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Sound only coming through one channel

If I connect my CD48 to my amp and speakers, using standard audio cables, I only get sound from one speaker. If I remove the red connecter, leaving the white in place, no difference. Removed the red connector only and nothing. I have checked other components through the amp, and no probs.

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Re: Sound only coming through one channel - Marantz CD-48 CD Player CD Players

Check the white connector jack.

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Re: Sound only coming through one channel

Try swapping the t5he red connector to the other channel. if the fault goes to the other channel then the rca lead may be faulty. if the fault appears to be a dead channel in the player , you may have to do some resoldering about the rca connector on the back panel. They sometimes can develope dry solder joints. Worst case you may have a D/A convertor problem. I have not seen many faults in audio stages beyond the D/A (TDA1549) in the player. If you are not confident with electronic repair work I suggest a marantz agent to repair it. I have been for 20 years, but am in Australia. Good luck, happy to give you more advice if you need it.

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Re: Sound only coming through one channel

You may possibly have a fault with the RED RCA output plug on your CD possibly a loose wire on the internal side or a faulty plug altogether. Try plugging it into another stereo and see if the problem replicates itself.... if so then i am sure that will be the case.

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