Monitor Problems

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Member Since: Dec 31, 2004

I have the following set up at home and I am getting a problem with the sound coming out of the monitors.

Samson Servo 170 Power Amp
Behringer Eurorack ProMixer UB2442FX Pro
Behringer Studio Monitor 1C
M-Audio Delta 10/10

The right monitor seems to be alot bassier that the left, (the left sounding tiny compaired to the right) I have changed them around to see what would happens and again it is the same, so I know it is not the Monitors.

I know the Monitors are very very basic models and I will be changing them, but I don't think they are the problem.

When I listern through headphones it sounds fine in both, this makes me think it could be something to do with the Power Amp (Samson Servo 170). Could you shead any light on this problem, many thanks.

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

Aug 25, 2005 02:39 pm

Um, yeah, sounds like what you said, it's something with the power amp. Only other thing I think you could try is flipping the left and right of the ouputs of your mixer to the power amp. So send left out to right in and right out to left in, to see if there's a problem coming out of your mixer.

Since: Dec 31, 2004

Sep 01, 2005 05:05 am

Have tried that and it doesn't seem to be solving it... does anyone have any other ideas as to what the problem is?

Since: Aug 23, 2005

Sep 01, 2005 08:10 am

Have you checked the leads? Check them with a multimeter to ensure no shorts of anykind and polarity is correct.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Sep 01, 2005 01:24 pm

It could be the placement of the monitors, a wall nearby can add bass, also the desk, or platform it's sitting on can alter the response of monitors.

I'd try like the above posters mentioned, keep trying different combinations until you find the problem.

Process of elimination should point directly to the culprit.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Sep 02, 2005 10:51 pm

I gotta chime in with the placement of the monitors. Just because I have such a problem with that in my studio. Right now I have my monitors on three books placed on a shelf. The three books 7" maybe made a HUGE difference in bass response. Room modes are finikey little buggers per my experience. Make me goofey!

Since: Sep 02, 2005

Sep 03, 2005 02:09 pm

Hey Grum. There are some good ideas above. Another thing you can try is to send a mono singnal of some sort through the speakers and move them around until the sound is coming from 1 focus point. (ie. you really don't hear either speaker)The sound should sound like it is coming from between the two speakers. Then switch your amp back to stereo. This why so many home stereo's sound like crap regardless of the quality of the gear.

Hope this helps.


Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Sep 06, 2005 11:52 am

not much to add here, i was thinking speaker placement the whole time while reading this thread.....

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