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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Bad to connect a different speaker in each channel of a stereo amp?

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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Yamaha RX-V757 - headphones - output impedance

People say that output impedance should be at least 8 times lower than the headphones impedance to avoid underdamping effect. But I actually can't believe what I see in the specs of my amplifier ...
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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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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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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 ...