Speakers cutting out at high volume? Here’s the fix

Entertainment is an important aspect of our life and as a saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. You should have a perfect amalgamation of work and fun in order to lead a productive life.  So, courtesy to that, you can bring great entertainment to your house by installing a high-quality speaker and woofer system to enlighten and fire up your evenings. However, sometimes your speakers cutting out at high volume make you feel so annoyed. Do not worry because you have us here.

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Speakers cutting out at high volume – What causes this?

It has often been seen that once your speaker reaches a certain volume, they tend to cut off automatically without any prerequisite warning. Well, following are some of the reasons due to which such a phenomenon occurs:

  • Such a situation happens because one or more speaker terminals are surely grounded to the metallic door.

  • Apart from this, it is also possible that one of the speakers has become dysfunctional and it is not getting a stable source of load which the amplifier can accommodate.

Well, according to some technicians, the first reason is the most common culprit because of which the speakers tend to cut off at high volume levels. In order to fix it, you will need to disconnect all the wires from the output of the amplifier which connects it to the speaker. Then, you will need to install a DMM which will notify you when there is a steady flow and install a lead on the ground to

test all the wires. In this way, you will need to test all the wires to find out which one got grounded and fix it.

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What are some of the most common and related issues?

Even though you have installed the best quality speaker assembly in your house or workplace, it is highly certain that you might face some technical glitches during its working period. Now, the question arises that what can be the reasons behind the abnormal sound coming out from your speakers?

Problem #1: Speakers are turning ON, but do not produce any sound

So, now that you have bought yourself a high-end speaker system and set it up as per instructor’s manual, you suddenly find that the secondary speaker is not producing any sound at all. You double-check all the connections and switches, but find everything to be perfect and normal. So, what could be the reason because of which the speakers are not producing any sound? Well, you need not worry as we have the tips and tricks to help you out of this and solve the issue within no time at all.

So, below is the procedure which you can follow and troubleshoot the issue in your speaker system. However, you should be very careful while operating such high voltage equipment and should assure that before commencing any kind of work, you should lockout and tag out the equipment, so as to safeguard yourself from any kind of unforeseen danger. Apart from this, you should also reduce the sound so that you do not get whiplashed once it comes up.

  • Check the power supply

It is, perhaps, one of the most common reasons for this issue. Basically, most of the times the problem is with the terminals of the wires. In that case, you will need to clear the terminals and try again. Apart from this, any kind of loose connection can also hinder with the power transmission of the speaker.

Once all these things are verified, cross-check if the plugs have been connected to the correct sockets. If you find that all the connections are okay, try to check any power fault with a tester and if everything is picture-perfect, we will need to go a step ahead and check the speakers.

  • Check the switches

It has been often seen that people tend to forget to turn the requisite switches on and thus, face a lot of hassle and undue inconvenience. So, ensure that you have turned on the required switches.

  • Check the receiver

You can check the condition of the speakers by connecting them to an alternate receiving source. So, if you find that the speakers are working nicely, then you can be sure that the problem was with your receiver. However, you should not attempt to repair the receiver in such a case and should ask for professional assistance in order to do so.

Problem #2: Speakers are producing abnormal buzzing sounds.

In most of the cases, it has been seen that a subwoofer tends to make some kinds of buzzing and humming noises when it has been connected to a power source but has not been put into service yet. These buzzing sounds belong to a frequency range of 60 hertz and are automatically activated when you plug the socket in an AC source.

So, the following are some of the steps which you can follow to reduce the probability of such abnormal buzzing sounds coming from your speakers. Although there is an option of noise filtering, yet, it has been seen that the noise filters are quite expensive and does not function in a proper way in the long run.

  • Check and exchange the overall orientation of the plugin your subwoofer

Well, frankly speaking, if you see that your subwoofer is producing abnormal homing sounds, this is the first step you should carry out in order to troubleshoot the issue. Hey, if you face any difficulties while exchanging the orientation of the sockets of a subwoofer, you can easily buy an Ac Adapter to solve this issue.

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  • Check if the wires are not entangled into each other

Although the entangled wires do not contribute anything when it comes to faults in your speaker, yet, it has been seen that if the wires of the speakers are entangled, they tend to create various distortions and other abnormal noises from the speakers. This happens mostly because while on one hand, one wire is transferring the electrical energy, it tends to generate a magnetic field around its circular, and on the other hand, when the other wire passes over it, there are various signal distortions which result in the buzzing and Humming sounds.

Audio isolators are used to safeguard your speakers from any kind of overload as well as various abnormal buzzes and humming sounds.

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