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Hi ! I have a Mc Intosh MC352 and my problem is that I have it hooked up with my B&W 802s. And i notice one side is louder than the other. I checked my Wires an everything seem s fine. What's the problem.. Is it the amp

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    Scott Frye Aug 26, 2010

    Can you listen to the audio on headphones? and does it appear level on both sides when you do?

    Are the volume knob pointers at the same point on the front panel when completely off?




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Swap the speakers around. If the sound stays on the same channel and doesn't move with the swap, then the amp has a fault on that channel. If it does move to the other side the speaker is the problem.

If it is an amp fault you can track it down using a insulated tool and the buzz test. You simple touch points on the good channel with the tool and in places it will buzz. You compare that by touching the same places you got a buzz (on the good channel) on the bad channel instead and if it doesn't buzz or it's weaker then you have located the problem.
You can also check the voltages with a meter in the same way. As the voltages should be the same on the two channels.

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