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    Quote Originally Posted by MadFloyd View Post
    Couple thoughts:

    1) I have one side open (left speaker) and that side tends to dominate as well.

    2) the 18NS balance control does nothing between 10 and 2. The manual says it was designed this way on purpose so that anything close to 12 will be perfect balance.
    Interesting. I did not remember this unique aspect . Are you saying that at John's 10 o'clock position the balance is perfect central? Measurements would have shown it immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by microstrip View Post
    Interesting. I did not remember this unique aspect . Are you saying that at John's 10 o'clock position the balance is perfect central? Measurements would have shown it immediately.
    No, what Im saying is that the central position is purposely very wide and it probably only starts to affect balance once you move to past the 10:00 or 2:00 positions (give or take some).
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    Quote Originally Posted by microstrip View Post
    Interesting. I did not remember this unique aspect . Are you saying that at John's 10 o'clock position the balance is perfect central? Measurements would have shown it immediately.
    This is the explanation of the balance control from the 18NS manual:

    "This is not a standard balance control (of course, it
    is a darTZeel machine)!
    When using the Balance, the change only begins
    after about plus and minus 5 degrees of rotation,
    ensuring that when you are close to middle posi-
    tion, balance channel is kept dead center.
    At full right position, R channel is increased by 3.5
    dB, L channel lowered by 3.5 dB.
    At full Left position, L channel is increased by 3.5
    dB, R channel lowered by 3.5 dB.
    This feature allows for very fine adjustment, and
    keeps global loudness at same level even while
    altering the balance control from central position.
    User Manual, version 0.93
    Page 6 of 10"
    I am noticing a difference at the 10 o'clock position which might be where the change kicks in. IMO this means that you can use the balance control to correct an imbalance caused by the room or other cause without compromising the sound.
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