New speaker needed?
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My instincts say most likely a new speaker is needed. I would at least pop off the shell and look at it. If its finish is flakey looking then definitely replace it. At least post a picture of it here.
@Mark V. Spadaro I'm not convinced that the issue is a bad speaker. Also, (if possible) have you tried reloading the sound file or engine reset? Something could be corrupted.
Another possibility would be a bad audio board.
A longer clip of the sound may be helpful.
Would you also please include the make/model number of the locomotive?
RK 30-2643-1 Western Maryland VO 1000 3v PS2, with BCR2, from 2005. This engine is new to me, bought used from a reliable forum member. A longer run of the sound really isn’t helpful, as the static is lost in the background diesel startup and running sounds. Don’t have the ability to reload the sound file, so, no, that hasn’t been attempted. And, as I mentioned, my big concern is this impending failure of the sound board?
I didn't hear a thing for the first few seconds. I cranked my volume all the way up, but didn't hear anything amiss. However, I think the static is a "feature" of that sound set.
Here's my VO-1000 starting up, plenty of static in the quiet spaces.
I thought Alco's always sounded like they were coming apart All Liquid Comes Out.
@Mark V. Spadaro posted:
Thanks for posting these. The two pictures above had saying maybe on the speaker, but after listening 2 GRJ's engine I would agree that it's simply a lousy sound file.
This is my ps3 American freedom check out my post on here about it. Now that is some good quality static!!! I never figured out what it is causing it.