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Speakers make a subtle clicking noise.....

Hello everyone,

I just purchased a sony HTIB. I'm happy with it. It suits my wants and needs. It's a 5.1 setup. However, the weird thing is, there's a sound like when a vinly record is done playing, at the end, it makes that kind of clicking type noise. You know what I'm talking about? Anyway, it basically is like that but coming from my speakers every 5-10 seconds or so. It's the same pattern everytime. It seems to happen on every audio source. DirecTV, FM radio, etc. I'm just using the speakers that came with the system. Is it worth upgrading to some other basic speaker wire? Is it worth it in general to do that? You think the receiver is bad or there's interference from somewhere? It only happens when the receiver is on. Thanks in advance for the help!


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Try disconnecting all the inputs to the receiver.

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Only have the speakers connected, turn it on, do you still hear clicking? John

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Still makes the noise...

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Thanks for the input. I unplugged all audio sources (no video or hdmi devices attached), only leaving the speakers plugged in, and it still makes the same noise. You think I have a bad receiver or bad speakers? Thanks,


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(NT) Bad Receiver, is the most likely problem. John

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Any way to narrow it down?

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Is there any way to narrow down the possible problems? I can take it back to Costco without a problem and just exchange it obviously, but it's going to be a serious pain to put everything back in the box, especially after I just got everything setup, drive all the way to costco, and exchange it.

If there's a way I can narrow it down the just the receiver (maybe I'll plug in other speakers), maybe costco will just let me bring back only the receiver and not the rest of everything else....

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Not normal, right?

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I assume this problem isn't typical of cheaper HTIBs as if the cheap speakers or speaker wire allow for more interference or anything, right? I'll probably just box it all back up and somehow fit it back in the car and take it back to Costco. Oh well....

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(NT) Yes, not normal, At least you bought from Costco. John

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