Whats wrong with my vintage audio receiver?
December 14, 2013 2:53 PM Subscribe
When I play records sound only comes out of the right speaker.
posted by hellameangirl to Home & Garden (10 answers total)
I have a vintage turntable and receiver. Its worked fine until I moved apartments. Now only the right side works. The problem is not a broken speaker, because I switched the speakers and which ever one is connected to the right input is the one that works.
Most of the records I have sound fine coming out of just one speaker, but some don't (like if the vocals were recorded on the right and drums on the left or something...sorry I don't know the term for that) so I'm trying to figure out the problem.
I don't have a cd player or tape deck so the only other audio source to test is the radio. Since I don't have an antenna the radio is just white noise, BUT white noise does come out of both speakers. What does that mean? I took apart the receiver to see if I might find some obvious loose wire or capacitor or something, but everything appears in place 9not that I really know what I'm looking at). I don't know if its worth bringing to a repair shop or buying a new (old) receiver from Craigslist that I can't test. If I do choose to replace it, is there a modern way to connect a vintage turntable to speakers that does not require a heavy hunk of a receiver? The output is the red and white jacks plus a little u-shape thingy (sorry! I don't know what thats called) if that helps.
I use the receiver solely for the turntable. My other source of music is my computer but I prefer to play vinyl.