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  • alphabravo676
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-04-24

    Hey All,

    I recently posted about a humming noise on my Q502USB+AT2020 setup. I managed to fix the humming noise, however, now there is a constant static. I have tried plugging the mixer into different plugs, as well as unplugging the XLR (to confirm it isnt the mic). I haven't been able to stop the hissing/static whatsoever so far. Is there any way to fix this? There is a link below to download an mp3 to hear what the noise sounds like.

    https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/poodll-audioprocessing-out/CP/30/localhostuser/recordmp3online.com/poodll/poodllfile5ea3ddbc36bb91.mp3

    Thanks

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  • Alexrose
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-08-14

    Hi guys,

    For  years I've used my computer's onboard soundcard, but as I've just picked up a midi keyboard, and I wanted really low latency, I needed something with an ASIO driver. So I got a Behringer 204HD. And for that purpose - it works great. I have my keyboard plugged in via MIDI and I am using 8 samples so I get 1ms latency, it's a dream.

    However, obviously using the UMC Asio drivers my speakers can't work unless I plug them directly into my audio interface instead of my soundcard.

    As it is, I use a 5.1 speaker system that I'm pretty attached to. Normally, I plugged it via the sub into my PC with realtek onboard drivers with two 3.5mm jacks, green and black (it also has an orange one for centre speaker but I'm not precious about it, I doubt there is a scenario where that is going to work). Then the 4 tweeters plug in via RCA ports on the back of the speaker. I then use Realtek's surround fill to get my music to play from all the tweeters instead of just stereo.

    Now I have moved everything over to the interface. So I got adaptors that convert the 3.5mm jacks to 1/4" jacks and I plugged them into the Main Output sockets on the back of the 204HD.

    Then in Windows when I'm not in my DAW and simply using MME for standard operation, listening to music etc, I have my default playback device set to the 204HD's OUT 1-2, which as I understand it outputs through the two output ports and 2 of the RCA playback output ports too. I then have turned on Virtual Surround in the Enhancements.

    However, it only plays through tweeters 1 and 2 (even if I do a surround test). Now, this makes sense to me in a way, I only have 2 jacks so why should 5 speakers work? However, it has always been plugged into my computer by the same two wires before and I could always get 5 speaker audio before.

    I know that I could get two more monitor speakers with their own power supplies and plug them into the RCA ports to get more speakers running, but I can't do that with the tweeters because obvs they are powered from the main box and nothing would amplify the signal.

    Is this a lost cause or is there a way for me to, as before, plug all my tweeters into my sub and have them output despite the sound running through the Behringer?

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    • Alexrose
      KenMitchell

      Hi Alex ( @Alexrose ), 


       


      Welcome to the community.  Can you give us the make and model of the speaker system you are using?  I don't think it's possible to do what you want to do with the 204HD but I want to understand how those speakers work first. 


       


      Ken

      • August 14, 2019
    • Alexrose
      Alexrose

      Hi Ken,


      It's a Creative Inspire T6300. It kinda makes sense to me that it wouldn't work; the interface has a left out and right out so in a way, how could that output to 5 speakers? But, at the same time.. my onboard motherboard soundcard was able to do this through two 3.5mm slots so I don't get how it ever worked.

      • August 14, 2019
    • Alexrose
      RichardYClark

      The 204HD has four outputs on RCA connectors. So you would need two 3.5mm socket to 2 x RCA adaptors. Lime Green plug to 204 outputs 1 & 2 and Black to outputs 3 & 4. You would then have to assign the appropriate outputs from your DAW to feed the correct channnels to your now 4 chan surround speakers. Not really full surround unfortunately since the 204 won't be able to get decoded surround from Dolby/DTS encoded audio files unless you use something like https://ac3filter.net/wiki/AC3Filter

      • August 14, 2019
    • Alexrose
      Alexrose

      The RCA won't work because the tweeters don't have amplifiers. The sub contains the amplifier, the tweeters plug into the sub, which plugs into the interface through two 3.5mm jacks.


      Also Windows MME can't even output 3-4 and 1-2 simultaneously anyway, it can only output 1-2 so even if the tweeters were monitor speakers that solution still wouldn't work. I'm trying to get my front and back speakers to operate through normal computer use using MME drivers - which already worked on my onboard soundcard, I don't care about what they're doing in my DAW in ASIO.

      • August 14, 2019
    • Alexrose
      RichardYClark

      I am not talking about the RCA connectors out of the Sub to the 'Tweeters', as you call them, (it's daft to use RCA for loudspeaker level audio signals anyway IMHO). It is the four RCA outputs on the back of the 204 which need a couple of 3.5mm socket to two RCA adaptor leads as linked to by Ken.

      • August 15, 2019
  • Joschi6363
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-03-16

    Hei, my crossover had a melt down. A resistor burn up and damaged the capasitor from the high pass filter. Because of the melting I cant No longer See what type it is. 

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    • Joschi6363
      RexBeckett

      @Joschi6363 


      Hello Jochen, welcome to the community.


       


      I suggest that you raise a Care ticket for Technical Support explaining your problem. This is done by clicking on Support at the top of the page and then clicking the Create a Care Ticket button. This is only possible if you have completed all the required fields in your profile. Make sure that you fill-in every required field on the Care form. Keep watch on your email spam folder - some users have missed responses through this.

      • March 16, 2020
  • Eric_Anderson
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-03-27

    Amps died, no power. Want to cannabalize drivers for Bluetooth speaker build. Anyone have t/s parameters for the drivers?

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    • Eric_Anderson
      AlexLane

      Hi Eric,


       


      CARE might be able to find this info for you, I would suggest you send in a support ticket.

      • April 7, 2020
  • Matrixar
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-05-28

    How do I connect headphones to the Behringer UMC1820 interface so I can listen to sound from the computer? It seems like it wasnt meant to but it has to be. Im confued and angry : ( !!!

    Also: Connecting to the line outputs makes me hear the left earphone, and interestingly enough, when i plug it in half the way, I have stereo... But the quality is poor

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    • Matrixar
      RexBeckett

      @Matrixar 


      Hello Mateusz, welcome to the community.


       


      The UMC1820 Phones output can be set to monitor USB playback 3/4 or a mix of USB playback 1/2 and the inputs - which is controlled by the Mix knob. Connecting stereo headphones to the balanced mono line outputs will not work correctly.


       


      Most of the time when people have problems using headphones with UMC interfaces it is because the headphones have four-pole TRRS plugs intended for smartphones. To use these with a normal stereo TRS outputs, it is necessary to use an adapter cable like this between the headphone plug and the 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter.

      • May 28, 2020
    • Matrixar
      Matrixar

       I dont think beyerdynamic DT880 are intended for phones...
       


      Yeah, I kind of forgot to mention, obviously i tried connecting it to the headphone output if I tried to do line now... Im not that stupid, but connecting it to the headphone out gives no sound at all. I mean obviously, since windows doesnt even recognize this out? Turning the mix knob just makes more and more hissing noise, when its set to mono its in both earcups... But Its still only hissing, and when the mix monitor knob is set to stereo its only left ear. Is it supposed to be like that?


      Can u explain more clearly what do I have to do in order for this to work?? : P

      • May 28, 2020
    • Matrixar
      RexBeckett


      @Matrixar wrote:


       I mean obviously, since windows doesnt even recognize this out?





      @Matrixar 


      Did you install the UMC1820 driver? Check in Windows Control Panel -> Device Manager to see if the device is listed under Sound, video and game controllers. If it isn't there or is marked with an error flag, you should uninstall it, disconnect the USB, reboot and then reconnect the USB.


       


      When installed correctly, all the outputs should be listed on Windows Control Panel -> Sound -> Playback. In the device Properties there are settings for the level controls which may need adjustment (to 100%).

      • May 28, 2020
    • Matrixar
      Matrixar

      Yes I did... As it pretty much didnt work at all before I did it

      • May 29, 2020
    • Matrixar
      RexBeckett


      @Matrixar wrote:


      Yes I did... As it pretty much didnt work at all before I did it





      @Matrixar 


      So you are playing music to UMC1820 outputs 1/2, you have headphones connected to one of the UMC's Phones outputs, you have the 1/2 button out and the Monitoring Mix control turned clockwise and you don't hear anything? What software are you using for playback?

      • May 29, 2020
  • MagicHands
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-07-25

    I am looking at an NX6000, I need to know if it can accept and output various waveforms, like sine, square, sawtooth etc

    and what frequency range it has ie 0.1 hz to 25mhz,no details are inlcuded in the manual.

    Also how does warranty work if needing repairing? do I have to use couriers to send back?, if so I need a local dealer (I am in Doncaster, England)

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  • rmayer121
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-09-25

    I have a Behringer 204 that I am utilizing with my iMac. I'm trying to get 4 channels to play utilzing the audio outputs but cannot find the correct software. Does anyone have a recommendation of software that has this capabilities? 

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    • rmayer121
      KenMitchell

      Hi Ryan ( @rmayer121 ), 


       


      Welcome to the community.  There are many applications that support multi-channel audio.  It would probably help if you explained a bit more about what you need or what you are trying to accomplish. 


       


      Ken


       

      • September 25, 2019
    • rmayer121
      rmayer121

      I have 4 audio animatronic controller boards that are activated when sound is ran through them. I would like to be able to utilze my Behringer 204HD for this and export the audio to 4 separate channels. I've created the tracks with Audacity, but it only has the capability of exporting 2 channels. Just need specific software that has the ability to edit tracks and export into 4 channels. Does this make more sense? Thanks for the help.

      • September 25, 2019
    • rmayer121
      KenMitchell

      @rmayer121 


       


      Hi Ryan, 


       


      Just about any DAW (digital audio workstation) software will do what you want.  One that's popular around here is Reaper which comes with a 60 free trial and is only $60 to purchase after that.  If you want something that is free take a look at Tracktion T7.


       


      BTW, sounds like a fun project.  Is this for a theatre production or for a Halloween setup or something else? 


       


      Hope this helps, 


      Ken

      • September 25, 2019
    • rmayer121
      rmayer121

      I will definitely check out Reaper for the free trial and then if it works, I can decide if I want to spend $60. I think I tried downloading Tracktion last year and ran into issues so I gave up on it. 


      This is for my Halloween setup I have at my house (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6czEVZX-wU). RIght now I have 2 characters running off my computer and then have a local iPod I have to turn on for others. If this works, it gives me the ability to expand the amount of animated characters I can have. Thanks for your help Ken!

      • September 25, 2019
    • rmayer121
      KenMitchell

      @rmayer121 


       


      Very cool!  Let me know if you need a hand with Reaper.  Tracktion has had stability issues in the past.  I've been using Reaper for about 9 years in a lot of theatrical productions as well as personal projects.   Most of my theatre work these days is in soundscapes and audio special effects.  We use MIDI and OSC messages, as well as Ethernet UDP packets to trigger sound effects based on various electro-mechanical events. 


       


      I noticed a Washington license plate and of U of W helmet in one of your videos.  I'm in California, so same TZ. 


       


      Ken

      • September 25, 2019
  • TheCroMan
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-30

    Hello Community:

    I've been able to connect my XR18 via the Access Point and Wireless to my computer, my ipad, and Android. I was also able to connect to my PC running Windows 10 via the Ethernet port. 

    Unfortunately [and this is why I am writing] I have not been able to connect to my Linux PC (Ubuntu 19.04) via the Ethernet. I have been able to connect to my Linux PC with the Access point, and via wifi. 

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! I don't want to bring two computers to each show.

    Thanks,

    J

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    • TheCroMan
      KenMitchell

      Hi J ( @TheCroMan ), 


       


      Welcome to the community.  When you say connect, do you mean the XAir Edit app or networking in general?  Do you get an IP address from the XR18 and can you ping it from the Linux PC? I'm assuming you have the XR18 configured as the DHCP server or are you running with static IPs? 


       


      We need to verify the basics are working first and go from there. 


      Ken 

      • October 30, 2019
  • chubanina
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-11-12

    Hi,

    I am currently set with Tannoy RX8F. I Would like to ask what size of cable (mm2) will be enough to power them for 2 meters run? I mean 2x1mm2 or 2x2mm2 or 2x4mm2 etc...

     

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    • chubanina
      RexBeckett

      @chubanina 


      Hello Tsvetomir, welcome to the forum.


       


      For a 2 metre run, the 1.0mm2 cable should be OK. 2.0mm2 cable is theoretically better but you probably would not be able to hear any difference. 

      • November 11, 2019
    • chubanina
      chubanina

      Hi,


      Thank you for the answer. You might laugh but I currently use 4mm2 and I notice too much low frequencies...


      I think it's an overkill to use such a thick cable...shall i change it? 

      • November 12, 2019
    • chubanina
      RexBeckett


      @chubanina wrote:


      Hi,


      Thank you for the answer. You might laugh but I currently use 4mm2 and I notice too much low frequencies...


      I think it's an overkill to use such a thick cable...shall i change it? 





      @chubanina 


      The thicker cable should not cause a problem with the sound. These speakers can give too much bottom end in small rooms. If you have the space, you could try moving them away from walls and corners. 

      • November 12, 2019
  • rgs84
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-08

    Hi,

    Someone to tell me what is internal wiring of DC-8?

    I think to bi-wire them (2 runs per speaker), but dont know what gauge and cable type to looking for.

    The amp is Marantz PM11S3.

    Thank you,

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    • rgs84
      GrahamH

      Hi, Use a thick multistrand cable for the LF and a good quality solid core for the HF to yield the best results. The amplifier sends exactly the same signal through single or bi-wired cables. The difference comes in the separation of frequencies at the speaker end of the cable. The internal components (crossover) of a speaker sends the high frequencies and low frequencies to the correct drivers/tweeter. Even though the difference is minimal, many audiophiles claim this bi-wiring method increases the stereo separation and perceived level of detail.

      • October 25, 2019
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