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Channel Strip Spark/Burnt Smell Channel Strips
Old 7th March 2019
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Channel Strip Spark/Burnt Smell

I am new to using channel strips and just bought an STT-1 Origin by Millennia Media. Earlier today I went to turn on the channel strip and a loud-sounding pop came from the unit accompanied by sparks and the smell of burnt plastic. I am not sure what happened and need clarification. To give details of my exact actions leading up to the incident and settings of the channel strip, I first turned on the audio interface I have which is connected to the channel strip with a balanced 1/4" TRS cable to balanced XLR cable. That is when I then went to turn on the channel strip and the loud popping sound occurred with the sparks. As far as the settings on the channel strip are concerned, everything was off and/or turned to zero. The XLR cable is plugged in to the main out of the channel strip. I s there something I did wrong to have made this happen or is it by chance I received a faulty product? I've attached a photo of the front panel settings. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 8th March 2019
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Sounds faulty to me.

Is it possible it was set to the wrong voltage? for example a unit purchased from the US but then powered up in Europe, (a 120v unit plugged in to a 240v supply)
Old 8th March 2019
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Is it possible it was set to the wrong voltage? for example a unit purchased from the US but then powered up in Europe, (a 120v unit plugged in to a 240v supply)
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