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Old 28th January 2018
  #1
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BAE Audio 1272 PSU problem

Hello,

I just bought a BAE 1272 (rack version with external PSU) secondhand. I first found it to be a bit noisy and non-precise.

Now then I found that there is a very low volume buzz. And then I actually observed that the PSU is actually making a buzzing noise that you can hear directly. And the inner part of the PSU seems actually to be loose.

What would be your recommendations? Am I right to assume that this PSU noise is not normal?

Thanks in advance!
Old 30th January 2018
  #2
Gear Nut
 

Here is the answer:

I found that to screws on the outside of the PSU where loose, I fixed that and the inner content wasn't t loose anymore. Didn't change anything to the problem.

I called BAE Audio:

David: I have one of your BAE 1272, is the PSU supposed to be dead silent or can it actually be making some slight noise?
BAE: It shouldn't make any noise
David: mine is actually making some noise
BAE: ... ah, you must have one of the older ones!
David: Yes, indeed (...). Is it normal or could it be a default?
BAE: I can not tell, but the design wasn't perfect then, and we know have corrected the design in our actual units.
David:: What should I do now, can it be repaired?
BAE: You could buy one of our new PSU? The price is 250$

David: can you upgrade my 1272, to your newer 1272 design?
BAE: no they can't
David: can you give me some information on how to improve my 1272 and correct the PSU issue myself then?
BAE: no
Old 30th January 2018
  #3
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Did the seller you bought it from tell you the PSU was noisy? If not, why not?
Old 30th January 2018
  #4
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He told me he didn't hear it. But he had the PSU in one room, and did his recordings in another room. I m seeing with him if he would take it back, but I m not sure yet if he agrees
Old 30th January 2018
  #5
Gear Nut
 

I don t know if the psi is the same then that of the 500 modules
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