The Smarthome SELECT Outdoor Rated Impedance Matching Knob-Style Stereo Volume Control connects between the speaker-level output of an amplifier, receiver, or speaker selector
and your speakers
. It is a weather-resistant volume control mounted in a PVC-style junction box, ideal for use in areas exposed to outdoor environmental conditions. The device allows you to locally adjust the volume of remotely located speakers by attenuating the amplifier signal, without the need or hassle of going to the amplifier to adjust the volume.
This volume control features an impedance-magnifying design, which will magnify the impedance of connected speakers, while allowing all 12 steps to adjust the volume of the sound - offering impedance protection for your amplifier. This product is also rated for 100 Watts per channel, unlike other similar volume controls that are only rated 50 Watts - an important feature, especially for outdoor speakers, which usually need to be played at a louder volume because of the sound dissapation that occurs in open environments. Removable speaker connectors make installation quick and easy. A special cover plate, knob, and gasket seal the volume control, permitting outdoor use. Using the included hardware it can be surface mounted on a wall or it can be pole mounted a 3/4" PVC conduit.
Typically an outdoor-style volume control is used in locations where an indoor, in-wall volume control cannot be installed (either because it is impractical or because the outdoor elements would damage the components). This would include almost any outdoor speaker application, where the convenience of controlling the speaker volume without the need to go inside your home is desired. It is perfect for placement on your back patio, deck, near a pool and hot tub, or near a barbecue.Smarthome Product Overview Video:
For indoor, in-wall volume controls, consider the Smarthome SELECT Impedance Matching Knob-Style Stereo Volume Control
or the Smarthome SELECT Impedance Matching Slide-Style Stereo Volume Control
, each sold separately.