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8030A LED brightness and sound volume?

apirttimaki, modified 12 Years ago.

8030A LED brightness and sound volume?

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 4/1/09 Recent Posts
I have two 8030A's and a 7050B sub. In one of my 8030's the green front panel LED is slightly more dim than in the other similar speaker. I also have to keep it a bit "louder" (position of volume controller) than the other one with the brighter LED. I also believe that the brighter one sounds a bit more clear, too...

Therefore, I would like to ask, could there be something wrong with the speaker that maybe should be repaired, and what that might be? Is it possible that LED brightness might indicate any electrical problems? Or is there any reason why there should not be causality between the LED brightness and sound volume?

Thanks a lot!
ilkka-rissanen, modified 12 Years ago.

Re: 8030A LED brightness and sound volume?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts

There shouldn't be any causality between the LED brightness and sound volume. It's quite normal for LED's to have some variation between them.

Does the volume difference go away if you turn the gain pots all the way up? Potentiometers are usually best to keep at max setting for best accuracy.

Have you tried switching the speakers with each other? Any difference wtr to the volume problem?