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How Many Amps Does a Speaker Use

How Many Amps Does a Speaker Use?

To understand speaker amperage, you have to take things like impedance and wattage into account—but how many amps does a speaker use? On average, a speaker uses somewhere between 1 to 10 amps. Most speakers have a label on the back that tells you how many amps it uses. If the only information available is

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How to Make Every Speaker Work With Surround Sound

How to Make Every Speaker Work With Surround Sound

Surround sound is a fantastic way to make movie nights even more enjoyable. You can use most speakers for surround sound. But how can you make every speaker work with surround sound? Here’s how you can make every speaker work with surround sound: Use similar speakers (or pairs of speakers). Only use passive speakers. Check

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How To Stop Speakers From Picking Up Radio Signals

How To Stop Speakers From Picking Up Radio Signals

Speakers, such as computer speakers, can sometimes pick up radio interference. Though harmless, it can be annoying and can even spook you when you least expect it. Fortunately, you can easily stop your speakers from picking up radio signals. Here’s how you can stop speakers from picking up radio signals: Check new installations. Move the

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Is Adding EQ Bad for Your Speakers

Is Adding EQ Bad for Your Speakers?

Equalizers, also known as “EQ,” are audio filters that isolate frequencies for manipulation. After tweaking frequencies, artists can manipulate audio to enhance sound quality. But is adding EQ bad for your speakers? While adding EQ is not bad for speakers in itself, excessive boosting of high or low frequencies can cause damage to your speakers

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How Loud Are Open Backed Headphones

How Loud Are Open Backed Headphones

Regular closed-back headphones have coverings and sealed speaker housings to achieve a sense of isolation. However, as the name suggests, open-back headphones don’t have covers for ear cups on either side. So, what impact does this design have on loudness? Open-back headphones are generally much louder than closed-back ones. Since there’s no covering on the

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How Much Should You Spend on Speakers vs. an Amplifier

How Much Should You Spend on Speakers vs. an Amplifier?

Unless you’re a musician or audio professional, you likely didn’t purchase an amplifier the last time you picked up a new pair of earbuds or TV speakers. Those looking for a higher quality sound system or greater control over their audio may want to consider looking into purchasing an amplifier. However, amplifiers are only necessary

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Is an Amplifier Bad for Your Speakers

Is an Amplifier Bad for Your Speakers?

An amplifier is an essential part of any home theater, car audio, or studio. The amp powers your speakers and tells them what to play. However, is an amplifier bad for your speakers? An amplifier isn’t bad for your speakers. Some speaker types actually need one. Passive speakers won’t work without an amplifier because the

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Why Are Wired Headphones Louder Than Wireless

Why Are Wired Headphones Louder Than Wireless?

If you’re an avid music listener or just someone constantly using headphones, you’ve probably noticed the differences between wired and wireless headphones. While wireless headphones are more convenient for various reasons, they’re not as loud as wired headphones, but why? Wired headphones are louder than wireless headphones because wired headphones aren’t limited to the volume

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Can Headphones Overheat? 7 Things To Know

Can Headphones Overheat? 7 Things To Know

If you’re a regular headphone user, you must have noticed that they can often make your ears uncomfortably warm. Even the most breathable ear cups have this problem. So, are your headphones overheating? Headphones generally can’t overheat from normal use as they draw very little current, so the drivers don’t heat up too much. However,

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Can Exposed Speaker Wires Cause a Fire

Can Exposed Speaker Wires Cause a Fire?

You usually have to splice speaker wires to connect them to your amp and speakers. If you forget to apply electrical tape, the wires will stay exposed. While this undoubtedly saves time, many people do wonder whether exposed speaker wires are safe, and whether they can cause a fire in your home. Even though the

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How To Remove Speaker Wires From a Wall (DIY Guide)

How To Remove Speaker Wires From a Wall (DIY Guide)

In the 90s and 00s, few middle-class homes were complete without an extensive stereo system in the basement and speakers in every house’s common rooms. As a result, many homes have derelict speakers and random wires on or in their walls. So, how do you remove them without making a mess? Here are 5 steps

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Does Every Car Have a Subwoofer in It

Does Every Car Have a Subwoofer in It?

Subwoofers are an irreplaceable piece of audio gear for any audiophile. If you like to hear a rich bass in your music, you need a subwoofer. But does every car have a subwoofer in it, or will you have to purchase one separately? Not every car has a subwoofer in it. Only a few vehicles

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Do Powered Subwoofers Need an Amp?

Do Powered Subwoofers Need an Amp?

If you’re learning how to wire speakers, the difference between passive and powered speakers and their individual needs can be a little confusing, such as what needs to be wired where, and so on. A common question that comes up is this: do powered subwoofers need an amplifier? Powered subwoofers do not require an external

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Why Do Subwoofers Have Left and Right Inputs

Why Do Subwoofers Have Left and Right Inputs?

Subwoofers are a fundamental part of your home stereo or car audio system. You usually connect only one subwoofer. So, if you only need to connect one subwoofer, why are there two channels for left and right inputs? Subwoofers have left and right inputs because a lot of media is mixed in the left and

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Subwoofer Not As Loud as It Should Be: 4 Easy Fixes

Subwoofer Not As Loud as It Should Be: 4 Easy Fixes

Subwoofers are instruments designed to reproduce low-pitched and low-frequency tunes in the range of 20Hz and 200Hz. It consists of several woofers mounted in a loudspeaker box to provide a high-quality sound. However, subwoofers can have dips in their performance for various reasons, but there are easy fixes that you can try to restore the

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Do Audio Amplifiers Wear Out? The Facts Explained

Do Audio Amplifiers Wear Out? The Facts Explained

Electricity runs through an audio amplifier to power your speakers. All that power must have some effect on the amplifier’s lifespan. So, do audio amplifiers wear out? Audio amplifiers do wear out over time, though sound quality stays relatively consistent. Amplifiers have a lifespan of 20-30 years. However, if a component dies, they usually stop

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Why Are Subwoofers Placed in the Trunk

Why Are Subwoofers Placed in the Trunk?

Subwoofers are large box speakers that reproduce the low frequencies we call bass. They make the whole car shake when you turn them up. But why are subwoofers placed in the trunk? Subwoofers are placed in the trunk because they take up a lot of space, as they are usually installed in a large wooden

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Why Are Home Theater Receivers So Big

Why Are Home Theater Receivers So Big?

Why are receivers so big? Many home theater enthusiasts have posed this question, and there aren’t that many convincing answers for this query. Generally, home theater receivers are big because they have multiple components to support different audio and video formats. These devices house hardware, including DAC adapters, Bluetooth chipsets, and Wi-Fi adapters. Also, they

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