(Topic ID: 154862)

WPC sound cuts out at lower volumes

By simonzzz

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by simonzzz
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#1 3 years ago

Hi there everyone,

I have a problem with my Dr Who where the sound will become distorted and cut out at lower volumes. It seems to be alright over level 8 but that is a bit loud with them daleks. I have already swapped the sound board from another working machine, and the problem stayed with the Dr Who. Would this mean a speaker is going bad? There is a cap attached to the smaller 15W speaker I noticed. Would this cap possible be causing some grief? All speakers work, and the sound problem affect all speakers. Any ideas and your experience would be greatly appreciated.

#2 3 years ago

Somewhere, might be a thin wire or loose connection, between the board and the speaker. You might be able to jumper using 16ga wire to test, see if it performs better.

#3 3 years ago

Thanks you got me thinking when you said thin wire. I had a problem once before when I had accidentally clamped down a power driver board screw on a speaker wire in TOTAN and it pierced the cable causing me interference. Anyway I check the cabling again and found the cable tie near the plug was very tight and causing the cable to have a sharp bend. I cut this loose and smoothed out the cabling. So far so good...I will let you know if the problem returns.

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