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Center channel sound output

I just purchased an aperion 4C center channel. it has the two 4" speakers with the 1" tweeter in the middle of them. noticed that practically all of the sound seems to be coming from the left 4" speaker only....hardly any vibration is coming from the right 4" speaker. There is only a very faint vibration. Is this normal? Is this how a center channel speaker is supposed to work?...I guess I just assumed equal sound would be omitted from both 4" speakers? I checked the connections and wanted to make sure that my new center is working properly...thanks

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Its not working correctly I have a few different types of center channels and they all have equal sound no matter how many speakers are in them. Connection in speaker box is bad or you may have a blown speaker

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