Channel volumes differ on Mobile Authority 120ZX amp

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A while back I fixed this amp's outputs and now it preforms ok, but not perfect. However, I got busy with other work and placed it aside for a while. I need to finish it. The problem is that the 2 right channels are at a lower volume level than the 2 left channels even though the gain controls are at the same position.

Here are some pictures of the amp: Repairs/IMGP2291.jpg Repairs/IMGP1323.jpg

I'm too new in fixing amps to know how to correctly address this problem. I assume it has to do with the 4 pots in you can see on the board, one per channel; but what's the best way to make adjustments and get the outputs all equal? I have a scope, so if that's needed here I'm ready to go.

Have you looked at the output of all channels to confirm that they are clean and not clipped or otherwise distorted?

Have you tried getting a schematic from MA?

If they won't provide one, you need to apply signal to one channel at a time and map out the path for each channel in the amp. Mark pins 1 and 7 on each op-amp so you know which channel they are in. Then you'll need to compare the levels at each stage to see where it's goes low.

If both left channels are precisely the same and both right channels are precisely the same, this could be a manufacturing defect. If that's the case, you may have to change the value of a couple of resistors to get the channels equal.
I can't get their website to load, so am not sure how to contact MA.

I have looked at the outputs using a 440hz tone as input. Clean output.

I went a step further, and measured the outputs, no load. Wasn't sure if I should have a load for testing this... Anyway, I'm getting the following results with identical gain settings:
Left Front is ~ 0.8Vpp lower than Right Front
LF=21.6 RF=22.4

Left Rear is ~0.4Vpp less than Right Rear
LR=21.6 RR=22.0

Doesn't seem like much, but I heard it...

There's no bass boost on this amp. Yes, I'm using the same signal line for all channel tests.

I guess it's nothing really to worry about... It wasn't easy to hear the difference, but upon switching the woofer back and forth, I could hear it.

Unless you suggest otherwise, I'm going to button it up and move on to the next one. Unfortunately it's likely to be more difficult.
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