Help with connecting devices and eliminating speaker buzz?

trchamp12

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Heres a rough sketch of how I'm currently set up.
https://imgur.com/a/R83TV

I am getting a loud humming noise from my speakers and I can't really figure out why.

Trouble shooting steps I've taken:

Unplug everything except for computer and speaker amp (same outlet) : still makes noise
Unplug everything except for computer and speaker amp (different outlet): still makes noise
Plug Headphones directly to computer: no humming noise
Plug speaker amp into laptop instead of desktop: no humming noise

I was getting a humming noise out of my headphone amp when I had it powered by the PC via USB, but when I plugged it into the outlet instead it eliminated the noise.

Could anyone possibly give a solution/ another troubleshooting step I could take?
 
If you don't get any noise when you disconnect the PC from the amps then you need to isolate the audio outputs of the PC.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BOSS-Audio-B25N-Ground-Loop-Isolator-Noise-Filter/28875653?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1187&adid=22222222227019160698&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=52591130711&wl4=pla-84471931271&wl5=9004455&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=112549749&wl11=online&wl12=28875653&wl13=&veh=sem
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDO8S3X/ref=asc_df_B01MDO8S3X5048290/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B01MDO8S3X&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198063088238&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1849729910885720956&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004455&hvtargid=pla-318768121159
For more detailed info
http://web.mit.edu/~jhawk/tmp/p/EST016_Ground_Loops_handout.pdf
 

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Question from trchamp12 : "Help with connecting devices and eliminating speaker buzz?"

Heres a rough sketch of how I'm currently set up. https://imgur.com/a/R83TV

I am getting a loud humming noise from my speakers and I can't really figure out why.

Trouble shooting steps I've taken:
Unplug everything except for computer and speaker amp (same outlet) : still makes noise
Unplug everything except for computer and speaker amp (different outlet): still makes noise
Plug Headphones directly to computer: no humming noise
Plug speaker amp into laptop instead of desktop: no humming noise

I was getting a humming noise out of my headphone amp when I had it powered by the PC via USB, but when I plugged it into the outlet instead it eliminated the noise. Could anyone possibly give a solution/ another troubleshooting step I could take?
 
If you don't get any noise when you disconnect the PC from the amps then you need to isolate the audio outputs of the PC.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BOSS-Audio-B25N-Ground-Loop-Isolator-Noise-Filter/28875653?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1187&adid=22222222227019160698&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=52591130711&wl4=pla-84471931271&wl5=9004455&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=112549749&wl11=online&wl12=28875653&wl13=&veh=sem
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDO8S3X/ref=asc_df_B01MDO8S3X5048290/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B01MDO8S3X&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198063088238&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1849729910885720956&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004455&hvtargid=pla-318768121159
For more detailed info
http://web.mit.edu/~jhawk/tmp/p/EST016_Ground_Loops_handout.pdf
 
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