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Speaker Volume Controller RMS 100W (Rotary Type) W/ IR Function
Have complete control with this Speaker Volume Control with IR Repeater from Monoprice!
This speaker volume controller allows you to adjust the volume of your home theater system without having to get up and go to your receiver. It supports impedance matching for up to 16 pairs of speakers and 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms! It can accept speaker wire anywhere between 12AWG and 22AWG.
An IR repeater is also built into the controller, allowing you to control your source devices by simply pointing your remote towards the IR sensor. The IR repeater extends single-band IR signals.
The volume knob has a nice solid feel to it. I highly recommend this product.
PROS: price, quality, functions
PROS: price is good when compared. good little unit worked like a charm when connected. no problems. screws would look better if they were white . I substituted mine with white ones I had.
CONS: Only white face plate , not like others that have 3 colors included but maybe that saves cost.
I bought two of these units to control two pairs of indoor in-ceiling speakers (in separate areas of my basement) in combination with a Sony 2 channel receiver. Worked out pretty well and I couldn't be more happier with how it turned out. This was my first time trying something like this and I initially struggled to get the speaker wire (14AWG) to latch on to the input/output terminals of the unit. But the trick was to have only as much copper wire exposed as needed that would fit into the slot and push the speaker wire inside the slots as hard as you can while tightening the nut all the way until it can turn no more. This secures the speaker wire very well while installing the unit into the wall.
Like other reviewers have pointed out (for the non-IR model), the unit is a little large to fit/latch on to a 1 gang outlet but it wasn't a huge deal for me because the back of the wall for both my outlets led into the unfinished area and I didn't even have to use a box in the back.
PROS: Easy to use (even for a novice like me).
Input/Output slots come off the unit for easily installing the speaker wire.
CONS: Not a con but the face plate is not exactly flush with the main knob plate.