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RE: lexicon boxes

I have an MPX100 which I got for only $99 new and unused - the chip was defective
but after calling the 800 # and sending it off they had it back to me with a new chip
within 48 hours and at no charge. It's been working for a few years now with no problems
and I've used it alot. A friend of mine also has a 100 and has been using it for many years.
This model has been replaced by the MPX110 which he says is not as good and does
have these problems and that the MPX100, a "budget" model is more reliable than most
of the better Lexicon models. ???

goddard.duncan@mtvne.com wrote:

>>for me a Lexicon MPX1... that I must send out for repair...<<

for some reason I'm hearing a lot about duff lexicon boxes the last couple of weeks. not the jamman or vortex, with external psu, but the mid to high end rack effects with smpsu's in them.

we have two dead pcm80s here, both with power supply & a>d problems. one is landfill now, because (so lexicon say) the a>d chip is no longer available. the other is starting to go the same way. while I was pondering this, an mpx1 came in from another studio, again with a duff psu. the guys in the workshop give you /that/ look when you mention lexicon.

I just bought an mpx500 (ebay bargain, or so I thought...) which I was considering putting into my band's live-rig in place of a ten years old quadraverb that's never let us down. now I'm not so sure....

I'm not scared of changing out a psu- they're all quite straightforward inside, these boxes, & generally some variety of 12s & 5s will get them running.... but I am concerned about reliability, & other components that may fail inopportunely.

fwiw, we've had similar problems with some tc units (we use dbmax on most of the music channels), but statistically that makes a bit more sense as we have around 40 of them, & they're on all the time.



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