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Questions tagged [speakers]

Electro-mechanical devices used to turn electric signals into audible sound waves.

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Are stereo speakers suitable substitutes for studio/rehearsal monitor? What amps/preapms are required?

first time posting. I have an old JVC player, model: MX-V508T. It has two unit, a CD/AMP/DECK TUNER UNIT and a Speaker unit. The CD/AMP/DECK TUNER UNIT is getting beyond repair. So, I want to dispose ...
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Speaker doesn’t play crunk/punchy bass!

I’ve got 3 speakers but all of them did not play that punchy bass, which is mostly on Southern Rap songs! And by that I mean this! For example Skip to 0.45 ...
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Is it safe to plug guitar directly to portable (battery powered rechargeable) speaker

This is more of a technical questions but it relates to music practice, still, feel free to comment if you think it doesn’t belong here. I bought a 6.3mm female 3.5mm male jack adapter and did the ...
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Speaker impedance connected in parallel for the power mixer

I have Behringer PMP4000 power mixer. I am considering buying two passive fullrange speakers Behringer B1520 Pro Eurolive. According to the speakers specification they are 8 ohm, with power rating ...
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Can I connect 2 sets of speakers to a Mackie Mix 5?

I have a Mackie Mix 5 mixer. I was going to connect the Main Outs to powered EV PA speakers. Can I connect the Tape Out to powered monitor speakers?
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Guitar Drummer Pa system

So me and a friend have got a partial band lol. Its me on guitar and vocals and him on the drums. My question is how should we set up. we usually play in my shop metal walls and concrete floors. I ...
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Is it possible to oversize a sound system for a given space?

I've been practicing singing recently (hard rock/metal), with the intention of joining a band in the near future. I am working on recording some demos, but currently I am just monitoring and playing ...
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Which way should I point subwoofers in a small-medium sized venue?

To expand on the title, I'm building a pair of 3 way speakers and, to make them more compact, I'm planning on facing the sub woofer to the sides or rear. I'd expect to use them in small venues (pubs, ...
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connect a mac or windows pc to a eon612 speacker

I have a eon612 speaker and I would like to have it play tracks from my PC windows pc 3.5mm jack. Do I need an amplifier between the pc and eon612? Is there a low cost solutions? can it be done ...
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What is the easiest way to hook up a monitor speaker without needing a mixer?

How would you normally connect another speaker to an existing speaker (ie. guitar amp) in order to use it as a stage monitor? Does the speaker need to have some special output like 1/4 trs or xlr, ...
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How to rewire my cabinet properly

You are the proud owner of 2 tube amps. One has mono outputs for 16 and 8 Ohms, and the other has mono outputs for 4 and 8 Ohms. You are also the proud owner of an Orange PPC212, which has 2 mono ...
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1 or 2 PA speakers?

I am doing a duo for small clubs, wineries, restaurant decks in the good weather, etc. Acoustic guitar and percussion. (congas, hand percussion.). Can I get away using only one PA speaker?
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How could I make this studio setup work?

I'm fairly new to this and I hope this is the right place to ask. I apologise if it's not. Let's say I have the following speakers/subwoofer: http://microlab.com/en/catalog/2.1/wired/m-200-platinum/...
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Can I use a midi-keyboard without pc?

I am planning to buy a piano keyboard with weighted keys. I searched on Amazon and found these two -- https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Hammer-88-Hammer-Action-Controller/dp/B0714D3DVN/ref=sr_1_1?s=...
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Behringer Xenyx-502-5-Channel-Mixer, Ion TTUSB05XL Turntable and Laptop, How to connect all?

I have ION TTUSB05XL Turntable which is connected with rca cable to this speaker: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B06XCQ7HCZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Lately I received a ...
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This monitor speaker have problem?

I bought one monitor speaker (Behringer Truth B1030A) but I think this device has a problem. I play a music but this speaker does not play some sounds. I play this music by (Boss BR 600). Source ...
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Roland pt-3100 Piano with Yamaha HS50M Troubleshooting

My friend lent me his pair of Yamaha HS50M monitors to output my Roland pt-3100 digital piano (2 x speakers to L and R phone output). He instructed me to buy balanced cables for the setup so I bought ...
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Single speaker with 2 8ohm parallel inputs?

I just got a free Fender cabinet that only has one speaker, but looking at the back it has two separate inputs. They're labeled as 8ohm parallel, but I thought you needed at least two speakers to wire ...
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Can I use this attentuator to attentuate a passive stage monitor

I have a power amp that connects to a passive monitor which connects to a second passive monitor (I don't know if saying they're connected in series is the right terminology). I'd like to attentuate ...
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Studio monitors: Should we break them in and why?

Having just acquired a spankin' new pair of monitors for my home studio, I'm currently in the process of "breaking them in". Being an inquisitive mind, I started wondering: what is the purpose of ...
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Studio Monitors for rehearsals

I'm starting to have band rehearsals in my recording studio. We need to amplify all instruments to the level of the drum set. The volume is not so high (mostly world music). I own M-Audio BX8 ...
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Can I use my Yamaha i455 Keyboard as an external speaker?

I just got a Yamaha i455 keyboard. It has good speakers and I would like to use them as external speakers. The USB to host port works fine. I can't figure it out, but Synthesia plays the notes on my ...
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Distorted sound coming from Yamaha Electronic Piano

I have a Yamaha PSR-E303, and all of a sudden one day when I play a note it comes out warped and transposed several octaves down. The speakers are full of static as well. Unplugging the thing for a ...
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What is the difference between the speaker in a bass amp and sub?

I have a 12 inch 100 watt speaker in my bass amp and no subwoofer. The subwoofer I am looking to buy is also 12 inches 100 watts. Is there a difference between the actual speakers found in a bass amp ...
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Choosing speaker resistance and power handling for a 1W amp head

My objective is to create the classic rock distorted tone/sound for my electric guitar all while maintaining relatively low levels of volume, so I can practice at home. To that effect, I'm getting a ...
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How should I wire multiple speakers for a live performance?

I hope this is not off topic, and comes under the category: "usage of specific music software or hardware". I am new to this community but have used other communities before. I am playing live at the ...
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Why do some guitar amps have control labels that are upside down when you are in front of the speaker?

Is this from the past times, when lot stages didn´t have PA? Or whyy
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.Wav only sounds good with headphones not regular speakers

I've created great vocals on studio one, in wav format 32 bit at 44.1 khz. Problem It only sounds good on headphones. It sounds distorted on bass and high notes. Is it because the wav was created ...
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Why does some music sound different on speakers and headphones

Please pardon if the question seems too common or basic but I don't know much about music.... I was listening to an instrumental theme with headphones in which I could understand (although barely) ...
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Helping my son's frat to make a sound system. but i'm 50 years old : )

My son's frat is looking to get a nice 'sound system' to play music in a house / outside when tailgating, etc. The speakers they settled on are 2 of the EV ZLX 15P speakers. my son says there's a guy ...
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Restoring Old Speakers(speaker cabinets) [closed]

Since this doesn't seem to have been asked as yet. I have this old Realistik Speaker cabinet set about 2 feet tall, bought back in 1985. After years of use, the speakers gave in like 5 years ago, ...
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Listening, mixing, and understanding on multiple playback devices?

A common question that people ask me when I begin mixing their music (I mainly deal with drumsets), is something like, "Where will you mix my music? Will you use more than one device to listen?" Now, ...
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Baldwin MCX-88 makes cracking sound

How can I repair my Baldwin MCX-88 that makes a cracking sound when I press any of the keys? The odd part is that the sounds continues even after I left up on the key. Is there anywhere that I can ...
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I want to play music on my phone through my audio interface to my speakers. Is that possible? [closed]

So i have bought some KRK RP6 G3 speakers but i need a good audio interface for it. But i don't want play music on my PC all time, for example if i got a good track send trough via WhatsApp i want to ...
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Mackie Srm450 v1 speaker makes strange noise(woofer)

I have a Mackie Srm450 speaker that worked fine for a day and now the woofer makes a strange noise on certain low notes. It also occurs when I move the speaker and set it down. So I experimented a bit ...
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Equipment for trombone live music show, with backing tracks

What would be the best equipment to use (e.g. speakers) to play "minus-one" backing tracks, while I play my trombone live, in venues such as hotels and restaurants?
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How to extend a pair of RCA cable and improve audio quality at the same time? [closed]

I have a 2.1 speaker system that I have been using for over 6-7 years or so. Recently I have decided to mount the two satellites on the wall, but there is a problem with the length of cables. I have ...
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Can an amplifier with only one output be wired in parallel?

I have a Peavey ValveKing 20MH amp which has a single output jack for connecting it to a cabinet. I'm exploring my options for cabinets and am trying to understand if I can consider running cabinets ...
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Speakers hissing sound and scratches when connected to PC, while working well on other devices [closed]

I just bought Samson Resolv SE5 speakers for my home pc/amature home studio. I have very annoying hissing sound and scratches whenever they are plugged into the pc. My sound card is ESI Maya44 XTE, ...
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Mac USB to XLR output?

I have two powered Yamaha HS8 monitors, that I'd like to use to use for playback via USB from my Mac. A couple of inputs would be nice as well. I've seen products like this before, but they only have ...
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How are three input speakers wired?

I had a gig last week and played (guitar) over a shared 2x12" speaker. After plugging in my stereo amp the sound was "strange" and delayed for about half a second. The sound guy blamed my effect board,...
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Why do guitar amps only use one type of speaker cone?

In HiFi systems and house sound setups, a speaker cabinet nearly always has multiple speakers of different diameters to handle different parts of the audio frequency spectrum (and bass is typically ...
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Why do my monitors make this popping/cracking sound?

I just bought a keyboard and some monitors to output the sound so I don't know much about this. But when I hit too many keys on the keyboard, it makes this popping and cracking sound, I don't know ...
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stage monitors as stereo speakers?

I'm in the market for stereo speakers, (after "loaning" my Advent Loudspeakers to my brother, who won't give them back). But, my band is in sore need of stage monitors, and I thought I might kill two ...
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What are my options to incorporate a sub-woofer into a PA system for live music performance?

My current PA system I use with my band (usually 2 guitars, a bass guitar and drummer - with 3 vocal mics) consists of a powered mixer (Mackie 808S) driving passive speakers with 12" low/mid drivers ...
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PA System Factors To Consider

What are some of the things to consider and devices to have when creating a PA system for a church to be used both indoors and outdoors...?!
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Bass effects through guitar amp

I have often heard that you should never plug a bass guitar into a standard guitar amp. Granted it's not going to sound its best but it can supposedly be detrimental to the amp or speakers. I've heard ...
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Difference between sound speaker and guitar combo speaker?

I want to make diy guitar combo for guitar practice. I have two speakers (6 and 10 inches) and don't want spend money for new one. Is any difference between special speaker for guitar combo and ...
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Where do I start in choosing a speaker?

I have just bought a Vox Pathfinder 15R and would like to upgrade the speaker. There's a video on YouTube where someone has built a new combo using a 12" speaker. My question is, where do I start in ...
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Can I connect the “headphone out” of a ZOOM effects pedal (A3/G3) to a set of 2.1 stereo powered speakers and get decent sound?

Is there anything I should be wary of? I'm planning to buy a guitar and kinda in doubt whether I should go for dedicated amp (like a blackstar id:core series) or get an effects pedal like a zoom g3/a3 ...