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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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Will hooking the output on a monitoring loudspeaker to a bass amp instead of a subwoofer damage anything?

I bought a Thump15a and plan to use a focusrite scarlett solo with it. My brother plays bass and has a bass amp, and so I was wondering if I could take the output of the thump15a and plug into the ...
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Using an 8 Ohm amplifier output with a 16 Ohm cabinet

My amp's highest output is 8 Ohm and the only cab I have right now is a 2 x 12 wired in series (I think), which is additive making it 16 Ohm (again, I think - Correct me if I'm wrong). The manual for ...
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Does a desktop speaker with subwoofer sound better on a small room? [closed]

I'm planning to buy a Logitech z333 80 watt desktop speaker with a sub and just wondering if it sounds better in my small room. Will it still cause a reverb or something else?
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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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Why are speakers howling when a microphone comes in front of the speaker boxes?

While using the microphone in front of the speaker, it makes a howling sound. Why is it so? How can I avoid that without reducing the sound?
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Best “budget” monitoring speakers for 5 strings bass guitar? [closed]

I've been searching for the best monitoring speaker I can find and I must say that I'm a bit lost... Why? Because between all the websites I searched on for advice and my local music store's seller, ...
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Can turning on an amplifier without a connected load (cab) cause damage?

I don't recall where or from whom, but I heard that switching on an amplifier head without a connected load (a cab, that is) may cause damage—presumably to the tubes, but perhaps something else, I'm ...
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Peavey SP-2A Speaker Repair

I'm taking a shot in the dark here but I have these old Peavey Sp-2A speakers that I'm looking at fixing. They were a gift to me a long time ago and since then the main loudspeaker, or sub-woofer, has ...
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Connecting Launchkey Mk 11 midi controller and Roland Fantom G7 to one set of speakers

The Launchkey is plugged into my laptop with a USB and plays through the laptop speakers. The G7 needs external speakers - I have a separate set of Logitech speakers - Bass and two speakers. I can ...
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How to control volume of USB monitor speakers?

I use Behringer Studio 50 USB studio monitors together with my Macbook Pro, connected via USB. The problem is that they are extremely loud, even on the "volume 1" setting of my Macbook. My current ...
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Are studio monitors necessary for producing tracks?

Studio monitors are expensive. Excellent quality headphones are cheap. When I look at how people listen to music, it's almost always on earphones, headphones or cheap small speakers. Are studio ...
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Old speakers not working when attached to a RCA output device with an adapter

I have a pair of old Pioneer S-P170 speakers that I’m trying to hook up to various RCA output devices with the use of an adapter I recently purchased. I know the speakers work and have the positive ...
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Turning off my monitors makes loud popping noise

I've been told that my turning down the channels on my mixer before turning off my monitors, I can prevent the loud popping noise they make, which will damage the speakers in the long run. However, I ...
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Use HiFi speakers with Synth/Workstation (Korg Kronos)

I have a very high-end speaker system with: Marantz AV8802 as preamp McIntosh MC452 as poweramp Monitor Audio PL500-II as speakers I'd like to play my Korg Kronos through the speakers. Is there any ...
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What if i use Home theater instead of studio monitors for mixing at home?

I learned little music mixing at my friend studio. You can say a beginner and i am just about to start my own mixing at home. And, thought to make a setup. But bit confuse about speakers. As my friend ...
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Speaker not working of laney lionheart

I have a laney lionheart mini amp, and a fender squire bullet strat. I connected my guitar to the amp and switched it on, but no sound came from the speaker; then I connected my headphone to the jack,...
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What should I look for in speakers for an electronic keyboard

I was just lent a keyboard (a Korg SP-200) and would like to buy low-cost external speakers for it. What should I look for in speakers for a keyboard?
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Struggling with amp and speaker impedance

I've recently bought an old vintage Sovtek MIG 60 - it's beautiful and I'm really excited to play it more frequently. However, as much as I try with Google, I can't seem to get a straight answer ...
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What is the difference between an amp and a head?

At the moment I currently only use a basic guitar amp, but a few of my friends have 'heads' on top of their amps. What is the purpose of these? What do they do that the amp doesn't do?
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Splitting a 4x12 to two 2x12s

I have a 4x12 cab loaded with 8ohm speakers. I'd like to connect two amps to this cab, one amp running into the top two speakers, the other into the bottom two. Basically turn it into two 2x12s in the ...
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connect two keyboards to speaker and possibly computer sometimes

I have two keyboards (well, one digital piano and one synthesizer) that both have stereo out jack outputs. How can I connect both to one set of speakers so that I will also be able to record ...
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3.5mm to Sony LBT D107

I'd like to connect my iPhone to my Sony LBT D107 as an input source. I'm no technician, but: 1) What's the most affordable way to this? 2) What sort of connection will provide the best quality ...
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Do cabinets and speaker enclosures add the additional harmonic contents?

When people say guitar cabinets or monitor speakers have the influences on the tones or sounds they are producing. Q: Do they mean cabinets and speaker enclosures add the new additional harmonic ...
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Speakers for electronic keyboard

I am upgrading from a Yamaha arranger with speakers to Korg Kronos. The arranger has speakers but what types of speakers do I buy for Kronos? I just play at home. Nothing professional. Do I need PA ...
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Query - Running two ampeg 8ohm cabs with different Wattages

Now I've tried to get my head around ohms etc and I thiiiiiiink i understand but I want to double check because I'm feeling pretty thick today and getting in a muddle. I have a markbass TTE500. It's ...
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Fender hot rod deluxe connected to speaker simulator diagram

I am trying to connect my Fender hot rod deluxe tube amp to a speaker simulator. My speaker simulator is the Iron Cab which has a "link out", and the manual description says: Attention! When using ...
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Why do people place speaker cabinets or combo amps on top of things?

In a lot of gigs I've played, I have noticed that they have placed the amplifier speaker cab (usually just the bass amp) on top of a chair or a stool or something, so as not to be on the ground. What ...
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Replacement speaker for Black Widow SP 2A? [closed]

I have a pair of Peaveys with Black Widow speakers. The model is SP 2A with Max Power 300 RMS, 150 continuous, 8 ohm. One of them is blown and I'm trying to find a replacement. I have searched all ...
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Is there a huge sound quality difference if I use a monitor or an amp for my keyboard instead of using my logitech z906? [closed]

I'm thinking of buying some monitors if it will boost the sound quality but I already have like a 400$ speaker for the computer. Im wondering if it's worth or not for the investment
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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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Connect piano digital keyboard to 5.1 surround speakers

I have these 5.1 speakers system which can be connected with a minijack 3.5mm Line IN and a digital piano (Yamaha P-105) which has the following ports: in the back: in the front (for phones): now I ...
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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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75w Ampeg tube amp with 16 ohm output jacks

I have 2 15" Altec 421A 8 ohm speaker cabinets but would like to also use an 18" EV speaker also. The Ampeg amp has 2 16 ohm speaker output jacks. How would I hook them up or should I use the 2 8ohm ...
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Guitar into Interace into AMP

I'm planning on buying a behringer u phoria UMC22 interface in order to connect my guitar to my PC to emulate effects and amps. I believe the correct way of outputting the sound is into a set of ...
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PA System: What type of speaker for that “punchy” bass?

I got two JBL MR918 subwoofers and two Behringer EUROLIVE B215XL. My system does well, but when playing electronic music with a bass that would sound very punchy and you would feel it in the chest ...
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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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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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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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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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.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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If I connect audio interface line out to guitar amplifier guitar input, can it damage the audio interface?

Generally audio interface line out is connected to studio monitor speakers. Since i don't have any i was wondering i could use my Marshall 15 W guitar amp as speakers. If I connect audio interface ...
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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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Using Headphone socket for monitor speakers

I have a Yamaha YDPS51 digital piano. Whilst the internal speakers are acceptable I'm unable to get a rich deep sound from them. The problem is that I don't have any outputs apart from 2 headphone ...
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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?