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    Analog Four Track Troubleshooting

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    I bought a Yamaha MT120 four track cassette machine off Ebay and the sound of the material being played back on channel two is really thin and quiet relative to the other tracks.

    Does this mean I blew an amplifier on track 2 maybe?
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    More likely their are some bad components on that channel, like a bad capacitor, etc., that is impacting the sound quality.

    Hitting the MT120 with too much level won't do any real damage to the unit, like it would if you played music too loud in your car and blew the speakers. The MT120 would just give you distortion if the level was too hot.

    Don't overlook cable issues as well, if you're having an issue at the input stage. I had a situation a couple weeks ago where I thought I had a bad mixer channel that turned out to be a bad insert cable.

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    Thanks for the reply.

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