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Speaker distortion on high end

Recently purchased a pair of Bose 901 Series IV speakers. There was distortion on the high end. Tried hooking the Onkyo M-282 Amp to another set of speakers and it does the same thing. Quite often the sound would drop out of one speaker. I would tap the amplifier and the sound would come back. Could it be speaker wire or does it sound like something is wrong with the amplifier. The amplifier is also pre-owned.Can anyone help?

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    Marc Wiggins May 11, 2010

    replace the speaker wire first, with new wire- 18g will do. Maybe that'll solve your problem, but it sounds like a loose connection or cold solder joint in the amp. Unless you know what to look for, you need a tech.

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Sounds like classic dry joint on speaker terminal ROTELS are well known for it,if you can use a soldering iron or know someone who can resolder the pins where these terminals are connected,always make sure amp is unplugged from wall socket before ...

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