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Speakers are electro-mechanical devices designed for the conversion of electrical waveforms into acoustic waves

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How loud must a speaker be for the sounds from it to be audible when the ambient noise is 80 dB, i.e. a speaker beside a highway

I am considering the miniature speakers of CUI Devices for a project. The ambient noise may be as loud as 60 dB to 80 dB (the speaker could for isntance be placed close to a highway), but could just ...
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How do I connect active speakers

I have a pair of Mackie MR524. I would like to use them with my laptop and tablet. To simply plug in my tablet or phone without an interface what cables do I require? I have RCA, XLR to 3.5mm XLR to ...
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For sound quality, how do professional speakers compare to audiophile equipment?

In terms of accurately reproducing an instrument or voice sound how do big professional speakers like Meyers compare to audiophile speakers like Tannoy Eatons? In other words, if you stand 50 feet ...
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Why aren't amplifiers aimed AWAY from the audience on live shows?

We all know the problems it causes for the sound engineer at concerts when the guitarist raises the volume mid show. "It goes to 11" But why are amps always behind the artists aimed out at ...
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How does a speaker cable gague relate to its cross sectional area?

According to this chart, it seems that gauge and cross-sectional-area are inversely proportional (larger cross sectional means smaller gauge). I am finding it hard to understand a statement in my ...
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Whine from speakers when there is no audio playing

As the title says, there is a loud whine from speakers when I am not playing an audio track on my PC. The PC has a stereo output to a Yamaha AX-590 (yes, it's old) amp that goes into two SB-CR77 ...
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How many channels should a Dolby Atmos movie have?

A Dolby Atmos surround sound system is a Dolby surround sound system with height speakers added. So definitionally, to call something “Dolby Atmos content” just means that it has height channels in ...
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Speaker noises when computer falls asleep. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? How do I fix it?

Setup- computer > audio interface > monitor speakers I want my computer to sleep occasionally so my external displays, etc aren’t draining power or blasting light at me while not in use. But ...
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Passive speaker

I’m working on a project for a cabinet with a passive speaker made out of wood I was thinking about 4-6 holes for it, and I would like to close-open that holes to raise the volume or turn down the ...
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Sound pressure level of speakers and hearing damage

I noticed that is common to buy home speakers that are advertised as 135 - 136 db. For example The box Pro. But here it says that sound pressure above 90 db can lead to hearing damage if you are ...
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Are transmission line enclosures only good for subwoofers?

Very interested in building a transmission line enclosure as a DIY project. But I'm wondering would you get good results from using reference speakers in a 2.1 design where another external subwoofer ...
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What speaker parameters are of importance when the speakers need to perform well at low volumes?

What speaker properties (sensitivity, impedance, frequency response, etc...) have a significant impact on the quality of the sound at low volumes? I understand that sound quality is subjective, but I ...
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How can I create a decent video conference setup with a standalone microphone and speakers?

Since COVID hit the world we've all been doing a lot more video calls for work. For me that's been no different and I'm doing calls every day. I had a steelseries arctis 7 headset for a while, but ...
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XLR/TRS Combo Input jacks on a powered PA speaker

I'm looking to buy portable JBL PA speakers with mixer-to-speaker XLR cords. My mixer accepts a female XLR for output, but on the speaker I want to buy, it says only XLR/TRS Combo input. The Spec ...
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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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Is it possible to connect active JBL speakers using unbalanced cable to pre-outs on amp? [closed]

I have active JBL 308P MKII speakers, they have XLR and TRS inputs. I wish to connect them to the pre-out (L + R channels) on my Monitor Audio A100 streamer/amp. I am wondering if it's possible to do ...
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Setup to sync 4 low-end Bluetooth speakers [closed]

My neighbors are setting up outdoor movies with a few groups of people sitting 6-10 feet apart. The setup is a a smart projector and multiple Bluetooth speakers - one at each group, and the group ...
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Speakers project outwards

I was wondering if anyone can help me, does anyone know what type of speakers tend to project outwards for a good distance?? Any help would be great, thankyou.
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How to connect an active sub to mixer

I'm going to buy a PA system with two 15 inch speakers and an included mixer, and a 15 inch sub. The ones I've chosen are solely because they're in my budget and seem like a good deal for my use ...
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I want to make a pair of 2 ways loudspeakers reusing the drivers from two old identical 5.1 systems. Make it sense?

I have two identical 5.1 systems that doesn't work (I think the problem in both are the power supply, but I don´t care about that, I'm interesting on reusing the drivers, they are working fine). The ...
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What kind of sound frequency which can be audible in speaker but cant be recorded & playback

What kind of sound frequency which can be audible in speaker but cant be recorded & playback. I want to send a sound file which can be listen by receiver but cant be recorded for future playback ...
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Speaker Noise with PC but not with Laptop

I have a noise problem with my speakers and my PC. I've tried everything I can think of and I still can't eliminate the noise. Speakers (Yamaha HS7 x2) quarter inch jack to RCA to connect to M-Audio ...
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How to test the polarity of a speaker driver?

Given a speaker driver with no obvious markings, how should one determine the connection polarity? I'm aware of the method of using a DC voltage to see which way the cone moves, (noise - Does DC ...
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Simulate Dolby AC-3 by two ordinary PC speakers?

The problem I want to solve is about 3D sound simulation: For example given Dolby AC-3, which applies 5.1 system, I would like to simulate it by two ordinary speakers of my computer. How can this be ...
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Logitech Speakers Constantly Cutting Out [closed]

Recently, I installed a set of Logitech Z333 speakers by my desk. I've had these speakers for roughly a year now and they've never done what I'm about to describe until I started using them with my pc....
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Are there stereo systems that play music slower?

While building a mobile app that plays music for fitness classes, I was asked to add a feature that allows the user to speed up the tempo of the music 0-4% to compensate for some gym stereo systems ...
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Attenuating the amplifier volume: what is a better approach?

My Denon PMA-600NE is "too loud too quickly" with ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 speakers. Turning the master volume knob just ~20 degrees from zero position already takes it to a very high volume. I would like ...
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How do I power a Yamaha EMX5?

I know basically nothing with about audio engineering and need some help. I just recently bought a Yamaha emx5 powered mixer. What is the best way to protect it from a power surge? Do I need a power ...
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Ho to normalize my TV audio to M-AUDIO speakers? [closed]

I don't know if this is the best site to ask it for. I have RCA audio output from my Samsung TV to M-AUDIO speakers, the sound is perfect if I play PlayStation and other consolles games, but it's ...
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Monitor speakers and distance from the walls

I got some monitor speakers for my studio (Yamaha HS8), but they seems to sound better if I keep them 4 or 5 feet from the walls. When I move them near the walls they don't sound equally good. Does ...
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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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Difference between car audio system and portable speaker

I designed a circuit which would turn on LEDs with intensity of the music (music reactive LEDs). I tested this using a portable Chinese speaker and it worked amazing. This makes me think that the ...
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How do speakers work?

My brain just can't comprehend how all the sounds and frequencies at one single point in a song (drums, vocals, guitar, etc) can be created by one single vibration of a membrane. All at once!? I ...
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Will four identical speakers wired in series and parallel behave identical to one speaker (but able to handle more power)?

Suppose I have four identical speakers, say 8 ohms each. There are two ways I can combine them: Two in series would be 16 ohms, and running them in parallel with another identically connected pair ...
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Connecting normal audio speakers to IP (Ethernet) network

I'm trying to use an existing wired LAN in my office to create a DIY PA system. I have existing audio speakers that take typical RCA, 3.5mm or XLR inputs and want to attach them to the network to play ...
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Running long PA speaker cables parallel to AC 120v lines -

I'm setting up a PA system (LabGruppen 2k watt power amp to two Bose 802 Panaray 8ohm speakers) over 120' 12GA speaker cables in a temporary outdoor tent for graduation ceremonies over three days. ...
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Sound reinforcement for an outdoor event

We are a group of stand up comedians who would like to perform in an open space (a park). We have no idea about speakers. Could you please recommend what type of speakers and wattage we should use?...
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“seawave” noise on the right channel of a line array sound system

I work in that community center for almost a year now. Without any warning and only when there is no input source on, you can hear a "seawave" kind of noise on the right channel of a line array sound ...
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How can I get a stereo Bluetooth signal converted to a mono one?

I am trying to build a small singe driver full range active bluetooth speaker using some of those cheap class D amplifier boards you can buy everywhere on eBay etc. Many of them comes with a build in ...
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Is it safe to convert rca to xlr

I have a pre-amplifier of which the outputs are RCA. Now i want to buy new active speakers but those only have 3pin-XLR input. is it safe for both my amplifier and active speakers just to use a simple ...
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pioneer ddj sb2 unbalanced sound

DDj SB2 unbalanced sound Hi, I recently purchased a pioneer DDJ SB2 and want to use it with some active vonyx speakers which have both RCA and XLR inputs. Im not really much of an expert in the ...
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Are the speakers in a good position?

I use two 12 EV Live speaker EV Link in a 8 meter space to stage. Is this position is good for this room with height 3 meters and 50 people in this room?
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Best way to control audio in dual (same LAN) locations from one spot.

Currently we have one office that I run music through in this order Pandora-->PC-->amp-->speakers. Pretty simple. However, We've added a separate building 300' away that shares the same LAN. I'm ...
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How do you split stereo to left/right mono for dual stereo speakers?

I am looking for a specific adapter that splits a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack into left/right mono WITH 2 RING CONNECTORS. I have two separate speakers (JBL Charge 3) and want to use one as left an the ...
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Sound uneven after installing more powerful woofer

Hey guys so I think I messed up :( I have 4 Behringer B212XL speakers. The woofers in the speakers had blown so I decided to upgrade them to more powerful woofers. The out of box woofers were 200W ...
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Is a shorter range frequency response better for audio quality

So i'm a designing a speaker system and im choosing between two midrange drivers: Tymphany TC9FD18-08 3-1/2" and Peerless SLS-85S25CP04-04 3-1/2" the frequency responses are 100 to 20,000hz and 70 to ...
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How loud would a 40 mile high speaker be? [closed]

I am doing a theoretical thought experiment for a presentation and I have a theoretical speaker that would be 40 miles diameter (circular), now this speaker would be above most of the earths ...
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squared stage and (4) speaker position

I have a theater show with a squared stage (blue). The spectators are sitting on every side of the stage (red squares). And 2 pairs of speakers to be positioned at the corners. The sound will be ...
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Loud hiss coming from speakers when on line input

as the title says I have this problem: a loud high-pitched hiss (some 4Khz I believe) coming from speakers when a line input is selected. I have searched for similar problems but all I found seems ...
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Is there a way to split audio?

I have two separate mono speakers. Is there a way to split the output from my computer into two 3.5mm jacks, one being the left channel and the other being the right? Also, I have a SoundBlasterX AE5, ...

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