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Wired Home VR60R Rotary Audiophile Grade Speaker Volume Control 60W

Brand:| Model: VR60R
Overview
Wired Home proudly presents the VR60 series resistor-based volume controls. No longer does the demanding audio enthusiast have to settle for the frequency roll-off inherent with transformer-based volume controls.
Highlights
  • Only audiophile-grade resistors attenuate the sound
  • Wide-band frequency response without transformer roll-off
  • Three Decora style wall plate color choices included
  • Phoenix type removable connectors
Part # 
300-556
Weight: 1.5 lbs.  
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Wired Home VR60R Rotary Audiophile Grade Speaker Volume Control 60W

Wired Home proudly presents the VR60 series resistor-based volume controls. No longer does the demanding audio enthusiast have to settle for the frequency roll-off inherent with transformer-based volume controls. Only audiophile-quality wire wound non-inductive resistors are introduced to the signal path between the amplifier and speakers. Highs remain crystal clear; lows are kept tight and accurate. White, ivory, and almond wall plate sets are included. Phoenix-type removable connectors are used to facilitate a simple installation process.

Specifications: • Power handling: 2 x 60 watts max • Input/output wire AWG terminal size: Up to 14 AWG • Dimensions: 4" H x 1-1/2" W x 2-5/8" D (depth in wall 2-1/8").



Product Specifications
  • TypeResistor Based
  • Control SurfaceRotary Knob
Wired Home VR60R Rotary Audiophile Grade Speaker Volume Control 60W
  • BrandWired Home
  • ModelVR60R
  • Part Number300-556
  • UPC844632063480
  • Product CategoryIn-Wall Volume Controls
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (5 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 VR60R Rotary Audiophile Grade Speaker Volume Control 60W
Wired Home VR60R Rotary Audiophile Grade Speaker Volume Control 60W is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs to go on a diet.I gave the VR60R a 4 out of 5 for performance and value because of the decent price, they seem to sound fine and they turn off completely.Their main drawback for me is that they are an extremely tight fit in a std. electrical box (as that is what I had to work with). I had the luxury of having a double-box to place them in, but still had to roto-off the box's studs for the cabling hold-downs to get a flush fit.Also, the ramp-style of the speaker wire hold-down on the Phoenix Connector is not the greatest - I prefer the clamp-style used on the Dayton Audio MA1240a multi-zone amp.I would also like to see an 80 watt version, since the Dayton Audio MA1240a multi-zone amp can be bi-amped to 80 watts.
Date published: 2011-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductThese controls do not rob the low bass that the impedance matching controls do. I have used hundreds of these in whole house installations, including ten in my own home. There is no fit problem as described in another review. He obviously did not have the low voltage box deep enough in the wall.
Date published: 2011-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Used throughout my homeI purchased around 10 of these when I put speakers throughout my home. They look great and work perfectly. The extra plates came in handy as white wouldn't work in some rooms, so I opted to use the almond.
Date published: 2009-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Partsexpress is great, but this control is notThe decora insert is too thick to alow the cover plate to sit flush against the wall. In order to get the plate flush, i had to sand down ~ 1/8" of the decora insert. I also had to drill a countersink in the center afterwards. I love partsexpress, but the control is made in china, and the lack of engineering shows.
Date published: 2008-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good performance and priceThis volume controller was easy to install, and works exactly as promised. If it adds any noise to the signal, I can't detect it.
Date published: 2007-12-28

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Wired Home VR60R Rotary Audiophile Grade Speaker Volume Control 60W

Connecting VR60R with Bridged Speakers

I recently purchased the Dayton Audio ADS6Z bundle with the MA1240 12-channel amp and several speakers/VR60R controls. I plan to bridge the speakers (wiring to the back of the MA1240 as shown in the manual, page 3, "Close Up of Connections" http://www.parts-express.com/pedocs/manuals/300-815-dayton-audio-ma1240-manual.pdf) as running stereo for my application is not necessary and I am trying to minimize the "home runs" to the MA1240.While there are no explicit instructions on how to hook up VR60R with the speakers bridged:(1) Is it possible to utilize the VR60R for bridged speakers and(2) Should I simply keep the wiring consistent with the hookups on the back of the MA1240 when wiring in/out of the VR60R?Thank you for your time!
Asked by: swrutherford
Okay - After reading what you wrote - a few times - and referring to the URL etc... I think I have some general suggestions.1) The only reason to bridge is if you need more power for a specific speaker. ie: one room is larger and has bigger speakers or you are using 4 in series or parallel.2) I'm sorry about the homerun wiring issue. Welcome to the joys of whole house AV. You always want home runs - the more the better. It allows you more control today and in the future if you make changes without having to tear up the house and paint again. Also - there's the practical aspect related to power loss over distance / impedance issues...3) Consider your run lengths and use the proper gauge wire to minimize those effects.4) Know your local code on low voltage wiring. Color coded CL-3 is best. There are many brands that aren't too pricey that are generic... Just make sure it's stranded copper... (shielding is not typically an issue with speaker line - just don't run parallel with high voltage power runs within walls etc.)I hope this helps with your project. Slow and easy wins the race. Take your time, think it out (as you are) and you'll end up with a system that addresses your needs both today and into the future.
Answered by: MarkAJH
Date published: 2012-07-01

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