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post #1 of 14 Old 10-19-2019, 09:45 AM - Thread Starter
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Popping sound when playing loud music

I have a problem with one of my b&w cwm663. I hear a popping sound when playing loud music. This doesn't happen for every other music I play but only for few random music. I tried swapping the speaker with another and it happens for other speaker too. I checked the wires and it looks good too. Any suggestions what is happening and any remedies? I know it's not easy to trouble shoot this type of issue but really appreciate any insight.
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I have a problem with one of my b&w cwm663. I hear a popping sound when playing loud music. This doesn't happen for every other music I play but only for few random music. I tried swapping the speaker with another and it happens for other speaker too. I checked the wires and it looks good too. Any suggestions what is happening and any remedies? I know it's not easy to trouble shoot this type of issue but really appreciate any insight.
Most likely the recording if it's not exclusive to a particular speaker. Could be the source as well.

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Sounds like amplifier clipping to me.

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Any suggestion how to fix it? I have a Yamaha RX V2085 receiver.
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I have a problem with one of my b&w cwm663. I hear a popping sound when playing loud music. This doesn't happen for every other music I play but only for few random music. I tried swapping the speaker with another and it happens for other speaker too. I checked the wires and it looks good too. Any suggestions what is happening and any remedies? I know it's not easy to trouble shoot this type of issue but really appreciate any insight.
If it happens with a different speaker, then it's likely the source or you're just playing too loud.

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I just realized that is an in-wall speaker. Could something in the wall be rattling or popping and making noise?

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It happens even when I tested it outside the wall
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Do you listen to music with two speakers or more? If more, then you can try using stereo mode, which should free up some extra power to the receiver to deliver to the speakers. Try the same music in stereo mode at the same dB level. If you have no means available to you to equalize the volume, then download a dB meter to your phone to be sure. If the popping does not happen with only two channels driven, then it is a relative certainty that it is clipping.

If it turns out to be clipping and your receiver has pre-amp out capability, then getting yourself a separate amplifier for the front two or more channels would be an appropriate fix. Don't continue to clip your speakers, as they may be damaged in the process.

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See if you hear the popping sound at lower volumes. If you do, then it is most likely the source. If not, then it could be that your pushing your amp too much
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I disagree.

The playback level is fine, just need more amp and more speaker.
More rig for the gig.
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[QUOTE=Vivek Kidambi;58705316]Any suggestion how to fix it? I have a Yamaha RX V2085 receiver.[/QUOTE
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