Outdoor Speaker Volume Controller RMS 50W - Gray
    Product # 8235
    Outdoor Speaker Volume Controller RMS 50W - Gray
    Product # 8235
    Color : Gray
    Wattage : 50W
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    In Stock This item should ship tomorrow (10/24/2016) if ordered within 15 hours 40 minutes

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    Outdoor Speaker Volume Controller RMS 50W - Gray

    You're out in your yard enjoying your pool or BBQ. You've set up your outdoor sound system so that you can listen to music while you relax. What a hassle it is to go all the way back inside your house just to adjust the volume. Wouldn't it be easier to have a volume controller out in your patio?

    Here's your solution: an outdoor speaker volume controller. This specially designed unit comes in a weatherproof, sealed enclosure specifically designed for ootdoor installations. A simple rotary design allows you to set your audio to the perfect listening level.

    The water resistant enclosure also makes it perfect for marine (boating) applications.

    This rotary control can be set to one of twelve positions, including the minimum (off) and maximum volume settings.

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    When setting up the speaker volume controls, it is important to match the impedance of your speaker system with the load rating of your amplifier. This is done by setting the jumpers on the volume control to compensate for the number of speakers you have in a parallel configuration and the impedance level of the speakers.

    If using a single pair of speakers rated at the same load level as your amplifier, you don't need to make any changes - just leave the jumper in the default x1 position. However, if your speakers are of a different impedance level and/or you have more than one set of speakers in parallel, please refer to the following chart as a guide for setting the jumpers on the speaker volume control.

    Note that for any speakers wired in series, the overal impedance level is the sum of each speaker. So two 4 ohm speakers wired in series is the same impedance as a single 8 ohm speaker.

    Impedance Correction Chart
    Jumper Setting /
    # of Speaker Pairs
    x1 x2 x4 x8
    4 ohm speakers 2 ohms 2 pairs 4 pairs 8 pairs 16 pairs
    4 ohms 1 pair 2 pairs 4 pairs 8 pairs
    8 ohms n/a 1 pair 2 pairs 4 pairs
    8 ohm speakers 2 ohms 4 pairs 8 pairs 16 pairs 32 pairs
    4 ohms 2 pairs 4 pairs 8 pairs 16 pairs
    8 ohms 1 pair 2 pairs 4 pairs 8 pair
    16 ohm speakers 2 ohms 8 pairs 16 pairs 32 pairs 64 pairs
    4 ohms 4 pairs 8 pairs 16 pairs 32 pairs
    8 ohms 2 pairs 4 pairs 8 pair 16 pairs

    22 Reviews

    67.73% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Seemed great at first - but failed

    • wwc96,
    •  Ruckersville, VA 
    • 8/29/2016 8:39:59 AM

    Pros: great connection setup, ample room for wiring.

    Cons: overheats and dies within an hour or two of use.

    I have bought 2 of these now and they both failed within a few hours of use. of course they were working great at first so I took plenty of time to install it and get all of my wiring perfect. something gets too hot and it basically melts and then fails. I bought the 100watt rated switch and only have an 80watt amp and never even went up to 1/2 volume! so I think this product is very flawed and would recommend against this unless you are certain it is for really low-power usage. even then there is a chance this could fail then too I suppose. I figure I may have gotten to 40watts with my amp at most.

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    Outdoor Volume Control

    • Anonymous,
    •  Saint Paul, MN 
    • 8/21/2016 11:47:02 AM

    Pros: Solid unit

    Cons: Large

    Works as expected, so far. It is larger than I expected but I must not have read the specs carefully. Wish the volume were louder but I have it wired with other speakers, not directly from the amp. Wiring it was difficult initially until I realized that the terminals are removable, making it a snap to connect. After connecting the wires, simply snap the terminals back into place and it's a go!

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    solid piece

    • 19thol,
    •  St Petersburg, FL 
    • 8/2/2016 7:43:05 AM

    Pros: works as advertised

    Cons: wire connectors

    as stated in other reviews, connectors a little difficult to deal with, but a solid piece of kit and I would order again.

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    Product no longer working

    • Anonymous,
    •  Ogdensburg, NY 
    • 7/25/2016 10:12:04 AM

    This product did work for 2 years, but now no longer works properly. It isnt like the volume control is fully exposed to elements either since it is in my porch. Essentially one speaker is working fine but the other one isnt coming out properly. Having removed all the wires and reconnected them without the volume control, i can see the volume control is the problem. I have tried to fix the potentiometer with some fader lube but didnt work either. Now I have to buy another one since this one is likely out of warranty...but cant say I would want to replace it with the same one anyway. I dont recommend this product.

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    Looked better than it is

    • Lois Voltage,
    •  Victoria, BC 
    • 4/14/2015 11:09:39 AM

    Pros: Cheap, and the only weatherproof (time will tell) volume control I could find.

    Cons: Poor design
    Poor quality
    Useless gaskets

    Unfortunately, I had a client with a very particular installation requirement, and these controls looked to be the same as what he had installed. I found they were much lesser quality once they arrived. As other reviews have stated, if you're using 14 gauge speaker wire the fit will be near impossible. Even with your tails as short as you can manage, the casing is so packed that it's difficult to close, and turning the knob becomes more difficult and has a washy play between notches. The white rubber gasket that comes with the unit is oversized for the casing, and the little gaskets for the screws basically disintegrate when you unscrew them. The price looked good to begin with, but after shipping, exchange and duties they come out to nearly $45 each. 1 of the 4 controls I ordered is defective, but I don't know if I want to exchange with the same kind, especially now that I've passed the 30 day mark. These were the only outdoor volume controls I could find, but it may be better to get a better quality indoor style and use a hinged weatherproof casing.

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