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WD Media Player and PC Speakers - insane speaker buzz

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  1. caiphn

    caiphn Member

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    Hi there;

    Just aquired an additional WD Media Player. Works great, no problems with it. I wanted to set it up with my monitor downstairs (I have a PC monitor with a DVI<->HDMI cable, so the video is playing just fine, no problems there)

    However I have it plugged into some really old PC speakers with the big 12VDC transformer. It goes from composite on the speaker side to RCA 1/8" jack on the media player side. However, an awful buzz omits that makes it useless.

    I have tried using multiple Composite <-> 1/8" jack cables, different 12VDC transformers with roughly the same amperage, I tried using different outlets in my home, and I also used a middle of the road power bar to plug everything into, thinking it might be a grounding issue, I have tried a composite to 1/8" jack cable that is supposed to remove ground loop, all of these things to no avail.

    What else can I try? The whole thing here is I wanted something very small just so I could have some sound in my workout room, if anyone has any suggestions or insight it would be greatly appreciated.

    Tom
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    You know for sure that the noise isn't from the media player (by plugging the RCA outputs from the player into a TV).
    You fed the speakers from the headphone jack of a TV or Walkman and there is no noise.
    Beats me.
     
  3. caiphn

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    Yeah sorry, I should have stated that if I plug in headphones into it, works fine. Also, the speakers plugged into a PC works fine.
     

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