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    Following a report elsewhere regarding two Focal Shape monitors, 3,000 miles apart failing, PSU it seems. I would be interested if any other HR peeps have had such total failures with monitors?

    I opined that active monitors, even at the basic "rocky" end of the market seemed remarkably reliable since I had read of almost nobody having a problem.
    Maybe this is not so and those that have suffered simply did not see fit to report the mattter in a forum?

    Dave.

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    Funny you should bring this topic up. Just yesterday I switched on my not so old Tannoy 501A monitors. All of a sudden one of them has as sort of 60hz hum (nasty and sharp sounding). I moved the monitor to another outlet and power cord.....same problem. As you say....not premium monitors......but it seems that something has gone wrong. I have other monitors so I'll be ok. Just irked me is all.
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    One of my JBL 5” monitors failed around 3+ years. Developed a loud buzz and repair was likely the whole amp/power section according to the JBL tech I spoke with. So I just got new monitors - Yamaha this time.

    When I was trying to decide what to do I saw that there were a fair number of single used ones for sale at GC so I figured I probably wasn’t the only one that had problems. (Previous generation of their monitors - 2325 or something like that.)

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    Thanks chaps. "Two swallows do not a summer make" and so it seems my initial idea that active monitors are in general very reliable is valid?

    I think I need to wait a month say before coming to any firm conclusions but there certainly has not been a rush of bods saying "Yeah the XYZs are unreliable ***T!

    Dave.

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