Altitude wrote:Couple things to know (I owned one for a while):
B) A large number of these have transformers that have aged and leak magnetic flux resulting in a brutal hum from the chassis. No fix that I have heard of works short of replacing the transformer which is not anything close to common
slippast wrote:Hmm, that's interesting and depressing. My Matrix 6r has recently started rebooting randomly and the noise coming out when it's working is pretty hissy. Could be the same problem?
Altitude wrote:slippast wrote:Hmm, that's interesting and depressing. My Matrix 6r has recently started rebooting randomly and the noise coming out when it's working is pretty hissy. Could be the same problem?
Hissy noise is usually an indication of failing opamps, transformers rarely completely fail so I would have someone look at the power supply in yours, caps going bad could cause what you are seeing. The noise in the M1000 is from the case itself, not on the outputs. It sounds like the humming of old overhead florescent lights..
CaveDweller wrote:Well,..thanks for the replies. I must admit I am now completely apprehensive about picking up a Matrix 1000. I didn't realize reliability was such an issue. I don't mind the "preset only" scenario (but WOULD like to modify a few patches and save them). I checked out the Tetra but I can't quite afford it ($800-ish....and I really wish it had at least TWO more notes of polyphony...OH..and the Prophet 8 is WAY out of my budget). If I stumble across a Matrix (for a good price) I might still take a chance,..but,..well,...I don't know. Cheers and Happy New Year.
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