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Studiophile AV 40: both channels playing out of L speaker

Studiophile AV 40: both channels playing out of L speaker, nothing from the R after installation. SB Z sb1500 sound card, Windows 7 Home premium.
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for posting. I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble!

    Any particular software program you're listening to audio from?

    Do you have any other source you could test the AV40s with? (ex, iPod, mp3 player, CD player, etc...). This would help isolate the cause to software or hardware.

    Let me know and I'd be happy to help!
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  • Thanks for your reply. The situation was: the right and left speakers are connected by the transparent wires, copper to the red spring clips, silver to the black. I'm using the included audio cable with the rca plugs at one end and the 1/8" plug at the other. The rca plugs are firmly in the rca jacks, each in its corresponding color. The plug is firmly plugged into the front R/L speaker jack of the SB Z card. Sound (music, speech, etc.) will only play through the L speaker. The SB diagnostics showed each channel plays through the L speaker, nothing from the R. However, if I reverse the rca jacks, the same thing now happens through the R, so both speakers work. I also used different audio cables with no difference, so it's not a faulty cable. The SB site states the SB Z SB1500 card works with both 2.1 and 2.0 speaker systems, so I was stumped. Should be working.

    However, based on this analysis, the only thing I could think of was the 1/8" jack. I kept monkeying with the insertion and...viola... I finally got stereo, and the diagnostics now show each channel is playing through its respective speaker.
    • I'm sorry, maybe I don't understand; the problem is resolved now?

      If both speakers were playing audio after the flip, and this same behavior continued with a different set of cables, if would isolate it to the 1/8" of the SB1500 or something software related.

      If you were still having trouble, let me know!
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