It might be a ground loop hum ... too many components on the same outlet or circuit.
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Thanks for the responses. I’ve been researching ground loop hum. The hum when it came on was cyclical it was not constant which makes me wonder if it is being caused by something else in the house maybe a dimmer or microwave. I’ve been very busy with work and have not had the time to do more testing but I have a test plan thought out which I will post when I have some time. The other odd thing, maybe it’s normal for jl, is there is a small pop on each when they are first plugged in. Once they are going they sound great and the white noise is basically inaudible. Didn’t hear the hum last time when I had the TV off which makes me wonder if it is the cable connection to the TiVo mini. I have read coax cable can be a culprit sometimes.
A couple years back I bought a Classe CT-2300 power amplifier and found the amp made a rhythmic hum sound. The sound came from the amp not through the speakers, turned out that my 60" Panasonic Plasma television was introducing DC voltage into the AC main circuit, and the amp (on the same circuit) didn't like that.
Try using a extension cord from a outlet on a different circuit and see if that helps. I ended up running a dedicated circuit for my Classe amp and the problem was solved.