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Wired Home CSVC50 Impedance Matching Rotary Speaker Volume Control 50W

Brand:| Model: CSVC50
Overview
Wired Home's CSVC50 Contractor Series volume control was designed to be the perfect balance between cost and performance.
Highlights
  • Best balance of price and performance
  • Includes three wall plate and insert colors
  • Removable phoenix-type connectors
Part # 
300-560
Weight: 1.5 lbs.  
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Wired Home CSVC50 Impedance Matching Rotary Speaker Volume Control 50W

Wired Home's CSVC50 Contractor Series volume control was designed to be the perfect balance between cost and performance. The most rugged autoformers were specifically chosen to offer the longest possible service life, and removable phoenix type connectors enable easy pre-wiring and installation. White, ivory, and almond Decora style wall plates and inserts are included.

Specifications: • Power handling: 2 x 50 watts max • Input/output wire AWG terminal size: Up to 14 AWG • Impedance protection: Up to 16 pairs of 8 ohm speakers • Dimensions: 4-1/8" H x 1-5/8" W x 3" D (in-wall depth 2-3/4") • Sold individually.



Product Specifications
  • TypeImpedance Protected
  • Control SurfaceRotary Knob
  • Wall Plate ColorWhite
Wired Home CSVC50 Impedance Matching Rotary Speaker Volume Control 50W
  • BrandWired Home
  • ModelCSVC50
  • Part Number300-560
  • UPC844632063497
  • Product CategoryIn-Wall Volume Controls
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (24 Reviews)
  • Weight1.5 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Wired Home CSVC50 Impedance Matching Rotary Speaker Volume Control 50W
Wired Home CSVC50 Impedance Matching Rotary Speaker Volume Control 50W is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from is what it saysworks great. looks great. sounds great. why pay for more.
Date published: 2013-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of electronics packed in tightFirst off, I will be buying and using more of these in the near future. They work great.BUT, I installed two of them in the same box using 14g wire and it got very crowded. The connectors were IMHO too small and close together, resulting in <1/8" btwn wires as they exited the connectors.With both units inserted into a 2 gang box, the wires inserted into the right hand unit were forced against the sharp soldered circuitry of the left unit. My concern is whether the solder will perforate the wire coating and compromise the circuit. I'll probably insert a spacer (cardboard) just to be safe.Again, I will be buying these again. They work great
Date published: 2013-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from will not fit wired in a retrofit box!Found the only way to put in a retrofit box is to take wire lugs off, put the unit in the box before you put it in the wall.Wire it then install the box in the wall.
Date published: 2012-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent product for the priceI've installed many of these controls for my customers and have 100% satisfaction with appearance and operation. They are just as good as Russound for much less $$. Operation is smooth, terminal blocks hold tight to 16ga wire, fit is perfect, colors are right, and the hardware is #2 Phillips. I hate flat head hardware.
Date published: 2011-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works fineIt is a basic product which works well. Kit contained 3 colors of knobs and face plates and all necessary hardware. I am personally not a fan of Phoenix connectors, but all brands seem to use them.
Date published: 2011-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Set up Our new BusinessI recently opened a new office location. We have satellite radio and needed to feed music to 8 rooms. A cool adddition was volume control in each room. These volume controllers were an awesome buy. Not expensive and work great. One of the controls was not working properly. I was able to return and have immediately replaced. AWESOME experience. Thank you for helping me have a smooth transition into our new office location.
Date published: 2010-10-12

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Wired Home CSVC50 Impedance Matching Rotary Speaker Volume Control 50W

Jumper question follow up

Just to follow up, the jumper on the speaker/output side moves to x2 and the jumper on the amplifier/input side stays at x1 or moves to x2 also? Thanks.
Asked by: MRMatt
There is one jumper per channel so they both need to be on the same setting.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-07-11

Jumper question

I am currently installing my third CSVC50 volume control, and I'm confused about the jumper, etc. I run a single 120watt receiver through a SS4 speaker selector, with the protector off, and never run more than two sets of speakers at once. The two previous volume controls govern one set of speakers connected to the receivers A speakers and one set to the B speakers via the SS4. This third control will govern an in-ceiling stereo tweeters/single woofer via the SS4. If I never run more than two sets of speakers as configured, do I need to do something with the jumper, and what, and where is the jumper to begin with? Thanks.
Asked by: MRMatt
You will want to have the two SS4 volume control jumpers on 2x, the single on channel A can stay on 1x as long as they are not all three used at the same time. They should be on 1x from the factory.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-07-10

Another jumper setup question

I installed four of these (to three pair of Dayton in-ceiling and one pair of Dayton outdoor speakers) and connected them to the Dayton Audio SS4 Speaker Selector Impedance Matching 1 In 4 Out. My receiver "blew" after our first social gathering (after the guests left and the wife wanted to crank a few of her fave tunes). Before I purchase a new receiver, I thought I better check my setup and get advice from some experts.
Asked by: MrBaja
With a setup like this, the speaker selector impedance protection needs to be off because the volume controls are doing this for you. The volume control jumpers need to be on "x4". Most standard receivers are not designed to handle a system like this. Even with impedance protection the impedance can drop below 6 ohms which is a huge load on a typical receiver which can cause failure. Your best bet is to find a receiver with preamp or second zone outputs and drive the whole house system with an external amplifier. Our Behringer A500 is a great choice for this.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-05

How to set the jumpers?

I've had three of these installed, but I may have misread the instructions to begin with. Each Volume Control is connected to a pair of 8ohm speakers. My Stereo calls for 6-16ohms/speaker.Does that mean I should use the x4 Jumper?Having a hard time understanding the chart.
Asked by: fishging
The number of volume controls determines where the jumper is set, so yes you want to use the x4 position with three volume controls.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-01-04

can I use this after a 4 pair speaker selector/volume control

I have an AVR with a 130w zone2 output that I plan to connect to a 4 pair speaker selector that has volume control for each pair (Niles or Russound brand?). 2 or 3 of the selector outputs will be for outdoor speakers, the last for a pair of ceiling speakers for my kitchen. Can I use one of these controls in the room with the speakers wired after the 4 pair switch?
Asked by: CruelSun
Yes. If you are only using one leave the jumper alone. If you are using one on each output from the selector than you want to turn the speaker protection "off" on the selector.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-01-03

Single amp and 2 sets of speakers each with their own control

I want to feed 2 sets of speakers, each with their own volume control, with one amp. Will 2 of these devices wired in parallel maintain a 4 to 8 ohm impedance to the amplifier?
Asked by: Burnt Bridge Cellars
2 stereo pairs from a stereo amp? Sure, no problem. You simply compute the total impedance of your system A = A ohms, etc.... You only need one volume controll.Impedance of circuit = (A^-1 + B^-1)^-1(I have a scientific calculator, where ^-1 = 1/AI think there's a slightly easier computation that is something like (A+B)/(A*B). Take that number and multiply it using the jumpers on the unit until it matches something your amplifier can support.
Answered by: AlonzoTG
Date published: 2012-02-18

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