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Crackling or noise from centre speaker only on Marantz SR4300?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Bernie Steak, Sep 1, 2005.

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    Hello, new to the forums, and already asking for help!

    I have a Marantz SR4300 which I've owned for over a year now.

    It's been fine, however recently, seemingly randomly, there's an annoying crackling and popping (mostly crackling) type of background noise coming from the centre speaker only on my 5.1 speaker setup.

    This noise comes and goes as it pleases, but it seems to be getting more frequent.

    It happens even if the amp is the only thing plugged into the power, and regardless of output type selected (Dolby, Surround, Stereo, etc.) or source.

    I've tried different cables and wired up one of my other speakers, and neither of those changes made any difference.

    Any ideas on what might be causing this, or trouble shooting tips?

    Any help much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Your amp may not be good enough to power your centre speaker, especialy on more demanding material and volumes. I had to replace my lower mid range amp after i bought some more expensive speakers as they were causeing horrible clicking noises similar to what you describe.

    Of course it could just be that the speaker has become broke.
    If know someone who can test your speaker, this will then help you deside.
     
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    It makes the noise even if there is no sound being amplified/played, I also tried an alternative speaker and it makes the same noise.

    :(
     
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    It certainly seems that way (I've been doing more "fiddling").

    It's very rare and random that it happens, so it's hard to trouble shoot properly. Until it becomes more frequent I can live with it, a quick (and very technical) "on and off" usually fixes it!

    :)
     

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