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Volume is get really low, then goes very loud, at random.

I have an older Cambridge "Soundworks" Digital speaker system connected to an older "Music Works" receiver. I have had this system for several years connected to my laptop and a Sirius Satellite cradle connected to the AUX jack. The laptop is connected directly to one of the input jacks on the subwoofer, the radio is connected the same way to the other jack on the subwoofer.

I have had no problems until recently. The symptom is that the volume suddenly goes really low, then using the connected Soundworks volume control I increase the volume, almost to the max. This will be ok until it suddenly goes really loud again.... This is very intermittent. I have checked all connections, including un-hooking everything and putting it back. I have also disconnected the laptop audio. Disconnecting the volume control, which connects to the subwoofer did not help either.

Using headphones with the jack on the front of the Music Works radio does not have this problem.

What could be causing this? Thanks in advance for your quick response.

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