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My sub hums when my satellite is plugged in...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ettore, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. Ettore

    Ettore Auditioning

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    Hi all!
    I had my subwoofer for quite a while before I moved and it never hummed. Now, with my same setup including my mini-dish, my sub constantly hums. It is not enough to be disturbing but it's time I get rid of the humming. My friend also has the same problem but his hums very loud. He has to disconnect his satellite cable whenever he turns on his sub (he just got the sub). I remember reading a solution here but I can't find it. Someone mentioned a "cheater plug" but when I went to a local Radioshack no one knew what I was talking about. I also went to Futureshop and apparently I'm the first to ever have this problem...although I'm pretty sure it's because the person I spoke to had no idea what I was talking about. Anyway, I would really appreciate it if someone can tell me what I need to fix this problem using the real names of the parts =). Thanks in advance!
    Ettore http://pages.infinit.net/cybergem/corvette.html
     
  2. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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    I have the same problem. You have a ground loop hum, and its easy enough to get rid of with a cheater plug. A cheater plug is a three prong to two prong adapter. Go to your local hardware store and they should have it.
     
  3. Ron Hanson

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    you have a ground loop problem.
    Just search for 'ground loop' and you'll get tons of answers. Best to fix the problem and not to cheat it.
     
  4. Shanthi

    Shanthi Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the same problem, When I connect my sat to the Denon 3802 receiver the hum starts and get real trible when I turn on the sat. The above solution works for my case?
    Thanks
     
  5. SamRoza

    SamRoza Stunt Coordinator

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    Search for "ground loop" and you too shall find salvation...
    Buy a power strip that has a cable filter, you will be impressed.
    Sam
     
  6. Jake T

    Jake T Stunt Coordinator

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    Bad ground loop. Call a quality electrician.
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