Audible vibrations transmitted through air or other medium

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How do you know if a vacuum tube is going to suffer from AC hum or not?

I know that technically there is little difference between AC or DC heating of the tube - if it gives proper voltage everything is fine... Except the hum: I have read in various sources that some ...
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What sort of problems would I face using computer speakers for dramatic sound effects? [on hold]

I am building a dramatic space (like a haunted house.) I would like to play several different sound effects in several different places at different times. I am considering mounting several computer ...
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conversion dB into dB SPL

I'm using a sound calibrator (1kHz, 114dB SPL, GRAS Type 42AB). When I got my data from my scope, the signal has 5mV. In spectrum mode, it is -50dB at the peak of 1kHz. I'm using this preamp: GRAS ...
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3 mic sound direction locator solution?

I am building a robot toy. When a sudden surge of sound occurs, I wish to calculate the approx position of the sound source. I am going to place 3 analog mics on the edge of my round shape PCB, each ...
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How To Detect a Gunshot

Hey everyone I am working on a project that is a lot harder than what I thought. It is a project for school. How can I detect a gunshot indoors without using an array of microphones? I had something ...
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STM32 : reset the I2S DMA address pointer

For my application I have a DAC communicating with an STM32F4 through I2S. On the microcontroller's side, informations are send to the DAC through a DMA stream, with a circular buffer. On an external ...
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Switch off idle AC/DC converter?

I am using a 5V/1A power supply in my circuit. Unfortunately, the load is not uniform, so the power supply idles a lot during operation. And the power supply makes a unpleasant buzzing noise when ...
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How to increase speaker max input power

I have a tiny 8 ohm speaker rated to accept a maximum of 0.5W. The docs explicitly say adding 1.5W or more will "blow it out". However, I'd like to use this speaker with a 1.5W amplifier (PAM8302A). ...
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Flattening microphone's frequency response

It is typical for a microphone to have a non-flat frequency response like so: Is it typical to flatten the response curve by weighting the signal in frequency domain to get the most accurate ...
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Single Stage Transistor Amplifier

so I have a question to build a single stage transisitor amplifier. I know Rc/Re = gain. And the value of capacitor which is parallel to Re can be found by the formula F = 1/2piRC but I have ...
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How to make a sound-controlled variable resistance?

So I have those old analog video equipements (Panasonic WJ-AVE5, Videonics Video Equalizer) and I'd like to have some of the parameters (video crossfade, superimpose function, brightness level, etc.) ...
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how to measure power of a sound wave produced by a whistle?

i have a galtons whistle producing frequency of 10khz. I have no idea how to measure the power aassociated with it. Also if i say (10khz,10w) what does it mean? is it even possible to link mechanical ...
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How to generate sound in VHDL

I'm new to FPGA and VHDL. I'm working on lab practical and for the practical we were already given file that has an I2C codec and the basics for the codec registers were already done but I found the ...
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Ultrasound Sound Transducer for underwater purpose [closed]

Presently I am working on Underwater Acoustic Wireless Transmission. I desire to measure water parameters at the bottom of the surface of the water and then pass it to the water surface using ...
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What parts on a printed circuit board can make unintended sound? [duplicate]

To rephrase it: Since vibrations are responsible for soundwaves, what parts are most prone to such vibrations? Root causes are probably electrical oscillations between capacitors and inductors in the ...
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Low Pass Filter Impedances

I want to design a passive 4-pole low-pass RLC filter for my subwoofer amplifier. So far I found this page: http://sim.okawa-denshi.jp/en/RLClowkeisan.htm But it seems that changing the value of R ...
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Alarm sound signal arduino

My vehicle alarm consists of a control box containing some vibration sensor and relays, and a buzzer that creates an ear piercing sound upon triggering. I've recorded this alarm sound. After pulling ...
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12-15V short beep sound simple circuit?

I need to implement the short beep sound at PSU being switched On/(Off - if easy). Are there any simple circuits for this problem? The piezo buzzers are preferable of their size and PCB mountable ...
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Input for an electric guitar

I am new to dsp and I want to try making my own effects for electric guitar. I ordered a Line6 Tonecore developper kit but I won't have it before summer. Since I also want to try other embedded ...
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How to measure a dc or ac signal using PC as oscilloscope?

I want to measure for ex a battery 0.7V dc using a program like Visual Analyser/Soundtrack Oscilloscope/jDTF/Scope/xoscope. I connect the negative pole of the battery to sleeve and the pozitive to ...
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How do plasma arc speakers work? Also, Bass? [closed]

Please see the following videos for examples of what I am asking about : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeIAkKmUfn4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rasp88nbsRw ...
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Chaining output of amplifier (to speaker) to another amplifier

I purchased this holiday card sound recording module: Link. It's hooked up to a 0.5W 8Ohm speaker, and the IC is shielded from the outside world, so I really only have access to the outputs to ...
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Buzzer vs piezo sound for generating sound

Correct me if i'm wrong. Buzzers can only produce 1 tone but are quite loud. While piezos can generate a wide variety but are most suited to ics. Is there anything i missed?
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How to using a 3.5 mm stereo plug mic with a EM11G LM 386N-1 amplifier

I have built a simple amplifier circuit using a EM11G LM 386N-1 amplifier chip which follows the following design (cap and resister values are slightly different): I connected this mic to the ...
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What is IP and NK transformation (seen on earphones)?

By the side of my earphones, there's a switch that flips between two initials, IP and NK. This Quora question suggests that this is the IP / NK transformation, which somehow makes the earphone ...
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Calculating SPL from voltage output of a microphone with MAX4466 amplifier

I'm using Electret Microphone Amplifier - MAX4466 with Adjustable Gain and I'm getting the output voltage ranging from 1.5V to 3V (which, to my knowledge, is already amplified by MAX4466). I know that ...
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can I understand which way sound comes from?

Is it possible to understand which way sound source is located with using microphones? I was thinking using multiple mikes pointed out different ways and getting db differences to predict direction. ...
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Analog Peak Filter

I'm currently working on a project building headphone and to had to build filters to cancel certain unwanted frequency. While researching and working on it, i came across a reference design which ...
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Lower sound from 1st input when second input has sound

I'm looking for an IC/device/... that can switch between sound inputs. Lets say that I play music through audio jack 1, and a GPS is connected to audio jack 2. I'd like the IC/device to lower/kill ...
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Guitar Pedal not functioning at all, no sound created

Ok, so I'll do my best to explain my situation. (FYI, I am a beginner) I'm building an overdrive pedal for a school project which I plan on modding with the help from a teacher. However, I thought I ...
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How can I mitigate SNR or THD for audio codecs?

During my studies at university, we didn't go too in depth about Signal to Noise ratios (SNR) and Total Harmonic Distortions (THD). I've been trying to work with audio codecs for some time and I only ...
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Sound combination using op-amp

I work on a project where i need to combine sound that comes from audio jack input (let say from tablet) with a sound we create from an MCU with DAC. So it basically means I need to sum the sound of : ...
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Does a sound card low pass filter input?

I ask this question just because I'm curious to find out. As far as I understand, the Nyquist theorem says that the sampling frequency must be at least twice the bandwidth of the signal to be ...
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How might one connect a laptop's aux out to an oscilloscope?

I am using an online pure tone generator (which generates sinusoidal sound waves) on my laptop to output sound. The AUX-out jack on laptops outputs sound in analog rather than digital signals. Unless ...
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Is it possible a microphone sounds different when user hold it(or not)?

I am a computer-science student working on a signal processing project on smartphones based on recorded microphone signals. For my project, I need a really "reliable" recorded signal. The system works ...
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Question regarding simple preamp+audio amplifier

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab simulate this circuit Hello,as you can see,I constructed a circuit which consists of an amplifier(first scheme) and a ...
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Types of decibels

Why we use dBA or any other type of decibel unit instead of basic decibels unit (dB)? Why we have so many types of this unit?
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Protect soundsystem from GSM/GPRS pulsing noise sounds [closed]

What is the best way to isolate soundsystem from an modem/cellphone to not hear pulsing noise sounds when GSM/GPRS communication is active.
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Negative voltage ADC and op-amp

I have this circuit and I am running code on the raspberry pi which checks the input pin continuously and converts the 10-bit digital signal to a readable voltage. So I can accurately see the voltage ...
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Arduino Recognizing pre-recorded sound clips from an audio stream

My project is to control a Nintendo 3DS hand held video game system from my Arduino Mega. I have all the basic controls wired up and working well. I need to be able to recognize the state of a video ...
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is sound produced by varying current or voltage?

In a sound system (computer, stereo, CD, etc.) is the (just) current or voltage (and therefor current) modulated to create the output to the speakers? If the answer is both, what are some examples of ...
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What is the simplest way to play a sound or wav file?

I'm pretty new/noob with electronics. I'm trying to reproduce a sound (I'm using Proteus as simulator) in a circuit. I wasted hours of looking for but I can only found solutions with Arduino or ...
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dB A and dB Z (or dB SPL) Table

Does anyone have a detailed dB A to db Z (or dB SPL) table? I have found one at http://www.cirrusresearch.co.uk/blog/2011/08/what-are-a-c-z-frequency-weightings/ and at ...
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Convert dB A to dB SPL

I am trying to calibrate an audiometer that gives outputs in dB SPL. However, the sound meter that I am using to calibrate the audiometer registers in dB A. Is there a formula to convert from dB A to ...
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How to connect speaker cables via S-Video plug [closed]

I would like to buy a speaker system consisting of an active subwoofer and two satellites. From the photos I can see, that the satellites are connected to the central sub using supplied cables with ...
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How to connect 3.5mm Stereo to crystal radio

I'm attempting to build a crystal radio according to the following schematic: Rather than attaching a piezo electric earphone as shown, I would like to hook the radio up to a stereo amp using a 3.5 ...
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Why does my AY-3-8910 sound so distorted?

I'm building a circuit driven by an Arduino UNO that controls a AY-3-8910 programmable sound generator. The AY has three pins ...
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Is it possible to generate a tone using an LRC circuit?

I've been thinking about the possibility of hooking a resonant LRC circuit to an amplifier and hearing the oscillations as sound, hence making it possible to make music instruments using these ...
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Converting Pulses to Analog Input for Mic

A continuation of this question. I am attempting to read two flow meters through the mic port of a phone/tablet. The flow meters' pulse pins toggle between +0V and +5V as their pinwheels rotate. I ...
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Troubleshooting a soundcard oscilloscope that doesn't appear to affect the computer

I'm attempting to build a soundcard oscilloscope, but my computer doesn't seem to be reading the voltage on the audio jack plugged into it. I'm using an Acer laptop (product ID ...