I have a DTT3500 creative labs sound system. As of the last month, I have started to get high pitched whining and crackling from my speakers. It is not the speakers (tested the speakers wth another system). It is not the location of the speakers (same as above). It is not the location of the decoder box/amp (moved it). It's not the wires (checked other wires). Plus the problem occurs regardless of the setings on my decoder box, and regardless of whether or not there is any input. So, I think my decoder box / amp is fried.
AFter that lengthy explination, my question is, what can I do now?
The most obvious option to me is to buy a new "decorder/amp" - however, I searched around, and wasn't able to find anything (but that is of course because I have no clue what I should be searching for is my assumption). So - what would one call this decoder/amp that I have. (Basically, all speakers and subwoofer go to this box, where it has power, and then goes into my soundcard - I have an Audigy 2 zs.)
Is there a way to replace this box without buying new speakers as well? Currently I have RCA inputs on the box, but since the speakers themselves just take copper wire in, I can easily replace the wires. I also would like to be able to continue using the digital output from my soundcard.
Is this feasible, and if so , how can i make it work? Otherwise, what is my next best option?
Thanks, and I apologize for my long winded post.