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Mike Beranek
2004-03-09, 11:07
I amhoping someone knowledgeable out there could help me with a lingering
somewhat intermitent problem I'm having with my SLIMP3 implementation.

I hear something that can only be described as a scratchy static sound
during playback that is most noticeable on quiet songs. It is heard as the
vocals/intruments begin and end - not constant.

I've used MP3 gain to check for clipping, but there is none. I've also done
enough testing to determine it's not the speakers, nor the speaker
connections, volume controls, etc., as other sources sound fine.

Could there be a shielding problem when placing my SLIMP3 right next to my
amp or on top of my speaker? I may be imagining this, but it seems to
diminish if I move my SLIMP3 away from the amp/speaker.

Thanks for any thoughts/help.

Mike Beranek

Mike Beranek
2004-03-10, 06:55
Just an update for those following:

I took one of the offending MP3's and re-encoded it several times - not the
issue.
I listened to the offending MP3 on an MP3 player with a set of headphones
pressed to my head - no static could be heard.
I swapped out the amp - thought maybe it wasn't liking the input signal -
not the issue.

I changed RCA cables - not the issue.

I think I've isolated this down as far as I can go. Unless this is
"normal", I have a defective S3. Has anyone heard crackly static during
playback?

Please help/provide comments. Thanks!

"Mike Beranek" <beranek (AT) us (DOT) ibm.com> wrote in
message news:c2l154$vfs$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
> I amhoping someone knowledgeable out there could help me with a lingering
> somewhat intermitent problem I'm having with my SLIMP3 implementation.
>
> I hear something that can only be described as a scratchy static sound
> during playback that is most noticeable on quiet songs. It is heard as
the
> vocals/intruments begin and end - not constant.
>
> I've used MP3 gain to check for clipping, but there is none. I've also
done
> enough testing to determine it's not the speakers, nor the speaker
> connections, volume controls, etc., as other sources sound fine.
>
> Could there be a shielding problem when placing my SLIMP3 right next to my
> amp or on top of my speaker? I may be imagining this, but it seems to
> diminish if I move my SLIMP3 away from the amp/speaker.
>
> Thanks for any thoughts/help.
>
> Mike Beranek

dean
2004-03-10, 09:48
Mike,

You shouldn't hear any crackly noise during playback. Contact
support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com to try to diagnose this problem and if it's a
hardware problem, get the player repaired.

-dean

On Mar 10, 2004, at 5:55 AM, Mike Beranek wrote:

> Just an update for those following:
>
> I took one of the offending MP3's and re-encoded it several times -
> not the
> issue.
> I listened to the offending MP3 on an MP3 player with a set of
> headphones
> pressed to my head - no static could be heard.
> I swapped out the amp - thought maybe it wasn't liking the input
> signal -
> not the issue.
>
> I changed RCA cables - not the issue.
>
> I think I've isolated this down as far as I can go. Unless this is
> "normal", I have a defective S3. Has anyone heard crackly static
> during
> playback?
>
> Please help/provide comments. Thanks!
>
> "Mike Beranek" <beranek (AT) us (DOT) ibm.com> wrote in
> message news:c2l154$vfs$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
>> I amhoping someone knowledgeable out there could help me with a
>> lingering
>> somewhat intermitent problem I'm having with my SLIMP3 implementation.
>>
>> I hear something that can only be described as a scratchy static sound
>> during playback that is most noticeable on quiet songs. It is heard
>> as
> the
>> vocals/intruments begin and end - not constant.
>>
>> I've used MP3 gain to check for clipping, but there is none. I've
>> also
> done
>> enough testing to determine it's not the speakers, nor the speaker
>> connections, volume controls, etc., as other sources sound fine.
>>
>> Could there be a shielding problem when placing my SLIMP3 right next
>> to my
>> amp or on top of my speaker? I may be imagining this, but it seems to
>> diminish if I move my SLIMP3 away from the amp/speaker.
>>
>> Thanks for any thoughts/help.
>>
>> Mike Beranek
>
>
>
>

Mike Beranek
2004-03-10, 10:48
Thanks Dean. I believe it's a HW issue now as it's getting worse and
worse... makes my my speaks sound like the tweeters are blown.

I hope you have a loaner program - I can't imagine a day w/o my Slimp! :-)



"dean blackketter" <dean (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com> wrote in
message news:B745090C-72B2-11D8-A7CE-000393DB3CFA (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com...
> Mike,
>
> You shouldn't hear any crackly noise during playback. Contact
> support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com to try to diagnose this
problem and if it's a
> hardware problem, get the player repaired.
>
> -dean
>
> On Mar 10, 2004, at 5:55 AM, Mike Beranek wrote:
>
> > Just an update for those following:
> >
> > I took one of the offending MP3's and re-encoded it several times -
> > not the
> > issue.
> > I listened to the offending MP3 on an MP3 player with a set of
> > headphones
> > pressed to my head - no static could be heard.
> > I swapped out the amp - thought maybe it wasn't liking the input
> > signal -
> > not the issue.
> >
> > I changed RCA cables - not the issue.
> >
> > I think I've isolated this down as far as I can go. Unless this is
> > "normal", I have a defective S3. Has anyone heard crackly static
> > during
> > playback?
> >
> > Please help/provide comments. Thanks!
> >
> > "Mike Beranek" <beranek (AT) us (DOT) ibm.com> wrote
in
> > message news:c2l154$vfs$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
> >> I amhoping someone knowledgeable out there could help me with a
> >> lingering
> >> somewhat intermitent problem I'm having with my SLIMP3 implementation.
> >>
> >> I hear something that can only be described as a scratchy static sound
> >> during playback that is most noticeable on quiet songs. It is heard
> >> as
> > the
> >> vocals/intruments begin and end - not constant.
> >>
> >> I've used MP3 gain to check for clipping, but there is none. I've
> >> also
> > done
> >> enough testing to determine it's not the speakers, nor the speaker
> >> connections, volume controls, etc., as other sources sound fine.
> >>
> >> Could there be a shielding problem when placing my SLIMP3 right next
> >> to my
> >> amp or on top of my speaker? I may be imagining this, but it seems to
> >> diminish if I move my SLIMP3 away from the amp/speaker.
> >>
> >> Thanks for any thoughts/help.
> >>
> >> Mike Beranek
> >
> >
> >
> >