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Static while adjusting volume on Cambridge SoundWorks model twelve

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If the volume is controlled with a mechanical volume control, usually a knob you turn or a slider you move, the problem is the volume control device (potentiameter) needs to be cleaned. That requires special cleaning chemicals most people do not have in their home. You would need to take it in to be serviced. This is a very inexpensive repair. Normally only costing about $50 to $75.

If it has electronic controlled volume like a button you press then it will still need to be serviced, but this is an unlikely case with static in volume when using the volume control.

If I can be more help let me know.

Dave

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

  • Fred Jan 16, 2013

    Dave, Imy volume is at a all time HIGH and will not adjust down. Does this also mean the control device needs attention. If so where would u suggest performing the repair or is it something I can perform?

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