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Audio in DVR3/23/2017Cleggsan
  Q: I dont know how much you know of DVR's and PTZ cameras, but I am currently having an issue with the ...
  A: Mic in is for the output of a microphone goes into the device for amplification. So you can remember ...
car entertain3/21/2017Cleggsan
  Q: Do I need rear speakers in the car . Thanks
  A: It is a personal choice. If you listen mostly to news and voice programs you would benifit little ...
Receiver and speaker combination3/16/2017Cleggsan
  Q: Our neighbors 5 jack Russell terriers bark non-stop when let outside in the morning until taken in ...
  A: I cannot vouch for the dog, but humans quickly get accustomed to hearing background noises. You ...
500 sq ft Indoor Cycling studio3/16/2017Jerry Mael
  Q: I'm looking for recommendation on audio equipment for a small 500 sq ft indoor cycling class studio. ...
  A: Since you have a mic already, I would start here to assure compatibility: ...
headphone AMP and external sound card3/9/2017Wayne Tapia
  Q: i am struggling to make my setup work. I have an iMac on which i am running Live 9 as a DAW, my ...
  A: The inputs for the amp on are the BACK of he unit. The "input" on the front of the amp is not the ...
vinyl to cd conversion3/9/2017Cleggsan
  Q: currently I have a VPI scout with soundsmith cartride connected to a PS audio nuwave phono converter ...
  A: I have no experience with the PL autocorrelator. But the noise from LPs is mostly scratch spikes ...
Turntable hookup2/20/2017Cleggsan
  Q: For Christmas, my son generously gave us a new stereo receiver (Yamaha AV Receiver RXV481). I ...
  A: Don't know that preamp but it may not have sufficient output to drive the eq. To prove the preamp is ...
Microphone receiver.2/9/2017Cleggsan
  Q: I need a rechargeable dual channel VHF headset microphone receiver. Who sells one?
  A: There are many dual mic systems if you follow this link: ...
Music program for computer1/22/2017Cleggsan
  Q: 3 computers ago, I used Musicmatch Jukebox software for managing and burning CDs and finding the ...
  A: http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/MusicMatch/ According to the above link MMJB is compatible ...
Church Audio1/10/2017Cleggsan
  Q: I have a client that I do low volt work for and they asked if I could help with their audio system. ...
  A: I see nothing wrong with your proposal. It may be an improvement for driving the speakers and the ...
Home Audio Ignorant12/2/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I'm completely stupid regarding today's audio; my circa 1985 bookshelf system has gone to pasture ...
  A: A good place to start is cnet.com which carries reviews of all kinds. You can search it for stereo ...
Crown XLS 2000 Amplifier speaker connection11/28/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I have a Crown Xls 2000 amp and I need to connect 10 ceiling speakers in a room which is about 40 x ...
  A: I understand the question clearly but I need further information from your side.Do you want same ...
Multi zone audio communication system11/28/2016Wayne Tapia
  Q: I need to know what I need to set up a specific audio/communication system if possible. I will be ...
  A: I'm going to assume you are playing stereo music into each room... For the control room you'll need ...
Query re nonaudible PC headsets11/22/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I am looking for some PC headphones which are excellent for preventing others from hearing a single ...
  A: I understand your question. I don't know of any headphone maker that promotes this feature. The ...
matching impedance11/16/2016Wayne Tapia
  Q: I have a problem , i purchased a set 5.1 Yamaha speakers and sub , the problem is my amplifier is ...
  A: There is a way, but it's not inexpensive. You'd probably be better off just getting a new amp or ...
Car Subwoofer11/16/2016Cleggsan
  Q: Does my 1994 Chrysler Town and Country have a factory amp in it that is capable of handling a new 8" ...
  A: I am out of my office and don't have access to the auto files so don't know about your car. However ...
trouble hooking up untis11/13/2016Wayne Tapia
  Q: I have a Moon I-3Integrated Amplifier, Moon Equinox cd payer, and beryllium speakers. I recently ...
  A: I can't find the Marantz ST 001 online. Are you sure that is the proper model number? If you are ...
Turntable Humming11/10/2016Wayne Tapia
  Q: I have an Audio Technica- AT PL60 model. When playing records through my Yamaha receiver (RXV577) ...
  A: This is a tough one. I have the same turntable, and have not had any issues like this. It sounds ...
3.5mm feed10/12/2016Wayne Tapia
  Q: Is there a relatively inexpensive device that can take a 3.5mm analog stream of audio and record it ...
  A: You'll need to be a bit more specific as to what you're trying to accomplish then... What format are ...
Car audio to bass guitar amp10/11/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I have a six inch car sub woofer and and a cannon style enclosure. I do not have an amp as of yet. ...
  A: Yes, but car radio speakers don't make very good sound quality for guitars. But electrically there ...
no sound from aftermarket stereo installation10/2/2016Cleggsan
  Q: My buddy was doing an aftermarket stereo installation on a 2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer with ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. Without knowing the model number of the aftermarket unit I can only guess what ...
Hum and OVER LEVEL9/22/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I get a loud hum and OVER LEVEL displays when i connect my ITUT-201 to my AIWA AV-D58. There is no ...
  A: Is it something just now happening and it was okey before? Or is it a condition upon first ...
connecting my speaker to a sub9/5/2016Wayne Tapia
  Q: I recently purchased a Marshall Stanmore. It has an RCA, optical, aux, and Bluetooth input. I was ...
  A: Well - You're right, there is no output on those as they are meant to be kind of a portable unit. I ...
direct drive vs. belt drive - ?9/5/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I've been without a turntable for 20 years - but am thinking of getting back 'into it.' In years ...
  A: During the intervening years much improvements have been made amongst all TTs. Here is an quicky ...
car cd changer (10 disk deck)9/2/2016Cleggsan
  Q: We have an Infinity Q 45 the 92' model and it has a 10 disk Sony deck cd changer model CDX-5N61W we ...
  A: See the following link: http://www.fixya.com/support/t2073709-sony_cd_auto_changer_giving_me and ...
Car Audio Chevy Cobalt8/29/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I am looking to get a subwoofer for my car and I'm not sure what would be the best option for the ...
  A: Not a lot of space in a cobalt for big subs and you need big boxes to get deep bass. Here is my ...
Amp / Speaker requirements8/23/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I have a jukebox that has a 140 watt amp. I picked up a woofer speaker that is rated at 700 watts. ...
  A: No problem. You can ignore the power rating of the speaker as those specifications are mostly ...
B & K ref. 30 Processor connections8/22/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I have two PS-12 ampped subwoofers I want to connect to my B & K. It has one sub RCA output. Do I ...
  A: Yes, you can use the splitter at the output of the processor and feed one line each to a sub. The ...
Receiver8/3/2016Wayne Tapia
  Q: I'm trying to find a proper receiver. I have a 5.1 system in my house but the problem is that I ...
  A: While I do not make specific brand/model recommendations, there are many receivers on the market ...
failed speakers7/29/2016Wayne Tapia
  Q: Wayne, nice to meet you! I have a 10-year old computer, use the Microsoft Office suite 2003, and ...
  A: It seems it's not so much a matter that your speakers are "dead" as it seems that your audio card ...
OTA Audio7/20/2016Wayne Tapia
  Q: I have a question regarding Over The air TV and sound. I am currently researching a project of ...
  A: There should be some kind of AUDIO OUTPUT from your TV set. The type of output can vary from TV to ...
No radio reception7/15/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I have a 2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature with the factory installed Alpine Audiophile system with ...
  A: The white noise or static you hear from both AM and FM sounds like the antenna is not connecting. ...
no bass on speakers when playing vinyl7/15/2016Cleggsan
  Q: Hope you can help me identify the issues in my system. I have recently got a pair of Mission 773 ...
  A: Even before reading all the way through your question my mind was on the wiring to the bi-amped ...
Speakers7/7/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I purchased 2 speakers from guitar center as the local speaker store told me they couldn't help me ...
  A: The TX8 speakers look good to me, but there are so many to choose from. There is almost an infinite ...
Loudness6/30/2016Wayne Tapia
  Q: Is 90db twice as loud as 80db? How does that work and what speakers are appropriate for an outdoor ...
  A: It is 10x louder actually. Here are some articles that can explain decibels more eloquently than I ...
Speakers6/23/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I would like some decent speakers for outdoors but don't want to spend more than $150 as I've ...
  A: For outdoor use you don't need full surround playback - in my opinion. You could get good sound ...
Color coding6/18/2016Jerry Mael
  Q: I'm wondering what colored wires in a 99 grand Plymouth stand for and how I connect the wires from ...
  A: That is really old school but if you really want to chase that dragon, here you go: ...
6 disc DVD changer in my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan6/18/2016Cleggsan
  Q: i replaced my 6 disc DVD changer in my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan with another unit (same thing) and ...
  A: The dvd changer may be defective or there may be a bad interface connection. The replacement unit ...
Decent Audio6/17/2016Cleggsan
  Q: I purchased a rather good movie/TV/Gaming type projector for outdoor movie watching but it only has ...
  A: The 3.5mm outlet jack is good, full fidelity audio. You can purchase a cable that goes from 3.5mm to ...
car radio power intermittent6/9/2016Cleggsan
  Q: My car stereo is an upgraded Bose system in a 2000 special edition Miata...model Matushita 1m31, ...
  A: You didn't mention if you changed out the speaker systems. I need to know more about the complete ...

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Audio Design Engineer; systems, loudspeakers, cd/dvd players, etc. I am knowledgeable in all high end audio equipment and installations. MAKE SURE YOU GIVE A MAKE AND MODEL NUMBER AND CAR IF IT IS AN AUTO QUESTION. Note: I am getting some who ask good questions that take a lot of time to research but then the questioner fails to read the answer. Please don't ask questions unless you are seriously looking for an answer. If you find an answer to your question otherwise then let me know with your reply. Thank you.

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Have been associated with audio design, standards, testing and component systems for over 40 years.

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Life Fellow Member of Audio Engineering Society Life Senior Member of Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers

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Review technical manuscripts for IEEE Spectrum Write occasionally for high-end audio publications

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BSEE/MSCS/MBA

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Past Employee/advisor to several well known audio products manufacturers

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