Random "popping" noise from speakers...help!

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by kuliddar, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. kuliddar

    kuliddar Agent

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    Hi all,

    In the last month and half or so, I started getting a popping sound when listening to some of my DVDs on my home theater.

    Now at first I thought it was the wiring, so I spent hundreds of dollars on new wiring, but the problem remains. This sound, which sounds like a static discharge, is very random, very loud and will only happen once during the playing of a film. Furthermore, it doesn't occur on all films. For example, the last few things I watched: Starsky & Hutch did not have any problems. I then played a few episodes of DS9 and "POP!" (only once though). Later during the week watched all three StarWars and all was good, watched "Heat" tonight and "POP". As you can see, its not all the time and very, very random.

    It is annoying though as I'm afraid I'll dammage my speakers. What I have determined though was that I do not get this problem when listening to CDs, playing video games, nor watching normal TV. This is only happening when viewing DVDs under the amps 5.1 selection. Thus I obviously concluded that something is happening from the DVD player to the amp to the speakers, but I'm not sure what. I really don't want to start changing equipment. [​IMG]

    I've had this set up for the last 5 years and the only thing that has changed from it are DVD players and the latest change is that was 6 months ago so I doubt this come from the player.

    Anyone has any clues as to what is happening here?

    Thanks
     
  2. David K.

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    sounds like clipping. are you speakers set to large? if so try setting them to small or a higher crossover cutoff.
     
  3. ChrisRuh

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    Ok, this is going to sound strange, but I had a similar problem and found out this was happening when a large appliance in my house turned on that was on the same breaker. (Sump pump in my basement).
     
  4. Claude M

    Claude M Stunt Coordinator

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    Chris, my sub did the same thing every time my wife turned on the humidifier in my son's room when she put him to sleep. It didn't take long to figure that one out. But kuliddar wrote it only happens when he's using his dvd player. I wonder if you could borrow another dvd player what would happen. Or, if you're using the coax digital (on dvd player) out and switched to the fiber out (if it has one) what would happen.
     
  5. MarkO

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    Ive heard of bad tosh link connectors doing this. You may want to try a new cable if thats the type of connection you are using.
     

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