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[SOLVED] Fuzzy composite picture when using audio

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I have a setup that consists of 5 TVs hooked up through composite video and stereo audio. Sitting on the same shelf I have a small power amplifier that feeds 4 speakers. Whenever loud music is being played through the amp and the video is still playing, I get a lot of static. Currently in this room we have the olympics playing along with people either playing music or speaking through a microphone. I have the rg6 composite and stereo audio cables running out of the closet zip tied with the speaker wires. Could this be causing the problem?

EDIT: Just for clarification, I have a closet with 3 sources. 1 DVD player, 1 Satellite TV receiver, and 1 power amp. The DVD player and Sat. TV are hooked up to a composite video switcher and the output of that gets zip tied with the speaker wire and 1 or 2 category 5 cables before exiting the closet through a hole above the door. The RG6 composite cables run around the room zip tied to the speaker cable.

Even without running the stereo audio through the power amp, I get interference on the TVs while playing loud music. Does this sound more like a power issue? The interference increases with the volume of the sound system and only occurs in a direct correlation to output by the amp. I was under the impression that speaker cable was nearly impervious to interference.

I just recently rewired all of the TVs from rf over coax to composite because we were having this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by johngeetar - 8/8/12 at 9:51am
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Ok so for any other newbies who end up with this same problem, I'll tell you how I was able to fix it. I started by isolating each node of speakers to find out which one if not all, was the culprit. I found out which node was causing the problem and checked all of the wires and found that one had been very poorly spliced and the termination was not grounded. I spliced the wire correctly using solder and terminated it with a 1/4 inch fitting and my problem went away.
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