Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Blind Listening Tests

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Wall'O'Fame
Experimental Atmos
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
Who's Online
0 registered (), 56 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13326 Members
11 Forums
22918 Topics
405132 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17789
pmbuko 16289
SirQuack 13339
CV 11235
MarkSJohnson 10938
Meanwhile On Facebook

Did you get your "Golden Email"? The great gift certificate email giveaway star...

Here's a helpful article for everyone looking at putting a new stereo or home th...

Interesting article about who's getting the money from streaming radio services...

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#283416 - 12/22/09 12:09 PM Hiss/Static
biggsly5000 Offline
local

Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 205
Loc: Atascocita, TX
Maybe someone has experienced this problem and can help me out.

Couple of days ago I was watching Inglorious Basterds at a decect level, loud but not excessively so, at least by my standards. And the left front M80 sounds like it has a blown tweeter, so I of course freak out and start walking around listening to the center and other speaker, they sound fine.

I switch to the radio and my speakers sound normal no blown speaker static sound. I go back to the movie and it sounded normal for awhile then it started again and this time in all three front speakers and was coming and going. Distorted soundtrack sounded really bad.

I know the speakers are OK, so what could it be? I am thinking maybe the receiver, but since I dont have another one to use it is hard to do a comparison. I have a Panasonic BD-80 Blu Ray player hooked up through the optical connection. All three speakers are running off my HK 5 channel seperate amplifier. The receiver is a 9 year old HK. I also use an APC home theater power conditioner.

Any one else have this problem?
_________________________
M80ti's, VP150, QS8's

Top
#283419 - 12/22/09 12:40 PM Re: Hiss/Static [Re: biggsly5000]
Wid Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6721
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Could just be that movie. If it's not happening on all content that would be m guess.
_________________________
Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud


Top
#283420 - 12/22/09 12:47 PM Re: Hiss/Static [Re: Wid]
casey01 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 768
Loc: Toronto
Possibly the player and/or cable ?

Top
#283506 - 12/22/09 10:47 PM Re: Hiss/Static [Re: biggsly5000]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10403
Ron, if the receiver is okay when you use the tuner, it's unlikely that it's the problem. You might try connecting the player(with a coaxial rather than optical connection, of course)directly to the HK-5 to take the receiver out of the chain. You haven't said if any other source material besides that one movie causes the problem.
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top
#283517 - 12/23/09 01:51 AM Re: Hiss/Static [Re: JohnK]
biggsly5000 Offline
local

Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 205
Loc: Atascocita, TX
I have watched a couple more movies and so far the problem has not recurred. I am going to wait and see if it comes up again, if it does not I will watch Inglorious Basterds again to see if it happens again. All the other options involve disconnecting lots of cables and I dont feel like stepping into that mess behind the AV stand at the moment...
_________________________
M80ti's, VP150, QS8's

Top
#283705 - 12/24/09 04:10 PM Re: Hiss/Static [Re: biggsly5000]
audiosavant Offline
devotee

Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 311
Loc: Worldwide
I haven't seen the film yet but...

I have heard that the sound design is purposely distorted/mangled at the beginning and as the film progresses, the sound blooms slowly into high fidelity. Could this be the "distortion" that you are hearing?

Like in Grindhouse, when the audio would garble (wow and flutter!) as well as the film glitches that were intentional, to convey a sense of old 70's film vibe.

I watch a LOT of 60's/70's era film and messed up audio is typical of that trashy/exploitation groove-a-delic aesthetic.

Can't wait to see Inglorious Bastards. Supposedly, it is Tarantino's 'spaghetti western' and homage to tough ass 60''s/70's war films as well as perhaps being a remake (?) of the original 'Inglorious Bastards'.
_________________________
"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."
---Frank Zappa


Top
#283721 - 12/24/09 05:45 PM Re: Hiss/Static [Re: audiosavant]
ClubNeon Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3448
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
I wasn't paying attention to this thread, but I watched IB this week, and yes, the opening has severe distortion in the audio on purpose (also it uses an old, fuzzy Universal logo, so you're TV isn't messed up either).
_________________________
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K, PDP-5020FD, DV-79AVi
Axiom M22s, VP150, QS8s
Sony PS3, surround backs
-Chris

Top
#283729 - 12/24/09 06:42 PM Re: Hiss/Static [Re: ClubNeon]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10399
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
(also it uses an old, fuzzy Universal logo, so you're TV isn't messed up either).
I hate it when they do things like that.
_________________________
Jason
-----------------
TTTHHHPPPPPTTTT!

My HT

Top
#283732 - 12/24/09 06:51 PM Re: Hiss/Static [Re: jakewash]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11235
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Jay, the shiny new one is displayed right before the old ghetto one, so be at ease.

Top
#283737 - 12/24/09 06:56 PM Re: Hiss/Static [Re: CV]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10399
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Whew, I feel much better now, thanks \:\)
_________________________
Jason
-----------------
TTTHHHPPPPPTTTT!

My HT

Top



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.