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    hey guys might be a stupid question to some but somehow my speaker got a louder hissing sound now after a week use and its kinda of annoying...is this normal or what? im using polk RTi4 R30 and onkyo 8011 receiver with monster cables...and using them for my computer musics..any help or suggestion would be great thanks

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    10 to 1 it's something with your "computer musics."
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    well now i bi-wired them and the hissing is calmer now...but F1nut i was talking about the hissing when its not playing anything

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    Try disconnecting the audio input from the computer on the receiver. If the buzzing continues, the problem is somewhere between the amp and speakers. If the buzzing stops, the problem is with your computer's sound card. A lot of cheap sound cards (or ones that are integrated with your motherboard) will hiss when they're not playing music. If this is the case, the only way to fix your buzzing would be to get a new, higher quality sound card.
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    Sorry, I should have spelled it out, thanks to Jarro for doing so. Another excellent choice in my book is to forget the sound card/computer music thing and get a real CD player.
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    If it is the computer, one way you can reduce the hiss is to double click on the speaker icon, options, properties, hit recording, ok, then deselect all the inputs that you're not using or bring down their volume sliders. That'll bring down your noise floor in a big way.
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    this is an add on question but im a newbie so this might be a dumb question...i read that a seperate amplifier would have better sound than a reciever...so can i just use an amplifier instead of a reciever to get sound from my computer to the speaker and would it sound better? im thinking of replacing the onkyo 8011 for a Onkyo M-282 amplifier to use with my RTi4...or if you have any suggestion please help im trying to get the best sound possible thanks

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    A receiver consists of a tuner, pre amp and amp in one box, so compromises are made to fit all 3 in the box. With separates you don't have the same restrictions. Now, to your question....if your receiver has pre outs then you can add a separate amp and use the receiver as a pre amp. If you don't have pre outs then you will need a separate pre amp too. Again, I would suggest you get a CD player to replace your computer as a source. At this point, with your given problem, that would be your best upgrade, IMO.
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    well i do have a cd player its just that the computer has space to keep everything and easier to access rather then having to change cds all the time...but ill guess ill stick to cd for now until i find a better solution...

    but i also got another receiver today.. the onkyo 8211 o man it sounds so different from the 8011....i think the 8011 sounds better cause the 8211 has to much bass but im a newbie so what do i know but are there any different between the 2? i read the onkyo site and they both have exactly the same specs but the 8211 sounds so muddy...if this dont change or "breakin in" as you guys call it i think i have to return it...anyone has the same problem with this receiver??

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    You have much to learn young Grasshopper. You're never going to get "the best sound possible" from a computer file.

    There are sound differences between all pieces of gear. Specs really don't mean much in respect to how a piece will sound, as you've just found out. Welcome to the crazy world of audio. :D
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