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#1501 - 02/07/02 04:00 PM Speaker Problem
GAB Offline
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Registered: 01/30/02
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I lent my receiver to a friend and in the interim I replaced it with an old Rotel integrated amplifier. I began hearing a "crackling" sound coming through both speakers (especially when I raised or lowered the volume). I hadn't used the Rotel in a while (and it is quite old) so I thought there was something wrong with it. I replaced the Rotel with an old (it's a regular A/V grave yard over here) H/K stereo receiver. Same "crackling".

Any ideas as to what the problem could be?

My next step is to replace all the connectors on the speaker wire.

Thanks,
George



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#1502 - 02/07/02 04:23 PM Re: Speaker Problem
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Registered: 01/10/02
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What happens with your "regular" receiver?
Crackling typically when the volume is adjusted (assuming a dial, and not an electronic system) is a dirty potentiometer, or dirty volume control. As time passes, these variable resistors can decay, corrode and become worn. There are methods to "clean" them, depending on your hands on nature.

I am assuming that the noise is there momentarily while adjusting the volume, and does not continue to be heard for the entire song.

Regards,

BBIBH
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#1503 - 02/11/02 03:29 PM Re: Speaker Problem
Anonymous
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Hi;

Try this...

Turn your receiver off. Then turn the volume knob up and down a few times quickly. This might clean off the dust or dirt in your volume knob.

Anthony.



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#1504 - 02/11/02 04:38 PM Re: Speaker Problem
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Goerge actually sent me a private email that the volume control was not the problem. He was working on the connectors, as he suspected them in his PD.

I guess you and I are 0 for 2 !! ;)

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BBIBH
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