I turned on my speakers recently to discover I was hearing County 102.5 (I live in Boston) coming faintly through on my speakers with a substantial amount of humming as well. I can play my own iTunes loud enough to get over it, but what the hell? Why are my speakers channelling a horrible radio station?
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my friends dental work in her mouth enabled her to hear music through her head due to the dissimilar metals in the dental work. I have heard mixed reviews for dell speaker sets which may or may NOT be actual dell equipment, you can try opening the amp box and lining it with tin foil, that may help, if its under warranty send it back. In the auto industry something like this would be called a monday(hangover) production, whereas something produced mid week would be of much higher fit and finish. ridiculous but that kind of stuff still happens..
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That means that if too much power is going to the speaker or extraneous signals are being picked up by the wiring, it can come through the speakers as static. Stopping static requires finding and eliminating that extra electricity from transmitting through your speakers.
If you're still hearing distortion, turn down the volume on your amplifier until the distortion goes away. If the volume is too low to be easily heard, the problem may be that your amplifier produces too much power for your speakers to handle or that your amp and speakers have different impedance ratings.
Use a 8.5 feet(102 inches) That would be the size of this whip. One thing to do put it up high in the air in 15,30,45 feet lengths. Have heavy grounding like 4 metal rods drove into earth 6 ft. use a tower and also ground it to a big metal filing cabinet or water pipes. I found that your Electric meter box is grounded real well. Use big low loss coaxial 50 ohm in the lengths 9,18,27,36. Your hearing is through sometimes ground planes. Lets say you use a tower or Tv pole 30 feet. Mount your 102" in. whip on top- seperate it from 4 ground prongs by rigging PVC pipe in between. Make 4 Ground planes about 5 feet go out North,East,South,West. Run 30 feet of coax to your house. It should pick up better an transmit better. Check SWR (1.5 or so) SWR Varies 1.1-2.1 ratios. I never had no problems talking on mine 5 to 30 miles away. Turn up receive inside radio. Its near front ; may be white variable or chrome with screwdriver slot. Take speaker side off and look near left handside front when radio is upside down.
If you live within the United States, you may be able to go to BestBuy or Radio Shack to get a similar power cord that will power your speaker system. Just try to get an idea of the shape of the connector.
Well, sometimes these components can act like antennas. Do you live near a radio or tv station antenna? Or near a highway, or where truckers are near...might be CB'ers. Also, sometimes, in older houses with 2-prong only AC wall sockets. Also, yo don't want your speakers too close to your own TV, or cell phone, or computer itself, as this can cause interference to get into your speakers. Just some ideas.
You may be now living too close to a radio station. Sometimes when this is the situation, anything electronic gear plugged into a wall socket can act like an antenna, thus receiving signals from local radio stations.
No solution I'm afraid! I have exactly the same problem! Did you work out how to fix it or what? This happened to our radio yesterday and I've pushed every button I can to try and sort it. I know the speaker works and is connected because I can hear a faint buzzing sound when the radio is switched on.