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Old 12th November 2019, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I'm using a pioneer vsx 9300 receiver with hopefully these bose 201 series IV speakers that I just bought. Only problem is that I'm really not advanced with this audio stuff and all I've wished for the past couple years is to finally get a pair of speakers to work.



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The issues I'm having: Music is only playing out of the right speaker (nothing out of the left), and I can barely hear it (it's super quiet), even when all of my sources are at max volume.

Edit: more details: when I plug my RCA to Aux into PHONO instead of CD it gives me really shitty volume out of both speakers. Hey, at least it shows me the left one is getting powered. Idk if that's relevant or not but it's something I picked up on.

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Old 12th November 2019, 07:41 PM   #2
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Did you try to switch speakers to A set instead of B?
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Old 12th November 2019, 07:45 PM   #3
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Did you try to switch speakers to A set instead of B?
I have, but I'll do it again and see if there's any difference this time.

Update: yeah, the same thing. It's super duper quiet even though I am playing it on the highest settings.
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Old 12th November 2019, 07:52 PM   #4
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Have you checked on front:

Is balance in middle, right set of speakers selected, right input selected?
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Old 12th November 2019, 07:59 PM   #5
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Have you checked on front:

Is balance in middle, right set of speakers selected, right input selected?

Balance is in the middle. The correct set of speakers are chosen. A and B that is. B, the one that is playing music quietly, seems to be more highlighted than A (on the display). The right input is selected if that means my RCA to Aux cable is plugged into the CD input.

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Old 12th November 2019, 09:04 PM   #6
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OK, have you swapped the speakers to see if one is bad?

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Old 12th November 2019, 09:12 PM   #7
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...these bose 201 series IV speakers that I just bought.
Sounds like the speakers are working, but are you sure?

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Old 12th November 2019, 09:14 PM   #8
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OK, have you swapped the speakers to see if one is bad?

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Whatcha mean? I was able to determine that sound is coming out of both of them. It's god quiet, but it's sound... I changed the speaker wires and same thing
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Old 12th November 2019, 09:15 PM   #9
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Yes, perhaps we should first of all focus our attention on the speakers.

Tell us more about them.
I don't have much more information to tell you than that I bought them at a thrift store and the model they are is Bose 201 Series IV. I'm honestly not sure what other kind of details you want to know. The speakers are not blown out, and overall they seem to be in pretty decent shape.
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Old 12th November 2019, 09:19 PM   #10
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Try all the front panel controls with the volume knob turned up only a little.
Maybe the tape monitor switch, or some other control, is set wrong.
You are probably hearing bleed-through (crosstalk), not the actual input directly.
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