Getting static on speakers...???

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  1. MWestyn

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    Just recently, my speakers started exhibiting static sounds while playing. It doesn't matter what the source material (dvd, cd, directv, etc.), it'll come and go, and I only hear it on the front 3 channels.

    It seems to be when the heat is running in my apt., but not every time it comes on. Is it just static build-up due to the dry heat in the winter?

    If it helps to figure out the problem, my equipment is as follows:

    Marantz SR7300 receiver
    B&W 604's, 601's, and lcr600
    Speaker wire is plenum grade, bi-wired with Linn banana plugs
    All interconnects are AR Pro Series (including sub cables)
    SVS pci 20-39
    Aura Bass Shaker Pros with Partsexpress 150W plate amp
    Hughes Directivo
    Lite-On LVD 2001

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    sounds like a receiver problem. are you using any kind of line conditioner/surge protector ?
     
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    I would say line noise as well. Is it coming from all speakers? Does it do it with analog as well as digital connections?
     
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    I'd say that's almost certainly a fault in the receiver, not the loudspeaker. If I had to guess, I'd say an internal ground is loose and/or broken.
     
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    Check for loose speaker wire connections, dust inside receiver, enough breathing room of the receiver.

    Heat could be cranked a little high too hehe.

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  6. MWestyn

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    I don't have a line conditioner but I do have an AR surge protector.

    It only comes from the mains and center...I've yet to hear it from the surrounds (or sub).

    I only have digital inputs running into the receiver.

    The receiver has plenty of breathing room and is quite clean...it hasn't been around long enough to accumulate too much dust.

    Could there be any other causes for the static?
     
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    TRY TO USE AN ANALOG SOURCE AND SEE IF YOU GET STATIC. IF NOT, IT WILL MOST LIKELY BE THE DIGITAL CONNECTION INSIDE OF YOUR RECEIVER. TRY THE MAPLESHADE IONOCLAST STATIC ZAPPER FROM MAPLESHADERECORDS.COM. COSTS ABOUT FORTY DOLLARS. IF THAT DOESN'T WORK HAVE THE RECEIVER LOOKED AT BY A REPAIR CENTER.
     

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