Crackling coming from speakers...

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  1. Lateralus

    Lateralus New Member

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    I have Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 and a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card and I get some crackling coming from the speakers. Latest drivers are installed for the sound card as well, ideas?
     
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    blinka Nobody Does it Better Than Me

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    I had a similar problem. It was really pissing me off because I have a high quality audio card/studio monitor setup and it was still making the crackling noise. I read somewhere that certain sound cards are susceptible to this kind of noise if they are in close proximity to the network card. When I checked I saw that my network card and soundcard were side-by-side in the PCI slots. I moved them apart (as far as I could) and the crackling went away. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Lateralus

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    Well I know its not the network card because my mobo has built in LAN, but it could be my graphics card, I followed the directions and skipped a slot between the graphics card and sound card, but I guess I'll drop it down on more slot and see if it goes away, thanks.
     
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    Test your speakers on another device too.
     
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    could be the cable.
     
  6. Lateralus

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    I thought about that too, but it seems to only be a problem on some songs and never on any games.
     
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    beave Housin Beers & Buildin Dams

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    make sure the connections from the speakers to the sub are all in nicely
     
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    could be clipping then...
     
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    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    Crackling? Not likely, it is probably a driver problem. I had a sound card that would crackle when running certain applications or even when the computer was bogged down. I tried many different drivers and could not remedy the problem. Maybe your situation is different though, so try some newer or older drivers.
     
  10. ChatChai

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    electrical/magnetic interferance. Now all electrical devices in theory can cause this so it may be hard to pinpoint what may be the problem. Common ones that I have seen are wireless access points and cell phones. This can be from current cable wires also being bad or other devices. Or you can just have bad speakers. Have you tried using different speakers if you have them available?
     
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    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    By bad, I assume you mean broken, as the Promedias are quality speakers.
     
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    I'm thinking it might be the wiring but I'm going to try all the options mentioned and see what my results are. Klipsch does sell Monster Cables wires for the Pro Media's so maybe I should upgrade to those.
     
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    stoliohranj beautiful fucking tits man

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    is it the same songs all the time? if so, sounds like bad mp3s. especially if its never in games
     
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    That's what I thought, the majority of songs sound perfect and games have no issues at all. Its probably just shitty recordings of songs.
     
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    stoliohranj beautiful fucking tits man

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    yeah, i wouldn't spend money on new cables and such if its only ahppening of the same songs every time.
     
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    Yes...bad...meaning broken.
     
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    You won't hear any difference between the cables. You could try shielded cables, but I'm 99% sure that won't change anything either. I really think it is some sort of software conflict. Try the onboard sound card and see if it still happens.
     
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    Well I came to the conclusion that its just certain MP3's, the majority play perfect so I'm not going to worry about, thanks all.
     

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