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Hi,


One of my two bookshelf speakers goes “click click click…” when I turn on the amp.

 

I bought B-200 Black bookshelf speakers and am connecting to a Pyle 5-channel amp. At first install, both speakers work great and played beautiful music. The second time, speaker A goes “click click click click click”. I adjusted the wire connection on amp, switching speaker A and B from left to right. Speaker A went “click…” again. I then fixed the bare wire connection on Speaker A, and the “click” went away. But, on day 3, the “click” returns. I try adjust wire connection multiple ways and can’t get the “click” to stop.

 

I am a novice for audio. I stripped the wire with a scissors and am not using banana plugs. Please let me know how to troubleshoot this further and determine what the underlying issue might be.

 

Thanks,

Mike

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Hi Andre and Pondoro. Thanks for your responses.  I got the speakers to work again without a click. I just reconnected the red wire into the amp. The clicking went away and the sound returned. Perhaps the bare wire connection is just a bit sensitive? Apologies for the delay in getting back on this. 

Speaker wire 2.jpg

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3 hours ago, lambeauleap said:

Hi Andre and Pondoro. Thanks for your responses.  I got the speakers to work again without a click. I just reconnected the red wire into the amp. The clicking went away and the sound returned. Perhaps the bare wire connection is just a bit sensitive? Apologies for the delay in getting back on this. 

Speaker wire 2.jpg

My bet is you had it shorted. I didn't like the way it looked just judging from the picture you posted. I think it's very likely some bare wire from the positive terminal was touching bare wire from the negative terminal. Glad you got it worked out though. 

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