Monitor Speaker Acting Up

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    AtticElla : Thu 11th Nov 2021 : 1 year ago

    Hi all. I'm having an issue with a KRK Rokit 6 powered monitor.

    Recently, out of the blue, it started making a popping sound when I turn it on and then hums for a while. The hum dies down after the speaker has been on for quite some time but never completely goes away.

    I brought my speaker in to a repairman at a local sound center who proceeded to charge me $70 for a diagnostic but didn't find anything wrong with it. I can't help feeling I got ripped off, but they are a legit business.

    Could this be caused by something other than the monitor? Has anyone here had a similar experience or is knowledgeable on the subject and can shed some light on it?

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    TomGee74 : Thu 11th Nov 2021 : 1 year ago

    Sounds quite expensive but i have no idea how much monitors cost new to charge that much for a test?

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    crucethus : Fri 12th Nov 2021 : 1 year ago

    sorry to hear that
    here are some ideas on where to start troubleshooting.
    bon chance

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    AtticElla : Fri 12th Nov 2021 : 1 year ago

    I've tried everything and nothing solves the problem so, oh well. I will probably have to start saving for new monitors eventually it seems. Thanks for replies.

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    bringerofDOOM : Sat 13th Nov 2021 : 1 year ago

    How is the gain staging? Is everything 0 Db or less before it ever gets to the monitor? Does it hiss without anything connected? Does it hiss at all volumes?

    I've experienced this with other monitors. My friend thought his was broke, but the issue was his mixer levels, not the monitors.

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    AtticElla : Sat 13th Nov 2021 : 1 year ago

    bringerofDOOM, when you mention if it hisses when anything is connected it gave me the brilliant idea (*roll my eyes*) to unplug it all, swap the cables, and put it back together again. So it must have been one of the cables. There is no popping or hissing anymore. Hopefully it is a permanent fix and it won't come back.

    Thanks for the help.

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    bringerofDOOM : Sun 14th Nov 2021 : 1 year ago

    A bad ground in a 1/4 jack cable will hum. A bad ground in an XLR powered cable will pop (I pretty sure).

    Happy to help.

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