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Rear Speaker volume too low

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I have the onkyo receiver with 2 front and 2 rear speakers connected appropriately to the receiver. The problem is that the rear speaker volume is too low. Anyway i adjust the receiver, the volume in the rear channels are way to low. Is there anything I can do to improve the problem?

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Channel level output can be adjusted in the menu if you have the remote. Set the rear channel level volume higher and the fronts lower if need be, and then turn up the volume. Enjoy!

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