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I've had these M-Audio AV40's for 6 years now and recently they started to buzz or drone. It happens regardless of volume level or input. As long as they are powered on, the buzz/drone happens. Any idea what is causing this or how to fix it it? I've disconnected everything already and put it back but still no luck.

They have always done this but it use to be very light but now the sound is noticeable and annoying.
    
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First you want to find out if it's the speakers causing the problem or the source that has the problem.

What happens if you use then with something other than the computer to which they are now connected?
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It's the speakers, the source doesn't seem t matter. If it's not plugged into something it still makes the same buzzing sound.
    
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I've had these M-Audio AV40's for 6 years now and recently they started to buzz or drone. It happens regardless of volume level or input. As long as they are powered on, the buzz/drone happens. Any idea what is causing this or how to fix it it? I've disconnected everything already and put it back but still no luck.

They have always done this but it use to be very light but now the sound is noticeable and annoying.

Might be a ground loop issue.
If the computer and AV40s are plugged into the same surge protector or wall socket, try moving one of the power cords to a different wall socket or separate surge protector.
Also an optical DAC connected between the computer and the AV40 would usually solve a ground loop issue.

If your looking at replacing the AV40s
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=605500
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