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Speakers shut off

My speakers shut off alot when I'm playing music. I hear a pop then my control pod shuts off, but the subwoofer remains on. I just hit the power button to turn it back on. Its been doing it alot more lately, what could be the cause? It sometmes shuts off when im not even playing anything.

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Re: Speakers shut off

This may be due to a short in the wire or and lose wire in side. The reason the base stay on,it plug to the wall and the speakers our plug to it.

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Now, to your question, you will not have 5.1 "surround sound" effect with standard sound card, standard sound card will provide only three speakers sound, rear speakers will not connect but bass should be hear. Please switvh power off to the speakers and disconnect all cables from spaekers and connect them for best quality as follows:

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8. Increase sound volume on front/rear speakers as required.

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