SoundTouch 300 audio crackling/dropping via optical cord
Been using my SoundTouch 300 bar for 4yrs, not a single issue since purchasing, of course warranty just went expired 2 months ago and now I’m experiencing issues.
The STB 300 is connected via optical cord, found this was the best experience for me and didn’t have issues until the other night when the bar stopped audio, turned off and turned back on. After it turned back on the audio crackles, fluctuates volume and drops out all together, the few seconds in between one of those the audio is normal. I connected the bar via Bluetooth and the output is normal albeit about half a second delayed which drives me nuts. I figured since the Bluetooth was working I would switch the cable out, still to no avail, same issues. Software is updated on equipment and tv, I even tried to connect the old optical cable to another soundbar and it worked fine. I don’t know what to do, hopefully someone can help or a mod can give me some guidance/additional troubleshooting tips.