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    Does using only one speaker make it sound wrong ?

    I run the soundboard at my local church, not because I have experience or training but because I actually show up every service, problem is we recently downsized from 2 18" mains with 4 monitors in a fairly big room to a tiny 20'x25' room where I'm only running 1 acustic guitar(XLR direct to board), 2 wireless mic's and a lapel through one channel output into a small monitor. It's incredable bassy (is that a word? Bassy, Bassie) you know what I mean it has way to much bass. I have to turn the bass control on the board all the way down and the hi's up to the 3 o'clock position. The wierd thing is the guitar does'nt have this problem.

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    Doubt it has anything to do with one speaker. There are many thousands of 1-speaker systems that sound fine.

    2 things come to mind. First, are the wireless mics a hand-held unidirectional type? Directional mics exhibit a lot of bass boost when used close-up. Some mics have built-in bass rolloff to compensate, but not all.

    Second, is the speaker in a corner? Monitors are often designed to give flat response when positioned in free space. If you put one against a wall, you'll get a little bass boost; if you put it in a corner you'll get more. Not necessarily a bad idea, because turning down the bass to compensate saves power and makes the speaker work less hard. A small monitor really isn't intended to fill a room and this may be good luck in disguise.

    No surprise that the guitar doesn't show the big boost. If it's just the wireless mics, you can buy in-line low-frequency attenuators that go between the receiver and the mixer.

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    Thanks karl, Yes it is in a corner, You really know what your talking about. I really appreciate the help.
    Oh and it seems like good luck is always in disquise for me. So for the most part what your saying is Live with it. Unless I can find a way to get my hands on some in-line low-frequency attuenuators, whatever the heck those are I am having a ton of fun learning this stuff.

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    You could try temporarily moving the speaker. There are lots of options that cost money, but that one's free.

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    If that doesn't work you have either a bad plug or one bad speaker or the plug is not fully inserted or the speakers a just incompatible with the laptop. You might test the speakers on another computer.

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