Post Number: 1774
|Posted on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 2:59 pm: |
I've discovered that my ancient DS-5 has gotten noisy. When I replace it with the DS-5R, all is quiet. The noise is not hum, it's more like weird hash, I guess it's possible it's the filter caps (it is pretty old, I don't remember if I've replaced the caps or not), but my understanding is that bad filter caps introduce hum, not hash.
I'll take a look inside, but I thought I'd see if anyone has experienced anything similar.
Post Number: 3403
|Posted on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 3:26 pm: |
HI , Edwin ,I have heard a variety of noise from bad caps. I have replaced caps in the channel strips of a Soundcraft analog board and cut rid of such noise. As long as you are in there perhaps replace the full bridge rectifier for just a few dollars more maybe .
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Post Number: 2003
|Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:38 am: |
What wolf said. I don't have an original box but have had the stereo/mono switch on my DS-5R cause noise when I used it after a long period of disuse. After exercising the switch it cleared up.
Post Number: 1775
|Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 8:00 am: |
Thanks, guys. I'm pretty familiar with caps doing funny things when they go bad, but the caps in a channel strip function differently from power supply caps. Bad power supply caps should just create hum in cases like this. But, I guess it can't hurt to replace them after so many decades. I'll try cleaning the switching jack, first though. That might be a source of something like I'm hearing. If I were to compare it to anything I've heard before, it sounds a bit like what you get when the plate resistors on a blackface Fender go bad.