Budget power speakers/ PA/ monitors in POD Go Posted February 27 9 hours ago, grdGo33 said: Just to be sure, did you record with a mic the sound of the studio monitors? If not, if just recorded through DAW and Go, then has little to do with the studio monitors... Also I couldn't hear any crackling. Are you talking about a sort of 'wobble' in the sound? To me it sounds almost like a tremolo or like you have some sort of phase issue. I can also hear some background noise, like some hiss in the background, is that what you're referring to? Also, either the issue is with the Go, with the speakers, or just with a special combination of both... If it's from the Go, you'd likely get the same issue with headphones or through USB. Are you? If it's the speakers, well, should do the same with just music. Does it also occur on both speakers or just one of them? All patches, or just that one patch? If when you're getting the issue, you edit your patch to remove some of the effects, does it have any effect on the crackle? If you switch patch, does the issue go away and come back 5m later? If you turn the Go on and off the issues goes away and come back 5m later? When recording in my previous post, I recorded with a mic the sound of my studio monitors, not through DAW. The mic did not pick up the crackling very well, but it is incredibly noticeable when in the room with the speakers, the 'wobble' isn't the issue. It occurs in both speakers, and is caused by the use of high gain, or high reverb patches, but once it starts it happens with all patches. When I switch patches the issue doesn't go away, and the crackling doesn't go away when I turn the Go off and on again. From some extensive chats and testing with my local music shop, the consensus reached was that I am just slamming the speakers too hard. I have tried putting a compressor at the end of my signal chain to ease the strain on the speakers as well - which possibly has helped, but it only gives me an extra 5-10mins before the crackling comes back again. So yeah, the only option I think that is left is that I am just slamming the speakers, and they are too small for what I am trying to do with them.