November 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm #6494
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?