Subwoofer hum and Directv

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Shin, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. Mike Shin

    Mike Shin Auditioning

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    My subwoofer makes a low but annoying hum. I can stop the problem by disconnecting the cable to the satellite box, but then I can't watch movies.

    I read about using a cheater plug but some people posted that it is dangerous.

    I tried connecting a 75-300 ohm convertor with a 300-75 ohm convertor as suggested by some posts, but then my satellite receiver can longer get a signal.

    Does anyone else have this problem?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Eric Hargrove

    Eric Hargrove Stunt Coordinator

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    Radio Shack sells a Ground Loop Eliminator for $15 that should fix your problem. Floating your ground with a two prong adapter is not as dangerous as some would have you believe. That would only set you back about a dollar. Just don't adjust your stereo while standing in a bucket of water. There are many pieces of audio equipment that come with two prong powercords.
     
  3. Mike Shin

    Mike Shin Auditioning

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    I actually found an old cheater plug laying around the house. Works great, no more hum. The instruction manual for my Hsu vtf-2 actually recommends this.

    Mike
     

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