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garciab's Avatar garciab
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I admire and advocate humor in most cases. I feel often enough some of mine gets lost in translation, but regardless I enjoy a good laugh just about anytime. Ive gotten some great ROFL's off this site over the last year.

I chuckle every time I read the comment about European models in your sig.
beastaudio's Avatar beastaudio
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I chuckle every time I read the comment about European models in your sig.

Haha, I chuckled first time I saw that in my AVR's manual and just knew it had to go in the sig. All too appropriate!!! thx
Warpdrv's Avatar Warpdrv
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05-04-2012 | Posts: 7,350
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Can you pull the driver and put some shielding around it.

There was a reason there used to be shielded speakers back when CRT TV's were the norm.

Perhaps worth giving it a try.
Bill Fitzmaurice's Avatar Bill Fitzmaurice
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There was a reason there used to be shielded speakers back when CRT TV's were the norm.

To prevent color distortion on the CRT screen.
Warpdrv's Avatar Warpdrv
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10 years ago, I used to live in an apt, that butted up against the freeway....

Installed my ht system and was enjoying the first listening session, when all of a sudden ---- my speakers maxed out with the sound of ---- wait for it....

Truck drivers on their CB's.... clear as day at 100db's....
Scared the *#$& outta me...

My speaker wires were picking up the CB's like an antenna, with their gains...
I ended up running the speaker wires through some 1/2" conduit and problem solved....

Obviously not the same here, but a lesson learned...
s_carter's Avatar s_carter
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05-04-2012 | Posts: 352
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probably just a ghost haunting your house - no biggie.
Fatshaft's Avatar Fatshaft
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11-01-2014 | Posts: 1,467
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OK...I just had to revive this thread cause I finally found the problem
Maybe this might help someone later on...

I have since tried everything. Had mediums come to my place = No ghosts
placed garlic in every corner of the house = No cure
No electricity close by my house...dug all around my house...no bones. no electrical wires anywhere.

Had scientists come to my house...they did tests for 3 days and couldn't find anything...

All kidding aside. I finally found the problem.
I decided to remove the ground connection to my water pipe and BINGO no more humming in my speaker (When speaker IS NOT CONNECTED)
My right speaker is close (about a foot away) from the incoming city water pipe.

It's been disconnected for a few months now and NEVER got a hum since!
Samps's Avatar Samps
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11-02-2014 | Posts: 366
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If that was the ground for your main panel it's probably not a good idea to disconnect it. You should look into that before you burn up all your electronics or your house down.
cw5billwade's Avatar cw5billwade
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Agree that is very bad you need to see if the power entry panel by the meter has a grounding rod or if that wire ran too the power entry panel
kingpin111's Avatar kingpin111
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