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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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XLR/TRS Combo Input jacks on a powered PA speaker

I'm looking to buy portable JBL PA speakers with mixer-to-speaker XLR cords. My mixer accepts a female XLR for output, but on the speaker I want to buy, it says only XLR/TRS Combo input. The Spec ...
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How do I power a Yamaha EMX5?

I know basically nothing with about audio engineering and need some help. I just recently bought a Yamaha emx5 powered mixer. What is the best way to protect it from a power surge? Do I need a power ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How loud must a speaker be for the sounds from it to be audible when the ambient noise is 80 dB, i.e. a speaker beside a highway

I am considering the miniature speakers of CUI Devices for a project. The ambient noise may be as loud as 60 dB to 80 dB (the speaker could for isntance be placed close to a highway), but could just ...
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How to test the polarity of a speaker driver?

Given a speaker driver with no obvious markings, how should one determine the connection polarity? I'm aware of the method of using a DC voltage to see which way the cone moves, (noise - Does DC ...
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Logitech Speakers Constantly Cutting Out [closed]

Recently, I installed a set of Logitech Z333 speakers by my desk. I've had these speakers for roughly a year now and they've never done what I'm about to describe until I started using them with my pc....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there stereo systems that play music slower?

While building a mobile app that plays music for fitness classes, I was asked to add a feature that allows the user to speed up the tempo of the music 0-4% to compensate for some gym stereo systems ...
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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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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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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 ...