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This is the weirdest problem Iv seen.

dl32r sn: 204208801BRKF0012
dc16 sn: 204418530BRIY0068
Dante Card
Master Fader app: 5
iPad Pro
netgear nighthawk router

This System is a permanent install at a corporation. I freelance on larger broadcasts and live mix for video broadcasts. Im the only engineer that uses the system other than the director.  Most inputs used and all outputs used for mix destinations. Mixer’s been running very well. Version 5 installed many months ago.
One stereo mix dest. is a NuTek Tricaster.

Recently a high fq chirping signal at about 11k, has shown up at the trickster input. I can see the signal on the DL Tricaster output. Chirping is also present on some other outputs of the DL visually and audibly. Also if you put your head in the back of the rack that contains both audio and video devices along with the DL you can hear an audible chirping. There are no speakers in the rack. So the chirping is audible just by putting your head near the equipment. If you turn the DL power off the chirping no longer is present. Powering the mixer back on the chirping starts. Id think that this is a failing chip inside the DL?
I have unplugged all inputs one at a time. Unplugged all outputs one at a time. Powered down all devices in rack one at a time. Rebooted DL many times.

I recorded 32 chan on the mackie with a usb drive connected to the usb port on the back panel. I do this all the time for shows.
I made sure the input channel that returns the output of the tricaster (this was showing the chirping but soft) was nice and loud so it would be obvious when inspecting it at my studio.
Upon checking the audio files, no chirping on any channel was present.
Channel 1 (a wireless mic which was off) was showing DC @-3.5db in ProTools.
I use the return from tricaster to monitor the tricaster program for quality thru the solo bus. (in in-ear monitors). So it looks to me like the DL’s output is sending the chirping to the tricaster and then i can see the tricaster output on the mackie has the chirping. I first thought the chirping could be coming from the tricaster. But it goes away when powering off the DL mixer.
Im totally stumped why there is no chirping signal on the recording and when looking at the DL you see it on input meter.


Any Idea’s gratefully appreciated!!!

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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: The Mystery of the ProDX series
« Last post by WK154 on Yesterday at 04:10:56 AM »
I don't think its a matter of being maligned as much as why Mackie abandoned the product. Similar features are build into their Freeplay personal and the Thump BT line. Did they loose the person that wrote the software again? It will no doubt remain a mystery.
Cheers
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: The Mystery of the ProDX series
« Last post by pmontym on September 08, 2021, 04:48:53 PM »
I have both the Prodx4 and the Prodx8 (got the 8 afterwards, when I needed additional inputs). I've gigged with both, and had no issues, except for slight clipping on occasion (with the 4, only...). I find the Prodx to suit solo/duo needs, quite efficiently, since you control it right from the mic stand with your phone. The fx are sufficient, and the overall interface is user friendly.

I'm curious what the issues are with this line? Why are they so maligned?
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: DL1608 noise on channels1-8
« Last post by WK154 on August 28, 2021, 03:54:52 AM »
Search for power supply issues here it's been extensively discussed. Since your unit has been around since at least V1.4 there is another possible cause that is in most Mackie products since the C1604 and that is the flat ribbon cables. They are fine for digital signals but analog not so much. The DL1608 has about 8 and no doubt suffers from a common problem with the DL32R also discussed here in detail. Look for a 4-6 amp 12v supply preferably with a 2 prong AC plug.
Cheers
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: DL1608 noise on channels1-8
« Last post by dashauer on August 26, 2021, 05:34:17 PM »
Upgraded to 5.2.1 for the heck of it.  Same issue.  Runs fine with no noise at power-up.  About 15 mins. later, ch.1-8 load up with white noise.  Unit is clean (nothing blocking vents)and does not heat up abnormally.  I'm gonna try a different power supply.  Nothing available from LOUD right now.  Any suggestions for an alternative manufacturer for a power supply for DL1608.  No, I'm not adding ground wires: it either is made for the unit or I don't want it.  Thanks for any help you can give.
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / DL1608 noise on channels1-8
« Last post by dashauer on August 23, 2021, 10:40:27 PM »
Still running the final version of 4.  I'm getting constant, strong white noise in channels 1-8 that raises/lowers with gain knob. Noise sends to LR and all aux.  Tested it at home with a single mic/cable and each channel worked fine, so I blamed the issue on crappy power at site.  Upon installation at next show (with all 16 inputs plugged in), I got the noise on channels 1-8 again.  Anyone had a similar experience and what is the fix?  Thanks.  I hope people still look at this forum.  It's been a long while for me!
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / unMuted: StealthBar, EleMent Wave, Thump Go or Mute
« Last post by WK154 on August 18, 2021, 08:12:35 PM »
Three new products from Mackie where announced recently ::). The one I am familiar with "Thump" (Thump Go) is nothing but a re-boxed version of the original Freeplay Personal with one tweeter less. Great innovation Mackie  :) I would not recommend any of this product line. I own both the Freeplay Personal and the Thump 12BST. The Bluetooth wireless (EleMent Wave) is also to be avoided due to the frequency range it operates in. I have several Bluetooth wireless mics and would avoid them. Their speaker bar (StealthBar) for under a display is old and works for few. What do they say in Baseball, three strikes and your out or in the Audio World it's Mute.
Cheers
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Mackie's last nail in the Mixer Coffin
« Last post by pytchley on August 11, 2021, 08:35:17 PM »
In Europe (Thomann) DL16S €615, XR18 €499, MR18 €577.
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Mackie's last nail in the Mixer Coffin
« Last post by WK154 on August 11, 2021, 07:44:56 AM »
With no new software features and behind it's competition even in hardware Mackie raised it's price from $699 to an astounding $849  ::) for their DL16S. That's a 21% increase. Its quite clear to me that they have no desire to compete in this market. Behringer on the other hand reduced its XR18 from $599 to $549 (Back to $699 playing guess what the price is today at Sweetwater) and Midas is now at $599 (back to $699 Sweetwater) for their MR18. Both are more bang for your buck. Did some bean-counter at Mackie screw up?
Cheers
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The Mackie Forums Refugee Camp / Re: Masterfader 5 and the DL1608
« Last post by WK154 on August 03, 2021, 01:57:20 AM »
Unfortunately the gain knobs are not disabled or bypassed. The digital gain is a limited range for fine control only. To address the gain knobs moving readily many have used rubber o-rings or washers to keep them in place. Search for gain  knobs problems here for details.
http://cacophony.aspinock.com/index.php?topic=242.msg3471#msg3471
MF 5.2 is just fine if your iPad meets the requirement in iOS/iPadOS or Android OS.
Cheers
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