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Speaker crackling - philips wac 700 main unit

Hi ihave the philips wac700 and my speakers on the main unit are crackling, whether im listening to the radio, hd, or cddoes anyone know if these speakers can be repaired or replaced ? all the other stations are fine

thanks karren

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  • phil180861 Jan 12, 2009

    Smiler problem,however I have a buzz (low and in the background) on all media,volume up and buzz stays at the same level,vol off and buzz goes!

    Philips claim they have never heard of it,however many blogs online.

    Philips think it is mains hum and was advised to try another socket and if no joy try an other house.

    I did and no joy,philips advised it would be 200 euros to have a look at it.

    This is where I am at the moment.

    Any suggestions?

    PS the WAC 700 has been as good as gold for the two years I have had it,this problem has just occurred,this is my only problem with this device.

  • chrisfleming Feb 28, 2009

    exactly the same problem,low buzzing in the background.Too complicated to download updates.Phillips forget it ! I'm off to buy a Sony



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SOURCE: Center Speaker Audio Very Distorted

Love your screen name.

You didn't say what, if anything, preceded the appearance of the problem. There might be a clue.

Can you describe the distortion? Is it excessively bassy? If so, is it happening on all sources?

I'm assuming this is a modern digital receiver that is capable of many soundfield simulations as well as native Dolby Digital, DTS, multi-channel. If so we can use a stereo source and through simulation redirect some of it to the center speaker.

Using one of your receiver's many multi-channel simulation modes, put in a CD or tune an FM station and use it to diagnose the problem during later steps.

If it's only a single source and that source uses individual analog channel RCA cables, swap in another one or temporarily move the Center Channel feed to one of the other channels to see if it's before the receiver (in the source).or inside the receiver.

For multiple sources:

Is your Center speaker defined properly as Large or Small in the receiver's setup menu?The size refers mostly to the bass-handling capacities of all your speakers rather than their physical size. Speakers designated as 'Small' will not be sent much in the way of bass because they can't handle it well. The LFE/subwoofer channel(s) will get all the bass that was intended for them instead.

If you have a Small speaker improperly defined as Large it may be getting bass that it can't handle and that might sound like distortion. Having a Large speaker defiend as Small would result in less bass than expected but otherwise 'clean' sound.

Check the speaker setup in the menu for excessive volume level relative to the others. There is usually a calibration procedure the receiver will use to help you adjust the subjective voume of each speaker using white noise or tones.

Hope this helps.

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