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  1. The only recent change was shortening the speaker wires, adding banana plugs and one new set of RCAs. Could be the new RCAs.
  2. Thanks for the advice guys. I am going to try all inputs to see if is consistent or isolated to one source. I have a 3.5 mil line-in that should cut out the digital chain. I’ll start there.
  3. The amp is a 1yr old Marantz integrated PM6006. I don't have a multi meter and wouldn't know what to do with it if I had one. I think that the problem is somewhere else in the system. The last change that I made was adding the banana clips. I might redo them. Thanks for the thoughts
  4. No, I haven't tried headphones. I have only used the digital source. I will try a record and the radio tonight to see if it is isolated to the digital chain or if it is a general problem. My digital chain is; Music is played from an iMac in another room. The out on the computer is USB which goes to an Audioengine D2 sending unit. The sending unit transmits wireless to a receiving unit in the room with my stereo. The receiving unit has a DAC which then sends the analog signal via RCA to the integrated amp. Naturally it is then sent to the speakers via 12 gauge speaker cable with banana clips.
  5. Hi, I am looking for some advice on this issue that I recently noticed. I am getting a reduced amount of sound from the left channel of my system. I think that it is something new. When I turn the balance knob on my amp to the right, I get the full sound of the recording. When I turn it to the left, I get what I would describe as muted or reduced sound, it is like some of the music is missing. It lacks all depth and fullness. I have only tried it with a digital music source. I swapped the speakers and it didn't change so it isn't the speakers. I swapped the cables and there was no difference so it isn't the cables (also checked polarity). My only thought is that it could be the left binding posts on the amp but the amp is less than a year old so it is unlikely. I will try the B posts to see if it makes a difference. Other than that, I am out of ideas. Is it possible that the music is created play that way? I would think that I would get full sound through each speaker by turning the balance knob fully either way. Any thoughts? Thanks
  6. RIP Gord, You were ahead by a century

    The New York Times said it best; “The place of honor that Mr. Downie occupies in Canada’s national imagination has no parallel in the United States. Imagine Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Michael Stipe combined into one sensitive, oblique poet-philosopher, and you’re getting close.” I would say close but not very close. The documentary “Long Time Running” will be on utube soon. It was on national tv tonight and if you are a music fan of any genre it is not to be missed. Not just about the music but a touching view of a band coming to an end.
  7. RIP Gord, You were ahead by a century

    Just to give everyone an idea of how important this band is here, they had a moment of silence in our parliament for Gord today. The Prime Minister gave a tearful speech on the influence that he had on the country. The main rock station in Ottawa is calling themselves Gord FM and they are playing nothing but The Tragically Hip songs until Monday. It’s not too often a major radio station in a city of 1 million people will play one band, 24 hours a day, for 4 days. Classy move Chez 106.1. Yes, the avatar that I have been using on this forum for awhile now is Gord Downie at his best. RIP my friend.
  8. All of Canada weeps today for the loss of a rock legend and cultural icon. Gord Downie, the lead singer of The Tragically Hip, the lead singer of Canada, passed away last night. Some may not be familiar with their music, the band is as big as it gets here. Only other Canadian's will understand what I am saying. There will be many campfires across the country tonight with The Hip providing the soundtrack. Rest in Fiddler's Green Gord, you earned it.
  9. Max Volume!

  10. Max Volume!

  11. Max Volume!

    Refuge - Tom Petty Still of the Night - Whitesnake Battle of Evermore - Zepplin
  12. Need Help Understanding Audio Resolution

    It is my understanding that the Apple Express will down sample all formats to 16/44 as that is the maximum resolution that it will stream. I was using an Apple TV box to stream via AirPlay and this was the case. I spent a lot of time researching this. I bought an Audioengine D2 streamer which streams all music at 24/96 on a dedicated wifi network. The sound is outstanding and the link is very reliable.
  13. RIP Tom Petty

    Another legend has left us. RIP Tom. You touched us all.
  14. My music is my constant

    Thank you gentlemen. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
  15. My music is my constant

    Thank you DizRotus. Much appreciated. It is only occasions like this that we reflect on what is really important in life. I’m sure that many of us have found medicine in our music. I know I have.