I'm trying to get a little help here

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by MCDiamond, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. MCDiamond

    MCDiamond Member

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    For the last ten years I've been hosting karaoke shows (usually three or four per week). For much of that time I have used and been delighted with my Mackie 808s. Last week I played at a new club where there was some electrical problem with an outlet that I was using. The Mackie didn't make any sound ...just wouldn't turn on. Naturally I went out to the car and brought in my back-up (Yamaha thousand watt powered mixer similar to the Mackie). Proving to myself once again that I am, indeed, an idiot, I plugged it right in to the same surge protector as the Mackie. I switched it on and it made a semi-loud popping noise and then went silent. So I took it across the room plugged into a different location and bingo... it's been working fine ever since. No such luck with the old faithful Mackie.
    Anybody out there with some magical, low-cost cure?
     
  2. Roccorobb

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    Quite possibly a fuse. That's about as magical and low cost as you can hope for
     
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    Try the Live Sound forum.
     
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  5. OiRogers

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    OP, sounds like whatever you do, you need to look into a power conditioner / regulator type product to keep that from happening again.

    I have a Furman ar-1215 I lucked into pretty recently that can convert crappy voltage (high or low) to usable 120v, it also acts as a surge protector and will cut off if the power spikes or lags too much. Several other products of this nature available and they seem like a good idea when plugging your gear into questionable sockets.
     

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