Sound System Troubleshooting Tips

Sound System Troubleshooting Tips

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

Sometimes, while using your sound system either playing music or watching movies, the sound might become awful or goes off completely. If ever you’re faced with this situation, we have some sound system troubleshooting tips that would fix an awful sound or no sound at all.

From our observation, we’ve realized that most of these issues arise due to lack of maintenance on the part of the users. However, with these sound system troubleshooting tips, your sound system would be back to normal in the event that anything went wrong before.

So, below are the sound system troubleshooting tips you can utilize.

What to Check and Listen For

Before you accept you have a bad speaker in your home theater or sound system, there are a few things that ought to be checked by utilizing these methods below.

  1. To begin with, connect the suspected “faulty” speaker to another channel and check whether that speaker still shows similar manifestations that you heard beforehand.
  2. Next, connect one of the different speakers in your system to a similar channel (not simultaneously, obviously) that the suspected “faulty” speaker was initially connected to and check whether the other speaker likewise sounds awful when it is connected to that channel.
  3. In the event that for reasons unknown, the suspected “awful” speaker still sounds blemished when you associate it to another channel, at that point you may have a faulty speaker. Provided that this is true, it might be something as basic as filthy speaker terminals, which can be cleaned or the interior speaker segments might be harmed. In the event that you take the speaker flame broil off (on the off chance that it is dusty, clean it!) and find the speaker cone is damaged, you can recone the speaker or have it replaced for you, or contact the producer for a substitution.
  4. On the off chance that it is never again under guarantee, you would most likely need to pay for the substitution. Be that as it may, before venturing into your wallet, double check your guarantee papers or contact technical support for the maker of your speaker to perceive how you ought to continue.
  • In the event that you locate that both speakers sound terrible when associated with a similar channel, yet works well when associated with another channel, then replace the speaker wire you have been using to interface the speakers to that channel and check whether that has any kind of effect with the speakers you associated with it. On the off chance that the two speakers sound fine with the new speaker wire (test the wire before you use it), at that point, you have discovered that the old speaker wire was the issue and you should now be back ready for action.
  • In the event that you have confirmed that the two speakers sound fine on different channels, and you have supplanted the speaker wire of the channel where the issue originally happened with great speaker wire, yet any speaker you interface with that channel still sounds terrible, at that point the amplifier for that channel might be faulty, or an association isn’t reaching.
  • In the above case, the issue could be as minor as grimy or broken weld joints at the point where the circuit leading group of the enhancer or collector interfaces with within bit of its speaker terminals. Be careful in the event that you attempt to do any bind fix yourself.
  1. On the off chance that you don’t see any patch joint breaks, the issue could likewise be a short in the circuit someplace, or it could be something different in the sound hardware that requires an increasingly broad fix or substitution.
  2. In the event that you are convenient with sound and home theater hardware, you could open the lid cover of your amplifier or beneficiary (unplug from the electrical plug first!) and do a visual assessment. On the off chance that the inside of the speaker or enhancer area of the beneficiary is dusty –  using canned or packed air to get out the residue. At that point, set the cover back on and check whether that adjusted the issue. On the off chance that you don’t see whatever this observably off-base (within is perfect, and you don’t perceive any separated wires), the time has come to call technical support to decide the degree of the issue.

Things To Take Note Of

  • On the off chance that the speaker being referred to is faulty, at that point you have to fix or supplant the speaker.
  • In the event that it turns out the speaker wire is bad, supplant the speaker wire and you ought to be fine.
  • In the event that it turns out the enhancer or collector is faulty on a particular channel, at that point you can pick to have the amplifier or beneficiary fixed or purchase a new amplifier or receiver.

The Master Volume Control

It is critical to take note of the above tips that are intended to investigate issues with individual speakers or channels in a home theater or sound system. On the off chance that every one of your speakers appears to go on and off, and snapping and popping, particularly when you raise and lower the volume for the whole system, you may have messy ace volume control

On the off chance that the volume control is a mechanical turning dial, open up your receiver and check whether you can get to it with certain impacts of canned or compacted air, in a similar way as cleaning the inward segment of the speaker associations portrayed already. This should shake out any residue or earth that might cause this issue. In the event that this doesn’t right the issue, contact technical support for your image and model of home theater recipient to perceive how you can continue.


The above speaker investigating tips depend on issues that may happen during use. On the off chance that you have a propensity for playing your home theater system at to the max, or you are utilizing speakers that are the wrong impedance for your system’s abilities, you can risk extinguishing a speaker or amplifier in your home theater system. It’s therefore important to Know the capacities and restrictions of your home theater system.