So I've had these speakers for a while, and they've done a good job of surviving. I've had to replace the wiring connection in the control module once, 4-5 years ago. Unfortunately now I am having problems with channels getting screwed up or not playing. My Sub and my front right channel do not play appropriately. That is, when clicking on the test buttons (in Realtek HD Audio Manager, if you care) for the individual speakers, most of the speakers play correctly. However, when I click the sub button the front right speaker plays, and when I click the front right speaker button the front right speaker plays very very very lightly. It played so lightly it took me putting my head between the sub and the right speaker to tell it was the front right speaker and not the sub playing. (the sub is currently upside down on my desk).
I have also tested the computer's output by plugging in a couple pairs of headphones to see if it is the computer's output is messing it up. Unfortunately that is not the case. All speakers play properly when the headphones are plugged in the place of the wires to the sub.
I have also plugged in my headphones to the control unit and found interesting results:
- Clicking front left -> Plays both sides in the headphone normally
- Clicking front right -> nothing plays unless its turned up to max and then its extremely muffled
- Clicking Sub -> very very light & muffled play, only slightly louder than front right butloud enough no change in volume was needed
- Clicking rear left -> Plays both sides in the headphone
- Clicking rear right -> Plays both sides in the headphone
I don't really know where to go from here. Can I draw any conclusions from these data?
Please note that I am completely audio-stupid. I'm not 100% sure what an amp does and didn't realize I had one until i saw another post with someone saying it is in the sub. So I apologize for my stupidity if it has or will arise.