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Increasing resistance on speakers

My amplifier is rated at 8ohms for my surround sound but my speakers are 6 ohms. The owners manual says that if the speaker resistance is too low the power protector will blow and that is exactly what ...
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What resisters for inverting op-amp should I use?

I am not an electrical engineer by any means so go easy on me here. I am simply experimenting with a speaker amplifier. My situation: I have a Clarion xc1410 4-channel amplifier with a 10k input ...
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Arduino continually resets when connected to external power supply, but not USB [migrated]

I'm working on a seemingly simple Arduino project which plays a sound and flashes an LED when provoked by some trigger. The problem: When powered by an external power supply, the Arduino continually ...
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Can I connect an amplifier to a Crystal Radio?

I am wanting to create a crystal radio that connects to my amplifier (It is for a guitar and has 3.5mm and 1/4" jacks). The diagram is as shown: Would this be possible and work? If not, please ...
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How do I connect old surround sound to new PC? [migrated]

How can I connect my old 5.1, HiFi surround sound system (with them AV audio connectors [red and white]) to my new PC (with 3.5mm audio ports) so that the full 5.1 surround sound will work? I have ...
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Spliced audio auxilliary cable

I spliced a wire with a headphone jack attached, the rubber cable runs two separate wires together (like speaker wire.) In one there is one coated copper wire and one uncoated copper wire. In the ...
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Which method of controlling speaker volume consumes more power? [closed]

2 speakers are playing at same volume from computer. One speaker volume is controlled by software but knob turned to maximum. Another speaker has volume knob set at 75%. Both are playing at same ...
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What kind of speaker can be used with an LM386?

I am trying to use an LM386 to drive some speakers. I have both a 4Ω 4W speaker and 8Ω 1.5W speaker. Would I have to build a different circuit for each of these and would the LM386 be able to drive ...
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Does anyone have spice model parameters for 0.5W 32ohm or similar speakers?

I know that Re = Measured Voice Coil Resistance Le = Measured Voice Coil Inductance Fs = Resonant Frequency are the main parameters to make a reliable speaker model for .ac . So for a generic ...
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How to properly connect an old record player output (spade connector, possibly amplified) to an RCA tape deck with built in amplifier? [closed]

I have an old magnavox record console which for some reason the speakers don't seem to get very loud. Tracing the components, I think I can bypass those built in speakers completely and have the ...
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Measure AC power consumed by a loudspeaker

I'm interested in measuring the efficiency of a loudspeaker. I have tools to measure the SPL in dB. However, the electrical efficiency has me a little puzzled. The speaker has a voltage applied: ...
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Relation between input power and impedance in speakers

I'd like to understand what the relation mentioned in the title is. More specifically: I have to replace my metronome's broken mini-speaker rated 16 \$\Omega\$, 0.3 W, and the only replacement speaker ...
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Parallel speakers sound bad, but serials are fine

I have made a simple speaker circuit. It sounds (at least to me) surprisingly good (though an audiophile would probably scream out loud and run away). I have currently run across a problem. 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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Driving a speaker directly through an audio DAC?

I have a project where I'll need to generate some sound waves. In case it matters, the microcontroller I'll be using is an STM32L476RG which have an internal DAC. The question I have is related with ...
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if I link four bass speakers PDA 1650 does the ohms change [closed]

I've got a hpa 3100l amplifier which I want to bridge which is 3400 watts in 8 ohms can I link 4 PD 1650 8 ohm speakers to them without causing damage does the speaker ohms change
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Audio op am for low noise high volume

I am trying to make a high quality circuit to take mp3 (stereo) signal and drive a 4 ohm speaker. I have been using the LM368 as in the picture below and this has ok quality when the volume is low but ...
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LED's flash with music

I am wanting to put have a few LED's flash with the intensity of my music. I don't need a color organ, but just want the LED's to flash in sync with the music. I am amplifying the signal with a LM368 ...
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How loud is a 0.25W speaker supposed to be?

I know this is a very broad question; I just want to know what I should be expecting from it. At the moment it's hooked up to an LM386-N3 op-amp outputting a 5V single rail square wave and it is ...
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single oscillator driving multiple speakers

This is an odd request for a circuit. I want to drive multiple speakers mono not differential from the same microcontroller. I want to just drive a tone through 8 8-ohm speakers so I thought I could ...
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how to sync leds with the beat?

how do i make led strip flash with the beat (subwoofer) without risking burning them out and im using a car amplifier that kicks out 1250w peak for the subwoofer i tried using a multimeter i got ...
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What is a safe voltage for ultrasonic frequencies being fed to a regular speaker?

In a circuit I am designing there will be high frequency noise output into a speaker at -60 to -80 dBV. It's just that I opted to use a simple 2nd order LC filter (47 uH, 470nF) for delta-sigma ...
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Multi channel variable speaker design problem

As part of my my consideration of possible solutions to my multi channel variable speaker number problem arising from my attempts to restore radio functionality to an old hotel intercom system (see ...
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Amplifier impedance matching with constant voltage speaker systems

I understand that in order not to potentially overload an amplifier one should connect a speaker with an impedance no less than that specified, and I have just recently come to understand that for ...
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connect 2 speakers to act as a telephone

I've got this very faint memory from my childhood that my dad connected 2 pieces of old, 5 cm diameter speakers to each other with a 10 meter wire. And without any other equipment, it would transmit ...
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Trying to remove distortion of speakers seems impossible

I'm working in a project with the goal of make a portable bluetooth speakers without distortion. When I try to turn up the volume, the speakers start to make a distorsion, like when rhe radio can't ...
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Easiest way to generate 25V speaker signal

I have a fire alarm that accepts a 25v line level speaker input at 4w, what is going to be the easiest way to play arbitrary signals over it i.e. from a 3.5mm jack, an amplifier and a transformer? are ...
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How can I hook up a simple MOSFET to amplify the PWM signal from Arduino?

I have an 8-ohm 1/2 Watt speaker I'd like to hook up to the Arduino. I'm currently hooking up the gate of a FQP30N06L MOSFET to the PWM output of the Arduino. I've tied the drain to Vcc (5V) and the ...
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Cancel resonation impedance of a speaker

In a speaker there is a resonace impedance. Now I am trying to cancel this out in order to create a flat impedance graph for all frequencies. I know this can be done by using a parralel zodel ...
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Output to Speakers or headphones?

I am going to be wiring up a custom circuit. Audio is output from two LR audio cables. I am going to wire them up to two mini speakers, one for each LR cord. But how do I add in a part to detect if ...
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Combining speaker outputs to one secondary amplifier

I have a tricky question, I hope you are able to help. I have had a search through this site and others and found part solutions to my questions. The issue: I have a Denon 5.1 av receiver and have ...
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Momentary in-line volume control

I'm a volunteer firefighter. We have two kinds of radio traffic. Tones and voice. Tones trigger our pagers, but are also audible when listening to the radio. The trouble is that the tones are much ...
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Sound generating with an AVR

I'm just wondering how can I drive a speaker with an AVR chip, like Atmega16? I have a source code for it and I have ran it in Proteus and it worked but I don't know how can I connect it practically. ...
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How do I set up speakers in series and/or parallel for a minimum 4 ohm load on the amplifier?

I need to connect 4 speakers to 1 output of a power amplifier. All speakers are identical (100 watts @ 8ohms) and the minimum load permissible on the amp is 4 ohms. They can be connected in series ...
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Maximize power to RL with LM741 output

I have to design a circuit that maximizes power to RL which is a resistance representing a speaker attached to the end of a LM741 op-amp. This is a non-inverting op amp in the circuit, and I just need ...
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Repercussions of choosing a poor audio amplifier

I have a customer who had an audio system setup in his business a couple months ago, and he's had some issues with it. The relevant bits are that one of the original amplifiers blew upon initial ...
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NE555 speaker voltage spikes

I made a NE555 circuit with speaker. It works fine, but when I connect its output to the oscilloscope, I get this view: How could I reduce these voltage spikes? How can I get nice square waves? Or ...
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Before I build: will this circuit work, or have I overlooked something?

I'm an engineering student (ChemE), just starting to get in to electronics and electrical engineering. Next semester I'm planning on adding an electrical engineering minor, but I wanted to get some ...
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Tape recorder head has only 2 pins, which one is for grounding?

I am trying to make my own cassette adapter that will help me play my music on my iPod through my car stereo system that supports only cassettes. For that I've bought a 3.5mm earphone jack and a ...
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Speaker Frequency Range and Frequency Response

What is the difference between frequency response and frequency range of a speaker? How do we measure frequency range and frequency response?
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Why are load resistor values in common-emitter amplifiers so large?

So I have seen a few circuits for common-emitter amplifiers, like this one here. I get the function of most of the components and thir placements, but my question is, why is the load resistor at ...
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What does a LC circuit in parallel to a speaker do?

I'm designing crossovers for my rear channels; a 2500 Hz 3rd order butterworth between an 8 ohm ribbon tweeter and two 4 ohm woofers in series (8 ohm load). While my original plan was to use two DPDT ...
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How do I check polarity on loudspeaker?

How do I check the polarity on a loudspeaker? I have an 8 ohm 2 inch speaker with no wires soldered into it and the terminals have no markings. How do I know which of the two terminals is positive ...
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High impedance loudspeakers

Available speakers all seem to be low impedance like 4 or 8 ohms etc. Philips used to make speakers of 800 ohms for their SRPP valve stereo amplifiers. The speakers weren't that great even in 1958. ...
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Speaker designed for ultrasound operation

I've created a transmission protocol in order to transmit information bits between a PC speaker and a smartphone, or between 2 smartphones using ultrasounds. I've implemented a QFSK system which uses ...
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Replacing a 8 ohm Speaker with a Piezo. Will it work?

Like Replacing a piezoelectric speaker with an electromagnetic one, but the other way round. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab A DC squarewave will turn on and ...
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Old cellphones versus new cellphones noise [closed]

Why older cellphones cause impulse sounds in our loudspeakers, but new cellphones not? Why these impulse sounds can be heard in our soundspeakers?
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Where to add a capacitor

So I have a small circuit that I made to flash some led's in sync with my music. It's just a signal from my speaker going into the base of my 2N3903 transistor and the ground of the led is being ...
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Speaker and Headphones on Microcomputer

I am designing a circuit for the CHIP Microcomputer and I want to enable audio output using headphones OR a speaker. For clarification, when the user plugs in headphones, I want the speakers to be ...