Speakers are Legend Audio speakers.My sources are cd player,directv hd receiver and ps3.The receivers are a Sony and Yamaha.
I replaced the front and center speaker cabling with new speaker wire 12awg as I had found that one of the speaker cables had corrosion in it.I have not replaced the speaker cabling for the rears as of yet.I also replaced the tweeters on the front speakers.
On the cd player instead of replacing the analog interconnects I used digital coax and no difference.I changed the optical cables on the ps3 and directv receiver.No change.I replaced the cd player with my ps1 which I sometimes use for cd,s as it is supposedly the audiophile one.No change.
The sony receiver as I have said I did some soldering on it trying to fix a cold solder joint on a center channel relay.I may have screwed something up on it doing the soldering as was not sure which relay it was.
The Yamaha I bought used to see if it was the Sony causing the problem.The Yamaha plays louder to the right and the Sony to the left.
I have disconnected everything and just using the front mains hooked up added sources 1 at a time and the problem remains.
The Sony players lower to one side and then after awhile of playing it, both sides even out and all sounds correct.The Yamaha always sounds lower on one channel and not as crisp and clear.Using the balance control does not correct it as the Yamaha always sounds muddled on one channel.
So I really think I have 2 bad receivers.I am thinking there is another cold solder joint on the Sony that I have not been able to locate and the only thing I can think of with the Yamaha is that something in the signal path is going out.I have also replaced the mains with a set of speakers from my bedroom and they exhibit the same problem.
Today I decided to try the tuner on the Sony and listen to a FM station and the Sony did not exhibit any problems.Only when I tried to use a connected source did I experience the problem.
About a year ago I had to sell my Rotel amps and pre and B&W speakers to make ends meet due to the economy as my trade has been hit hard, so I am just trying to get by with backup stuff.
Looks like I am going to have to spend some money to figure this out.Only thing I haven't tried is a new receiver.My local high end store has gone under so the only thing around is best-buy.I have gone there several times to buy a receiver but when I look at the offerings and how cheap they look and feel I just can not do it.Even my old Sony makes the Denons,Yamms,pioneers,sony's look cheap.
My budget is limited so I am looking here on the Gon for a used older receiver as I do not need hdmi or any of all that other crap they have cluttered the new stuff up with.