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

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Can a computer replicate the work that monitoring speakers are doing?

I'm looking to get speakers for my electronic piano, and I think I have mainly two alternatives: Buy monitoring speakers, which as I understand gives an accurate reproduction of the input sound Buy a ...
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Why do my speakers sound good with recorded music but not live electronic drums?

I'm trying to evaluate speakers that will sound good with our Roland TD-9 V-Tour e-drums. The TD-9 sounds pretty decent with headphones. When the e-drums are plugged into a Mackie 808S powered mixer ...
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What physical parts of speakers change the way they sound and make them better?

Basically I know some bit about speakers and have read a couple things on what makes the speakers better. What changes in the inside of a speaker makes it sound better. In this case i am wondering ...
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Building a high-powered bluetooth speaker, need input on components

I'm trying to build a high powered Bluetooth speaker that would be comparable or better in volume and response range than the Brookstone Big Blue Party speaker. Would two of these: http://www.parts-...
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Connecting multiple audio sources to single pair of passive speakers

An organization I work for received an old pair of Bose speakers as a donation. The speakers themselves are passive, so they need an amplifier. Unfortunately, I can't recall the model number of the ...
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Play music through multiple speakers

Hi I'm working on a project where I'd like to hook up about 15 small speakers and play music through them. I'm setting up a haunted path for a halloween party (2016) at my house. I have a long ...
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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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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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Shaky sound from speakers? [closed]

I am pretty new to this, just trying to get everything to work. I have an Onkyo TX-8050 receiver hooked up to a set of Paradigm Atom V7 speakers. I am playing from a turntable Audio Technical AT-LP60 ...
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How can a speaker be designed so that it stops moving as fast as possible when the music stops?

How can a speaker be designed so it can dissipate energy and stop vibrating as quickly as possible? For example, when classical musicians are playing loudly but stops suddenly, dampening their ...
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Speaker Monitors for sound film [closed]

well... I have seen some threads about this subject. but they are pretty old. so i would like to hear some new advices. I´m trying to build up the best "home studio" I can afford for editing, small ...
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Using home cinema speakers with desktop audio interface

I would like to match four speakers left from an old Philips LX3600D home cinema system with my Komplete Audio 6 interface. When I test the levels with crocodile clips I get a very low intensity sound ...
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How to set up a multiple speakers to one notebook?

I am going to perform an experiment with 3 different sound tracks emitted simultaneously by 3 speakers and I would like to know how the apparatus need to be set up to one notebook. Any suggestions ...
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Wireless transmission of sound

My original question was about a specific product but was marked off-topic. I've been doing more research since then in to the capabilities of wireless sound transmission and am surprised at the lack ...
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How to use extra bass speakers and get flat response?

We use full range JBL speakers (37Hz-20kHz) but we have also 2 extra JBL subs (37Hz-150Hz). Currently we use a high pass filter set at 150Hz on full range speakers and the rest goes to the subs. How ...
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Amplifier + Speakers setup

I have a noob question about an amp/speaker setup that I would like to buy. I currently have a Behringer EUROPOWER EP2000 amplifier with two passive Behringer EUROLIVE B212XL speakers. The amplifier ...
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Simulating effect of various metal speaker grills

I'm looking to create software which will simulate the overall effect of different styles, sizes and openness of speaker grills on the audio received by the listener. So far I have the following ...
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Why does my studio monitor sound weak and compressed?

I connected my computer's 1/8" audio jack to my Yamaha HS8's 1/4" input. Songs sound very weak and compressed compared to my old Logitech Z4 speaker system and Mackie CR4s. Sometimes vocals are nearly ...
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Monitors and Audio Interface

I'm getting 2 KRK monitors and I know that the quality of the sound it's a lot better if you are using a audio interface, but my question is, would matter the computer that I have? I mean, would my ...
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How do the outputs on this audio interface work?

I don't know much about audio interfaces and how they work. I'm looking at the Line 6 AMPLIFi TT and I have have two questions about the outputs. If an interface has an "AMP OUT" like this one does,...
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Bass drum and Bass guitar can damage Home Theater system. Myth or Fact?

We have a sony DVD player with home theater speaker system. Recently, we are using it for live band rehearsal. Does bass drums and bass guitar really damage home theater speaker system? Band ...
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Is it worth using consumer grade speakers to do surround sound design?

I was wondering what options I have for getting a basic 5.1 mixing setup in my house for under £100-£200. I know that might sound mad but I'm only looking for something to get started on to do some ...
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Hook up home theatre subwoofer to Cubase Elements 7 / Saffire Pro 40 rig?

I'm running a (relatively cheap) pair of M-Audio near-field monitors out of my Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. My DAW is Cubase Elements 7. Recently, I was given a subwoofer from a home theatre setup that ...
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Impedance for amp and speaker combo

I have a set of speakers rated at 6ohms impedance and handle 75W, but my amp says 8 ohms or more. Does this mean I need to buy a 2ohm resistor for each speaker? Or just not turn it up loud? Or play it ...
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Passive Speakers connected to a mixer

I have a pair of Yamaha NS-333 speakers that are passive/unpowered speakers. Will I damage them by connecting them to a mixer or will I simply get a lower sound quality without an audio amplifier?
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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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What are the sources of signal loss in cables and their connections?

What are the major sources of loss when sending a signal over cables? What is the impact of digital vs analog, cable material/length and the number and quality of cable connectors? Are there any ...
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How do speakers which are silent from the back work?

Trying to work out how speakers which are silent from the rear work -- I.e. they have no bass spill out the back. I have recalled someone saying something about some clever technology, but I'm unable ...
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Amazon Echo - Woofer above Tweeter in Speakers

Amazon just launched their new product, called Echo. It has speakers built in, and I noticed that the woofer was placed above the tweeter. I do not think I have ever come across speakers that had ...
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Multiple audio sources to monitoring speakers

I bought a mixer (Alesis MultiMix 4) thinking I would be able to connect multiple stereo audio sources (jack or mini jack) , adjust their level which each knob and output everything on a pair of ...
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Rockwood NY6510 cabinet design and online calculator [closed]

I want to build a cabinet form a Rockwood NY6510 subwoofer. In order to get an idea of the cabinet design I use two online software: The one from ajdesing and the one from diyaudioandvideo . with ...
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What is the size and name of mic input nut?

In the below picture is the mic input missing a nut. Does anyone know the size and name of such a nut?
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Cover an unplugged audio cord so it doesn't create a hum [closed]

When I have my laptop at my desk, I plug in my computer speakers to it. When I move it to my bed, I have another headphone cord that runs there, which is also plugged into the speakers. The problem is ...
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Connecting multiple speakers to a stereo amplifier? [closed]

Can it damage a stereo amplifier to connect multiple speakers into a single channel, playing at full or high volume? As an example, consider the Cambridge A1: Input Impedance: 47k ohms Loudspeaker ...
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Bad to connect a different speaker in each channel of a stereo amp? [closed]

Will it damage the speakers or amp if I connect non-matching speakers to it? For example: a Paradigm speaker (7seMk3) to the left channel (it's tweeter doesn't work, but the 2 woofers are nice and ...
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Audio interface monitoring with 3.5mm cable and computer speakers

so I'm a recording newb looking for some advice. I have an M-Audio Fast Track Pro that I'm using for guitar recording, and I'm not sure how I should be hooking it up to speakers or monitors for ...
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Does banana plug fit in “classic” speaker ports? [closed]

Does banana plugs such as this: will fit just fine with this ports: If they don't fit, is there an adapter of some sort that will make them fit? Additional question: What do you call this classic ...
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Hiss or hum noise from Active Speaker System

everyone,I've an Sony SRS-D8 Active Speaker System one and half year old. It produces an constant hum or hiss whatever it is called as whenever it is turned on & whether it is connected to Dell ...
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Sound - for the purpose of creating vibrations

What is the best way to distribute noise from more than one source (I'm envisioning a system with many), within a dome, with the ground as its primary target, at optimal frequencies and volumes to ...
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What software and Speakers are these in this picture?

Could anyone help me? I would like to know what software/Interfaces and what speaker (the ones with the yellow ring) in this pic. Thanks!
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How can I test a speaker circuit's impedance?

How can I test a speaker circuit's impedance? I am working on a circuit that has 2 ceiling speakers and 1 book shelf type speaker. I only have a single pair coming back to the amplifier. I am ...
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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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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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Split speaker-level output

I've got powered output (from a Sonos ZonePlayer 120, aka Connect:Amp) which I'd like to send to two different sets of speakers. Young me might have just split the speaker wires, but I'd rather not ...
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Need help with dance studio

I am doing AV for a new dance studio thats being built. They do all types of dance in there. There are three studios, two are about 1300sqft and one is 2200sqft. I believe i am going to need some form ...
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Ceiling speakers central switch

I have 16 2-way ceiling speakers (2-way speaker, RMS: 30W, Max: 60W, 8 Ohm (coax, polypropylen membrane)) and I would like to have a box, to which I could connect them all and 1 (maybe more) input ...
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PA for a long room

I'll be running sound for an event that includes a live band, and then later on an announcer (for award presentations). The venue is about 300 seated capacity, but it's a very long room with the stage ...
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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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Amplifier Power Ratings

I want to understand the rating of my Marantz PM6002 amp. The backplate says: System 1: 4 - 16 Ohms System 2: 4 - 16 Ohms 1 + 2 : 8 - 16 Ohms So looking at the backplate, am I within the stated ...
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Recommended speakers for film sound?

I´m fairly new in this game and have a couple of Sound design/mixing jobs (short film) the next months. Problem is I have really limited access to professional recording/mixing studios. Therefore i'm ...