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When you have a measurement of inches referring to a speaker it is the diameter of that speaker, so a 12" 400W speaker is physically 12" wide and is rated at a maximum of 400 Watts. The wattage is so you know how much power you can push through the speaker without damaging it. More Watts = more volume The physical size is very closely related to the ...


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Suggestive Specifications Both the inches and the Watts are suggestive specifications of the following: Inches - The approximate diameter of the bass driver cone (if there is more than one driver, like in multi-way design). It is an approximation since some designs spell 8'' for what is really 7.8''. This spec vaguely correlates to the lowest frequency the ...


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Pot is short for potentiometer, which is a fancy electronics word for "knob" or "dial". Panning means positioning something left to right in a stereo sound field. To pan is the verb meaning the action of moving something to a certain place in a stereo sound field. So, a pan pot is a knob that you turn to move a sound left or right in a stereo mix. I'm not ...


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As you still seem to wonder about differences in sound between different speaker sizes: The speaker diameter is not directly related to how much bass you can get. Most important for that is the cabinet size: without a cabinet, for any speaker most of the air will just "flow around" from front to back vice versa, if given enough time; so some distance away ...


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I believe "frame" is the term you're looking for - the set of samples from every channel for a given point in time.


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Audio channels is the correct term. You might hear audio producers talk about multi-track audio (which means more than two tracks) or stems. It all goes back to tape editing, when independent audio signals needed their own track. Stereo is a special case, where one track is designated for the Left speaker/output and the other track is designated for the ...


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The sound equivalent of mise en scène would be soundscape / soundtrack. Mise en scène is a term used to describe a number of different visual design elements such as set design, space, lighting, costume etc. The term soundtrack (or soundscape in theatre) is used in a similar way and can be equally broken down into categories such as dialogue, ambiance, sfx, ...


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The way I look at it is that the speaker is an air pump. The larger the diaphragm, the more air that can potentially be pumped. However, the larger the pump, the more resistant to moving the air it will be. Like trying to waft a big sheet of cardboard around, you need strong arms to waft it faster, and if someone asked you to waft the card 2x per second, ...


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X is time Y is amplitude, volume, voltage, dB or pressure, depending on exactly where you are measuring, but they can be considered equivalent in an audio scenario.


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I personally have done 16 mise en scenes and the perfect translation of mise en scene for in soud is Bresson. Bresson is a play of foleys and minor play of ambiences. However here the foleys are most important. A foley as unimportant as clothes rustle is given more importance and is dynamically larger. If you need I can send you references of my own mise en ...


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Yes - they are audio channels. Are you separating sound effects from background music etc. or placing each of these into channels for each speaker (eg 7.1 surround sound will likely have some background music in each channel, whereas a sound effect may be only in the front right and so on)


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It's all about efficiency when it comes to getting sound pressures at a given number of watts. OK 60W JBL D130 (105dB 1W @ 1M) vs 250W ChiCom (82dB 1W@ 1M). Guess which one can produce the highest sound pressure in optimal enclosures. HINT,,, Don't bet against the JBL. It takes orders of power to get from 82dB to 102dB. The ChiCom speaker will require ...


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Asked an editor friend of mine and said it's probably sync tones (not just pops) which some production outfits use instead of a pop when a video fades from black (aka first frame is a black frame). The end of a tone is the first frame. They do this because some amateur audio guys still don't know how 2 pops work and end up starting the audio immediately ...


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I thought TRS was the same thing as any 3.5mm jack and it's not. TRS is one of the possible configurations for a 3.5mm jack. TRS= Tip, Ring, Sleeve. There are also TS (mono) and TRRS (stereo for headphones plus a microphone) 3.5 mm jacks. I need two 3.5mm jacks to go into one single 3.5mm jack, but I need each Mono jack to be recorded separately into ...


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It appears from a google search that this style of cable, one which splits the tip and ring to separate ends, is called a ”BREAKOUT” cable


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There's a Compressor by FMR audio, called RNC , this compressor has a "Super-Nice" Mode , while this is not a 100% limiter, a limiter is just a very fast compressor (in simple terms). So , i have no exact reference to something called "Staged limiting" , but when we use the word "Staged" in audio we mean a process that's happening step by step , for example ...


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The common names for such kind of models are 3-Way Classic, 3W Classic or simply "3-Ways". Troels Gravesen, a danish DIY speaker pioneer, has a page all dedicated to that design: http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/3WClassic.htm. On his website you can find other variants of the design (and other interesting designs): http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/...


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The dimension of inches more than likely relates to the smallest dimension of the speaker enclosure and basically if you want more power, you need something that is bigger. Here is a section from a PDF document for the XSP_A series you linked to: - Other manufacturers may also refer to the diameter of the bass driver.


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I think mise en scene relates to all aspects of film production, including sound. Because it means "putting on stage" or something like that, i think it can be interpreted as pertaining to anything that has been put into the world of the film. Things like the blocking of the actors, or the way a set is dressed; but also the inclusion of a loud highway ...


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