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Ok this is starting to get annoying...there's a very faint pink noise sounding static coming from all 5 speakers it doesn't seem to get louder with volume until i hit boost mode, then it really gets loud. I've checked all connections several times and everything seems fine. Is the speaker wire just low quality or something? I noticed it's like WAAY too stiff compared to other speaker wire, which leads me to believe that it's not good quality.

So...any ideas on how to fix this problem?
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post #2 of 18
Could be a drivers issue... Check on creative to get the latest for your card... then Check your equalizer... most of the static could be comming from bad settings.
if that doesn't work, plug the speakers into another outlet... a seperate one cuz those suckers eat a lot of power and it might not be getting enough.

Off topic: You live in Sac? hehe i'm in Fair oaks... not to far!
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Honest question: what is "pink noise"? And "white noise" too? I've heard both terms, haven't the slightest idea what they mean?
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Pink noise or 1/f noise is a signal or process with a frequency spectrum such that the power spectral density is proportional to the reciprocal of the frequency. The name arises from being intermediate between white noise (1/f0) and red noise (1/f2, more commonly known as Brownian noise. Its complicated lol...
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Originally Posted by BabyHerc View Post
Honest question: what is "pink noise"? And "white noise" too? I've heard both terms, haven't the slightest idea what they mean?
Pink noise is the same thing you get with a TV channel that's not a channel at all over the air....just the fuzzy white stuff. The noise on said channel is pink noise. White noise, I don't remember what that is.
 
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post #6 of 18
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The equalizer is on flat...so i don't think that's it. I have the latest drivers, and the speakers have their own outlet. I mean...it's only audible when i basically put my ear in the speaker, unless it's on boost...then it's audible. You think a little bit of sound is normal? My x-230s never did it though...
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post #7 of 18
Has it always been like this? Or is this soemthing new?

-Dirty connections.
-Soundcard receiving interference from Videocard or PSU.
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post #8 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Truambitionz View Post
Has it always been like this? Or is this soemthing new?

-Dirty connections.
-Soundcard receiving interference from Videocard or PSU.
It's always been like this...that's why i was thinking it may have had something to do with the speaker wire, which i think looks and feels really cheap.
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post #9 of 18
What exactly is Pink Noise? Is it White Noise's feminine cousin?
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post #10 of 18
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Actually...could it be my overclock that is doing it? I'm not at my sig rig right now or i'd test it out. Could my CPU and GPU OC possibly be causing my problem?
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