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This in-wall control from On-Q gives you smooth volume adjustment for any room of your home. It offers adjustable impedance magnification, so you can use a single amplifier to drive multiple pairs of speakers without about dropping impedance to levels that could potentially damage your amp. Enjoy reliable performance at a reasonable price for rooms with in-wall or in-ceiling speakers. With three different color wall plates included, you can easily match it to your décor.
Wiring this On-Q control is pretty straightforward. Connect your amplifier's left and right speaker outputs to the inputs on the back of the volume control. Then run separate wires from the On-Q's outputs to your speakers. Be sure to use in-wall rated speaker wire during your installation. If you are wiring several volume controls to the same amplifier channels, consider using use Russound's EZB-8 connecting block to make plugging in multiple sets of wires more manageable.
Anonymous, Mount Pleasant, SC
Average Customer Review(s):
Good quality solid feeling volume control. Simple to set up.
Pros: Works as advertised .
In-Wall Volume Control: The On-Q AUO100-WHLA-V1 is a high-power & impedance-matching, stereo volume control that connects between the speaker-level output of an amplifier, speaker selector, or distribution hub and a pair of speakers; providing control of speaker volume in a remote location along the wall.
High Power: The On-Q in-wall volume control is rated at 100 watts per channel for connection between high-powered amplifiers and speakers.
Impedance Matching: The On-Q AUO100-WHLA-V1 features built-in impedance matching, which enable more pairs of speakers to be connected to an amplifier than the amplifier could normally accommodate. The impedance matching volume control mates perfectly with parallel audio distribution devices. 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. Jumper plugs on the back on the volume control lets you set the impedance factor to 1x, 2x, 4x, or 8x (this will need to be done prior to final installation of in-wall volume control).
Note: The volume control also has a non-impedance matching option (1x) to accommodate a single pair of speakers for optimum fidelity.
Rotary Knob: Volume is controlled by a smooth turning, 12-step rotary knob which clicks with each turn for precise volume adjustment.
Single-Gain Box Installation: The On-Q in-wall volume control occupies a single-gang of an electrical box. Installation of the in-wall volume control is easily accomplished during new construction (at "Rough-in" before the drywall is installed) or as a retrofit to older construction ("Trim-out" after the drywall is installed and painted).
White or Almond Color: You can choose between a White or Almond knob, wall-plate, and insert. The White knob, wall-plate, and insert come pre-installed. Choose which one looks the best on your wall.
Stereo Terminal Block w/ Screw-Down Terminals: The On-Q AUO100-WHLA-V1 features two removable terminals blocks with screw-down terminals to attach the speaker wire from a pair of speakers. The screw-down terminals will accommodate 16 or 14 gauge in-wall speaker wire.
Note: Be sure not to reverse the amplifier or speaker connections, because damage to the amplifier could result.
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Can't wait to finish a multi-room install in the bathroom & dining room. [ Aleta May 30, 2018 ]
good review [ Michael Feb 18, 2018 ]
Recommended by Ottis [ John Feb 07, 2018 ]
Replacing existing Nuvo controllers so I can control the volume on my new Sonos system! [ Steven Jul 30, 2017 ]
I need to be able to adjust the volume in a remote location and this control matched the need and budget. [ Mark Jun 07, 2017 ]
recommended by Kevin Kevin's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=108 [ ronald Jun 04, 2016 ]
Service, service, service. They understand the value of customer care. Thank you! [ Bruce Mar 16, 2016 ]