1 year old iMac speaker buzzes and sounds distorted
During the last 3 months I've noticed that my iMac speakers sound tinny and fuzzy, especially during low tone playback of music. I took it to the Genius Bar and when the tech checked it out to my surprise we couldn't hear the buzzing. Made me look crazy! I brought it home, fired up iTunes and immediately the blown out speaker vibrating resumed. I've moved the iMac to a different location in my room and placed padding below the unit; however the distortion persists. Is it possible that the environment at the Genius Bar (i.e. large, open air store setting with lots of background noise) made it impossible to detect the distortion I've been experiencing at home. Also, is this a driver issue or the speaker hardware itself? Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Sounds like a configuration problem. See this... http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/224
Also, visit Control Panel/Sound, select your Default Device, and click "Configure" to verify that the configuration is set correctly.
This is more likely a problem with your sound card than the speakers themselves. Next time it happens, try plugging in some headphones or other speakers into the same port on the computer. Most computer hardware is not designed for good ground isolation and digital artifacts can come through.
The other likely answer is a problem with the cables. Try wiggling the cables, especially near either end, and see if you can find a spot that makes the sound come and go. If there's a break in ground at a connector, or a short to ground in the cable, that can also cause unpleasant distortion in the speakers.
Hi Haley, I also enjoy good Music and excellent sound from my speakers that i have and know what you going through. There is two problems that i see here. One is that your bass speakers is dying on you from the excess bass that has been exerted throught it or have you tried lowering the adjusting bass from the contol panel? Try adjusting the bass and if that doesnt work aleast you've identified your problem. Thanks Haley for using Fixya.Good Luck.
Hi janros123 - I don't know if this will help - I have a subwoofer ACS48 that needs satellite speakers (they are blown). Want to buy my subwoofer or sell your satellites? I will buy your broken subwoofer, too...thanks, and good luck!
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UNPLUG YOUR SPEAKER AND REPLACE IT WITH A HEADPHONE, IF THE SOUND IS THE SAME THEN UNINSTALL THE DEVICE [SOUND] AND REINSTALL, IF YOUR HEADPHONE SOUNDS RIGHT, THEN THE PROBLEM IS IN YOUR SPEAKER... PLEASE VOTE FOR MY POSTING