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Unread 11-26-2010, 09:10 AM   #1
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Audio Issue - '08 w/premium sound

I'll try this again, I found some more info that may be helpful, and no answers last time

My '08 Rubi (infinity sound) has had intermittent audio trouble - speakers crackle and pop, LOUDLY, but I am 99.9% sure that the speakers are not blown. This issue is much more frequent when listening via HDD or iPod (aux jack), and almost never happens when listening to the radio. The dealer supposedly corrected this issue, diagnosed as a bad speaker, under warranty when it was still my dad's lease. It now has 39K on it, and is mine.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

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Unread 11-26-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have answered your own question. At least, a troubleshooting guide to proceed with. If it happens with any device hooked to the aux jack and not the radio. It's with the aux jack, or the aux jack cable.
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Unread 11-26-2010, 10:30 AM   #3
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Sounds like you have answered your own question. At least, a troubleshooting guide to proceed with. If it happens with any device hooked to the aux jack and not the radio. It's with the aux jack, or the aux jack cable.
It also happens with the HDD, and it does happen with the radio, but not nearly as frequently as the hard drive/auxiliary devices.
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Might be time to check all the phyiscal connections to the head unit. Does the unit show any symptoms of power interruption?
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Unread 11-28-2010, 10:03 AM   #5
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Might be time to check all the phyiscal connections to the head unit. Does the unit show any symptoms of power interruption?
I'll do that - and to answer your question, no...no flickering or loss of function, just make you jump out of your seat static interruptions, and it seems that base-heavy songs are more prone to this (which lead me to believe that the speakers were the issue originally, until I found that it was only with the HDD and the auxiliary, very infrequently with FM/AM/Sirius).
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Unread 11-29-2010, 11:12 AM   #6
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Chassis ground.

Not an expert but it sounds like there may be an issue with static build-up in the unit. Check the radio case to ground and you can add a ground strap while you have it open. It won't hurt a thing.
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Unread 11-29-2010, 11:49 AM   #7
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I had the same issue when using MP3 cd's in mine, and I re-encoded all my songs in a higher bitrate and it sounds good now. There is a level that is simply too "high".

I would go with that, as I basically had the same exact issue. But sadly it's not easy to re-encode your music.

Let me guess, the songs on the HDD are the same/similar (or same source) as the songs on the iPod. If that is the case, find a new download source. Just saying but using those P2P sources are not the best way to do it.. of course buying them is the only way =)
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