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Sound Stoped

Discussion in 'Recording' started by lcswoosh05, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. lcswoosh05

    lcswoosh05 Active Member

    This is the first time this happened but when I played my music loud all of the sudden the speakers stoped playing sound and I heard a clicking noise and it made that sound every sec. I think it clicked 5 or 6 sec then all of the sudden the music was back on and everything is working but I' am just wondering why did it do that. Was that the output current limiting protection feature so you don't overdrive the woofer and tweeter? Or was it something else?
     
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    That would be the protection circuit. Don't expect to get a Mazaratti at the Lada factory. Keep the volume down. If it's tripping the relay, it's probably distorted too. So, it couldn't possible sound good at that volume.
     
  3. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    are they self powered speakers? if you are using a seperate power amp it may be too powerful at more than teeny volumes. i blew a 1/2 dozen cones on ns10's learning this.
     
  4. Greener

    Greener Guest


    I always recommend using an amp that is more powerful than the speakers can handle. Simply because speaker distortion is obvious. Amp clipping isn't so obvious but is much nastier to all your gear.
     
  5. lcswoosh05

    lcswoosh05 Active Member

    Maybe if you look at the manual on my monitors you can find out what it could be. I just never had this happen to me before. I hope it isn't defective monitors.




    Here's the manual to my monitors.

    Near the bottom of the manual there is all of the specs for my monitors.


    http://www.m-audio.com
     
  6. lcswoosh05

    lcswoosh05 Active Member

    As you know that it might of been something else that made the sound stoped for around 6 sec. I do know that I have had my music played loud before and this never happened. That's why I wondered if the speakers are defective. But I do know that so far it isn't happening again. It is possible that It might of really been that one part of the music was too loud and one of the protection features went off. But really I' am just assuming everything. I don't know what really made it do that.
     
  7. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    It sounds as if you've exceeded your self powered speakers current limitations? So when the circuit sees excess of current being pulled, it goes into protection mode and shuts off. The same is true for thermal cutoffs. And just like the other poster indicated, I too love excessively powerful amplifiers into speakers that are rated well below what my amplifier can belch into them. But that's clean power. And most speakers rated at 50 W continuous, can generally accept peaks as high as 400 W. So it's headroom baby. That's what you want.

    An underpowered amplifier will begin to clip, generating excesses ultrasonic harmonic distortion which blows out tweeters quite quickly. And it's not kind to woofers either. So self powered monitors should only be used in the application in which they are intended for. And that's not necessarily a PA situations unless they are PA specific speaker's. Those are not PA specific speaker's. They're control room monitors. Or didn't you read your manual?

    Just like the difference between cars & racecars. They both have four wheels. They both have engines. They both go over 60 mph. But only one is designed to tear its guts out over an extended period of time. A regular car wouldn't last one lap. Same thing for speakers & amplifiers.

    Knowing how to do it right makes all the difference
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     

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