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How to Prevent Stereo Speakers From Cracking

Updated April 13, 2017

The use of home speakers surpasses simply improving the sound volume of your stereo. Speakers can also be hooked up to home television systems as well as to computers to allow improved sounds of either of those electronics. The main issue for most is a crackling noise that occurs after the speakers have been used for some time. Once this cracking starts, there is little you can do to stop it short of taking the speaker into an expensive electronics repair store. However, there are some things that you can do to prevent the cracking from starting.

Move the speakers away from each other. Speakers with the same audio frequency being emitted will begin to sound like high-pitched squealing. This will cause the speakers to blow and start crackling. When this occurs, there is nothing more you can do unless you just want to put up with the crackling speakers.

Turn the volume on the speakers down. Even though speakers have a maximum volume, different musical tracks and television programs are formatted to have varying volumes. This means that one show might be a little louder than another show. To prevent the speakers from blowing, never go to the maximum capacity of the speakers as this will only end in them being blown.

Turn down the bass on the speakers. If your sound system allows you to alter the amount of bass that is being emitted through the speakers, use this to turn the base down to about 50 per cent. Doing this will increase the longevity of your speakers because they will be under much less strain.

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Cameron Burry has been writing professionally since 2006. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Lakeland College for English and writing, and holds two degrees from Murray State University: one in creative writing and one in English literature.