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One of my DJ turntables = only left side stereo sound

On my setup in my room, I have 2 turntables, 1 mixer, 1 stereo running 4 speakers (2 left, 2 right).

With my left turntable I can only hear anything from the left side of my stereo but when the right turntable is playing, there is decent sound from both the left and the right speakers. Also, when I disconnect the ground wire from the left turntable both left and right speakers seem to work fine but when I ground it up again the right side goes off.

I've tried swapping the needles over and I've also tried swapping the cables over and the same problem persists with the left turntable and the right hand side sound. Anybody got any ideas?

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Need to narrow it down, using 1 turn table ONLY with the mixer on channel 1 (the chanel that is working) to test reciever is working properly and sound working on both side of the speakers, this eliminate the first turn table. Next, disconnect the working turn table (1) and connect your second turn table to the same chanel and see if you getting the sound coming chanel 1 just as your first turn table did. If you getting sound coming out from turn table on ch1 than is not the turn table issue. It will be you mixer having problems. You cant solve the problems having everything connected. Testing one turn table at a time using working chanel on the mixer to see if both turn table working properly. If you use the same chanel testing both turn table and the second one does not work than it will be one of your turn table is faulty. Note: if you find and test both of your turn table is working properly than it will be your mixer. good luck and hope that help..

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And check your connections on color. 4 speakers???? on the wheels of steel.? How do you get that sound properly in a living room?..... And what kind of mixer do you have(don't say pioneer:))....

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