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Should I buy a Digital-to-Analog Convertor (DAC)?

Just wondering if this is something I should invest in, or would it be a waste of money? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jun 23, 2014 - 11 answers

Why do I keep killing bass amps?

Last night, at an otherwise excellent show, my electric bass amp died. Power was on, amp was off, and would not turn on any longer. In the middle of a song. This would be fine, but: this is my third amp that's died in three years. What's up? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Feb 6, 2014 - 13 answers

Headphone amp for Sennheiser 555s and mp3s--worthwhile?

I've been thinking about building this little Altoid tin headphone amp kit for listening with my Sennheiser 555s. Granted, the point of building the kit is, well, building the kit--but given the limitations of a (cheap) kit-built design and the fact that I listen exclusively to mp3s on my iPhone or Mac, will there be a perceptible improvement in sound from the cans? Is there more to the sound of my mp3s that I might not be hearing just driving the Sennheisers with the juice from the iPhone's or Mac's headphone jack that would merit stepping up the signal with the little amp?
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 28, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me upgrade PHP on my MacOS X so I can run xDebug!

I want to upgrade the native version of PHP on my Macbook running MacOS X and I am not having much luck. Snowflakes inside... [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Dec 4, 2013 - 19 answers

Home practice guitar amp for 80's hair metal fan?

I'm brainstorming ideas for a Christmas gift. The recipient is a fan of 80's hair metal (Van Halen especially) and has a guitar but no amp for playing at home. Sound quality is the thing I'm after, it doesn't need to be too loud. [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Nov 23, 2013 - 12 answers

Fun little amp for synth!

I've been given a Bolsa Bass synth (which is rad). It's kind of an art piece by itself, so I wanted to have it out at parties, when people came over, etc. But! It needs an amp. Can you recommend a good little amp for a bassy synth like this? Something that also looks cool on its own (and complements the hot pink + wood of the Bolsa Bass) would be a major plus. And something easy. Doesn't need to deafen anyone, just sound good in an apartment-sized space. Thanks!
posted by chasing on Oct 5, 2013 - 9 answers

iPod amplifier for car

Can anyone recommend an inexpensive portable amplifier to use in my car so I can listen to my iPod? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Aug 28, 2013 - 17 answers

What is the best soundbar for a flatscreen TV?

What is the best soundbar for a flatscreen TV which includes bluetooth for my iPhone music, but does *not* include a subwoofer, and is under $200? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Aug 24, 2013 - 4 answers

micro amp for viola?

I'm looking for an amp for my viola+pickup. I just want something small, portable, and affordable. Would really like to have a reverb knob. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by redwaterman on Jun 3, 2013 - 7 answers

Fuse Amp Ratings

Is there a method or device that will determine the amp rating of a fuse? I know that most fuses are marked with their specific amp rating, but I really need a way to verify. These are standard 5mm and 6.3mm fuses used in consumer level audio equipment. TIA
posted by Brocktoon on May 21, 2013 - 10 answers

New 10" Speaker Recommendation

What replacement speaker should I get for my amp? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Dec 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Tube guitar amp blowing fuses - suggestions?

My Egnater Tweaker 40w head is blowing fuses. Possibly lightning-related, or possibly not, but I need to fix it. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Aug 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Quality music/cinema receiver driving at least 130w for cheap?

I need a new amplifier/receiver for music and TV/home-cinema. I've looked at the Onkyo "network" range, especially entry level around £350-£400, but I am sure I could get my hands on an amp from a few years ago with all the features I desire, and save a bundle. I'd really appreciate your advice. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 8, 2012 - 3 answers

I want to build a freaking wall of speakers

I am planning a project for a new years party involving over a hundred speakers of assorted size and Ohm values , Basically the idea is to stack all the speakers to cover an entire wall of a room and wire them all up to an amplifier(s?) what would be the best way to wire them? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Am I setting myself up for frustration if I buy a poor quality amplifier? Does it even matter?

Does the quality of a bass guitar amplifier really matter? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Dec 1, 2011 - 22 answers

Please help me improve the sound of my iPod through my car stereo.

The stereo on my Toyota Aygo has an iPod jack, but the sound is AWFUL. If it's loud enough to hear, there's as much hiss as there is music. I've tried every possible volume adjustments between iPod/stereo. Will one of these headphone amps help? [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Sep 6, 2011 - 17 answers

How would I go about building a dual 12 inch Sub enclosure with deep heavy hitting Bass ?

How would I go about building a dual 12 inch Sub enclosure with deep heavy hitting Bass ? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks on Aug 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Which knob am I supposed to turn to 11?

Continuing on my progression to Rock God status, I hoped you could enlighten me with everything you know about getting particular sounds out of amps and effects--both as a general proposition, and with respect to the infinitely tweakable Line 6 Pod HD. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Smokin' amp on generator - what's up?

TubeAmpFilter: my 1970 Fender Twin Reverb started smoking when hooked up to a generator. Still works. Opened it up and can't find the culprit. What's the mostly likely diagnosis? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Can I use a bass with a guitar amp?

Is it true that I can't use a bass with a guitar amp? Why or why not? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Jun 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Do I need/should get a headphone amp if I already have powered desktop speakers that have a headphone jack?

Hey Audiophiles - Do I need/should get a headphone amp if I already have powered desktop speakers that have a headphone jack? I can't find any specs for the headphone jack on my speakers(is it just passthru?) but i can't find this speak on any others i shop for. I was looking to buy Sound Blaster X-Fi HD or just some nice < $200 computer speakers with a headphone jack? Any suggestions? Am I completely off? FYI - these are for a set of Sennheiser HD595
posted by pharcide on May 14, 2011 - 9 answers

I want to buy a home office audio system this weekend

Please guide me in buying 2 speakers plus sub-woofer and an amp for my 13 foot square home office (with TV and computer). I am adrift even after a good bit of research. My budget, room size and needs are more modest than in past questions I read. Also mail order is out. Lots of details and clarification within. [more inside]
posted by forthright on May 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Broken plugs from an RCA cable are stuck in my amp. Help?

I tripped over an RCA cable connecting my amp to my laptop...and the RCA cable broke off, leaving the actual plugs stuck inside the amp. How the heck can I get them out? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Apr 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Ohm my god

The bass player in my band has this combo amp. It has 2 internal speakers, and an external speaker jack rated for a minimum impedance of 4 ohms. If he wants to hook up an additional cabinet, what does the impedance of the extra cab need to be? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Mar 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me figure out what I need for a home audio setup

I am supposed to be a Smart Person and understand technology, but trying to price out and determine the right components for a modest home-audio setup is apparently beyond me. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Jan 10, 2011 - 21 answers

Why do all my valve amps keep breaking?

Why do all my valve amps keep breaking? [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown on Jan 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me navigate the world of diy audio kits with respect to guitar amps!

I finally figured out the perfect gift to get the boyfriend but am having trouble finding what I want. Help me navigate the world of diy audio kits with respect to guitar amps! [more inside]
posted by joydivasian on Dec 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me fix a crackling guitar amp.

Help me diagnose my (probably user-induced) intermittently crackling tube guitar amp! [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Integrated Amps: Marantz PM8003?

As Marantz has introduced a new (but hardly improved) model, Music Direct is selling the PM8003 integrated amplifier for half usual MSRP ($499 vs. $999). From what I've read, it's a splendid piece of kit, and a solid value before the drastic discount. My question for you; would you recommend something else, for $500 or less, that you feel is superior to the Marantz? In terms of sonic character, I favor impartiality, perhaps slight warmth, but balance and purity foremost, if that informs suggestions at all. I'd like to feel I've surveyed my options thoroughly before going through with the purchase.
posted by alexandermatheson on Oct 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me find a midsized guitar amp!

I'm thinking of getting a new amplifier! [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Even at zero it's loud

My 80's peavey standard 260 solid-state amp head keeps on amplifyin' when both volumes are turned all the way down, which is disturbing. Can anyone shed light on why? YANMAmpRepairGuy. [more inside]
posted by Rube R. Nekker on Sep 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Want good sound, don't have space.

Small HDMI A/V amp? [more inside]
posted by kjs3 on Sep 6, 2010 - 3 answers

Car stereo mysterious goes silent

While driving into work yesterday, the stereo in my car mysteriously stopped working. I was listening to NPR, then ... nothing ... just silence. Help me troubleshoot this problem, or suggest a solution for getting it fixed. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Jul 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Where can I get something like a Sonic Impact T-Amp?

I used to have a Sonic Impact T-Amp. It was incredible - a great-sounding battery-powered amp with an input for iPod/CD that could drive big speakers at volume. Mine broke and I think I might have thrown it away, which I regret. But in the meantime, is there something similar on the market? A small, great battery-powered amp? I'm based in the UK but would order from the States if needed.
posted by skylar on Jul 3, 2010 - 6 answers

The little PA system that could, I hope.

Will I blow up my PA system? A question of ohms, watts, speakers, amps and the love affair that almost tore them all apart. [more inside]
posted by otolith on Mar 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Eat this!

Please give me recommendations for a badass keyboard amp. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Mar 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Speaker Output of Amp A to RCA Input of Amp B

Is there any way I can take the speaker output from underpowered combo CD/ amp A and run it into the RCA input of power amp B? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Nov 7, 2009 - 4 answers

I can hear the ocean

You are not my amp tech, but maybe you can help me diagnose the source of a strange noise on a brand new guitar amp. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Nov 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Speaker Cables?

I have a Sonic Impact T-Amp 2 that works really well but I'm wondering what kind of cables I'm supposed to get for it. [more inside]
posted by god particle on Sep 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Buying a keyboard amplifier

I'm looking for a keyboard amplifier for use in a rock band. Is the roland kc-150 (65W) going to be loud enough or should I spring for the KC-350 (120W)? Or should I look for a bass amp?
posted by Tlogmer on Aug 3, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I come up with some creative phrases using the word "amped"?

Can you help me find phrases that include the word "amp" or "amped"? [more inside]
posted by niles on Jul 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Bass Amplification by Simulated Emission of Reverberation

What exactly is the difference between a guitar and bass amp? If I were to get the latter, could I plug in the former instrument and still get similar bitchin' sounds out of my rig? [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Jun 29, 2009 - 15 answers

I know, I know, you're jealous.

I just lucked out huge on Craigslist. Sitting next to me is a combo organ and a Fender Princeton Blackface, which I got for free (tried to offer money, but it was refused). Now how to get the two back to working conditions... Question #1 - what can I plug in here? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jun 14, 2009 - 9 answers

How to determine speaker impedance?

Vintage GUITAR AMP/SPEAKER Impedance - A friend has a (1) Wards Airline GVC-9035 combo head w/speaker (Jensen) and a (2) Mid-70's Custom 100 speaker cabinet w/2 speakers (Jensen), but he hasn't been able to find out what the impedance of the speakers are & needs help ..... [more inside]
posted by Pressed Rat on Jan 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Save me from the audio snake oil salesmen.

I am a budget headphone audiophile with $250 to buy myself a toy. I do not want upgrade my amp or source at this point, would the AKG 701 headphones be a wasted investment? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Jan 3, 2009 - 6 answers

playing with myself

need recommendation for headphone amplifier for an electric guitar... [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Dec 26, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me buy an amp pedal

I am trying to buy my boyfriend an amp pedal for Christmas but I am clueless about such things. I am going on two google searches he left open on the browser: "Best Fuzz Pedal for Valco Amp" and "Lovepedal Super 6." He has a Gretch amp and a Fender Princeton Reverb II (tube). He has discussed wanting an sound that sounds "turned up" when it's not. Also, a late sixties sound has been mentioned. He's not expecting me to buy one so he isn't being specific. So, any ideas about pedals I could buy? I know I just need to save the receipt so he can return it for what he wants but I really want to try and nail it. Apologies in advance if the previous paragraph makes no sense, this is all Greek to me.
posted by jules1651 on Dec 11, 2008 - 17 answers

Cheap amp with great clean tone for stereo effects

Amplifilter: Looking for a cheap SS guitar amp to complement my Fender Deluxe 90 so I can use my effects pedals' stereo features. [more inside]
posted by relucent on Sep 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Not so deluxe. More like deFAIL.

Guitar amp issues, with a long way between me and a tech. Help me know what to say when I call! [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Sep 13, 2008 - 2 answers

Amp to run 3 pairs of speakers simultaneously.

I want to wire my house for sound - have 3 pairs of speakers running off the same source. I have the speakers, I have the source, I have the cables, but I need the amp - what good amp can I buy (used or new) that'll allow me to run 3 sets of speakers simultaneously? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Sep 13, 2008 - 11 answers

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