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Unbalanced Audio Problem

Hi. I'm using a NAD C542 CD Player, NAD C352 Integrated Amp, and two floor standing Monitor Audio - Monitor 14 Speakers. Unfortunately, I'm noticing that there's a weaker audio output on my right speaker. My bi-cables on my speakers are all connected properly, cables from CD to amp connected as well without any loose fittings. I'm wondering if it could be the CD recording, but that couldn't be possible for all right? I know that my speakers are quite of age...could it be possibly a speaker problem? Both speakers are "working fine" it's just that I notice that weaker output on my right speakers. By the way, balance is also balanced. Hope you can help me with this. Thanks

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Re: Unbalanced Audio Problem

Does the right speaker sound weaker if you physically switch the speakers? That is, have you verified it isn't the speaker on the right?

Is the quality of the sound the same for both speakers? Woofers start to fail in older speakers. When they do the do play quieter, but the sound is also rather dead.

Have you tried reversing the cables from your CD player to see if the weak sound then ends up in the left speaker?

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Does the right speaker sound weaker if you physically switch the speakers? That is, have you verified it isn't the speaker on the right?

Is the quality of the sound the same for both speakers? Woofers start to fail in older speakers. When they do the do play quieter, but the sound is also rather dead.

Have you tried reversing the cables from your CD player to see if the weak sound then ends up in the left speaker?

Thanks Elk.

Here's what I've done so far:

1. Physically switched the speakers.
2. Switched cables connected to the amplifier to the speakers.
3. Switched cables on the CD player connecting to the amplifier.

Still, my right (now left speaker after switching them physically) speaker is the one with less audio output.

After you mentioning woofer problems on older speakers, I finally got to compare the lack of the low frequency on my right speakers from my left speakers. I think you nailed it, might actually be a woofer problem.

If that's the case, is this still repairable? What would be another alternative buy to replace my Monitor 14 speakers? I'm thinking of the newer model Monitor Audio speakers or Epos. By the way, what do you think of my Monitor Audio - Monitor 14 speakers?

Greatly appreciate your help. Thank you very much.

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Re: Unbalanced Audio Problem

There are companies that offer speaker driver rebuilding services - a little on-line searching should help here. There may be good alternate woofer drivers that you can buy and use to replace the woofers in your current speakers (I would rebuild or replace so that they match). I don't know your speakers specifically and don't have any other information that would help - sorry.

Good luck!

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Re: Unbalanced Audio Problem

Appreciate the help, Elk. Thanks very much.

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