View Full Version : Hiss, crack, pop, distortion from my squeezebox, please help!

2006-01-12, 12:58
Hello everyone, i have had my squeezebox for about a month now (the latest generation squeezebox, hardwired cat5) and sense the beginning on certain songs there will be a very harsh amount of distortion making it impossible to listen to those songs. The problem seems to only happen with certain VBR mp3 rips but it does happen strikingly often. I have disabled replaygain in an attempt to stop this problem but it still persists. I have my squeezebox hooked up directly to a Marantz PM7200 amp feeding a pair of Dynaudio Audience 52se's with the analog output on the squeezebox utilizing a good pair of interconnects. There doesnt seem to be any problems with any of my FLAC rips, but i'de say 1 in 10 mp3's have this distortion problem. If anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Also, i am running SlimServer Version: 6.2.1 - 5194 on windows XP.