crackling speakers

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  1. Rokusaburo macrumors member

    Rokusaburo

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    Hey gang,
    I've got my Sony stereo hooked up to my Mac Pro for sound, although lately, the speakers have been crackling/popping (can't really explain the sound).

    This happens several time a day, either when soemthing or nothing is playing.

    The stereo is a previous model of these --> http://www.sony.com.au/homecinema/catalog/product.jsp?categoryId=22043

    Does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. Jessy macrumors regular

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    How do you have it hooked up? Are you using the TOSlink connection?

    Edit: Nevermind, I actually checked out the link and highly doubt any version of this system ever utilized optical cables.
     
  3. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Did it start to happen after the 10.4.10 update? If so, many people, including myself, are having their speakers crackle/pop on them. No fix yet. :(
     
  4. Rokusaburo thread starter macrumors member

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    No, It was happening before, unfortunately.
     
  5. Jessy macrumors regular

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    Is it completely random, or does it happen mainly when you put the computer to sleep or wake it up?

    Also, please let us know how you have it hooked up. I am assuming you are using the 1/8 in. line out jack on the back of the Mac Pro. I used to have to sometimes use the jack on my Macbook Pro, because Stepmania's audio programming is garbage, and I'd have the issues you mentioned. However, there is no line out on those computers. It is a headphone jack.
     
  6. j0ebeer macrumors member

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    Count me in on the ones affected by 10.4.10. Mine are cracking too. Make's using instant messenger quite annoying.
     
  7. Rokusaburo thread starter macrumors member

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    It's basically completely random. Every now and then, I'll just hear a "pop". Also, the volume of the noise varies (it can get pretty loud), but its usually fairly soft.

    Btw, I've got it hooked up using the analogue stereo line-out on the Mac Pro.
     
  8. jimedit1 macrumors member

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    do you have some kind of cell phone or wireless signal in the room?... that'll do it too.
     
  9. Rokusaburo thread starter macrumors member

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    I've got a mobile phone and a wireless mouse + internet (if they count?), but I had these before the problem started happening...
     
  10. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Is your Mac grounded in the powersocket and your stereo isn't? Or the other way around? Or are they both not grounded? How did you connect your Mac to your stereo? What kind of cable? Probably a headphone plug to RCA? If so, then you probably have a discharge of an electric charge from you Mac onto you stereo.
     
  11. Rokusaburo thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, my Mac is grounded, but my stereo isn't. And I'm using a headphone plug to headphone plug cable (it's actually a headphone plug to headphone socket cable, extended with a headphone plug to headphone plug cable, as a single cable wasn't long enough).
     

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