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Speaker Accessory Type
Volume Controls
Features
Hardwired
Impedance Matching
Wall Mounted
Wired
# of Channels
2 Channels
Color
Almond
Black
Ivory
White
Maximum Power Handling
100 Watts
Ease of Installation
Intermediate (Installs < 60 minutes)
Brand
Xantech
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Control the Volume of your Home's Stereo Speakers with a Wall-Mounted Controller
Xantech XVCD100 100W Impedance Matching Volume Control, Decorator-style Insert Rotary Knob
Xantech XVCD100 100W Impedance Matching Volume Control, Decorator-style Insert Rotary Knob
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Xantech XVCD100 100W Impedance Matching Volume Control, Decorator-style Insert Rotary Knob
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Overview

  • 100-Watt RMS capacity
  • Rotary knob spins right for increased volume and left for decreased volume
  • Allows up to 16 speakers to be connected to one amplifier
  • Easy to set impedance match level
  • Includes decorator-style insert, trim plate and knob in White, Ivory, Almond, and Black

Essential Info

If you have a multi-room audio system, you can control the volume of speakers in individual rooms by installing wall-mounted volume adjusters in each zone. If you are running more than one pair of speakers from the same amplifier speaker outputs, this impedance matching volume control will allow you to compensate for the impedance drop of using multiple sets of speakers in parallel. The 100-Watt Impedance Matching Volume Control wires between your amplifier/receiver and the speakers, letting you adjust the speaker volume with the soft touch 12 step rotary attenuation knob. A compact size and removable terminal blocks that accept up to 14-Gage wire make this volume controller an easy install. This product comes with the convenience of white, ivory, almond and black decorator-style inserts and volume knobs to match your home d├ęcor.

Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • 1x - Volume Controller
  • 1x - White, Ivory, Almond, and Black Decorator-Style Inserts and Volume Knobs
  • 1x - Owner's Manual
  • More Info

    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 100 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. It accepts up to 14-gauge wire and includes a trim plate.

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Manufacturer:Xantech
    Manufacturer Product No.:XVCD100
    UPC:04277731428
    Power Handling:100 Watts continuous
    Impedance Matching:Adjustable for up to 8 speaker pairs (1, 2, 4, 8 pairs)
    Attenuation:11 steps plus Off; max 42 dB
    Frequency Response:20Hz-20kHz +/-1 dB
    Speaker Terminals:14 gauge, Quick Connect (detachable)
    Mounting:Minimum 20 cu. in. J-box or Mud Ring
    Speaker Compatibility:4-, 6-, or 8-ohm speaker systems
    Certifications:UL Listed


    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
    Manufacturer contact information: Xantech LLC, Tel: (800) 843-5465 Ext 355

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    Reviews

    10 Ratings
    5 star: 20%  (2)
    4 star: 20%  (2)
    3 star: 10%  (1)
    2 star: 40%  (4)
    1 star: 10%  (1)
    Average Customer Rating
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    COLIN -- yardville, NJ   6/13/2013
    Works very well. Only complaint could be it's very deep. I used an old work box, and had to clip some of the back out, as this switch was too deep to fit in. It's very heavy, that's why i wanted a full box, rather than just a low voltage ring.
    SCOTT -- st brelade, XX   2/25/2013
    Actually still to install but had to submit a review as part of review of overall order, but am not expecting any issues as have other kit from this manufacturer and never had any issues.
    SARAH -- lincoln, NE   8/20/2012
    These do not come with wall cover plates!! Big inconvenience!! Who would have thought that the plates didn't come with!
    new home owner -- lincoln nebraska   8/7/2012
    These volume control knobs work fine but beware, there are NO FACE PLATES included. We have had a heck of a time trying to find matching face plates now.
    ROBERT S -- charlotte, NC   6/23/2012
    Great Price for a simple product...a no brainer.
    CHARLES -- charlotte, NC   7/19/2010
    not as well made as unit I was replacing. cheap terminals. one broke before I completed installation

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