BigbadB wrote:Looking for some assistance from audio techies. I have this fairly cheap bluetooth tuner that sounded clean on my system in the basement, but when I replaced it there and moved this one up to the living room, I now have static noise in the speakers. I bought some nice Klipsch speakers to pair with this thing and I bought some speaker wire that had a 5 star rating on Amazon. I'm seeing now that this speaker wire has some aluminum in it. I've read that straight copper wire is better, but I'm not sure that's the actual problem. I have checked the connections several times. I have moved the entire set up into a bedroom that has little other electronic interference and the static noise is still there. The static noise is there even when nothing is playing. I bought a grounding plug and that did nothing. Just wondering if anyone has experience with copper clad aluminum speaker wire? I bought 14 AWG wire, which meets the Klipsch quality requirements.
So either I have too much electronic noise in the house wiring, the speaker wire isn't quality enough, or the tuner is faulty. It's not a huge problem, but it is noticeable enough to be frustrating. I'm not finding much help online.
I don't really know much about speaker wire quality spec stuff, but I'd think the problem is more likely to be the bluetooth tuner/signal. If your tuner allows you to change/assign the channel it operates on, you might want to get one of those aps on your phone that measures how much use and noise there is on all of the available channels for that location in your home, and then just switch the tuner to a quiet channel. If you live in a dense neighborhood, there is likely to be a LOT of interference that gets stronger the higher in elevation you go in your home. And I would guess that the tuner is picking up more of that noise than the wires, but I could be wrong.
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