupboard below).

Echo Dot, 3.5mm to RCA cable, VSSL A.6

  • Purchase a 3.5mm to RCA cable.
  • Connect the 3.5mm connector to the Echo and the RCA connector to a VSSL analog input.
  • Enable “Start of Request” request sounds setting (located in Device Settings -> Sounds)

Via Bluetooth Receiver:

If your Echo cannot be placed in close proximity to the VSSL, you might also use a Bluetooth receiver to send the audio signal. These receivers can work well up to 50-70ft indoors depending on the obstacles and manufacturer.  Some example receivers available on Amazon for reference only are listed below:

  1. Connect the Receiver to the VSSL
  2. Depending on the receiver you may need a 3.5mm to RCA cable or an RCA to RCA cable.
  3. Pair the Echo with the receiver.  Reference: Amazon Article
  4. Enable “Start of Request” request sounds setting (located in Device Settings -> Sounds)

 

2. Configure your VSSL

  • Open the VSSL app and go to settings. Select the device you connected the Echo Dot to via cable or Bluetooth receiver. Under Analog Names, select ‘INPUT NAMES’.
  • Set the name of the Input.
  • Now you can select the Echo to control any and all rooms in the house. On the home screen, press the icon. 

Select ‘Input Names’ from the Device settings screen in the VSSL app.

Name an input in the VSSL app

Set the name of the input you connect the Echo Dot to.

From the main screen in the VSSL app, select the Echo Dot on any zone.

*NOTE – Our New VSSL x Series has Alexa integration included!

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