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OVC100 Outdoor Volume Control with Self-Impedance Matching 100W Rotary Weather Resistant Housing Easy Jumper Setting

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Features & Specifications

Easily control between one and eight speakers with the OVC100 Outdoor Volume Control with Self-Impedance Matching (100W). Built with impedance matching and weather resistance, this controller is ideal for outdoor decks and patios. Featuring high permeability steel in the volume control core, this speaker volume control helps you create a rich, full sound performance without bass roll-off.

This speaker volume control includes an easy access impedance matching switch and a metal mounting plate with matching plastic. The OVC100 Outdoor Volume Control with Self-Impedance Matching (100W) has a power rating of 100 watts, peak 20Hz-20 kHz and 8 ohms stereo and comes with a 1-year warranty.

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Other Product Info

Pure Resonance Volume Control 100 Watts of optimized sound quality minimal bass roll-off and can control 1-8 pairs of speakers simultaneously with impedance matching. The autoformer design features outstanding sound quality due to high permeability steel utilization in the volume control core. The speaker wire inserts use lock clips and are detachable allowing you to connect with ease to your speakers. Come with Grey or white face plate.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By Mark from Providence RI on October 20, 2011
Have a place in the wall set to put in a volume control, can this unit be used? Or is it strictly self standing unit to be attached to a conduit?
By Customer Service - Q&A on October 20, 2011

Answer:
The SVC100 and OVC100 are identical except the OVC100 includes the outdoor housing that either mounts to a wall or on a conduit pipe.

If your in-wall location is in the house go with the SVC100. Or if you need a higher powered unit you can purchase the SVC300.

If your inwall location that you want to use is outside, you should still use the SVC100 or SVC300 but we would recommend purchasing an outdoor cover

By Eric Menesses from Covington, Louisiana on July 22, 2012
By default, What is the impedance switch set to?
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 23, 2012

Answer:
Hi Eric:

The default setting is 1/2x. The other two settings are 4x or 8x. What are you trying to do?

TL

By Eric Menesses from Covington, Louisiana on July 22, 2012
I have (2) Pairs of AP520, (2) OVC100, and (1) AMP120. One pair of speakers goes to the first OVC100 and the second pair of speakers goes to the second OVC100. The outputs from A on the amp go to the first OVC100 and B outputs go to the second OVC100. What do I need to set the volume controls to? Thank you!
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 23, 2012

Answer:
Hi Eric:

Set the Volume Controls to 1/2X. Use input #2 if only intending to do single source.

TL

By bill from wynnewood, pa on July 25, 2012
Can any of your outdoor volume controls be used on a 70 Volt system? (instead of 8 ohm)
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 26, 2012

Answer:
HI Bill:

We do offer dedicated 70Volt mono Volume Controls. The 8 ohm versions do not work for the High impedance systems (25V, 70V or 100V). They are listed under Amplifiers & Electronics/Volume Controls/70V Volume Controls.

TL

By Chad from Hawaii on February 8, 2012
Does anyone have a picture of the back, I can not believe there is capability to hookup 8 speakers!
By Customer Service - Q&A on February 9, 2012

Answer:
Hi Chad,
This volume control has a setting for 8 pairs; however, that is on the amp total, not the OVC100. Although the OVC100 is capable of running 2 pairs at max, we do not recommend it for novice installers. In order to run more than one pair, you would have to wire it in parallel. The connections are made with the lead wires that are labeled and come from the bottom. The back of the unit is the outer housing, which is sealed for outdoor use. I hope this helps. CL/ MA

By Bob from San Diego on June 10, 2012
I am running wires from my indoor amp to my outdoor jacuzzi. Jacuzzi has built in speakers (similar to boat speakers). When I hook up the wires to speakers, I get no sound. Yet I've verified that the wires are providing good sound by hooking up an indoor speaker. What do I need to make this work right?
By Customer Service - Q&A on June 11, 2012

Answer:
Hi Bob:

It seems you need to determine if the Jacuzzi speakers are working. Try connecting a short piece of speaker wire to the inputs of the Jacuzzi speakers. Then with a 9 volt battery (the rectangle ones usually found in garage door openers) touch the positive post of the battery to the red wire and then just touch the black wire to the negative post of the battery to see if you get any response out of the speaker. When you touch it briefly you should here a crackling static sound through each speaker you test. Maybe you will find out the speakers just need to be connected internally or there is a switch somewhere. Do you have a model number for your Jacuzzi so we can look up the owners manual? Good luck...

TL

By Steve from Merrickville, Ontario, Canada on August 16, 2012
I have this volume control about 1ft away from the left speaker, and the right speaker is about 20ft away. The right speaker have virtually no volume at all. I can her it if I put my head right up to it. I swapped speakers left to right and still the right speaker isn't getting any volume (confirming both speakers are good though). If I move change the balance on the amp to all left I get pretty much the same thing (as expected, all sound coming from the left speaker) but if I put it all the way to the right I get nothing. Again, putting my head up to the right speaker I just barely hear it. I have the volume control at the default jumper setting. Would changing it fix the problem?
By Customer Service - Q&A on August 17, 2012

Answer:
Hi Steve:

It sound like the Volume Control is the culprit.You should also contact us about upgrading to the OVC300. When the Volume Control is open all the way fully clockwise you should have equal output per each speaker. When you start attenuating the signal lowering the volume if the Volume control is rated too low it saturates and tends to distort at low volumes. So a new 300 watt Volume Control might be the ticket. Please contact brennan@osdaudio.com to discuss your options (tell him Tim sent you).

Good luck

TL
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By Anson from Sanford, FL on August 23, 2012
What do i set the jumper to if i installing 2 Def Tech AW6500 to a Denon avr-2309IC or possibly one speaker
By Customer Service - Q&A on August 23, 2012

Answer:
Hi Anson,
I would recommend stepping up to the OVC300. You would set Impedance to 1/2x the lowest setting for your one pair of speakers coming off the Denon receiver at 105 watts per channel.
CL 1250

Product Reviews

OVC100 Outdoor Volume Control with Self-Impedance Matching 100W Rotary Weather Resistant Housing Easy Jumper Setting
$24.84
4.5 Stars based on 33 Review(s)
Rich Calderon
Tucson, AZ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Quality Product
May 10, 2013
Excellant product. Solidly built and performs flawlessly. Was easy to install also. I will continue to purchase OSD products. Attached is a picture of how I installed the box outdoors under my pergola. Only left to do is button up the wiring.
Pros:
Quality build, and value
Cons:
None

dewayne w coats and associates,llc
front royal,va
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Still a tight fit!!!
March 12, 2013
I like this product a lot. It like all other outdoor volume controls I have used, suffer from: the box being too shallow, not enough space to dress cables and difficulty fitting cable inside the box. I would pay extra for a box that is deeper, a two gang box with a single gang reducing ring.
Pros:
* The attached pigtails * pigtails labeled *
Cons:
Box too shallow Box too narrow

Chris
Orlando, FL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Outdoor Volume Control
December 11, 2016
Exactly as expected. Works great for my application.

scott
San Diego, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Works great
August 31, 2015
Works great as advertised. I believe this is the 4th one I have purchased

Simon Hamel
Quebec, Canada
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Volume control vs Speaker selector
August 11, 2014
My setup is the following Onkyo TX-8050 80wpc w/zone A+B Zone A is used in the living room Zone B is used in the dining room. I have installed another pair of speaker for the patio. When I want to use these speakers, I simply swap the connectors on Zone B at the back of the amp. Simple but a bit annoying... I plan to install a speaker selector for controlling where I want to redirect Zone B speakers. Can the OVC100 be installed between the patio speakers and the selector ? How impedance matching on the selector will interract with that on the volume control ?

Fernando
Phoenix, AZ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Works great
November 17, 2013
The volume control works great. The item was shipped on time. Overall great experience.

Edward P. Kehoe
Carleton, Michigan
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

OSD-OVC100 Outdoor Volume Control with Self-Impedance Matching 100W
October 7, 2013
It works excellently!! I really like it! I liked that the directions were so clear and in two different places. I liked the way the wires were marked for me. It would have been nice if I could have gotten in in a 4-11/16" x 4-11/16" deep box with removable cover for the connections I needed to make and keep weatherproof also, but I just used another W/P Box almost the same color and made my connections in this. I was replacing an existing volume control.
Pros:
It stays nice and cool!
Cons:
It could use a bigger or partner box for the connections. I had to "machine" an existing box to make my speaker and amplifier connections. No Biggie with my die grinder!
Best Uses:
to control my amplifier from my pool, deck.

Eben
Hemet, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Works Well
September 18, 2013
Made & works well! Electrical wires coming out of unit could be a couple of inches longer to help when attaching to your speaker wires inside a junction box.
Cons:
Wires coming out of unit are too short (add 2")
Best Uses:
variable outdoor speaker volume control

Mike Smith
dayton, oh
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

outdoor volume control has been helpful
August 23, 2013
worked as expected

Guy
Leesburg, Virginia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Product
July 31, 2013
I replace another brand of volume controller for my deck audio system that had failed. The sound quality from the OVC-100 was far superior and I am delighted.

patrick
Chicago area
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Worked as advertised
July 25, 2013
Mounted it on the side of the house so we could have some volume control when outside. speakers will go completely quiet at the last setting. Worked very nicely with the rock speakers, our guests were impressed.
Cons:
none

cavjock22
seabrook texas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Looks Good so far
June 24, 2013
Great packaging.. I havent hooked them up yet but I am excited to hook them up soon...

Michael
mount pocono pa
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Items
June 6, 2013
Very nice outdoor volume controls.

Chris
Enfield, CT
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Solid Product
May 14, 2013
This is a well built solid device. Can't wait to install it out near the spa!

Glenn
Halifax,Nova Scotia
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Value, Easy Install
May 7, 2013
After having installed the controller, all seems to work just fine! I may have wanted to up the wattyage from 100w to 300w in retrospect, but otherwise I am happy with my purchase.

earl paasch
Sun City West, AZ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

worked great
May 6, 2013
Look good and work well

David
Monterey, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great VC for outdoor locations
May 5, 2013
Very nice unit with a great design. Could use a little bit more room to stash the wires but wall in all it's a very nice unit.
Pros:
Comes with everything you need to connect to your wiring.
Cons:
Not a lot of room for the wires and wire nuts
Best Uses:
Outdoor locations

Missileman626
Madison, Alabama
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great product!
January 20, 2013
Works great and was simple to install. The white color did fade a bit from being in direct sunlight. It is very durable and has been outside in the elements for about 7 months and still works great.
Pros:
Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Quality Construction

Gary
Denver, CO
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

High Quality Volume Control
October 1, 2012
I use this outside to hook up my outdoor spkrs so I do not have to bring my remote outside to control volume. It is attached to a speaker selector connected to Zone 2 of my Sony AVR.
Pros:
Quality Construction, Easy To Use, Easy To Set Up

Steve
Gig Harbor, WA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great so far...
September 3, 2012
We live outside of Seattle WA. where it gets a little damp evey once in awhile and so far the seal has held up and kept everything dry. So far they are doing what they are supposed to do.
Pros:
Seem Well Build, Low Power Consumption, Easy To Use, Quality Construction

JWolf
Brigantine, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Outdoor Volume Control
August 30, 2012
It does exactly what it is supposed to do ... adjust the volume at the speaker - that's it. No loss in power or sound quality. Easy to install, just splicing wires.
Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Set Up, Quality Construction

Kevin
Atlanta GA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Accesory
August 2, 2012
Great contoller, price, shipping.
Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Set Up, Low Power Consumption, Quality Construction
Best Uses:
Upgrade

Not Barbie's Kin
Phoenix,Az.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Volume control where you need it outside
July 30, 2012
This is a great addition to any outdoor wired speaker system. Waterproof with no little or no sound quality loss.Able to run multiple pairs of speakers.
Pros:
Waterproof, Mounting Options, Low Power Consumption, Easy To Set Up, Quality Construction, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Outdoors, Poolside control

J from downunder
Sydney, Australia
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Qualtiy and Experience
March 16, 2012
Simple and effective independant speaker volume control. Gets around single volume control from amp where you have more than one set of speakers. Connecting wires could be longer by 100mm. I soldered extra to make connection to speaker wires easier. Very robust all weather construction.
Pros:
Low Power Consumption, Easy To Use, Quality Construction
Cons:
Minor adjustment required

wayne's world
Kenora, Ontario
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great price and it works great
March 13, 2012
the price is great and easy to use
Pros:
Low Power Consumption, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use