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    Default My solution to clicking and popping sound coming from all speakers!!

    I recently purchased a Pair of LSi15's and an Emotiva UPA-200 to push them. Because I added something new to my A/V tower I decided to reorganize my wires and cords also to clean everything behind the tower. Well once I got everything hooked up I put on some music and things were working great. About a week after I put in The Dark Knight Rises and right at the beginning I started to to get loud popping and clicking coming from all speakers. I turned it down and checked the receiver to make sure everything was connected right. Than went back to the movie about an 1hr in same popping and clicking. Well at this point I thought it was a speaker wire since I moved stuff around something may have come loose. I re-striped all the wires and made sure no little strays were coming out did the same on the speaker side. This did not work and for the last 2 weeks I have been going through every solution I could think of. I was sure it was not the speakers because it was coming from all of them but I started to think it was the receiver. Than it hit me I was just staring at my A/V tower trying to think what the hell it could be and I relized I moved the damn surge protector right under the last rack in the tower. That is where the receiver sits. lo and behold the solution to my problem was interference from the surge because it was to close to the receiver. The A/V tower shelves are glass so it does not block anything. Since moving the surge protector no popping or clicking. Thank god because I really did not want to send anything in for repairs. I understand this my be something that gets talked about a lot but I just wanted to post my solution just in case someone is having the same problem.
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    What is the brand and model of your surge protector?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    What is the brand and model of your surge protector?
    +1. I too am curious. I have owned a number of different surge protection/line conditioning products over the years, had them located above, below, and side-by-side with other gear, and never encountered such a problem.
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    That is strange, but since I've been reading posts here, I've read about a lot of strange occurances. Can't think of any reason that a surge protector would emit that kind of noise, especially if it is also a conditioner. I think at the very least, I would check the socket where the surge protecter is plugged in at. Seen a number of times where the plug,and light switches are going bad, and caused problems like this. Just a suggestion. I would probably go as far as replacing the recipticle, just to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    What is the brand and model of your surge protector?
    Cheep Belkin BP112230-08. I have been looking for something better like a power conditioner but I am new to stuff like that still need to do my homework when it comes to powering/protecting my gear. It has been over 5 days and no problems since moving the surge P. Just watched Expendables 2 on Blu and not one pop.
    F:L/R LSi 15
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    SurBack: LSi 9's
    Sub: Modded PSW1000
    Sony STR-DA4400ES
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpf65 View Post
    That is strange, but since I've been reading posts here, I've read about a lot of strange occurances. Can't think of any reason that a surge protector would emit that kind of noise, especially if it is also a conditioner. I think at the very least, I would check the socket where the surge protecter is plugged in at. Seen a number of times where the plug,and light switches are going bad, and caused problems like this. Just a suggestion. I would probably go as far as replacing the recipticle, just to be safe.
    you are probably right I have been wanting to improve a lot of things in this old 1990 house. The reason I don't is because I am renting and am leaving to FL in a few months. The newer house I am looking at will have a whole house surge solution and should have better outlets all around. When I get there I will be investing in a power conditioner.
    F:L/R LSi 15
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    SurBack: LSi 9's
    Sub: Modded PSW1000
    Sony STR-DA4400ES
    Emotiva UPA-200 W/Black Trim
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    Samsung PN58A650 Plasma
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    Trust me on this one. Builders and contractors really cut costs on electrical recepticle, switches, and HVAC. They also like to go to the minimum on wire. Take $10 dollars and change the recepticle(s) you'll be using for you electronics, and change the recepticle right away. Big difference between the $1 one and $10 one.

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    *Cheap* not cheep. My bad doing all this from my phone
    F:L/R LSi 15
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    SurBack: LSi 9's
    Sub: Modded PSW1000
    Sony STR-DA4400ES
    Emotiva UPA-200 W/Black Trim
    Emotiva XPA-3 W/Black Trim
    Samsung PN58A650 Plasma
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    Cheep Belkin BP112230-08.
    The only stuff inside one of those are MOV's and they wouldn't cause the issue you described. Perhaps the AVR plug wasn't making solid contact as I can see a number of the plugs in your picture are not in all the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    The only stuff inside one of those are MOV's and they wouldn't cause the issue you described. Perhaps the AVR plug wasn't making solid contact as I can see a number of the plugs in your picture are not in all the way.
    Can't believe that was right in front of me and I missed it. That makes more sense. Thanks! Any recommendations as to what I should be using?
    F:L/R LSi 15
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    SurBack: LSi 9's
    Sub: Modded PSW1000
    Sony STR-DA4400ES
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    Samsung PN58A650 Plasma
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    This is what I use for my A/V equipment:

    TRIPP LITE SMART1500LCDT

    http://www.tripplite.com/en/products...xtModelID=5325

    Not cheap, but I'd rather have more protection than less considering the cost of all of the attached equipment.
    Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSi15 x 2
    Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiC
    Rear Speakers: Polk Audio LSiF/X x 2
    Subwoofers: Polk Audio PSW505 x 2
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    I thought about a UPS but I didn't want to deal with worrying about going over its rated power so I went with this instead

    http://www.panamax.com/Products/A-V-...nts/MR4300.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by nme medic View Post
    Can't believe that was right in front of me and I missed it. That makes more sense. Thanks! Any recommendations as to what I should be using?
    PS Audio, Shunyata and SurgeX all make excellent units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    PS Audio, Shunyata and SurgeX all make excellent units.
    I got the SurgeX SA966. One of the Cheaper ones they sell. I have to save up a little longer to get something better than this they are expensive. Well at least its better than the Belkin.
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    F:L/R LSi 15
    Cen: LSiC
    Sur: LSi FX
    SurBack: LSi 9's
    Sub: Modded PSW1000
    Sony STR-DA4400ES
    Emotiva UPA-200 W/Black Trim
    Emotiva XPA-3 W/Black Trim
    Samsung PN58A650 Plasma
    Plasma TV Wall Unit SKU: SH-CAESAR-WU

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