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Mackie MR5 speakers run hot even when not in use. Run very hot when using.

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IF that speaker runs noticeably hotter than the other channel speaker, you need to take it to an authorized repair center. Your monitors are apparently active types, so unless you are a trained audio technician, you should refer service to the pros. Apparently, the problem is in one of the power amplifiers in the affected monitor.

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My bass stopped playing on one monitor and is only playing out of the tweeter
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