Stereo: Left channel at low volume?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by silbeej, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. silbeej macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    So my Sony receiver has been acting funny lately, when i first turn it on, and it was at low volume from the night before, only the left channel has any sound coming out of it. Then i turn it up, the right kicks in, and then i can turn it down. Anyone know if my receiver is dying? I ask this because i only use L & R up at school, where when i'm home the receiver is plugged into a 5.1 speaker set, and i've never had this issue before. I remember it from old stereo receivers where you would have to be loud enough for one channel to work, but never on mine.
  2. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2007
    Alpharetta, GA
    Check to make sure the cables are plugged in securely.

    Also, is the panning centered?
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Sounds like either a dry-joints issue, or some capacitor-y related issue.

    What model is it? It may or may not be worth repairing...
  4. silbeej thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    Sony STR-DE597 6 channel 600w home theater receiver. Got it about three or so years ago, hoping it will last until i get my first home and upgrade some stuff.

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