Speakers crackling and making a 'clicking' sound when volume high
I have had my PC about 18 months; when I first bought it I purchased some Advent speakers for it. These worked ok at first. I stored the PC away (disconnecting everything) when I wnt on holiday. When I connected it all together again, the speakers were making a loud clicking noise. I discovered that if I turned down the main volume, the clicking stopped but the speakers still crackled. I presumed the speakers were at fault so bought some new ones recently. To my dismay the new speakers were doing exactly the same thing. I am now thinking that the sound card could be the problem (Realtek HD audio). However, in Device Manager there is no problem indicated. Please help, I don't know what to do. Thanks.
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The cable you are using to connect to the speakers could be duff or the connectors could just be dirty. clean the connectors and push it in and out of the socket repeadedly to ensure you have a good connection. Or you could try a different cable.
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Lol. Any sparks flying and smoke and funny electrical fire smell? If not, have you played the volume at max and turned up the equalizer bass very high? Might be you popped one or both speakers. (I did that once so I have to only use one speaker or it sounds like crackling garbage). If that isn't it, might be motherboard's sound chip might be fried. You'll need to be a bit more specific in order for us to help you. <:0)
Lol. Any sparks flying and smoke and funny electrical fire smell? If
not, have you played the volume at max and turned up the equalizer bass
very high? Might be you popped one or both speakers. (I did that once so
I have to only use one speaker or it sounds like crackling garbage). If
that isn't it, might be motherboard's sound chip might be fried. You'll
need to be a bit more specific in order for us to help you. <:0)
I do also get this same issue, They were working just fine, and 4 or 5 months ago, the right speaker crackles, if i unplug the right speaker all is fine. But as soon as I plug the right speaker in, i get a cracking sound. Have you solved this ussue?
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall both the sound drivers and the sound card make sure you have both of these devices backed up to a disc before uninstalling a yellow? question mark means you need to install/update driver to do this right click to install driver also click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall drivers click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settingsthere also click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar if his does not fix the problem
have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer hope this helps
I have a Korg C-15s and also experiencing loud crackling sounds when I turn it on. The problems seems to be either the sliding volume control or the amplifier itself. Honestly though, I believe the issue is the volume control. I opened my piano to get a closer look and attempted to clean the contacts on the volume. Unfortunately after cleaning the contacts, the crackling sounds became somewhat worse. After I turn the piano on, the volume control is generally rendered useless......volume set to low volume and the noise is quite loud and other times the volume control is set high and get very low volume crackling noise. No real consistency. The noise does diminish after a few minutes but so does the piano sounds to an inaudible level. There were a couple of instances where I turned it on and surprising enough, no no noise and perfect sound. For these reasons I believe the issue is within the volume control and not so much the amplifier. I have an electronics background and noticed that the volume control is very unique in design and is not something that can be substituted with another volume control from other sources.
My recommendation is to check the sound quality of the audio from the RCA L/R audio outs on rear of the piano by connecting to a stereo receiver. If it sounds fine you're in luck. If the crackling sound does not diminish after a few minutes like mine does, I would suggest disconnecting the internal speakers and using the audio out only. You can connect a pair of studio monitors or high quality computer speakers, preferably with a small subwoofer to deliver the full audio range and deeper tone of a real piano. I'm currently using a basic pair of Logitech computer speakers and is quite acceptable until I can afford a high quality set of monitors or relocate my piano closer to my high quality Yamaha receiver.
well firstly check all your cables, or your volume control because some people dont check if it's muted or not, if not go to start-right click my computer-props-device manager and make sure you have no yellow simple next to anything if you have you need to find the right driver for your sound card, do the same click the driver with the yellow symbol, right click, props, go to driver details and coppy the name in of the driver by ctrl c, firstly highlighting it, then paste into google and you should have you driver :)