Rated at 60 Watts peak, this unit is built with close attention to performance, reliability and durability. Some folks prefer the slide control over the knob type which is why we offer both. As you can see by the many reviews, the result is a blend of transparency and functionality, with low distortion and ruler flat frequency response. Like all our VMS Kits the VMS60 comes with White, Bone or Ivory Decora® inserts, outer plates, control slider.
Controls the volume in the dedicated room/zone
The Wall mounted volume controller works with almost any audio system
Low distortion and ruler flat frequency response
Three color choices, all installation materials included
Why Is Impedance Matching Important?
Impedance is a somewhat complicated topic but in general terms it is a measurement of resistance to alternating current. Speakers are specified by impedance, and a common value is 8 ohms. When you're connecting multiple speakers to a receiver or amplifier, you need to stay above the amp's minimum load requirements because going below the impedance rating can overheat or even damage expensive equipment. Volume controls such as the VMS60 have selectable impedance so you can literally match the impedance with the number of speakers being controlled with the capabilities of your amp. A basic multi-room system will typically have an amplifier/receiver, a speaker selector, four to eight pairs of speakers, and volume controls. Impedance-matching volume controls feature three settings depending on how many speakers you are connecting. For one to two pairs of 8-ohm speakers, the setting is 1/2x; for three or four pairs of 8 ohm speakers, the setting is 4X. Volume controls do not add gain (volume) to your speakers but simply attenuate the volume up or down. During setup, you'll set the source volume to its optimum level, then the volume control turns the sound down to inaudible levels.
Volume Control Type: 60W Impedance Matching Slider Style
Power Handling: 60W Peak; 30W RMS Per Channel
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Total Attenuation: 42 dB (Max)
Steps: 12 (Make Before Break)
Impedance Matching for 1/2, 4, 6, or 8 Pairs of Speakers
*Can be Used as Non-Impedance Matching if Leaving Default on Jumper Setting at 1X
Wiring Requirement: Up to 16 Gauge Wire
Removable Input and Output "Quick Connect" Phoenix Connectors
Fits in a Standard Single Gang Box - See LV1 for Mounting Bracket
Unit Dimensions: (L x H x D) 1.62" x 2.5" x 2.5"
What's Included: White, Ivory and Almond Plates, Inserts, Screws, and Slider
Warranty: 5 Years
Warning: California's Proposition 65
Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov