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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can Storing 2 Electromagnetic Speakers Face-to-Face Harm Their Magnets? [closed]

I have the following 2 speakers: They are 11cm in diameter, and have quite big magnets. In the image, you see them side by side. If I store them face to face, like this: can it harm their magnets? ...
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Infinite baffle speaker in an enclosure vented to the attic

I have some in-wall speakers that I've installed in speaker backer boxes. The reason I used these MDF backer boxes is because the cavity on the right side of the diagram is actually a built-in ...
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400 Watt or 700 Watt Speacker is best choice for special room?

I‌ want to buy a 12-inch dB‌ series Opera 512 DX Speaker that be a 400 watt speaker or Opera 712 DX that be a 700 watt speaker for a room with 90 Square Meter Area and has a height of 3 Meter. The ...
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What difference does impedance, watts and sensitivity really do?

I'd like to learn about watts, impedance and sensitivity. I've googled so many times, but never found a clean and nice answer, so it would be really awesome if someone made it simple and clear to me. ...
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How to connect old stereo system to pc?

I want to playback my mp3 files from pc through my old stereo speaker system The problem is, it can play from sources like radio, CD, tape and usb. It also has a jack called 'phone', so it is ...
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How to turn a stereo speaker into mono

I have a JBL ARENA 6ICDT stereo speaker. When I was buying it, I simply assumed it's mono since it is a single speaker, but now I can see the two inputs. Now I need to provide the same signal to both ...
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Matching amplifier with speaker with unknown wattage [closed]

I found some old speakers laying around without amplifier. I would like to buy a amplifier board but i do not know the wattage and ohms of the speaker. The wattage etc is not written on the back of ...
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What type of speakers and speaker cable should I use to connect to my Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD audio interface outputs?

I've just started out with setting up recording equipment, so I'm a newbie with this type of configuration. Thanks!
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Convert traditional HiFi to wireless?

I have a great Wharfedale Vardus 5-piece set and I'd like to understand if/what options I have to replace the cable connections with a wireless solution (I understand there are bluetooth and WiFi ...
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what is best subwoofer for the genelec 8030b speakers?

I want to buy the Genelec 8030B speakers. But most reviews tell me the bass is a bit underwelming. So many suggested buying a subwoofer... I thought of buying a genelec subwoofer, but there 2 ...
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How can I change bass reflex tube from 80mm to 75mm?

Hi I'm creating a pair of these: https://issuu.com/pali_tl/docs/beyma_enclosure/c/smei4qs. However I have a hard time finding a tube of diameter 80mm. The closest I can find is 75mm. What ...
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Is there a digital speaker?

I wonder if there is a digital speaker can be plugged into a digital output on a sound interface
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Speaker fabric cloth

What's the name of the fabric that's used for covering speakers or what's the closest fabric with similar characteristics that I can use?
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device that shoots audio which can only be heared by the target

I'm sorry if this is not the correct site for this question; I just found this to be the most pertinent site under the technology tag. Is there (or is it possible to create) a device that shoots ...
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WAV file sounds from PC to many speakers around LARGE Slot Car & Train Layout-HELP!

I am building a LARGE train & slot car tracks layout. I have about 50 different WAV file sounds on my Desktop so far. I plan about 14 speakers (right now) top be placed in specific areas - one in ...
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Correct Amplifier Rating for Klipsch RP-150M Speakers [closed]

I am looking into buy a pair of bookshelf speakers, and have narrowed the field down to a pair of Klipsch RP-150Ms. However, before I purchase them, I would like to know if the amplifier/receiver I ...
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Mono and stereo jacks

I want to hook up my computer to an amp, but I only have a mono cord at this point, and that has the 1/4 inch bit. If the 1/8 inch adapter was stereo, would the mono cord end up picking up all those ...
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Website for audio equipment specifications?

I'm looking for a website where I can compare audio equipment just by specification listings. A lot of times, I notice that several specifications are either incomplete or meaningless (looking at you, ...
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What's the correct way to connect my active speakers to my laptop using an external sound interface?

Here's the problem: When I plug in a ten-dollar pair of headphones into my Lenovo laptop (memory: 8GB), everything sounds great. Seriously. When I connected my laptop to my Samsung SmartTV via an ...
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How to connect speakers with sound card?

Guys this might sound like a stupid question but please bear with me. I have just bought a "Asus Xonar U7 sound card" and "Logitech Z623 speakers". Now I thought this would be a simple setup (I have ...
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Sansui SP-200 speakers: how much can I put into them?

My grandfather gave me his 2 vintage Sansui - SP-200 speakers. I have a 195 watt super old JVC amp I had been running them of off. The speakers are 40 watts (it says on back "Max 40 watts") and I want ...
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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 ...
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Woofer size and power required to drive accurately 1 meter away microphone for frequencies 50-250 Hz

I am working on Active Noise Cancellation project. For my project, I need a simple woofer(loudspeaker driver) to drive the microphone at one meter away for frequencies 50-250 Hz. I have a 5" woofer in ...
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what is the purpose of the internal volume of a speaker cabinet

I've been reading a bit about speaker design but I haven't been able to find what purpose the internal volume of a speaker cabinet serves. From what I've read, having an internal volume causes extra ...
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What is the technical term for these speakers?

What is the technical term for this style of speaker? In my experience they are typically 3-5 feet tall, and 12 to 24 inches wide. Usually has 1 woofer, 1 midrange, and 1 tweeter.
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What microphone and wireless speaker to choose for large audiences

I often have to make business presentations to 30-40 people in rooms with no audio equipment. At the end of the week, my voice is almost lost .. so I had to come up with a solution to make my ...
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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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Creating something like a “Virtual Aperture” with speakers, particulary for directional bass

I'm asking as I can't find the key things to google for this. I've got an issue where I want to make the bass more directional, and I understand one way is to put the speakers a certain distance apart ...
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Why does a single speaker have two inputs?

Why does a single speaker have two inputs? Are they something like negative and positive channels, left and right, or something else? If they are left and right inputs, what is the use in that, as ...
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setup for having an amp output mono to two speakers

I have two passive bookshelf speakers Micca - MB42X and would like to use a single amp to send the same audio signal to each speaker. I do not want one speaker to receive the left channel and one to ...
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Can one speaker be used as equivalent of two speakers?

I have a two channel audio output device for PC. For some reason one of them is broken down. So, I have logically an one channel audio output device. Can I still use it to hear sound outputs belonged ...
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Should i buy amplifiers? [closed]

i'm gonna buy some speakers to my car. I got a regular radio. My doubt is: do i need to buy amplifier? Or just the speakers would be enough and right?