How to Use Remote Speaker Volume Controls

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How to Use Remote Speaker Volume Controls
Enjoy whole-house audio with remote speaker volume controls in every room. (speakers image by Sergey Galushko from Fotolia.com)

Remote speaker volume controls enable the adjustment of audio sound levels in different rooms of a house or business without touching the amplifier or receiver. Typically installed on the wall with adjustable knobs, remote speaker volume controls are wired to the receiver or amplifier as well as a pair of stereo speakers in a room. No matter where the amp or receiver is located, as long as it is turned on, the volume for the speakers in a specific room can be controlled by the remote switch in that room.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn on the main amplifier or receiver for the stereo system and select a playback source, such as satellite radio, a CD multi-disc changer, a connected iPod on a docking station or other audio component.

  2. 2

    Dial down the volume control knob on the remote switch.

  3. 3

    Press the "ON" button over the volume control knob to activate the speakers controlled by the remote switch. Some remote volume controls are equipped with an LED light that illuminates to show the power is on.

  4. 4

    Adjust the volume of the speakers to the desired level.

Tips and warnings

  • Check the volume level at the remote control before turning on the speakers. A sudden power surge from the volume turned up could damage the speakers.

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