I had purchased a couple of rotary style impedance matching volume controls from Monoprice but as I was putting them in, the transformers are simply too bulky to fit properly into the gang box I have. The problem is at each volume control area, it is above some kind of light switch. So I've got some electrical work that is just getting in the way of it fitting properly.
The second issue is my wife thinks the rotary style volume controls look ugly. The best I can think of (aside from dropping $1000+ on some kind of integrated system like from Nuvo (preferable) or HTD) is to get a slider type. She seems ok with that. I've looked at many slider type volume controls but I don't want to start ordering items without knowing if they will be bulky. I realize my question is a little vague without providing dimensions but I'm just looking for any recommendations for a slider controls that are good quality, look nice, don't feel "cheap" and aren't bulky.
The speakers that the volume control will be controlling can handle up to 100+ watts but I doubt the receiver will be putting out that much. I'll be hooking up 3 pairs of speakers in parallel (hence the need for the impedance matching controls) to a zone B on a Pioneer VSX-1021-K.
I guess for more background, I had looked into the Lutron Chopin controls. Those actually looked pretty good for what I wanted to do, however you need an entire controller per zone, and I have 3 zones... it just seemed weird the way it worked.
The mid-level system from HTD looked pretty good, but for $1100... it's just too much for me to spend at the moment. Same with the Nuvo Essentia (that would be my dream pick though simply because the controls look pretty slick).