Quick question about speaker noise...

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by bspvillain, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. bspvillain

    bspvillain Guest

    Hi all!

    I've got a quick question about my studio speakers. For about a week now, when I turn them on, the left speaker start making white noise after a few minutes. Even when the audio cable is unplugged. Sometimes it comes and goes (mostly comes). Does anyone know what I should look after first? It's about 2-3 inches from my left computer monitor, so I didn't think it could be a magnetic problem... but what do I know...

    I thought I'd ask just so I have a rough idea before taking it to a shop.

    Thanks IA!
  2. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    May 25, 2004
    Start by moving the speaker away from all computers and such. Why not turn off everything but the speaker. If the noise is still there, the problem is inside the speaker.

  3. bspvillain

    bspvillain Guest

    Hey ghellquist,

    I tried that so like you, I believe the problem is inside the speaker.
    Since they're active speakers, someone said it could be broadband (white) noise due to noisy transformer and suggested I replace the transformer or put a shielding can around it (I'm not very savvy re: speaker repair...).

  4. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    May 25, 2004
    What speakers are they? Can the seller be convinced that it should be covered under guarantee? Have you talked to the repairman the shop uses, maybe this is a well known problem with a simple well-known solution guarded by the guild of repairmen?

    Anyway, you seem to have nailed down which box has the problem. How to solve it is next question. I have learnt to never believe I know the solution in advance, it is like solving an Agatha Christie murder puzzle.

    Lot´s of questions.

  5. bspvillain

    bspvillain Guest

    lol! The advantage with an Agatha Christie murder puzzle is that you can always go see the last few pages to know what's happened!

    My speakers are Yorkville's YSMP1 (yeah, I know...). I swore I'd never get any gear from them, but I shopped around less than 2 years ago and they were surprisingly amazing considering the reputation. Never had any problem before.

    You have a point and I'll see if they can help me... (that's the part where you should wish me luck!)

    I think I'll start by having the whole thing estimated. I know it's probably just a part that has to be changed, so there shouldn't be any big problems...

    Thanks again!

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