Altec Lansing FX6021 - BUZZING

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  1. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

    2contagious

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    hey everybody =)

    does your Altec Lansing FX6021 subwoofer also have the buzzing noise? :confused:

    bye,
    chris.
     
  2. ncalmark macrumors newbie

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    Altec Lansing 6021 buzz

    If you have a GSM cell phone anywhere near them (4-5 feet), they'll buzz like a banshee, as will any speaker. GSM radio frequencies wreak havoc on virtually all speakers, except those that have special shielding like the ones built using the "works with iPhone" logo. AT&T phones use GSM & I believe T-Mobile as well. Sprint/Nextel use CDMA, which doesn't interfere nearly as much.
     
  3. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    I don't hear any buzzing, but I do hear the constant hiss.
     
  4. 2contagious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    mh I have both a slight hiss and a loud annoying buzz. (no cell phone buzz.. a buzz that comes from the back of the subwoofer)

    anyone else got that problem?
     
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Mine are silent when there's no output from my Mac. Are all your wires plugged in fully? Maybe try jiggling them.

    I leave my cell on my desk right next to my Mac and a little over a foot from the right satellite and get no noises from it (but I do if I point the phone right at the speaker) and my subwoofer is under the desk on the left.
     
  6. 2contagious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already checked that, but it can't be the cables.. I unplugged everything but the subwoofer.. to see if it really comes from the sub or from the cables or the speakers.. and the subwoofer was still buzzing (plugged in, but turned off.. without any speakers or control panel)

    so I guess I'll be sending them back to get my money back and stick with my old Cambridge Soundworks system..
     

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