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Sound from 4 speakers cut off..

Just put together my z-5500 system and started to play music. everything worked fine for about 20 minutes, then all the sounds diminshed from 4 of the 5 speakers. Only the left front speaker is outputting full volume. the other four have minimal sound coming out of it with a bit of static. I can go to my soundcard configuration in the sound options in the control panel and test the speakers individually. When i test my front right speaker, sound comes out with a lot of static. i do this for 3-5 more times (with static diminishing each time) and full sound comes back to all of my speakers. After about another 30 minutes or so, same problem comes back. My sound card is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102012

anyone know what's wrong? help is much appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    ALL SOUND STOPED FROM MY SPEAKERS

  • crew_acg Dec 08, 2008

    I have encounters the same issue where only the left rear plays its true output while the others are diminished and/or static. The only trouble is that I don't use it with my computer, so it is not a sound card issue. The system was working fine before using a 3-to-1 headphone splitter from my iPod to the 3-wire connection to the control pod.

  • beecrcrateof Dec 12, 2008

    i have a pair of old memorex 305s old i know but i like them...they work for a few minutes the cut oout ...do i need a new amo or are the speaker fuses or coils ruined please help an tell me how to fix them thanks

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To troubleshoot a speaker system where sound is not issuing from all speakers, please do the following:

  1. Verify that all cables are plugged in correctly. Make sure the rear and/or center/sub audio cable is plugged in to the correct port. On most surround sound cards, the rear audio port is black, the front audio port is green, and the center/sub audio port is orange. If you do not have a surround sound card, make sure you obtain the proper adapter (discussed in the next paragraph) or use surround sound emulation if your speaker system offers it. If you are not sure if you have a surround sound card, please check with the manufacturer of your sound card for details.
  2. Make sure your sound card supports the same amount of channels as your speaker system contains. For 4.1 systems, it should have a front and rear speaker jack on the card. For 5.1 systems, the card should have a front, rear, and center/sub, output. The card should be properly installed and configured. Please contact your sound card manufacturer for details. If you do not have a surround sound capable sound card, you can use the source selector switch or the M3D button on the controller unit (if available). You can also use an adapter to split the signal for the front and rear speakers. This type of adapter is a 3.5mm male to 2-3.5mm female jacks. You can purchase this adapter at your local electronic store. Please refer to your manual if you do not know if your speaker system can emulate surround sound.
  3. Try connecting the speakers to a portable sound device such as a walkman or portable CD player. Plug the speakers into the headphone jack, but make sure the volume is lowered so the speakers are not over powered. You can do this for both the front, rear, center/sub speakers to verify that they work. If the speaker system works on the walkman, then you are experiencing a configuration issue with your sound card. Please contact your sound card manufacturer.
  4. Check the system Volume Control located in the System tray. Make sure that the volumes are at a reasonable level and are not checked for Muting.
Try these articles as well:

Manual

Setting up the Z5500 with PC, Mac, Xbox, Playstation, DVD Player, etc.

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