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Audio System Problem

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I have a 2016 Pilot Touring that is giving me a perplexing problem. After having the audio system turned on for a few minutes (regardless of whether the car engine is on or off), I start hearing static noise - faintly at first, then it builds louder and louder until it overcomes whatever I was listening to. It happens whether I am listing to radio, iPod, Bluetooth, or phone. Doesn't matter whether I am listening to music, podcast, or audiobook. The static is in front and rear, left and right. It gets so loud that finally there is no way to hear anything else.
Now here's the weirdest part: The only thing NOT affected is the navigation system "voice" - so if I'm going somewhere using the navigation GPS system, the voice that comes on to tell me to turn or go straight is not affected by the static - I can hear "her" voice perfectly fine coming through the "center channel" speaker.
I have tried turning off the A/C, but doesn't affect the static problem.
But why is the Nav system the only thing not having the problem? I am wondering if the Nav system has a different amplifier.
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We have a 2017 Touring and our audio problem is similar with some differences .... our audio may go for 30 minutes (or hours) of silence and then turn on and play with no issues. That is until the vehicle is switched off and then just silence again until such time as it is inclined to start playing again. No rhyme, reason or anything we can see that would indicate there is any reason it is performing so poorly. If anyone gets this puzzle figured out, I would really like to hear the fix. Thanks....Byron W
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