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Jeffhaney

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Computer noise through sound system
« on: March 14, 2007, 01:25:09 pm »

We play video through our "projector" computer which sometimes has audio... We plug the from the headphone jack into our mixer & we get computer noise... This is not AC hum but computer noise. I have been asking everyone and have no answer on what type of card (for the computer) or a Converter box before entering the mixer. Could someone give me advise?
Thanks a million! Jeff
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Jon Murray

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Re: Computer noise through sound system
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2007, 05:03:38 am »

What kind of computer noise is it? Even if it's not a ground hum it would be worth a try to use a hum eliminator. Thay are very cheap around $20- $50
Might be wortha shot?
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Greg Hertfelder

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Re: Computer noise through sound system
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2007, 08:33:24 pm »

Jeff
I understand what you are encountering and will share what advice I can. For a period of time the corporation I work for leased Dell D600 laptops and there was a high harmonic digital "hash" noise (not 60-cycle hum) amplified when the computer headphone jack was connected to any kind of sound system. I was able to make it go away with two different methods: operating the computer on battery or dropping the ground on the computer power supply with your basic $2 hardware store 3-to-2 prong adapter (not a shining moment safety-wise, but effective.)

Although it did not work for me, you might try using a direct box to isolate the computer from the sound system. Here is one contender: Radial JPC direct box.
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Mac Kerr

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Re: Computer noise through sound system
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2007, 09:03:14 pm »

Greg Hertfelder wrote on Sat, 17 March 2007 20:33

Although it did not work for me, you might try using a direct box to isolate the computer from the sound system. Here is one contender: Radial JPC direct box.
Better yet, use a USB audio interface. Even the Behringer version should work fine for you.

Mac
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Re: Computer noise through sound system
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 08:58:16 am »

I'd go with what greg said! had the same proublem a few years ago...worked perfect!
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Re: Computer noise through sound system
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 04:48:22 pm »

We use the Rapco LTI-100.  You can get it for about $100 and it works well with an input pad and ground lift.  Whirlwind also makes a PCDI, but it's a little more expensive.

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