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Help with buzzing from speakers

by joeymcjoeysalot / December 3, 2013 10:44 AM PST

I have a older yamaha receiver (early 2000s), and I keep getting a highish pitched buzz from the speakers. I have disconnected all of the speakers, and I still get the buzz. I have tried disconnecting them one by one and have the buzz no matter which one is plugged in alone. It doesn't have a ground so I put a 3-2 prong adapter ground on it. No change. Tried the same 3 to 2 prong adapter ground on the television and no change. I plugged only the receiver into the outlet with the speakers and still got the buzz with no inputs connected. I believe I've narrowed it down to the receiver, but is there anything else I can do to try and fix/troubleshoot it?

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Clarification Request
by joeymcjoeysalot / December 3, 2013 10:47 AM PST

When I said I "I have disconnected all of the speakers, and I still get the buzz" I meant I have disconnected all of the inputs and still get the buzz.

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have you moved it recently
by itsdigger / December 3, 2013 10:55 AM PST
In reply to: Clarification.

sounds like a bad ground . Did this just start out of the blue?....Digger

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Receiver new to me and the apartment.
by joeymcjoeysalot / December 3, 2013 8:05 PM PST

I actually had an old receiver from the 80s that crapped out on me. I recently moved and when I did I got this receiver. I've had the same issue since I've moved in and been using the "new" receiver. So, unfortunately there are a couple of variables at work.

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by itsdigger / December 3, 2013 8:13 PM PST

Hey, look on the back of that reciever and see if there's a Ground lug , run a wire from there to ground (the center screw that holds the cover plate on a wall receptacle or a water pipe) see if that buzzing stops....Digger

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Thanks for the suggestion
by joeymcjoeysalot / December 13, 2013 9:25 PM PST
In reply to: Ahh

There is a ground lug and I ran a speaker wire between it and the ground on my wall socket, screwed them in pretty snuggly. Unfortunately, I am still getting the buzz.

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still sounds like a bad ground
by itsdigger / December 15, 2013 1:42 AM PST

you might have to look deeper inside the box to find it though. Are you sure you have the speakers running in phase ? ....Digger

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I believe so...
by joeymcjoeysalot / December 15, 2013 8:28 PM PST

I read what in phase was (I had no idea), and I am currently only running my center, and two floorstanding front channels at the moment. I agree that it sounds like a ground issue, I am just at a loss to resolve it at this point.

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