Crackling sound on speakers when output line is moved
I have an old but still perfectly working set of Boston Acoustics B635 speakers. for the set see http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Acoustics-BA635-Multimedia-Computer/dp/B00005AR7M
The only problem is that when the main output line is moved or even slightly bent (I mean the line that goes from the output/headphone jack on my laptop or ipod out to the speaker set), I get a very noticeable crackling or muffled sound on the speakers, often at much reduced volume...
It seems that the main line itself is frayed on the inside (looks find on the outside). It runs from the output jack to the right satellite speaker, and the right speaker then has two other lines running to the left speaker and the subwoofer. All the lines and jacks are fixed length and are the old original cables that come with the set (i.e. not the kind where you can easily change your own speaker wiring).
In short, is there a way that I can change this kind of speaker wiring or cable? What would I need, where would I get it, and how would could I do the repair/change? Thanks!
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Re: Crackling sound on speakers when output line is moved
Absolutely you can fix this problem.
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Those Boston digital speakers were supplied with a few Dell models as part of a package. They need a digital input, and the Creative sound card supplied with those models had digital output. Your new Dell only has an analog output which isn't compatible. The speakers aren't seeing any input signal. If you want to keep those speakers, you'll either need to take the sound card from your old Dell (if you still have it) and install that in your new computer, or buy a sound card with digital output.
You can't, at least not with the integrated sound. The speakers only take digital input, and the Gateway had a digital sound card installed. That new board of yours has PCI slots available. You might be able to use the old Gateway sound card. I've never tried it, but XP might recognize the card and have native drivers. If not, you might be able to find XP drivers at Gateway's site. Otherwise all you'll be able to do is buy a new set of analog speakers.
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To fix this I took mine apart. But I suspect it was the red and white speaker outputs. I unscrewed the screws and moved the red and white speaker outputs around and then put the thing back together. It now works again.
I am sure that it is not due to one line around. Just check weather the power is on and also check the sound settings on ur pc, it may have been muted or the sound level must have been reduced. You can also check your speakers by connecting it to a mini player or a mp3 player. Dont worry pal, this will surely get u working....!!! Please rate me.
This speaker system requires a digital audio input, which most older systems don't have. The sound card that was built into your Gateway can put out either a digital or analog signal depending on how you have it set. Chances are your new sound card might be able to output in digital mode as well, but you may have to turn it on manually. Try double-clicking your volume icon in your system tray, then click the "advanced" button at the bottom left. This should bring up a window that lets you adjust the treble and bass, but it should also give you an "other options" area that lets you turn on digital output. If your new card supports digital output, the option should be there. If the card does not support it, you will have to use a different card. I hope this helps.