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80-Watt Impedance Matching Stereo Speaker Volume Control

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Wall-Mounted Impedance Matching Volume Controller for your Stereo Speakers Includes White, Ivory and Almond Change Kits

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  • Normally, most amplifiers can easily drive between four and 16 ohms of speakers. With each speaker added to an amplifier, the impedance level drops by half. If you hook two 8-ohm speakers up to an amplifier in parallel, the amplifier actually sees an equivalent resistance of 4-ohms. Hooking three pairs to one amplifier, the equivalent impedance is 2.6 ohms, which is too low for most amplifiers to operate properly. For the engineers in the crowd, the most commonly used formula in the speaker industry is 1/R(total) = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3 + etc. (R is the resistance of a speaker).

    When this Impedance Matching Volume control is used between a set of speakers and an amplifier, the volume control can present a higher impedance level for the amplifier to see. Once all the higher impedance volume controls are added up, you're back to a safe level for your amplifier.

    Use this volume control in parallel with up to 16 pairs of speakers. You can set the unit to provide an impedance load of 16, 32, 64 ohms, etc. At 16 ohms you can wire 2 pairs of speakers in parallel and still have an 8-ohm load for your amplifier. At 64 ohms you can wire 8 pairs of speakers and provide a 4-ohm load and so on. A jumper on the volume control allows easy setting of the volume control's impedance level.

    The volume control has a frequency response of 20 - 20,000Hz response and supports up to 80 watts RMS per channel. The volume control has 12 volume steps and the last position is a mechanical off so no sound will come from your speakers when the volume control is turned off. Accepts up to 14-gauge wire and includes a trim plate.

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    Manufacturer Product No.:NX-VM803C
    Number Of Speakers:8 pairs with a 8 ohm amp, 32 pairs with a 4 ohm amp.
    Wattage:80 watts
    Frequency Response:20 - 20,000Hz
    Volume Steps:12
    Max Wire Size:14-gauge

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  • Volume control
  • White decora-style insert
  • White wall plate
  • White Knob
  • Ivory decora-style insert
  • Ivory wall plate
  • Ivory Knob
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  • Almond wall plate
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