crackles in speakers

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    Hello. I have Audigy 2 ZS and Windows 7 x64. When I have more than 70% volume in windows volume settings i hear crackles/pop in the my 5.1 speakers - Genius 5050V2. This crackles are probably dependentby bass in music, becouse when i move bass balance to -12db (in windows volume settings) then there is no crackles. I tried PAX 2.60, 3.25 and 3.35 versions.

    Sorry for my bad english, I from Poland.
     
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    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    Hi welcome I be working on test sets soon. If you like you can grab lastest tweaks from tweak ini thread and copy them in to common folder in WDM in Driver folder and reinstalled them.
     
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    Yup they be on top first line :) either or zip or normal. Just make sure you override yes on the tweaks in common folder there near the kill ini. Let me know if those tweaks fix your issue bit I did lower the mids alot since last updated.
     
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    Still have "electric shoots" / crackles in my new 5.1 system when I have volume setting in windows higher than 70. :(
     
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    I always keep my speakers at 50% :) maybe you need new sound card or new speakers :)?
     
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    I bought new speakers 2 day ago - genius 5050v2.
     
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    then new sound card did you try on board audio?
     
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    I will try tommorow boot PC with realtek sound integrated enabled in BIOS, then I test sound... But i want use Audigy, not realtek :(.
     
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    ya I know the pain man. Those cards last only so long. Maybe you can find cheap pci xfi music card on ebay or something better.
     
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    Ok, on integrated soundcard Realtek HD 889 all works fine. Volume on 100% in windows setting and no crackles.

    What can i do to use Audigy 2 ZS (SB0350) with Genius 5050V2 without any crackles/crackling in sound? :( Audigy is a lot better than this realtek on overall sound quality and functions (like EAX, full FMOD ex support etc.) but I can hear crackles in sound after I make volume higher than 70%! :(

    (volume setting in windows, not speakers)

    Please, Help me Robert!


    (btw I'm really sorry for my English :( )
     
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    I think I know why you need more power lol. You should least be 700watt for your graphics card You can try up your ram to 8gigs see if that solves your cracking issue.
     
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    lol 550W is excellent for better pc's than my :p I'm computer scientist but i don't know many about sound cards. I can't try test my audigy with 8GB ram, becouse I don't want buy more DDR2 ram..

    Do You have any other tips for me? :( Maybe any changes in BIOS or IRQ or drivers?
     
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    It could be 4gig issue of ram most audigy cards have that issue your best bet grab another 4 fix the issue
    did you try with 2gig stick to see if does it?
     
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    IMO most problems with cracks and shoots on Audigy Series are caused by hardware. Some guy started replacing capacitors on his Audigy 2 ZS and problem stopped after he changed 4 22µF ones, marked as C173, C181, C182 and C195. This also worked for my Audigy 2 Value, with only one bad capacitor.

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    Audigy2 ZS Gold - Trzaski w g?o?nikach
     
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    I will try this :)
     
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    Hm, I replaced 4 selected on photo capacitors and.. no change :( Still have crackles in sound after I boot volume more than 60% in windows audio panel. :(
     
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    Sound like your speakers going mate. time spend 110 bucks get new ones :)
     
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    This IS new speakers. Sound from This model is REALLY AMAZING. On realtek all is OK, but on Audigy2ZS after boot volume upper tkan 60% i have "crackles" from speakers. But on 60% all is good. VERY good :p
     
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    Hm maybe i will buy x-fi platinium with front panel and remote control? It is better than this audigy for music/games and compability with W7x64?
     

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