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Niles WMVC100E

Weatherproof volume control with impedance magnification and auto-muting

Item # 190WMVC1HE

The Niles WMVC100E lets you adjust the volume of your outdoor speakers right from your porch or patio — no...

The Niles WMVC100E lets you adjust the volume of your outdoor speakers right from your porch or patio — no...

Discontinued item

Item # 190WMVC1HE

About the Niles WMVC100E

The Niles WMVC100E lets you adjust the volume of your outdoor speakers right from your porch or patio — no more having to run back into the house to turn your music up or down. Its rugged, weatherproof enclosure makes it ideal for outdoor installations. You can mount it safely on your deck or even next to a hot tub for easy, convenient control.

Note: You'll need to wire the in-wall control to a 12-volt power source, such as the Niles MVC HUB4.

The Niles WMVC100E lets you adjust the volume of your outdoor speakers right from your porch or patio — no more having to run back into the house to turn your music up or down. Its rugged, weatherproof enclosure makes it ideal for outdoor installations. You can mount it safely on your deck or even next to a hot tub for easy, convenient control.

Note: You'll need to wire the in-wall control to a 12-volt power source, such as the Niles MVC HUB4.

"Neighbor-friendly" automatic muting
You can program this smart volume control to automatically play music through the connected speakers when you turn on your system, or remain silent until you activate it manually. This "auto-muting" feature is especially handy for outdoor speaker installations — you'll never accidentally surprise your friends or neighbors with unexpected sound when you fire up your system, regardless of what the volume level was when you turned it off.

Safely connect multiple pairs of speakers
If you use the WMVC100E with other volume controls that have matching impedance magnification, you can connect up to sixteen pairs of speakers to your amplifier or receiver. This feature is great for anyone who wants to power speakers in multiple rooms, or for folks who plan to expand their system in the future.

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Product highlights:

  • requires 12-volt power connections, such as provided by the Niles MVC HUB4
  • waterproof construction
  • impedance-magnifying design
  • power handling: 100 watts per channel
  • adjustable impedance magnification (1x, 2x, 4x, and 8x)
    • 4 ohm amp: up to 16 pairs of 8 ohm speakers or 8 pairs of 4 ohm speakers
    • 8 ohm amp: up to 8 pairs of 8 ohm speakers or 4 pairs of 4 ohm speakers
  • selectable auto-muting circuit
  • 12-step control, 48dB maximum attenuation
  • accommodates up to 14-gauge wire
  • 3-7/8"W x 5-1/16"H x 3-1/2"D (with enclosure)
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # FG00975

What's in the box:

  • WMVC100E volume control
  • Gray PVC enclosure
  • Gray standard wallplate
  • Rubber gasket
  • Gray knob
  • 2 Device screws
  • 4 Faceplate screws
  • Installation & Operation Guide

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Features

Overview: The WMVC100E is a waterproof stereo volume control that connects between the MVC HUB4 speaker hub output and a pair of speakers. Premium-quality parts and construction ensure high-fidelity sound with flat frequency response and 100 watts continuous power handling.

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 finish.

12-Position Volume: The 12-step control knob offers pop-free volume adjustment with maximum attenuation greater than 48 dB.

Autoformers: To assure minimal dissipation of internal power with virtually no power wasted as heat, autoformers are used instead of L-pads as the volume-controlling element.

Impedance Magnifying Circuit: The WMVC100E has additional autoformer windings that magnify the impedance of connected speakers, still allowing all 12 steps of volume adjustment. You can magnify the speakers' impedance by a factor of one, two, four, or eight, allowing you to connect up to eight pair of speakers to a single amplifier or receiver (assuming 8Ω speakers and an amplifier with a minimum impedance rating of 8Ω).

Muting Circuit: A relay is opened and sound is totally muted at the press of the button below the volume knob. The programmable automatic muting circuit keeps music from playing in specific locations when you turn on your audio/video system. Note: Because the muting circuit requires 12 volts DC to operate, the unit must be connected to power and ground with item 190MVCHUB4 (or some other speaker level distribution system with 12 volt output).

Speaker Connectors: Removable, 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 WMVC100E can be used with 4Ω, 6Ω, and 8Ω speaker systems.

Installation Considerations

Mounting: The WMVC100E surface-mounts on a wall or mounts directly on a 1" PVC conduit.

Speaker Wire: The speaker connectors will accept stranded copper wire up to 14-gauge. Niles recommends 16-gauge for wire runs under 80 feet and 14-gauge for 80 feet or more. Larger 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 WMVC100E, you will need a Phillips head screwdriver and wire stripper.

Specifications

Audio Power Handling: 100 watts/channel RMS; 200 watts/channel peak music power

Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz (+/-1.5 dB)

Impedance: compatible with 4Ω, 6Ω, and 8Ω speaker systems

Dimensions

Volume Control:

  • Width: 1.543"
  • Height: 4.067"
  • Depth: 3.450"

PVC Enclosure (with volume control installed):

  • Width: 3.847"
  • Height: 5.058"
  • Depth: 3.974"

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