Popping sound from speaker at high volume

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  1. Todd Iglehart

    Todd Iglehart Auditioning

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    Hi, can anyone please help me as I am new to this home theater stuff. Just bought speaker and a reciever.

    SB-3 SS-1 SC-1. Klipsch all 100W speaker
    Yamaha 5660 85W per channel.

    When watching a movie last night there was an explosion and I heard popping noises from the speaker. The explosion was in the movie not my house!
    Why did this happen?
    I turned down the volume and it did not happen again.
    The volume was not really that high the first time when it did happen thought.

    Is this clipping and if so why did 100W speakers clip with only a 85W amp?

    Any suggestions on how to fix this?
     
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    hmm sounds like clipping to me but maybe its your connection. DId you use good speaker wire?
     
  3. Todd Iglehart

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    Connections are good and I used 14 gauge wire form HD.
     
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    Sounds to me like the mids are being over driven. With the coil/spider slamming the back of the magnet.

    Try running your speakers as small. Or turn down the volume as noted.

    good luck.
     
  6. Todd Iglehart

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    I tried the small and no luck. I did notice that the popping is only coming from the front right?

    Maybe a bad speaker?
    I just got this system wed, so maybe its a bad speaker?
     
  7. Evan S

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    If you are running small and are still getting popping out of the speaker, I would have to say you have a defective speaker as you would not be pushing the drivers too hard in that scenerio. Especially if it's only coming from one speaker, that's the guess I would take.
     
  8. Todd Iglehart

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    I am going to swap the speakers tonight to verify if that is the problem. Also swap the wire to see if thats it.

    That should let me narrow it down to a speaker, wire or reciver problem. Ugggg
    Then I have to mail back to brandnamez and wait 2 weeks to get it replaced.
    Damn.[​IMG]
     

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