Can't stop the signal
January 6, 2007 10:13 AM   Subscribe

How can I make my stereo receiver stop accidentally picking up AM signals?

I recently purchased a monster cable to connect my iMac to a stereo receiver. I plugged the cable into the "audio in" cd jack and the sound comes through fine, except for one problem... the receiver is also picking up an AM radio station that plays in the background.

There is no antenna hooked up to the receiver, and if you set it to "Radio" nothing comes through at all. I have tried every combination of plugs and jacks, but I can't seem to make it go away.

So what gives? And how can I make it stop? I have very limited knowledge about these things, so my apologies if there is an obvious answer.

posted by mandlebrotz to Technology (3 answers total)
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 10:52 AM on January 6, 2007

Ground something. At least one of these devices should have an earth pin on the power supply.
posted by genghis at 3:30 PM on January 6, 2007

Could well be the iMac itself picking up the interference, rather than the cable to the receiver. It might be worth using a decent external USB sound card instead of the inbuilt stuff.
posted by flabdablet at 10:36 PM on January 6, 2007

« Older 99 bottles of breastmilk down the drain   |   Google Form History Restore? Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.