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

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Do some dedicated sound cards have a "stronger" line-out signal than on-board chips?

I am currently using a Realtek ALC887 on-board sound chip connected through line-out to a set of recently acquired Raumfeld Stereo M speakers. Either the audio signal of my on-board chip is rather ...
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Label on speaker reads "120W(MUSIC), 60W(DIN)." What does this mean?

I have 2 (old and crappy) speakers I want to hook up to an amplifier and need to know the wattage. What does "120W(music), 60W(DIN)" mean? N.B. - I am using the speakers as part of a PA system to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to fix loud thunderous noise from Peavey PA system?

I am having a severe problem with my Peavey PA system. After connecting all the system components together, the PA system is left ON: A loud continuous noise of distortion starts coming out of the ...
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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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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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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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Speaker noises when computer falls asleep. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? How do I fix it? [closed]

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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Are there any speakers which can play binaural audio?

I'm trying to play binaural audio (generated by applying an HRTF based on sound source positions in a small game) over stereo speakers. Ideally, this would require cross-talk cancellation to be ...
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How to connect Powered Subwoofer to Mixer?

I have two Alto TS210 Powered Active Speakers connected to Yamaha MG06 Mixer, which is then connected to my laptop via Stereo Y-Cable. That setup is working fine, however, I would like to now add a ...
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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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Possible to convert 15in speakers into 18in?

I need some advice. I want to start djing doing outdoor events. I bought the equipment I need however the Gemini speakers are 15 inch ones and I'm wondering if I can convert them into 18 inch ones by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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same size speaker vs subwoofer

say I currently have two active cabinets, with 15" woofers on them. Would adding an additional 15" subwoofer to the setup improve the lows, or just produce more of the same volume? How about 12" ...
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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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Decent and affordable home monitoring setup

Anyone have any good brands for some home monitoring speakers for a small budget? Looking at Bose, but otherwise, I'm for a blank?
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Near-Fields or Secondary Monitors?

I'm curious if anyone else uses a smaller speaker system or near-fields along with your main monitors to mix or cut effects on. What are you all working on?
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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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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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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 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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Macbook's DAC vs external / in-speaker DAC

I notice there are more and more speakers accepting digital inputs (USB / optical). I never had a chance to listen to those myself, so I wonder how would you compare sound quality of macbook's DAC ...
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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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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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What is the relationship between a speaker's magnet size the speaker's wattage rating?

I know a fair amount about speakers, but it never fails that the split second before I turn the speaker over to see the wattage rating while holding on to the magnet (and I'm talking all ceramic ...
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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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