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#120835 - 12/15/05 10:17 PM Speakers arrived today. One minor problem.
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 212
Loc: Cedar Park, Tx
My speakers arrived today and let me tell you they look marvelous. After setting them up watch a movie and it sounds great.
M60's are great at this point I think it would have been overkill for me to go to the M80's.
VP150 also sounds great. This is my first set of nice speakers and I know that I do not have a trained set of ears as many out there have but I could not hear what people out there say about the VP150 being bright.
QS8's really impressed me. Now I know why everyone loves these surrounrd speakers.
EP500 at first I thought they were good. I had the volume knob between 5 and 6 o'clock. Like I said it sounded good then I went and turned the knob a little past 6o'clock and I said to myself, "now thats what I'm talking about".

The whole system is impressive and I would recommend them to anyone.

Now for the minor problem. I can hear a little hum coming from the speakers. It did not bother me while watching the movie because i had it cranked up and could not hear it. I can hear it when the volume is low. I called Axiom and jo told me taht it was a groud llop issue and I should unplug everything from the receiver except the speakers and start from there eliminating possible causes. Also mentioned using an extension cord to a different outlet.
I wanted to hear any other thoughts on curing this minor problem. I really hate to unplug everything because it is in a wall unit and is way to much work. But if I have to I guess I will do it. It will have to wait til after X-mas.
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#120836 - 12/15/05 10:27 PM Re: Speakers arrived today. One minor problem.
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
One of the most common reasons for a ground loop is the cable or sat tv. First try and disconnect the in coming line for the tv and see if the hum goes away.
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#120837 - 12/15/05 10:31 PM Re: Speakers arrived today. One minor problem.
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Registered: 05/11/02
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Clarence, glad to hear that you're enjoying your Axioms. As to the possible groundloop hum, this can be checked in detail later, but the most common cause is a cable TV connection. So the first thing to try would be to disconnect the cable TV input(if you have cable TV).
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#120838 - 12/15/05 10:32 PM Re: Speakers arrived today. One minor problem.
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
I've never had a ground loop problem, so I can't help you with that; but I have read enough posts on the subject to know that it's NEVER the speakers!!!(hey, they only put out what's put in!! Right?!)

Right!

Anyway, glad to hear that you are enjoying your new system so much. That's Great!

Also hope that your problem can be rectified with as little disruption as possible.
Rich.

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#120839 - 12/15/05 10:42 PM Re: Speakers arrived today. One minor problem.
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 212
Loc: Cedar Park, Tx
Yes i do have a cable. Disconnect the incoming line not power line or both. If I can find time tonight i will mess with it but it looks like I would not be able to get to it til I get back from Vegas or after christmas.
Thanks all
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#120840 - 12/16/05 08:03 AM Re: Speakers arrived today. One minor problem.
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Registered: 04/14/05
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What receiver do you have? some receivers, like my Yamaha, have to be grounded manually by running a ground wire from the amp to something...ummm, well, grounded in the house.


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#120841 - 12/16/05 08:48 AM Re: Speakers arrived today. One minor problem.
SirClyde Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 212
Loc: Cedar Park, Tx
Denon 3805
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#120842 - 12/17/05 09:42 PM Re: Speakers arrived today. One minor problem.
SirClyde Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 212
Loc: Cedar Park, Tx
OK guys I just got back from LA and could not wait til I come back from Vegas. Looks like the source of the hum is coming from the sub. I tried plugging it into my power conditioner and also a different outlet but the hum is still there. When the sub is off the hum is gone.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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#120843 - 12/17/05 10:51 PM Re: Speakers arrived today. One minor problem.
rcvecc Offline
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Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 608
Loc: east haven ct
use a cheater plug on the subwoofer,it worked for me

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#120844 - 12/17/05 10:52 PM Re: Speakers arrived today. One minor problem.
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Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Fresno, CA
Have you tried unscrewing the Chassis Ground screw from the back of the EP500?
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