Macbook Pro Left Audio Issue

I got my new unibody macbook pro 15 inch a few weeks ago and it is AWESOME! I was sitting on my couch watching some hulu when I noticed that the sound didn’t seem quite right, It sounded like the audio was coming out of the right speaker louder than the left. I stopped what I was doing and checked the system preferences to see if the balance was off. It was fine, I restarted the computer and tried watching hulu again. The problem was still there. An extensive search on the internet revealed that it is a ‘feature’ not a problem. The reason is that there are 3 speakers in the macbook pro; A Left, Right and “Subwoofer”. Unfortunately the subwoofer had to be placed on the right side by the DVD rom drive for space issues, which results in the right speaker sounding louder than the left.

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Left Speaker


Right Speaker and Subwoofer

If you have noticed this issue with the macbook pro’s sound, you are obviously just more observant then the typical mac user. There is nothing wrong with your laptop, continue on as you were.

About spuder
spuder is a "super computer" support engineer by day, and tinkerer / hobbyist by night.

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