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left speaker louder than right

Post by streetpussy » 13 Jan 2019 00:56

The left speaker is a bit louder and clearer than the right speaker. All the cables are connected perfectly. Is this a situation where you increase or decrease antiskate?

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by nat » 13 Jan 2019 01:39

Try it and see.

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by streetpussy » 13 Jan 2019 03:52

Hmm. Changed my VTF from 1.8 to 1.9 (2 is max) and chanfed antiskate from 1.8 to 2.2 which helps a little I think. Cranked it to 3 for shits and giggles and there was no difference in volume distribution, it just sounded like complete garbage. Same situation when I kicked it down to 0. At 2.2 the volume distribution isn’t exactly alleviated but in terms of sound quality they’re more alike.I swapped the L+R cables from my TT to Schitt Mani and the problem stayed the same leading me to believe it might be the preamp? I wonder if it’s my listening area also. I live in a rather small studio with hardwood floors and the side of the left speaker is about 12-14” from a wall whereas the right speaker has no wall to ita side for like 12’.

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by lenjack » 13 Jan 2019 04:01

I don't think it's antiskate.

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by 2002afan » 13 Jan 2019 04:48

Does this only occur with your turntable? Check cartridge wires. Do you have a CD player or Tuner to check If it occurs with them also? If it does, possibly the power source. Hope it is something simple.
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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by josephazannieri » 13 Jan 2019 06:04

Yo streetpussy:

Take your left speaker and disconnect it from your amp and hook it to right side speaker terminals. Then disconnect your right speaker (you'll have to do this to hook left speaker to right amp) and hook it to left amp. Now listen and see if the volume problem changes sides. If it does, your problem is in the speakers, not the cartridge, the preamp, or the turntable setup.

Unusually short post with a wish for good luck from that unusually brief old guy,

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by 2002afan » 13 Jan 2019 14:15

The cause of your problem. #-o

a5+ all the way up

by streetpussy » 11 Jan 2019 19:23
Just out of curiosity, how loud can these go? I turned em up and up and up and had to stop before my upstairs neighbor came down to kill me. Kind of blown away at how loud these are!

Joseph, You are correct with your analysis. :(

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by streetpussy » 13 Jan 2019 15:02

Really though? I didn’t even get them up all the way and it was for like 5 seconds.

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Post by 2002afan » 13 Jan 2019 16:47

streetpussy wrote:
13 Jan 2019 15:02
Really though? I didn’t even get them up all the way and it was for like 5 seconds.
It won't take long if your power source produces more than the speakers are designed to handle. :?

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by 2002afan » 13 Jan 2019 17:00

streetpussy wrote:
13 Jan 2019 15:02
Really though? I didn’t even get them up all the way and it was for like 5 seconds.
In addition, power sources with lower power ratings and poor THD ratings, will create more distortion and clip sooner when played too loud. [-X

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by sturgus » 14 Jan 2019 07:30

Sounds like you are getting sound renforcement from proximity to the wall.

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by Gelid » 14 Jan 2019 07:47

sturgus wrote:
14 Jan 2019 07:30
Sounds like you are getting sound renforcement from proximity to the wall.
I get that also.

Just use the balance knob to even things out.

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by streetpussy » 14 Jan 2019 23:19

Well s**t, I really didn’t think turning em up for a few seconds would matter. They’re audioengine a5+ speaker and the preamp is a schitt mani so it’s not like I’m using garbage. It was seriously SO brief. The sound reinforcement proximity to the wall thing sounds right to me, but do not have a balance knob to even things out.

The first pair of these speakers I got were damaged out of the box, same problem but the right speaker was like WAY quieter. Audioengine confirmed this was the case and sent me a new pair which were perfect. The issue I’m having now is nowhere as bad as with the damaged speakers I received forever ago.

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by 2002afan » 15 Jan 2019 06:45

I took a look at what speakers you have, they are used to power the system. Not a typical hi-fi system at all.

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Re: left speaker louder than right

Post by 2002afan » 15 Jan 2019 07:48

I hit the submit button too early by mistake. Guess I'm getting sleepy. Looks like these speakers are intended for connection to a I-pod or to your computer with a DAC. Personally, I think you are asking too much of them. :? Introducing the Mani, probably doesn't Help.
The Mani probably works best in a system with a A/V receiver or new type hi fi-receiver that does not have a dedicated phono.
If I had to put together an inexpensive system right now, (option 1) a nice vintage integrated amp or receiver with phono inputs. Most vintage I.As came with both MM and MC settings, hence no Mani required. A decent receiver would give you a phono input for MM carts at the minimum. A pair of book shelf speakers (see Polks below) with your turntable and you're good to go.
(Option 2) Yamaha sells a new receiver with blue tooth (R-S202) for 149.00 or less (No phono input so Mani still required) A pair of book shelf speakers (Polk Audio TSi200 for 199.00 a pair thru Crutchfield) would be a good speaker for starters with you turntable and you're good to go. This set up with the Mani appears cheaper (I'm using Crutchfield pricing) than your present set up. What you have may work, I just would have never thought anything along those lines. Hope you get it figured out.
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