Questions tagged [amplifier]

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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Can I put a powered amp inside a water/air-tight enclosure?

For a semi-permanent outdoor installation I need to waterproof a powered amplifier. (We opted against marine amplifiers for audio-input quality, and power-supply reasons) What happens if I put a ...
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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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Whats the purpose behind the gain switch on some amps?

I have been wondering why so many amps comes with a gain button/switch? It seems to boost the mids, but can someone please explain what's the purpose, reasoning and history behind the gain feature ...
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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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6 ohm speakers and 8 ohm receiver

I have a Sony Receiver STR-710 and by specification it's 8 ohm only and output power 6 x 100 Watts . I'm wondering should I buy two pairs of Yamaha NS-777 speakers which are 6 ohm 100/250 Watts. Will ...
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What is Presence?

I got an Ibanez amplifier for my keyboard and there is a dial called 'presence'. What does it do?
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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 ...