Buzz bugging you buddy? Hack your speakers and get rid of it for good

Subject: General Tech | August 8, 2012 - 02:42 PM |
Tagged: audio, corsair, corsair sp2200, DIY, hack

Some people you know might refer to your favourite music as noise, but you know better; what is worse than that is when you can hear noise in your music.  The annoying intermittent buzz/crackle coming out of your speakers is something a lot of us have experienced and it has a wide variety of sources, from bad cables to electronic noise effecting the signal sent from your onboard audio to defects in your speakers ... and many more reasons.  At Hack a Day is a good solution to rid yourself of noise that is caused by the speakers, this guide is specifically aimed at the Corsair SP2200s but could be applied to a wide range of speakers.  Follow along with this step by step process to use the headset amp as a pre-amp and clean up your music.

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"[Michael Chen] liked the sound he was getting out of these Corsair SP2200 computer speakers, with one big exception. They were giving off some unpleasant crackling sounds. He figured this might be as easy as replacing a faulty potentiometer, but soon found out the fix was going to be more complicated than that. All said and done he ended up reworking the design of the speakers’ amplifier board."

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Source: Hack a Day
August 8, 2012 | 03:38 PM - Posted by Robert (not verified)

I like the re-worked preamp idea, but it still seems like it would add a lot of distortion to the final output. Granted if your just using cheap computer speaker with built in amplifiers maximum sound quality probably isn't your goal.

Cool article :)

August 8, 2012 | 06:18 PM - Posted by Shambles (not verified)

Sure is sad when that manufacturers can't even build the speakers properly yet some joe schmo on the internet can figure out an easy fix. Shame on you corsair.

August 8, 2012 | 06:22 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

an 18yr old one at that.  http://www.instructables.com/member/Michael+Chen/

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