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Speaker Volume Controller RMS 75W (Slide Type) - White
This is a slider-type wall plate volume control for speaker systems with power ratings of up to 75 watts per channel and impedance ratings of 4 to 16 ohms. This slider 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 75 watts per channel.
Please note: This volume control does not include a wall mounting bracket.
- User's Manual (Aug 11, 2011)
|Input||2 channels, 75 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|
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
|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|
PROS: Value, simple to install
PROS: Fairly easy to install.
Has clean look on wall.
CONS: The box is a little bulky
We installed 4 of these and they work perfectly.
PROS: Easy to install, Solid construction, Looks and works Great!
PROS: Excellent product, solid construction. Variable impedance a plus. Purchased 5 with no DOA's. Easy to install, no issues!
PROS: Looks and feels nice, Clicks into place so you can adjust all the volume controls to the same setting
CONS: Ordered 5 and 1 sticks as it goes down, not too bad but sometimes its annoying to push.
Knob would be better for kids or guest usage.
PROS: Works great if you are careful. Doesn't distort sound or attenuate.
CONS: Slider switch will come loose from the control if the volume is not moved in a slow controlled movement.
PROS: Well they are white
CONS: The slider moves hard. They feel cheap. Poor quality
PROS: Not any real pros when the units are simply defective
CONS: 4 out of 4 defective
The time spent in installing and uninstalling and testing three units led me to a logical conclusion that the design of the product was faulty and the failed units were not an aberration. I do not have the time or inclination to go through a lengthy process of replacing defective units with more defective units. If anyone at Monoprice simply takes a look at these controls they will confirm my conclusion they are an inferior product.
Clearly, this product is inferior. Disappointed customer.
PROS: For 5 years I placed numerous orders with Monoprice and I never had an occasion to return a product. I had always been pleased with the quality of the product received.
CONS: Extremely poor quality product
Thank you for your review on PID 8245. My sincere apologies for the inconvenient experience faced with this volume controller. I will submit a complaint regarding the slide issues found so our product team can look into the matter further. We truly value your time and feedback as it helps us continue to bring in higher quality products. Sorry again for any trouble this may have caused. If there is anything else that I can assist you with, please feel free to let me know!
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