KRK RP5 Cuts Out
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Tech Wizard
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    20

    Default KRK RP5 Cuts Out

    I have just started using Max MSP and I have been following various tutorials. Once of the tutorials that I followed showed me how to create a sine wave and how to allow my self to change the frequency of that sine wave.

    From upon using my new toy, I decided to raise the frequency to 15,000hz and then add 1,000hz on top of that to test how far my hearing could reach. At 18,000hz both of my speakers made a 'pop' and then stopped outputting any audio. I then turned my speakers on/off and played some music which was played back at an extremely low distorted quality.

    From upon unplugging all cables and then testing again on some music, the speakers were back to normal.

    I repeated this process to check that it was not just a "one-off" and the same happened again.

    Are my speakers supposed to do this as the KRK RP5 G2 are meant to have a frequency range up to 20kHz. Do I need to get them checked out?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Tech Mentor ToS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    EXIT fest.town, Serbia
    Posts
    358

    Default

    Friend told me that Rokits can fry themselves if you push the freq that they can't reproduce. Probably RP5 series. Probably at high volumes. Probably does this not mean a thing to you but I want a subscription to this thread.
    Many photons have died to bring you this information.

  3. #3
    Tech Wizard
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    20

    Default

    My speakers appear to be working fine now. Have the drivers been permanently damaged by what has been done?

  4. #4
    Tech Mentor ToS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    EXIT fest.town, Serbia
    Posts
    358

    Default

    Its been said that something was damaged. Cant remember now if it was driver or amp.
    Many photons have died to bring you this information.

  5. #5
    Tech Guru Patch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    6,329

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by geddy
    At 18,000hz both of my speakers made a 'pop' and then stopped outputting any audio.
    Quote Originally Posted by geddy
    I repeated this process...
    You're a brave man.

    How long have you had 'em? I'd be inclined o take them back and complain about a sporadic/intermittent fault.

    DON'T TELL 'em you ran a >18k sin wave through 'em!!!!
    DJ'ing: 2x1200MK2, DJM 850, Dicers, F1, Zomo MC-1000, Sony MDR-v700, i7 Win 10 HP Envy
    Production: Ableton Live 8 and a mouse, Sennheiser HD400, Sony VAIO

    Click HERE to D/L Free Tracks from Soundcloud!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/Patchdj

  6. #6
    Tech Wizard
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    20

    Default

    I bought the KRK's about a year and a half ago now. Not sure if I have a warranty for them but I will be emailing KRK/Dolphin Music to see if I can get them checked out.

  7. #7
    Tech Wizard
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    20

    Default

    I emailed KRK and this was their response:
    Quote Originally Posted by KRK Customer Support
    Hello,

    I only guess it is not much of a freq issue. The speakers although they
    go to 20 khz are not rated to play continuous at 18khz. These are music
    speakers and not test speakers. If they work properly under normal
    cirmcumstances I believe the speakers are fine. If they display odd
    results when overpowering at certain frequencies although it should not
    it might and we don't make speakers for those environments.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •