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Can computer speakers emit ultrasound?

Can computer speakers emit ultrasound? What is the maximum frequency that computer speakers can produce?
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using a sycnrhonous motor to drive the voice cone in a speaker

It is possible to consider any arbitrary signal as a continuous function of phase and amplitude. In particular, a digitized audio recording (assuming Nyquist was satisfied) can be transformed into a ...
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home audio: How much current flows through my speaker amplifier's output?

In a recent project I used relays to electronically control a multi-room speaker selector. I wired these relays in parallel with the physical switches in the box. When I was designing it, I wasn't ...
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Matching an amplifier to speakers and subwoofer [closed]

I've got a couple of old Bose speakers and bass and I'm looking to wire them with an amplifier so I can use them with a computers sound card. The speakers' manual can be found here. For the speakers: ...
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Amplify speaker with 9v battery and one transistor

I started electronics recently and I'm trying to make the most basic mp3 amplifier. I try to amplify the music from my phone to the speaker. My phone already amplifies the sound when I connect it ...
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Is it possible to figure out the specifications of an electronics piece without datasheet?

I'm brand new on the "electrical engineering" scene with my Arduino and I have a question about random electronics. I've been taking apart some old phones, salvaging LEDs, motors and speakers, mostly ...
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Voltage of a sine wave given max wattage rating

I would like to test a speaker by giving a sine wave of 200 Hz. On the technical datasheet following are mentioned Sine Wave : 30W Maximum music load : 60 W Frequency Range : 40 to 2000 Hz ...
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I have a .75 Watt/8 ohm speaker. Do I need to use an amplifier, what specs should I look for?

I salvaged a pair of speaker drivers from USB-powered computer speakers that is .75 Watts/8 ohm per channel (2 channels total, L/R). I want to be able to drive audio through it and have volume ...
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Use of 100K ohm resistor along with 0.1uF capacitor?

In the circuit diagram below, why is there a 100KΩ resistor (NOT R2) connected to the capacitor? To my understanding the capacitor-resistor act as a high pass filter to block the DC offset of ...
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MP3 Player: Disconnect 3-watt speaker from amplifier when headphones are plugged in using MOSFETS and the isolated switch on an SMD 3.5mm stereo jack

Can I use Mosfets to disconnect a 3-Watt speaker from an amplifier circuit without any loss of sound quality? I'm using a microcontroller controlled MP3 player called a Flyron FN-M16P, which features ...
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Use a headphone jack to activate a 'silent' speaker

I am looking for a type of speaker (around the size of a coin) that connects to an iPod which plays silent tones or pulses. Like a miniature speaker that a person can hold and feel the sound signal. ...
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Is This Black Foil in Front of the Membrane Part of the Speaker?

I bought mini speakers from Kepo (KP3246SP1), they have some kind of black foil in front of the speaker membrane. See the picture below: Is this black foil part of the speaker, or is it packaging ...
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What frequency range is acceptable for a speaker in an audio amplifier

I am building an audio amplifier using a lm386 amplifier with a 12 volt supply driven from a headphone jack. I am looking for a speaker that will work well in this setup. Currently I am using a ...
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Controlling speaker that has 4 interconnected pins

I am fairly new to and interested in electronic engineering. I want to control a speaker I found in an Xbox 360 headset with my Arduino, but I dont know how. Other small speakers I own all have 2 ...
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Displays, camera, speakers, microphones: why after more than 50 years of development do they still need calibration? [closed]

An old question running through my mind: Displays, camera, speakers, microphones: why after more than 50 years of development do they still need calibration? Whatever cheap or high-end material I ...
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Connecting a surround system without jacks [closed]

I have recently bought a house which has already the sound cables passing through the walls. These are raw cables without any jack connectors. My question is, when you go to buy a 5.1 surround ...
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Why does this circuit oscillate and produce sound?

I've connected an 8-ohm speaker in series with coil. When I apply 5 volts / 500 mA to the combination (coil and speaker), I heard a very high frequency sound (something like whistling). The coil is ...
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DIY wifi radio radio NOISE!

I am building a mono, internet enabled, WiFi radio and I have a problem. I am running into what I believe may be a grounding issue. When I turn the system on, I hear all kinds of noise coming from ...
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Replace potentiometer with digital version (Speakers)

I am trying to get my PC speakers to be controlled by my arduino. I've taken apart the control and it seems very straight forward, just need a few questions about subbing the manual pots for digital ...
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Help me hack this other speaker: Where would I introduce two different DC voltages?

I already asked a question about a similar speaker. I am also trying to convert a larger speaker in the same fashion. I open the speaker, and can identify the power supply and rectifier (I believe) ...
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Help me hack this speaker, where would I introduce DC voltage

I have a speaker that runs off of AC (there is a switching converter within the speaker) I'm attempting to convert it to battery power, From my understanding the speaker runs off of 5V (someone else ...
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What device would be the best for producing the loudest beep possible with the smallest size?

I need to have my device be able to produce sounds of at least two different frequencies, as loud as possible at around 3/5V. So far it seems like the best thing to go for would be a piezo speaker but ...
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How can I Improve the quality of an amplifier?

I amplify using LM358 Op-amp and 2 resistors. I played a song on my mobile. The output of the Mobile is the input of my circuit. The output of my circuit is connected to 8 ohm speaker. I hear ...
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How to make an easy oscillator?

I want to make a very simple oscillator that produces the sound of telephone ringing (I want to make a ringer). I will not connect it to a telephone so the quality of the sound is not important. I ...
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How can “purely” electrical circuits emit sound?

Moving membranes or piezoelectric materials obviously produce sound waves, but how can "purely" electrical circuits such as transformers or DCDC choppers (and others) often have an audible noise? Is ...
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Amplifying analogue audio from an iPhone docking station

So I have an old iPhone speaker dock that broke after I plugged in the wrong cable and fried the microchips on the circuit board. From it however I salvaged the dock connector itself and a couple ...
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Very low-quiescent (<2mA), 5V, simple “speaker” driver

How can I drive a 30ohm speaker from a 5V microprocessor in a simple, very low quiescent-current (<2mA) manner? The "speaker" is actually a coil, not a speaker - and I'm trying to induce a ...
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Changing bluetooth identification data

I bought this bluetooth audio module from DX.com. Is it possible to change the bluetooth identification name, which appears on the phone to pair, from what is mentioned?
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Strange sound in speakers when the refridgerator goes standby [closed]

I live in a room which has two power sockets and the following devices, as illustrated in this diagram: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Byu0T6y2SLeENDdvNGVCWHFBWmc/edit All devices look exactly as ...
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Breadboard layout with speaker

This project is from Arduino's Examples page. The first fritz is from there. I managed to run that example without any issues. However, I had tried keeping the wires together so I tried to run the ...
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I just bought a one-earbud headset with a microphone, but the jack is too small! I cut it open, what do the wires do? [closed]

So, yeah, this is my first question, yay, but I still have a problem, boo. I was on a rummage sale spree, so-to-speak, looking for a new pair of earbuds as yet another cheapie pair has broken. I ...
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How to make an effective electromagnet?

I am making a speaker with some neodymium magnets and about 3m of copper (insulated) cable. How would I configure this to make it loudest/best electromagnet?
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2.1 speaker volume controller circuit problem [closed]

I dont know how to connect 4 wires coming out of speaker to the 3.5mm jack whick only has 3 wires in it.... I don't need volume controller. I just want to fix it so that it could work as a stereo ...
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Small but powerful speakers [closed]

Why are powerful speakers like above 20w or 80w not small? I have never seen enough in the market which are under 3 inch but of 80W. The opposite is also true, some big speakers are of low wattage. ...
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Rigging an MRI machine with club speakers and lights

I'm using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to fMRI trial subjects while they experience club-like conditions. This means I need loud, high-fidelity speakers, flashing multicolored lights ...
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Main speaker specs to consider

For a 20W amp, what are the determining characters, apart from speaker Impedance and Power rating, that affects a selection. Example Specs - (source - ...
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Prevent Clipping and Hum in class d amplifier [closed]

I got this amp. Now at large volumes, there seems to be clipping. How can I prevent it from happening, rather than never playing at high vol. Can it be done by AGC or Dynamic Range Compression or ...
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Connect lower power speaker to audio amplifier

I want to test an audio amplifier based on TDA7294 and the highest rated speaker I have has 20W @ 4 ohms. How can I connect it to the output of the amplifier without destroying it? I'm thinking I ...
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Amplifiers: IC selection and determining its correct values

I am onto learning and building electronics, and as a start I decided to build audio amplifiers. But of late the search for a good IC is becoming tough as there is an overwhelming amount of options. ...
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Improving IC parameters

There are varied IC's to sift through to get to the one that matches a designers requirement. So i was wondering if its possible to improve an IC parameters, take for eg THD+N, to at-least an ...
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Is a subwoofers RMS/peak wattage rating subject to the enclosure type?

The RMS and peak wattage rating of a subwoofer (or any speaker) show afaik how much power it can safely handle without damaging it. But is this true for both sealed and ported enclosures? (assuming ...
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What exactly does Watts and dB signify? [closed]

Now this is confusing. At some point i read that higher watts does not neccesarily signify high volume sound. An amp rated at 100w and other rated at 50w dows not mean the former is 2 times louder. ...
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Power cables for speakers, how much difference it makes

I have some Audioengine A5+ speakers, and I've been reading from a number of sources that the out-of-the-box power cable is of inadequate quality, and that a $75 cable like the Wireworld Stratus would ...
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Can an electrostatic loudspeaker be considered as a capacitor?

A basic capacitor works as two parallel plates carrying opposite charges and have an electrostatic force holding the charges in place (without making any contact); can't an electrostatic loudspeaker ...
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Problems with Atari Punk Console circuit

I am trying to build an APC using the following schematic: And the output is having some issues. Sound only comes out when the rightmost potentiometer is at 0 resistance, and in that position the ...
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convert self-powered speakers to passive

Is it possible to convert a self-powered speaker into a passive one? (and if yes, how?) My scenario: I have an old pair of PC speakers i'd like to use with my portable MP3 player even if there is no ...
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PC internal piezoelectric vs magnetic-driven speaker

Do magnetic-driven speakers provide better "quality" (more frequencies) than piezo speakers? Do they consume power even when not in use?
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Accurate frequency output through external speaker

I'm creating an application where I want to output a constant frequency through a speaker to test the frequency range of a microphone device I've developed. The problem is, my application measures ...
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Making passive speakers louder [closed]

Just bought some passive waterproof speakers to be ceiling mounted in the bathroom. They're 80 watt, 8ohm, pretty bog standard. The problem is this - when we have e.g. an iPod plugged into a cheap ...
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Playing sounds using WTV020SD mini

I'm a beginner when it comes to electronics. So I want to play sounds using my controller and I am using a WT020-SD-16P I connected the module to my microcrontroller like in the picture. and added ...