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Old 03-08-2013, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Uneven sound distribution on speakers...?

Hey guys. I have a question that's been bugging me for a while so maybe someone on here could give me any ideas on how to fix it, or has had a similar problem before.

I have a less-than-a-year-old turntable with a problem that has either gotten worse (or maybe I've just noticed it more) over the past two or three months I've had it. I connect the turntable through the auxiliary port of a stereo system that then is connected to speakers. However here's where I'm having a bit of trouble. When I play records on the turntable, the volume between the two speakers is VERY unbalanced. One will be quiet one second and then loud the next. When I increase the volume, one might get extremely louder and the other either does not, or will get louder or softer every few seconds... This makes listening to records sound pretty bad, even if it is one that had been brand new and unplayed before. However, these same speakers sound perfectly fine when I play the radio or cds through the stereo system. It's only when turning on the auxiliary to listen to records that I have this problem.

I don't think it's the wires/connection because those are fairly new as well.

Any suggestions? Am I doing something wrong?

I'm not the best person with this sort of thing, so thanks in advance if you read this.

Knowing my luck I'm probably just missing something very obvious.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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counter-intuitive as it may be, it sounds like the wiring to me. i would open it up and see if some soldering has come undone or cracked. it could also be chip problem if the switch series that your auxiliary is controlled electronically. it could also be that the jack that you plug your aux cable in has a damaged or sunken port. i've experienced that a few times actually. try sticking a cable made my a different company in there and see what happens first, as it could be something simple like the geometries of the male and female aspects not fitting quite right.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually your problem may simply be the fact that you are not using the correct inputs. Auxiliary inputs are for televisions etc normally this does not matter on most of your modern equipment however Turntables do require a Phono input in order to sound, and function properly. Some turntables even require or prefer to be used with a Magnetic phono. If your reciever and/or amp has no phono section than you need to invest in a phono pre-amp
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. The wiring seems fine but I did buy a pre-amp and hopefully that solves the problem once I get a chance to figure it out. Thanks!
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That should take care of your issues, let us knowhow it turns out or if you need any further insight
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