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TOPIC: SHD Studio channel imbalance SOLVED

SHD Studio channel imbalance SOLVED 1 week 7 hours ago #44861

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Hello everyone,

My SHD Studio (with Dirac switched off) has a channel imbalance. I tested by plugging in headphones to both the preamp and into the SHD directly, in both cases the right channel is clearly louder and voices are not at the center. I tested with different headphones and the result is the same. I was listening to Tidal and when I listen to the same track through Tidal on my MacBook the imbalance is gone so I guess it must be the SHD causing the issue. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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SHD Studio channel imbalance 1 week 7 hours ago #44862

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Hi,
What was the input data source(s) when you had the imbalanced sound level difference? What else is in the chain of the data input source that has a volume control element. i.e. DAC, computer, preamp, AVR, etc.. One channel may not be equal (Right) in one of those devices.
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SHD Studio channel imbalance 1 week 6 hours ago #44864

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Hi, source was LAN/Tidal. The SHD is connected to my DAC/Preamp. I can hear the imbalance on both the headphone out of the SHD and the pre. So I can’t think of anything else causing the imbalance than the SHD.
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SHD Studio channel imbalance 1 week 5 hours ago #44870

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I would check that the SHD processor (not DLCT) has all configurations set to the default (i.e. 0 gain, PEQ 0, etc.). It's chapter 9 in the manual.

I only say this because, when I first got my SHD I messed around with SHD and forgot to set everything back to default and had the same experience that you describe. Drove me nuts until I figured it out.

Just a thought.
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SHD Studio channel imbalance 6 days 23 hours ago #44873

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Check from the plugin the input levels for 1 & 2 for the preset you have the issue. If you had a Dirac measurement that resulted to different levels for channel 1 & 2 saved in this slot, the Dirac different input levels are saved in the slot and are active even if Dirac is off.
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SHD Studio channel imbalance 6 days 21 hours ago #44877

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Many thanks, problem solved! I did a reset to factory default. There was indeed a -1.3dB on the left channel.
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