Can't hear from the left or the right speaker

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Omikor
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Can't hear from the left or the right speaker

Post by Omikor » 18 Jun 2019 16:13

Hi there! I have a weird problem on which for a couple of seconds there is a crack and the sound is coming only from one side (left or right) is it a cartridge problem? Should I switch my needle?

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Re: Can't hear from the left or the right speaker

Post by tcolegrove » 18 Jun 2019 17:57

That doesn't sound like a stylus issue to me. It would be helpful if you told us about your whole system (amp, pre-amp, turntable, cartridge, etc.).

But you'll need to do some basic troubleshooting to isolate what's causing the issue - and should do that before you start spending money.

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Re: Can't hear from the left or the right speaker

Post by Omikor » 18 Jun 2019 19:43

I have a Marantz TT320 turntable connected to TEAC AG-620 receiver. Do you think it is a receiver problem?

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Re: Can't hear from the left or the right speaker

Post by dahoo » 18 Jun 2019 19:47

you may need to clean the pots and relays in the receiver with deoxit. i used to have that issue at low volumes with vintage receivers and amplifiers i just bought. most likely, cleaning will fix that issue.

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Re: Can't hear from the left or the right speaker

Post by bhuston » 18 Jun 2019 20:10

Does the problem happen with other inputs? Have you tried simply turning or pushing the switch for the inputs (attempt to clean)? Could be as simple as a dirty switch on the amp.

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Re: Can't hear from the left or the right speaker

Post by Omikor » 18 Jun 2019 20:34

Thanks! I'll try!

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Re: Can't hear from the left or the right speaker

Post by Collux » 19 Jun 2019 01:27

When switched to the Tuner (Radio) position, does the same fault exist?
Similarly if a CD player deck is attached to the receiver?

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