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Hi there, I have a pair of M audio BX5 speakers, one of them works fine, on the other hand, the other one sounds kindda funny. Both of the twitter and the 5-inch cone on it work, the main thing that's noticeable the most is the volume is a lot lower than the other one. I have switched the cables and the outputs back and forth a lot, but it didn't work. I use to be able to fix it just by turning the volume nob to the loudest and the volume will come back to normal in a bit, but now, this doesn't work anymore. I tried to match the level of the other speaker to this one to see if it's only the volume difference, but it turned out there are frequencies that are missing as well. Would you tell me what it is? Thank you so much. Wen

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Little goes wrong with a speaker unless it has either been overloaded or subject to damp, extreme dust or has sustained physical damage from some sort of accident.

A rough test is to move the speaker cone gently through most of it's travel using an even pressure simultaneously on various places around the cone, I use my fingers.
It should move smoothly without any resistance and most importantly it should be completely silent through the largest or smallest movements.

If it sounds scratchy, the speech coil is either off-centre or it has suffered damp or dust and dirt has ingressed into the air gap or the chassis has become distorted.
If it is silent and electrically sound it should produce normal volume.

There was a time when loudspeaker repair, overhaul or adjustment was routine but these days it isn't economic except for the highest quality and replacement is best.

After gaining access to the interior wiring of the speaker cabinet I suggest further testing it by wiring it direct and leaving out the crossover if it has one.

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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

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SOURCE: I'm a video editor (MAC

Hi, cases like that always comes u. Earlier you said just replaced it, that's not too good for anew monitor speaker.

You could test the fuse inside the speaker if it's still working, might be power fluctuation that might have caused it to blow.but you need to test it. If it is the fuse,fine! you can replace it, it does not cost much to replace.

Also if i can recall,most new stuffs always comes with guarantee with it,right?. I would suggest you could take it back and get a replacement, and i guess if they see it,since it is on guarantee,they can fix it for you without even charging you a penny.

Hope that helped.

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Posted on Jan 12, 2011

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SOURCE: Hi, I have a pair

just check the wiring at the back of the cone its easily busted during the vibrations or you can multi tester to check the speaker

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Hi, cases like that always comes u. Earlier you said just replaced it, that's not too good for anew monitor speaker.

You could test the fuse inside the speaker if it's still working, might be power fluctuation that might have caused it to blow.but you need to test it. If it is the fuse,fine! you can replace it, it does not cost much to replace.

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