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Item # 190WVC100K | MFR # FG01654
Price Break: -$25.99
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When you install a separate volume control for your outdoor speakers, you won't have to run indoors every time you want to change the level of your music. The weatherproof WVC100K boasts a rugged, corrosion-resistant design that's built to withstand the elements season after season.
This in-wall control also offers impedance matching, which means you can safely make it a part of a multi-room speaker system incorporating up to 6 pairs of speakers. You won't have to install a speaker selector or any other type of protection device.
Anonymous, Gilroy, CA
Average Customer Review(s):
Very happy with this purchase, easy to install. Works great!
My house was pre-wired for outdoor speakers, but I needed a control to put in the junction box. With it being outside and the tendency for frequent rain, I was pleased to find one designed for outdoor. It's a solid built control, simple to install, and no issues with it's performance.
Replaced a unit after 12 years
Pros: Performs well
Cons: After 12 years leaked and water from a lawn sprinkler ruined it.
Works great. Good value
Pros: Works well. Different cover plate options with matching screws.
Cons: A little longer screws for stucco walls would help.
If one is using wired technology, this is a necessary component since it allows volume to be controlled at the point of listening.
Pros: Easy to install and it works.
Pros: Weather proof
Cons: Kobe Clicks as you turn up or down. I would like it to be smooth
Great volume control. Impedance matching makes installing multiple sets of outdoor speakers easy. Nice looking knobs and plates versus the standard grey PVC controls. Make sure you use a deep single gang box to accommodate the wire and control.
Pros: Looks good, Impedance controls,
Cons: Needs a lot of space in the box, will not accept 14 gauge only 16 gauge or less
Overview: The WVC100K is a waterproof 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.
Four Colors: The WVC100K installs in-wall in an outside location 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 WVC100K 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.
Impedance Compatibility: The WVC100K can be used with 4-, 6-, or 8-ohm speaker systems.
Outdoor Wall Mount Application: The WVC100K volume control is designed for environmental wall-mount installation. It comes with a waterproof rubber gasket to protect the volume control's internal circuits from moisture.
Speaker Wire: The WVC100K 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 WVC100K, you will need a Phillips screwdriver and wire stripper.
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Works great, this is my third![ ANTHONY Sep 19, 2017 ]
I worked with Tony in the AV Design group. He was extremely helpful in minimizing my cost but getting the most out of my system![ David Aug 18, 2017 ]
Replace an existing one that appears to be going bad.[ Roberto Jun 14, 2017 ]
Needed for outdoor speakers.[ Brian Dec 02, 2016 ]
Buying these o adjust the volume of speakers which are powered via zone 2 of my Yamaha receiver. It will be nice to not have to walk back to the room where the receiver is to adjust the volume.[ E Jun 12, 2016 ]
Seems like a high quality outdoor speaker volume control with selection of color plates/knobs[ Gregory Jan 11, 2016 ]
Hi Monee, Yes. This is wired between the receiver/amplifier and the speaker. It shuts down my Polk Atrium outdoor patio speakers and my Yamaha ceiling speakers in the shower and bath just fine. It will not turn off self-powered speakers though.[ Michael Aug 28, 2017 ]
It will control the volume to zero, but it doesn't power off your amp.[ FRANCISCO J Aug 28, 2017 ]
Yes - will control volume from zero (off) to max.[ James Aug 28, 2017 ]
Yes it will[ Joe Aug 28, 2017 ]
This can handle one pair of speakers not two.[ Jim Aug 24, 2016 ]
One pair only[ David Aug 23, 2016 ]