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post #1 of 10
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Hello OCN

i seem to have a problem here

when ever i turn my fan on, or a light, or the washing machine, it makes my speakers pop

Logitech X-530s 5.1 (got em today for xmas very happy with em)

they don't do this as much as my old Logitech 2.1 speakers

seems to only happen in my room
in my mums room the speakers are not affected at all (the 2.1 ones)
but they are in my room - hence why she got them speakers
i used to assume it was the speakers - but now i realize that its something to do with the house wiring, anyway to solve this
post #2 of 10
Have you tried to plug the speakers into a different outlet and/or a surge protector?
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post #3 of 10
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yea i have, they still do the same thing in every wall outlet or surge protector :S

but it only happens if i switch on a light, or use the washing machine, or switch on my fan

only things connected to the Surge protector are: the tower, the lcd, and my speakers
so there isnt any stress going to it

they are compleatly fine, and clear no sound problems, unless i turn on a light etc as said above and it will crackle/pop when i do that then go back to normal

its annoying but these x-530 speakers have more protection then my old ones because my old ones used to continue crackeling/poping while they were on but my x-530s only do it when they are being turned on (the action turning on of the light switch) then they go back to normal

(they work fine while the lights are on / off it its only when they are turned on/off that its affected)
post #4 of 10
It might be just too much stress on that part of the house. Is the washing machine on the same circuit breaker switch as the computer?
Edited by Zoki318 - 12/24/08 at 7:26pm
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post #5 of 10
check the ground and neutral wires in your main box...or have them checked..sometimes a loose ground,or neutral will cause this....you are talking high voltage from the main breaker...so be carefull.......
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Heh, mine do the same thing. It only happens when I turn on my heater that sucks 300watts...and the thing is smaller than my subwoofer...
    
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post #7 of 10
Typically your washer and dryer are put on a separate high voltage circuit, I don't understand how that could effect any other outlet...?
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post #8 of 10
if there is a loose ground,or neutral it can cause an arc in the box that you will get a feedback through the other lines....both ground and neutral go to the same bar in most boxes...all high voltage lugs get loose in time, this is a symptom of that...it really is as simple as using a screwdriver to tighten the lugs....but you better get the right ones....in the USA the code is green,or bare wire for ground,and white for neutral...your hot wire is black....leave those alone unless you are sure the power is off...
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post #9 of 10
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Hello OCN

i seem to have a problem here

when ever i turn my fan on, or a light, or the washing machine, it makes my speakers pop

Logitech X-530s 5.1 (got em today for xmas very happy with em)

they don't do this as much as my old Logitech 2.1 speakers

seems to only happen in my room
in my mums room the speakers are not affected at all (the 2.1 ones)
but they are in my room - hence why she got them speakers
i used to assume it was the speakers - but now i realize that its something to do with the house wiring, anyway to solve this
What you're experiencing is known as "dirty power" and is caused by all the items sharing power on the line. Nearly all of us have dirty power, but most people don't even realize it. In the high end audio world, items like Richard Gray's Power Supply are very common. Some go as far as not wanting to filter the power, but actually generate new power used exclusively for their audio and video. The downside is these items are extremely expensive and cost more than most of the home theater setups sold to the masses. With that said, there is a solution to your problem, but the cost is very high.

http://www.richardgrayspowercompany.com/Default.aspx

I have the RGPC Substation and can definitely hear the difference. The dynamic range is much higher.
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post #10 of 10
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so what you guys are saying is there is no cheap solution to fix this problem

at least it only happens when something is switched on, like a light switch
and not all the time , so its bearable

at least its just normal to get this

but these Logitech X-530s are awesome and are more well protected them my older speakers, so ill be ok
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