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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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Stereo Spread on a 3.2 Channel System

I just set up a new speaker system in my work place. It is a 3.2 Channel system with three center speakers (left, center, right) and two subs. These are used to play music so the input audio is ...
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How do I 'widen' my PC's stereo?

I only have very low end computer speakers. They only let me to adjust the volume and that's it. Right now I have turned the speakers slightly away from me, and I feel that it Did lessened the issue ...
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Can I get a recommendation on how big and what type/brand of PA I need?

I am creating a performance space, mostly for music. Presently, it is a 4000sq. foot empty warehouse. We were thinking that the audience could be around 500. Someone said that we should get a ...
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How do I fix bass on earbuds and speakers?

I want you to know that I have no education in music production. I am self-taught now for almost two years. I score orchestral music using FL Studio, but I have a problem. The sounds are different ...
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How to choose and connect graphic equalizer to adjust TV sound through external amp [closed]

While investigating the benefits of buying a soundbar for my TV, I was advised to instead purchase a good pair of speakers and an amplifier. So I did. I am now getting, I think, just what the sound ...
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Repackage woofer and tweeter

Suppose you have some speakers that contain a woofer and a tweeter in one box, but you don't know anything about the drivers (fs, Qts, Vas, etc). Assuming the box volume has originally been calculated ...
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How to filter hiss from amp to speakers? [closed]

I picked up an inexpensive 2x120W amplifier to drive my 8-ohm desktop speakers, and it produces a bit of a hiss, particularly when the treble is mixed further up which is what it seems to need. Is ...
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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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Convert speaker stereo mix to headphone

I like listening to jazz music using headphones. Most studio recordings feature panning, e.g. piano is mixed centered, bass only on left speaker, drums only on right speaker and so on. While this is ...
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What makes low quality speakers become distorted when at high volume?

Specifically speakers for tablets, phones, and laptops. I purchased a tablet in 2014, I got a tutorial on how to perform a modification of the system audio file which me very grateful when comparing ...
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Understanding various input lines types for mixing?

Can anyone out there point me to a good tutorial to understand the various kinds of inputs and outputs use in audio? I've looked around a little bit, and I have not found anything too great. Online is ...
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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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Setting up Microphone to avoid feedback

I have a shotgun microphone which I'd like to be able to use while using my speakers. I find this to be very practical when, for example, talking to other people without needing a headset. However, ...
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PA Speaker Placement Wide Room

I have a question regarding the best speaker placement for our venue. Unfortunately, the venue is about 2:1 width to length. It's quite small, about 30' long and 60' wide. The stage comes off the back ...
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Acoustically transparent speaker fabric

I would like to find an acoustically transparent material for speakers and am looking for something with an interesting elegant texture. I am wondering if raw silk is acoustically transparent? Or ...
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Front acoustic absorber placement with in-wall speakers [closed]

I'm building a home theater and plan to use an acoustically transparent screen with in-wall front speakers. Toole's Sound Reproduction book suggests three to four inches thick of acoustic absorber ...
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Does Maxing Volume On Computer and Controlling Volume With External Speakers Provide Best Sound Quality or Is It The Other Way Around

I have (speaker name) and use them to listen to music. They are connected to my Mac min computer. I have herd people say that it is better to turn the volume on the computer all the way up and control ...
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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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Speak - amplifier wattage matching

Is there any rule-of-thumb for choosing amplifier wattage for the given speakers wattage? Say I have speakers, 100 W (maximum input power) / 6 Ohm each. Is it ok to match them with 44 W (minimum ...
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Why would "2-50" watts be better than "10-80" watts? [closed]

On Crutchfield's car speakers buying guide, while talking about power handling, they say: A system rated at "2-50 watts RMS" will make a better match for your low-powered stereo than another system ...
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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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Wire old device's speaker to computer's line in port

I have an old device which has a speaker for sound output. Now I would like to analyze the output of the device by connecting it to the line in port of a computer. As the old device does not have any ...
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Does it matter which jack I plug into on an unpowered loudspeaker?

At work we use unpowered loudspeakers wired in parallel. I have googled a stock image. Ours are cheap, made of wood with felt on top of them. The backs look like this. Normally I just plug the 1/4" ...
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Why am I hearing weird static nosie on my speakers

Our Church uses Yamaha CM 12V speakers for monitor, powered by QSC GX5 amps. Every 3 to 5 minutes once we hear a weird buzzing static noise from the speakers. The noise will be loud, and will last ...
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Speaker Enclosure Material

Im building a (Portable) speaker. I have a design and most of the electronics done already, but i need some help with the enclosure. I'm not sure what to build it out of, since I've heard some ...
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Can testing the woofer outside its intended closed enclosure damage it? [closed]

The woofer is a 12" driver of a Klipsch SW-12 that has its own internal amplifier in a closed enclosure with a passive 12" radiator. I tested the whole subwoofer with the driver out of the enclosure ...
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For optimal 3-way sound: should passive speakers be connected to my amplifier/mixer, or to the crossover of an active subwoofer?

Currently I have 2 passive speakers connected in stereo to an amplifier (with a mixer). I am looking to introduce an active subwoofer into the system in order to produce more accurate 3-way sound in ...
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I'm getting an annoying whining noise over my monitors from of my optical mouse. How do I get rid of it?

I've been getting an annoying whining noise over my studio monitors due to my optical mouse. As I move the mouse the pitch of the whine changes, particularly when I change the angle at which its ...
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Do I need an audio interface for my studio monitors?

I recently bought a pair of KRK Rokit 5 G3 speakers. Its a pretty big upgrade from my previous speakers. Currently, I have them connected using a RCA to 3.5mm cable. When I have it connected to my ...
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Obtaining T-S parameters with a mic

For doing a bass-reflex box I need the Thielle-Small parameters. I know I can get T-S with a mic recording a speaker, but how? Can someone give me precise instructions about what I have to do? I ...