I just received my Airmotiv 4S's 3 days ago, and they sound great. Today, however, I had a chance to really crank them, and the blue LED on the "left" speaker started blinking and stuttering until it went completely off. Sometimes it pops back on, but then it stutters and blinks until it's out again. I got a video of it doing that -- but suddenly now it's popped back on at full brightness. Anyone else ever experience this issue? It's not affecting the sound at all, nor the other speaker. Guess I can see if it keeps happening.
Sorry to hear of this problem. I have owned speakers in the past that had visual imperfections. I solved it by hiding the speakers behind false walls, drapes or what have you.....jk.
I would think if the LED's keep on shutting off a service call to Emotiva would be the way to go. Hopefully they are back on to stay.
If he unplugs the speakers and still hears Music he should send the speakers back and save his money. He doesn't need expensive equipment but maybe therapy would help.
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Post by ChuckieNut on Sept 17, 2016 1:44:33 GMT -5
I own the original Airmotiv4's. I would recommend with any speaker to give in a little break in time the first week or so. Then when you do decide to crank them up I would do it carefully/slowly until you can hear their limit. My 4's are near field (about 30") in my computer system and I don't play them that loudly. However, my computer desk is in my dining room and open to the living room on one side and the kitchen on the other side. Quite often I use them as general listening versus turning on my main system in the living room, fairly loud playback but not all out. At 6-8 feet (with my blended sub off) I get about 90dB's or slightly above (Radio Shack meter ... that is plenty loud most of the time and they sound great off axis) when I first start becoming aware of distortion, then I cut the volume back. I rarely play them that loud but tested them out several times. They are not house rocking speakers. I'm guessing the amp is distorting before the amps speakers. (Thanks copperpipe for pointing out my nutty goof!)
If you have that issue again I would call Emotiva right away. I love these marvelous little speakers, so clean and non-fatiguing!
rybo from previous thread, Edit: Mine are on speaker stands at about 28" (tweeters at ear-level), with cork blocks under the speakers, and away a little from the wall.
To tame the treble slightly, try a toilet shim(s), white plastic at home depot, I spray paint them black. That will tilt the speaker/tweeter up ever so slightly, worth a try. Try to keep the 4's at least 6" or preferably more away from the wall.
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2016 10:04:41 GMT -5 by ChuckieNut
It's possible that the connector that feeds the LED has come loose. Unfortunately, blue LEDs have also been known to fail internally, so it's possible that the LED itself has failed. Either way, you should call in and we'll get you taken care of.
The LED went out again this evening at very moderate volume. I don't think there's anything wrong with the amp/speaker, I think there's just a short in the LED wiring (at least, that what it seems like). The speaker is playing fine and I don't have them cranked. I'll contact Emotiva.