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Douglas Burke

Hi Brad, it took a while and a very long afternoon, and here’s what I got.

  • As far as I know, neither of the speaker wires run near a 120/220 VAC line.  I also had made no wiring changes anywhere within at least several months prior to the start of this buzzing.
  • I disconnected both speaker wires and connected them one at a time to OUTPUT 1 and tested.  The buzzing was present in each test.
  • I also noticed that the M1 panel itself is now buzzing…I had never noticed that before.  Listening closer, I further head a distinct buzzing coming from the TRG-1640. Thus, I tried some additional tests.
  • I unplugged the TRG-1640 from power.  Testing the speakers on battery power, they were no longer buzzing.  Indeed, they sounded exactly as they were supposed to.  Further, the panel no longer buzzed.
  • I disconnected the TRG-1640 from the panel, and plugged it into 120 VAC.  There was still a buzzing, yet significantly reduced from when also connected to the panel.  I’d call it more of a “hum”.
  • I reconnected the TRG-1640 to the panel, and through the use of a long extension cord, connected it to a completely separate 120 VAC outlet (on an entirely different circuit breaker).  The distinct buzzing in the speakers, the panel and the TRG-1640 were still present.
  • One last thing I noticed in all this testing was that with the TRG-1640 connected to the panel, after I plug it into 120 VAC I initially, for a few seconds, hear only the significantly reduced buzzing (the hum) in the TRG-1640.  It’s only after a few seconds does that hum increase to a more distinct buzz, and at the same time the panel starts buzzing about the same volume.

Could my problem be in the TRG-1640 perhaps?  Could it just be so old that it’s now causing the buzzing in both the panel and on the speakers?

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