Electic heat causing Speaker Pop, Any cheap fixes?

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  1. CoreyH

    CoreyH Stunt Coordinator

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    A buddy of mine recently moved into a new apartment, and is having some problems. He has electric heat, and whenever it starts up, his speakers pop and subwoofer thumbs. I know there probably isn't any immediate danger, but I think this could do some damage in the long run.
    Do any of you know of any cheap fixes for him? What about a power conditioner? Do you think that would fix it? Anyone else experienced this before?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Aaron_Morris

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    It sounds like a power spike when it cycles on. Like the lights dimming a bit when the heater or AC comes on. While not nearly an expert, I would think that a better surge protector may help or a good line conditioner. A UPS with surge protection like used for computers would certainly be a nice addition, but I don't know of any for HT usage.
     
  3. TanT

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    He could try to plug the AV system into another plug and with luck it could be on a different circuit than the one the heater is on [​IMG]
     
  4. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    This somewhat confuses me..

    I have all electric heat (BaseBoard) and it runs 240V Line
    Voltage and each room is on it's own dedicated 240V circuit.

    I have no issues with popping at all with the way my heating
    units are installed. In his case I can't speak of how they
    may have installed them being it's an apartment. And he may
    not even be able to cure the root cause of the problem due
    to it being an apartment. But that doesn't mean he can't
    eliminate the problem another way.

    I would try a surge protector first and see if that does
    any good at all. If not he may have to invest in a good
    power conditioner.
     

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