Cinema Bars - Surround Speakers Crackling
Distortion in your surrounds?
Surrounds not performing well?
Poor connection with surrounds?
In this article, we will discuss how to properly troubleshoot distortion or crackling in the Klipsch Surround 3 and Surround 3A speakers.
Check Firmware Version
If you are experiencing this issue with your surrounds, there is a possibility that your soundbar and surround speakers are not fully updated, and could be causing some issues. Follow the steps in the respective article below to check what version firmware your soundbar is running.
If your bar is connected to the internet (Cinema 700/800/1200), unplug the bar from the wall for 10 seconds and plug it back it. The bar will then search for any available updates. After about 20 minutes, check your firmware versions again.
Check for Interference
It is possible that other wireless devices in the room are affecting the surround speakers. Unplug other wireless devices (Bluetooth/Wifi) in the room that may be crossing signals, including your Wifi router. If your router is in the same room, we recommend moving it's location to improve wireless signal.
Try a Different Outlet
The issue could also be originating from your power outlet. An easy thing to try is changing the location in which the surround speakers are plugged in, making sure the outlet us giving a sufficient amount of power.
If you live in an older house with old wiring, you may want to look into purchasing a ferrite choke to minimize interference from the outlet - Using Ferrite Chokes
If you are still experiencing issues after reading this article, please reach out to Klipsch Product Support for direct assistance - How To Contact Us for Support