The rotary volume control has a stereo cable into which you plug another 3.5mm stereo male-to-male cable and use the other end of the male-to-male cable to plug into your iPod, Zune, Smart Phone or whatever device you use for listening to music.
Now, why the volume controller only has one male connector on it (that one connects to the amp), I do not know. It would make far more sense to have both cables terminate with male connectors since the cable from the volume controller to the audio device is about 30 inches long; so it will reach just about anywhere you can put an audio device. As it is configured now, one has to connect up another cable in between the volume controller and the audio device. I have ordered a new 3.5mm male connector and will be replacing the female connector as soon as I can to simplify the setup.
The system I purchased, which includes the speaker upgrade to Polk Audio speakers but did not include the rotary volume controller, came to $287.88 including shipping. The rotary volume controller, with shipping, came to $42.41 and it is well worth getting this controller. As mentioned in my last post, this controller is easy to use even with bulky winter gauntlets so I recommend it highly.
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Last edited by miles2go; 12-04-2011 at 11:57 AM.
Reason: It needed a bit more finesse....