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Help with Bose 301 Series V "crackling"

by bal162 / November 5, 2005 4:09 AM PST

Forgive me, but I'm a relative noob at home audio. I just got some bookshelf Bose 301 Series V speakers connected to a Sony receiver. The receiver has inputs from my television, DVD player, and CD player. However, I've been hearing a small "crackling" that is really distracting. Could it be my speaker wire? I'm using Monster wires, but the ends are bare (i.e. no banana clips). The speaker wire is relatively new (<1 year), so I doubt oxidation is the problem.

Can anyone help?

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not enough information
by stewart norrie / November 5, 2005 4:22 AM PST

Is the crackling coming from 1 speker or all speakers It sounds like either a blown tweeter or amplifier problem, The problem with BOSE is they cant be drivin hard. I just replaced my 5.1 speaker system with ATLANTIC TECHNOLOGY and they are the best speakers I have ever heard regardless of price I also bought the DENON AVR-3805 amp and Iam in souround sound heaven you may email me back cadillacstew@aol.com

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never mind
by bal162 / November 5, 2005 5:11 AM PST
In reply to: not enough information

Solved the issue...it was with both speakers. For some reason, when I connected the AM antenna, it created this crackling sound in both tweeters. Although it'd be nice to have access to AM radio, it's not the end of the world. Thanks for the help.

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