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Questions tagged [sound-card]

A device internal or external to a desktop PC or laptop that facilitates the input and output of audio signals, including for recording and playback.

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High vs Low audio transistor hFE (DC Current Gain). Which is better?

I'd like to preface by saying Rest in Peace my SoundBlasterX's back-panel transistors. What I tried to do, shown in the images below was ground the copper heatsinks I had glued onto the metal side of ...
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Convert raw data recorded in python with sound card (ADC) to input voltage Vin

I am trying to convert the ADC output code recorded using the sounddevice module in python back to its physical voltage quantity, i.e trying to calculate Vin in my sound card's input. I am using a ...
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How does the sound card process different incoming audio signals before outputting to the same speaker simultaneously?

Below is a primitive representation of audio flow in a PC: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab A program executes a code, after many steps in binary/transistor level ...
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A question about generating low frequency sine waves by a soundcard

As a part of a bigger experiment I need to control the frequency of a speaker by a PC through a MOSFET amplifier. The rest is someone else will use that speaker output for some mechanical application ...
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A very basic question about DAC conversion in a sound card

This is a conceptual question about how a sound card converts digital data to analog. To illustrate this let's say we have constructed a discrete data which represents a sinusoid with particular ...
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How can I connect a dynamic microphone to a computer's microphone jack?

I have a generic handheld dynamic microphone and I want to connect it to my laptop for voice chatting. Normally it should connect to an mic amp and then goes to soundcard's line-in jack. But my ...
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Attenuate 75W speaker to Line-In

I have a 75W amplifier with a 8ohm speaker connected. I need to record the audio from that output, so i was thinking in using a voltage-divider to condition the signal and record it through the Line-...
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Regulating LED brightness using headphone output

My PCs headphone jack (green) outputs a 4Vpp (2V amplitude) sinusoidal signal at 100% output level set in the sound preferences. What kind of circuit would I need to drive a red LED (2.2V forward ...
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Raise SNR of pulse signal by passive LC filter

I have a weak pulse signal, rise time 1us, fall time 10us, 0.01 to 200 pulses per second, dead time between pulses is random, along with mostly ‘white’ noise. The system has two goals of extracting ...
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Connecting multiple devices and speakers [closed]

I am attempting to connect several devices (Two PC sound cards, CD player, and TV audio out) to two sets of powered speakers. The devices are currently set up using a bunch of 1x3.5mm male -> 2x3.5mm ...
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Turn on transistor with output from sound card

I want to turn on a transistor by playing sound through my computer's soundcard. I thought that this simple circuit with a diode to rectify the AC, capacitor to smooth it out, and a transistor to ...
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How does a PC sound card be able to detect 433 MHz signals?

I have developed a radio driver that can detect sensor RF packets for a particular protocol, in 433 MHz band using a 433 MHz receiver module like this one and also similar to this one. Before I ...
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Circuit to use sound output as a signal generator - design check & choosing values for C and R

I am a beginner in electronics. I got myself a second-hand analog oscilloscope but I don't have a function generator. So, as a first project, I am trying to design a circuit to use any device's sound ...
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Weird behavior of 'soundcard' oscilloscope

This is what I did I expected a nice square wave on my soundcard oscilloscope software but I'm getting this What is happening ?
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Questions about sound card scope software?

This is a popular software for those people who don't have a real oscilloscope or function generator: https://www.zeitnitz.eu/scope_en If anyone tried it before, would you answer my questions, please?...
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Can I play sound from USB, Not from sound card?

I made an FM radio transmitter circuit and it works. It is supplied using a 12 volts transformer. The input of the transmitter is connected to the output of my PC's sound card (just like the way we ...