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post #1 of 7
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Are these things always supposed to run hot? I have the sound turned all the way down from when I left the house, and when I came back the left one was burning up in the back. Why is the main one blazing hot if I'm not using it, but it's in the on position? Is this normal?
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You should turn them off when not using them, I assume that the electronics will still be active even if no sound is playing.
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post #3 of 7
Yeah turn them off when you're not using them. A lot of active monitors turn themselves to a stand by mode after a few minutes of not being used but the AV30 do not.
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Just as long as it doesn't make them die early. They seem even hotter than my 500w car amp.
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post #5 of 7
it should be warm but not burning if you are not using them. I have the AV40's and they turn fairly warm but not hot....
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post #6 of 7
I bought these speakers a few days ago, I'm a little bit concerned that its hot also. The left speaker when left on for an hour or more will heat up to the point where it would hurt your fingers if you place it on the backside.

I'm curious if this will lower the life of the speaker. I hear people had problems with the left speaker dieing completely or gradually losing volume in time.

I was wondering how long these speakers usually last if you constantly use them. I can't imagine all that heat being good.
post #7 of 7
The amps in M-Audio monitors are supposed to run hot (kind of like an i7) so I wouldn't worry
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