Avalon AD2022 Preamp Question

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by RickShepherd, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. RickShepherd

    RickShepherd Guest

    I was noticing that when I turn on my power strip/surge protector to get power to my AD2022, the channel 1 VU meter dances up and down real hard. Is this a problem, or can the preamp be damaged by this. Hell, the preamp doesn't have a pwer switch, and if I turn the input to lowest level, it still dances around. Any thoughts?
     
  2. anonymous

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    NOOOOOOOO! Do NOT let that happen!
    That little needle is easily broken, by allowing that to happen. Those needles are real (very, very-I might add) sensitive, and you need to find a way to keep "all that" jumping around to a minimum.
    Turn it off first, before you turn everything else off.
    I've never broke a needle off. But it is easily done, from what I understand.
     
  3. RickShepherd

    RickShepherd Guest

    Hmmmm, I am not sure if you read this right, the jumping occurs when I turn it on, not off. Do I need to make sure mics are not plugged in first before powering up?
     
  4. hociman

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    Phantom

    Try making sure that the phantom power is off when you power up the unit. The meter will jump a bit when powered up. I have AD2022s that do this, and my meters are still working.
     

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