Tip & How-To about Creative Labs DeskTop Theater DTT2500 Computer Speakers

Scratchy sounding volume controls?

If you have a scratchy sounding volume control or your channels cut in and out when adjusting the volume you are most likely suffering from a dirty potentiometer (volume knob) Fully disassemble your DTT2500 unit and liberally spray electronics cleaner in every party of the volume knob (and the other knobs as well). Let fully dry before reassembling.


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On clean channel when 'channel volume' is adjusted, the sound cuts out, goes completely dead. I have to switch to another channel and back again or switch off and back on. The amp seems to get confused!


When it is working, wiggle the channel volume control WITHOUT rotating. If the sound cuts out, likely the soldering of the pot leads is broken where it attaches to the board. Try resoldering the connections.

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Have you tried with headphones?  Scratchy WITH heaphones. Reinstall driver. If it's NOT scratchy with headphones.  Either your speakers are blown, (which usually doesn't happen), you need to reinstall your sound card drivers, or bad settings.  Double click sound horn. Turn some volumes haflway, or mute sound channels you aren't using. Options Properties will let you show ALL sound properties. Ctrl+S makes the sound properties half size.
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Hi Jimbob. Sounds like you have dirty/dry controls/switches. The contact lubricant dries out on them producing intermittent and scratchiness when you operate them. Clean any offending controls or signal switches with CRC2-26 by squirting(to flood then internals) each control/switch. you will have to do this from the inside of the amp. You may also have a dirty speaker protection relay, sound may return to a dead channel when you turn the vol up points to that. Good Luck. If you need more info feel free to get back to me here. Happy to talk you through more if you cant sort it out.

regards
Graeme

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