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

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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 ...
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How do I conduct a audition/blindfold test of audio monitors ?

I've been looking for a good description of how to audition monitors for my new studio. I haven't found anything that describes a systematic process I can follow and also evaluation criteria at each ...
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Active/Passive Speakers - Powered or Unpowered mixers?

I've been searching for mixers, and speakers. I'm setting up a small practice room in my basement. I've been using my school's. This was working, never really looked much into speaker types and ...
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What causes the 130-133Hz hum in my KRK VXT6 monitors?

I bought a new pair of KRK VXT6 monitors last week and I think they sound amazing, but upon listening to some songs, I hear a weird noise specifically in the bass. I decided to analyze the weird ...
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Using Home System for PA Duties

I have a 150W amp and these two Pioneer speakers (6 ohms, 75W each) that have 8 inch woofers and look pretty powerful. I'm wondering if they can be used for PA duty as well... I have a friend who ...
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What is the optimal settings for KRK Rokit 5 Speakers?

I have a new pair of KRK Rokit 5 Speakers and I love them.. I haven't gotten to stretch their legs yet but they sound great so far. I obviously want to get the most out of them and since they are for ...
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Passive monitor speakers with reference amplifier, how do I add a subwoofer?

I see Behringer makes a two channel reference amplifier the A500. This amplifier is well regarded at the price point. They also make the 2030p (passive) reference monitors: these speakers have ...
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How to troubleshoot audio imbalance?

Despite that the balance is set to neutral (middle) the right channel delivers clearly lower audio than the left channel for all I/O. I didn't try with headphones directly from the amp. The amp is ...
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Desktop speakers for a MacbookPro?

I have a reasonably small desk with minimal space behind it, and I am in a reasonably small room. I don't crank music very loud (but once in a while I enjoy something high volume), and I am far more ...
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Does setting “full-range speakers” duplicate the lower frequencies?

(Setup: 2.1, Klipsch B-2 bookshelf speakers, BIC PL-200 subwoofer, Yamaha RX-v667 receiver, fed over HDMI) In Windows 7, in the sound devices configuration setup, there's an option to set "full-...
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Bass Inaudible In Mix Through Bad Speakers

I'm working on mixing an album right now, and it's all sounding pretty good but I'm having an issue with the bass. I really like the tone I have, but depending on the speakers it's being played ...
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Speakers crackle when input volume to amp is max

When i turn the volume of the input to my "amp" to the max, my speakers crackle. If i turn the volume down of the input and up for the amp, so the volume is the same as before, it's perfectly fine. My ...
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I want to add line out jacks to a digital piano with built-in speakers

I have a Casio Privia PX575r Stereo Piano. Both the left & right channels have their own onboard [LF]woofer AND [HF]tweeter. On each L & R stereo channel I intend to install an onboard 'line ...
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What is the cheapest way to produce a lot of bass?

I'm trying to soundproof one room from noise coming from another room. I won't know how much bass will be generated from the other room until after the soundproof job is done. So I want to assume the ...
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Audio output from Mitsubishi HC4000 to speakers doesn't work

I don't manage to output the audio from my projector Mitsubishi HC4000 to my harman speakers, with a RCA to 3.5 jack adaptor. I've connected the adaptor to the blue and red RCA output in the picture ...
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Is it a good idea to use headphones for audio production?

Is it generally a good idea to use headphones in the production/mixing of audio? And what can I do if my speakers are terrible (e.g. laptop speakers), and I'm on a shoestring budget?
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What do I need to know to decide if an amp will work with speakers?

I have a pair of speakers from a Kenwood DG55. Here's the commercial for it from Japan, circa 1989: It's an ancient system, and the components are not long for this ...
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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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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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Front of house speakers cut in and out for low volumes

The sound system at our church cuts in and out if there are only low volume sounds being played, such as soft pad on a keyboard or background music off a computer. I have a suspicion that this might ...
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Best cable to connect guitar amp to speaker cabinet?

What's the best 1/4" cable (brand, gauge, etc.) to connect a guitar amp head to a speaker cabinet? I have a run of under 10 feet. I read using an instrument cable can damage the amp and speakers.
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Hook up iPod/iPad to old stereo (No inputs)

I have an old turntable/stereo unit. There is no radio or tape deck on this. Just the turntable and speakers. Looking for a way to hook my iPad/iPod into it so it. I do have an 1/8 inch to RCA ...
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How can I pop out a pushed in woofer dome?

My 4 year old decided to push in the soft plastic/vinyl domes in the center of two of my M-Audio LX4 studio monitors' woofers. Can anyone suggest a safe way to pop them back out? I have heard of ...
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What's a semi-objective way to evaluate a live audio setup for a small-medium sized acoustic band?

So I'm hoping this is "answerable" :) We are a small band (two vocals, two acoustics, keys, sometimes an electric guitar, sometimes drums). Stopping by a Guitar Center there was a lot to look at, ...
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Connecting ordinary 3.5mm speakers to S/PDIF?

Not sure if this is the best place for this question, but here goes anyway. I recently got myself the Logitech Revue to stream Netflix etc. However, my TV has extremely poor 7W speakers and that makes ...
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What do the pros look for when shopping for quality PA speakers?

I'm building a sound system that will be used to pipe high quality audio throughout a warehouse. It will also be used as a PA (Public Address) System. Right now I have generic off-the-shelf speakers ...
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Will a magnetically shielded studio monitor mess up my hard drive?

This may be a noob question and if it is, bear with me. :) I've got a pair of M-Audio Studiophile AV-40s that I'm wanting to put on my desk. The product description on Musician's Friend says... ...
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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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Amp for live music/sound design?

Hi folks. This question may seem a bit off topic, (but it's sound designy, I promise!) I value the opinions here, and I wonder if anyone with a background in sound reinforcement has any advice. I ...
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How to transmit sound from my microphone to my speakers?

Sorry I feel like an idiot asking this, but hey, I don't know what I don't know. I have a microphone and some speakers and some box like things that you can attach speakers to (pictures here), and I ...
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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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Can opening closed speaker cabinets for service affect the sound?

I have two pairs of speakers that could do with opening them up to investigate problems--one decades-old set of Celestion hi-fi speakers that has developed a rattle, the other a set of M-Audio ...
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Looking for high quality small speakers for my home

I spend most of my time programming in my work room, and would like to enjoy my lossless, audiophile music without having to crank up the whole neighbourhood. Something that can sound very good and ...
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Easy solution for controlling 5 or more speakers from a single computer

I work in a sensory research lab and we wanted to set up 5 or more speakers and control them with one computer, probably running Matlab. Is there a ready hardware solution for controlling 5 or more ...
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How to evaluate home studio monitors?

I'm looking for a good pair of studio monitors for a home project studio. The room is 12'x12'x10' and I'll be seated about 4' from the speakers. Budget is about $500-600 per pair. What features do I ...
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6 ohm speakers and 8 ohm receiver

I have a Sony Receiver STR-710 and by specification it's 8 ohm only and output power 6 x 100 Watts . I'm wondering should I buy two pairs of Yamaha NS-777 speakers which are 6 ohm 100/250 Watts. Will ...
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Do new speakers require a “break-in” period?

Some speaker manufacturers* claim that one must "break in" their speakers for a given period of time before they sound optimal. This sounds fishy to me. Is there any reason speakers should need a "...
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Small passive speakers?

Hi crowd, I'm looking for small (probably better passive) speakers for a multi-channel (16 channels twice) audio installation. I intend to mount them on a wall. Any suggestions? cheers, Julian
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I am purchasing an active mackie speaker - do I need a preamp?

I am purchasing either an Active Mackie srm 350 or srm 450. I understand that these include an amplifier (as they are active speakers) as part of the design. As a simple example, if I wanted to ...
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Adjusting PC's speaker output in realtime

Is there any software available that allows me alter my PC's speaker output in realtime? I'd like to be able to change pitch. I'm used to editing my speakers properties in the enhancements tab but I'...
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Mixing Alnico and Ceramic on 1969 Fender Bassman

I am a classic amp collector, and have a great number of great pieces. I also run a recording studio and a reamping service. I found at a great price a 1969 Fender Bassman TEN (silverface) ... a 50W ...
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Should I store my EONs outside?

I live in an apartment, and my two 15" EONs are taking up a bunch of room. I have some covered, semi-insulated space outside that could accomodate them, but I'm worried that changes in temperature ...
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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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Yamaha HS80M vs KRK RP 8 G2 vs Mackie MR 8

Hey everybody, I went to the local music shop and asked for a monitor solution for a small room (with a budget around 400 - 500 Euro, i know - that´s not really a budget but I cannot afford more) ...
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How can I tell whether speakers are magnetically shielded?

I have recently "inherited" a 2003 Philips sound system with fairly decent compact speakers. The specifications in the manual do not appear to state whether the speakers are magnetically shielded. ...
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Speakers to 3.5mm jack?

wasnt sure whether this was better-suited to the Electronics stackexchange. If so please could you migrate it there? I have just moved into a much smaller flat and due to the size, I can't fit my ...
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What should I look for when buying a subwoofer?

I've got a pair of studio monitors which I'm very happy with, and am considering matching them with a sub. Since I can only hear the sub in the store, and without the benefit of hearing how they'd ...
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Small speakers/monitors for demo purposes

Hi folks, I'm assembling hardware (laptop, interface, speakers, ...) for a small demo setup which is meant be easily portable, so as to be able to pack it into a flightcase and quickly put it ...