KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

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KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by UnCL0NED » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:29 am

Recently I noticed that one of my KRK Monitors make a loud Click/Pop sound when I switch it off. It's not every time, but very random (to my knowledge).
Is this a serious issue? Maybe something that can be solved easily?

I sent the question above over a week ago to the KRK Customer Support, but I haven't had any reply since.
It's a shame KRK doesn't care about their users. Companies shouldn't say they have customer support when they don't! :evil:

Anyway, maybe any of you guys know if this is something that I can solve easily or I should be worried about at all...

Thanks.
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Re: KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by rnicholas_62 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:33 am

Yup I'm familiar with this. I have the KRK VXTs and sometimes the speakers 'pop' quite loudly when turning them off. I found turning down the volume on my soundcard to mimimum helps as you essential stop the audio signal from going to the speakers. I used to use an audio 8 soundcard and as it has no volume control and super high outputs on it, they poped all the time, now I have a focusrite, I turn the volume down down before turning the speakers off. Give it a try and let me know if it helps

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Re: KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by UnCL0NED » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:57 pm

Hey rnicholas_62,

Thanks for the reply. In a way I'm glad to hear I'm not alone having this problem, and that there is a "rather simple" solution for it. I will try turning the volume down next time before turning the monitor off, which hopefully will solve this. I also have a Focusrite soundcard btw...
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Re: KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by abl385 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:24 pm

I have the KRK Rokit 5s and I've noticed the same thing too.

When you want to switch them on, first turn on the soundcard and then the monitors.
When you want to switch them off, first turn those off and then the soundcard. (If you turn off the soundcard first, you will hear the 'pop' sound you mentioned.)

Hope this helps.

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Re: KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by Mage2k » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:28 am

You should always turn down the levels on any audio sources going into your monitors, as well as then turning them completely off, before turning your monitors off. Conversely, turn your speakers on before turning any audio source on that go into them and be sure the levels are down on the audio source before doing that.

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Re: KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by UnCL0NED » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:28 am

Turned the levels of my audio interface down before turning them off, multiple times and it seems to solve the problem.
I am just wondering now, how it is possible (theoretically) that it always happens with only 1 monitor (in my case left) and not with both?

Also I was told in the past that you always turn off the monitors first instead of the audio interface and work your way towards the source, and when turning everything on you do it the other way around. So turning on would be Power > Computer > Synths > External effects > Audio Interface > Monitors and turning everything off it would be visa versa.
But according to you guys I have been misinformed.

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Re: KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by bdmigue » Fri May 03, 2013 5:46 am

I have the same problem, and I found a temporary solution:
Disconnect the power cord, before you turn them off.
Then it doesn't make that poping sound.

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Re: KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by mrobare » Fri May 03, 2013 3:44 pm

hi


i have alesis M1Active that has a button on top
that does not turn off the speakers sure the sound
stops but the speakers are still on if you feel them
they are still warm so i got switcher that they are
plugged into now
so no more popping and they are off when i hit the switch
rather than the button on top

stupid design

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Re: KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by bdmigue » Fri May 03, 2013 5:13 pm

Yeah, I mean is just a temporary solution. I really dont have $120 for the part that apparently blow up inside. I tried it and for now Im Happy with the results of not hearing it pop.

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Re: KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by TYLRbass » Fri May 03, 2013 6:32 pm

I always turn my soundcard all the way down, turn off the speakers and then turn off the power supply they are connected to BEFORE shutting down my computer or disconnecting my soundcard..

Don't know if that will help you since you seem to be getting pops when turning them off but it's worth mentioning that your speakers are the last thing you turn on when you power on your setup and the first thing you turn off when you power down your setup 8)
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Re: KRK Rokit 6 monitor makes Click-sound when turned off

Post by Jack McOck » Fri May 03, 2013 7:41 pm

The Rokits G1 ALL click when being turned on/off. The G2s and VXTs have a different internal circuit configuration that prevents this. If yours are G2s and click then I'd take them in for repair.

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