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Repairing Mixars Cut


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#1 johnydest

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:29 AM

So my Mixars Cut had a problem. One of the XLR outputs stopped working. The RCA outputs where both working, so I opened it to see if there is something wrong with the XLR connections.

 

Opening the mixer I noticed that most of the space inside was empty. They could make the mixer smaller, all the weight comes from the thick metal casing.

 

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I was looking for anything unusual at the XLR area. I am not an expert but what I found was something really noticeable.

Two of the capacitor where ''naked''. Thats the first time I see something like that. I dont know if this is normal.

I replaced all 4 capacitors at this spot and the mixer seems to work fine for now.

That was very disapointing. I know that this is a budget mixer and you get what you pay for. I know some things come out of the factorie wrong but this is surely not a ''Mini tank'' as advertised.

 

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#2 Symatic

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:33 AM

good work getting it fixed :) maybe the capacitors are poor quality.... unless you think you ran it really loud all the time.....



#3 johnydest

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:37 AM

yeah not only poor quality but if you see at the picture 2 of them have no enclosure at all... I am suprised they worked in the first place



#4 Symatic

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:18 PM

they just looked like that from the beginning? i would have thought the metal lids would have blown off and be rattling around inside the mixer.... if they looked like that from the start thats kinda weird



#5 johnydest

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

yeah thats the funny part, there were not empty metal lids inside the mixer



#6 rasteri

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:51 PM

Yeah those caps have exploded. Weird you can't find the enclosures - maybe they just vapourised, haha.

#7 rasteri

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:10 PM

Or maybe Mixars damaged the caps during assembly? Either way it doesn't say a lot for their quality control - either the caps they're using are cheap or poorly specced, or their assemblers are gash.

#8 johnydest

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:56 PM

I knew caps can leak but I didn't know caps can explode, wow!



#9 Mutis Mayfield

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:18 PM

I knew caps can leak but I didn't know caps can explode, wow!


Try to connect them wrong + - and you will see it through your own eyes (pOoUuFffff).
The bigger the best. :trollface:
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