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Active Monitor advice

Discussion in 'Recording' started by bigshum, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. bigshum

    bigshum Active Member

    Hey there

    turned on one of my Behringer Truth B2031A this morning and smoke poured out of the tweeters and now I have no high end on that side.

    Was looking to replace them, maybe with the Tapco s8? Is there anything else that offers similar/better performance in the 300 pound price range maybe with a smaller footprint?

    Also, does anyone know if this is a common problem or one that can be repaired easily? The speakers were placed indefinitely in my care by a Norwegian and if I can fix them it would be great.

    Cheers for advice

    Alex
     
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Smoke eh? That could be alot of things, can you describe the smoke... was it a quick puff, or a slow steady burning type smoke.... yes smoke signals can be useful...
     
  3. bigshum

    bigshum Active Member

    well it was a sudden puff that kinda trickled out the top of it. I did see a couple of small sparks and now it smells funny ha ha.

    Have checked with Behringer's repair centre and they have quoted me around 70 pounds for repair (not icluding getting the unit from Brighton to Liverpool!)

    Seriously considering a new pair of tapco s8's right now, if I eve get any good at electronics I may be able to do something withthe old truths?
     
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Chances are an internal amplifier "DC'd" and put a not-nice voltage to the tweeter. Simply replacing the tweet will probably not correct this.
    Owned by a Norwegian, eh? They like to fish, sail boats, etc.? Explain to your friend that he now has an EXCELLENT boat anchor! Merry Christmas!
    I have no idea what Yamaha gear costs in the UK vs. the US, but I would suggest the Yamaha MSP5 as a replacement. Here in the States, they are about the same price as the S8. And I realize the woofer is bigger on the S8. But don't let size fool you (it did my ex!!!). NONE of those small boxes in that price range are going to have big, much less accurate, bass response. The Yamahas are used by many professional engineers in small editing suites. The mixes done on them are more likely to translate better to other systems than the S8s will. Anchors aweigh!!!
     

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