Need Pro Audio repair tech in Boston area...
Old 22nd March 2009
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Need Pro Audio repair tech in Boston area...

Just bought a Symetrix sx202 that was modded by Jim Williams of Audio Upgrades. Minutes after I powered it on it went dead - trouble seemed to start when hitting the phantom power button.

I only have experience with having guitar amps fixed. I shot an email to my amp guy who designs and builds amps as well (DST Engineering) and he said he would be able to do it - or am I better off sending it to a Pro Audio guy?
My amp guy has done great work for me before, how much specialist knowledge is required to fix a mic preamp?


thanks
Old 22nd March 2009
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Just bought a Symetrix sx202 that was modded by Jim Williams of Audio Upgrades. Minutes after I powered it on it went dead - trouble seemed to start when hitting the phantom power button.

I only have experience with having guitar amps fixed. I shot an email to my amp guy who designs and builds amps as well (DST Engineering) and he said he would be able to do it - or am I better off sending it to a Pro Audio guy?
My amp guy has done great work for me before, how much specialist knowledge is required to fix a mic preamp?


thanks
Normally in this situation, with a preamp malfunction of this nature, I would let a "pro audio" guy do it, but that's just me...

That said, considering the preamp in question, you may just let the DTS guy look at it....I assume you won't be charged for repairs, right?

F
Old 22nd March 2009
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Just bought a Symetrix sx202 that was modded by Jim Williams of Audio Upgrades. Minutes after I powered it on it went dead - trouble seemed to start when hitting the phantom power button.
Talk to Jim about it. I'm sure he has some kind of warranty for a month or so.
Old 22nd March 2009
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Originally Posted by Feldman1982 View Post
Normally in this situation, with a preamp malfunction of this nature, I would let a "pro audio" guy do it, but that's just me...

That said, considering the preamp in question, you may just let the DTS guy look at it....I assume you won't be charged for repairs, right?

F
Well the seller (who is a slutz member) is being real straight up about this, so he will be refunding repair costs. Its all a matter of of much specialization is required for this job. I'm sure my guitar amp guy can do it but will it take him longer and hence cost more because he's unfamiliar with this type of circuit?
Or is something as basic as this just be rudimentary electronics? I don't know...
Then again I'm wondering if Jim Williams should look at it since its been extensively modded by him and if my understanding is correct the original Symetrix circuit is largely been replaced by his own 'high speed' pre circuit...
Thanks
John
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