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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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How do you get more power out of the amp than is it actually consuming?

How can AMP with 150W input get to 600w max output as is listed in the specification. Also will this 150w/600w 8 Ohm 2-channel amp be enough for 2 600W 8 Ohm speakers?
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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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Sound system speakers

I have a Behringer Xenox 502 sound mixer. What speakers will be compatible with this mixer.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Logitech Speakers Constantly Cutting Out

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Why are speaker cable jack plugs sometimes fatter than intsrument cable

Is there any reason why speaker jacks can sometimes have a fatter shroud than instrument cable/standard 1/4" jacks? The reason I am asking is because I'm making my own 4 core speaker cable up with ...
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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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What are the disadvantages of parametric speakers? [closed]

I was doing some research about Sound from Ultrasound. In short, this beams two inaudible ultrasound waves at your ear, which interfere with each other after hitting a solid (like you) to create an ...
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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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Inches vs Watts on speakers, what does it mean? What is the difference?

You find speakers that read... 8" 200W , 10" 200W, 12" 200W. What is the difference in these speakers, same manufacturer. Or you find Subs that read, 15" 500W, 18" 500W,15" 1400W, 18" 300W,18" 800W. I'...
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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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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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Can sine wave break PA speaker?

(I've played a sine wave on my laptop before for only 10 seconds. The internal speakers broke. I got new for free because they thought it was a guarantee case. I did it again for 5 seconds, and I ...
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How do I generate a chord (one bit)?

for a project, I am trying to generate a sound by directly accessing a loudspeaker. I can send a one-bit signal to the speaker and I know how to generate simple sounds by controlling the frequency (...
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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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One of my speakers won’t play high frequencies until volume is raised very high

My hifi has two speakers The left speaker, when I start to play something (after having had the unit switched off for a while) will reproduce low and mid frequencies fine. It will not reproduce high ...
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Attributes to look for in Powered Speakers

I am setting up a DJ setup as outlined here: Laptop with multi-output sound card Possible mixer Powered Speakers What are some important characteristics that I should look for in the powered ...
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Mackie studio monitors cut out a second or two after turning on with mAudio interface and Windows 10

I'm having issues with getting sound out of my studio monitors. Today I bought a new M-audio interface thinking it might have been the problem because I thought maybe my other interface was faulty, ...
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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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Do I have enough information to make frequency response curve?

I've built an adjustable sized speaker and I want to get frequency response curves for it. My setup to test it is a sine wave generator connected to a power amplifier connected to the speaker which ...
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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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What is the best way to play inaudible sound?

I have a speaker - JBL Charge - that auto turn off after 10 minutes if it doesn't receive any audio signal. I wish to keep it always on but there is no settings for this. The only possible way I can ...
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Why don't speakers sound as good as instruments

In audiophile communities you often see a crazy amount of tweaking and gear designed around sound, but I'm curious on a technical level, are there known reasons why speakers don't sound as good as a ...
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Can speakers wear out?

I'm looking at doing an overhaul of a classroom that hosts both spoken word and video presentations that sometimes include music. It currently has in-ceiling 8" Lowell 25 volt speakers (similar to ...