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JVC RX558 VBK, Crackling noise from speakers

There is a crackling noise from the speakers when the receiver is on, at a medium volume level. Speakers B are not longer functioning.The noise is present while playing CD, TUNER, VCR or DVD sources.The speaker connections have been checked.There are 2 front and two rear speakers plus a sub woofer, connected to this unit.Sometimes the display announces OVERLOAD, that is corrected by turning off the unit.What is the cause or source of this crackling noise? Thank you for your time.

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A quick quess of mine is the following:

The OVERLOAD indicator lights up when the receiver is maxing out on the current it is sending to the speakers. My guess is there is possibly something wrong with the receiver itself, especially since the B speakers won't play. Either that, or something is broken in your speakers or you are using a set of speakers that have too low an impedance rating for your receiver.

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