I recently bought a pair of the Eris E8's from Sweetwater. Powered them up yesterday and they do sound really good. Both lights work and everything appeared normal and fine.
Let them run for about an hour and then started smelling a terrible burning smell like ozone or electrical component. Both speakers were still working fine but the smell was really unusually strong from one. Kinda worried me so I called Sweetwater and they are sending me a new speaker thinking I had narrowed the problem down to one speaker.
Well, packed it up and got it ready for the replacement and let the room air out a bit. Turned on the second one and let it run for a bit. The second speaker seems to be emitting the same smell. Burnt electronic is all I can compare it to. Something hot and emitting an ozone like smell. Like a blown coil smell.
Is this smell a common issue with these speakers or has anyone else had this happen?
Now I am thinking about returning them both. Its a shame I really like the way they sound but this smell is overwhelming in the studio.
I wondered if they needed to just break in? Don't want them to burn up the studio either.....