Question about M-Audio Studiophile BX8a Speaker
Here is the problem. Month ago one speaker started to have a distortion in sound , it was random. So i took it for repairs. Finaly ive got the speaker back, but with some problems. The speaker is filled with somekind of stuffing????
Well both speakers sounded practicaly the same in terms of loudnes at the same calibration setting. After the repairs..the "healty" speaker is twice louder at the same calibration setting than "repaired" one...
And another thing that i almost forgot...When the calibration buttons are on the same setting ( lets say 12 o clock ) the noise from the speakers is practicaly the same ( loudness ), so shouldnt be the music the same?
tnx for help!
SOURCE: Connect BX8A speaker to PC
First, let's start with the BX8a. Those are powered speakers (built-in amplifier in each) so, you do not need a pre-amp. What you need to connect them to your computer is a 3.5mm to XLR cable OR a 3.5mm to 1/4" TRS cable, also known as 3.5mm to two 1/4" mono plugs (the back of the BX8a has inputs that accept either type). Cables are available at most any electronics stores. Make sure you buy a long enough cable to run from the back of the computer to where the speakers will be.
It sounds that you only have one BX8a which means you'll be listening to only one channel of the stereo output. In any case, make sure before connecting the speaker(s) to the computer that speaker power is off and volume control is at minimum. Connect the 3.5mm cable end to Line Out 1 jack of the X-Fi sound card and either the XLT or TRS ends to the speaker(s) input(s). Play some audio content on your computer, turn on speaker(s) and slowly increase volume to a safe level. Everything should work fine.
Let me know how it goes.
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
Hi rocroc, first, check to see that all the screws are tight that hold the speaker drivers, and panels in place are tight. Loose screws can make a monitor rattle. Access to the internals in powered monitors is often by a rear connection plate, or through the from by removing the woofer. A cosmetic band is often used around the woofer to hide the screws. you will need to carefully remove this before you can get to them. If all the screws are tight, then you may have a problem with the driver itself. best way to check is by doing an audio sweep from 20hz to 5khz with it sitting on the benchout of the box. If it has any weird noises, the voice coil assembly may be loose or damaged. If the "pumping" problem happens with no signal, then you may have a problem with the internal circuitry. Check for loose bits first, and get back to me here, happy to talk more about it.
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
it could be a loose connection or the cone is cracked inside , the only way to find out is to open and take a look inside ,check the connections , the 2 wires from box to speaker, ALSO CHECK where the cone meets with the magnet , hope this helps AJ
Posted on May 14, 2008
Your new speakers are BiAmped, and if a woofer is not working then it is probably a fault in the amp or connection for that woofer, or the the woofer itself has a problem. If they are brand new, I suggest you take it back to purchase point to get sorted out. There is nothing that you can do that will NOT void your warranty. If you do not have a warranty, then get back to me here and we can work through the problem. Cheers
Posted on May 25, 2008
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The conection you made is not quite right. This is because the TRS (and the XLR) connectors at the back of the BX8a are for balanced signal. You have to use either this cable or connect both middle and ground point of the TRS connector at the ground. In other words the ground from the ipod must be connected with ground AND middle ring of both BX8a and the ring of the ipod must be connected with on BX8a TPS tip and the tip of the ipod must be connected with the other BX8a tip. I don't know if you are familiar with soldering connectors, in this case post me back to make a schematic for you with the connections.
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