Overview: The VCS100K (FG01652) is a high power
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. 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 VCS100K installs in-wall in a standard
single-gang junction box (J-box). The package includes a Decora faceplate,
insert, and knob in each of four colors: white, light almond, bone, and black.
Selectable Impedance Magnifying Circuit: A universal
impedance magnifying circuit enables the VCS100K to act as both 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 pair of
speakers to a single amplifier or receiver. A sliding switch on the front on the
volume control lets you set the impedance factor to 1x, 2x, 4x, or 8x.
12-Step Control: The rotary design gives 12-step control,
and a total of more than 48dB maximum attenuation. The high-quality construction
assures you get pop-free switching between all steps.
Autoformers: Precision autoformers provide
superior sonic performance, exceeding the audio quality of non-impedance
magnifying volume controls.
Removable Screwless Speaker Connectors:
Two piece, screwless speaker connectors make installation quick and secure. Each
connector can accept up to 16-gauge wire.
Isolated Grounds: Isolated left and
right-channel grounds ensure safety with any amplifier.
Mounting: The VCS100K fits into most 18
cubic inch single-gang junction boxes.
Impedance Compatibility: The VCS100K can
be used with 4-, 6-, or 8-ohm speaker systems.
Removable Insert and Knob: The
Decora-style insert and knob on the VCS100K are removable, allowing you to
substitute a different color insert and knob.
Junction Boxes: The mounting depth of the VCS100K
is 2-9/16". When installed, the unit extends 2-1/16" behind the
sheetrock (assuming 1/2" sheetrock). For installation, you must use a
standard 18 cubic inch or larger junction box.
Speaker Wire: The VCS100K 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.
Mounting Location: You can install the VCS100K in just about any
location where in-wall space exists, though it should not be installed into a
junction box with 110 volt devices, such as light switches or dimmers. Speaker
wire can act as an antenna for electrical noise, and locating speaker wire too
close to a light switch or dimmer may cause the speakers to emit a popping or
Required Tools: To install the VCS100K
you will need a 1/8" standard slotted screwdriver, a 1/4"
standard slotted screwdriver, and a wire stripper. Other tools may be required to
prepare the wall and junction box to accept the volume control.
Audio Power Handling: 100 watts/channel
RMS; 200 watts/channel peak music power
Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Impedance: compatible with 4-, 6-, and
8-ohm speaker systems
- Volume Control: W=1.532", H=4.066", D=3.421"
- Cover Plate: W=2.95", H=4.711", D=0.255" (Cutout:
1.314" x 2.637")