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Difference between microphone and line in inputs?

Line in is an audio input normally around 150mv line sensitivity and can be used for devices such as tape players,cd players,mp3 players etc. It cannot be used as a microphone input as you would ...
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Troubleshooting clipping

Those are not extra sweeps or clipping. There is really no way to produce a pure sine wave out of a speaker so those extra lines are harmonics being produced by the speaker. Check out this PDF pg.8,12 ...
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What happens when the output impedance of a headphone amp is higher than the input impedance of the headphones?

First a short historical notice. In the old days, professional headphones often where 600 Ohm, sometimes 250 Ohm. The IEC standard from 1996 recommended an output impedance of 120 Ohms for the ...
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High impedance headphone for MacBook without an amp?

I have my Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 Ohm connected directly to my MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) as I am typing this and they sound great and get plenty loud, anything above 75% volume is actually too ...
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USB sound card not detecting Shure mic

Computer microphone inputs, both the built-in kind and the external USB kind, are designed to be used with relatively high-output electret condenser microphones. But that dynamic mic (Shure SV100) is ...
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Can I connect a bass guitar directly to my mixer?

That the channel is "stereo" is really not important as long as you use the L/mono input. But there are other things to consider: The load impedance (mixer input impedance) should be higher than the ...
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What is the difference of having one speaker per output vs many speakers on one output

Intro This is a nice question that many people in audio try to address. In order to have a complete answer though, one must take into account things such as, amplifier current capabilities, ...
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What is the difference of having one speaker per output vs many speakers on one output

An eight-channel amplifier likely has level controls for each channel (or zone). This allows you to balance the sound of the speakers to compensate for different efficiencies (SPL per watt), adjust ...
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Combining speaker drivers due to damaged component

It's possible, but requires expertise. You need the specifications for all of the speaker components. Then you can build a passive filter that combines a woofer and tweeter, plus a new enclosure that'...
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Guitar pedals + sound card: What's wrong with the combination?

A recommended setup would include impedance matching and voltage matching (line/mic) there’s not a risk of damage but for cleaner recording and less noise you should use direct boxes between XLR and ...
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Guitar pedals + sound card: What's wrong with the combination?

It will not cause any damage to your pedals - as you can see from that video, you can pop effects in there quite happily as an FX loop. Having delay or reverb in their own effects loop isn't ...
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Can I connect DI box to mixer line in?

1. "Can I feed DI box output into the line inputs in my mixer?" Your typical Behringer mixer has a gain range of -10 to +40 dB with the line in, but this varies from mixer to mixer (look it up in the ...
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Headphone Impedance Issue, L/R channels cancel each other out

Your ground connection is missing from the headphones. Check the continuity from each ear-piece to the ground connection which is the Sleeve on your 3-pin stereo plug. You should be able to do this ...
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Recording a headphone output using USB sound card microphone input

There are a few things that are causing problems for you here. Mainly that your source is designed to drive a set of headphones and your load (sound card) is designed to accept an electret microphone ...
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