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# 119047 18-May-2013 11:34
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Where can I buy a simple volume control unit? Have 2 Bose outside speakers fed from an amplifier and the 15 year old volume control unit housed in an external box has croaked?! Have searched online but cannot track down anything in NZ. Thanks

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  # 821543 18-May-2013 11:41
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I've seen them in big-box stores, I've seen them in specialist audio stores...
Is it situated inside or outside?
Niles is the standard, Speakercraft is another unit made in the same factory as Niles.

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  # 821544 18-May-2013 11:41
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This might be suitable?
70 Watt Speaker Attenuator                    

                                         Attenuates the audio signal by 46dB on an 8-ohm system.
* Graduated in 12 steps
* Stereo
* Accepts 16 to 22 gauge wire
* Screw terminal termination
* Suit our PS-0480 Wall Plate
* Cut-out measures 33 x 67mm
* 62mm mounting depth from finished wall required
* Wiring Diagram supplied    


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  # 821612 18-May-2013 14:07
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Thanks for that - wonder if will get 15 years out if this one - outside!

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  # 821663 18-May-2013 17:47
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If you're putting it outside, don't waste your time with the indoor variant from Jaycar.
Spend a little more on something like a Niles or Speakercraft volume control that is actually designed for outdoor usage. Rusting / dis-colouring / not working = all the things that can go South on outdoor speaker volume controls, so it's worth getting one designed to do the job IMHO.
My $0.02.

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