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Indeed it's easy to generate very loud noises with a speaker system whose power is only a fraction of what's actually used in PA or HiFi systems. What's not so easy is to get any sound you want to that level, without severely distorting it. Perhaps most relevantly for music: bass frequencies need way more power to be perceived as loud as a 1 kHz signal. And ...


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You are correct in assuming that the speakers can only withstand the peak power for very short periods of time. The VP2520 is a 4 Ω speaker. Looking at the technical specs of the amp, it seems the continous power per channel for a 4 Ω load is only 500 W (rms). The peak power is 750 W per channel. In other words, the VP2520 appears to be a perfect match for ...


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It's perfectly safe, you just need to use the mixer as if it weren't powered at all, i.e. not use the Speakon ports but the unpowered 1/4" line-outs.


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I had the same question when i started to research electrets for My mobile setups. The answer isn't fully straightforward as it will change slightly depending on the specific capsule. My experiences and info I have collected: In general the voltage isn't very critical unless it's way below what the specs say. Noise wont change that much but sensitivity ...


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for AA go with Eneloop (originally Sanyo now Panasonic) and slow charging of 4+ hours. If you'd like to research other low-self-discharge NiMH models, please share your findings.


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Some of that chart isn't very good in my opinion. 85dB isn't that loud. A typical concert will be at 106dB to 110dB or sometimes louder and the power requirement doubles every 6dB or so because it is an exponential scale. Additionally, sound falls off very rapidly as well. You might be able to produce an 85dB sound with one watt of power at the cone of ...


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Generally no, using multiple inputs shouldn't lower quality as long as the USB controllers still have sufficient bandwidth for the devices to function. If you use a hub to connect everything, then you may run in to data rate issues causing latency or outright failure, but in general, the data is digital and should get from point a to point b alright. There ...


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The product you linked is the one for the job. And since you give to your condenser mic the power it needs to operate, you can connect it anywhere you could connect any dynamic mic, such as a simple XLR-USB audio interface.


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First, NEVER tie hots together, for many reasons. Not the least of which is that they could easily be on different phases and result in an effective short. But you can split your load between two hots.. some equipment on one and some on the other. So then.. what about the ground and the neutral... If you were to use only one neutral, you'd have one ...


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Important Caveat - never worked with modular before, but... Specs in the manual require +/- 12v only. No +5v requirement. Current requirements are +12v 150mA and -12v 45mA. This is well within the specs (300mA) of the power supply you are proposing to purchase.


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Generators are noisy (audible) and noisy (electrical). Best bet is some form of battery system that can output a sinusoidal wave (try to avoid square waves!). You could run a solar rig into the battery to keep it topped up. It depends on the amount of gear you want to run - check the watt usage on each item, convert to kVA and find a suitable battery and ...


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Split it after the phantom power box. This way you have only one phantom source. If you had 2, any difference between them in voltage would create current from one source to the other. I suspect nothing major would happen but it just seems better not to.


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Electret condenser microphones will deliver output even without plugin power. Really, really bad, low-gain high-noise output. So you better make sure that the plugin power is actually switched on. Depending on your audio hardware and your operating system, there may be utilities for controlling the plugin power, and of course the simplest way to be sure ...


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It seems unlikely that you need EITHER of those gadgets, but if you MUST choose one of them, the CyberPower gadget seems like more value for the $$$. The Panamix gadget seems like a vastly over-priced "surge protector" which is fundamentally questionable. My best advice would be to spend the money on an electrician to come and correct whatever wiring ...


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The Sound Tech CM-1000 is a special unit made ONLY as an extension to the master unit CM-1000USB. The CM-1000 is NOT an ordinary microphone and will not work with ANYTHING except the CM-1000USB. Your camcorder has a typical 3.5mm stereo unbalanced mic-level audio input. However, unlike most similar microphone input connectors, most of the Canon camcorders ...


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It appears those speakers are rated at 75 watt continuous, 300 watt peak power, so it sounds like they would do fine as long as your amp is decent. It is worth pointing out that using a receiver as an amp is not an ideal situation for any analysis tasks as they are often designed to color the sound rather than simply amplify it depending on the type of ...


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This question as it stands is not quite answerable. You could use a 5" or a 12" and both could be accurate in that frequency range. Size just allows for more movement of air. And they could be accurate at 5 Watt or 250 Watt - but the higher the power the more likely you are to overload the mic and distort it. And you really want to look at the cabinet, ...


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It will be fine if you run it through a DI box for guitar. B&H DI Box


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Balanced microphone cables can run 300ft without noticeable signal loss, so that should not be your issue. Speaker cables can easily do that distance as well. If you got new longer cables to run the extra distance enabling you to move your mixer, I would test them to make sure they are working.


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You should be fine plugging your power bar into the furman (i do the same thing) as long as you don't pull too much current. The pl-8c has a 15amp 'breaker' on it, so don't exceed that. I don't think using your power bar would nullify the benefits of the furman 'cleans' in the incoming ac current then delivers it to it's outputs, which your power bar plugs ...


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No, if you're running your microphone in your mixer, and your mixer into your sound card, there is no way to use phantom power from your sound card. It wouldn't hurt your microphone, because the phantom power would try to power the outputs of your mixer, but it could (if its a bad mixer) damage your outputs on the mixer. If you think you're getting noise ...


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Pull and HOLD the on switch down for a couple seconds. A momentary flick won't do it. If that doesn't work, your unit is defective. Also note that you don't want to slide it up. Sliding up will lock in to position, but that is a hold setting to prevent accidental adjustments to controls, it will not turn the unit on. I'm not sure how many different ...


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It isn't just about protecting equipment, it is about the requirement of consistent power to get good quality sound. Lots of processing in sound is based around relation to a standard power level to determine how strong a signal is. If you don't have well conditioned power, that level can change... a LOT!!! Particularly if it is fluctuating greatly you ...


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I work on live events. i have a macbook pro and i use a usb interface (apogee one) for walk up music cues, and a di box with an earth lift switch (interspace industries pc di box about £65) out of the headphone socket for another output like background music(any di box with an earth lift will do) with the earth lift switch on, that gets rid of the power ...


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Yep, you're correct - the red light means on. And best practice dictates connecting the mic first, then turning on phantom power.


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I have one myself, bought it early in my career, and I think it's ok but not completely transparent. It might have been slightly ill-fitted with my od Alesis Monitor One mk2 though, not really sure as I haven't used either one in a very long time, but it still sounded very good considering the price! What I can say though, is that you get a lot of amp for ...


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