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    Default Fed up of ground loops.

    I hear that stupid buzzing from the speakers when the volume is real low or between songs. It is now driving me crazy because I am focusing on it.

    My new mission........get rid of the freakin' buzzing.

    I've read up on this some time ago, but forgot where. Now I'm turning to the forum for assistance....I need tips, gadgets, gizmos...whatever it takes to get rid of this crap!

    Please help!!

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    SAE 8000 Tuner, SAE C102 C-Deck, SAE Mk IM Pre-Amp, SAE 1800 P-Metric EQ, SAE 2800 P-Metric EQ, SAE 5000A, 2-SAE 4000 X-Over, SAE Mk IVDM 100 wpc, 3-SAE 2400 200 wpc, SAE 2500 300 wpc, 3-BOSE 1801 250 wpc, 3-Sony CX455, Sony S550, Akai 400D reel to reel, Denon 3910, EMOTIVA MMC-1, MSB LINK DAC III, 1-Technics SL-1100 t-table, 2-HTS 3500 MK2, 2-SVS 20-29, POLK SDA SRS, 2.3tl, 3.1 tl, CSi5, FXi5.
    Maybe it's time to start downsizing.
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    I've actually stopped now at 9 amplifiers....so no more upsizing. However, there is no intention to downsize at this time.

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    Maybe it's time to start downsizing.
    Blasphemy! lol

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    Unhook your cable connection first (if you have one); that's the BIGGEST offender on the ground loop hum front...let us know if that helps.
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    I had the same issues,although I don't use a cable coax,it's installed very close to the electrical outlet.

    Checked the Dish outside,and no ground wire...had an installer properly ground it,and the ground loop hum is still there,but not near as audible as before.

    Might be worth looking into,if you have CATV hookups anywhere close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    Maybe it's time to start downsizing.
    ya think?? all this gear, kinda Kabuki

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV#27 View Post
    Great article.

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    easy fix. I had the same problem. Goto Radio Shack and get their "Ground Loop Isolator". Cost me $17.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shicks18 View Post
    easy fix. I had the same problem. Goto Radio Shack and get their "Ground Loop Isolator". Cost me $17.
    I'd need about 200 of those things with my setup.

    Joe
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