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

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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 ...
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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 ...