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NOVATION NIO 2 / 4 makes intermittent 'popping' sound in speakers...? Studio Monitors
Old 3rd January 2011
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NOVATION NIO 2 / 4 makes intermittent 'popping' sound in speakers...?

I'm using a Novation Nio soundcard with my iMac - I've plugged in KRK VXT4 speakers into the outputs at the back (speaker 1/4 cables going into 2 x 1/4" to RCA adapters). Every few seconds I can hear an faint intermittent 'popping' sound from the speakers. It's very faint, and the volume stays constant, regardless as to whether I increase the volume on the Nio or not.
Prior to this I was using a TC ELectronics Konnekt 6 (which I loved, but have to use it for something else).

What's causing this? All the cables are the same as I was using before.....
Old 3rd January 2011
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Hi
Could be all manner of things but it won't be the cables.
Incorrect or unsuitable 'drivers' in the computer would be an early guess but possibly some other activity the computer is doing, hard drive access or whatever. There is a remote possibility that interruptions on the mains are causing it but I would double check the computer first. If the computer has a headphone out try that into your monitors.
Matt S
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