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I have a Pioneer Elite VSX-80TXV My front left channel is quiter and has significantly less midrange and bass than my other channels. The EQ's are on the factory settings but the channels are not equal. I also test the speaker and when they are switched the problem remains the same for both speakers. I tripled checked all wiring connections and have no problems there.

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The problem was actually at the speaker. The speaker I was using was a Kef speaker and it was missing a metal bar running across both negative terminals in order to power both the tweeter and woofer.

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