Floor monitor/speaker started smoking

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.
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Home Audio by Buwish
  2. 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.
  3. floor monitor, im assuming he means floorstanding speaker.
  4. Alternatively could be a sub woofer -- we may never know unless OP replies.
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