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Genelec 7060B making humming noise?

dj-mr-alex, modified 5 Years ago.

Genelec 7060B making humming noise?

Youngling Posts: 8 Join Date: 4/6/17 Recent Posts

Hi i bought a used genelec 7060B subwofer and theres is a little humming noise coming from the speaker is this normal?


jani-oksanen, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Genelec 7060B making humming noise?

Jedi Master Posts: 449 Join Date: 3/30/17 Recent Posts

Hi Alex,

Do you mean the noise is coming from the subwoofer or the speakers? Small humming noise is normal for subwoofer, and small hissing noise for the speakers is normal.

You may be able to hear the self generated noise that all active speakers emit.

However, your sound source or cables also might emit some noise to the speaker.

First we need to figure out the source for the noise. It can be either produced by the speaker itself when it wouldn't be considered normal operation for the speaker, or it can be produced by the devices before the speaker. The so called idle noise of our speakers are low and shouldn't be audible at more than 30 cm distance in a quiet room.

Can you hear the noise at longer distances when the signal cable is not connected? If the speaker itself is quiet, then it must be the devices earlier in the signal chain that are producing the noise. For those devices it is impossible for me to say what kind of idle noise is normal for them.

Please send us video to, if you think there could be something wrong in your subwoofer or speakers, and we'll take a look at it.

Best Regards,
Jani Oksanen
Factory Service Team