Hi all...I'm installing a car stereo in my shop because of its small footprint. I also want to hook up two speakers inside and two outside each pair with its own volume control. That way the head unit volume acts as master and then I can control the speakers individually.
My challenge has been in finding reasonably sized controls. All I could find are these huge in-wall controls made for home theaters. There's got to be something smaller out there. Any help is greatly appreciated.
thank you all for the replies. I'm not looking at spending a small fortune but within a $100 is acceptable. Wasn't planning on installing amplifiers, nor did I want to do any soldering . I'll search for the faders. They seem to be just what I want.
I would not recommend using an in-wall type attenuator.
There are 2 reasons: (without going deep in technical crap)
1. Car stereo gear is simply not robust enough to handle the continuous use when feeding a resistive load.
2. Most inwall VCs have a shared ground path, most car stereos have to be 100% isolated.
If size is the only criteria, you might want to find a good brand name micro system. It is going to way more stable, have a decent remote, likely better sound, deal just fine with inwall VCs, easy to add subwoofers should you get the urge, etc...