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Winbert Hutahaean
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From: Nouméa, New Caledonia
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 - posted December 24, 2018 08:37 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is very strange. My 16CL suddenly has mumble sound. First time I found this, the the projector has the sound too low with the standard speaker. I then extended the external speaker output with an active speaker (which has an additional amplifier). The sound is now louder but the voice is mumbling. I cannot listrn clearly what the dialog is about.

So what do you think happen and how to fix this?



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Terry Sills
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From: Weymouth,Dorset,England
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 - posted December 25, 2018 02:18 AM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just a guess - but have you checked that the pinch roller on the sound drum is making full contact/pressure? If not that would account for indistinct sound reproduction. Also check that the sound drum is turning freely. Could be that the flywheel needs a little lubrication.

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Barry Fritz
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 - posted December 27, 2018 11:06 AM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Check the sound optics area to make sure a bit of dust or something has not fouled up the light path.

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