5" monitors without HISS.

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elMisse
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Post 30 Oct 2018

Are there any cheapish little 5" monitors without hiss?
I just hate it. And I work mostly at low volumelevels. :)

I had a pair of 3" Genelecs which were very quiet, but I a pair of 5" version of those would cost 1100€.

I've heard JBL, Tannoy, KRK, M-audio, Yamaha and they all had quite significant amount of background hissing going on. Tannoy was the absolute worst :D
I probably haven't listened to the latest versions though.

elMisse
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Post 10 Nov 2018

Well, I did get to try a pair of Adam audio A3X and I'm about to buy them now. Absolutely minimal hiss, and surprisingly just the right size for this small room. :thumbs_up:

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splangie
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Post 10 Nov 2018

A little below cheapish at 129 a pair, I just ordered these yesterday -

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... s-with-usb

I like all the inputs, that will be convenient, but I am not expecting them to sound good just fair or so and I will need to add a sub.
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splangie
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Post 10 Nov 2018

splangie wrote:
10 Nov 2018
A little below cheapish at 129 a pair, I just ordered these yesterday -

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... s-with-usb

I like all the inputs, that will be convenient, but I am not expecting them to sound good just fair or so and I will need to add a sub.
I'll let you know about the hiss.
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splangie
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Post 14 Nov 2018

The Behringer 50USBs have very little hiss.
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cognitive
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Post 02 Dec 2018

I have a pair of the JBL 305p MkIIs. The hiss is there, but I haven't found it problematic.

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syncanonymous
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Post Today

so you have hiss on a monitor with no audio feeding it...interesting
you sure it isn't your electrical supply

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O1B
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Post Today

More information is needed to compute OP's issue.
Hiss.

Routing: ITB/Guitar/Drum Machines/Synths? to? Pedals? to Mixer? to AMP? to Speakers?

I use Bose (Soundlink2, SLIII) and Focals 6 ins.
On the Bose. CRANKED. ITB straight in... no HISS.... BUT, via Pedals, Mixers, etc, then w/o Gain Staging... HISS.
Natural.

I've never gone 'straight' into the Focals (from any sound source) - but - after about 4 clicks on the volume control ... Hisss.
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the image below is of the cm40s, but the 9/10 o'clock position on the left about all the volume I need (0 volume is 6/7o'clock)
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At 3-4 clicks, Im at proper Room level Volume at Unity.
Minimal natural Hiss.
So... Again, Natural.

In any case, I believe 'we're monitoring the AMP' - not the speaker - so you should be able to 'see the noise' before it hits the speakers.

I think OP's problem is being mis-diagnosed.
A little more info, and OP may start to LOVE their speakers.

My cheap lil Bose Soundlink 2s sound Great - properly gain staged. So the Big Name Speakers in OP are probably just fine.
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