Question about Harman Kardon SoundSticks Computer Speakers

1 Answer

Soundsticks have developed a loud intermittent annoying crackle

I'm not sure if it has anything to do with my 17 yo son and friends' misuse of the speakers but my Soundsticks 2 have developed an annoying crackle and popping noise (waaaaaay worse than cornflakes!) that occurs randomly throughout songs. I've tried checking the connections, switching left and right - and notice the fault is confined to one side - so the satellite speakers aren't the problem. 
I just belted the subwoofer in frustration and it seems to have temporarily fixed the problem suggesting it may be a faulty connection inside. Anyone experienced this before and any ideas on the cause and how I can fix this??

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 104 Answers

YOUR ONLY OPTION IS TO TAKE IT APART AND CHECK SPEAKER MEMBRANE I SUSPECT THIS HAS PARTIALY BECOME UNATACHED FROM THE SPEAKER IF THAT IS THE CASE IT WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Westinghouse TV making crackling sound


I have had the same issue with a Westinghouse 50 inch LED TV. I believe it is not the power supply but the HDMI input. You can temporarily work around by plugging your primary source into the other HDMI. You may also get some relief by using the Westy remote, finding the TV menu, then selecting (Option) (Restore All). There may be an arcane procedure to reset the HDMI.

Jan 01, 2013 | Westinghouse Televison & Video

1 Answer

My soundsticks III Make a buzzing sounds only once i connect the connector to my comp.


Hi, I faced the same problem before. I wiped the 2 satellite speakers down with an anti-static cloth and then did the same for the plug that can be connected to my computer. Make sure to also clear any dust away from your set-up. After that, the annoying buzzing sound should go away, it did for me. Good luck!

Jan 29, 2011 | Harman Kardon SoundSticks Computer...

2 Answers

How can I get my Harman Kardon Soundsticks 1 to work on my PC?


The USB version of the soundsticks was specifically designed for the mac and they worked just by plugging them in and then telling the system to use them instead of the analogue outputs. Unless someone has produced drivers for Windows XP for these speakers I think that you will probably not be able to use them.

Jul 23, 2009 | Harman Kardon SoundSticks Computer...

1 Answer

Continuous crackling from TV speakers


I'm sure you have figured this one out. TV itself is causing the problems.
The circuit board that produces the audio signal seems to be the problem.
Before you call the repairman, go to the web site Shopjimmy.com just to get an idea of what the parts will cost. That way he doesn't rip you off.

I hope I answered your question correctly. Please rate me. :)

Feb 26, 2009 | Samsung LN-T3253H 32 in. LCD Television

1 Answer

Loud sound coming from soundsticks


Make sure you have inserted it into the correct hole and if you have connect in completely so it does not move also make sure it is not touching steal or you PC case.

Jan 05, 2009 | Harman Kardon SoundSticks Computer...

1 Answer

Crackling Noise


I can't take credit for this because on found on a review on Amazon.Com, but I tried it and it works!

"Another update, for everyone who is having the common crackling problem, if you open the clock radio there is a black disk on the bottom with a red and black wire coming out of it. This black disk is a component called a piezo disk. They are commonly used to make noise for buzzers in electronic devices, but appear to have no use whatsoever in this clock radio. If you cut the wires going to this disk, the crackling noise goes away. You can still use both buzzer and radio alarms. There doesn't appear to be any functionality lost other than the annoying crackling sound. Obviously cutting wires would probably void your warranty, but do you really want to try your luck with another RCA clock radio? Chances are the crackling will happen again with the replacement or it will be DOA."

If you can handle a screwdriver and a pair of scissors, you can easily tackle this project, don't be worried about it being too complex. 5 screws, a snip, and you are all set. Make sure the radio is unplugged of course.

Sep 17, 2008 | RCA RP5430 Clock Radio

1 Answer

Soundstick problem


POSSIBLY YOU PLUGGED YOUR SPEAKER ON A WRONG HOLE, PLEASE RECHECK.. GIVE ME FEEDBACK IF THIS HELPED.

Sep 05, 2008 | Harman Kardon SoundSticks Computer...

1 Answer

Panasonic 50 inch plasma


You should call for warranty service. If the set is very new try to get it exchanged.

There are some very heavy duty power supplies and many high power matrix drivers used in Plasma sets.

The description sounds like the noises are very loud. It is normal with any of these TV sets, if you put your ear right up to the back of the set at the vent holes you will hear some noises. These would be some acoustic harmonics from the power supplies and related circuits.

I am wondering if it is possible that there is something that is becoming less stable. If the set is working very well without any failure, so-far this is a very good sign. Before it gets to be a problem, I would have this checked.

On many models of these sets, they use fans for cooling specific areas. A bad fan can cause noise.


Jerry G.



Apr 13, 2008 | Panasonic 50 in. Plasma TV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Harman Kardon SoundSticks Computer Speakers Logo

512 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Harman Kardon Audio Players & Recorders Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Carlos L. Burgos
Carlos L. Burgos

Level 2 Expert

604 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

71611 Answers

Are you a Harman Kardon Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...