02-09-2013 06:29 PM
Not talking about the signal.. talking about the wall wart itself.
Fueling my closet love of 80s and 90s rack gear, I recently got a Lexicon Vortex on the cheepz, but no adapter. Bought a 3rd party one.
Worked fine the first day. Was gone to NYC for 2 days, came back and turned the power strip it was plugged into on, and it started buzzing. Oddest thing ever. Thought the damn thing was gonna blow up. It was powering the unit just fine, and no extra audio noise in the signal chain, it's just that the wall wart itself has a buzz coming from it.
02-09-2013 08:28 PM
02-10-2013 03:09 AM
02-10-2013 05:10 AM
02-10-2013 06:10 AM
Check to see if it is near a piece of ferrous metal (iron/steel, etc) . The magnetic field can grab onto nearby magnetic metals and shake... Also, switching power supplies that are about to blow will often put up a huge buzz.
Do you have a lexan shield? Easy to make. Everything you need at Home Depot for under 20 bucks, and it keeps the shrapnel confined.
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