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Anyone own a pair of these?

I just stumbled across some old pictures I took a long time ago of my bookshelf speakers that I use in my room at night, so I can still listen to my music, but not wake my parents with my tower speakers. For small bookshelf speakers, they can actually pack a punch, at only 80 watts a piece. They're also the heaviest speaker for their size I have ever picked up, you couldn't find a speaker this sized in any electronics store that didn't feel like a box of cardboard or a plastic cube. Anybody ever owned a pair of these?? The model is SW-7II

Topic by Punkguyta  

Should I ground my amplifier? Answered

This needs a bit of background info. I found this amplifier a year ago in the streets, by the trash, and I took it with me cause I like to open up things and see what I could get (it was obviously broken). I opened it up, and started looking at the parts. The connections are old-school, first time seeing those. I noticed that one cable was not connected, so I took care of it, and tried to power it up. For my surprise it worked, and I had to secure the plug, which had only red and black (+ & - I guess). Fast forward to now, I heard or read that anything connected to a plug should have the ground as well, especially if it had something metal. The amplifier is made of metal on the sides. I'm giving it to my uncle, but I don't want to give him in a dangerous state, so, should I change the plug again and put one with the 3 wires? How or where do I connect the ground? (I saw one connected to a screw in the metal part once) And most important, why? Thanks a lot, sorry for length and for possible grammar or vocabulary mistakes. TL;DR: Found an amplifier without plug, should I put one with ground? How? Where? and Why? THANKS!! I've got answers saying that ground on audio systems are complicated and I've been reading but it's so confusing, and I don't understand it pretty well... THANKS IN ADVANCE TO ANYONE GIVING ME SOME INPUT, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT!! :D

Question by SuperPollo    |  last reply

Tablet battery power - affected by HDMI-VGA monitor connection? Answered

I have a 7" Windows 8.1 tablet running a music (MIDI/VST) program to provide sounds via the audio output. Input is via an OTG microUSB cable connected to a USB MIDI 'mini' keyboard (Akai LPK25 - USB powered). The audio is connected to Line In of a Yamaha Tyros keyboard and it works. I intend connecting a VGA monitor to the micro HDMI tablet port (microUSB to VGA adapter and VGA cable) and would like to know if there will be increased draw on the battery. Is there a way to supplement the power to the tablet as the charger uses the same microUSB port?

Question by gibwig    |  last reply

Please help me fix this storage problem on my android 4.4.2 phone? Answered

Hi, I bought a new (cheap) "AKAI Dragon" android "kit kat" phone, and when I tried downloading more then a few apps, it said that there isn't enough storage on my internal memory. SO, I went to settings -> storage, and selected "phone storage" as the default write disk, and rebooted. Except that didn't work! "Phone storage" was still selected, but nonetheless when I tried downloading apps, the same problem appeared, with a window telling me to either uninstall existing apps, or to go to storage settings. Now, I did/checked everything I could think of for 3 days: as I said, I changed the default write disk, I tried moving existing apps to phone storage myself, but the button was not "active", I even rooted my phone and got rid of all the social apps I didn't want, but no matter what, when I try to install an app rom the play store, I'm met with the same message sending me to storage settings. Every time when I check storage settings, "phone storage" is selected as default write disk, but when I go to app settings, I discover that all of the apps are installed on "Internal storage" with no possibility to move them... (note that I rebooted my device multiple times while changing settings) What is worrying to me is that you cannot even choose "Internal Storage" as a write disk; there is only phone storage and SD card. So, does anyone have an Idea as to how I can start downloading apps to my almost empty 1.5 GB phon storage??? Or is this just a major bug? PS. please note that I'm not unfamiliar with Android phones; this is my third AKAI phone, just a bit upgraded. Also, sorry for the length of the question. Thanks

Question by Eunix    |  last reply

Midi coding, hack apc40

Looking to get my apc40 midi controller to work properly in freestyler dmx lighting software. OK here is my issue the apc has lights that illuminate when you push a button or twist a knob etc, in freestyler the midi signal does not come back and keep the button lit as long as whatever you have it assigned to is on, and off respectively. I know there are 3rd party programs out there like midi ox, and bomes midi translator that will allow you to change the incoming and outgoing midi messages. But frankly I have no idea what they mean or do. I guess I want the apc to work like it does in abelton, in freestyler.    I'm adding a link to the freestyler forum this has been started ideas of how the program sends and receives midi;=2958&p;=11976&hilit;=AKAI#p11968   also I have attached a pdf of how the apc sends and receives signal. thanks 

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