View Full Version : Tower Speakers Buzz when blower is on
07-12-2010, 10:40 AM
I have my tower speakers run off my amp which is hooked to the sub outlet on my deck. When I have the blower (pumps etc) on, the speakers buzz?
Someone suggested this is a grounding problem?
07-15-2010, 05:34 PM
Mike - some decks (like your 700U) have full range sub outputs. He's probably fine. But it does beg the question where did the other 2 sets of outputs go?
07-15-2010, 06:11 PM
I fixed this issue on mine by grounding the headunit directly to the battery, instead of off the helm bus as it came wired from the factory.
07-20-2010, 05:37 PM
Going to try ground the unit to the battery. Thanks
09-06-2010, 06:38 PM
Finally got around to getting the dohickey to wire it to the battery. Fixed the buzz right away.
09-06-2010, 06:48 PM
Good deal! Thanks for reporting back. I wonder if SC has fixed this on newer boats...
09-06-2010, 07:21 PM
This is a common problem on all boats.
Short answer is just ground to the batteries and be done with it.
Glad to hear it worked out!
09-07-2010, 04:40 PM
I've got the same exact issue so I will try the fix as well and report back. Thanks fellas.
And Mike, on my head unit, I can set the sub pre-outs so that it sends a full range signal.
09-13-2010, 12:19 AM
I was getting engine noise thru the speakers, hissing when the blower was on, and a popping sound when I trimmed the wakeplate. I grounded the head unit directly to the battery as suggested here and it fixed all three issues. Thanks!!
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