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Powercab 212+ noisy/hissy?

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I have purchased a Powercab 212+ and it just seems noisy/hissy. In the quiet room I'm practicing in, I can hear noise from 6-10 feet away. With the volume turned to zero. Connected to a Helix via the digital AES connection, with the Helix's volume also turned to zero. (Verified that I have the latest firmware, etc.)

 

My expectation with a $1400 FRFR speaker is that when I turn it on with no signal and the volume pegged at zero I should have a quiet piece of gear.

 

This seems to be getting worse over time as well.

 

Is this the experience that others are getting or do I have a dud?

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Do you have it connected to a computer via USB? Even then, though, there shouldn't be any noise passing through with the PC's volume knob turned down. I just turned my 112 PC+ on, and it's dead quiet even if I turn the volume knob all the way up (without anything connected). Even with the Helix connected via L6 Link, it is pretty quiet. It certainly sounds like yours may have a hardware issue.

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Even with nothing connected at all there's still a lot of noise. I tried both with a computer and/or iPad connected to the Helix, but other than checking for firmware updates I've not connected anything USB to the PC+.

 

The funny thing in my case is that regardless of where I have the volume knob, the noise is exactly the same. It's just a background noise that always exists when it's on.

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I have a 212 plus. With nothing connected but the power cable there is a low hiss/white noise. It stays the same level no matter what you turn the volume knobs. I don't notice when playing.....only when not.

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