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Windows 7: Klipsch promedia 5.1

21 Oct 2014   #11
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wordsworth View Post
Small world ain't it? Sounds like a plan on getting it fixed and then upgrading some components later. Hope the repair goes well for you.
Sure is a small world! lol. I too hope things go according to plan. I want to get that cooling fan upgrade kit but the problem is he wants 50 bucks for it!. But; from what ive been reading it sounds like it would be worth it to keep "issues" from coming up hopefully.


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25 Oct 2014   #12
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

hey there wordsworth; if you see this(I hope you do); my local guy tried to fix it by re-soldering all the major connections. So, yesterday when i went and picked up the amp; he showed me that it worked. But; alas; go figure that when i got home and reconnected all the speakers, and the audio connections to my sound card; it suddenly became intermittent; like it would work for a short time then make a crackling like sound and then cut out. So, today, I took it back to him and he told me the only other thing it could be is the "driver" board in which he called his supplier and he only has 1 left; so i told him to snap it up before someone else does because after they are gone thats it he wont be able to get anymore because the system has been discontinued for such a long time now(and yes it sucks; wish they had not stopped making the 5.1 promedia system). But can you say ouch!; the guy wants 50 bucks for the dang board! and when he told me that i was like geez!; but seeing as how its like the only one left possibly in the country; I have no choice if i want to keep the system alive for a number more years. On another note though; i have been conversing with your contact Henry via ebay messages and he is such a wonderful person to talk to about this system. I think what i am going to do is get that simple to install fan kit that any ordinary consumer should be able to install as i really dont think its necessary at this point to get the 50 dollar kit with all those parts as it seems like everything else so far is in working order.
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26 Oct 2014   #13
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I hope what you will have eventually paid will be a little less than if you'd shipped the amp to Henry for repair. I found him to be knowledgable and very professional. He's honest and does good work. There was another person that Klipsch forum members sent there amps to for repair and the problems and complaints on that person became legion.

I hope this repair works out for you; I'd get the cooling system for sure as I think you will still have some components that tend to fail unless better cooling is present.
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26 Oct 2014   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do not own a Klipsch 5.1 but I do have two Klipsch 2.1 THX.
I had cracking now and again and found it to be the way the satellite speakers hooked to the base. The base has spring loaded jaws that hold the wires.
All I did to solve the problem was put a wad of solder on the end of the wires to give the spring loaded jaws something to grab onto.

I don't know if the 5.1 uses the same method of hooking up speakers.

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26 Oct 2014   #15
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I do not own a Klipsch 5.1 but I do have two Klipsch 2.1 THX.
I had cracking now and again and found it to be the way the satellite speakers hooked to the base. The base has spring loaded jaws that hold the wires.
All I did to solve the problem was put a wad of solder on the end of the wires to give the spring loaded jaws something to grab onto.

I don't know if the 5.1 uses the same method of hooking up speakers.

Layback; oddly enough; Ive never had one ounce of trouble from my klipsch sattelites(speakers) for this 5.1 system; its just been strictly the amp thats been the issue as like i mentioned before; it would cut in and out and in and out etc. and thats what happened when i took it to my local repair guy yesterday for him to test. It started out working; but then about 10-15 sec later...out it went crackling and all. Weird thing is he sprayed some cold air duster on the "driver board"(I think thats what its called) and it came back for a short time but then went out again so yea it looks like i need to snap up that one remaining driver board thats left in order to keep this system alive.I love thie bass this system puts out when the amp is working correctly(albeit I know i disturbed my neighbor at least once with it lol) and the sound quality is one of the best out of any computer speakers Ive ever had; which is why it sucks they stopped making the 5.1 system. I do think they still might make the 2.1 system that you have but not sure; as its possible they stopped making them all together.
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26 Oct 2014   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I bought the last one of my 2.1 about a month ago. I'm well please with both.
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26 Oct 2014   #17
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Klispch still makes two versions of the 2.1. A wired version, and a wireless as in no wires between the amp and computer sound card.
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09 Apr 2016   #18
mcdonamw

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

OP, did you ever find an actual cause and solution to your problem? My 5.1 ultra system has started doing exactly what you describe. My sub is going in and out, often crackling before hand. Some days it's completely fine, other days it's horrible! I love this system and do not want to replace it with a receiver/5.1 system usually found in a living room. I hate that they don't really make powerful 5.1 systems for PC anymore. I need to fix this!
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