A&H Xone V6 Blackout!
My friend has this Xone V6 mixer which suddenly got a blackout some months back.
Just thought I'd hear with you guys if anyone had any experience or theories about what this can be.
Ok, so a couple of months back we had a private pre-party at my friends apartment so we could spin some vinyl and have a few beers before going to the club.
Anyway, I arrive and he's in the process of setting it up. His space is limited and his girlfriend don't like it to be out in the open so to speak, hehe. Because of this he has it stored in his closet to get it out of the way. It's inside the original cardboard box while being there afaik.
Ok, so he plugs in the power supply and connect it to the wall socket. There is a buzzing sound coming from the mixer, just like when there's a ground issue. We checked the usual suspects, the cartridges and turntables where all properly connected. Even checked the power supply, but everything seems fine and nothing seems to help.
Ok, without giving it too much thoughts we continue and start mixing. About an hour later the vu lights blacks out for a short period, but sound continues to play. A few minutes later and the sound stops and the entire front goes black. Everything is black except from some green power indication lights on the back.
He's going to send it in to have it serviced, but while he's trying to find the right place I thought I'd here hear if somebody else have experience with this kind of problem before or have some sort of opinion of what it could be.
The mixer is some years old, if I remember correctly he had extra valves retrofitted after he bought it, but it is the X6 and not S6, so I guess it's maybe an early version as I know the later ones come fully equipped on each channel. This mixer hasn't really had that many hours on it's back so we find it strange.
As I said, any help is highly appreciated.