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Does it matter which jack I plug into on an unpowered loudspeaker?

The connectors are simply there to allow you to daisy chain speakers. You can go in one and out the other. The order does not matter at all as it is just a basic parallel circuit with the drivers in ...
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How to connect Powered Subwoofer to Mixer?

At first I was reluctant to answer this question, as I believe in order to do this properly, will cost more than the value of said sub-woofer. However as nobody else has commented, I will give you ...
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Why aren't amplifiers aimed AWAY from the audience on live shows?

First off… pros don't just decide they want to turn their amp up halfway through a gig. That's what sound crews are for; there's one guy whose job it is to make sure everyone on stage can hear ...
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Convert traditional HiFi to wireless?

First, you will need to provide a power amplifier for each different speaker cabinet. You did not mention what model you have so we don't know what power, what kind of processing, etc. you would need. ...
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Speaker Enclosure Material

MDF has very good acoustic properties at a low price. But it is heavy and does not hold up well to being bumped around. Also doesn't do well in moist environments. It is not used for pro portable ...
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Will four identical speakers wired in series and parallel behave identical to one speaker (but able to handle more power)?

Electrically, yes. Acoustically no. You also have to take into consideration the physical effects of having multiple point-sources of audio, specifically the way that each point-source interacts with ...
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How do speakers work?

There's quite a few ways this question can be answered, but perhaps the most concise way to do it is to ask you to consider the properties of waves in general. You understand that in order to produce ...
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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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Matching amplifier with speaker with unknown wattage

Well, it's like a game of Blackjack: to know the answer for sure, you'd have to bust your speakers. If you have any amplifier at home or that you can borrow for a while, connect the speakers, put ...
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What type of speakers and speaker cable should I use to connect to my Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD audio interface outputs?

The Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD has 2 x 1⁄4 inch TRS output sockets(L/R). You need monitors for a start. Studio monitors are basically speakers with a refined, flat response i.e. a clean sound. ...
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device that shoots audio which can only be heared by the target

Yes, and these already exist in various forms, from sound weapons to localised 'personal' audio devices. The vast majority use a parabolic reflector, as you correctly surmised. Some background here. ...
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Why am I hearing weird static nosie on my speakers

I have figured out the problem. We had a netgear wifi router connected to the mixer. It is supposed to enable wireless connectivity to our mixer. If I turned that off, the mic signal doesnt drop and ...
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How do I fix bass on earbuds and speakers?

This is why studio monitors used in recording produce neutral sound as close to 1:1 as possible. Consumer audio gear, either because of being cheap or because of being intentionally biased, have a ...
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What makes low quality speakers become distorted when at high volume?

There are a number of factors involved here but mainly frequency response, transient response, signal to noise ratio (S/N) and total harmonic distortion (THD). Frequency response is largely dependent ...
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Convert speaker stereo mix to headphone

You could have a look into processing the recordings with the help of a binaural panning tool such as the one included in Logic. You would import the two channels of your audio files as two seperate ...
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Can speakers wear out?

Absolutely yes they can; depending on the construction both the cone and surround (if different material) will breakdown and degrade over time. The voice coil can also wear from heat and movement, or ...
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What is the best way to play inaudible sound?

That depends on the speaker model and how it implements audio detection in the auto turn off mechanism. If it is a digitally connected speaker it may be enough playing a wavefile with silence in it. ...
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How do you split stereo to left/right mono for dual stereo speakers?

I have solved my problem by using a 3.5mm to RCA splitter, then splitting each left/channel again with another RCA splitter (making 2 left channel RCAs, 2 right channel RCAs), then merging both RCA ...
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How to test the polarity of a speaker driver?

With a single speaker configuration, in my own opinion it doesn't really matter, however this is not the case in a multi-speaker configuration where relative signal phase between channels matters a ...
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Whine from speakers when there is no audio playing

Computers are notorious for creating various types of electronic noise. When you use the internal sound card of the computer a lot of this electronic noise will be sent out on the audio cable and can ...
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In what way, and to what degree, does a tear in a speaker cone affect its sound quality?

It's not practical to try to predict the effects of a tear, but a tear in the cone - especially one that's poly - is likely to sound raspy at higher volumes, but unlikely to affect tonal response. But ...
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what is the purpose of the internal volume of a speaker cabinet

It's actually a complicated thing, how much space to put behind a driver. The air mass behind the driver actually affects how the driver moves. If you put the right volume of air behind the driver, ...
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How to connect old stereo system to pc?

The "Tape" input is effectively identical to "Aux". It is almost certainly an ordinary line-level input. It should be trivial to connect the speaker or headphone or line output from your computer to ...
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Speaker fabric cloth

Traditionally, it was called "grille-cloth" and it was made from a coarse-weave of rather thick plastic filaments. It is still available in many places, particularly those vendors who supply people ...
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Why are speaker cable jack plugs sometimes fatter than intsrument cable

The reason for this is that the speaker cable is likely to be of a larger diameter and able to handle more current than standard instrument cables, thus the connection to the pins is likely to require ...
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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?

Are the subwoofer crossover outputs indeed for passive speakers? Or are they intended for active speakers or amplifier? I would expect an active subwoofer to have the crossover at line level since ...
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Possible to convert 15in speakers into 18in?

Deity no. That's like converting a dachshound to a dobermann by replacing the legs. The speakers are designed and manufactured and tested and calibrated as one item. You cannot even exchange the ...
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How do I fix bass on earbuds and speakers?

Complicated question when you understand it: professional musicians normally test their music across a wide variety of setups prior to releasing to the public. That means they may have a variety of ...
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