I recently purchased the iLoud Micro Monitors and I seem to have one issue with them that ruins playing some songs for me.
In some songs with higher frequency voices or sounds, from the powered speaker, there is a noticeable clipping or distortion (not sure which term I should use to describe it, but it sounds like a sharp metallic ringing for the duration of the high pitched sound) when a high pitched note is played. For example in James Blake’s new song ‘You’re Too Precious’, at the 13-second mark it is very apparent. I’ve tried a bunch of different songs with high pitched parts and the same problem is there.
I’ve tried changing the EQ switches on the back and none of them have solved my issue. It is at normal playing volumes and when the clipping arrives the LED light on the powered monitor does not flash red. (When it flashes red that tells you when the speaker is clipping.)
I’ve cleared my desk of anything that could possibly be creating the distortion, and even have it on miniature microphone stands and the problem still stands. Also after further inspection, it is clearly coming from the speaker itself and not anything rattling on the desk.
I’m using Tidal HiFi, as well as all the cables it came with, into my Micca Origen G2 DAC/Amp.
After hearing glowing reviews from forums as well as Zeos’ video, I was pretty hyped to have these as my desk is quite small and can’t fit average studio monitors.
Thank you in advance to anyone that could help me with this issue, I deeply appreciate it.