KRK Studio Monitors: Crackling

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rsherid, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. rsherid macrumors member

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    My two new KRK Rokit 5's are crackling when not in use and I've barely used them. Please tell me they didn't blow out already. Any test I can do?
     
  2. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

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    Check all your cables, try some other ones. Could also be interference from the mains, so try on a different ring.
     
  3. rsherid thread starter macrumors member

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    "Could also be interference from the mains, so try on a different ring."

    What do you mean by this?
     
  4. rsherid thread starter macrumors member

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    Bump

    I replaced the cables with brand new XLR cables. Problem still exists.
     
  5. Sylonien macrumors regular

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    Ie. try and take the speakers to a different location or house to make sure its no t the actual mains that is introducing the interferences in to the speakers. Or it could be something wireless in or near your house that the speakers are picking up.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I formerly used Rokit 5 monitors in my setup and had a lot of buzzing going on. Most of it went away when I plugged them in through "ground floats".
     
  7. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I am confused - did they always crackle, or did they just start crackling? What are you running them through?
     
  8. rsherid thread starter macrumors member

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    They began crackling from the day I set them up. They're connected to their own power strip. XLR cables come from the monitors to a PreSonus USB AudioBox.

    They crackle when playing music, when not playing music and even when I change OS X's sound preferences.
     
  9. estrides macrumors regular

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    Sounds like they were defective the day you bought them :/
     
  10. rsherid thread starter macrumors member

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    Some more symptoms that I haven't seen anyone else mention with their crackling issues:

    - Crackle/static does not increase or decrease volume when I adjust the volume. It stays at a quiet and constant level.
    - Happens randomly. I can play songs for hours and the static doesn't get worse. I don't know what triggers it.
    - First tried 1/8" cables and now using expensive XLR cables. No change.
     

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