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Old 01-08-2014, 01:06 PM - Thread Starter
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so the issue:

My receiver goes in volume level from -80 to +16.5 I Don't need to play it loud as hell but when I turn it up to about -15 to -10 I start hearing crackle / pop / static scary sounds based on my hearing it sounds like it's coming from the tweeter.

now I just recently got this speaker I Don't remember the exact date probly less then a month ago. A guess i've made is maybe the speaker needs to be broken in before playing at higher levels..?? or maybe my receiver isn't very good. Maybe I'm not even supposed to play anything at -15 or higher.

Can someone give advice, a reply or comment about this. please.


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Old 01-10-2014, 02:36 AM - Thread Starter
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No response yet?

Is it possible that I was pushing the speaker too hard for what my receiver can output? Am I clipping or sending distorted signals, at the RX-V467 -10 volume?
It seems to be only the tweeter though.

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I dunno what just happened, someone posted and it disappeared

eagerly awaiting any responses.
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Bad sounds from the tweeter indicate either the amp is clipping or the tweeter is clipping or both. The cure is simple, don't turn it up so loud.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:23 AM - Thread Starter
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Bad sounds from the tweeter indicate either the amp is clipping or the tweeter is clipping or both. The cure is simple, don't turn it up so loud.

Thanks Bill,

If it's the receiver, I'm not too worried(as I may upgrade). If it were to be the speaker, I'd be more upset and worried, I've been thinking of getting two more for left and rights and after hearing the crackles/pops from the tweeter I Wasn't sure if I should . They're about 250 each on amazon but I Can get them for less on another site. I really like them as they can be used as an LCR speaker.

The one issue I've had so far is- I have the PA-8C above my monitor at my desk(it's sort of a HTR / Gaming setup) and I don't have a proper shelf setup to angle the speaker. It doesn't matter a WHOLE LOT but the speaker is definitely high for recliner use, it's proby 3-4 ft above listening height from the recliner(or seated level) and just above/infront of my head for gaming/desk chair use.

I've thought about putting a shelf up with some sort of angled wood with pads to adjust it and keep it griped on there properly.


if you or anyone has a suggestion for center speaker setups for more then just Movie use, at desk and in recliner, please reply

Thanks again Bill
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Does the static come from both speakers or just one?

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Does the static come from both speakers or just one?

what do you mean?

I only have One PA-8C
I tested the speaker by itself.

I've been thinking of getting two more.

oh wait, do you mean other speakers I use, ..
The other speakers I Can use at higher volumes I have are HB-1 MK2 I haven't noticed any static noises from them. Maybe I Need to do more testing.
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Maybe you need to buy an HSU center channel.

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I thought you had two, but it seems like you figured out what I was getting at. It might be worth hooking one of your known good speakers up to the center channel to see if you still have the same issue. If not, it's likely a speaker issue. In either case, I would recommend matching your center channel to your mains anyway (i.e. sticking to the same brand and line).

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I thought you had two, but it seems like you figured out what I was getting at. It might be worth hooking one of your known good speakers up to the center channel to see if you still have the same issue. If not, it's likely a speaker issue. In either case, I would recommend matching your center channel to your mains anyway (i.e. sticking to the same brand and line).

Thanks
I was planning on getting 2 more of the PA-8C and use them for my fronts (so PA-8C for left / center / right)

I would then switch the two HSU speakers to my rear left rear right
and If i were to do 7 channel I'd probly get 2 more HB-1 MK2's for back left back right...

hope that clears things up.
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