I'd like to use the LAN at work to push music out to remote speakers throughout the building. The speakers would be wired into the LAN, and the music would be streamed from a single PC running iTunes (or something similar -- it doesn't have to be iTunes itself). [more inside]
I work for a large municipal multi-modal transportation agency in the Bay Area. I'm interested in starting an agency-wide speaker series focusing on thought-leaders and innovators within the transportation industry. [more inside]
After searching, I see this has come up on Ask MeFi before in regards to apartment situations. The difference here is that we own, as do our neighbors. We live in Chicago, and naturally the police are less than responsive about these sorts of matters. I have spoken to the vibrating bass vehicle owner himself, twice, which helps for a week or so at most. I am a quiet person and a homebody - also a stay-at-home mom to a toddler and impending baby. There is literally nowhere in the house I can go to escape it when it's at max volume. [more inside]
I have an aging stereo with decent speakers that I'd like to somehow convert so that I can stream music from my phone or computer. Is this possible? Details and pictures inside. [more inside]
About half the time when I turn on the stereo the left channel speaker doesn't work. If I turn the balance all the way to the left on the receiver, and increase the volume sharply, the speaker comes on. Then I can lower the volume, adjust the balance, and everything works fine till I turn off the stereo. It's the same with all sound sources. [more inside]
I've had my phone (a Samsung Galaxy S Blaze) for about a year and a half, and it is no longer under warranty. Recently, it has developed two problems relating to aspects of the hardware. I need to determine if I (a person with little to no experience with fixing electronics) can fix these problems inexpensively, or if I should just bite the bullet and buy a new phone. (I'm a student, so buying a new phone after less than two years is not something that makes my wallet happy.) [more inside]
I have a church and they have a signer for the deaf. They have asked for live closed captioning, but they do not want to have someone type it in in real-time. Is there speech recognition software good enough for live speaking, or even something that handles closed caption-style graphics? Once I get the text, I can handle it from there with some kind of video overlay. Thanks!
With a Motorola Droid Razr HD, is there a way to silence incoming phone calls and/or texts so that when using a bluetooth speaker, the music played from an internal playlist is uninterrupted?
How do I find possible speakers for an investment group? [more inside]
I am not performing, just taking lessons and practicing in my home but I want something better than the (very) small guitar amp I'm using. Something perhaps in the $200-300 range that sounds nice. Thanks.
I'm looking for a simple awesome speaker that I can plug my Nexus 7 tablet into. I've used a set of desk speakers in the past, but I hate how there's two of them and the cords get all tangled. I'd ideally like a single speaker that plugs into the wall; something I can blast some sweet tunes on in the kitchen, and then pick it up and move it to the bedroom with a minimum of fuss.
I have an old (30+ years) pair of speakers, and the foam rubber surrounding the woofers is cracking and falling off. Numerous DIY websites explain how to replace this foam, but none seem to answer the most important question: why would you bother doing this? The speakers still make sound. [more inside]
What replacement speaker should I get for my amp? [more inside]
I'm looking for a small speaker capable of playing audio files (mp3, wav, etc), that has a set of buttons that you can program each to play a particular file. [more inside]
I need help so I don't miss out on watching the best "can't miss" speeches of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. [more inside]
Recently I received an old hifi (stereo receiver with aux and phono inputs) and two EPI speakers from a family member. The system is quite old, but headphones sound great, as does one of the two speakers. The other sounds blown. What are my options in New York City? [more inside]
I've been asked to speak at an event in a major American city in front of one or two hundred people. How much should I ask for my speaker's fee? Is this an accurate guide? [more inside]
I replaced old 6 ohm woofers with new 8 ohm ones. Now, my amplifier overheats. Can someone here explain the science of what I have done wrong? [more inside]
How do I create a vibration table using a speaker? [more inside]
How does one become a public speaking teacher? Is this an actual job? I am in the UK but worldly advice welcome?
How can I set up a simple audio system at home that plays music from my iPhone and also acts as TV speakers?
How can I set up a simple audio system at home that plays music from my iPhone and also acts as TV speakers? [more inside]
The internal speaker quality on most cellphones I've tried seems abysmal, yet no one else I've talked to seems to notice/care -- even those whose cell phones I've tried and which are terrible in exactly the same way. So: (i) Have I just had a string of bad luck with cell phones? (ii) Does anyone else notice this? and (iii) Is there a cellphone review site that actually rates speaker quality on cellphones? Or, better yet: (iv) Are there cellphones that have an equalizer I could use to adjust the speaker to my heart's content? [more inside]
How to I tackle replacing (rear) car speakers when there's a special connector? [more inside]
What's a good, reliable portable speaker I can hook my ipod up to and use at the beach or a campsite? I don't need a massive system. Just something reliable, inexpensive, and producing enough sound to ambiate any occasion.
Recommendations for Vermont-based writers, artists, intellectuals, jack/jill of all trades folks that might be willing to speak (for free, or nominal fee) at our graduate program graduation ceremony? [more inside]
Passive nearfield monitor speaker repair filter. I need to replace a blown tweeter. I know the kind of tweeter but it's no longer manufactured and I need to select a compatible alternative. Please help. [more inside]
I've managed to put a speakon cable into to my bass amp upside down. I had no idea such a thing was even possible, but now it's stuck. Can I get it out myself or do I need a tech?
My boyfriend has a Phillips 32" in flat LCD HDTV, that appears to be from 2006 or 2007. The screen seems to still be in great shape, but the speakers have developed an annoying buzz. Is it likely that the speakers could be fixed at a reasonable cost, or do we need to junk the tv completely and just get a new one?
Need a recommendation for a simple shelf to put my LCD TV on (and large center speaker inside) [more inside]
Recommend me an excellent home theatre forum and/or standalone DTS decoder. [more inside]
One of my JBL Creature II satellite speakers broke. Can I fix or replace it without buying a whole new system? [more inside]
What are the best iPhone speakers I can get for under $300? [more inside]
We live in South America and our son is in need of a native English speaker to work with him on pronunciation. There is no one here who can help, but as luck would have it, we have a relative in the states who is a licensed speech therapist who can help over Skype. We're looking for camera and speaker suggestions for both sides - assuming we have solved the bandwidth issue, is there a camera for a PC that would be ideal for this? Are there other speech professionals who have done this before?
I want an iPhone dock to put by my bedside - I've seen cool ones that turn the iphone into a clock display when you plug it in, but I want one that works as an alarm clock with time even without the iphone plugged in (though sync/synergy functions are cool and appreciated). What do people recommend? Looking at iHome IA5BV - do people like this item?
Looking for recommendations for a desktop webcam/microphone unit with the capability to be the handfree speakerphone for my phone (over bluetooth) [more inside]
Please help me with TED talk suggestions - both video and in-person. [more inside]
I am in search of a dedicated speaker system to listen to my LP's. Doesn't have to be too fancy, but I like nice sound. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. [more inside]
How to play MP3s from my 2nd floor computer on my 1st floor stereo? [more inside]
What is this quiet buzz that sometimes comes out of one of my speakers and that seems to be related to a software crash? [more inside]
Help! Speaker sound on laptop, with Ubuntu for Panasonic CF-T8.. [more inside]
Looking for an affordable ($100) USB amplifier. [more inside]
If a female motivational speaker delivered the equivalent of Henry's Eve of Saint Crispin's Day speech, if she could make a monster renounce evil- what would that sound like? [more inside]
I sleep with the window open during the summertime to hear the sounds of my small town. Now that fall is here and winter is coming, it would be awesome to be able to do this even with the window closed. [more inside]
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]
Can I expense these plane tickets or should I pay for them myself? [more inside]
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]
What demon has possessed my girlfriend's Verizon ENV2 (AKA LG VX9011) and reduced it to a mostly deaf and mute state? How do we exorcise this malevolent presence? [more inside]
Human rights luminaries. And/or recent human rights books. Any suggestions for a human rights conference speaker or a recent human rights book to read? [more inside]
Japanese conversation practice with a native speaker in the Portland, OR area (or maybe Skype)? [more inside]
I need to do some wire splicing on a set of desktop speakers and I'd like some suggestions for improvement. [more inside]
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