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If hi-fi speakers color sound and studio speakers are flat, why don't we mix to get the sound of the hi-fi speakers on neutral speakers?

I have heard that studio speakers aim to give the flattest possible spectra, whilst hi-fi speakers aim to flatter the sound (i.e. alter the spectra to make any music sound perceptually good). Users ...
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Simulating effect of various metal speaker grills

I'm looking to create software which will simulate the overall effect of different styles, sizes and openness of speaker grills on the audio received by the listener. So far I have the following ...
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Matrixing and Tuning of Speakers in Movie Theaters

Hello all, I am curious if anyone here has experience configuring and tuning a speaker system in a movie theater for 5.1/7.1 playback. My recent projects have given me a lot of new experience with ...
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Parabolic Speakers: Any experiences?

I'm working on an installation where the sound will probably be reproduced on a parabolic speaker; the frequency response could be worse (as low as 150Hz with a 2'-wide dish), but the frequency ...
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Curious loudspeaker in church

I was visiting a church in the Rioja region in Spain the weekend, and beside the organ keyboard, at the back of the church, there was a piece of furniture, like a cupboard, with a one meter disc of ...
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How does SONOS play 1 produce 360 sound with only 1 tweeter? [closed]

After the presentation of Apple HomePod, I read several articles of how it can become a SONOS killer. The Apple HomePod has 7 beamforming tweeters while the SONOS play 1 has only 1. But since the high ...
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Can I place loudspeakers behind the audience rather than in front?

Is it technically correct to place speakers behind your audience? What are the rules for loudspeaker placement in an auditorium?
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Behringer Eurolive B115D for keyboards

I was thinking of purchasing a speaker for my keyboard. I was looking at the Behringer Eurolive B115D [1]. Based on the specs, would I be able to connect my keyboard directly to the speaker OR would I ...
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Is baffle-step compensation obsolete because of room correction?

When installing speakers in or on wall, are baffle-step correction circuits now unnecessary? Would there be any benefit to continuing designing speakers to compensate in the crossover, or is it ...
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What to look out for when designing mixed material enclosure?

I have a (presumably naive) idea to make the front of the enclosure out of concrete. The loudspeaker itself would a sealed bookshelf type with a tweeter and a 5" woofer. I'm considering these options ...
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How do loud speaker manufacturers achieve frequency response ranges as low as 20Hz for its speakers and headphones?

I'm in the process of learning about building speakers myself, and noticed that there isn't a single speaker driver that is marketed to have frequency response ranges that drop to as low as 20Hz. I ...
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Why not pointing the loudspeaker toward the sky during open-field frequency response measurement?

I'm skimming over documentation relative to loudspeaker frequency response measurement. Regarding open-field/far-field measurements, most authors mention issues with the ground reflection. For ...
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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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Combining speaker drivers due to damaged component

I would appreciate some loudspeaker expertise. Knocked over a speaker, magnet broke off of the tweeter. Now I'm stuck in a DIY situation with the following components: One set of 2-system custom ...
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Playing MP3/AAC music on powered loudspeaker [closed]

I have a Mackie Thump15 15-Inch powered loudspeaker that I want to be able to play music from my iTunes library on. The speaker has active amplification and has a mic and line input. I read that I can ...
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Yamaha HS7 Sounds Odd

A month ago, I bought a "Like New" Yamaha HS7 off eBay. I didn't have a cable to connect these to my computer until today when I got a 1/8 inch to dual XLR cable and connected them to my ...
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My speaker makes a buzzing sound only when the aux cable is NOT connected

I seem to have the opposite of the common problem of buzzing when AUX is connected in that the speaker is fine if the aux is connected to a device, but if I remove it then it starts to buzz. Quick ...
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How to connect subwoofer, loudspeakers and monitor speakers with 2 output only from the mixer?

My mixer has only two outputs: one for the loudspeakers and one for the monitors. My active loudspeakers and active monitor speakers are already connected to these 2 outputs and work fine. Now I ...
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Attenuator/volume control between amplifier and speaker

I have a setup where an amplifier with 2 channels drives four 8 ohms 80 watts speakers on each channel. The amplifier has a single volume knob which controls volume of both channels at once. What I ...