12-30-2011 10:31 AM
The speakers that are connected to my RF WHTIB wireless kit keep making an annoying popping noise. The noise occurs randomly. Sometimes every 30 seconds, sometimes every 5 minutes.
I have unplugged my wireless router in my apartment and the popping will still continue. So I don't think it is interference from my wireless router.
The speakers will pop even if the sound system receiver is turned off. So I don't think it is a problem with the receiver.
The sound system I am using is the Onkyo HT S3400. http://www.us.onkyo.com/model.cfm?m=HT-S3400&class=Systems&p=i
Any suggestions on how to eliminate the popping noise or decrease the occurrence of it? Thank you!
01-01-2012 05:52 PM
It seems that if I lower the volume using the dial (it is at about 25%) on the wireless receiver the popping noise occurs less often, the noise also seems quieter. However, now I can't really hear my rear speakers as well .
01-03-2012 05:15 PM
The reason that you are experiencing the popping is due the the fact that the RF-WHTIB outputs at 4ohms and the speakers for your surround sound are rated at 6ohms. When you turn the volume up to compensate, clipping occurs, which is the popping noise you are hearing. I would not advise using this unit with your speakers as you could cause damage to your speakers by using devices that are not rated the same. Sorry for the inconvenience.
01-03-2012 06:00 PM
So what does the RF WHTIB manual mean under Receiver: Audio Efficiency Class D, Speaker Level "Supports 4 to 16 ohm speakers" on page 15. I don't want to make this mistake with other purchases.
09-04-2012 09:58 PM
I'm pretty irritated that I only saw this post today; I have just replaced my three ohm speakers with a six ohm set, confident that they would solve my issue which, of course, they did not, which I would have known had I read this post earlier as opposed to assuming that buying new speakers within the advertised limits would be fine.
So what now? I can't be buying new speakers again; is there anyway to circumvent this and stop the pop?
09-12-2012 08:40 AM
The RF-WHTIB manual states that the Receiver “Supports 4 to 16 ohm speakers”. Therefore, the only issue with using 6 ohm speakers should be that you won’t achieve the rated 25 watt output..
Geno had stated that “the speakers will pop even if the sound system receiver is turned off”. This being the case, there is no way clipping is occurring. I've seen several complaints on the web regarding popping noises. This sounds like a problem inherent to the RF WHTIB design. Maybe the designers need to add better filtering to eliminate this interference.
12-02-2012 01:23 PM
Hi, i purchased a new receiver and speakers along with the rocketfish RF-WHTIB. I bought it because it had great reviews and one of my friends had bought it before me and he said it was great! I hooked it up and after a few days, it started making the popping noise. I contacted rocketfish, they gave me a couple of troubleshooting tips. I did them and it went away for a two days. It came back and decieded to exchange it for a new one. The new one was good for a day or two. I asked my friend how he had his set up. He had his volume half way, so I set it up the same. I had the volume all the way up on the first unit. the new unit is doing the same thing but since the volume is down, you dont hear it as loud. My router is on the 2nd floor so it cant be that. its made the noise when everything in the house has been turned off. I have a pioneer receiver VSX 1022. my speakers are energy take classic speakers with a energy sub esw C8.
I would like to know of any options on what I can do to stop this noise and will this noise damage my speakers??
05-09-2013 07:25 PM
I am sorry to hear you are still having trouble with your speakers making a popping noise when connected to the RF-WHTIB. Please double check that you do not have any of the speaker wires crossed. Make sure the negative connects to negative and positive to positive on all connections for both the sender and receiver. Many audio receivers will have a speaker test you can run if the speakers aren't clearly labeled. You may also try a surge protector that provides noise filtering. If you are still having issues with the RF-WHTIB I would recommend returning with your rear speaker kit and a copy of your receipt to your place of purchase in order to pursue the possibility of warranty repair or replacement.