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Floor monitor/speaker started smoking

Last response: in Home Audio
October 25, 2010 9:28:46 PM

I need to know what caused my floor monitor to start smoking, what can be done to prevent this from happening in the future and is the floor monitor still salvageable.
a b C Monitor
October 25, 2010 10:54:22 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Home Audio by Buwish
a b C Monitor
October 26, 2010 2:43:41 AM

Whatever a floor monitor is, smoking is always a bad sign.

I'm going to guess you're talking about a floor standing hifi speaker. Smoke can only really be you turning up the volume too high. You may need to replace the main drive unit -- the test is whether the drive unit rustles if you (gently) push it in by hand.

The rustling would be the varnish from the coil's wire has boiled up -- thus the smoke.
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October 26, 2010 6:50:04 PM

floor monitor, im assuming he means floorstanding speaker.

a b C Monitor
October 26, 2010 7:33:47 PM

Alternatively could be a sub woofer -- we may never know unless OP replies.