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One speaker is lower volume than others - right front

Hello, I have had my system for nearly 2 years and all of a sudden my right front speaker is playing at a lower volume than the other speakers - I have ensure the wires are correctly and securely placed, I have also swapped speakers and its not the speaker its a system problem. Any suggestions (a setting I have wrong?). the test tone shows its only this speaker.

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  • toels Feb 22, 2008

    Hi, i just recently bought my system, but when i play tv, the right speaker is lower than the left front speaker. i have checked the connection is okay.

    and when i play a dvd, it plays fine. so i am not sure what's the problem

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    I have had my system for 3 years and all of a sudden my right front speaker is playing at a realy low volume than the other 3 speakers - I have ensure the wires are correctly and securely placed, I have also swapped speakers and its not the speaker its a system problem. Any suggestions ? ned to rplc transistors ?!

  • Stephe96 Apr 30, 2009

    Same thing here. The volume of the right front speaker is noticeably fainter when I run the 'test tone' feature. I've isolated the problem to that output on the receiver; it's not the wires or the speaker.



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I think that maybe you setted the distance of the speakers wrong. Check your users manual and try to adjust the distance.

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