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Hissing Sound in Creative SBS 560 5.1 Speakers

I just bought a Creative SBS 560 5.1 speaker set. There is a very harsh hissing sound coming from all the speakers. Also within one minute of starting the speakers, there is a very harsh disturbance which blocks out all the music that is playing and continues for about 5 seconds even after the speakers are switched off. Please advise on the solution.

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  • metalbandit Jun 13, 2008

    I have tried both Sound Blaster Live ! well as the onboard sound with Realtek AC'97 drivers. The same problem persists. The board is an ASUS A7N8X-VM 400 with AMD Athlon XP 2400+. The operating system is Windows XP SP2.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    What is the make and model of the sound card these speakers are connected to?

    What operating system are you using?



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Have you check to see if you have the correct driver for the sound card. I know for fact that when reload some mother board that have a build in sound card that carries AC97 drivers it will install or download the AC97 driver with no problem,and no error and it will not work because the driver needs to be upgrade. You might need to get a new sound card. simple and done. Or go through the trouble to find the correct AC97 driver.

good luck

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Its not the drivers, its the control module. They were built ****. I ran into the same issue. It will hum and pop and click. Literally if you take the volume control and tap it a few times against your desk it will go away. But its a temporary fix, it will continue to act up. I know this is an old post but im contacting creative to see if i can order a new control module.

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