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Overview: The SVC100K (FG01653) is a
high-power sliding stereo speaker volume control that connects between the speaker-level output of
an amplifier, speaker selector, or a Niles distribution hub and a pair
of speakers. It lets you adjust the volume of a pair of loudspeakers, just as a
light dimmer enables you to control the light. Premium-quality parts and construction ensure high-fidelity sound
with flat frequency response and 100 watts continuous power
handling. It is designed for indoor use only.
Four Colors: The SVC100K installs in-wall in a standard
single-gang junction box (J-box). The package includes a Decora faceplate and
slider insert in each of four colors: white, light almond, bone, and black.
Selectable Impedance Magnifying Circuit: A
universal impedance magnifying circuit enables the SVC100K to act as both a
stereo and an impedance magnifying volume control. You can magnify the speakers'
impedance by a factor of two, four, or eight, allowing you to connect up to
eight pairs of speakers to a single amplifier or receiver. A sliding switch on
the circuit board lets you set the impedance factor to 1x, 2x, 4x, or 8x.
12-Step Control: The slide switch gives you 12-step control,
and a total of 54dB maximum attenuation. The high-quality construction assures
you get pop-free switching between all steps.
The 2-piece screwless speaker connectors make installation quick and secure. Each
connector can accept up to 16-gauge wire.
The SVC100K is listed to comply with local building codes. You should check with
your local building official to ensure code compliance for your jurisdiction.
Mounting: The SVC100K has a mounting depth of 2-9/16". When
installed, the unit extends 2-1/16" behind the sheetrock (assuming 1/2"-thick
sheetrock). A standard 18 cubic-inch or larger J-box is required.
Speaker Wire: The SVC100K will accept
stranded copper wire up to 16-gauge. Larger (lower gauge) wire is not
recommended, as it will not fit into the connectors. Solid-core, aluminum, or
"Romex" wire is not recommended. Most states require in-wall speaker
wire to have a specific "CL" fire rating.
Required Tools: To install the SVC100K,
you will need a Phillips screwdriver and wire stripper.
- Audio Power Handling: 100 watts/channel
RMS; 200 watts/channel peak music power
- Impedance: compatible with 4-, 6-, and
8-ohm speaker systems
- Volume Control: W=1.529",
- Wall Plate: W=2.945", H=4.688", D=0.237"
(Cutout: 1.31" x 2.628")