Originally Posted by fowler
I just bought a logitech z-5500 speaker system, I am using that with an audigy nx (which is the usb version), and connected that to my xps2. I using the cardbus slot for an avermedia tv tuner, (which is connected to my satellite).
Here is the predicament:
The 5500 system is great except for 2 things.
1. Everytime something shuts off in the house (say a light) the speakers make a big pop... quite obnoxious.
2. There is a constant low frequency hum in the subwoofer that doesn't change or go away no matter what unless the power is switched off.
I searched to internet for hours but have found no one answer.
I have tried the UPS approach to no avail. The popping and hum is still there.
I have tried the ferrite bead wrap thingy... that didn't work.
I tried readjusting the control center connector/cable quite extensively... that didn't do anything.
Yes my power cords are away from my speaker wire. And yes I have disconnected all the power and signal cords (with the exception of the control center) one at a time to see if anything changes... still the same. I tried different outlets and different buildings outlets.
Does anybody have a clue as to what to do? Thanks.
Really? Mine does not do those things; must be your equipment. I have the Z5500's and my friend down the haul has the 5300's.. he's the one that built my computer and everything and he's a bit of a cheapskate. I noticed though when I insisted on getting the 5500's and played them loud for him he seemed to get emotional about them as if he was jealous that my system was better than his. When I turn it up alittle, even the mirror looks like its about to fall off in my bathroom. I can just hear it rattling, lol.
Initial differences I notice between the 5500 and 5300.
5500's subwoofer is much larger.. you may as well call it a superwoofer. Its like 40-50 pounds all by itself.
5500's subwoofer is insanely loud and I've only turned it up a quarter of the way. If I turn it up even halfway, I an hear it all the way down the hallway at the other side of the building (these walls are made of a stonelike material).
-The 5500's come with this nice standup "Control Center" with a volume knob and a few knobs for center speaker, sub, and some other as well as a remote, etc. The 5300's only come with this "little" crappy black "wired" remote with a simple volume control and sub volume and thats pretty much it.
The 5500's control center basically comes with a reciever, a nice addition.
Fowler.. I do not know what sort of connections you are using... regu lar analog wires? If you can... use a digital fiber optic cable.. because I had this one problem where my wire degraded for some reason.. probably because it was scrunched up in all these things and constantly being bent so the noise started sucking. Then I took out a fiber optic I bought but never bothered using and the sound was worlds better.. louder.. and the noise stopped.