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Overview: The WVC 100E is a
waterproof stereo speaker volume control that connects between the speaker-level output of
an amplifier, speaker selector, or a Niles VCS HUB8 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
PVC Enclosure: The volume
control mounts in the supplied weatherproof PVC enclosure, which features a
rubber gasket that seals out the moisture. The PVC enclosure has a paintable
Universal Impedance Magnifying Circuit: A
universal impedance magnifying circuit enables the WVC 100E 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.
12-Position Control: The make-before-break
switch design delivers 12-step, pop-free control for a wide range of listening
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 14-gauge wire.
Isolated Grounds: Isolated left and
right-channel grounds ensure safety with any amplifier.
Impedance Compatibility: The WVC 100E
be used with 4-, 6-, or 8-ohm speaker systems.
Mounting: The WVC 100E
surface-mounts on a wall or mounts directly on a 3/4" PVC conduit.
Speaker Wire: The WVC 100E will accept
stranded copper wire up to 14-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 WVC 100E,
you will need a Phillips screwdriver and wire stripper.
- 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=1.529",
- PVC Enclosure (with volume
control installed): W=3.828", H=5.094", D=3.914"