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Minimal sound We have connected our receiver and cd player to the speakers after moving and now the sound is very minimal even when turned up all the way. Is there something stupid we are missing to connecting this? We have gone over and over the wire connections and cannot seem to find what we have done wrong. Are there fuses or something inside these things that can go bad? Signed, Frustrated

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Please reconnect your system again and confirm that cd cables in cd in in your receiver and try with another cables- and check another input if your system is ok the problem will be in the the cd itself or its cables-if not tle problem will be in receiver or its speaker cables(check that the wire of the cables does not touch each other)

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