Speaker Volume Controller RMS 100W (Rotary Type) - White
    Product # 8243
    Speaker Volume Controller RMS 100W (Rotary Type) - White
    Product # 8243
    $17.87
    Wattage : 100W
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    Speaker Volume Controller RMS 100W (Rotary Type) - White

    This is a rotary-type wall plate volume control for speaker systems with power ratings of up to 100 watts per channel and impedance ratings of 4 to 16 ohms. This rotary control can be set to one of twelve positions, including the minimum (off) and maximum volume settings.

    The wall plate mounts into a standard single-gang, low-voltage wall bracket (not included) and has inputs and outputs for one pair of stereo speaker wires (4 input connections and 4 output connections). It can accept speaker wire in sizes from 14 to 16 gauge and provides a frequency response range of 35 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-2db) at the full power rating of 100 watts per channel.

    Please note: This volume control does not include a wall mounting bracket.



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    Specifications
    Input 2 channels, 100 watts per channel
    Output 2 channels, 4 to 16 ohms impedance matching
    Frequency Response 35 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-2 db) at rated power
    Wire gauge 14 to 16 AWG
    Material Plastic ABS
    Depth 2 3/4"

    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
    Speaker
    Impedance
    Amplifier
    Rating
    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

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    Ordered Two - One works the other is bad
    One was bad, ran extremely hot - dangerous. Then stopped working all together. Second one operates properly.



    going to need to have the defective unit replace. I wasted several hours troubleshooting this - in the end, it was just a defective unit... A little frustrated. I understand this sort of thing happens - but reading the reviews, it seems that it's a little too regular for this to happen. This is a poorly manufactured/tested product.
    July 27, 2014
    Absolute Garbage
    All of you who gave this product a great review, I urge you to measure the actual impedance going to your amp. You are more than likely damaging your amp, the expected impedance is not what you are led to believe. I have gone through 6 of these volume controllers, all of which had the same issue, a simple 2 speaker pair configuration: 2 pairs of 6 ohm speakers with the controller in 2X jumper configuration. The expected impedance at the amp should be 6 ohms. I measure anywhere from 2 ohms to 4 ohms on my amp. the amp is only rated for 6-16 ohm speakers. The impedance also changes when the volume knob is increased or decreased, the impedance should stay the same regardless of volume position.I contacted customer service multiple times to get a clarification on how the controllers work and get no where.I all I get in response is an RMA option for exchange or return. In my experience these units don't impedance match.

    PROS: cheap price

    CONS: doesn't work as advertised
    May 14, 2014
    Great product
    Fairly easy to install, clear instructions. Works well. I have it installed for 2nd zone speakers on a porch, works great, and makes it so you don't have to go inside to change the volume.

    PROS: Works well.

    CONS: Requires very deep outlet box, not standard box
    December 19, 2013
    Rotary Audio Volume Control (100 watt handling capability)
    5/5

    PROS: Nice design. Perfectly match my existing Decora light switch plates. Little to zero loss in sound quality and volume. Knob has discreet settings and I like the subtle "click" sounds as the knob is rotated.

    CONS: After very little use, for reasons unknown, turning the knob felt like gum was stuck inside. The nice clicking sound disappeared, the knob was a chore to turn, and it felt rubbery, which rendered this volume control to be completely unacceptable. I purchased seven of these, but have only used one, so far, as part of a test setup before installing the rest of them throughout my house. It may be that this defect may be isolated to the one VC that I chose to use, but I'm not taking a chance and will return the rest for a refund.
    May 28, 2014
    Functional and capable
    Typical product from Monoprice: cheap and functional. This device is better capable of handling the lower parts of the audio spectrum. I blew through 2 of the 75W models with my 88W Kenwood receiver despite having the bass control all the way down. This model can pump out some heavy sound while keeping highs crisp and undistorted.

    If you need a great volume controller, spend the little bit of extra money and buy this 100W model. You won't regret it.

    PROS: Device is built better than the 50W and 75W models.

    CONS: Much larger transformers than the smaller models means that you have to modify your gang box. I'm using a steel case gang box with "battleships" for retainers, and I had to take off the side panel of the box to fit this unit into the wall.
    October 9, 2011
    100 watt Volume Control
    Ordered two of these 100 watt volume controls for my deck speakers, installed one and only worked on one channel, on top of that the knob was very hard to turn. Installed the second one without issues and was pleased with the sound .Monoprice shipped me another to replace the defective one without delay or having to return the original. Make sure you have deep single gang box or better yet an open back low voltage box. As a professional installer I would not

    recommend these for a customer installation. Although the price is inexpensive the call back possibility will quickly erode any savings. Very cheaply made, but good sound quality and adequate for light duty use. We will have to see the long term reliability. Very pleased with Monoprice customer service.

    PROS: Inexpensive volume control, great sound quality,

    CONS: Cheaply made, sloppy feel. Need deep single gang box or better yet open back low voltage box. Ordered two one didn't work properly, but Monoprice shipped me another one without having to return the original. Work well for price and sound is terrific, Would not use these for a customer installation, too many quality control issues. Get what you pay for.
    June 19, 2015
    White is not so White
    Had to get a 2 gang box and keep the one side blank, as this wouldn't fit into a regular single gang old-work box. Didn't want to use a low voltage ring, as the audio transformers would get dust all over them.

    The Decora Face and knob on this are NOT WHITE. When i put the white plate cover on, it's VERY off-white.

    PROS: Works greatrotary knob is BIG

    CONS: unit is very big won't fit in all elec. boxes.
    June 25, 2014
    Excellent Product
    Product arrived in great condition, installed easily, and currently operates as expected.

    PROS: Great Price!
    February 20, 2013
    Priced Right
    Easy to install. Works perfect!!!! The price was perfect. Compare to 100.00 dollars, this one cost under 20.
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    5/5
    Great product at a great price. Continue to provide the outstanding service that your company offers.
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    What size are the jumpers that adjust impedance? I either got one shipped with only a single jumper or more likely lost it during the installation as I was cramming the controller into my wall? I was hoping to pick up some spares. 2.54 mm?
    A shopper on Dec 29, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry to hear that, please feel free to contact us at tech@monoprice.com with a detailed summary of the issue you are experiencing and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
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