Booyah! Got me some monitors!

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Member Since: Sep 11, 2004

Hiya!

So i bought the Behringer 2030A's. They're so nice. However, i'm wondering about something. When i turn the speakers on, they "pop". Is this normal? I have them RIGHT next to two monitors (dual display), but they're shielded anyways.


Is this damaging my speakers? Let me know.

Thanks!

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bace135 in the house tonight!
Member
Since: Jan 28, 2003


Oct 07, 2004 12:37 pm

I don't know about the pop question (I'd imagine it's no big deal), but uh let us know how they sound.

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Oct 07, 2004 12:55 pm

My studio does that "pop" too IF I turn on the amplifier and THEN the rack/mixer power conditioner. Now I have the rack/mixer on one conditioner and my amps and decks on another. I turn on the rack and then I turn on the amps, then I get no pop. Turn them off amp first then rack.

Member
Since: Sep 11, 2004


Oct 08, 2004 12:34 am

The speakers sound beautiful, especially when turned up loud.

I am wondering about that "conditioner". I always turn my speakers on last(or in your case, your "amp"), but i still get the pop. Even if my computer is off and there's NO signal going to the speakers and i turn them on they pop.

So, about this conditioner business. I have my both of my speakers plugged into the same power bar (they are both individually powered), and my computer on that power bar also. Could this have anything to do with it?

Whats a power conditioner? Is that like a UPS?
Let me know. Thanks

Member
Since: Apr 13, 2004


Oct 08, 2004 12:54 am

power conditioner is to electric current as compressor/limiter is to audio signal.

Hope that advanced level analogy helps ;)

power conditioners are like beefed up surge protectors. They keep the current flow even regardless of the current coming from the source outlet. A MUST HAVE FOR ANY EXPENSIVE SYSTEM

about your computer... as long as the computer is plugged into and outlet, it gets power.(open it up while plugged in and see the glowing green LED).

try plugging the speakers into a powerstrip by themselves and power them on with the gain muted. If it still pops, there is nothing more you can do. and its only a bad thing if it degrades the frequency response. so keep a sharp ear.


Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Oct 09, 2004 11:02 pm

One thing to make sure of is that the moniter or whatever volume control is on your mixer or speakers is turned all the way down when you poer up.

I use a multiple swithed config to turn seperate racks of gear on and off depending on what I need at the moment. And the mixer and amps are set to come on together, so with my moniter volume control down all the way I get no audible pop when powering on or off.

As for being right next to the displays, it could cuase noise but if they are sheilded that should not be a problem, it would acutally cause more of a problem for the displays if they weren't sheilded.

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