CD Changer Noise

happsJanuary 2, 2013

I have a Harman Kardon FL8550 5 CD changer that plays about 40% of my CD's fine and the other 60%, plays them with a pronounced hiss or scratchy sound in the background. There is no rhyme or reason which discs play fine and which discs play with a hiss or scratch. Older, newer, classical, rock, makes no difference on outcome. I have tried cleaning the lens with a dry cd lens cleaning disc that has brushes on it and there is no difference. Any ideas on what's going on?

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I am not sure, but it sounds like there are problems in the digital-analog converter chip.

Was this a very expensive unit? If not it may cost more to repair than it is worth, even if parts are available.

That's my 2 cents. A really good place to get audio questions answered by nice people is the forums.

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