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Right speaker channel low, both front and and back, even the headphones

I got this reciever for free from my brother recnetly and it had been in a box for quite a while. I took it out and hooked up some speakers, and I noticed the right channel on this is super low. I tried a set of headphone to see if it were my speakers, and no fix. I swapped speakers, changed wires, and even tried to reset ( by unplugging for more than an hour) but, still it does the same. Even when I change the speaker balance to +8 on the right channel it stil does not have much sound coming out. I am guessing I need to break it open and start checking the circuits, but I don't know where to start.

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Re: Right speaker channel low, both front and and back,...

There might be a levels adjustment in the setup menu for distance or something, might check that before opening unit up.

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Additionally please follow the instruction on your user manual to activate the SUB ,as is follows..

Low-frequency (bass) signals can be directed to the
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• Select FRONT if you do not use a subwoofer. LFE and
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(even if you have previously set the front speakers to
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both the front speakers and subwoofer. LFE and low-
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