View Full Version : Distortion!!
12-17-2002, 07:59 PM
In desparate need of help:
I'm a newbie @ home theatre systems. I'm 99% certain my connections (all monster cable) are correct.
Denon AVR-1803 receiver w/optical to my DVD
Polk Tower fronts (rt600s)
Cerwin-Vega Center (E-75C)
Polk sub (250)
Polk bookshelf surrounds (rti28s).
Problem is this: Everything sounds great except that I'm getting distortion from the 28s when I play DVD's. As everything is new (or almost new), I'm at a loss!
Anyone have any suggestions?? :confused:
12-17-2002, 08:04 PM
Are the speakers set to large or small?
12-17-2002, 08:15 PM
the 600s are set to LARGE, the 28s are set to SMALL.
12-17-2002, 09:47 PM
12-17-2002, 10:15 PM
I am running the same reciver w/RT35I rear surrounds - if the gain for the rear is set to max +12 then there is a small amount of noise present from the rear surrounds. Check your settings.
12-17-2002, 10:23 PM
How loud you running them suckers?
The 28's are plugged into the rear surround channel right? What level are they set at on the receiver? +1? +4? Does it happen with all movies? All DSP modes (DTS/DD/Etc)?
12-17-2002, 10:29 PM
Yes, it happens in all modes, and I've gone as far as setting them as low as -3.
Ok well I'm stumped. What do you mean by distortion?
12-18-2002, 12:51 AM
There's a buzzing in the speaker. Sometimes a crackling. Rarely (almost never) crystal clear sound. Now
I'm not an audiophile, so I don't have through the moon expectations, but I know something isn't right here.
Now I just took the speakers and ran them as the fronts and still have the distortion. Should I assume that
SOMEHOW I got a bum pair of speakers???
12-18-2002, 01:01 AM
that would be my guess. take em back and get some new ones
12-18-2002, 01:08 AM
I just tried them as the only speakers on my old sony receiver (not THAT old--a 1999 model), and still
have this buzzing and clipping--mostly in the lower frequencies.
12-18-2002, 08:54 AM
Take 'em back and get a new set.
12-18-2002, 12:42 PM
Ugh--was really hoping to avoid that but I think you guys are right. Thanks for everyone's time and advice.
12-19-2002, 12:31 AM
sound like they are blown to me
12-19-2002, 01:33 PM
Alright--so I returned them no problem. Got the new speakers hom and they sound amazing! Thanks everyone for their help!
12-19-2002, 04:43 PM
strange that both of them would be blown, but i guess it could happen. glad your new set sounds amazing. like polks are suppose to.
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