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Yamaha HS80m 2 failed within 6 months!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Gertok, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    So I bought 2 HS80m ... First ampboard fried 6 months ago! Fixed it ($230) now the other one failed!!! Crap!

    I don't know what a f*** to do now. I will probably go and buy KRK rp5(open box 235). And save money to fix yamaha to sell them.

    Are KRK rp5 get the job done? I am afraid that I used to 8" woofer now and will f*** up low end. What do you think?

    Any other budget suggestions?
  2. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    ok... another idea as this problem is still unresolved...

    Should I get a reference amp and rewire hs80m into passive mode... What amp would i need to get than?
  3. BluepryntEnt

    BluepryntEnt Guest

    i might be a lil off subject but ive heard a "MYTH" that dragging your feet on carpet and touching your monitors will short circut your monitors/blow em out,...???

    and also sitting them next to your computer monitors will fry em to,... ???
    these are just "MYTHS" never happened to me but im very cautious about it

    you sure this isnt what happened??
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Putting the monitors too close to the video will not blow them up (the worse it will do is distort the video image). Static electricity CAN cause the power amp section to fail. You can buy a spray product from computer supply stores that will reduce static electricity on rugs, etc. A friend of mine used this after he blew up a Blue Sky monitor rig and a flatscreen TV when he moved from humid Florida to relatively dry West Virginia.
    I'd also ask the person who repaired the Yamaha what they might think caused this...BTW, don't waste your time trying to passively run the Yammies. Those babies need an active crossove/processor besides the power amp to operate them properly. Bite the bullet and start sprayin', those boxes are way better than the newer K-Rok stuff...
  5. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    I don't have carpet in my control room (any where on the first floor of my house and i am sure i did not shock them). And jeeees I mean i can send it for repair and it will cost me around 230... But i am just afraid it will fail again ... I guess i will call and ask if they have any warranties on their repair. Both time it happened after i they have been turned off for two weeks or so.
  6. NorrisS

    NorrisS Guest

    Are they plugged directly into the wall? Or a power bar, Surge Suppressor, power conditioner, UPS, etc? If they are plugged directly into the wall, maybe look into some of the other options.
  7. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    I doubt you can blast monitors with static if they're in a wooden box. Unless you like to touch the metallic inputs...
  8. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    They are plugged into the furman m8
  9. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Hey Code -
    If the power switch is on the rear panel, you're touching metal everytime you turn them on. For that matter, I've sent a shock through a power switch (plastic) into the board behind it before (probably around the switch since the capacitance and resistance of the plastic would be too high...)

    For what it's worth Gertok -
    I just went to GC recently (don't hate me for that...I was weak!). They had their Event ASP 8s on sale for $700 for the pair. Sell a kidney or some bodily fluids if you must but these speakers are WELL worth that money. They're top notch monitors at budget prices. Go and buy them if you can.

    Just a random thought.

  10. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    >:O didn't even think of the switches...
    Wouldn't it be plastic coated or am I thinking from a luxury standpoint.

    Also, in the UK we give blood for free ;)
    ...and struggle for it.
  11. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    I didn't say blood - just bodily fluids......
    Big difference.
  12. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    I suppose, the music industry as a whole is fuelled by people who will pay for [blank, ryhmes with cymbals].

    (Hint: PSSSSSH)
  13. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Must be a Scottish thing....I can't think of anything that rhymes with cymbals. Help me out dude!
  14. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

  15. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Bah, was hoping the hint would give it away.

    The noise a cymbal makes when you hit it (of the splash sort).

    Bodily fluids?
  16. StephenMC

    StephenMC Member

    Semen doesn't rhyme with pish, silly.
  17. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Oh, never mind.

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