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FULL BAND OF AUDIO NOT CLEAR

WHENEVER A CD IS BEING PLAYED I CANNOT HEAR CLEARLY THE LEAD SINGER, THE BACKUP SINGERS AND THE INSTRUMENTS ARE CLEAR.

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If you have set the EQ curve to the typical "disco smile" ( where the curve looks like a smiling mouth) that everyone who is inexperienced seems to do, then you have turned down the midrange area. Human vocals appear between 200hz to about 5kHz. If the vocals are clear when the unit is in bypass mode, then you are not operating the eq properly. If they are not clear when the EQ is bypassed, you have another problem. The best way to run an EQ is to leave most of it flat across the entire range, at zero gain and CUT only the stuff that is annoying, or caused by your room or speaker limitations. Try this first, before assuming you have a hardware fault.

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    You may also have something out of phase, even your speakers. Generally, lead vocals are mixed, panned to center, to appear in equal quantities in both the left and right speakers. This is not the case with older recordings like the Beatles where the vocals were often hard-panned left or right. Vocals centered makes it also better for radio play.

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