This listing is for WVC100E Control only. Use description below as a general reference.
The WVC 100 and WVC 100E are weatherproof stereo impedance-magnifying volume controls that connect between the speaker-level output of an amplifier, speaker selector, or a Niles VCS HUB8 distribution hub and your speakers.
The WVC 100 is a wall-mounted volume control designed specifically for environmental use. The WVC 100E is a freestanding volume control mounted in a PVC junction box for use in environmental where a wall-mounted volume control would be impractical.
Both models adjust the volume of remotely located speakers to which they are connected by attenuating the amplifier signal. To assure minimal dissipation of internal power with virtually no power wasted as heat, Niles volume controls use autoformers instead of L-pads as the volume-controlling element.
The WVC 100 and WVC 100E are impedance-magnifying (IM) volume controls. Unlike other brands, they have additional autoformer windings that magnify the impedance of connected speakers, while allowing all 12 steps to adjust the volume of the sound. Switches on the PC board select these windings.
With the volume control providing impedance protection for your amplifier, you can create systems with no additional impedance-matching devices between the volume control and the amplifier.
In a typical application of IM controls, a system has eight pairs of 8-ohm speakers throughout the house and in outdoor locations. Connect each pair of speakers to a WVC 100/E volume control with its switch in the 8x position, eliminating the need for an external impedance�matching device to protect the amplifier. Even when playing all eight speaker pairs at once, the amplifier runs at normal operating temperatures.
- Power Handling: 100 Watts Per Channel RMS, 200 Watts Peak
- Selectable Impedance Magnifying 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X
- 12-step Control, 54dB Maximum Attenuation
- Removable Screwless Connectors Accommodate Up To 14-gauge Wire
- Pop-free Switching Between All Steps
- Recommended For Use With Niles VCS HUB 8 Speaker Distribution Hub
- UL Listed To Comply With Local Building Codes
- Surface-mounts On A Wall Or Mounts Directly On A 3/4" PVC Conduit