An amplifier is a device for taking a signal level electrical signal and increases it to a level that can be used to power a speaker

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Guitar amp sound distorted when miked up

I am trying to understand an issue I have when I record tubed guitar amps on the distortion channel with a standard SM57. I always feel like my miked sound is much more distorted than the actual ...
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What would I need to get percussive sounds out of my acoustic guitar? [migrated]

I've been playing guitar for a while, but I don't have much experience with electronics or amplification. I have an acoustic electric guitar that I believe has an under saddle piezo pickup. I'm ...
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Why do we need power amplifier with hundred watts of power?

For normal home audio systems, the speakers usually have sensitivities around 85~90 dB. So according to the sound pressure chart, it's pretty loud already at 1 Watt of power. Then why do audio ...
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Connecting multiple speakers to a stereo amplifier? [closed]

Can it damage a stereo amplifier to connect multiple speakers into a single channel, playing at full or high volume? As an example, consider the Cambridge A1: Input Impedance: 47k ohms Loudspeaker ...
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Bad to connect a different speaker in each channel of a stereo amp? [closed]

Will it damage the speakers or amp if I connect non-matching speakers to it? For example: a Paradigm speaker (7seMk3) to the left channel (it's tweeter doesn't work, but the 2 woofers are nice and ...
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What are good amplification methods for percussive fingerstyle (on an acoustic guitar)?

I have a guitar with an active pickup built-in. It works fine in normal playing, but when playing percussive fingerstyle (example below), there are two big issues: ...
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Amplitube VST won't respond to MIDI PC messages from Ableton Live

I have been dealing with this problem for a few months now without any success and I was wondering if anyone has ran into this issue. The scenario I'm about to describe used to work flawlessly ...
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What makes a headphone monitoring amplifier so expensive? any tips for alternatives?

I was looking for some simple headphone amplifiers for translation booths, to give the translators the ability to adjust the volume of their headphones. No need for super Hi-Fi quality in a relatively ...
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Left channel dropped on TA-5650

I have a TA-5650 VFET amp. It has worked great for years, but every once in a while it would drop the left channel. A few times now I have blown the case out with air and the problem has gone away ...
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Wiring an 120W amp head to the box (stereo)

I have a 120W amp head which has two outputs in the back and a switch for 16/8/4 Ω. In the instructions there is a table which is not perfectly clear to me. Does "1x 16Ω" mean one speaker of 16Ω or ...
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All-in-one CD-receiver vs. component receiver

I am looking for a music system for my living room. I haven't been really listening to the music at home for years (only going to classical music concerts), and now want to bring it back into my life. ...
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How are tube amps constructed?

need a Little HISTORY about Tube Amplifiers or Tube Sound, need Signal Processing theory of the same, Its Schematics and importantly need how it is RE-Modeled into a DSP Plugin. (either by ...
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I need some information about vintage tube amplifiers

Editing My question again. I need a Little HISTORY about Tube Amplifiers or Tube Sound, need Signal Processing theory of the same, Its Schematics and importantly need how it is RE-Modeled into ...
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Amplifier Power Ratings

I want to understand the rating of my Marantz PM6002 amp. The backplate says: System 1: 4 - 16 Ohms System 2: 4 - 16 Ohms 1 + 2 : 8 - 16 Ohms So looking at the backplate, am I within the stated ...
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If I want to use a microphone with a portable mini amp, will a preamp/mixer significantly improve the sound quality? This is for small live gigs

I'm an amateur musician who knows very little about audio equipment, but I'd like to start learning and have my own basic setup so as not to rely completely on the equipment at venues (sometimes they ...
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What is the 'click' noise that an amplifier makes after you turn it on/off?

I have two old Aiwa P22 amplifiers. When I turn one amplifier on I hear small 'click' noise from the inside of the amplifier 2-3 seconds after I turn the amplifier on, when I turn the amp off again I ...
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How Do You Clean RCA Ports?

I have an old amp which is beginning to show wear and scratches on its RCA ports. However, alcohol, water, and a simple cloth dont work and cannot remove the grime on the ports. What is the best ...
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Carver amp/receiver speaker problem

I have a Carver amp/receiver withy phono, cd and tape inputs, two sets of speakers A and B. From time to time the right speakers (or the left) will simply go out. What is wrong?
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For a studio, what kind of speaker system network should one opt for?

For a Film Post Studio what kind of studio speaker network would be good , Active or Passive ? Why ?
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Is the Behringer A500 Ultra-linear amplifier a good purchase?

Hi all, At home I monitor on passive Dynaudio Acoustics BM5s, which I like very much. However, as my power amp has broken, I'm looking for a replacement. For the money (~£160) the Behringer A500 ...
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Amp for live music/sound design?

Hi folks. This question may seem a bit off topic, (but it's sound designy, I promise!) I value the opinions here, and I wonder if anyone with a background in sound reinforcement has any advice. I ...
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Amp Syncing Problem

What would cause an amp to all of a sudden start sending a signal at a higher pitch and a faster speed? The System: Base System Dell PC w/ SFX 5.60 build 24 -> echo gina 24/96 -> a&h ...
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amp for a viewing room

Hi guys I'm starting work at a film production company and they asked me to source an amp for playback in the edit suite for playback of the project to the director, producers and investors. Which ...