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Speaker Balance Issue Help please

I have an issue concering balance. When I play the old Stereophile test disk with the barking dog the results are as follows. When the dog is on the left or right speaker it sounds just find but the dog in the center is left of center on my system. I guess I'm going to have to just try hooking things up in different ways to isolate the problem. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where to start on this?

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Steve Silberman

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Re: Loudspeaker balance

StephenSS wrote:
I have an issue concering balance. When I play the old Stereophile test disk with the barking dog the results are as follows. When the dog is on the left or right speaker it sounds just find but the dog in the center is left of center on my system. I guess I'm going to have to just try hooking things up in different ways to isolate the problem. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where to start on this?

If both speakere are working correctly, the obvious culprit would be the speakers having different acoustic surroundings: One speaker being close to a side wall, the other in free space, for example.

So first check that the speakers are identical, Swap left for right and see if the imbalance follows the swap or stays the same. If it stays the same, then the problem is with the room acoustic. (Or with your amplifier.)

John Atkinson

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Ralph ?

Steve, if were talking Stereophiles Test CD ( circa 1991 ), the first one, Ralph the dog always sounded a tad off pitch for a Basset Hound to me. If JA's directions  don't work out try taking a db. reading of both channels separately, it could be as simple as the left channel having more power running to it than the right. Have you listened closely to each driver to make sure there functioning correctly?

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Ralph ?

Steve, if were talking Stereophiles Test CD ( circa 1991 ), the first one, Ralph the dog always sounded a tad off pitch for a Basset Hound to me. If JA's directions  don't work out try taking a db. reading of both channels separately, it could be as simple as the left channel having more power running to it than the right. Have you listened closely to each driver to make sure there functioning correctly?

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distance???

Hi everybody,

Have you messured the excact distance to be the same?

 

I am trying out a lot off the Jim Schmith (Get better Sound) tweaks and have used the Chiftains CD he recomends. One of the tracks "Magdalenas Laundry" is very revealing on spotlighting a problem that sounds a bit like yours. The sound of a bell is has to be precisely behind the right speaker, but moving one speaker just a couble of milimeters kan shift the position to be mid/wright actually a bit scary how sensitive these things are.

So i suggest that you make sure you sit in the precise midle between the speakers and then meassure the distance from your tweeter to your ear.

 

Best regards. Asger 

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