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Niles WVC100E

Weatherproof stereo volume control with impedance magnification

Item # 190WVC100E

The Niles WVC100E weatherproof stereo volume control is perfect for outdoor applications — no more running into...

The Niles WVC100E weatherproof stereo volume control is perfect for outdoor applications — no more running into...

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Item # 190WVC100E

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About the Niles WVC100E

The Niles WVC100E weatherproof stereo volume control is perfect for outdoor applications — no more running into the house to adjust the listening level of your music! This rugged, corrosion-resistant unit is built to withstand the elements season after season, giving you easy control over your music. You'll love the convenience!

The Niles WVC100E weatherproof stereo volume control is perfect for outdoor applications — no more running into the house to adjust the listening level of your music! This rugged, corrosion-resistant unit is built to withstand the elements season after season, giving you easy control over your music. You'll love the convenience!

This WVC100E also offers impedance matching, which means you can safely make it a part of a multi-room speaker system incorporating up to 8 pairs of speakers. You won't have to install a speaker selector or any other type of protection device!

Details:
  • power handling: 100 watts per channel
  • 12-step control, 54 dB maximum attenuation
  • selectable impedance magnification (2X, 4X, and 8X)
  • pop-free switching between all steps
  • pre-assembled in a sealed PVC enclosure with stainless steel hardware
  • paintable finish
  • removable screwless connectors accommodate up to 14 gauge wire
  • surface-mounts on a wall or mounts directly on a 3/4" PVC conduit
  • dimensions: 3"W x 4-3/4"H x 3"D
  • warranty: 10 years

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What's in the box:

  • WVC 100E volume control with attached circuit board
  • 1 Gray PVC enclosure
  • 1 Gray standard wallplate
  • 1 Rubber gasket
  • 1 Gray knob
  • 2 Device screws
  • 4 Faceplate screws
  • Installation & Operation Guide
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Features

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 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.

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 volumes.

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 14-gauge wire.

Isolated Grounds: Isolated left and right-channel grounds ensure safety with any amplifier.

Impedance Compatibility: The WVC 100E can be used with 4-, 6-, or 8-ohm speaker systems.

Installation Considerations

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.

Specifications

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 4-, 6-, and 8-ohm speaker systems

Dimensions

Dimensions:

  • Volume Control: W=1.529", H=4.071", D=3.668"
  • PVC Enclosure (with volume control installed): W=3.828", H=5.094", D=3.914"

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I am looking to setup this Niles volume knob to this Sony receiver and Klipsch speakers. Because the minimum impedance of my receiver is 6 ohms, and my speakers are 8 ohms, I am trying to figure out the proper settings for the Volume knob? The instructions only give recommendations for 4 or 8 ohms, but not 6! Thanks
[ Keaton  Aug 20, 2019 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Aug 27, 2019 ]  Staff
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Can I use two 8 ohm speakers wired in series that would have a total of 16 ohms connected to just one speaker connection (Left and Right) to this box? Reason is I'm trying to use the mono Zone speaker output from my Denon Receiver to power both speakers. Just need to know if the volume box can handle the 16 ohm load. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
[ Brian  Mar 28, 2018 ]
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Technically, it can, but the impedance selector on this is there so you can magnify the ohms coming into this selector so that a receiver can see an 8 ohm load. I think you should just parallel wire the speakers and then set the impedance selector to raise that as needed. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Apr 09, 2018 ]  Staff
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Is this control compatible with the Niles SS-6?
[ Steven  May 20, 2015 ]
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I do not know the answer to this question but I do enjoy my Niles WVC100E weatherproof stereo volume control.
[ Thomas  May 22, 2015 ]
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Steven, I don't know about compatibility with the Niles SS-6, but I use this control with the Russound P75 dual-source power amplifier, if that helps. TH
[ TYLER  May 21, 2015 ]
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Hi, can I run two pairs of speakers from this one volume control? Thanks.
[ Lee  Aug 10, 2014 ]
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Sorry, I don;t know.
[ CLINTON  Aug 19, 2014 ]
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No. Inside the controller there is connection of four wires coming in and four going out, one pair of speakers. Also the 14 gauge wire they recommend is very tight although I got it to work. Niles recommends using 16 gauge due to how tight the fit is.
[ DAVID K  Aug 11, 2014 ]
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Niles has some good volume controls that can handle two or more speakers.
[ DAVID  Aug 11, 2014 ]
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This control is only meant to run 1 pair of speakers so you risk damage to the volume control, speakers, and or amplifier.
[ DAVID  Aug 10, 2014 ]
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