Now I'm a victim of the loud voice "crackle" problem

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  1. ScottH

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    I know this has been discussed before (see http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=13486), but I thought I'd revisit it as now that I've upgraded my 3 front speakers (to nOrh Mini 9.0), and my amp (Sherbourn 5/1500A) I am now experiencing this problem. Did anything ever come of this? Is it definitely the source material? It doesn't seem to happen with all titles, but for instance the other night I was watching 'Kiss Of The Dragon' and it was happening a lot, whenever the characters shouted really loud, I hear the very subtle crackle. I've tried mixing and matching the speakers and it's still a problem. Is there a way to confirm that it's not the amp?
    The crackle is very subtle, and only happens when I have the volume at or above about 5 dB below reference, but it is just really annoying because I'm thinking about it the whole time.
     
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    I think that the crackle problem in the Toy Story 2 intro is truly a mastering problem. Several people confirmed having the same problem and I verified that it is NOT dependant upon the volume setting - I heard the crackle at 25dB below reference.

    I have not seen Kiss of the Dragon so I cannot comment on that disc. But when you say

     
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    The crackle is present at lower volumes, if you have your ear right up against the driver. If I crank the volume up, I can hear it very faintly from my seat. I couldn't imagine 200 watts of clean external power not being enough to power bookshelf speakers. I tried some other movies as well, and it happened on a couple, but not on most. I never heard the crackle when listening to music.
     
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    Thanks Ryan. Yes, I originally thought it only happened at high volumes, but after your post I tried it at low volumes. Still noticed it on the guilty sources when I put my ear right up to the drivers. I suspect that the problem is more prevelant now due to the revealing ScanSpeak tweeters.
     

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