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Hey guys. Today I purchased a pair of M-Audio Studiophile CX5's. One of them is making a sort of low bassy muffling noise reminiscent of someone tapping a microphone on and off for short bursts of like 2-3 seconds. This noise is still present when they aren't connected to my computer with just the speaker plugged in and turned on. The sound coming out of the monitor is just as good as the non muffling one.

Is it static? I switched the power outlet (to a differen't slot on my power bar) and it's still present, as well as swapping power cables from the working monitor to the screwed up one.

Is it a dud? I have thirty days to go and get it replaced easily, then a year with the company itself after that so I'm not in a big big rush.

Thanks in advance!
Edited by JumplnTheFire - 7/25/11 at 7:35pm
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post #2 of 6
Thea's are independent active monitor right? So they have some settings in the back, low cut high pass and so on. Check they are set identically. When you lisened two it unpluged did you completely remove the signal cabel?
Edited by Bit_reaper - 7/26/11 at 10:04am
    
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post #3 of 6
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Yes they're independant active monitors. The settings in the back are and were set identical. The signal cable was completed unplugged and far enough away and it still made the sound. It's been a day or so and I'm not getting the problem anymore. I am getting a quiet buzzing when playing video games (namely TF2) but other then that they're fine now. Hmmm..... to still return the one that was screwing up or not
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post #4 of 6
Well the graphics card can cause extra static.I used to get small amount's off twittering when I was running stock integrated audio. Now I have a external audio card linked with usb and get very little static. Weather you should return one or not I really cant say. I guess it comes down to how much you trust M-audio warranty.
    
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post #5 of 6
How do you have them hooked up? Are you using RCA? If so, that's unbalanced and will catch all sorts of interference from nearby power sources. Best bet would be to invest in an audio interface that will allow you to connect your monitors to your computer via XLR or TRS. Also, look into ground loop eliminators.
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post #6 of 6
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Is there such a thing as a XLR to 3.5mm regular whatever audio cable converter?
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