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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-02-2016, 04:35 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey. Yesterday I bought Logitech Z333 speakers. Overall, I'm really satisified with the speakers, but I noticed one issue. When I listen to the music in the evening and turn the volume regulator almost to minimum, one of the speaker's volume is MUCH lower (you can barely hear. It's annoying because the sound is coming from one speaker only and it really feels weird. When I turn the regulator back to "normal" volume, both start working again.

Is this normal behavior of potentiometers / volume regulators or should I RMA?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-02-2016, 07:08 AM
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Before you start blaming Logitech, and wasting a lot of time, you should determine if it's the speakers causing the problem or if you system is causing the problem.

You could:
Reverse the right and left channel sources being sent to the speakers and see if the problem moves too.
Try the speakers with a different source (smartphone?. another computer?) and see if the problem persists.

And, no, that's not the way potentiometers nor a speaker system should behave.

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Same thing happens when I plug speakers on another PC. I also tried switching channels and the speaker plugged in L (left channel) has the issue...
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Then it's the speaker that's bad.

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Low volume channel imbalance is nothing new and not usually the fault of the speaker itself. The problem more than likely lies with the volume control itself. It's very common with analog volume control (potentiometer), especially lower quality volume controls.

If you do a search for low volume channel imbalance you will find plenty of discussions.


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