Speakers Popping

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Jay Foster, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Jay Foster

    Jay Foster Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi everyone,

    When I turn on a ceiling fan, my speakers make a popping sound. I had an electrician install another outlet because I thought that was the problem. It still didn't fix it.

    I've now been told it is RFI. Is there any way to fix this?
     
  2. AndrewErickson

    AndrewErickson Stunt Coordinator

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    Is the new outlet on a different circuit than the fan? Does it pop the whole time it's on? Try buying a line conditioner.
     
  3. Michael R Price

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    That happened to me, too. I think it's because when you turn the ceiling fan on it generates a lot of power line noise (or, perhaps, draws a lot of current and drops the voltage momentarily) which causes the amplifier to burp a little bit. I'd just move one of the two items to a different circuit and see if it goes away.
     
  4. Jay Foster

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    Hi guys,

    I had them wire the new outlet directly to the electrical box and it still does it. The fan uses a variable speed switch if this makes a difference. Any ideas?
     

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